Chris Brown praised for behavior on probation
August 27th, 2010
01:11 PM ET

Chris Brown praised for behavior on probation

So far so good for singer Chris Brown’s probation.

CNN affiliate KABC reports that Brown received the thumbs up in Los Angeles on Thursday from Judge Patricia M. Schnegg during his fourth progress hearing.

The singer was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to perform 180 days of community service and attend domestic violence counseling after pleading guilty to assaulting then-girlfriend singer Rihanna.

“You’re doing very well on probation,” the judge told Brown. “You’re doing a great job.”

Brown attended the hearing with his lawyer, Mark Geragos, but did not speak.


Filed under: Celebrities

soundoff (150 Responses)
  1. Candiee

    I agree he should have a second chance but knowin ppl, its hard to want to after what he did to Rihana. Its always hard to forgive.

    September 4, 2010 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Tori

    people please get over it! I am in no way condoning chris' actions on that night, however rihanna is no angel....she was asked if she provoked him, and her response was "EVEN IF I DID DOES THAT MAKE IT OK?" which to me is an admission of guilt. There was no other signs from mutual friends or otherwise that indicates that he was continuously abusive towards her....and its wrong for anybody to judge him based on ONE incident...ONLY GOD can judge anybody, she used this situation to throw him under the bus for her own professional gain and still failed in record sales...if he was so much of a monster im sure GOD would not have worked in his professional favor over hers...he's apart of a number ONE movie, and so is his record despite what the media did to prevent his sales, overall good STILL prevails...and yes i agree with the judge for giving credit where credit is due, and for Chris not abusing his celebrity status to get out of his legal responbilities such as Lindsay L, Paris H, etc...so the rest of you all sit n back judging CHRIS BROWN with your comments it didnt stop what GOD had for him then and it wont stop him now!!

    August 31, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LB

    It's only a matter of time before we see that temper again...

    August 30, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. Diva

    Stay up Chris, For only God can Judge you

    August 30, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. sam

    Nice to see him wearing his requisite thug uniform in the picture – wife-beater shirt, matching large diamond stud earrings, prison-looking totoos that you can't tell what they are – is there a handbook for this costume out there somewhere?

    August 30, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
    • tori

      so does this mean that everybody else in the hip hop world that dresses this way is "woman beaters as well?" close minded people such as yourself didnt STOP his success and you wont....get over it!

      August 31, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Forgiver

    I know what he did wasn't right but I still believe there is more to the story than what we know. I believe she is capable of a lot more drama than we believe. I believe she hit that man and set him off. That doesn't make what he did right, but if you can't take the heat, keep your hands to yourself. But, he needs to be forgiven and we need to move on.

    August 30, 2010 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. someoneelse

    I have never hit a woman and I am a good functioning member of society (who actually does something useful). Why don't I get praised for that?

    August 30, 2010 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. Elliebee

    ENOUGH with the Chris Brown bashing. The boy made a very BIG mistake in judgement out of anger. He was YOUNG and IMMATURE. BOTH Rihana and Chris were in an UNHEALTHY relationship and both of them had serious issues stemming from being YOUNG, IMMATURE, RECKLESS and FAMOUS!!

    It does NOT make Chris a BAD guy FOREVER. AND he should NOT be punished forever if he is TRULY making every attempt to correct his mistake. NO ONE in this blog is without his/her own faults and shortcomings, we ALL make mistakes.

    Putting your hands on a woman/man is NEVER acceptable. Chris is NOT the first young man who has acted out of line and Rihana is also to BLAME for being in a relationship that is NOT healthy or GOOD for her!! A LOT of young girls today ALLOW this type of behavior from their boyfriends based on their lack of self-worth and self-esteem. I KNOW, I'm a doctor and I see it ALL the time and I hear ALL the stories from these young ladies and young men. Majority of the young ladies I see continue to make EXCUSES for the men who are using them as a punching bag over and over!! They BLAME themselves for the abuse or try to justify the abuse. In some cases, it's the young LADIES who "eggs on" the arguments out of jealousy and vindictiveness. YES, there are some girls/women who are just plain VINDICTIVE. Majority of you don't SEE both sides of the equation. The guy is often times the VICTIM!!! But we don't hear about those cases because it doesn't fit the profile society has set.

    NO YOUNG lady or woman should make excuses or ALLOW any man/or young man to hit on them. End of Story. By allowing it to happen you give the abuser total POWER and CONTROL!!

    If Chris Brown is making EVERY attempt to rectify his mistake, then I commend him for doing so. Its NOT the mistake that matters, it's the fact that he's LEARNED by his mistake and is doing everything legally possible to him to insure it doesn't happen again. LEARNING from our mistakes is just as important as the mistake itself. I would RATHER he learned by his mistake NOW than when he gets OLDER.

    August 30, 2010 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
    • someoneelse

      "and Rihana is also to BLAME for being in a relationship that is NOT healthy or GOOD for her" -
      "In some cases, it's the young LADIES who "eggs on" the arguments out of jealousy and vindictiveness" -
      Good job there! He didn't do anything to rectify his mistake until he was FORCED to, and even then it took forever for him to apologize. He doesn't care, he cares about his career. The only thing he learned is how to better hide who he is.

