Chris Brown’s worst day is behind him. Now he’s in limbo until August 5th.

That’s when Brown returns for official sentencing, although unofficially everyone knows what he’s getting: probation and work.

Until after August 5th, don’t expect Brown to give any interviews or say a word about the case. If he’s smart, he will stay deeply on the down low. His lawyers have certainly recommended that.

As for his career, one insider told me yesterday: “The record company has been very good so far. They’ve liked music they’ve heard from Chris’s new album. He’s a great talent.”

Whatever is decided, however Brown decides to make a public mea culpa, there shouldn’t be any new music from him in 2009. It’s time for a break, and the biggest image makeover in history.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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  1. It has already been 6 months since Usher released his track Lil Freak and I still enjoy it! The sample fits perfectly with Usher’s sultry voice and the horns mix well with Nicki Minaj’s fierce rapping voice. Though this song didn’t do as well as OMG, Lil Freak is definitely the better song, probably the best one on the album.

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