Chris Brown just got his ass handed to him in court -- the judge sentenced him to 1,000 more hours of community labor after the L.A. County D.A. accused him of fudging his records.
As we reported, the D.A. believes the singer violated his probation in the Rihanna beating case by submitting bogus community service reports -- in one case even swearing he was picking up trash in Virginia when he was actually on a private jet to Cancun.
The judge revoked Chris' probation last month in the wake of hit-and-run allegations, but reinstated it today on the condition Chris completes an additional 1,000 hours of community service.
Think of it like a do-over -- because of the discrepancy in Chris' original labor hours, the singer won't get ANY credit for service he may or may not have completed since his conviction. Chris was originally sentenced to 180 days of community labor (1,440 hours).
Unlike last time -- when the judge said Chris could complete his labor in his home state of Virginia -- the judge today ordered that Chris' service must be supervised by L.A. County officials.
Chris can choose between Caltrans (aka highway cleanup), beach cleanup, probation alternative work services (PAWS), or our personal favorite ... graffiti removal.
Chris must also report to a probation officer within the next 48 hours. He did not look happy in court.
The good news ... Chris' probation will finally end in August 2014. One more year to go.
I Had a Seizure Because
Everyone's Mean to Me
8/10/2013 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown's seizure Friday was triggered by a giant pain in his ass -- aka the media and lawyers.
TMZ broke the story ... the L.A. City Fire Dept. rushed to a recording studio just after 1 AM after someone called 911 and said CB suffered a seizure. When EMT's arrived CB refused treatment.
Chris' rep says the seizure was triggered by "intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both due to the continued onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the nonstop negativity."
The good news ... the rep says the seizure was nonepileptic -- it's called a NES.
TMZ -- sometimes we trigger seizures.
Clubbing After Jail
Orange is the New Black
8/6/2013 6:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Monday was theme day for Chris Brown, first showing up at an L.A. jail -- where orange is standard issue -- to turn himself in for his hit-and-run case, and later that day partying at AV nightclub sporting an orange hoodie and zooming off in an orange Lambo.
Chris apparently had a long night, because at 6:34 AM Tuesday, the ghost of Rihanna surfaced as he tweeted: "Being famous is amazing when it's for your music and talent. I'm tired of being famous for a mistake I made when I was 18. I'm cool & over it."
Here's the thing ... he's still on probation and has a criminal charge pending -- so he's not over it at all.
Pleads Not Guilty
7/23/2013 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown just pled not guilty to the charge of hit-and-run, stemming from that minor car accident -- which led to his probation getting revoked -- TMZ has learned.
Since he wasn't arrested on the day of the accident, Chris now has to go to a police station to get booked for the crime ... which means he'll have to take another mug shot. He has until August 6th to take care of that.
Chris' next court date in the hit-and-run case is August 15.
As for his possible probation violation in the Rihanna beating case -- the singer has to appear in court for a separate probation violation hearing in August.
As we reported, the judge revoked Chris' probation in the wake of the hit-and-run charge ... but he's currently free on his own recognizance.
The remaining charges from the car accident -- driving without a valid license and proof of insurance -- were dismissed.
7/15/2013 2:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
That was quick -- the judge just REVOKED Chris Brown's probation in the Rihanna beating case, but the singer will remain a free man ... for now.
Brown showed up at court today to fight the L.A. County D.A.'s motion to revoke his probation in the wake of hit-and-run charges stemming from a car accident in May ... but the judge granted the motion anyway, paving the way for a probation violation hearing in August.
If the judge determines Chris violated his probation, the singer could be sentenced to 4 years in prison.
In the meantime, Brown has been released on his own recognizance.
D.A. Moves to REVOKE PROBATION
In Rihanna Beating Case [UPDATED]
7/15/2013 12:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
1:26 PM PT -- How's this for crazy ... sources tell TMZ, the lawyer for the victim in Chris Brown's hit-and-run case will be in court this afternoon to SUPPORT Brown against the D.A.'s allegations the singer violated his probation.
As we reported, the victim does NOT want Chris to go to prison over the car accident -- and her lawyer is prepared to say that in court today.
12:08 PM PT -- Chris Brown isn't happy ... he just tweeted, "I did everything I was suppose to do during the so called hit n run, I provided the correct info. There were no injuries or damages. C'mon!!"
Chris Brown is in HOT WATER -- because we've learned the L.A. County District Attorney has just filed legal docs asking the judge in the Rihanna beating case to REVOKE HIS PROBATION.
According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, the D.A. is asking for the revocation based on charges being filed against Brown in connection with a hit-and-run last May. Brown left the scene without forking over a California driver's license and proper insurance info.
The D.A.'s legal docs claim Brown "willfully and unlawfully" broke the law in the hit-and-run case. And, law enforcement sources tell us, even if the L.A. City Attorney ultimately agrees to drop the hit-and-run case because the victim doesn't want Brown prosecuted, the D.A. will press on because Brown has a duty to obey all laws as a condition to his probation.
