Chris Brown withdraws Kids’ Choice nominations

Singer Chris Brown, facing charges of domestic violence against his girlfriend, singer Rihanna, has withdrawn his nominations for two Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, a spokesman said. Brown, 19, had been nominated for “Favorite Song” and “Favorite Male Singer.” “Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding the incident last month has shifted the focus from the music to whether he should be allowed to be among those nominated,” the spokesman said in a written statement. The Los Angeles County District Attorney filed two felony counts against Brown last week relating to a February 8 incident in which police said he assaulted Rihanna, 21