Prosecutors in Chris Brown's Washington, D.C. assault case have asked a judge to bring forward the newly-freed singer's trial date to the end of June (14). The Kiss Kiss hitmaker was released from prison on Monday (02Jun14), over two months after he was incarcerated for violating his probation by getting kicked out of a court-ordered rehab programme for bad behaviour in March (14).
He was also handed an additional four-month term in early May (14) after admitting to breaking the terms of his probation, served up during his 2009 Rihanna assault trial, while in D.C. in October (13), when he allegedly became embroiled in a fight outside a hotel.
Brown is due to appear in a Washington, D.C. court on 25 June (14) for a status conference, but the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia filed legal papers on Wednesday (04Jun14), seeking to change the hearing to the start date for the trial.
The lead prosecutor claims there is no reason to delay it any longer as Brown's probation violation admission is grounds enough to try him on the misdemeanour assault charge, according to TMZ.com.
The embattled star's lawyer, Mark Geragos, previously insisted Brown's admission was not a confession of his involvement in the attack on 20-year-old Patrick Adams.
The singer's bodyguard Christopher Hollosy has already been found guilty of assaulting Adams, who accused the minder and Brown of beating him up and breaking his nose in an unprovoked altercation.
Lisa Snowdon's boyfriend has been fined after admitting attacking the British model-turned-TV presenter in the street. The brunette beauty's partner Adreti Monney, also known as Tim Wade, appeared at Highbury Magistrates' Court in London after he was caught pushing the 42 year old into a wall by a policeman in February (14).
He pleaded guilty to assault was handed a conditional discharge and fined $160 (£100).
A representative for Snowdon, who started dating Monney in January (14), insists the couple has moved past the incident and is staying together, telling Dailymail.co.uk, "They had had an argument which led to a very minor scuffle in the street.
"At no point did Lisa press charges or indeed wish to press charges and the couple have moved on from the incident."
Snowdon previously dated Hollywood star George Clooney.
A man who sent abusive messages to Chris Martin and British TV personality Rachel Riley has been sectioned under the U.K.'s Mental Health Act. Anthony Wells, 31, sent the Coldplay rocker and game show star Riley sexual and abusive message via social networking site Twitter.com from October, 2012 to May, 2013.
At Basildon Crown Court in Essex, England on Friday (30May14), Wells pleaded guilty to one charge of harassing Riley with tweets but denied a similar charge involving Martin.
His charge of alleged harassment of the rocker was left to lie on file after Martin agreed to accept the ruling to "ensure he (Wells) gets the medical help he needs," according to a spokesman for Britain's Crown Prosecution Service.
Judge Owen Davies, QC ordered Wells to be sectioned for treatment under the Mental Health Act, and also imposed a five-year restraining order on him, banning him from contacting Martin and Riley.
Retired U.S. rock DJ Dave Herman, who was awaiting trial on a child sex charge, has died aged 78. The U.S. radio personality passed away on Thursday (29May14) at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey.
Herman had complained of chest pains while at the county jail and was taken to the local medical centre, but no official cause of death has been released.
Last October (13), the former DJ was arrested in the U.S. Virgin Islands after he was accused of setting up a sexual encounter with a seven-year-old girl through her mother, who turned out to be an undercover police officer.
Herman was accused of plotting to sexually abuse the youngster in the U.S., before reportedly purchasing plane tickets for the pair to fly to his holiday home in Saint Croix.
He faced a judge in the Virgin Islands on a charge of transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, but he did not enter a plea. He was later transported to New Jersey, where local authorities picked up the case and he pleaded not guilty to the federal charge. Herman was denied bail and was awaiting trial at the time of his death.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey confirmed officials were moving to dismiss the charges, which is standard practice upon the death of a defendant.
Herman enjoyed an acclaimed radio career, and fronted the popular Rock And Roll Morning Show from 1972 to 1998.
His attorney, Marc Agnifilo, tells Billboard.com that he hopes the case will not mar the legacy Herman left in the radio industry, saying, "Some would say he lived his last months under a legal cloud and that's true, but we should remember him for the decades he gave the gift of music to people."
Bachman Turner Overdrive founder Tim Bachman has been charged with sexual assault. Canadian police have charged the guitarist with several sexual offences, including sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching, following an investigation into incidents that took place two decades ago, according to CBC News.
Bachman is currently free under the provision he must avoid contact with anyone under the age of 16.
Additionally, he has been ordered to stay away from public parks, schoolyards, swimming pools and other areas where minors are present, reports RollingStone.com.
