Mars’ Court Date Postponed

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November 18, 2010 | 11:25am EST

R&B singer Bruno Mars’ court date to face a felony charge of drug possession has been postponed.
The Just The Way You Are star was arrested in Las Vegas in September after a bathroom attendant at the Hard Rock Hotel allegedly caught him with a bag of white powder, which tested positive for cocaine.

Mars, real name Peter Hernandez, was due to appear in a Sin City courtroom on Thursday, but he now won’t have to appear in person until a later date, according to his lawyer, David Chesnoff.

The attorney tells the Associated Press the songwriter’s court date will be rescheduled.

Mars has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, which carries a maximum of four years in jail and a $5,000 fine.

No reason for the postponement has been given.