Odds & Ends: Elton / Billy, Chris Brown’s Probation Report and J-Lo / Anthony’s Dog Problem

The latest chapter of the Face2Face touring saga means more postponements for Elton John and Billy Joel. Meanwhile, J-Lo and Marc Anthony’s guard dog needs counseling and Chris Brown reportedly works well with others.

More changes for the Elton John / Billy Joel tour. Latest update shows the Oklahoma City date, originally scheduled for Nov. 25, now happening Feb. 25 and the Kansas City show moved from Dec. 1 to Feb. 27.

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Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Pa.

The North Little Rock show scheduled for Nov. 28 at the Verizon Arena has been canceled.

Illness is the culprit. At first it was only John’s health causing postponements of the tour’s first few dates. But almost as soon as John recovered from a bout of flu mixed with an E. coli infection, co-headline partner Joel took sick.

Chris Brown’s Probation Report Card

Chris Brown appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom yesterday to update the judge on how his probation is going, and received an “extremely favorable” report from officials.

For those who just fell off the turnip truck after being born yesterday, Brown pleaded guilty in August for the February beating of his then-girlfriend Rihanna and was sentenced to five years probation, six months community labor and ordered to undergo domestic violence counseling.

It was the singer’s first probation report. Evidently he was in a pretty up mood – laughing and joking with his lawyer before the 10-minute hearing.

According to Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, the star has already done 100 hours of his court-ordered community labor. Brown is scheduled to give another progress report Feb. 18.

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Who Let The Military-Trained Guard Dog Out?

An animal behavior expert says Jennifer Lopez and hubby Marc Anthony are to blame for their military-trained guard dog’s behavior. The couple is being sued for the dog’s alleged attack on a flight attendant.

Veterinarian Dr. Karen Overall says the couple knew the dog was a menace,” according to the New York Daily News.

“It is clear to me that Floyd, Mr. Anthony’s personal protection dog, behaved inappropriately, aggressively and in a manner that consistently endangered humans,” wrote Overall in a report.

Overall was hired by lawyers representing flight attendant Lisa Wilson who is suing Lopez and Anthony in Brooklyn Federal Court, claiming the dog growled then attacked her while onboard a private Gulfstream IV jet in 2006.

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Held, at Olympic Stadium in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Apparently Floyd has silverware issues. According to Overall, a personal chef had trouble with the dog whenever he carried sharp objects.

In her lawsuit against the celeb couple, Wilson claims the dog headbutted her leg, causing her to fall and injure her back. Wilson also says Anthony ordered her not to make eye contact with the animal and to call him by his name if she needed to pass by him.

“The dog was obviously dangerous and we will prove at trial that it was only a matter of time before he hurt someone,” said Wilson’s lawyer William Cafaro, according to the Daily News.

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