      August 30, 2010 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mia

    Wow, these comments really amaze me. People are so judgemental!! We all have done something at one time or another that we are ashamed of. I find it strange that we as humans can't forgive but God forgives us!!

    August 30, 2010 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  10. john

    LOL! So the judge is telling him he's doing a great job at something he should be doing anyway? I would understand if Chris Brown was a child but he's not. He's a grown man. If I were the judge I would have said "Well it's nice to see you are finally starting to act like you are supposed to". Stop sugar coating everything. This country is becoming so pathetic. Make sure not to hurt anyones feelings, regardless what they are on probation for.

    August 30, 2010 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  11. kwame

    I wish that Rhinna will get a change of mind and heart and reconcil with Chris Brown, they look nice together but have been separarated by people who have no bussiness in such a case. My fear for Rhinna is she will turn to be men haters and by so doing will end up being like a Lesbian, like one of her videos seem to show of her.He does nort have the right to beqat her but what they both need is rehabilitatio0n for young lovers.

    August 30, 2010 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jim

    Clearly, the judge has very low expectations, at least for stars

    August 30, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  13. tim

    Women out there SERIOUSLY why would you EVER forgive a man that BEATS your face in? And don't use the excuse because he's famous that's so weak! Don't lose whatever respect the rest of the world gives you by forgiving someone of that CRIME. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is not a one time thing. It is a proven PATTERN of behavior. You're all naive if you REFUSE to comprehend it. Jesus can forgive but YOU DO NOT HAVE TO.

    August 29, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Caroline

    It's funny how this report came out the same time as his movie...

    August 29, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Adrienne Johnson

    There's always three sides to the story his her and the truth... You only know what you hear and its basically hesay/shesay i'm tired of everyone just putting the blame on him. Come on ppl grow up there ppl just like us the difference is they r famous. Chris has learned from him mistakes and has moved on and put it behind him how bout you all do the same and get your own business.

    August 29, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  16. patricia p lumaava

    OK so Brown beat on Rihanna! Heard n Read about it already! Chris has been found guilty! Over! Move on!!! Sick n Tired of hearing about it!!
    So what else is new?!!

    August 29, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  17. katy l. mcbride

    U kno wat b dog , real bdog n remix bdog yall all sht up cuz u kno wat god says we r supposed to forgive every living creture but yes i agree there is no acception to hit a woman under any regards i agree but also on sheen he prob had a bad childhood so leave him outta it i mran if u wer a big time pop star u wuld have somone jumpin up ur back nagging on u all th time im sure u wuld like them to stop right !?!?!? !3566$%!6$$&!!$%%!????!$$?&?$++@_-)_()_

    August 29, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  18. biscuit

    Peace

    August 29, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  19. biscuit

    I knew u have good in u chris I wished rihanna had stick around ur cute together

    August 29, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  20. candygirl

    I think a lot of u are judging CB unfairly being a woman it was absolutely wrong of him 2 put his hands on a female but he is young and prone to make mistakes lets just hope he sees the error of his ways.on the other hand if the b***h was tryin to cause him serious bodily harm he had the right 2 defend himself

    August 29, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Latoya

    HEY CHRIS U ARE DEFINITELY IN MY PRAYERS...I KNOW U ARE A GOOD PERSON WHO MADE A BAD DECISION...O AND GOOD JOB IN THE MOVIE "TAKERS"...DONT WORRY ABOUT THE NAY-SAYERS THERE WILL ALWAYS B HATERS, CANT WAIT TIL THE NEW ALBUM DROPS I WILL B ONE OF THE 1ST TO BUT UR ALBUM...KEEP UR HEAD UP...

    August 29, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Maria

    Hooray! You've been behaving and haven't beaten the crap out of ANOTHER woman – yet. Whoopty freakin do.

    August 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Bina

    I believe everyone deserves a second chance to correct whatever that was done wrong by them. Just as long as it's not repeated. No one ever goes through life without making any mistakes. If they do they have not lived. Congrats!!! to Chris Brown for working so hard to correct his wrong. May God continue to Bless You Chris.

    August 29, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Tony

    Great! He needs to keep this behavior up for the next ten years or so. And it would help if he did a few benefits, or gave money to support domestic abuse causes to prove he is really reformed.

    August 29, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Al Gore's therapist

    Nice photo of him here in his wife-beater shirt. Nice lipstick, by the way, Chrissy.

    August 29, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Al Gore's therapist

    What? This sissy is in the news again? Your so-called "girl"friend won't let you hit her anymore?

    August 29, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  27. charles

    New game, search Wikipedia when a celebrity gets in big trouble. They give a peak at their childhood. Rihanna's was violently bad.
    Rihanna – Her childhood was deeply affected by her father's addiction to crack cocaine and her parents' rocky marriage, which ended when she was fourteen years old.
    Kids with violent childhoods often recreate violence in their adult relationships. That's not to say they should be hit of course.

    Wikipedia Christopher Maurice Brown was born on May 5, 1989,[11] in the small town of Tappahannock, Virginia to Joyce Hawkins, a former day care center director, and Clinton Brown, a corrections officer at a local prison.
    Corrections officer huh? Possibly not the best dad role model employment I'd pick.
    Rihanna is likely a troubled sole who can bring out violence. If you've never been involved with abused kids as girlfriends or boyfriends, it can be a confusing violent relationship more often than not.
    Give Chris Brown a break everyone.

