An L.A. judge is impressed with Brown's cooperation at a rehab facility.
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• Yesterday, Chris Brown’s probation was revoked by a Los Angeles judge who felt Brown’s October run-in with the law was the last straw. Because the judge was impressed with Brown’s current rehab stint, he was not remanded into custody. A hearing will be held in February on the matter. For the time being, Brown is ordered not to use medical marijuana. As the progress report shows, Brown has been successfully participating in the activities at rehab and is responding well to treatment. [TMZ]
• 12 Years a Slave continues to earn nominations across the world. London’s Critics’ Circle Film Awards nominated the historical drama for nine awards—including three acting categories. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o all received nominations. Steve McQueen was also nominated for Best Director. [Hollywood Reporter]
• Beyoncé’s self-titled album broke an iTunes record. It sold a whopping 828,773 copies—becoming the fastest selling project on the platform. It skyrocketed to the top of the charts in 104 countries around the world. Despite the success, Target says it will not be selling Bey’s album because it was released digitally first—which impacts physical CD sales. [EW] [E!]
• According to the New York Times, Trayvon Martin’s parents are planning to release a tell-all book about their experiences since their son’s death in 2012. Insiders say the book will be religion and faith focused, as Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton heavily rely on their spirituality and have done so since their ordeal. A release date is not known. [NY Times]
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