Here’s your latest Hollywood update:
Chris Brown was in court on Monday asking the judge to deny the prosecution’s motion to revoke his probation. Chris was recently charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving without a valid license, after a fender bender that took place a couple of months ago. The prosecution argued that the Chris was in violation of his probation and the judge agreed. Another court date was set for the middle of August where the judge will decide if the revocation will stand and whether Chris will be forced to serve time in jail. This is only the most recent in a long series of incidents that could have revoked Chris’s probation and sent him to jail. He was in a bar fight with Drake and he was in a fight with Frank Ocean in a parking lot. Neither rapper was willing to press charges though, so Chris remained free. He also threw a chair into a window and shattered the window at Good Morning America
(again no charges were filed). Before this most recent accident, he crashed his car in an effort to escape paparazzi (or so he says). There were also accusations that the records showing Chris completed his court ordered community service had been falsified. Honestly, if I was the prosecutor and I saw these things going on, I would be waiting for a charge to be filed so I could have my chance to throw him in jail. The judge seems to be taking a more even-tempered approach and he is going to wait to see what happens in the hit-and-run trial before he makes any permanent decisions.
Emma Roberts and boyfriend Evan Peters got into a fight in their Montreal hotel room earlier this month. Another guest called the police and when the police arrived they found Evan with a bloody nose and bite marks on him. Emma was arrested and taken to the police station, but she was released after Evan refused to press charges. The couple recently released a joint statement that it was a “misunderstanding” and they are working on moving past it. So far there have been no threats to boycott Emma’s movies and no jobs being taken away from her. It’s possible that people are giving her the benefit of the doubt, but we don’t usually afford the same to men. Do you think there is a double-standard for female alleged domestic abusers in Hollywood?
Image: By Eva Rinaldi from Sydney Australia (Chris Brown Uploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons