VOICE-OVER:

AP ShowBiz Minute.

Singer Chris Brown has been charged with a misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving without a valid license.

An LA city attorney spokesman said the charges filed Tuesday involve a minor accident that happened in the San Fernando Valley on May 21.

If convicted, Brown would face up to one year in jail.

Broadway theaters will dim their marquee lights at 8pm Wednesday night, in memory of James Gandolfini.

"The Sopranos" star appeared in three Broadway productions, earning a Tony nomination in 2009 for his role in "God of Carnage."

A funeral for the actor will be held in New York City on Thursday.

Diddy is set to launch his own TV network this fall.

The rapper-producer has been working on Revolt TV for years, believing there aren't enough outlets for musicians on television.

Revolt TV will be distributed on Time Warner Cable.

This is Nicki Finlay with AP Showbiz Minute.

SHOTLIST:

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Los Angeles, 14 May 2013

1. Medium of Chris Brown speaking at podium

2. Wide, from left, Chris Tucker, Kendrick Lamar, Tamar Braxton, Chris Brown, Charlie Wilson pose for photos

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Pool

Los Angeles, 10 February 2013

3. Medium of Chris Brown arriving at the Grammy Awards

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FILE: New York, 26 November 2012

4. Various of James Gandolfini on the "Killing Them Softly" premiere carpet

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FILE: Los Angeles, 10 December 2012

5. Actor James Gandolfini posing for photographers with wife

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FILE: Los Angeles, 4 July 2009

6. Set-up shot of Sean "Diddy" Combs/Entrepreneur

7. Close-up Sean "Diddy" Combs

8. Mid of Sean "Diddy" Combs walking into the mansion for the benefit

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