    August 29, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  28. KEEPINGUINFORMED

    WE LOVE YOU CHRIS...YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS...THE WORST IS OVER....

    August 29, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maria

      The worst? I think it was Rihanna who suffered the worst from this situation. I'll let her decide when it is over. But hey, he's just SO great because he hasn't beaten ANOTHER woman – yet – right? Big freakin deal.

      August 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Jon

    Who's Chris Brown? Give him a U.A. and see how he's doing then.

    August 29, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Russ

    It's really a sad state of affairs when it becomes newsworthy that an entertainer WASN'T caught breaking the law this week. American music luminaries, how low can you go?

    August 29, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  31. Sachap

    its been a few months....psshhh.....yeh he is on probation..he'd be ridiculous to hit another withing that time...
    there's promise of change..lets see it in a few yrs time....does he hve a new gf yet??
    Ri-Ri cud hve been asking for it though...lol...still love her

    August 29, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  32. AGeek

    "You're doing a great job!" That must mean those of us who never even contemplate moronic, abusive behavior are downright saintly. Give me a freaking break. Stop pandering to these media clowns. Really.

    August 29, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  33. m

    Talk about apples and oranges......The true test of whether Mr. Brown has learned anything from his mistakes are whether he becomes violent in the future with a woman with whom he has a romantic relationship. Most abusive men repeat their behavior with a new victim and resort to more deviate behavior (such as preventing their victim from seeking help) in order to avoid legal problems. Abusive men seem to be in the same category as men who molest children. The only cure is to completely avoid past and future victims. If Mr. Brown cares about women, he will choose to live a celibate life. However, most abusive men are insufferable wimps when it comes to any sort of self denial and instead find relationships where they can remain abusive. Such men choose to engage in extreme rationalization to avoid taking responsibility for their behavior and making the necessary changes to grow up and care properly for others.

    August 29, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  34. reality check

    Praised for doing what the rest of us do everyday, behaving like normal human beings. Publicist = money well spent I guess.

    August 29, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  35. James

    I am definitely hating on Chris Brown.
    People here say, "who are you to judge" "people deserve a second chance"...blah blah blah blah blah

    I've done work at a women's shelter, still volunteer occasionally....I realize it's a double standard, but a man hitting a women, is unforgivable. What she hit you? That's not an excuse man. I've gotten hit by a women before, what I didn't do was give her a beatdown after...I just left the room, geez.

    August 29, 2010 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  36. dejaclue

    You know whats really funny about this? She was beating on him to but they made her out to be the only victim. Maybe she was hitting on him first and he had enough and decided to defend himself.

    August 29, 2010 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  37. max

    OBAMA MADE CHRIS BROWN SLAP RIHANNA. ITS ALL OBAMAS FAULT

    BAWWWWW

    August 29, 2010 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  38. recee

    How wonderful it must be to judge Chris Brown or anyone as if we are innocent of our own sins... He who is with out sin, cast the first stone.... He had no business putting his hands on Rhianna, and nothing will change that fact. But I also know there are two sides to every story and some times more depending on who you talk to. Again domestic violence is wrong, and he shouldn't have done it. We all do things we are ashamed of, we all do things that are wrong. Because most of us are not famous, are sins are not shouted from the roof tops. Today, a woman was beaten by a man, and who knows how many times this horrible act has happened to this female... and we many never hear about the countless number of women who suffer this fate everyday. It's not right, something needs to be done but what? It sucks really... He made a choice and a huge, horrible mistake, it can't fix this, but he can get help and move forward, and hopefully never do this again. who knows, he might, but I pray he doesn't...

    August 29, 2010 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Thomas H.

      That's the big problem - he WASN'T sorry. For months after the attack, he portrayed HIMSELF as the victim. He moaned and wailed and cried about how HIS image had been tarnished by this incident, meanwhile he never once said that he was sorry. THAT is why does not deserve a second chance.

      August 29, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Jessica

    CHRIS Brown – You can beat me up anytime . . I amPretty sure I'd like it ;D
    FREE WHEEZY!!!

    August 29, 2010 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  40. morganss

    Gee, it's been what, 6 months he's been on probation...big woop. Wait until year 3, 4 and 5 roll around.....

    August 29, 2010 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  41. Becca

    Everyone deserves to be forgiven. How else can we expect to be forgiven. It's just very difficult to get the images of Rhianna's swollen, bruised and battered face from our minds. How could a woman in her right mind ever trust him knowing that could happen to her. I have a feeling that wasn't the first time an incident like that happened between Chris and Rhianna and it's probably not the last time he will react like that. I've known many woman who've been abused and the men in their life rarely ever change. I'm glad Rhianna had the courage to get out.

    August 28, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Eric

    Money can't buy class. On a side note, this guy doesn't have a lick of musical talent.

    August 28, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Am the only smart one on this blog

      Now Eric you are just plain jealous.

      August 29, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Al Gore's therapist

      Who said anything about having musical talent in the pop music industry?

