Weekend Round Up: Chris Brown ‘Sporting’ In Miami, Madea Tops Box Office, James Brown Exhibit Opens

Embattled R&B/Pop singer Chris Brown had fun in Miami after reportedly taking an anger management class earlier in the week. Photographed jet skiing in Miami, Brown became one of this weekend’s most discussed stories amidst reports that suggested he and Rihanna were together. While several reports have claimed that ‘Chrianna’ are “working things out” in Miami, photos of the two have yet to surface from their reported vacation at Sean “Diddy” Combs’ home in Miami. Taking in a weekend full of jet skiing and relaxing by the pool, Brown is also likely to avoid his previously held court date of March 5 due to a delay based upon evidence according to sources close to the LA Prosecutors office. In other news, iconic performer James Brown’s personal belongings including costumes, trophies, original sheet music and other items are part of an exhibit opened at South Carolina State University over the weekend. Brown’s items, taken from the singer’s Beech Island home, will reportedly show an eclectic side many did not see, according to Brown’s daughter Deanna. The exhibition will be available through the summer at the I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium on the campus of South Carolina State University. Rounding out the weekend with a comedic touch, Tyler Perry’s latest flick “Madea Goes To Jail” locked up $16.5 million in ticket sales to claim the top spot at the Box Office for a second straight weekend. Beating out the Jonas Brothers’ “… 3D Concert Experience,” Madea remained unstoppable at the box office. “We’ve been talking a lot lately about people going to the movies to escape,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box office tracker Media By Numbers. “Usually, people want to escape from jail, but people keep wanting to escape to jail with Madea. That character has made a huge mark. If you’ve got ‘Tyler Perry’ or ‘Madea’ in the title, you’ve got a hit.”


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