Chris Brown’s in trouble again
Chris Brown was arrested early Sunday in Washington, D.C., after a fight broke out near the W Hotel, police said, complicating an already snarled legal history for the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer.
Brown, 24, was charged with felony assault in an incident that started just before 4:30 a.m., D.C. police spokesman Paul Metcalf said Sunday morning. Another man also was arrested.
A third man was injured in the fight and reportedly was taken to a hospital, police said, but they did not give details.
Brown remains on probation for the 2009 beating of his on-again, off-again girlfriend Rihanna.
Jones sues over Jackson music
Quincy Jones has sued Michael Jackson’s estate, claiming he is owed millions in royalties and production fees on some of the superstar’s greatest hits.
Jones’ lawsuit Friday seeks at least $10 million from the singer’s estate and Sony Music Entertainment, claiming they re-edited songs to deprive him of royalties and production fees.
The music has been used in the film “This Is It” and a pair of Cirque du Soleil shows based on Jackson’s songs, the lawsuit states.
Jackson’s estate wrote in a statement that it was saddened by Jones’ lawsuit.
‘Grandpa’ trumps ‘Gravity’
Paramount’s “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” topped the weekend box office with $32 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, sinking three-week champ “Gravity” to second place.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak.
1. “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” $32 million ($8.1 million international).
2. “Gravity,” $20.3 million ($36.6 million).
3. “Captain Phillips,” $11.8 million ($12.1 million).
4. “The Counselor,” $8 million.
5. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” $6.1 million ($17.9 million).
6. “Carrie,” $5.9 million.
7. “Escape Plan,” $4.3 million ($7 million).
8. “12 Years a Slave,” $2.15 million.
9. “Enough Said,” $1.55 million.
10. “Prisoners,” $1.06 million ($5.1 million).
O’Brien tries to call horse race
Conan O’Brien brought his humor to the announcing booth Friday at Santa Anita, calling a race that likely left fans wondering which horse had won.
The comic took over from caller Trevor Denman for the second race. O’Brien didn’t have to pronounce any tongue twisters among the six horses running a mile on the dirt.
That was the easy part.
Squinting through binoculars to describe what was unfolding proved much tougher in a sport that has its own lingo.
“I’m seeing a bunch of horses following Blue Collar Boy,” O’Brien shouted. “All horses look alike when you’re not around horses a lot.” He described the starting gate as “the white thing.”
O’Brien admitted that he was thoroughly confused trying to identify the horses by the color of the jockeys’ silks or “costumes,” as he called them.