      August 29, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  43. idiots

    WHOM EVER ON THIS BLOG IS JUDGING CHRIS ALL OF YOU ARE IDIOTS AND I'M NOT SAYING THAT BECAUSE HE IS A CELEB..I DO NOT CONDONE WHAT HE DID ..HOWEVER EVERYONE FAILS TO REALIZE THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY AND IF ANYONE EVER PAID ANY ATTENTION TO RHIANNA'S INTERVIEW YOU WOULD HAVE NOTICED ONCE SHE WAS ASKED IF SHE PROVOKED CHRIS SHE SAID EVEN IF I DID MEANING THAT YES SHE DID SO AGAIN PLEASE I DONT THINK HE WAS JUST SLAPPING HER AROUND EVERYDAY HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN PUSHED TO HIS LIMITS THAT NIGHT AND AGAIN RI RI IS NOT INNOCENT SO LET'S LEAVE ALL THE JUDGING UP TO GOD AND I BELEIVE THE JUDGE WAS JUST PRIASING HIM FOR NOT GETTING INTO TROOUBLE WHILE ON PROBATION BECAUSE YOU SO MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE ON PROBATION AND END IT VIOLATING ..PEOPLE GET OVER IT!!!

    August 28, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ted

      If you bothered to read any of the reports, "Ri Ri" saw a text come through his phone from an ex-girlfriend of his. One can only guess, but the content of the text upset her and she questioned him about it. He got very upset (note that she didn't instigate this, but was calling him out), and started punching her in the face. This is not an appropriate reaction. I'm not sure how you are under the impression she "provoked" him by inquiring about his possible infidelity, but who am I to judge. The point is, she did nothing to warrant getting beaten to a pulp. period. Let me know if I need to use ALL CAPITAL LETTERS for you to better grasp this concept.

      August 28, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • morgans

      There are two sides to every story, but there is also one black eye in this one.,,idiot

      August 29, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
    • @TED

      LET ME RESPOND BACK TO YOU TED IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS...NO I DON'T NEED YOU TO SAY ANYTHING IN ALL CAPS BUT WHAT YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THERE ARE THREE SIDES ..IT'S CHRIS VERSION, RHIANA'S VERSION AND THEN THERE IS THE TRUTH...NOW LET'S BE REAL EVERYTHING THAT YOU JUST STATED WAS NOTHING BUT STRAIGHT FROM THE REPORTS SO THEREFORE YOU WERE NOT THERE AT ALL TO WITNESS ANYTHING ..MY WHOLE POINT OF MY COMMENT WAS FOR PEOPLE TO STOP BEING SO JUDGEMENTAL REASON BEING BECAUSE WHO ARE WE TO JUDGE ANYONE BECAUSE NO ONE INCLUDING YOUR SELF IS NOT PERFECT!!!! RIHANA DID NOT DESERVE WHAT HAPPENED TO HER AT ALL ..CHRIS HAS AND IS PAYING FOR WHAT HE DID..LEAVE IT ALONE PEOPLE NEED TO GROW AND REALIZE THAT ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS WITH CELEBRITIES IN GENERAL WILL BE MADE EXTRA TO THE FANS TO MAKE ONE OR THE OTHER SEEM INNOCENT OR EVEN A VERY BAD PERSON OF COURSE THAT'S HOW THEY MAKE THERE LIVING. SO FOR YOU TED AND ONLY YOU CAN YOU UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING THAT I JUST SAID TO YOU BECAUSE AGAIN THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL MATTER TOWARDS YOU BUT I REALLY DON'T THINK THAT YOU WERE THERE IN PERSON FOR YOU TO SAY WHAT SHE SAW AND WHAT SHE MAY HAVE DONE OR SAID TO HIM. CLEARLY THIS WAS NOT A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP FOR EITHER ONE OF THEM. SO NOW IT'S ALL OVER ..GET OVER IT!

      August 30, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  44. tcaros

    Bobby Brown is a sissy for beating up women. I'd like to smack him down and see him crying and not getting up.t

    August 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  45. johnny33308

    Why should someone be priased for doing the right thing? The same thing we would expect of any person actually. He will do the same thing again because he has no respect for women-perhaps he is taliban? He acts like he is taliban...

    August 28, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Jenkins

    Why is this news??? This women-beater hasn't proven anything. Some coincidence this news comes out at the same time he is in a movie. This smells pretty bad CNN!!!

    August 28, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Sandra

    If I am to believe "Once an abuser, always an abuser," then I guess the flip side would be "Once a hater, always a hater." Once a pessimist, always a pessimist." "Once a negative Nelly, always a negative Nelly." But, thank goodness for visionaries like Aristotle who said "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is NOT a single act, but a habit." But, after reading some of these posts, it seems being vitriolic is what you repeatedly do. One question, how do you find the time to be judge, jury and executioner?

    August 28, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Cashmir

    Why is this even a question?? Why we are praising Chris Brown for behaving? He's suppose to behave???? That's his job!

    August 28, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Chaiah

    Whoopee! Chris Brown is praised for acting like an human being (and not hitting _too_ hard). Why isn't it enough for people to just want to behave themselves because it's the civilized thing to do. Chris Brown is a grown man who SHOULD behave himself. Eh, perhaps I am being too harsh. I am very, very liberal-minded but I think that, sometimes, we try to make people feel all warm and fuzzy when what they are doing is just acting like they are supposed to act.

