Chris Brown was taken from his Los Angeles jail cell by the U.S. Marshals Service to be transported to Washington, D.C. for a hearing in a 2013 misdemeanor assault charge, federal authorities said. The R&B singer, 24, was jailed last month after violating his probation when he was dismissed from a facility where he was receiving the court-ordered treatment related to his 2009 assault of Rihanna. He is scheduled to stand trial in D.C. on April 17.
The popular Georgia restaurant at the center of a lawsuit that left the reputation of famed Southern celebrity cook Paula Deen in shambles has closed, Uncle Bubba’s Seafood & Oyster House announced on its Facebook page. Deen’s brother, restaurant operator Bubba Hiers, reportedly wants to explore “development options.”
A good read
Bryan Cranston, aka Walter White from Breaking Bad, has a deal with Scribner for what is described as a “deeply candid” memoir. Due out in 2015, it’s untitled as of now. The 58-year-old Cranston said in a statement that he promises to disclose the “secrets and lies” he endured while he played the tortured character.
Another Jersey Shore baby is in the works. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is preggie again. The reality star, 26, and her fiancé Jionni LaValle are expecting their second child this fall, her rep confirms to People. The couple are parents to 19-month-old Lorenzo Dominic. Snooki’s BFF/costar, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, is expecting her first child, a daughter, in July. Can we say playdate? Just stay out of the bars, ladies.
Love & marriage
Here’s hoping Haylie Duff’s marriage to T-shirt entrepreneur Matt Rosenberg works out better than her younger sister Hilary’s. “The future Mrs.Rosenberg #Love @mr_sts,” Duff, 29, wrote via Instagram in announcing her engagement. Hilary, 26, announced her split from hockey playing husband Mike Comrie after three years of marriage a few months back.