October 30, 2013 in Nation/World

Brown goes from jail to anger treatment

From Wire Reports
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Chris Brown leaves a Washington, D.C., courthouse after his release from jail following his arrest for allegedly punching another man.
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Troubled singer Chris Brown is heading to rehab.

A representative for the R&B star announced Tuesday that Brown has decided to go to rehab a day after he was released from jail following his arrest for allegedly punching another man in Washington, D.C. Brown remains on probation after his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna and could face jail time as a result of the arrest.

“Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility,” a statement said. “His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point.”

Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, said Tuesday night the singer checked in at an unspecified facility to be treated for anger issues.

“He just decided he wanted to take some time off and do some introspection,” Geragos said.

Brown and his bodyguard were arrested early Sunday morning after an altercation at The W Hotel in Washington. Brown was initially charged with felony assault after a man said Brown broke his nose with a punch when he tried to get a picture with the singer. The charge was reduced to a misdemeanor Monday and he was released from jail.

Jonas Brothers break up before tour

The Jonas Brothers, as a musical entity, are no more.

A few weeks after shuttering an upcoming tour due to “creative differences on the music,” the trio have decided to call it quits, a rep for the band confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.

The brothers – Nick, 21, Joe, 24, and Kevin, 25 – didn’t issue a statement, but they told People magazine that the decision was mutual.

Growing tension among the brothers was first reported by People, which reported a “deep rift within the band” as the catalyst for canceling a 19-date tour two days before it was to have begun.

The birthday bunch

Rock singer Grace Slick is 74. Rhythm-and-blues singer Otis Williams (The Temptations) is 72. Actor Henry Winkler is 68. Rock musician Timothy B. Schmit (The Eagles) is 66. Actor Harry Hamlin is 62. Actor Charles Martin Smith is 60. Actor Kevin Pollak is 56. Rock singer-musician Gavin Rossdale (Bush) is 46. “Cash Cab” host Ben Bailey is 43. Actor Matthew Morrison is 35.

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