Archive for February 2009

Chris Brown Turns Himself In To Police – Arrested

Chris Brown turned himself in to the LAPD, according to TMZ.com.

He was being sought by the LAPD for an alleged domestic violence felony battery that sources say involve his girlfriend Rihanna. The LAPD has not revealed the name of the victim (they don’t release the names of victims) but insiders have told Fox News that the victim is Rihanna.

Chris was officially booked into the custody of the LAPD. He was driven to the police department by high-powered attorney Mark Geragos.

He has been charged with one count felony criminal threats. His bail was set at $50,000, it was paid and he has been released.

The penal Code that defines a criminal threat reads:

“Any person who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person, with the specific intent that the statement, made verbally, in writing, or by means of an electronic communication device, is to be taken as a threat.”

The case will now be sent to the district attorney’s office and further charges could be filed.

“He was very professional and didn’t appear to have injuries,” said Sgt. Bridget Pickett, adding, “He’s a good looking young man.”

A source tells RadarOnline.com that when Chris was taken into custody:

“Chris was with two detectives the whole time he was in custody. He was never with any other inmates. He looked fine when he spoke with detectives. However, when the detectives left him alone, he looked at the ground and closed his eyes. You could tell he was a little sad.” (What did they expect him to be dancing a jig?)

The silver rental Lamborghini Chris was driving the night of the alleged incident has been impounded by the police.

The victim reports that her and Chris got into an argument which became violent. According to the police the victim had “visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker.”

The LAPD says Brown had left the scene by the time they arrived.

Chris and girlfriend Rihanna were together Saturday night, attending Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party and both canceled their scheduled performances at the Grammys.

He is scheduled to appear in court on March 5th.

Chris Brown Being Investigated For Domestic Violence; He And Rihanna Out Of Grammys

Photo: Pr Photos

Photo: Pr Photos

Chris Brown is currently under investigation for alleged domestic violence felony battery.

“The identity of the victim will not be released,” said LAPD Officer April Harding. “Any victim who’s involved in a domestic violence incident is entitled to confidentiality.”

Officer Harding added: “If police locate Brown, yes, he’s subject to arrest.”

Sunday at about 12:30 a.m. Chris and a woman were in a vehicle in L.A. when an argument erupted, reports People magazine. Chris stopped his car and the woman got out and the argument escalated. The woman suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker, according to police.

The LAPD received a 911 call reporting the disturbance.

Upon arriving the police found the victim, but Chris had left the scene, according to the police statement.

The LAPD is investigating the incident.

Earlier Saturday night Chris and girlfriend Rihanna attended Clive Davis’s Pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills.

There is no comment from his publicist, and he has canceled his scheduled performance at tonight’s Grammy awards.

Rihanna’s publicist, Amanda Silverman, tells E! News that she was involved in a traffic mishap but “is fine.”

In a statement, the Recording Academy announced that Rihanna would not be performing as scheduled at tonight’s show. “We’re sorry she is unable to join us this evening.”

UPDATE: Fox News is reporting that the unnamed woman is indeed Rihanna. A source tells Fox that an incident took place in Hancock Park last night after the couple left the pre-Grammy party.  The source say they are shocked and that “Chris is a good kid, well brought up.”

Grammy Winners

Here is the complete list of winners as they are announced…

Best Rap Album: Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: John Mayer, “Say”

Record of the Year: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, “Please Read This Letter”

Best New Artist: Adele

Best Rock Album: Coldplay, Viva la Vida

Read more

Jennifer Hudson’s Grammy Performance

The Cast For Dancing With The Stars Season Eight Is….

The cast for the next season of Dancing With The Stars will be announced soon but the names have supposedly been leaked.

We’re hearing that the cast for DWTS eighth season will be: Lil Kim, David Allen Grier, NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor,  Denise Richards, Nancy O’Dell, Chuck Wicks, Steve O, Ty Murray, Gilles Marini, Jewel, Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go’s, Steve Wozniak of Apple, and Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Shawn Johnson.

Phil Carey Passes Away At 83

One Life to Live has lost another fan favorite. Phil Carey, who played the cantankerous Asa Buchanan, has died at the age of 83.

The actor passed away earlier this weekend, one week after his costar Clint Ritchie, who played his son on OLTL.

He was born Eugene Carey, July 15, 1925, in Hackensack, New Jersey. He grew up in suburban Long Island towns of Rosedale and Malverne.

He studied drama at the University of Miami. The actor made his film debut in John Wayne’s Operation Pacific in 1951 and won over studio executive and he was quickly signed to a long-term contract with Warner Brothers. He went on to star in such films as Cattle Town, The Man Behind the Gun, Calamity Jane, The Nebraskan and The Long Gray Line. During the 60’s and 70’s, Carey, guest starred in various television shows, including such hits as The Rifleman, The Virginian and Gunsmoke.

Phil will forever be known as OLTL’s Asa Buchanan. He joined the cast of OLTL 1979, having been offered the role after a strong, but unsuccessful, audition for the role of Palmer Cortlandt on All My Children. When the the show opted not to renew his contract 2007 and offered him recurring status he refused, so the show wrote a storyline that killed off Asa. He did however later make some guest appearances in 2008.

Phil died at home in NYC after battling lung cancer.

“He was a very kind and considerate man. Always aware of the others feelings. NOT like Asa at all in that respect,” Timothy D. Stickney (R.J. Gannon) said of Phil. “I grew to like him as much as I respected him. A good man from a time when not all were as open and respectful toward others.”

Frank Valentini, OLTL executive producer says “His presence will always be a part of ‘One Life to Live. The best way to describe Phil was bigger than life. Like Asa, he possessed an undeniable quality that drew you to him.”

Phil is survived by his wife, Colleen Welch, and five children, Linda, Jeffrey and Lisa Ann, with first wife Maureen Peppler; and Shannon and Sean, with Welch.

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