    Let's see how Chris Brown has been behaving 10 years from now – after he has been off of probabtion for several years. If he has not hit anyone else, then, perhaps I will have some praise for him. For now, though... eh.

    August 28, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  50. nodat1

    Wow getting praise for not getting in trouble, what a looser but I can’t fault the judge for doing this, I do the same when I talk to my 4 yr old about being responsible for their actions. Trouble is, Mr. Brown is considered an adult by is age (not by his actions) and would have a cry to the media about his rights is he wasn't constantly being praised in front of the cameras. BTW I don’t care who he hit, I just find it disgusting that we find it necessary to praise adults for doing the right thing or taking responsibility for their actions

    August 28, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  51. amazed70506

    Yay.... The judge says he's being a good boy while on probation. So, let's give him a cookie, a pat on the back, perhaps a sucker and extra recess time. Whooohoo. Let's just hope that his good boy behavior continues once his probation period ends.

    August 28, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  52. Danielle

    Brown is a bad seed...do not believe that he is sorry for hitting Rihanna,,,he is waiting to strike again....so give no chance to this loser.....!

    August 28, 2010 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  53. randi

    I hope he continues on his path to wellness & doing good work & making music & being the best he can be !!!!

    August 28, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  54. Mandy

    I just saw the movie today, Takers, that Chris Brown played a role in. I LOVED it! I thought he looked hella fine and he did such good acting in the moving. Especially his running scene! Must see movie. Props to him for getting his life back on track and doing what he does best, entertaining us!

    August 28, 2010 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
  55. Double standards

    Hey didn't Elin hit Tiger with a golf club! Oops I forgot – the law only applies to men!

    August 28, 2010 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |
  56. Rita

    Can we go back to the America that turns celebrities into less than common folk when they can't be grateful for the amount of money we give them?

    August 28, 2010 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  57. B-Dog

    Hahaha this movie is gonna BOMB, but it could also be the #1 movie this week cuz there are no new movies out except the exorcism one. No way more that 15 million.

    August 28, 2010 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  58. C F

    No one should get praised for being on probation. They should be EXPECTED to do a good job; praise is definitely not necessary.

    August 27, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Lean

    u guys r stupid keep sayin that once you beat somebody you ll do it again,ppl who mention in the bible were big sinner bfore they became Christ s disiple,,some of them were serial killer etc (1corin 6 verse 9_11) but the point is have u change your way?it s nt up to you ppl to decide wich or who should be forgiven,in ur head u think u better than chris because u never beat a woman but u not perfect either,we all do wrong so suck it up ppl in leave that boy alone,Deuces haters...

    August 27, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • CBsucks

      Damn right I'm a better person. Only an POS hits a female and if she was my sister I would have f***** him up! Unless his b**** a** was gonna hide behind a body guard. He makes ALL black men look like s*** I'm black and I would never hit a female no matter what.

      Some b**** is in the car talkin s***, just kick her out!

      August 28, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Al Gore's therapist

      Rihanna is more of a man than this guy. Funny how a very masculine woman and a very feminine man find romance with each other.

      August 29, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • D.J

      That is the best Comment I read out of all the articles I've read about people making mistakes. Well said. Its good to know we have compassionate and forgiving people in this world. We may not makethe same mistakes but we make them. None of us are perfect and I wilsh that people would stop fronting like they are. "Judge not lest ye be judged" "those without sin cast the first stone". Look in the mirror and view yourself. Are you so perfect? even if you have never done anything wrong you will make a mistake or two in your life maybe not today and maybe not tomorrow but some day.

      August 30, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  60. caroline

    Glad to see that someone can make a mistake and change and be a better person. Wish other celebrities could try as hard. Lindsey Lohan continally makes bad choices and the media loves her. Keep doing good Chris. At least you are only 21 and are learning from your mistakes. Whereas Charlie Sheen continues to make bad decisions and he is in his 30;s or 40's.

    August 27, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Bryan

    Redemption? Already? You gotta be kidding me. This guy has alot of balls to even be thinking about performing in public again.

    August 27, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  62. cc

    Time will tell

    August 27, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Anjana Shroff

    oh God... what is happening in this world ../ ? Once an ABUSER always an ABUSER.

    August 27, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas H.

      It's the frickin' cult of celebrity. If you're famous, then you can do no wrong. It's sad and pathetic. How long do you think it'll take before one of Brown's defenders uses those words against me now?

      August 27, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vincent

      Once a cheater always a cheater... Maybe she cheated one too many times...

      August 28, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Jim Bob

    Chris should be congratulated for staying clean, but he is marked for life for his heinous deed.

    August 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Iam Brown

    I ain't condoning beating women but if you were a little boy trying to handle a fine ass volatile West Indian woman like Rihanna it might come to blows. I beat she was whoppin' his ass too.

    August 27, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • sosideirish

      I have my doubts about her being a fine anything, but I'm sure she took the first swings!

