Chris Brown was involved in a car crash in Los Angeles, Calif. on Tuesday.
TMZ reports that Brown hit a Mercedes with his Range Rover as he was driving near Toluca Lake. The singer was accompanied by his former girlfriend model Karrueche Tran.
Police weren't called to the scene of the accident and Brown reportedly exchanged information with the Mercedes's owner.
According to X17online, Brown was on his way to a studio when the incident happened.
This is the second time Brown gets in a car accident this year. The first was in February when the singer crashed his Porsche into a wall while being chased by paparazzi.
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A retail center asked a state court to bar racist, misogynist or homophobic protesters from congregating and spreading hate messages through a loudspeaker near its entrance in downtown Philadelphia.
Courthouse News reports that Liberty Place Retail Associates, which operates The Shops at Liberty Place, sued the Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge. Retail Associates claims that since November 2012 the group has met at its entrance on Friday afternoons, using a loudspeaker to "take turns preaching hate toward whites, homosexuals and women."
The group is quoted in the complaint using numerous slurs and expletives toward women and homosexuals, both to preach and directed at individual shoppers and passers-by. More general messages include "a woman need to shut her damn mouth," and "a man putting his rod inside a woman is marriage according to the Bible."
The group frequently accosts white passers-by with "white devil" and "you deserve to be hated," and others with, "You hate the white man? So do I."
The complaint states that "the Israelite demonstrations are highly offensive to many of the patrons and retail tenants of The Shops." Retail Associates claims they have received complaints and lost customers as a result.
Retail tenants of The Shops at Liberty Place have also complained, and Retail Associates says they risk losing commercial lessees. Retail Associates notes that the entrance at the corner of Chestnut Street is private property, and the Israelites have refused requests to refrain from "unlawful demonstrations, trespass and nuisance."
ISUPK, labeled by The Southern Poverty Law Center as an "extremist" and "black supremacist" group, is part of the Hebrew Israelism movement. The group describes itself as saving souls and discouraging people from drugs and crime.
Jersey Shore star Paul Delvecchio, aka Pauly D, debuted a new, Great Gatsby-inspired look on Instagram this week.
In the photo, the 32-year-old DJ sports a black suit and tie and wears his usually spiky hair slicked back. He captioned the photo "#TheGreatDJGatsby !!!"
Delvecchio has bragged about his signature spiky hair in the past claiming that "before the show, I always stood out because of my hair."
As the recession and austerity measures continue to take a bite out of the "new poor" in Spain, a new restaurant in the autonomous region of Catalonia is offering a work-for-food option to diners.
In exchange for lunch, a diner can volunteer an hour of time to work as a dishwasher or server in the restaurant. La Trobada serves an average of 70 meals a day, about half of them paid for with time behind an apron.
After three months of regularly volunteering, people can keep doing voluntary work in other positions within the company. The so-called "time workers" are people who have been unemployed for two or three years and currently live below the poverty line.
The project is a joint venture between the Terrassa city council and 30 local charities, with an estimated 2013 budget of $227,000, about a quarter of which comes from paying diners.
The restaurant hopes to engage the many unemployed people who are discouraged and in some cases isolated. Restaurant manager Xavier Casas believes the social value of the time exchange program will help build loyalty among local paying customers.
The number of people out of work in Spain rose to 6.2 million in 2013; a record 27.2 percent jobless rate. Miquel Perez, who volunteers at the restaurant, said people enjoy the opportunity to work. "It's also very good that there are people who still wake up in the morning thinking about how to help others.”
Kellie Pickler, and her professional dancer partner, Derek Hough, took home the coveted Mirror Ball trophy Tuesday as they were crowned the winners of Season 16 of "Dancing With The Stars."
Pickler beat out Disney star Zendaya, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman in the first ever final with four finalist, Us Weekly reported.
Take a look at Pickler and Hough's winning performance below.
Academy Award winning composer Burt Bacharach opened up about his daughter's complicated life and her eventual suicide in his new memoir, "Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music."
The Inquisitor reports the 84-year-old musician explained his struggles dealing with the premature birth of his daughter Nikki, her life as a misdiagnosed patient with Asperger’s Syndrome and her inconspicuous suicide at the age of 40.
Bacharach explained that doctors never diagnosed Nikki with a specific disease, but simply claimed she had behavioral problems.
“Nobody said she’s got Asperger’s or she’s got autism. [Doctors suggested] she’s just got behavior things.”
He blames the misdiagnosis for his ultimate act of "abandonment" toward his daughter when he sent her away to be treated at a special school.
The composer added that his daughter's suicide would've been very difficult to foresee as she threw allegations about it constantly over the most mundane matters.
“It’s like the boy who cried wolf. Somebody who says, ‘I can’t stand it. The helicopters are making too much noise and the gardeners and the blowers are making too much noise and if they don’t stop I’m going to kill myself.’”
“And you hear that enough and you know it’s never gonna happen and then one day she just goes and kills herself … When she did kill herself she did it alone, Textbook 101. Bag over her head. Alone. Kind of brave I guess for somebody who [had been] scared of so many things and [Nikki] left a note to me.”
Bacharach says Nikki left him a note, but that he hasn't read it and probably never will.
“I know exactly what’s in the note. I never read the note. I never will. There is no need to read it. I already know what she said.”
A divorced woman and her lesbian partner will be forced to live separately after a Texas judge ruled invoked a morality clause that prevents a divorcee from cohabitating with a romantic partner while children are present.
Carolyn Compton divorced from Joshua Compton, her husband of 11 years, in 2011, and had been living with her partner, Page Price, and the Compton's two daughters.
