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Brown released from jail


Singer Chris Brown was released early Monday from a Los Angeles County jail, authorities said.

Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputy Tony Moore told The Associated Press that Brown was released at 12:01 a.m. Monday, but he didn’t have any more details.

Brown had been in custody since mid-March, when he was arrested after being expelled from a court-ordered rehab sentence for violating its rules.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin had said Brown will have to complete the remainder of his 1,000 hours of community labor once he is released from jail. As of early February, Brown had 800 hours of community labor remaining.

No contest plea

The man who was arrested after jostling with Brad Pitt on a red carpet last week says he was merely trying to give the actor a hug and didn’t mean him any harm.

Vitalii Sediuk says he accepts responsibility for the incident and will spend the next few months dealing with the legal ramifications of his prank, which briefly disrupted the red carpet of the Disney film “Maleficent.”

The 25-year-old pleaded no contest to battery against Pitt on Friday and was sentenced to three years of probation and a year’s worth of psychiatric counseling.

Cyrus robbed

Los Angeles police are searching for a pair of burglars they say broke into Miley Cyrus’ San Fernando Valley home and got away with jewelry and a luxury car.

The LAPD says officers responded to a report of a burglary Friday.

They say a man and a woman scaled a fence and got inside the house and garage.

A 2014 Maserati and an unspecified amount of jewelry were taken. Police recovered the Maserati on Monday in Simi Valley and were searching it for evidence.

Spellbinding film

The top five movies from the weekend box office:

1. “Maleficent,” $69.4 million

2. “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” $32.6 million

3. “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” $16.8 million

4. “Godzilla,” $12 million

5. “Blended,” $8.1 million

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Game-show host Chuck Barris is 85. Singer Ian Hunter is 75. Singer Eddie Holman is 68. Singer Dan Hill is 60. Actor Scott Valentine is 56. Guitarist Kerry King is 50. Newsman Anderson Cooper is 47. Singer Jamie O’Neal is 46.