Rihanna Heads to Leno, Brown to Hard Labor

Singer faces community labor at sentencing
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2009 8:51 AM CDT
This April 6, 2009 file photo shows Chris Brown appearing during his arraignment at the Los Angeles County Criminal Courts in downtown Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, Pool)
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(Newser) – Rihanna will make her first public performance since the Chris Brown assault at a somewhat unlikely venue: the Jay Leno Show, E! reports. She will join Kanye West and Jay-Z for Leno’s primetime debut Sept. 14. Brown isn’t doing quite so well: Wrigley cut his sponsorship deal, and he faces a community labor sentence—that’s harder than community service—at his Aug. 27 sentencing, the New York Daily News adds.