Jeff Bottari/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Most of us were paying so much attention to the hoopla surrounding Chris Brown’s recent assault case in Washington, D.C., that we forgot all about his other nagging legal problems. But the singer didn’t.

TMZ reports Brown has settled two outstanding civil cases against him, one of them related to the charges in D.C.

Brown pleaded guilty on Sept. 2 to misdemeanor assault in that case, but the man he was accused of punching outside a Washington, D.C. hotel a year ago this month just got a check from Brown for about $100,000 to drop his related civil suit. It’s a win for Brown, considering the victim was asking for a reported $1.5 million.

You’ve got to go back nearly two years for the other case. Remember Brown’s supposed brawl with Frank Ocean in January of 2013? Brown was accused of punching Ocean in the parking lot of a Los Angeles-area recording studio, reportedly over a parking space. Prosecutors didn’t find enough evidence to press charges and Ocean himself declined to do the same. His cousin, however, wasn’t as forgiving, and sued Brown for $3 million.

TMZ claims Brown just settled that case as well, for the bargain price of $20,000, if not less.

Brown’s most recent news has been all good. He received a positive progress report from the courts last week in his continuing probation for assaulting Rihanna nearly five years ago. That probation reportedly ends in January. He also leads all nominees for the 2014 Soul Train Awards, taking place Nov. 7.

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TLC(NEW YORK) — “Mama June” Shannon appears to be taking the cancellation of her hit TLC show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, in stride.

In an interview that aired on E! News Wednesday night, the reality star said, “I can’t say anything bad about the show. I can’t say anything bad about TLC.”

Mama June also smiled and laughed throughout most of the interview, even throwing up the peace sign.

TLC nixed the reality show Friday after allegations surfaced that Mama June was once again dating convicted pedophile Mark McDaniel. Shannon has denied these claims, saying she hasn’t seen McDaniel since he was released from prison in March after serving a 10-year sentence for aggravated child molestation. However, photographic evidence has surfaced online that appears to suggest otherwise.

The E! News interview was held after Mama June’s eldest daughter, Anna Marie Cardwell, who went by “Chickadee” on the show, said McDaniel molested her as a child. In an interview with People, Chickadee said that McDaniel “would try and touch me and all that stuff” when she was 8 years old and he was in a relationship with her mother.

When asked if she had spoken to Chickadee recently, Mama June said, “I talk to her — I talk to all my kids. We’re all doing fine. We’re just hanging out as a family and handling it privately. The protection of my kids is my number-one priority.”

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Hulton Archive/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sometimes fate can play cruel tricks. Other times, it’s your parents who do so.

Either way, there are number of people walking around in the U.S. whose names are identical to characters from scary movies or even the folks who make scary movies or books.

This being Halloween time and all, the folks at Whitepages did some checking and found 13 names or real life Americans that fans of the horror genre will immediately recognize.

However, while you might think they’re pretty cool, imagine going through life with a name like Norman Bates:

1. Michael Myers (Halloween): 4,282 (333 in Ohio)
2. Stephen King (Author): 2,068 (168 in Texas)
3. Norman Bates (Psycho): 96 (9 in Texas)
4. Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th): 30 (4 each in Pennsylvania, California, and New York)
5. Annie Wilkes (Misery): 25 (10 in Georgia)
6. Jack Torrance (The Shining): 10 (2 in California)
7. Wes Craven (Director): 7 (2 in North Carolina)
8. Alfred Hitchcock (Director): 7 (2 each in California and Maryland)
9. Max Cady (Cape Fear): 6 (3 in Florida)
10. Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street): 5 (2 in Washington)
11. Donnie Darko (Donnie Darko): 4 (3 in Pennsylvania)
12. Samara Morgan (The Ring): 2 (1 each in Texas and North Dakota)
13. Damien Thorn (The Omen): 1 in California

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David Becker/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Jessica Biel and hubby Justin Timberlake are expecting their first child, a source tells Radar Online.

A pal of the 32-year-old actress tells the gossip website, “Jessica is at least three months pregnant and she’s due in April!”

A second source claims that Biel has been cautious about going public with the news because she’s had problems getting pregnant in the past.

“Jessica has had tense times in the past when it comes to having a baby, so it is not surprising that she is staying mum on confirming the news publicly yet,” the insider notes.

