Singer Bobby Brown must remain in jail until a June 19 hearing on whether he violated his probation for misdemeanor drunken driving, a Broward County judge ruled Monday. Circuit Judge Leonard Feiner refused to grant him bail, saying he is a flight risk. Brown is accused of violating his probation by failing a drug test, refusing to take a second test and not returning from a trip to Beverly Hills, Calif., on time. If Feiner finds Brown violated probation, he could be sentenced to six months in jail. Brown's wife, singer Whitney Houston, did not attend the hearing.
Hurley, Grant take
time out in relationship
Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley are splitting up _ at least temporarily. "It is a temporary thing. It is a mutual and amicable decision," according to a statement from the couple's publicist released Tuesday. "They are continuing to run Simian Films together and would like to stress that there are no third parties involved." Grant, star of such films as Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral, is now in Britain, while Hurley, an actor and the face of Estee Lauder cosmetics, is in New York, the publicist said. The couple have been together for 13 years. In 1995, Grant pleaded no contest to lewd conduct after being arrested in a car in Los Angeles with prostitute Estelle Thompson, also known as Divine Brown.
James Brown sued in
sexual harassment case
Lisa Ross Agbalaya, who headed the L.A. office of James Brown Enterprises for seven years, is suing the Godfather of Soul for $1-million, claiming Brown wrongfully fired her after she turned down his "highly offensive sexual demands." In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, she claims that "the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business" repeatedly came onto her even though he knew she was happily married and had two children. Brown's attorneys say that the $1-million suit alleging sexual harassment, discrimination and infliction of emotional distress is nothing more than a big pay back from a "disgruntled employee."
_ Times staff and wire reports