July 20, 2006 |
The Christie Brinkley-Peter Cook meltdown just keeps getting more creepily prurient. Now another woman, 29-year-old singer Samantha Cole, has come forward to claim that Cook, 47, seduced her when she was 19. Speaking to the New York Post, Cole said Cook proposed marriage to her in '96 - just one month before he and Brinkley got engaged. Like Diana Bianchi, the 19-year-old would-be singer who this week said she had a recent affair with Cook, Cole is a Southampton, N.Y., native and aspiring singer.
December 19, 2015 |
The burgeoning career of the rapper Meek Mill was put on ice Thursday when a Philadelphia judge ruled that the 28-year-old star had again violated his probation from a 2008 drug and gun conviction. Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley hinted that the North Philadelphia rapper's next out-of-town tour - after he is sentenced Feb. 5 - could be state prison. "I bent over backward to give him every opportunity to grow his career," Brinkley told defense lawyer Frank DeSimone at the end of the 51/2-hour, virtually nonstop hearing.
February 7, 2016 |
Sitting in a Philadelphia courtroom Friday after violating probation for the fourth time in eight years, Meek Mill asked a judge, again, for a second chance. "I believe I can be the bright star you expect me to be," he told Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley. A month ago, Brinkley threatened to send the North Philadelphia rapper to state prison for violating his probation for a 2008 drug and gun conviction. But after a 41/2-hour hearing in which a life coach, a charter school executive, a former judge, and an R&B legend testified on Mill's behalf, Brinkley sentenced him to at least 90 days of house arrest instead.
August 20, 2014 |
His Sept. 9 album release has been canceled and his lawyer says he's losing a fortune, but the Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill won't be getting out of prison before mid-October, a city judge ruled Monday. After an often-acrimonious 90-minute hearing in a courtroom packed with the jailed hip-hop artist's supporters, Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley said she saw no signs Mill - real name Robert Williams - has changed his ways since she imprisoned him July 11. "I'm not going to do it," Brinkley told defense attorney Dennis J. Cogan after he asked for Williams' immediate release from a three- to six-month sentence for violating his probation on a 2009 drug and gun conviction.
July 13, 2014 |
The rapper Meek Mill called next Saturday's concert at Temple University's Liacouras Center his "Homecoming Tour," a return to Philadelphia to "play in front of his hometown at the height of his career. " That concert and other bookings abruptly fell through Friday when a Philadelphia judge sentenced the rising music star to three to six months in prison for violating his probation on a 2009 drug and gun conviction. Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley seemed by turns infuriated and saddened during the four-hour hearing.
August 3, 1992 |
For Je Rome T. Brinkley, it was all in a day's work, and when he was done he handed the family his business card and told them to give him a call if there was anything he could do. Beyond saving their lives. He had just done that. Brinkley, a Bell of Pennsylvania worker from Yeadon, was heading for his next job when he made an unscheduled stop at a West Philadelphia house fire around midday yesterday. "I looked up and noticed that there was smoke coming out of the house," said Brinkley.
July 31, 1997 |
Neal Jackson wound up in jail in 1995 after going bonkers over a judge. Jackson, 41, fell in love with Common Pleas Judge Genece E. Brinkley from afar and would not let her alone, according to court records. After being harassed with love letters and telephone calls, Brinkley, who did not know Jackson, finally had him arrested. On Aug. 23, 1995, Jackson, of Ingersoll Street near 25th, was sentenced to six months to a year in prison for harassment and stalking. But prison did not stop Jackson.
December 23, 2011 |
Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley this week ordered Traci Ann Turoski, a court reporter, to sit in a basement holding cell at the Criminal Justice Center and type transcripts she owed Brinkley and another judge. What did Turoski, 41, of Ridley Park, do to deserve that? For months, court records show, she repeatedly failed to deliver transcripts the judge requested. The first request was made in April. In July, Brinkley ordered Turoski to produce the transcripts.
July 18, 2014 |
RAPPER MEEK MILL appears to be launching an aggressive legal battle to get out of jail, where he's been since Friday for violating probation. Yesterday, the rapper, whose real name is Robert Williams, hired two prominent Philadelphia criminal defense attorneys - Dennis Cogan and Christopher Warren. Cogan's clients have included disgraced former state Sen. Vincent Fumo, while Warren recently represented former Philly mob consigliere George Borgesi. This morning, the rapper's new legal team is expected to file a motion requesting an emergency hearing to argue that he did not violate the terms of his probation and should not have been sentenced to three to six months in jail.
March 17, 2013 |
The up-and-coming rapper Meek Mill says he would like nothing more than to be on the road touring all the time. "My best thing is to stay traveling," the 25-year-old North Philadelphia street rapper said Friday. "Every time I come back to Philadelphia, someone tries to shoot me or get me back in trouble. " But ties to the past are hard to cut - especially the one with your probation officer. So the troubled relationship between Meek Mill, né Robert Williams, and Philadelphia probation officer Treas Underwood was the subject of another long, contentious hearing before Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley.