Report: Chris Brown to make televised apology to Rihanna

Chrisbrown_290 Chris Brown is scheduled to be sentenced for assaulting Rihanna next week, and he wants to take to the airwaves to talk about the case right afterward.

That, at least, is the word from Radar Online, which is reporting that Brown's handlers are angling for an appearance on CNN's "Larry King Live" the night of Wednesday, Aug. 5, after his sentencing. Brown wants to offer his story on the case, and his team thinks King might go a little easier on him than others would, the site says.

Brown pleaded guilty in June to a felony assault charge. He's likely to receive six months of community service and five years probation at his sentencing on Wednesday. He'll also have to attend domestic violence counseling.

The 20-year-old singer was arrested Feb. 8 -- the night of the Grammy Awards -- after fighting with Rihanna, who was left with heavy bruising on her face.

Brown issued a formal apology for what he called "the incident" via his web site on July 20. "I saw firsthand what uncontrolled rage can do," he said in the video message. "I have sought and am continuing to seek help to ensure that what occurred in February can never happen again."

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