Collin County Judge John Roach Jr. ruled on May 7 Price would have 30 days to move out of their home, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Roach's ruling enforced a clause in the Compton's divorce papers that prevents an unmarried parent from having overnight stays with a romantic partner, a common "morality clause" that straight couples can avert by simply getting married.
But Compton and Price don't have that option -- same sex marriages are not recognized in Texas -- and are claiming discrimination.
"Judge Roach Jr. placed this 'Morality Clause' in their divorce papers with no end date at his will during their final divorce hearing stating that he did not like Carolyn's 'lifestyle,'" Price wrote in a Facebook post that has helped bring the case to broad attention.
Price also said Joshua Compton had hired a private investigator to help bring the case against the two women. Compton was charged with third-degree felony stalking in 2011 but pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor of criminal trespassing.
Judge Roach denied any bias against same-sex couples in his decision.
"It’s a general provision for the benefit of the children,” he said. “It’s applied equally to everybody.”
And a lawyer for Joshua Compton brushed aside the larger social rights implications of the case, saying it was simply a matter of a father looking out for his children.
“The fact that they can’t get married in Texas is a legislative issue,” said Paul Key, Joshua Compton's lawyer. “It’s not really our issue.”
In Collin County, the morality clause is a standing order for pending divorces, intended to limit children from exposure to an extramarital affair. But in the Compton's divorce, the clause was added to their final decree.
Although the divorce was finalized in 2011, Joshua Compton had his lawyer reopen the case in April.
But Carolyn Compton and Price say they believe the provision provides an extra "burden on parents, regardless of their sexual orientation, that takes away and unreasonably limits their ability to make parental decisions of whom their children may be around and unreasonably limits what the United State Supreme Court has identified as the liberty of thought, belief and expression.”
Ken Upton Jr., a Dallas-based attorney who is familiar with the case, told the Dallas Voice the provision, which courts can include in divorce decrees without people knowing, are used to unfairly target gay couples.
“What the clause has become is an extra burden on gay people because they’re no more likely to violate it than straight people,” he said. “It’s a problem that continues with homophobia.”
Atheist lawmakers are few and far between, but one Arizona State Representative tasked with delivering the opening prayer for Tuesday's House session delivered a Carl Sagan quote instead.
Democratic Representative Juan Mendez, of Tempe, spoke about the secular humanist tradition and noted that he is just one of 1.3 million Arizonans not affiliated with a religious tradition or organization, according to the Phoenix New Times.
Mendez closed with the Carl Sagan quote, "For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love."
Mendez also introduced members of the Secular Coalition for Arizona sitting in the House gallery. One member said she was "witnessing history."
"I hope today marks the beginning of a new era in which Arizona's non believers can feel as welcome and valued here as believers," Mendez concluded.
An FBI agent shot and killed a man Wednesday morning in Orlando who was being interviewed about his ties to the Boston bombing suspects.
The FBI did not immediately confirm the identity of the man killed, or whether he was connected to the Boston bombings, but a friend who came forward to local news stations said the agency had been questioning the man in connection to the April attacks.
The man was originally cooperative, but died when he was shot attacking the agent, NBC News confirmed.
Khusn Taramiv, told media he was friends with the victim, and identified him as Ibragim Todashev, 27.
Taramiv said his friend had been investigated in connection to the Boston bombings because he knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev through the mixed-martial arts community. He told media the FBI had interviewed them both for three hours Tuesday night before he -- but not Todashev -- was let go.
Taramiv said Todashev "felt inside he was going to get shot" that night, and had already undergone several rounds of questioning with the FBI.
Tamariv said he and Todashev, among other Chechnyans at the apartment complex, were first contacted by the agency the day after the Tsarnaev brothers were identified as the bombing suspects.
Todashev had apparently been planning to fly back to Chechnya Tuesday night for a trip scheduled before the bombing.
"He cancelled the tickets because, the FBI had been like, I don’t know, they’ve been pushing him, you know what I’m saying," Taramiv explained. "They’ve been pushing him they say 'don’t leave, don’t leave' so he decided to stay. But we had a feeling, worst case scenario something like that was going to happen."
The FBI confirmed that a shooting involving a special agent had occurred overnight in Orlando, but little else.
"The agent encountered the suspect while conducting official duties," Special Agent Dave Couvertier said in a statement. "The suspect is deceased. We do not have any further details at this time. We expect to have more information later this morning."
The death penalty phase of the Jodi Arias murder trial took yet another bizarre turn Tuesday, when the convicted murderer made her final plea before the jury who will decide her fate.
She told the jury to spare her, not on her own behalf, but the spare her family more pain and because she could contribute to the lives of her fellow prison inmates.
In a nearly 20-minute presentation, Arias clicked through a slideshow of pictures of her life from the time she was a child, pictures of her artwork, and showed off her "survivor" t-shirts, which would benefit victims of domestic violence.
Arias also ran down a few of her ideas on how she might become "employed and self-reliant," should she spend her life behind bars, rather than fighting round after round of appeals if given the death penalty.
"In prison there are programs I can start, and people I could help," she said.
"A few months before trial, my hair was past my waist, I donated it to Locks of Love," the organization that donates wigs to cancer patients, she said. "If I'm allowed to live in prison, I will continue to donate to that organization for the rest of my life."
She offered to teach her fellow inmates Spanish or American Sign Language, and to start a recycling program at the prison.
"Along the lines of literacy, I'd like to start a book club or a reading group, something that brings people together in a positive and constructive way," she said.
The jury began debating her fate Tuesday, and will continue their deliberations Wednesday.