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Perhaps this is why the judge was so stern about him steering clear of Rihanna.

Chris Brown was involved in incidents "related to domestic violence" twice before he was busted this year, according to a probation officer's report filed Tuesday for the singer's sentencing and obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

Rihanna Elle Magazine Cover

The first offense cited occurred in Europe about three months before his arrest. Per the report, Chris Brown and Rihanna were engaged in a "verbal dispute" when she slapped him and he responded by shoving the star into a wall.

Then, in January, Brown and Rihanna were vacationing in Barbados and got into an argument while riding around in a borrowed Range Rover.

Brown got out of the vehicle and, enraged, smashed the driver and passenger-side windows. The incident went unreported at the time.

Chris Brown and lawyer Mark Geragos arrive at court.

Rihanna had agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and was willing to testify against Chris Brown over the assault that left her battered in February, but he cut a plea deal before his preliminary hearing that precluded a trial.

The fallen R&B star was formally sentenced Tuesday to five years' probation, 180 days of hard community labor and 52 weeks of domestic-violence counseling.

Despite objections from both camps, the judge extended a strict stay-away order that prohibits Brown from coming within 100 yards of Rihanna ... until 2014.

While there has been much debate over what happened that night between Chris and Rihanna, the official police report has never been released ... until now.

That Brown has a history of violence is not nearly as shocking as what happened in February. Follow the jump to read the details of what Rihanna told cops ...

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Chris Brown was formally sentenced in Los Angeles today after accepting a plea deal to felony assault for beating the crap out of Rihanna in February.

His lawyer, Mark Geragos, named the community service program in Virginia in which Brown will be enrolling in a 52-week domestic violence program.

Brown was sentenced to five years probation and 180 days of community labor. Here are the terms of Chris' probation, as stipulated by the judge:

  • He is subject to search and seizure 24/7 for the next 60 months years. He can't own any dangerous weapon, including guns or knives. He must surrender any firearms in his possession within 24 hours.
  • Brown must personally come to court every three months during probation. The first appearance will be November 19.
  • Chris must report by phone every 72 hours as requested.
  • He must provide DNA samples as requested by authorities.
  • Chris must perform 180 days of community labor.
  • He must get approval before leaving the U.S.
  • Brown is ordered not to "harass, assault, threaten or molest" Rihanna. He can't have any contact, even on the phone or through a third person.

Chris Brown will not do time, but his probation terms are no joke.

Regarding the last item, Judge Patricia Schnegg said during the sentencing, "I am not immune to the chatter on the airwaves" - almost certainly a reference to reports that Brown and Rihanna are still talking or have even hooked up.

The judge says she means business and will consider it a probation violation and enforce the appropriate consequences if he does not abide by that order.

Do you think Chris Brown's sentence is fair?

 

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Love her. Hate her. Say what you want about her.

Kristin Cavallari is coming to The Hills. And the 22-year-old is ready to shake things up as the show's new focal point, replacing the retired Lauren Conrad.

In this case, however, she's not feuding with LC, but going toe-to-toe in a fashion clash with Rihanna. The reality TV star wore a Charley 5.0 dress to dinner in W. Hollywood, while RiRi rocked the denim tube dress during a day of shopping in N.Y.C.

Who looked better, Kristin Cavallari or Rihanna? Vote below ...

KC vs. RIRI

Who wore this dress better?

 

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Rihanna needs to stop raiding the Kardashian closet.

Late last year, she was spotted out in the same outfit as Kourtney Kardashian.

Now, having not learned her lesson - similar to how she almost got back together with Chris Brown - the talented singer has donned the same Alexander Wang dress as Khloe Kardashian.

At least Rihanna can take comfort in the fact that she looks a lot better in it. Don't you agree? Vote in poll below.

Rihanna vs. Khloe

Who wears this dress better?

 

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Amid repeated reports that she and Chris Brown are sneaking around together, Rihanna says there is no need to keep her ex half a football field away.

Brown, who will be sentenced today after pleading guilty to assauling the "Umbrella" singer in February, is under court order not to communicate with her at all.

Moreover, he is not to come within 50 yards of her – and 10 yards if they're both at the same event. Rumors suggest the two have hooked up in NYC recently.

"If asked, we will tell the court that all that's necessary is a level-one order: That Brown not annoy, molest or harass her," Rihanna's lawyer Donald Etra said.

"No stay-away order was ever requested by Rihanna."

Could this legally clear the way for the reconciliation some believe has already begun in secret? It will be up to judge Patricia Schnegg to decide that issue.

At the last hearing, Schnegg said she'd consider Rihanna's request for a less-restrictive order against Chris Brown, which could allow the pair to be together.

  • Rihanna Photograph
  • Brown Photo

Will Rihanna and Chris Brown soon be together as a couple? [Photos: Fame]

Etra wouldn't comment on whether the singers are still romantically involved. Rihanna will not be attending the hearing. Brown is required to be there.

After pleading guilty to felony assault, Brown is expected to be sentenced to five years probation and 180 days of community labor to be served in Virginia. He will also complete a year of domestic violence classes, and pay fines.

In exchange for the plea, he will avoid serving any time behind bars, and a second felony charge of making criminal threats is expected to be dropped.

Last month, Brown publicly apologized for the incident for the first time, saying, "I have told Rihanna countless times, and I am telling you today, that I am truly sorry and that I wasn't able to handle the situation differently and better."

Is Chris Brown's sentence fair?

 

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These Rihanna-Chris-Brown rumors just won’t go away.

A UK celeb news magazine claims this afternoon that rather than what was described as a mere coincidence - when the two superstars both stayed at New York’s Trump International Hotel a few weeks back - they actually hooked up in the Big Apple.

