Chris Brown was set to be sentenced after formally pleading guilty to felony assault last month, but that has now been delayed until August 27 at 2 p.m.
As we reported in late June, Brown accepted a plea deal in which he entered a plea of guilty to a brutal February assault that left Rihanna badly beaten.
He will be given community service and probation.
This is not to say that the R&B singer got away with this with a mere slap on the wrist by any means, which brings us to the delay in his sentencing.
The reason for the delay is the judge said she wants Brown to perform hard labor for his community service. The plan for the community service in his native Virginia was not fully in place, so the judge wants to see a full schedule first.
The judge wants to know what Brown will be doing for his community service - which he will do for eight hours a day, for a period of several months - saying 90 percent of the service is accounted for but 10 percent needs to be locked down.
Rihanna's lawyer, Donald Etra, says that Brown has not violated the stay away order against him and says Rihanna is open to lifting the restraining order.
The two have been rumored to be back together ever since his sentencing, despite a court order that he stay 50 yards away from his assault victim.
Click to enlarge more Chris Brown pictures from yesterday ...
[Photos: Fame Pictures]