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Rihanna poses with German stars and cup after final

Popstar Rihanna tweeted a series of pictures of her with German players Lukas Podolski, Bastian Schweinsteiger and the scorer of the World Cup winning goal Mario Gotze after last night's final.

The singer, who was born in Barbados, posed with the trophy and tweeted: "They brought me the cup!!! I love these guys!!!"

LA judge orders R&B singer Chris Brown to stay in jail

A Los Angeles judge on has ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to stay in jail at least until a probation violation hearing next month after the judge expressed concern about his ability to stay out of trouble.

Chris Brown last year in New York City. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopres/DPA/Press Association Images

Brown, 24, was arrested last Friday when he was dismissed from a Malibu, California, rehabilitation facility, triggering a violation of the singer's court-ordered treatment related to his 2009 assault of his then-girlfriend, the singer Rihanna.

The singer's probation violation hearing is scheduled for April 23 and is complicated by a misdemeanor assault case he faces in Washington, D.C. on April 17.

Brown arrest over 2009 'assault with a deadly weapon'

Singer Chris Brown has been arrested for a probation violation related to a 2009 case for "assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats".

Brown, 24, who is pictured here in a hearing in December last year, is being held without bail in Los Angeles after being taken into custody, according to LA County deputy sheriff Amber Smith.

She said: "Los Angeles County sheriffs from the Malibu, Lost Hills station arrested Chris Brown at a location that he was staying at in the city of Malibu fora warrant that was issued for a probation violation.

"The warrant was related to a 2009 case for assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats."

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