Appeals court throws out

Meek Mill's conviction

A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday overturned rapper Meek Mill's conviction in a drug and gun case that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform.

The unanimous three-judge panel said that new evidence that undermines the credibility of the officer who testified against the rapper at his trial made it likely he would be acquitted if the case were retried.

City prosecutors have backed the defense bid for a new trial and confirmed they do not trust the officer, who has since left the force and was the only prosecution witness at the 2008 nonjury trial. Still, District Attorney Larry Krasner said Wednesday his office needs time to decide whether to drop the case.

The 32-year-old performer, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, is now free of the court supervision he's been under most of his adult life. Williams has said he had trouble notifying probation officers about his travels as required because of the erratic nature of the music industry. A little more than a year ago, he spent five months in prison over technical violations of his parole.

 

 

Actress Anne Hathaway

pregnant with baby No. 2 

Anne Hathaway is signing up for more diaper duty.

The 36-year-old actress announced Wednesday on her Instagram account that she and her husband, actor and jewelry designer Adam Shulman, are expecting their second child.

She posted a photo of her growing belly with the caption "It's not for a movie..."

Hathaway also went on to say that she was sending "extra love" to anyone with fertility issues because she's experienced it, too, with both pregnancies.

The new baby will join big brother, Jonathan, now 3.

Hathaway, who won an Oscar for her work in "Les Miserables," just wrapped filming the movie "The Witches" with Octavia Spencer, an adaption of the Roald Dahl children's book.