We thought Chris Brown had hired a crisis management expert to help him manipulate the public into liking him again, but so far his plan’s falling flat. The smug star showed up in court yesterday at his first post-Rihanna beat-down hearing for two felony charges looking somber and a bit scared. During the meeting, lawyers for Rihanna revealed that the singer is not seeking a restraining order against Chris, which could possibly be another sign that she has reconciled with him. Furthermore, if she chooses not to testify against him in court, the case could be dropped and Chris would luck out of a trial.
Chris shook off this court room blues later that night at the bar at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. He spent most of the evening hanging with his bodyguards, and left around 3:45 AM. Drowning his sorrows – or celebrating? [Photo: GettyImages]