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Rapper Meek Mill ordered to behave

 

Meek Mill best be on his best behavior when he’s here performing at Nocturnal Nightclub Friday night.

A Philadelphia judge ordered the rapper to attend etiquette classes by Aug. 4, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The order came at a probation violation hearing for the entertainer born Robert Williams, who is on probation for a 2008 gun and drug conviction. He served eight months and began five years of probation in the fall of 2009. Assistant District Attorney Noel Ann DeSantis said statements Meek made on Twitter triggered fans to threaten his probation officer. So he’s actually lucky he can travel at all (Mill had to notify his PO before any trips outside the city.)

Hitting the books

Is Pitbull running for office? Not yet. He was a keynote speaker at the Washington Convention Center in D.C. earlier this week, appearing as a charter-school parent as well. The entertainer has a brood of six kids with three different women. Three of those kids are in charter schools.

And Mr. 305 has signed on as a major backer of a new charter school in his old inner-city neighborhood.

“I believe in the system,” he said.

His SLAM Charter School (standing for Sports Leadership and Management) opens this fall and will be partially run by non-profit Mater Academy at, 998 SW First St.

“Making something from nothing is something I’ve done in the music business,” he said.

Perfect boyfriend

Talk about your amicable divorces. Dwayne Johnson opens up to the August issue of Essence about his 2007 split from Dany Garcia. They were college sweethearts at the University of Miami, married for 11 years and have a 12-year-old daughter. They also work together: Most recently, Garcia, 44, produced Johnson’s Snitch and his reality show, The Hero. Things seem dandy with The Rock’s current girlfriend, sometime actress Lauren Hashian. “When I say I’m going to take care of a woman, I don’t just mean physically or sexually or romantically,” the former pro wrestler added. “I’m going to take care of her emotionally and spiritually.”

Madeleine Marr

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