Kelly admonished for missing court date


CHICAGO -- R. Kelly avoided having his bond revoked Friday in his child pornography case, but a judge admonished him for missing an earlier court hearing.

The R&B singer apologized to Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan, who set a May 9 trial date.

Kelly has pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges for allegedly videotaping sex acts with a young teenage girl in or before 2000.

He missed his Wednesday court appearance when his tour bus was delayed in Utah because its logbooks didn't document enough rest time for the driver.

Gaughan said that in similar situations in the future, Kelly must fly to make his court dates on time. He also ordered the singer to cancel a Jan. 13 concert to ensure that he makes a Jan. 14 court date.