      August 30, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  66. Samantha

    If he was a true abuser probation would not stop him. The Young man was in a bad relationship I have seen the media reports before the incident which stated that she has a problem with her hands as well. It's only a matter of time when she will show her true colors.

    August 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • sosideirish

      It's obvious from reading this board that many are aware of her previous "relationship problems", and that Chris Brown just happened to be the one (publicized) who fought back. While I don't condone violence, I can understand how this scenario might have played. So, quit with your wife beater shirt B.S. and the comments on tattoos and earrings. His so-called uniform is no different than those we see every day of athletes and entertainers. You're just looking for something to criticize. I have a lot of respect for the fact that he admitted he lost his cool, apologized, and is doing what he needs to do. Can't say that for some other celebrities out there, crying about how misunderstood and abused they are. Yeah, poor Rihanna. She used every media outlet available to tell "her" story – over and over and over again. Boo hoo hoo. Lying bit_h! Charlie Sheen – he gets to continue with his television gig like nothing ever happened, but this talented young man gets hung out to dry. It's disgusting!!!

      August 30, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  67. Old Skool

    I find it ironic that he's wearing a "wife beater" in that picture.

    August 27, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Junebug

    Ever think she had it coming!

    August 27, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  69. yourcuz

    Rhianna had it commin, she needed to get the sense knocked into her.

    August 27, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  70. CBfan

    Rihanna (allegedly) worships the devil and thats not OK with God, Chris Brown hit a female and that is not OK with God. SIN is SIN no matter who did it and not matter the reason or no matter how they act afterwards. I'm pretty sure with Chris' religious background he has already asked God for forgiveness and its been forgiven. Now why don't you do the same? If God doesn't look down on him now for what he did, what makes you think you have the right too? Its not like you gave your life and died for him........

    August 27, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  71. robbied

    Adam , what a jerk you are , narrow minded idiot ..........please go back to your church and prey to your imaginary god....you one sad person

    August 27, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  72. robbied

    Chris is a talented artist , great music , i am sure almost every one has done something they are not proud of , What he done was wrong but unter the intense spot light of the media it has been over blown , give him a second chance which he deserves

    August 27, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Adam

    Still a dirt bag and poor excuse for a human being. Only cowards hit their wives/girlfriends. Once a wife beater, always a wife beater. He'll be in trouble for this same thing again in the future. Mark my words.

    August 27, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  74. White Slave

    In the words of Chris Rock – "whatcha want a cookie???"

    August 27, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  75. rmt

    I am sure you would want a second chance for the mistakes that you have made. Why shouldn't he be given a second chance???

    August 27, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Ballz

    Nice job Chris – its been what...34 minutes since you beat up a woman?
    Rihanna does look like she is very high maintenance so I give you credit for holding out as long as you did. She had to taste good though the first few times.

    August 27, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Okwy rose

      She can maintain herself, she makes money doesn't she? makes way more than Chris Brown will ever make too. What has high/low maintenance got to do with assault?. Point is that he assaulted a person be it man or woman, he is paying for it for life. Why is this news that he is doing good on probabtion? Same reason why it is news that LINDSEY LOHAN does not give a crap about her probation.

      August 27, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • sosideirish

      Like to see how you'd react if some bit_h was smacking you up side the head! Jerk!!

      August 30, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  77. An observer

    First, why click the link if you think Chris Brown is such a punk or a thug?! As long as SOMEONE is reading the articles, the media will continue to write them. Second, NO ONE, but Rihanna and Chris, knows what happened that night. What we do know is he hit her, more than once. He's "paying for it" through 5 years probation and will probably pay through his career for longer than that. Maybe that's not way that people THINK he should but that's what the courts decided. It has nothing to do with him being a celebrity, or being black, or being rich as to why he got away with it. any times someone – male or female – accused of abuse "get away" with it when they don't have a record, and show remorse in the courtroom and have the potential for rehabilitation. He SHOULD be praised for staying out of trouble. Think of how many people on probation – especially celebrities – DON'T change their ways! Give him Kudos and let him move on.

    August 27, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  78. tina

    Everybody makes mistakes, allow him a second chance....he's young

    August 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Gaze

    I had secks with him once

    August 27, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  80. D Money

    OH wow, congratulation Chris on being a normal, civil human being, what an accomplishment. I personally can't got 2 months without beating up a girl.

    August 27, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Call My Name

    What a lot of people don't realize is that just because he made one mistake, everyone's up his butt on everything he says/does. He obviously is sorry for what he did, and I don't think that he'd do it again.
    I think that Chris is a good man at heart, and I'll never stop believing that.

    August 27, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • D Money

      You're acting like you know him. How do you know his heart?

      August 27, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • MD

      Once a woman beater....always a woman beater. No use for him.

      August 27, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • okay MD

      Using your logic, that must mean... we shouldn't expect you to get some class and learn some respect for your fellow human being who obviously messed up but is trying to redeem himself. Let's just hope you're Mr. Perfect and don't mess up in your lifetime.

      August 27, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Rubber bum

    I wonder if he would be praised in federal, pound-me-in-the-a$$ prison, not just probation?

    August 27, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  83. me

    Well Rhianna does "Like the way it hurts" Seriously why would you be part of a song like that after what you have been through– boy money talks............

