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Chris Brown celebrates release from jail

Singer Chris Brown was released from a Los Angeles, Calif., jail where he was serving a one-year sentence for violating probation from his 2009 assault of pop singer Rihanna. (Reuters)

Crooner Chris Brown says he is “humbled and blessed” after getting sprung on Monday from Los Angeles County Jail.

The troubled R&B star posted messages to fans on Twitter Monday after he was released from the facility where he’d been in custody since March, a sentence stemming from his conviction for a 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna. But his legal woes aren’t over: Brown is due in D.C. court on June 25, where he will face trial on assault charges for a fight outside the W hotel last year.

For now, though, Brown appeared upbeat.

His girlfriend, model Karrueche Tran, marked his release from prison by posting a photo collage on Instagram, juxtaposing pics of the couple with photos of John Lennon and Yoko Ono (um, OK…)  in similar poses. 



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Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.



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