ShowBiz Minute: Brown, Whitaker, Franklin
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Dateline: n/a - 28 December 2018
Date: 12/28/2018 12:17 PM
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FILE: New York, 4 Nov. 2015
1. Various of Chris Brown arriving at a Balmain for H and M party
FILE: Los Angeles, 14 May 2013
2. Medium of Chris Brown speaking at podium
3. Medium of Chris Tucker, left, seated next to Chris Brown, right
FILE: Berlin, 7 February 2014
4. Various of Forest Whitaker walking the red carpet
FILE: Berlin, 8 February 2014
5. Medium shot of Forest Whitaker being interviewed
FILE: Detroit, 4 March 2015
6. Various of Aretha Franklin being interviewed and photographed while filming an episode of "American Idol"
FILE: New York, 1 Oct. 2014
7. Various of Aretha Franklin arriving at an event to talk about her new covers album
FILE New York, 31 Oct. 2014
8. Medium of Aretha Franklin and Clive Davis arriving at the Black Ball SOUND UP (English) Aretha Franklin, recording artist: "I just love it"
AP ShowBiz Minute
Chris Brown has been charged with monkey-related misdemeanors.
The LA city attorney's office confirmed that the 29-year-old singer was charged last week with two counts stemming from his possession of a pet capuchin monkey without a permit.
Brown posted a picture to his 44 million Instagram followers in January showing his 3-year-old daughter, Royalty, cuddling with the monkey, named Fiji.
California fish and wildlife agents took the monkey away soon after.
Forest Whitaker has filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years Keisha Nash-Whitaker.
The 57-year-old actor cited irreconcilable differences in the divorce filing.
The couple have two daughters together and each has a child from a previous relationship.
An attorney representing the estate of Aretha Franklin says at least $3 million in back taxes have been paid to the IRS since her death in August this year.
David Bennett said that Franklin's estate is being audited by the IRS, which he says filed a claim this month in a county probate court north of Detroit.
Franklin died of pancreatic cancer aged 76.
This is Emma Jones with AP Showbiz Minute.