Star reports that a hotel source saw them “canoodling” in her room (their word, not ours) and that they used decoy cars to "put off" the media in the process.

The magazine also claims exclusive quotes from Rihanna’s mom Monica Fenty, who is pretty upset that her daughter is supposedly back in Chris Brown’s arms.

“I’m devastated, but what can I do? Rihanna is her own woman with her own mind. Independent. Chris has a bizarre power over her," Fenty said (supposedly).

"She still loves him and he knows it. In her eyes he’s a god. Even after all this time, after what he did, it’s not diminished, no way,” she added (supposedly).

What he did, of course, was beat the $h!t out of her. But if you're a god, then you can pretty much do whatever you want and receive no jail time. Right?

  • Chris Brown Live Picture
  • Rihanna Ring?

At the time, sources for both Chris and RiRi denied anything was up. But were they just downplaying it? And what's with that ring on her finger? [Photos: Fame Pictures]

Chris, who filled in for Drake at a Virginia Beach concert over the weekend, publicly apologized for the first time last month. The assault happened in February.

Rihanna has been seen out and about frequently, and has been linked to Drake (ironically). But rumors of her reconciliation with Chris have been heating up.

The conditions of Chris Brown’s plea bargain prevent him from coming within 50 yards of the singer, but does that even apply if both of them want to hit it?

Should Rihanna and Chris Brown get back together?

 

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Either Chris Brown and Rihanna have been sneaking around and trying to keep things on the down low, or New York City is a much smaller place than we thought.

A day after staying at the same hotel, supposedly without knowledge of the other's presence, Rihanna went out to dinner at Cipriani in the Big Apple on Tuesday.

Lingering on the street by Cipriani's in his SUV, looking nervous and talking to someone on his phone? You guessed it. Chris Brown. Homeboy was lurking outside.

Here are the hotties last night:

  • Hollering at Rihanna?
  • Rihanna See-Through Top

Maybe Chris was just chatting with BFF Omarion. [Photos: Fame Pictures]

Having pleaded guilty to felony assault after pummeling her face to a pulp, Chris Brown's probation stipulates that he not get within 50 yards of his ex.

That's 150 feet, for those scoring at home.

This clearly violates that clause, but were they even aware of it? Did they meet up on purpose? For now, at least, these mysteries remain unanswered.

Not unlike the question of what the hell Rihanna was wearing.

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People close to both Chris Brown and Rihanna are going out of their way to deny gossip about the exes secretly meeting up at a New York City hotel this week.

The rumor is not entirely unfounded, as it appears they both stayed in the same NYC hotel - the Trump International Hotel & Tower - unbeknownst to the other.

“Ri didn’t even know Chris was going to be in town, much less that he was in the same hotel,” said a friend of hers. “As for whether they are sneaking around together, she is not dumb, she would never mess around with him again.”

Chris Brown, who finally apologized for the savage beating he put on her in February, is also making sure that rumors tying the former lovers together are promptly shot down - although he has greater motivation to (probation).

Rihanna and Chris Brown did not meet up - but it was close.

“Chris is taking the court orders [to not get within 50 yards of his ex] seriously," said a Brown pal. "He has called Rihanna since discovering they were staying in such close proximity, but he has definitely not tried to see her.”

It's okay. We hear Kim Kardashian is available.

Since then, Brown has checked out of the Trump hotel, but remains in NYC for work: This week, he'll shoot the video for "Stronger," a duet with Mary J. Blige.

As for Rihanna, she's currently in the studio with Jay-Z and Kanye West working on her upcoming album. No collaborations with Chris Brown on the horizon.

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Celebrities can afford personal chefs, personal trainers and lots of plastic surgery.

Still, Life & Style seems to think the reason why various stars look good in a bikini is a big mystery - and the tabloid is excited to reveal it in its latest issue!

A trio of beauties opened up to the magazine about their secrets behind their bangin bodies. Read what they have to say below...

Rihanna: "I like wearing a bikini with a cover-up that's loose, not too long and a little bit sheer... If I know I'm going on vacation, I'll do Pilates for two weeks straight."

Kim Kardashian, who tries to emphasis her iconic backside: "I love to put the treadmill on maximum incline and run backward. It's good to switch it up - run forward for 10 minutes, then backward for 10 minutes. Repeat for 40 minutes total and you'll really see results in your booty."

Kristin Cavallari: "I have very little hips, so a string bikini gives me curves and pushes up my boobs... I drink a ton of water and eat stuff that doesn't make me bloat, like fresh fruits and veggies."

Mischa Barton may be fighting for her life... but certain celebrities look good in bikinis! Which story would you highlight?

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It doesn't change what happened, nor does it make it any less terrible, but a video has surfaced of a sincere Chris Brown apology to his fans and the public for the assault on Rihanna that took place back in February.

In a two-minute video, the R&B star says he is sad and ashamed of himself, and is not making any excuses for what he calls "unacceptable" behavior.

To his credit, most of Chris Brown's prepared, but classy remarks on the subject involve him needing to improve upon and repair his own character.

Brown opened the confessional by saying he wanted to publicly apologize much sooner, but held off under the advice of attorney Mark Geragos.

The singer, who pleaded guilty to assault last month, then tells his fans simply what says he's told Rihanna countless times since the incident:

"I am sorry."

You can check out Brown's video apology here ...

Rihanna Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Saint Michael, Barbados
Full Name
Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Rihanna Quotes

I get asked about it all the time and I’m like, You’re asking, but you know the answer. I don’t even like to address it anymore.

Rihanna [on rumors that she dated Jay-Z]

Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.

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