WHAT'S HAPPENING MYRON: I was on the air this past Sunday deciding on an entertainment news story to talk about when I stumbled across an article I couldn't believe I was reading. The caption read, "Chris Brown Arrested for Assault." I'm thinking to myself, "really?"
As I read the story, I couldn't believe the details of what led to his arrest.
Brown and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, had been arrested and released without bail early Sunday morning following an altercation with another man outside the W Hotel in Washington D.C. The man was treated at the hospital and released.
Since then, Brown has decided to enter rehab for anger management. According to a statement released by his reps, "His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point."
There's no doubt that this is being done to avoid possible consequences surrounding his probation. And yes, it's a step that anyone would take if they were in the same predicament.
But think about...this is actually the second time he has had to seek help for his anger management issues. The first time he was court ordered to attend anger management classes after being convicted of felony assault against his then-girlfriend Rihanna in February 2009. He seemed so proud of himself for completing the program.
But did it not work?
Hopefully, as a result of this anger management treatment, Chris will one day be a reasonable thinking adult. One day, most likely in the distant future, he is gonna wish that he could go back in time and talk some sense into the younger version of himself.
We have all been young and many of us were foolish at the time. However, at some point in our lives there has to be that moment that the light comes on. There has to be that point in our lives where we make the decision to change and then honor that change. We have to realize that today's actions can create tomorrow's consequences...and that chances run out.
By Monday morning, the felony assault charge against him was reduced to a misdemeanor, but not without complications. The L.A. County probation department was moving forward with an investigation to determine if the incident violates his probation in the Rihanna case...and it probably will. And when it does, he could face up to four years in jail.
I, for one, hope and pray that whatever happens, Chris gets it together. Second, third and fourth chances are pretty hard to come by.
Here's What's Happening!
If you're looking for some Halloween activities to get into this year, there's a few good events taking place around the city, so take the kiddies trick or treating early so that you can have a little fun of your own.
The Takeover returns for a special Halloween edition on Thursday (Oct. 31) at Side Street Grill, 35 South Florence, from 6 p.m. until! There will be a best costume contest, specialty drinks for the evening, half-off imported beers and so much more! Music provided by DJ Suave and Brother John.
Walk the red carpet as your hero, icon, idle or favorite celebrity at Black Star Power! There will be live musical performances by "celebrity" guests and food and drink specials the whole night. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free for everyone before 8 p.m. and $5 for the rest of the night. There will be a cash prize for the best costume! For VIP tables or more info. call Pam at 901-236-2021!
If costumes aren't your thing, you can still have a good night and get your laugh on at the BIG Halloween Night Comedy show at Flirt Nightclub located at 3659 South Mendenhall at Winchester. Daran Howard is the featured comedian. The show is hosted by Funnyman Prescott and starts at 8 p.m. Admission is free before 7 p.m.