Sideshow: Chris Brown ordered into 3 months' rehab

Chris Brown, in a Los Angeles court Wednesday, was ordered to an inpatient center for 90 days.
Chris Brown, in a Los Angeles court Wednesday, was ordered to an inpatient center for 90 days. (FREDERICK M. BROWN / Getty Images)
Posted: November 23, 2013

Rehab on top of rehab

A Los Angeles judge has ordered Chris Brown to three months in rehab after Brown was thrown out of a facility for allegedly throwing a rock through the car window of his mother, Joyce Hawkins. The singer is still on probation for his 2009 conviction for assaulting then-gf Rihanna. He also must complete 24 hours of community service and submit to regular drug testing.

Brown threw the rock after a joint counseling session at the rehab, in which his mom suggested he remain in treatment, the rehab director says in a letter submitted to Superior Court Judge James Brandlin. Brown had checked into the rehab voluntarily on Oct. 29, after he was arrested in Washington for punching a man who wanted to take a photo with him. He's still facing a misdemeanor assault charge in that case.

Monty Python is back!

But alas, only for one night.

The legendary British comedy troupe that made the funniest skit comedy program in history and the films Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life, will have a live one-off show July 1 at London's O2 Arena.

Michael Palin, 70; Eric Idle, 70; John Cleese, 74; Terry Gilliam, 72; and Terry Jones, 71, said at a news conference they wanted to see if they "were still funny." Fans, Idle said, should expect "comedy, pathos, music, and a tiny piece of ancient sex."

Alec Baldwin: I love men!

Alec Baldwin, 55, who was filmed last week accosting a photog with a homophobic slur, tried to dig himself out of a hole Wednesday at a tech conference in San Francisco by voicing his love for men. "I want you to be my lover, Matt," he told someone from his entourage, "I love you in that way." The vid of the original assault was posted on TMZ, which prompted MSNBC to suspend Baldwin's talk show, Up Late with Alec Baldwin, for two weeks.

Clarkson on love, holidays

"I bawled like a baby. We both wrote our own vows, and it was hard to get through them," country-pop warbler Kelly Clarkson tells Parade.com of her Oct. 20 wedding to Brandon Blackstock, whose baby she's expecting.

Kelly is no Taylor Swift. She didn't exactly play the field: "I only had like three boyfriends my whole life before Brandon."

Kelly is plugging her holiday LP, Wrapped in Red, and her Dec. 11 holiday special on NBC, which will feature Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg,  Danica Patrick, Heidi Klum   , and Trisha Yearwood.

Gossip petits fours

" Lindsay Lohan's Hooking Up With Three Men," says In Touch Weekly, which names the party boys as Morgan O'Connor, 18; designer Tal Cooperman, 29; and DJ Julian Cavin, 22. . . . "I'm happy for her because she's a great girl," expecting dad Simon Cowell says of Kelly Clarkson's baby news.  . . . MTV is giving Miley Cyrus the ultimate 21st b-day present: On Sunday, from noon to 8 p.m., Miley will run the music channel. She plans to show a block of vids by - Miley Cyrus! Plus the docu Miley: The Movement Deluxe Edition. . . .   Aaron "I Want Candy" Carter wants cash: TMZ says the singer has filed for bankruptcy, declaring $8,232.16 in assets against $2.2 mil in debts.


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