While Chris Brown faced a judge yet again yesterday in regards to last October’s assault case, Lionsgate made plans for “Mockingjay – Part 2,” the fourth movie in “The Hunger Games” series, and how the final film will work following star Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s recent death. Those, plus a record-breaking Bruno Mars performance and new music from some of hip-hop’s finest are today’s top stories.
Chris Brown Appears In Court
The singer appeared in a Los Angeles court on Monday for a hearing on the D.C. assault case from last October. Prosecutors pleaded for Brown to be thrown in jail immediately, citing him as “an increasing danger to society.” The judge ruled in favor of a 90-day anger management rehab.
Hoffman’s Death Leaves ‘Mockingjay’ Incomplete
Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s untimely death leaves Lionsgate missing a crucial scene from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.” And though the studio is “extraordinarily sad,” an executive relayed that “production will continue as planned.” Though Hoffman had one final scene to film, the studio will work around it in a way yet to be explained. “His performances in both [remaining] movies will be up to the best of his craft,” said the rep. “We feel it will be a good tribute to him.”
Bruno Mars Breaks Records
Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show shattered records. Mars and his Hooligans managed to get 115.3 million viewers, beating out recent record holder Madonna, who performed in 2012. Perhaps even more surprising? The football game itself was the most watched in history. Poor, Peyton.
New Music From Hip-Hop’s Finest
The engaged (and pregnant) couple are more in love than ever, as demonstrated through their new single “Anytime,”
released on Monday. “Anytime that you need, anytime that you call, anytime that you fall, I’ll be there anytime,” they croon. Could this be their wedding song? We’ll have to wait and see.
We also got a new track from Rick Ross. “Oyster Perpetual” has the man behind Mastermind spitting smooth rhymes over an even smoother beat. It’s gonna be a good Tuesday.