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The Civil Wars top Billboard, Chris Brown charge dismissed

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 - 01:29

Aug. 15 - The latest celebrity and entertainment headlines including The Civil Wars top Billboard 200, hit and run charge against Chris Brown is dismissed and Lindsay Lohan books gig on HBO comedy. Lindsay Claiborn reports.

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Grammy winning country music duo The Civil Wars earned their first number 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday (August 14), knocking off last week's chart-topper, Robin Thicke. The honor is a bit bittersweet as the pair have been on a touring hiatus since November, canceling all of their concerts citing "internal discord and irreconcilable differences." The band's self-titled second album sold 116,000 copies in its first week, the only album to break 100,000 mark that week. A misdemeanor hit-and-run charge against Chris Brown was dismissed Thursday (August 15), with a judge saying a "civil compromise" was reached between the singer and the other motorist involved. A deputy city attorney objected to the settlement, who said the singer - who is still on probation for the 2009 assault of his then-girlfriend Rihanna - was "aggressive" after the crash and had to be restrained by a passenger in his car. The hit-and-run count was the last remaining charge stemming from the May 21 accident. Brown has another court hearing Friday (August 15) afternoon in downtown Los Angeles in connection with his probation in the felony assault case. His probation was revoked last month in response to the charges filed against him in the crash. Lindsay Lohan has booked herself another acting gig after her latest stint in rehab. The 27-year-old star will be guest starring on the HBO comedy "Eastbound & Down," for the show's final season coming up this fall. Lohan has been making the rounds since leaving rehab, including a much anticipated interview with Oprah.

The Civil Wars top Billboard, Chris Brown charge dismissed

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 - 01:29

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