A judge says Chris Brown should remain in a rehabilitation facility and turned down a prosecutor’s motion to have the R&B singer jailed over an arrest in Washington, D.C., last year.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Brandlin says Brown appears to be making progress in a treatment facility and should remain there.
A prosecutor asked Monday to have Brown taken into custody over a misdemeanor assault case filed against Brown in D.C.
Trial date set
A trial date has been set for Justin Bieber in Miami for his recent arrest on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an invalid license.
A Miami-Dade County judge set trial for the three misdemeanors for March 3. Bieber’s attorneys have already filed a written plea of not guilty. Initial trial dates are often delayed.
Singer to perform
Pharrell Williams will perform at the Academy Awards.
Oscar producers said Tuesday the producer-performer will sing his nominated song Happy. There was no word on whether his Grammy Award-stealing hat would make an appearance.
The Oscars will be presented March 2.
3rd season ordered
Netflix says its acclaimed drama House of Cards will get a third season.
It returns with its second season Feb. 14, when 13 episodes will join the earlier 13 hours on the Netflix website.
House of Cards stars Kevin Spacey.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor David Selby is 73. Singer Al Kooper is 70. Actress Barbara Hershey is 66. Actor-director-comedian Christopher Guest is 66. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 52. Actress Laura Linney is 50. Actor Chris Parnell is 47. Singer Bobby Brown is 45. Singer Sara Evans is 43. Actor Darren Criss is 27.