Well Played: Cheryl Cole Is Dipped In Red Feathers At Cannes

Cheryl Cole, the most internationally recognized member of the British girl group Girls Aloud, is very beautiful and very stylish (if, at times, a bit overdone). This Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture gown she wore to Sunday’s premiere of “Amour” is, well, fundamentally perfect — it’s lovely and show-stopping without being too bombastic for her role at the occasion, like Eva Longoria’s endless Marchesa, which I found reprehensible (why, Eva?).

However, exponentially more reprehensible than Eva’s inappropriate train are Cheryl’s comments from just a few days ago regarding the future of the deservedly controversial Chris Brown.

“I think it’s about time we all [forgave Brown], if I’m completely honest … I think it’s time we all moved on. That guy is talented as hell,” the singer said during a recent radio interview. How and why? If one were to go about absolving Brown of his sins, it should be because he is truly, deeply apologetic and takes not only responsibility for his wrongdoings but also the initiative to make amends. His “talent” should have nothing to do with it, especially since it’s widely reported that Chris has yet to stop acting a violent, hotheaded fool. Not cool! [Us Weekly]