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04/19/2007


Chris Brown Anti-Gay Felony Assault Charges Reduced to Misdemeanor

Chris Brown's felony assault charges have been reduced to a simple misdemeanor.

BrownBrown was charged with felony assault after allegedly punching a man who photobombed a picture he was taking with a female fan. Brown reportedly told the man "I'm not down with that gay s--t" before assaulting him.

CNN reports:

The charges against singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard stemming from a weekend fight were reduced to simple assault misdemeanors Monday.

The two men, who had spent the previous 36 hours in a Washington jail, entered a packed courtroom in leg irons and handcuffs, but at the end they were unshackled and released without bail Monday afternoon.

Brown, 24, was ordered to report to his California probation officer within 48 hours and to stay at least 100 yards away from the man he is accused of assaulting early Sunday. Both men must return to court on November 24.


Chris Brown Arrested for Felony Assault; Allegedly Used Gay Slur

Chris Brown was arrested for felony assault this morning in D.C., and used a gay slur before punching the guy in the face, TMZ reports:

Chris_brownThe alleged victim tells TMZ ... he and a friend were hanging out at the W when they saw 2 woman about to take a picture with Brown.  The victim -- who says he's not a Chris Brown fan -- says he and his buddy photo bombed the 2 woman and Chris went nuts, punching him in the face and BREAKING HIS NOSE.  He went to the hospital and says he may need surgery as early as tomorrow. 

Law enforcement sources and the alleged victim tell TMZ ... before striking the man, Chris said, "I'm not into this gay s**t, I'm into boxing."  After Chris punched the man, the fight was taken to the ground.

Sources connected with Chris tell TMZ ... the alleged victim is full of BS.  He was NOT trying to take a pic with Chris ... he was trying to get on Chris' tour bus, and Brown was simply trying to stop a trespass.

If the charges are true, so much for that UNITY campaign:

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TMZ adds:

The alleged victim tells TMZ he doesn't understand why Brown was "so homophobic" to hurl such a slur. And get this ... the victim says he would have accepted an apology at the scene, but now he will absolutely press charges -- and he's already hired a lawyer.


Chris Brown Tweets Support for Gay Rights

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Singer Chris Brown tweeted his support for gay rights on Monday, along with a link to an AllOut petition to help gays under attack in the African nation of Cameroon.

Wrote Brown: "Love is not a crime. Gay or straight. Love who u wanna love. Stop the hate & sign here http://bit.ly/19BPAbF   #Unity"

Brown has been under fire in the past for using anti-gay slurs. In June, however, he announced a single in support of a UNITY campaign encouraging "all races, genders, sexes, (everyone) gay or straight  to love each other!"


News: Lady Gaga, Google, Area 51, Hawaii, Jet Packs

6a00d8341c730253ef019104c9523d970c Google's minutes-long outage yesterday caused web traffic to plummet by 40 percent.

6a00d8341c730253ef019104c9523d970c Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton are engulfed in a war on Twitter.

Area516a00d8341c730253ef019104c9523d970c The CIA officially confirms what everyone has known for years: Area 51 exists.

6a00d8341c730253ef019104c9523d970c What this summer's monumental DOMA ruling might mean for married gay couples' retirement.

6a00d8341c730253ef019104c9523d970c The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles marks 35 years.

6a00d8341c730253ef019104c9523d970c Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott openly boasts about redistricting during the 2011 elections: "...both houses of the Texas Legislature were controlled by large Republican majorities, and their redistricting decisions were designed to increase the Republican Party’s electoral prospects at the expense of the Democrats."

6a00d8341c730253ef019104c9523d970c Frank Ocean's ex strips down for the sake of art.

6a00d8341c730253ef019104c9523d970c The awful tragedy of Internet shame for the current youth.

6a00d8341c730253ef019104c9523d970c Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark resumes after yet another accident.

Jetp6a00d8341c730253ef019104c9523d970c The commercially available jet pack will become a reality next year, thanks to the Martin Aircraft Company - for $150,000: "The structure consists of an engine and two ducts — those wing-like structures coming out of the side — and a pilot console. The pilot can stand on the console, strap in and use joystick-style controls to fly around."

6a00d8341c730253ef019104c9523d970c Push for marriage equality in the Aloha State: "The state's four-member congressional delegation issued statements Friday urging Hawaii lawmakers to pass immediately a state measure for marriage equality."

6a00d8341c730253ef019104c9523d970c Fired lesbian phys ed teacher Carla Hale will not return to her old job.

6a00d8341c730253ef019104c9523d970c Singer Chris Brown ordered to perform 1,000 more hours of community service.

6a00d8341c730253ef019104c9523d970c The effects from this past February's Russian meteor lingered for months: "Some of the asteroid's remnants crashed to the ground, but hundreds of tons of dust remained in the atmosphere."


Chris Brown Launching Campaign to Urge Gay and Straight People to Love Each Other

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Singer Chris Brown has a new single and video coming Monday he tweets is part of a new campaign he is launching:

The new single is apart of my "UNITY CAMPAIGN" which encourages all races, genders, sexes, (everyone) gay or straight  to love each other!


News: Chris Brown, Google, Madonna, Mercury

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Is Chris Brown's new song asking Drake to come out of the closet?

Bencohen6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Ben Cohen on the day he received a phone call from Elton John: "He said, 'I hear you’re deaf. I love the work you’re doing and I’d love to help you. When you’re next in America I’m going to send you over to [hearing aid manufacturer] Starkey and fit you out with new state-of-the-art hearing aids. While you’re there you might as well see the head guy, the owner.' It was an amazing day."

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Neil Patrick Harris and Newt Gingrich are just two of the few celebrities/notables who have been selected to give Google Glass a whirl.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Howard Kurtz says Anderson Cooper is not interested in Matt Lauer's gig on The Today Show.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d 20-year-old Cason Crane is on his way to becoming the first openly gay mountaineer to climb the so-called "Seven Summits." He started on number six yesterday: Mount Everest.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Katy Perry and Jane Lynch bump into each other while out on a hike.

Mercury6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d The green meteorite found in Morocco last year might just be from the planet Mercury.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Madonna's homeless brother gets blunt about his relationship with his sister: "She lives in her own world. I never loved her in the first place, she never loved me."

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Nelson Mandela on the mend after being diagnosed with pneumonia.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d The Real World cast member Marlon Williams admits to a past gay experience but insists he is neither gay or bisexual.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Facebook co-founder Sean Parker will get married in June in a medieval-themed wedding celebration.


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