A Los Angeles judge attempted to
kill Chris Brown's high on Monday [September 24] at a probation hearing
where she warned the Grammy Award winning star against continuing his use of
marijuana. While Brown, a California resident, has reportedly obtained a license
for medicinal marijuana, Judge Patricia Schnegg cautioned him to be conscious of
his responsibility as a public figure.
"You are not an average person
sitting in a living room," Judge Schnegg said. "You are not only in the public
eye, but you are on probation."
According to the Los Angeles Times, the "Turn Up the Music"
crooner tested positive for pot in Virginia where he was completing his
community service for a 2009 assault conviction stemming from an altercation
with ex-girlfriend Rihanna. The results of the weed test gave cause to
the judge to investigate whether Brown was on the up-and-up following the
guidelines to his five year probation requirements.
With the judge
giving him a lecture, Brown remained quiet throughout the court session. Judge
Schnegg ordered another hearing in November to get a closer look at the singer's
community service records.
Though he now must face another day in court
Brown seemingly had the support of ex Rihanna who tweeted before Monday's
hearing, "I'm praying for you and wishing u the best today!"
responded with a tweet that read, "thank u so much."
tongue-lashing from the judge Brown had received big praise for his behavior and community service
Confirmed: Diddy and Cassie Are a Couple
The celebrity rumor mill has been
speculating about a romantic link between Diddy and his Bad Boy artist Cassie for awhile.
But both have been especially vague when referring to the person they’re
involved with. But that isn’t the case anymore.
After the two had been
spotted numerous times looking most definitely like a couple, they came clean via Instagram and Twitter to confirm
First, Cassie shoots out of a picture on Instagram of a shirtless Diddy
on a jet ski with the message: “Love. Him.”
Next, Diddy responded with a
pic of Cassie and the tweet: “I’m a very lucky man. #knowthat.”
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Last Dragon Star on Remake With Rihanna: "There Is Only One Vanity"
At last week's 16th Annual Urbanworld
Film Festival, Taimak, who is best known for playing Leroy Green in
1985's The Last Dragon, made a rare appearance on the red carpet for the
premiere of Being Mary Jane. The Last Dragon is supposedly set to
be remade with a cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson as Sho' Nuff and
Rihanna as Laura Charles, a role that was made famous by 1980s sexpot
About The Last Dragon remake with Rihanna, Taimak
said, "Sony has some good ideas. I am looking forward to pitching some of my
ideas and that is where we are at right now. Rihanna is wonderful. There is a
lot of talent out there." After a comment that Rihanna is the Vanity of 2012,
Taimak quickly added, "There is only one Vanity!"
Vanity was best known
as the lead singer of Vanity 6, Prince's ex-girlfriend and the
club classic "Nasty Girl." However, after nearly dying from drug abuse in 1994,
she abandoned her stage name and became a born-again Christian. She now goes by
her real name, Denise Matthews, and attributes her pop star past to "the
devil." When asked if Taimak had any contact with his former co-star, he said,
"She hit me up on Facebook not too long ago! She said, 'What's up?'"
Lil Wayne Gets Hostile During Lawsuit Deposition
Lil Wayne isn't making
life easy for Quincy Jones III. Weezy is in the process of suing the producer over the 2009 documentary centered on the
rapper's life, and in leaked deposition videos, the Young Money captain is seen
refusing to cooperate with Jones' attorney.
In the videos, obtained by TMZ, Wayne is brusque, even hostile, toward
Jones' representative Pete Ross of the law firm Brown George Ross.
Sitting at a table in a grey Trukfit hoodie pulled over his head, he refuses to
answer basic questions and claims not to recall major events in the recent past.
Asked if he served eight months in prison at Rikers Island or had the
best-selling album of the year in 2008, Weezy simply says "I don't
At one point, Wayne even makes what could be interpreted as a
threat against Ross. Fed up with the questioning, he looks the lawyer in the eye
and gestures toward the judge in the room who has been moderating the
"You know he can't save you in the real world, right?" Wayne
Asked if the comment was a threat, he declines to elaborate.
Despite participating in much of the filming of the project, Wayne brought
the lawsuit against QDIII because the producer allegedly used his music in the
film without consent.
This Day in Black History: Sept. 25, 1861
On Sept. 25, 1861, for the first
time, the Union Navy allowed Blacks to enlist for
service during the Civil War.
Many were former slaves who risked their
lives to escape from plantations and fight for the Union. A total of eight
African-American sailors were awarded the U.S. Medal of Honor award for their
courage in battle.
It wasn't until February 1944 that the Navy commissioned its first African-American officers.
Previously, Blacks were barred from the Navy completely or allowed to enlist
only as mess cooks.