David joins Obama for round of golf
President Barack Obama is wrapping up his Martha’s Vineyard vacation by playing golf with comedian Larry David.
The president hit the links Saturday with an unlikely foursome that included David, former U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk and businessman Glenn Hutchins, a part-owner of the Boston Celtics.
Obama has golfed most days during his weeklong getaway, which ends today. Obama spent a couple hours Saturday morning with his wife and daughters on a private beach on the island’s south shore.
The first family is staying in a secluded four-bedroom rental home in Chilmark, Mass. The president has kept a low profile during his stay. He spoke out publicly only once, to condemn escalating violence in Egypt.
Brown must do community labor
A Los Angeles judge reinstated Chris Brown’s revoked probation Friday and gave the singer a new sentence to perform 1,000 hours of community labor such as cleaning beaches or highways, removing graffiti or performing other chores assigned by the probation department.
The popular R&B singer’s current legal troubles are the latest repercussions of his arrest four years ago for assaulting his former girlfriend, Rihanna.
Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray withdrew a request to rescind Brown’s probation because of a hit-and-run charge that was dismissed in another court Thursday.
Superior Court Judge James Brandlin then told Brown he must perform 1,000 hours of community labor with one of four public programs: California Department of Transportation highway cleanup, graffiti removal, beach cleanup or Probation Alternative Work Services.
Brown, 24, didn’t speak during Friday’s hearing, other than to agree to the deal worked out while he waited in the courtroom with his mother and two other people.
The singer has been in and out of court since pleading guilty to the 2009 assault on Rihanna. Besides making reports on fulfilling the requirements of an earlier order for community labor, he has had subsequent run-ins with the law for assault and traffic accidents.
Brown has a year to perform the work and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 20 for a progress report.
The birthday bunch
Movie director Roman Polanski is 80. Actor Robert Redford is 77. Actor-comedian Martin Mull is 70. Actress Madeleine Stowe is 55. Actor Christian Slater is 44. Actor Edward Norton is 44. Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner is 43. Actress Kaitlin Olson (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is 38. Comedian Andy Samberg (“Saturday Night Live”) is 35. Actress Parker McKenna Posey (“My Wife and Kids”) is 18.