The D.A.'s documents asks the judge to revoke his probation and immediately remand him into custody. But we've learned that's a standard request and when the D.A. goes to court today at 1:30 PM PT, they will not ask the judge to haul Chris to the pokey.
If the judge finds that Chris violated his probation, he faces 4 YEARS IN PRISON.
To Drake Song
7/3/2013 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The following video of a twerkin' Rihanna will probably upset Chris Brown for two reasons:
1) It's sexy ... and she's reportedly cut him off from tappin' that ass.
2) She's twerkin to a Drake song ... Chris Brown's mortal enemy.
The footage was posted by one of Ri's friends -- showing the pop star gettin' down to A$AP Rocky's song "F**kin' Problems" -- which features Drake.
It seems to be a thinly veiled dig at Chris -- considering he and Drake hate each other so much, they brawled at W.i.P. nightclub in NYC last year.
6/25/2013 10:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
11:09 AM PT -- Chris just tweeted in response to the charges, writing, "It's not a hit and run if u get out the car, exchange information (who has NO DAMAGE to either cars). This is really ridiculous." He also just changed his profile picture to the girl's car he allegedly hit.
Chris Brown has been charged with criminal hit-and-run ... TMZ has learned.
We've learned the L.A. City Attorney has filed 2 criminal charges against Brown, in connection with a minor accident last month where Chris rear-ended a Mercedes and allegedly refused to fork over his driver's license number and gave bogus insurance info and then left the scene.
The City Attorney has charged Chris with hit-and-run -- for leaving the scene without exchanging proper information. He's also been charged with the crime of driving without a valid license. The crimes are punishable by a maximum of 6 months in jail for each offense.
We've also learned the City Attorney will refer the matter to the L.A. County D.A. for a possible probation violation in the Rihanna beating case. Worst case scenario -- if the judge in that case concludes Chris broke the law and thereby violated his probation, he could be sentenced to prison for 4 years.
Still Feuding w/ Chris Brown
'It Could End Really Badly'
6/18/2013 6:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Drake claims Chris Brown refuses to bury the hatchet in their long-running and violent feud ... and what's more -- Drake says, "I get a feeling it could end really badly."
Drake had finally broken his silence about his war with Brown to GQ ... even talking about the bloody bar fight that went down inside W.i.P. in NYC last June.
“I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name," Drake says ... "I really don’t. I wish we could sit down, just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man."
He continues ... "But that’s not going to happen. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down."
Drake says he's "embarrassed" by the media coverage ... saying, "Two rappers fighting over the woman. He’s not even a rapper, but still, it’s the last way you want your name out there."
And then comes Drake's dark prediction ... saying the feud "distracts from the music. But he’s made me the enemy, and that’s the way it’s gonna stay, I guess."
"If I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly.”
Chris Brown & Karrueche Tran
LIVING TOGETHER AGAIN!
5/26/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Call her crazy ... but Karrueche Tran and Chris Brown are full-on LIVING TOGETHER ... TMZ has learned.
Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... they hooked up days before his 24th birthday earlier this month and she's been staying at Chris' Hollywood Hills home ever since.
Though she's keeping her own apartment -- smart -- she's already moved most of her clothes and other personal belongings to his pad.
And it's not like they've been secretive ... they've been spotted everywhere lately, hitting up the Billboard Awards afterparty and even rear-ending a Mercedes together.
Karrueche's one persistent scorned lover -- when Chris first dumped her back in October for Rihanna -- she vowed to win him back, as TMZ first reported.
So where does this leave Rihanna? RiRi and Breezy officially called it quits a few weeks ago ... but they've ALWAYS had an on-again, off-again relationship ... and Chris has made it no secret -- he loves 'em both.
Hey Karrueche ... you ever heard the expression, "Fool me once ..."
Revenge on Chris Brown
5/23/2013 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rihanna to Chris Brown
How Could You
Leave My Ass?
5/22/2013 8:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rihanna just gave ex-boyfriend Chris Brown a little taste of what he's missing ... her perfectly sculpted ass.
RiRi just posted an extreme close-up shot of her nearly bare derriere in shorts that are so tiny, her THONG is hanging out of 'em.
Rihanna added a caption saying the pic was from the set of her new music video ... but we think it's pretty obvious the photo was for an audience of 1 -- Chris ... who was recently spotted out with his other sometimes-GF Karrueche Tran (who definitely doesn't have an ass like Ri).
Think he's regretting the breakup yet?
While Rihanna's Away ...
5/4/2013 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
With Rihanna in New York City on her Diamonds World Tour, Chris Brown celebrated his birthday at Emerson nightclub in Hollywood ... with ex Karrueche Tran in attendance.
We're told Karrueche -- Chris' other on-again/off-again girlfriend -- was invited by Chris himself to the party (thrown by ZING Vodka and Black Pyramid) to celebrate Chris turning 24. Our sources say the two still talk often and hang out, and that she still cares about Chris very much.
Here's to hoping some combination of these crazy kids can make it work.