    August 27, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • sosideirish

      Exactly!!! She is what she is, and she got away with it. Laughing all the way to the bank!!!

      August 30, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  84. Paul

    Praised for not hitting? I guess actually doing something positive does not gain acknowledgement anymore...except by God

    August 27, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Praised for following the law and reforming. But, you think a 19yr old doesn't deserve a second chance.

      August 28, 2010 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  85. Godstar

    So he gets an article because he didn't break the law? That's news?! Don't we all deserve the same accolades then? CNN, you can start at the bottom with the preschoolers who ate all their vegetables! Quite an accomplishment I hear!

    August 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  86. joe

    He aint slap no bichiz

    August 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  87. md

    He is a THUG.

    August 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Lean

    When you young and famous u can caught on hollywood fame and act stupid like LL or Chris etc ,but we saw pictures of sharlie s previous case and it wasnt prety either, when I saw rihannas face I felt so bad for her,but the questionS is,how innocent she is?and why we never see Chris mugshot? She went back to him until the medias n Oprah go crazy and I beleive the only reason she blame everything on chris is because of her career,have you see Rihanna lately?she looks crazy .If Rihanna one side of the story r 100% true she needs councelin cause only a crazy woman would accept bein in a relatioship like that. icing on the cake, nowshe s glamorize domestic violence.

    August 27, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Real B-dog

    1st of all... Sheen is a d-bag and I don't watch his stupid show.

    I'll tell you why people are STILL hating on CB and not on Sheen.
    A) We saw the pictures man! This wasn't just a punch, this was a BEATING. There were no pics of what Sheen did.

    B) CB got HORRIBLE advice on how to handle things after his arrest. You don't go to Miami the next weekend and party it up and get PHOTOGRAPHED smiling and laughing on Jet Ski's! You don't set up interviews to talk about what happened and then say it's private and you don't want to talk about it. You certainly don't go back into the studio and release an album and then start whining that you are being hated on! If he had a good manager they would have handled it better.

    August 27, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lmao

      WHO CARES if we didn't see what Sheen did, he still hit a woman. No one saw the pictures of Chris Brown's face after Rihanna beat him repeatedly with a stiletto in the face, did they? No because any and every opportunity Rihanna has to throw Chris under the bus, people like you just eat it up like its nothing. And why are you judging CB's life to begin with? Do you have the ability to walk on water? No, so leave it to the one who's opinion actually matters. You aren't famous, and you aren't Rihanna so get the hell over it.

      August 27, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • B-Dog

      Another thing his "team" did wrong. If his face was messed up from an ALLEGED shoe beating HE should have released those pics. Maybe no pics cuz it didn't happen?

      August 27, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Debbie

      That weekend in Miami you are talking about B-dog was spent with Rihanna. Rihanna hit Crhis and ended up getting the worst end of the deal because Chris is stronger. We didn't see pics of Chris either. Their relationship was like Em's new video. A woman shouldn't hit a man, and a man shouldn't hit a woman. If you hit someone, expect to get hit back. No one is allowed to put their hands on anyone in that manner. There are many victims of domestic abuse and if you call a woman's shelter you can get many stories of real abuse. Chris and Rihanna were two idiots fighting and this was no domestic abuse. Rihanna is not the face of domestic abuse and if the press and police didn't get involved she would still be with Chris. Sorry, but I have no sympathy for women who get off hitting their men and forcing them to hit back so they can release their own anger (in what people now call toxic relationship). My sympthathy is for the woman who gets slapped around by their men and they can't even fight back. My sympathy is for the woman who gets slapped around by her man because another man dared to look at her, the woman who gets slapped around because she didn't have dinner on the table on time, the woman who gets slapped around because a stupid man is insecure about his manhood.

      August 29, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  90. B-Dog Remixed

    Yeah Chris, we are all very proud of you for not beatig the daylight out of ANOTHER woman while on probation. Way to go buddy!

    You're doing so much better than that Charlie Sheen guy who seems to abuse every woman that he comes in contact with, yet while you are the posterboy for abusers he's chalking up $2 million per episode on his sitcom. YET NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT WHAT AN *SS HE IS...just you.

    August 27, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas H.

      Not to condone what Sheen did, but CS only threatened his wife (I can't believe I just said "only"). Brown beat the living cr@p of of Rihanna AND he tried to make excuses for himself for months afterwards. Charlie, at the very least, said he was sorry and tried to get help. Brown considered himself the victim and still does to this day.

      August 27, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Exactly! There will be those who rationalize that folks like Charlie and Mel should be forgiven while Chris should rot in jail. They live in bubbles.

      August 28, 2010 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  91. BB

    Some people don't know they can lose control and hit someone until they are around someone that is toxic for them – someone that won't shut up even when they see they are making the other person more angry.
    As soon as the two separate, this bad behavior will end.
    With luck, they will both learn from their mistakes and find someone more compatible.

    August 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dawn

      Keep dreaming!
      If he hit one, he'll hit the next. Just wait for it.

      August 27, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrBo

      Um, no...

      If you get so angry at someone that you feel like hitting them (and your life is not threatened) then you have problems, sir.

      If you rationalize said behavior, you have even more problems.

