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Brown doing well since jail

A judge says Chris Brown has been doing well and following his probation rules since his release from jail in June.

The Grammy-winning R&B singer appeared in a Los Angeles court Wednesday for a progress report.

Judge James Brandlin reduced Brown's drug test requirement from three times to twice a week and said he's been in compliance with his probation officer and cooperating with his therapist.

The probation department asked that his community labor requirement be bumped from three days a week to four, but Brandlin denied the request.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Rose Marie is 91. Actor Mike Connors is 89. Actress Lori Nelson is 81. Drummer Pete York is 72. Author-journalist Linda Ellerbee is 70. Songwriter Jimmy Webb is 68. Actress Tess Harper is 64. Actor Željko Ivanek is 57. Actor Peter Hermann is 47. Actress Debra Messing is 46. Actor Anthony Anderson is 44. Actor Ben Affleck is 42. Actress Natasha Henstridge is 40. Singer Joe Jonas is 25. Actress Jennifer Lawrence is 24.