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Originally posted 10/28/2013 07:30PM
A charge against Grammy Award-winning R&B singer Chris Brown has been reduced to a misdemeanor and he has been ordered released.
Brown made his first appearance in a Washington DC courtroom Monday afternoon. He and his bodyguard had been charged with felony assault after their arrest Sunday following an altercation outside a Washington hotel.
The charges were reduced Monday afternoon to simple assault. Brown, 24, and Christopher Hollosy, who had spent the previous 36 hours in jail, were freed without bail.
"Christopher Brown committed no crime," his attorney Danny Onorato told reporters after the hearing, according to CNN. "We understand that his security acted to protect Mr. Brown and his property, as he is authorized to do under D.C. law. We are confident that Mr. Brown will be exonerated of any wrongdoing."
Originally posted 10/27/2013 11:00AM
Chris Brown was arrested on a felony assault charge in Washington D.C. on Sunday after a scuffle outside the W Hotel.
Originally posted 08/09/2013 03:00PM
If Mumford & Sons' brand of homespun earnestness is too much for you, you're not alone: It's apparently too much for the band, who parodied themselves (with a little help from professionals) in the new video for "Hopeless Wanderer," which was totally shot at Schrute Farms.
Read on for other wonderfully random videos and more from this week:
Originally posted 07/07/2013 09:15AM
When Chris Brown was growing up in Tappahannock, Va., he had one pair of sneakers that he could wear to school, and that was it until the next year.
Now, the singer, 24, is helping put shoes on the feet of the kids who need it most.
"I used to have to borrow my cousin's clothes," he told PEOPLE on Saturday at a Los Angeles event for his Unity Campaign, sponsored by Reebok.
"So being able to come from that poverty-stricken environment and then being able to get out of it is what I tried to [do]. ... I just want to show the kids and have them have a better light of opportunities for them to do what they need to do."
Originally posted 04/11/2013 11:30AM
Days after delivering a seemingly tortured onstage monologue about the pitfalls of love – which some took as a sign of trouble with Chris Brown – Rihanna posted a photo of herself cuddled up next to him Wednesday on Instagram.
In it, it looks like the on-again boyfriend is very much still on, as the couple snuggled together while driving in the Los Angeles sun.
Originally posted 04/09/2013 02:35PM
Is Rihanna once again dealing with a broken heart?
The subject certainly seemed to be on her mind Monday at a Staples Center concert in Los Angeles, as rumors of trouble with boyfriend Chris Brown have begun to circulate.
"How many of you are in love? How many of you hate love? How many of you don't f––ing understand it? I'm in that group," Rihanna said on stage, before singing "What Now," from her most recent album.
Originally posted 03/01/2013 07:00PM
Rihanna calls her relationship with Chris Brown more grown up and a "fresh start" after their rockier early years together – which ended in her now infamous 2009 beating that sent Brown to jail.
Acknowledging their relationship in an interview for April's Elle U.K. (on newsstands March 6), the Barbados-born music and style icon, says that in five years she hopes to have a baby and to be healthy and happy.
And, yes, that vision of her future seems to include Brown by her side.
Originally posted 02/10/2013 09:00PM
It was four years ago that Rihanna and Chris Brown failed to show up at the 2009 Grammy Awards after a notorious battery incident that earned Brown a conviction for felony assault.
The couple's relationship came full circle, in a way, on Sunday night: Despite arriving separately, the newly reconciled pair sat together to enjoy the 2013 Grammys.
Rihanna, 24, in a red Alia gown, and Brown, 23, in all-white suit, were spotted looking cozy in the audience. TV cameras spotted Brown's arm around Rihanna, and he was holding her hand.
Originally posted 02/07/2013 12:15PM
That's one way to stand by your man.
Rihanna attended boyfriend Chris Brown's court hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday – and later stepped out with him after a late night in the studio.
Brown, 23, was in court for possible probation report falsification involving the community service work he was required to do after domestically abusing Rihanna, 24, in 2009. Joined by Brown's mother, Joyce Hawkins, and two other women, Rihanna sat stoically as the judge discussed Brown's case.
Originally posted 02/02/2013 03:00PM
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