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TERRENCE HOWARD: JUDGE RULES EX-WIFE CAN CLAIM HIS ‘EMPIRE’ EARNINGS

  A California appeals court has reinstated Terrence Howard’s divorce judgment involving his second wife after finding he was not coerced into signing it, Page Six reports. The ruling could allow Michelle Ghent to claim some of Howard’s earnings from the hit Fox series “Empire.” Ghent filed for divorce in February 2011 and also filed for a restraining order in December of that same year, accusing Howard of being physically abusive toward her. Their divorce was finalized in May 2013. As Page Six reports, “the three-justice panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles ruled unanimously to reinstate the judgment that was tossed out by a lower court in 2015.” That ruling found that the actor was under duress when he agreed to pay Ghent spousal support because he feared she would leak embarrassing information about him. They agreed to a divorce settlement that paid her monthly support of $5,800 and as much as $4 million a year, depending on his earnings. Wednesday’s ruling also noted Howard’s repeated attempts to reconcile with Ghent as showing he was not coerced into the divorce agreement. “Mutual bullying does not describe a relationship in which one party’s will is subsumed by the other’s, and does not warrant setting aside a judgment as a matter of law,” the ruling Wednesday said. The ruling also calls for Howard to pay the costs of the appeal filed by his ex-wife. After two failed marriages, Terrence insists he is now “settled” with his third wife, Mira Pak. “Two weeks after meeting Mira, I gathered up things associated with my past and found a nice hill and buried them all there,” he told People.com in March. “Mira settled me. Our marriage is effortless. Relationships are hard work, but we really don’t fight.”

Police: Florida father flashing gun in front of child on Facebook Live arrested

  The man seen on Facebook Live posing with a gun and what appears to be drugs in front of his child is now in jail, police said. Jakeeco Milton, 25, was arrested Thursday for violation of probation. ActionNewsJax first showed the Facebook Live video of Milton posing with a gun in front of his child on Wednesday. Milton is behind bars after police say he violated his probation. It comes after he posted a Facebook Live video, in which he is seen with a gun and possibly drugs in front of his child. Family members told ActionNewsJax they are happy Milton is locked up. Court records show he has felony convictions for resisting an officer and battery in a detention facility. He and the child’s mother have four children together and one on the way. Family members said the couple and the kids bounce around from motel to motel. Both the State Attorney’s Office and the Florida Department of Children and Families are investigating the incident.

Teen who walked 17 miles to and from work to support sick mom gets amazing gift

  A 19-year-old UPS employee working hard to support his sick mother was delivered the package of his dreams last month. Derrick Taylor, from Oxford, Alabama, who walked over 17 miles total to and from work, was moved to tears when his co-workers surprised him with a Jeep Cherokee. Taylor — who told The Post he’s been working since he was 14 years old — has a driver’s license but could not afford a car with his $11.90-per-hour salary. His co-workers, impressed with his work ethic, pooled their resources so they could make his commute easier. They then shared his emotional reaction in a Facebook video that has since been shared millions of times. “This is a hard-working young man. He makes me emotional,” one of Taylor’s co-workers says in the video as Taylor wipes his own tears away with his sleeve. “This young man wants to work so bad, he walks to work from way out of town,” the co-worker adds. Taylor, who sometimes arrives to work as early at 3 a.m., was completely shocked by the act of kindness and said it gives him more time to sleep. “It was a great feeling. To know that you have people in your corner is a wonderful feeling. I never thought those people cared that much, but I was ecstatic,” Taylor told The Post of receiving his gift, adding that he didn’t think to ask for help because he didn’t want to bother anyone. Taylor’s mother was overflowing with gratitude when she learned of her son’s new ride. “She cried and immediately called my job to thank them,” he told The Post, adding he and his mother are planning something to thank his co-workers for their kindness.      

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