Brown released from jail, Bieber apologizes for racist joke
Monday, June 02, 2014 - 01:24
Jun 02 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Chris Brown is released from jail, Justin Bieber apologizes for a racist joke, and Lupita Nyong'o is cast in the next Star Wars film. Bob Mezan reports.
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Chris Brown was released from a Los Angeles jail on Monday (June 02). The singer was serving a one-year sentence for violating probation from his 2009 assault of Rihanna. Brown has been locked up since March 14 after he was kicked out of court-ordered rehabilitation for violating rules. He must still undergo court-ordered therapy, random drug testing and community service.
Justin Bieber has apologized for a racist joke that was revealed in a recently posted online video. A British tabloid published the clip, which was recorded five years ago and shows a young Bieber telling a joke that uses the N-word. Bieber took to Twitter to apologize saying, "As a kid, I didn't understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt."
Lupita Nyong'o has been cast in the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII." The Oscar-winning actress had been rumored as a potential cast member, but Walt Disney Lucasfilm made the official announcement on Monday (June 02). The film is set for a worldwide release on December 18, 2015.
Ann B. Davis has died. The comedic actress played the devoted housekeeper Alice on the television sitcom "The Brady Bunch" and won two Emmy awards as the forever-single secretary Schultzy on "The Bob Cummings Show." Davis fell and hit her head on Saturday morning and never regained consciousness. She was 88.
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