Last year (13), an unidentified woman claimed Bachman had groped her while she was living with him as a foster child. He was found not guilty of the charges.
Bachman co-founded BTO with his brothers Robbie and Randy in 1973. He was a member of the rock group for six years, and rejoined in the early 1980s.
After turning his back on music in the early 1990s, Bachman became a real estate agent in Abbotsford, Canada.
Disgraced rocker Ian Watkins' former bandmates in Lostprophets never want to speak to their frontman again after he was convicted of a series of child sex offences at the end of last year (13). Guitarists Lee Gaze and Mike Lewis have labelled the singer's depravity "unbelievable" in a new interview.
Lewis, who grew up with Watkins in Pontypridd, Wales, says, "I tried reading the judge’s report. I couldn’t even finish it. To think that somebody I grew up with, who I had been friends with my entire life, whose mother I knew, and how close our families were... I find it utterly unbelievable that he was capable of doing those things."
Watkins, 36, was jailed for 29 years after admitting a host of child sex offences, including the attempted rape of a baby. He pleaded guilty to 13 offences.
LostProphets split weeks before the rock star was sentenced, and the singer's old pal admits he has no interest in visiting Watkins in jail: "I’ve thought about it long and hard and, no, I have no interest in ever speaking to him again.
"I feel incredibly bad for his mother and his whole family and the stigma they have to endure now because of what he’s done and what his actions have done to hurt many people. But I have no interest in questioning him about it. Never."
And in the new Sunday Times Magazine interview, Gaze has described Watkins as a "weak character," adding, "He’s a bit of a coward, not a tough guy by any means. To be in prison, where he’s going to be the guy from the rock band with those charges, I was worried. But then I reached a point where real resentment set in."
He adds, "He spent the longest time trying to convince us that somebody was trying to get revenge on him. He’d created such a web of people, bouncing these women off each other, that it was perfectly feasible that one of these women hated him so much that she wanted to catch him out.
"I thought he was a lot of things - a drug addict, a womaniser - but I never, ever believed that of him. My first assumption was that maybe there was a mistake."
"I love that every time I find a box of Girl Scout cookies I'm pregnant. Guilty: I'm having a thin mint." Pop star Pink fails to clear up rumours suggesting she's pregnant with her second child in a cryptic tweet posted on Friday (23May14).
Shamed British TV veteran Stuart Hall will spend an additional two-and-a-half years behind bars following his recent conviction on two charges of indecent assault. The 84 year old has been serving a 30-month jail term since last year (13) after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting 13 girls, one as young as nine, as part of a campaign of sex abuse dating back to the 1960s.
His time behind bars has now been doubled after he was sentenced to an additional 30 months in prison on Friday (23May14) stemming from two further convictions for indecent assault.
The former BBC sports host, who also presented popular game show It's A Knockout, admitted one charge and was found guilty of the other earlier this month (May14). At the same trial, he was found not guilty of 15 counts of rape.
Prosecutors dropped four counts of harassment against an obsessed Ashanti fan on Thursday (22May14). Devar Hurd was indicted on 14 counts of criminal contempt, stalking and aggravated harassment in July (13) for allegedly sending the R&B singer sexually explicit messages on Twitter.com.
The 35 year old appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court in New York City on Thursday, and prosecutors dismissed four counts of second-degree aggravated harassment against him.
He still faces 10 counts, including felony stalking, according to the New York Daily News. Hurd pleaded not guilty to the charges last year (13).
Actor Columbus Short has been barred from approaching his estranged wife until the end of July (14) after he was accused of violating her restraining order six times in the past month. Tanee McCall-Short obtained the protection order against the former Scandal star in April (14), amid allegations he had threatened to kill her during a heated domestic dispute.
He lost an appeal against the ruling and was ordered to move his belongings out of their marital home, but he was subsequently accused of breaking into the California property at the end of last month (Apr14).
McCall-Short's lawyer appeared before a judge on Wednesday (21May14) and revealed that the actor had allegedly broken the terms of the ban on a total of six separate occasions.
He requested to have the restraining order made permanent, but the judge delayed making a formal decision on the motion and instead extended the temporary ban until 30 July (14), according to TMZ.com.
McCall-Short initially filed for divorce from the star in September, 2013 after eight years of marriage. They are parents to a young daughter named Ayala.
It's not the only legal issue Short is facing - last week (ends16May14), he pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of aggravated battery relating to a bloody bar brawl in Los Angeles in March (14).