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Rihanna and Chris Brown at Salute To Icons: Clive Davis event for 2009 Grammys

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Chris Brown has a lot to smile about.  Not only is becoming a new father, but he is now off probation from his assault case with Rihanna.

The courts closed out the assualt case against Chris Brown with Rihanna.  Chris Brown then took to his twitter to express his excitement:

Chris Brown Tweet

via TMZ

Chris Brown just caught a big break … the probation dept. has backed off its recommendation that Chris be thrown in jail … TMZ has learned.

As you recall … the judge revoked Chris’ probation after the probation dept. issued a scathing report, claiming Chris had a knack for finding trouble, and they highlighted the fact that he was present during 2 shootings … one in San Jose and another at 1OAK where Suge Knight got shot.

Chris’ probation officer also had issues with the fact Chris didn’t get permission to leave L.A. County when he performed in San Jose. The probation dept. recommended Chris serve time in jail.

But now the probation dept. has done an about-face. We’ve learned his probation officer submitted a glowing report to the judge in the Rihanna beating case, saying Chris has done all of his community service and they’re satisfied with his excuse for travelling to San Jose.

Short story … Chris is in court Friday afternoon, and it’s all but certain the judge will reinstate his probation and let him go on his merry way.

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