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Singer Chris Brown ordered back to court over community service

Chris Brown, with film director Spike Lee (right) in this March 31, 2013, file picture watch an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. — Reuters picChris Brown, with film director Spike Lee (right) in this March 31, 2013, file picture watch an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, April 6 — R&B singer Chris Brown must return to court in June after a Los Angeles judge said yesterday that information was still being collected on allegations that the singer cut corners on his community service requirements.

Brown, 23, is still on probation for a 2009 assault on his girlfriend Rihanna for which he was also sentenced to 180 days of community service and counselling on domestic violence.

Prosecutors said in February he had skimped on the community service requirements.

After meeting privately with Brown, his lawyer and prosecutors yesterday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Brandlin told the “Don't Wake Me Up” singer to return on June 10.

Brown and Rihanna rekindled their romance several months ago. — Reuters

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