Quickies!: Pals Forgive Chris Brown (Too Quickly)

  • Shaq, Lil’ Bow Wow and Usher all took time to hang with Chris Brown this week, just three months after he allegedly beat up his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. [TMZ] –Evidently, forgiving and forgetting is easier for celebs than for most.
  • Scarlett Johansson has released her latest single, “Relator.” The full album, with the unoriginal title “Break Up,” will be released on September 8th. [Pop Eater] — Since when was it cooler to be a bad singer than a good actress?
  • In case Lady Gaga wasn’t entertaining enough herself, a few young fans gave Gaga-inspired performances of their own. [Urlesque]
  • Not only are (many) Californians against legalizing gay marriage, they are also determined to keep the discussion of gay politicians [i.e. the wonderful Harvey Milk] out of the classroom. [Tres Sugar] — California, what has happened to you?!
  • If you’re thinking of breaking up with your significant other, don’t beat around the bush. Clear and straightforward is the way to go. [Your Tango] — That is, unless he was an a**, and you want to torture him a little bit.
  • This roundup of the world’s worst nannies will have you wishing to work from home. [Tru TV Crime Library]