Chris Brown may be back in court next month;

July 11, 2012

A morning mix of entertainment headlines...


Chris Brown ,performing earlier this month at the BET Awards. (Christopher Polk/GETTY IMAGES FOR BET)

Chris Brown is scheduled to be back in court next month for the first time in several months. An L.A. Superior Court judge has ordered that he appear at a hearing on Aug. 21 after a prosecutor requested an audit to determine how much of his community service Brown has performed. Brown remains on probation after pleading guilty in 2009 to assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna. His probation offices had previously given him positive progress reports. (Associated Press)

Depending on who you believe, “Modern Family’s” Sofia Vergara is either engaged to boyfriend Nick Loeb, or not engaged to boyfriend Nick Loeb. (People)

According to the L.A. Times, Katie Holmes used a disposable cell phone to have initial conversations with attorneys about divorcing Tom Cruise , allowing her to start proceedings and leave the marriage without Cruise knowing. Holmes totally played this like a “Wire” character using a burner, yo. (L.A. Times)

The British tabloid magazine Now also claims that Holmes turned to Victoria Beckham for support before deciding to end her marriage. (Now)

A former assistant to Courtney Love has sued her ex-employer, alleging that Love “acted with an improper and evil motive amounting to malice or despicable conduct.” So, you know, your usual boss stuff. (E! Online)

Parts one and two of the final chapter of “The Hunger Games” movie franchise — the two-part adaptation of the book “Mockingjay” — will arrive in theaters in 2014 and 2015. (Associated Press)

Seth Meyers says he’s not replacing Regis Philbin, as previously rumored, and is “really in love” with his current job at “Saturday Night Live.”Our hopes that “Live! With Kelly” might turn into a weekday morning version of Weekend Update have now been dashed. (TV Column)

Jason Sudeikis makes it pretty clear he’s said goodbye to “SNL” even though, technically, he hasn’t officially said goodbye yet. (TV Guide)

The new episodes of “ Arrested Development ” are in motion, people. Both Ron Howard and Jason Bateman tweeted from the writer’s room Tuesday, where a whole lot of colored index cards are in place. Bateman says filming begins in four weeks. To quote Tobias Funke: “Huzzah!”

Taken at AD mission control, today! All systems are go. Filming for the new episodes starts in four weeks. Woo! twitter.com/batemanjason/s…

— Jason Bateman (@batemanjason) July 11, 2012

Arrested Development for Netflix. IT’S ALIVE. This is what the writer’s room looks like twitter.com/RealRonHoward/…

— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 10, 2012

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.
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