Singer Chris Brown clears another probation hurdle
November 1, 2012 -- Updated 2240 GMT (0640 HKT)
Singer Chris Brown accepts the award for Best Male Video onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
- Chris Brown is three years into his five years of probation for the 2009 assault on Rihanna
- Brown travels to Trinidad, an island close to Rihanna's native Barbados this month, his lawyer says
- The singer has completed his community labor and other probation requirements, the judge says
- His probation has been transferred from his hometown of Richmond, Virginia, to Los Angeles
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Chris Brown had something to tell the judge overseeing his probation during a hearing Thursday, but his lawyer cut him off when the singer raised his hand.
"I don't dance, you don't talk," defense attorney Mark Geragos told Brown, who then laughed.
"I would like to see you dance, Mr. Geragos," Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg said.
Chris Brown: I have two loves
Rihanna, Chris Brown rekindled?
Chris Brown's new tattoo called 'creepy'
Rihanna & Chris Brown's on stage kiss
It was a light moment near the end of a routine progress hearing for Brown, the singer who is three years into his five years of probation for the 2009 assault on his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna.
Chris Brown: Is there such a thing as loving two people?
Brown, who recently revealed he is seeing Rihanna again, has completed his community labor requirements and other probation requirements, according to the latest probation report given the judge.
His lawyer revealed that Brown, 23, will travel to Trinidad, an island close to Rihanna's native Barbados, this month. The probation officer must approve all international travel for Brown.
Brown's probation supervision has been transferred from his hometown of Richmond, Virginia, to Los Angeles in September, the judge revealed.
A positive test for marijuana use by the probation office in Virginia, where the drug is illegal, was not mentioned in court. At the last hearing in September, which Brown did not attend, the judge said she would consider the matter in court this month.
Brown's lawyer explained then that the pot was consumed while he was in California, where he can legally smoke it with his a medical marijuana license.
Brown must return to court on January 17, 2013, for another probation progress report.
Brown was sentenced in August 2009 to serve the probation and to spend more than 1,400 hours in "labor-oriented service" for the felony assault conviction. He was also ordered to complete a 52-week domestic violence program.
Judge Schnegg lifted her "stay away" order, that preventing Brown from near Rihanna, in February 2011.
Students in blackface re-enact Chris Brown beating Rihanna
Today's five most popular stories
Part of complete coverage on
February 6, 2013 -- Updated 1526 GMT (2326 HKT)
Advocates say the exam includes unnecessarily invasive and irrelevant procedures -- like a so-called "two finger" test.
February 6, 2013 -- Updated 0009 GMT (0809 HKT)
Supplies of food, clothing and fuel are running short in Damascus and people are going hungry as the civil war drags on.
February 6, 2013 -- Updated 1801 GMT (0201 HKT)
Supporters of Richard III want a reconstruction of his head to bring a human aspect to a leader portrayed as a murderous villain.
February 5, 2013 -- Updated 1548 GMT (2348 HKT)
Robert Fowler spent 130 days held hostage by the same al Qaeda group that was behind the Algeria massacre. He shares his experience.
February 6, 2013 -- Updated 0507 GMT (1307 HKT)
As "We are the World" plays, a video shows what looks like a nuclear attack on the U.S. Jim Clancy reports on a bizarre video from North Korea.
The relationship is, once again, cold enough to make Obama's much-trumpeted "reset" in Russian-U.S. relations seem thoroughly off the rails.
Ten years on, what do you think the Iraq war has changed in you, and in your country? Send us your thoughts and experiences.
February 5, 2013 -- Updated 1215 GMT (2015 HKT)
Musician Daniela Mercury has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide over a career span of nearly 30 years.
Photojournalist Alison Wright travelled the world to capture its many faces in her latest book, "Face to Face: Portraits of the Human Spirit."
February 6, 2013 -- Updated 0006 GMT (0806 HKT)
Europol claims 380 soccer matches, including top level ones, were fixed - as the scandal widens, CNN's Dan Rivers looks at how it's done.
February 6, 2013 -- Updated 1237 GMT (2037 HKT)
That galaxy far, far away is apparently bigger than first thought. The "Star Wars" franchise will get two spinoff movies, Disney announced.
July 25, 2014 -- Updated 2327 GMT (0727 HKT)
It's an essential part of any trip, an activity we all take part in. Yet almost none of us are any good at it. Souvenir buying is too often an obligatory slog.