Chris Brown is reported to have pre-taped an appearance on Larry King Live yesterday that will air on CNN next week. Radar was the first to break the news that Chris would “apologize” on Larry King once his sentencing was complete. Now that he’s been ordered to serve five years probation, stay away from Rihanna, do six months of community service and take domestic violence education classes, he’s ready to reclaim his position as a vastly overpaid singer/dancer. In order to do that he needs to properly disguise his sense of entitlement and get back into the public’s good graces. Given the lame apologies and rude deflections of blame we’ve heard from him so far, I doubt that any amount of coaching will make this kid’s apology convincing. I guess we’ll see next week, though. If he manages to cry some crocodile tears we may have to give him some credit.
Chris Brown has apologized to Rihanna (several times, he says) and ‘fessed up on video for the world to see.
But apparently the disgraced R&B star still had something to say, because he sat down with Larry King on Wednesday at CNN’s Hollywood headquarters for his first interview since his Feb. 8 arrest for assaulting his ex, E! News has learned exclusively.
And it was a no-holds-barred chat during which Brown answered every question put to him, according to our source. We assume some of King’s inquiries pertained to the 20-year-old’s probation report, which indicated that he got rough with Rihanna more than once over the course of their stormy relationship.
The insider tells E! that the interview will air sometime next week on Larry King Live. A network rep could not immediately be reached for comment.
Brown was formally sentenced yesterday to five years’ probation, 52 weeks of domestic-violence counseling and 180 days of community labor, which he’s planning to complete in his home state of Virginia.
[From E! Online]
Brown didn’t seem contrite after his sentencing and went out partying Tuesday night to celebrate the fact that he won’t be going to jail. Brown, who is only 20 and is not of legal drinking age in the US, was out to a club afterwards, where he was photographed dancing. The probation report orders Brown to “abstain from the use of all alcoholic beverages and stay out of places where they are the chief item of sale.” TMZ reports that Brown might get off on a technicality though, because “in her sentencing order, the judge did not mention the restriction. We’re told the judge trumps the probation department.” This idiot will screw up his community service most likely, and when he does there will be a judge willing to cart his ass off to jail. After all, it only took him a day to violate his probation requirements.
Chris Brown is shown out on 8/25/09 after his sentencing. Notice the giant yellow heart he’s wearing. Credit: Fame Pictures