VICTORIA BECKHAM has been lined up to replace Paula Abdul as a judge on the hit US TV show American Idol. The former Spice Girl was approached by Simon Cowell when CHRIS BROWN will be forced to do hard labour as a punishment for attacking Rihanna. The R&B star, who pleaded guilty in June to assaulting his ex-girlfriend, had his sentencing delayed yesterday while Los Angeles Superior Court judge Patricia Schnegg pushes for a tougher penalty. She will see if authorities in his home state of Virginia can accommodate her requirement that he serves community labour rather than community service. And she made it clear to Brown, 20, that she wants him to do physically demand- ing community work which is comparable to graffiti removal or road- side clean-up. Brown struck a plea deal in June which called for him to serve six months community service and five years probation. He will now be formally sentenced on 27 August. He was arrested in February after attacking the pop star, 21, in his car after a pre-Grammys party in Los Angeles. According to police reports, she was left heavily bruised, with a mouthful of blood. The reports also said he bit her ear and threatened to kill her. Entertainment website TMZ posted a photograph of Rihanna shortly after the attack. Last month, Brown posted a video on his website in which he said he had repeat- edly apologised to Rihanna for the attack and called his conduct inexcusable, vowing to do better. Since the attack, Browns career has taken a nosedive with radio stations refus- ing to play his music. Meanwhile, Rihanna has been throwing herself into her work and was spotted leaving a New York recording studio at 5.30am yesterday. She did not comment on Browns delayed sentencing but it is understood that her lawyers will ask the judge to lift the terms of his restraining order. The order prevents Brown coming within 50 yards of the Umbrella singer. London Lite Thursday, 6 August 2009 3 FINAL LONDON SHOW! WEMBLEY STADIUM SAT 15 AUG WITH SPECIAL GUESTS GLASVEGAS +THE HOURS FRI 14 AUG WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ELBOW +THE HOURS BUY ONLINE AT LIVENATION.CO.UK / TICKETMASTER.CO.UK CREDIT CARDS TEL: 0844 277 3000 (24HRS) FOR OFFICIAL U2 360 TOUR VIP PACKAGES AND HOSPITALITY PLEASE VISIT WWW.LIVENATIONEXPERIENCE.CO.UK OR PHONE 0207 009 3484 VISIT U2.COM FOR THE VIRTUAL CONCERT EXPERIENCE PRODUCED BY LIVE NATION GLOBAL TOURING SOLD OUT U2.COM NO LINE ON THE HORIZON AVAILABLE ON UNIVERSAL MUSIC JUDGE DELAYS SENTENCE TO PUSH FOR A TOUGHER PENALTY Brown faces hardlabour for his attack on Rihanna Posh to replace Paula as American Idol judge Inbrief Aerosmith star falls off stage AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler is in hospital in the US after reportedly falling off stage during a concert. Tyler, 61, fell as the band was performing the song Love In An Elevator in Sturgis, South Dakota. He was helped backstage after the fall and was taken to hospital after being evaluated by medical personnel. Murder probe after doc dies A MURDER inquiry has been launched after a doctor lost his fight for life following an unprovoked attack near Buckingham Palace. Nadim Gulamhuseinwala, 32, suffered head injuries in what police believe may have been a mugging on 25 July. The 32-year-old was set upon in Queens Walk, a path that runs alongside Green Park. HarryPotterand the55bloopers EAGLE-EYED film fans have spotted 55 errors in the new Harry Potter film. Mistakes in continuity include Harry -- played by Daniel Radcliffe -- having different hairstyles in the same scene, no lenses in his spectacles and even being without his trademark scar. Fans have logged the blunders on the website Big Mac towers at Canary Wharf A HUGE twin tower development is to be built on Canary Wharf by fast-food giant McDonalds. The towers, at 29 and 35 storeys and linked by walkways, will have a McDonalds restaurant, creche, gym and 414 flats. The London Helix scheme was passed after McDonalds pledged 12.8m to local housing. Looking tense: Chris Brown in the LA court yesterday with his lawyer Mark Geragos BY GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN Keeping busy: Rihanna leaving her recording studio at 5.30am Talent show: Posh Spice singer Abdul revealed she was quitting the show after seven years. Posh, 35, will make a reported 155,000 for filming at least two episodes, joining fellow judges Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi for the new series, which begins tomorrow. A source said: Victoria is hugely flattered as this is one of the highest profile gigs in America. Network bosses would love to give her the job full-time. The shows producers said they were saddened that Abdul has decided not to return. Victorias spokesman declined to comment. Victim: website TMZs picture of Rihanna index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html