The actor's ex-wife says he beat her during a trip to Costa Rica.
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- Terrence Howard is being accused of domestic violence by ex-wife Michelle Ghent, reports TMZ. The pair, who faced a messy divorce last May, took a trip to Costa Rica where Ghent says she and the actor got into an argument that quickly became violent. Ghent claims Howard beat her during the argument and that he was abusive to her all throughout their marriage, but Howard says it was Ghent who was the aggressor. According to police reports, Howard stated that they had a “normal married fight” that escalated when Ghent threatened to kill him and his family, then sprayed him, his children and son-in-law with pepper spray. The 44-year-old actor maintains his innocence and says he never assaulted his ex-wife. Ghent will be in court Tuesday morning demanding a restraining order against Howard. During the hearing, Howard plans to show the judge text messages sent by Ghent back in May where she wrote, “I would start hiding if I were you. Be careful when you leave your place” and “you need to be put down once and for all. I will not stop until all knows who you are.” [TMZ]
- Chris Brown turned himself in to a Los Angeles jail Monday in relation to his hit-and-run case and the 24-year-old was booked and released in less than an hour. According to records from the Los Angeles County Sherrif’s Department, the singer appeared at the Van Nuys jail at 2:40pm, was booked immediately and released at 3:22pm with no bail. Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, planned for Brown to turn himself in early in order to avoid photographers. Brown denies being guilty on charges of hit-and-run and driving without a valid license. [MTV]
- On a lighter note, Scottish songstress Emeli Sande is set to launch a U.S. headline tour this fall. The act will kick off on October 11 in Miami Beach, Forida and closes on October 26 in Chicago. Fans can get tickets for the show starting August 10. Before she hits the road, Sande is set to play the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco on August 11 and will plug her new single “My King of Love” in a performance on Good Morning America on August 27. Following that she’ll also perform at New York’s Central Park on August 28 and Jay Z’s Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31. [Rap-Up]
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