Odds and ends for August 20


No charge for West in paparazzi scuffle

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Kanye West won’t face felony charges after being accused of attacking a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport. But he’s not completely off the hook.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Friday it is declining to prosecute the rapper, but his case will go to the city attorney for possible misdemeanor charges.

In the July 19 incident, West scuffled with a member of the paparazzi who staked out the airport to snap celebrity photos.

Videos showed West lunging at a photographer’s camera and trying to wrestle it away.

West has had similar run-ins with paparazzi at LAX in the past.

Prosecutors say the photographer did not have a significant injury and it’s unknown if his camera was damaged.

They also say no weapon was used and West doesn’t have a felony record.

Brown concerts are cancelled in Canada

TORONTO (AP) — The promoter of four Chris Brown concerts in Canada scheduled this summer says the events have been canceled.

Stephen Tobin, owner of Drop Entertainment Group, said Monday that the decision was made after consulting with Brown and in light of his recent personal and health-related issues.

The R&B star had his probation reinstated Friday after he was involved in an alleged hit-and-run accident. The hit-and-run charge was dismissed earlier.

Brown also suffered a seizure earlier this month.

Brown’s publicist, Nicole Perna, said the Grammy-winning performer regrets that he won’t be able to perform.

Brown has been dealing with legal problems since 2009, when he was arrested for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna and was first placed on probation.

 

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