Karrueche Chan, Bow Wow and Tank showed up to a Washington, D.C. court room late last week to show support for Chris Brown, whose trial began late last week. Breezy's mom, Joyce Hawkins, was also in attendance. Judge Patricia Wynn was expected to deliver a verdict on Friday, but delayed the decision until Monday, when the trial begins in earnest.
Wes Scantlin, fronter for Puddle of Mudd, displayed strange behavior while on stage at a Dallas club late last week. According to TMZ, the singer threw his mic into the audience and then began to insult some concert goers. There was also an exchange of beer throwing, although it is unclear who started it.
Foreigner founder Mick Jones says that the material he and co-founder/vocalist Lou Gramm have been working on may be ready for release next year. The pair have been in contact after getting inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame last year. Jones tells Classic Rock magazine that Gramm uncovered some previously unreleased tracks.
Darius Rucker sat down with Dan Rather to talk on the latter's AXS TV show, The Big Interview. The pair discussed a range of issues including Rucker's transition from a pop to country star and the state of country music today. "It was about the music. I wanted to be country. I wanted to play country music," Rucker told Rather of his decision to begin recording country music.
Coldplay has released a remix of their single "Midnight" by Giorgio Moroder. "Midnight" was the first music to drop from the band's upcoming album, Ghost Stories, and now the remix is streaming freely via Soundcloud. According to Idolator, Moroder adds his own touch to the song: "Moroder lays a hypnotic click-click-click disco beat below . . ."
Jimmy Fallon edited a series of NBC news cast clips featuring Brian Williams to make a surprising cover of Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice" for "Late Night." The "Gin and Juice" mash-up isn't the first created by Fallon, as he previously made one of "Rapper's Delight" (Sugarhill Gang), "Regulate" (Warren G) and "Good Vibrations" (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch).
Courtney Cox sat down with David Letterman on the "Late Show" Monday night to shut down rumors that the cast "Friends" was gearing up for a reunion. Letterman floated the possibility of a "Friends" film, but Cox rejected the notion, replying "that's not gonna happen." Cox added that it's tough to even get the entire cast together for a dinner party: "I mean I can get the girls to come . . ."
Beck took the stage with Arcade Fire on their Coachella closing Sunday night site, joining the band for a cover of the 1981 Prince tune "Controversy." The guest spot featured Beck wearing an Easter themed Pope Francis bobblehead. Also during Arcade Fire's set, Win Butler announced "some very special guests and we're just going to bring them up up front."
John Tuturro has replaced Robert De Niro as the lead man of the upcoming HBO mini-series "Criminal Justice." DeNiro had previously signed on to replace the late James Gandolfini in the U.S. adaptation of Peter Moffat's 2008 BBC drama. The plot centers on Jack Stone (Tuturro), an unscrupulous lawyer who becomes involved in a case defending a young man accused of murdering a girl.
50 Cent has released the music video for "Chase the Paper," a cut from his upcoming album, Animal Ambition, featuring guest spots from Prodigy, Styles P and Kidd Kidd. In the vid, Fiddy and his crew hit the streets on ATVs, dirt bikes and tricked out cars. "You chase the p***y / I chase the paper / You a sucker for love, I'm a money maker," sings 50.
Leonardo DiCaprio is in talks to star in the Steve Jobs biopic with director Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire") possibly in as director. The film will be based on the "Steve Jobs" biography from Walter Isaacson. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony, which acquired the rights to Isaacson's book following the 2011 death of Jobs, has already initiated talks with Boyle.
A man who was convicted of stealing luggage belonging to Peter Frampton from the Denver International Airport carousel was sentenced last week. John Allen Papelbon, 52, pleaded guilty to stealing seven items of luggage (several of which belonged to Frampton) from the carousel.
Tom Hanks has signed up to star in a Cold War thriller rumored to be directed by Steven Spielberg. The director is weighing several options for his next project including "Robopocalypse" and "Montezuma," although Hanks' participation in the Cold War project may help draw in the veteran director. The untitled film comes from a script by Matt Charman.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum, the wife of Channing Tatum, stripped down for the latest Allure Nude Issue. Speaking with the mag, Jenna said that her hubby had no problem with the risqué shoot: "Chan was really on board with it—he knows I'm very comfortable in my own skin . . . I've always been free-spirited, and it was hard to keep clothes on me as a kid."
Prince has rejoined his old label Warner Bros. to drop previously unheard music along with remasters. The Purple One split from the label 18 years ago but reunited in time to celebrate the 30th anny of the release of Purple Rain. "A brand new studio album is on the way," added Prince, "and both Warner Bros. Records and Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations."