Under the terms of his probation, Brown's arrest could land him behind bars, which has led some gossipers to suggest the rehab stunt is a preemptive legal move.
Reportedly, he's there not for drugs but to face his problems with anger management.
"His goal is to gain focus and insight into his . . . behavior," said his rep, "enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point."
Katy Perry storms charts
Katy Perry's new LP, Prism, which features songs inspired by her 2011 divorce from Russell Brand, debuted this week at No. 1 on the Billboard album charts. It sold an impressive 286,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Pearl Jam's Lightning Bolt drops a rung to No. 2 with a limp weekly sales total of 46,000 units. Drake's Nothing Was the Same climbs one rung to No. 3 with 44,000.
Meanwhile, news of Lou Reed's death inspired folks to buy his records. They sold a combined 3,000 units last week, up 607 percent from less than 1,000 the week previous.
News to cherish
Kerry Washington, 36, who would clearly have fallen for yours truly had we ever met, is pregnant with her first child with San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, 32. Unnamed Source tells Us Weekly the Scandal star is about four months into the ordeal. Kerry and Nnamdi tied the knot in a surprise, unexpected, and unanticipated wedding on June 24.
It was a dark day.
Too stupid for words
Real Housewives of Miami's Lisa Hochstein plans to sue costar Joanna Krupa for defamation because she didn't like what JK said about her on the series' reunion episode, says Life & Style. . . . A young, ostensibly randy young man named Justin Bieber, 19, dropped $7,000 on a Houston club stripper named Diamond, says In Touch Weekly. . . . Katharine McPhee didn't mean to hurt anyone by kissing her Smash director Michael Morris, who is married to another woman, her friends tell People. . . . Omarosa, reality TV's answer to Mother Teresa, told Bethenny Frankel on Wednesday that she, Bethenny, is mediocre and her talk show is a stinker. Gosh, thanks, O!
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