News Bites: Akon, Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, Kelly Rowland, Rihanna

Akon’s attorney denies criminal conduct in fan-throwing incident. Full story.

Chris Brown talks with Michael Jackson about collaborating on new produced track. Chris’ album Exclusive drops August 28th. Full story.

Listen to Kelly Rowland’s album. [Note: This is not the official tracklisting. See here for the full tracklisting.]

Rihanna’s “Umbrella” tops the Billboard Hot 100 for the second week in a row. Full story.