Chris Brown charged in hit-and-run
The Los Angeles city attorney's office has charged singer Chris Brown with misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving without a valid license. City attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan says the charges filed Tuesday involve a minor accident on May 21 in the San Fernando Valley.
If convicted, Brown would face up to one year in jail. Arraignment was set for July 15 at the Van Nuys courthouse, but an attorney can appear on Brown's behalf. Mateljan says the county district attorney's office will be notified of the charges and it will be up to that office and the courts to determine if the case will have any effect on Brown's felony probation in the 2009 beating of singer Rihanna.
A call seeking comment from a Brown representative was not immediately returned Tuesday.
- Associated Press
Relationship bits . . .
Showgirl and Hugh Hefner pal Holly Madison's lover Pasquale Rotella has given her the mother of all engagement rings, "an 18-carat, cushion-cut yellow diamond surrounded by pink and yellow diamond flowers," says People. . . . Belated congratulations to Star Wars creator George Lucas, 69, who wed longtime gf Mellody Hobson, 44, at Skywalker Ranch on Saturday. . . . Heidi Klum is removing the Seal tattoo on her right arm, a new set of photos seems to prove.
Halle Berry testifies
Catwoman Halle Berry testified Tuesday in Sacramento, Calif., in favor of a proposed state bill to curtail paparazzi's access to celebs' children, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The bill would define as harassment - activity that "seriously alarms, annoys, torments, or terrorizes" a person - a photog's attempt to snap children without the permission of a legal guardian.
Contact "SideShow" at firstname.lastname@example.org. This column contains information from Inquirer wire services.