Lauryn Hill performs during the OpenAir music festival in Frauenfeld, Switzerland, Saturday, July 7, 2012.
*Lauryn Hill is going straight from the clink to the road – house arrest be damned.
The singer was released from federal prison Friday (Oct. 4) after serving time for tax evasion and was ordered to serve three months of house arrest. But ain’tnobodygottimeforthat.
Hill asked the judge for permission to tour from November 15 to December 31, and surprisingly, was approved – on the condition that she report all of her shows, venues, locations, and hotels to her probation officer.
After December 31, she must return home and serve out the rest of her home detention sentence.
Upon her release from prison, Lauryn dropped the single “Consumerism.”
*Chief Keef can’t get away with anything right now because ‘the man’ is watching him like a hawk.
The Chicago based teenage rapper is at risk of going back to jail and losing out on some money after he finished filming for an online video, in which he is seen at a gun range holding a rifle in New York. Authorities say he could be in violation of his parole.
Pitchfork Media has been ordered to turn the footage over to the court for review. However, the company’s lawyers say this could be a violation of First Amendment rights.
Keef was convicted last year for pointing a gun at a Chicago police officer.
A hearing on the supposed probation violation is scheduled for Dec. 17, the day before the scheduled album with Interscope Records.
Brian Jones, 23, was sentenced to probation in the hazing death of Robert Champion and the victim’s parents are angry.
*Florida A&M drew intense criticism over the hazing death of their drum major, Robert Champion in 2011.
Champion’s death resulted in the firing of the university’s president–who claimed to be resigning– and the university’s band director.
Now one of the band members that were involved in the hazing Brian Jones, 23, of Parrish, Florida, plead no contest to the charges against him and was sentenced yesterday, according to the New York Times.
*Chris Brown failed a drug test recently in Virginia, testing positive for weed. But the judge was merciful and didn’t revoke his probation
The singer happened to be in court for a probation progress report for beating Rihanna a few years ago.
You wanna know how he got out of it? Well, he’s smarter than you think. Chris told his probation officer he had smoked weed in California, where he carries a medical marijuana prescription, but he failed the test in Virginia, where weed smoking is illegal.
He was let go with a stern reminder.
*Chad Johnson has been sentenced in his domestic violence case.
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A judge in Miami ordered a year’s probation for the ex-NFL receiver as well as a counseling program after he pleaded no contest to headbutting his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada.
Johnson, formerly known as Ochocinco, played for the Miami Dolphins before he was cut following the violence allegations. Lozada was treated in hospital for her injuries and has immediately filed for divorce despite only being married a matter of months.
She had earlier released a statement reading: “It is with great sadness and much trepidation that I release this statement addressing the domestic violence incident that happened this past Saturday… Domestic violence is not okay and hopefully my taking a stand will help encourage other women to break their silence as well.”
Soon after, Johnson posted on the Ochocinco News Network website: “I would like to apologize to everyone for the recent events that have occurred. I would like to wish Evelyn well and will never say anything bad about her because I truly love her to death… To all the fans and supporters I have disappointed, you have my sincerest apologies.”
The divorce was finalized this week and Johnson is also expected to pay Lozada an unspecified amount for restitution.