      August 27, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • BB

      Dawn – Not dreamin' – it's fact. But if he hooks up with another partner that can't shut up when argument is getting too heated, yes it could happen again. Hell it could happen to anyone that's around a crazy ass nut.

      August 27, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cuadrose

      Hitting another is not about losing control. It is about stepping up control. No one makes you hit them, you choose to hit them. No one makes you get mad, angry, you choose to get mad, angry. Take responsibility for your behavior, your choices. Chris Brown is being held accountable and that is the right thing to do. Unfortunately with Charlie Sheen getting off easy, the message it sent, is it is okay to put a knife to your wife's throat. Charlie Sheen's behavior is that of a batterer, just like Chris Brown's. Sheen deserved the same as Brown, yet he got off easy. What is that about? As if we don't know!

      August 28, 2010 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Amen!

      it's called toxic relationships.

      August 28, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Johbob

      Pretty sure the most compatible companion for Brown would be a punching bag at this point.

      August 28, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Nalee

    Good job chris,I was startin to wonder if his skin color was one the issue that make ppl bring him down like that,you should never hit a woman or a man because violence is nt the answer.Lately rihanna s behavior is questionable..but ppl should give him another chance like they do to sharlie,or robert.they not even tryin like chris and ppl already let it go..If God never forgive his paradise would have stay empty, theres no big or small sin,so we all do bad in God s eyes so let s move on and pray for ppl like sharlie or mel who seem nt remorsful at all.

    August 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Courtney

    I am happy for him. At least he is trying to do good in his life. Hope he is able to move on with his career. I will be going to see his new movie.

    August 27, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • B-Dog

      Yeah I know what you mean... I wanna slap a b**** around plenty but we gotta control ourselves these days. lol

      August 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  94. B-Dog

    Yeah Chris, we are all very proud of you for not beating the daylight out of ANOTHER woman while on probation. Way to go buddy!

    August 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      another loser american thinking everyone should be locked up for everything. do you know that the US has more people in jail than any other country, including Iran and China? Lock em up. Half the people are in for probation violations or tecnicalities. Ignorant Americans. If the law says so they are guilty, and idiots like you like cheer leaders, lock up em, not enough time!

      August 27, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas H.

      Well, at least he hasn't been CAUGHT beating another woman....yet. If he was capable of doing it once, you can bet your bottom dollar he'll do it again. Every statistic on domestic abuse backs that up, and no amount of spin, PR or powder blue sweaters will change that.

      August 27, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mertz

      @Robert Iran and China's execution rate is super high therefore they would have fewer people imprisoned than we have.

      August 28, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • cindy

      no doubt - he will strike again

      August 28, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan - Canada

      Yeh...right.....and Rihanna has put out a video with Eminem, which is all about violence in a relationship. I saw an interview with her regarding the controversy surrounding this video and she said, she wanted to be part of a "hit" record and laughed at how it might be conceived. I'm not condoning what he did....but, what she did doing that video, speaks volume!

      August 28, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • C-Dog

      Its funny how folks like B-dog talk mad ish about Chris Brown but I gaurantee he's one of them folks that be going around talking about how much he like his music...stop with the hypocrisy and be real with yourself...so you can run and tell dat homeboy

      August 29, 2010 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Ocie

      Hey Robert, why dont you put these american nuts in your mouth?

      August 29, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • THE TRUTH B

      Truth be told..............Rihanna's new video, her rep as a diva and the numerous times he could have wooped her a** for hitting him. Her entire posse spoke up for CB little do many ppl know. I know this much, CB did good holding out that long from being abused regularly by the "diva". She is a leach for publicity and new that in order to break up with him she had to do it in a "big" way instead of looking like the B she is thinking she could do better. Notice she hasn't been seen with anyone since ...cuz no one else would put up with that ish! crzy B..............i will not ever buy another record of hers.

      August 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • YoungSinatra

      He made a HUGE mistake at the age of 20 years OLD!! He is getting a SECOND chance STUPID!! EVERYONE deserves THAT! The second And even sometimes third chance is what makes America the greatest Country on earth.

      August 29, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • tim

      He's just another piece of woman-beating human trash and a loser that deserves to lose everything he has and to NEVER sell another song again. Anyone who grants him forgiveness is weak and a fool. The only woman he could beat up with his little girl fists HAD to weigh 90 something lbs. He is NOT a man at all just a bratty child that needs to have his a** handed back to him. But because he's so hard yeah that's why he needs bodyguards.

      August 29, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephen

      First, C-Dog…pretty good chance B-Dog isn’t ghetto…so he ain’t listenin’ to Chris Brown anyway. Cindy, I’m inclined to agree with you…if he did once…good chance right? Ocie…niiiccceee!

      Don’t know if he’ll strike again (no pun intended). Maybe she was singing and he was just trying to shut her up. Either that…or he thought she was an alien with the giant forehead of hers. Yikes!

      Can’t beat women…whether they’re an alien or not and you’re trying to save the world!

      PS – Diva..."Stay up Chris, For only God cand Judge you"...!?!?!?! A court can judge the brother...and send him away for a long time if he does it again. The good Lord will get His chance later!

      August 30, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |

Post a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Advertisement
About this blog

Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,450 other followers