The couple celebrated their second wedding anniversary a little over a week ago while vacationing in New Zealand.

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David Becker/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Jessica Biel and hubby Justin Timberlake are expecting their first child, a source tells Radar Online.

A pal of the 32-year-old actress tells the gossip website, “Jessica is at least three months pregnant and she’s due in April!”

A second source claims that Biel has been cautious about going public with the news because she’s had problems getting pregnant in the past.

“Jessica has had tense times in the past when it comes to having a baby, so it is not surprising that she is staying mum on confirming the news publicly yet,” the insider notes.

The couple celebrated their second wedding anniversary a little over a week ago while vacationing in New Zealand.

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Photo by Isaac Brekken/WireImage / Photo by Jason Davis/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Rapper Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of robbery involving a female photographer’s camera.

According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, the two were arrested and each was charged with one count of robbery. They allegedly stole the woman’s camera on Sept. 5, outside a Beverly Hills studio.

Williams was arrested as he arrived in an Inglewood court for arraignment in a separate case and faces up to seven years in prison, while Knight was taken into custody in Las Vegas, and due to a prior assault conviction, could face up to 30 years to life in prison.

An investigation into the case is ongoing.

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@RobertDowneyJr/Twitter(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) — Tuesday was a busy day for Robert Downey Jr. First he attended a Marvel event to announce new projects alongside Chris Evans and Chadwick Boseman. Then, he headed to the Santa Monica DMV to renew his driver’s licence — an event he documented on his Twitter account.

“Gettin’ my renewal on at the Santa Monica DMV,” he wrote.

In his photos, the actor, 49, took a new photo and met employees at the DMV. Unfortunately for fans, he didn’t post a picture of his new ID.

Gettin’ my renewal on at the Santa Monica DMV. pic.twitter.com/WqlmG4iQuR

— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) October 28, 2014

However, we’ll all be seeing more of Downey Jr. soon: Captain America: Civil War, co-starring Evans, will premiere in 2016, Marvel announced.

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@RobertDowneyJr/Twitter(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) — Tuesday was a busy day for Robert Downey Jr. First he attended a Marvel event to announce new projects alongside Chris Evans and Chadwick Boseman. Then, he headed to the Santa Monica DMV to renew his driver’s licence — an event he documented on his Twitter account.

“Gettin’ my renewal on at the Santa Monica DMV,” he wrote.

In his photos, the actor, 49, took a new photo and met employees at the DMV. Unfortunately for fans, he didn’t post a picture of his new ID.

Gettin’ my renewal on at the Santa Monica DMV. pic.twitter.com/WqlmG4iQuR

— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) October 28, 2014

However, we’ll all be seeing more of Downey Jr. soon: Captain America: Civil War, co-starring Evans, will premiere in 2016, Marvel announced.

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ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) — Taylor Swift is giving back to her new adopted hometown.

The singer announced on ABC’s The View Wednesday that she’s donating the proceeds from the sale of her single, “Welcome to New York,” to New York City Public Schools.

“I’m still learning but I’m so enthusiastic about this city that I feel like when I love something, I’m very vocal about it,” Swift, who was recently named a “Global Welcome Ambassador” for New York City tourism, said earlier this week during an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America.

“I just go around going like, ‘Everybody, New York is amazing.’ So I think they just picked up on that and they gave me, like, a title,” she added.

Swift, 24, has had a banner week, having just released her new ’80s-inspired album, 1989. This marks the first time Swift has put out a pop album, something she described as the “most authentic” move.

“I feel so without a doubt [that] this is the best thing I’ve done,” she told GMA. “So to have people able to finally have it now and to have the fans understand what I’ve been working on for two years, it’s just the most amazing feeling.”

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Mad Men is winding down, and Jessica Paré is already prepping for her next big role: Mom.

The actress is expecting her first child with boyfriend John Kastner, her rep confirmed to ABC News.

Paré, 33, has been dating her musician beau since 2012, according to People.

Kastner made the pregnancy announcement on his Instagram feed a few weeks ago. In the photo, his young daughter, Summer Lee, can be seen wearing a T-shirt with a telling message: “I’m going to be a big sister!”

Neither Paré nor Kastner have confirmed the baby’s due date.

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