One case at a time
R&B singer Chris Brown's next court appearance in Washington is now scheduled for Jan. 8.A D.C. Superior Court judge granted the new date Monday. Brown's attorneys successfully argued that he should not be forced to leave anger management rehabilitation in Los Angeles to travel for Monday's hearing. Brown was ordered into rehab last week following a Los Angeles court appearance.
Brown and bodyguard Christopher Hollosy will be required to appear at the next hearing. They were arrested last month on charges of punching a man outside a hotel who tried to jump into a picture with the singer. Brown faces a misdemeanor assault charge.
Showtime producer sentenced
A Hollywood producer has been sentenced in New York to two years' probation for his role in a high-stakes sports betting business with alleged ties to organized crime.Bryan Zuriff is executive producer of the Showtime series "Ray Donovan." He had previously pleaded guilty to an illegal Internet gambling charge.
Sounds like Bruce
Bruce Springsteen has set Jan. 14 for the release of "High Hopes," a new studio album with some old familiar tunes. The 12 tracks of "High Hopes" will be composed of covers of other artists, studio outtakes and new recordings of songs that have morphed during their live presentations. A video of the title track was made available on Springsteen's official website.
Springsteen's 18th studio album overall, the Columbia Records effort "High Hopes" will be the artist's first since 2012's "Wrecking Ball." In liner notes to the album published by Springsteen, he partly credits Tom Morello, the former Rage Against the Machine guitarist who temporarily filled in for Steven Van Zandt when the latter left for acting duties, for accelerating the album.
"High Hopes," a gospel-meets-rockabilly number written by L.A.'s Tim McConnell as a member of the Havalinas, is one of three covers on the album. An earlier Springsteen recording of "High Hopes" dates to the mid-'90s and surfaced on the 1996 "Blood Brothers" EP.
Also on the album is Springsteen's take on Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream," a band Springsteen has long professed a love for and a version of which Springsteen used as a thank-you letter to fans.
Broadway provides answer
Answer: It's the TV show that's spreading the word about Broadway. Question: What is "Jeopardy!"
The hit syndicated game show hosted by Alex Trebek has always sprinkled in theater clues since its debut in 1984 but lately has been upping the ante.For the 10th anniversary of "Wicked" late last month, the TV show took the unprecedented step of having an entire category dedicated to the musical. And producers are doing it again today for "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella."The TV show taped the clues with Cinderella herself - star Laura Osnes did a video clue in her ball gown costume - on June 14 at the show's home at the Broadway Theatre.
From News and wire service reports.
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