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Chris Brown’s trial postponed until Wednesday

Brown’s trial postponed

Singer Chris Brown’s trial on an assault charge in Washington, which had been set for Monday, has been postponed until Wednesday. A judge delayed it while attorneys work out issues over testimony from Brown’s bodyguard, who was convicted of assault in a separate trial by the same judge. Brown and bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were arrested in October after a man accused them of punching him outside a Washington hotel. Hollosy told police that he punched the man after he tried to get on Brown’s tour bus. But the man says Brown and later Hollosy punched him after he tried to get in a photo Brown was taking with two women. Judge Patricia Wynn set Hollosy’s sentencing for June 25. And Brown’s attorneys now want Hollosy to testify at the singer’s trial. Hollosy would be expected to say that he, not Brown, punched 20-year-old Parker Adams outside the W Hotel. But Hollosy’s lawyer Bernard Grimm told a judge he plans to appeal his client’s conviction. Unless prosecutors grant Hollosy immunity, testifying in Brown’s case could affect his appeal. Prosecutors haven’t said if they will grant Hollosy immunity, and waiting until his appeal is over could take a year, prosecutors have said. Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos said outside court that he wants to move forward. ‘‘I don’t think that there’s any doubt Chris Brown is not guilty,’’ he said. (AP)

Oscar producers back

The producers behind the last two Oscar telecasts are coming back. The film academy announced Monday that Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return to produce the 87th annual Academy Awards. The two were responsible for the 2013 show hosted by Seth MacFarlane and this year’s telecast starring Ellen DeGeneres. This year’s show set social media records when DeGeneres’s star-studded selfie became the most retweeted image ever. The 87th Oscars will be held Feb. 22, 2015 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. (AP)

Travolta to receive award

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John Travolta will appear during the 15th International Indian Film Academy awards in Tampa. Organizers of the event said Monday that Travolta will receive the ‘‘Most Popular All-Time International Star in India’’ at the awards ceremony. The awards, making their debut in the United States, will be held Wednesday through Saturday at various venues in Tampa. The main event is Saturday at Raymond James Stadium. Some 30,000 people are expected to attend the event, which celebrates Indian film. (AP)

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