We know Chris Brown completed somecommunity service after he was convicted of assaulting Rihanna, because we’ve all seen the photos of him in his reflective orange gear. But it turns out that during some of the times he was supposedly engaged in community service in his native Virginia, he was actually giving concerts or even en route to Cancun, prosecutors say. The DA filed to revoke Brown’s probation yesterday, offering a slew of evidence that he faked his community service records, TMZ reports. The trouble stems from the work Brown supposedly did at Tappahannock Children’s Center. First hint of something amiss: His mom used to be a director there. Read more…
Welp. There’s no denying it now. Rihanna is officially back together with Chris Brown, less than four years after he assaulted her to the point of hospitalization the night before the 2009 Grammy Awards. In the new issue of Rolling Stone, on stands this Friday (but excerpted quotes are already making the rounds), the singer is pretty straight up about her reasons for taking back her abusive ex. Check out some quotes from the interview, after the jump… Keep reading »
“[Being a role model] is amazing. It’s an amazing thing and it’s like, it’s a platform that you have to take seriously. Which is why sometimes it’s like I used to be really into Rihanna, that pop star, and then it’s like again, I don’t want to ever throw stones from my glass house, but I follow her on Instagram and I just think about how many little girls beyond what I could even comprehend are obsessed with Rihanna. Like you know, she left Barbados, she’s had this amazing career, she’s won a Grammy.
She’s talented. And then she gets back together with Chris Brown and posts a million pictures of them smoking marijuana together on a bed. And it cracks my heart in half in a way that makes me feel like I’m 95 years old.”
–Lena Dunham speaking to Alec Baldwin (he has a radio show!) on the tenuous relationship between fame and being a role model — especially in the case of Rihanna. Dunham makes a valid point that Rihanna isn’t simply living Rihanna’s life — she’s also a public figure that lots of little girls look up to. What do you think Rihanna’s responsibility is to her fans? [WNYC]
Well, I guess these two ding-a-lings are officially giving it another shot. On Chrismas Day, Rihanna and Chris Brown made their first public appearance as a couple since, you know, that very ugly breakup a few years ago in the aftermath of him beating the crap out of her. The two attended a Lakers game in LA and yucked it up court-side. Whatever. Good luck, Rihanna, seriously.
Following a Sunday night Twitter fight with comedy writer Jenny Johnson, Chris Brown has since deactivated his Twitter account.
However, after only hours he’s back on the social networking site, and his “Team Breezy” is sending death threats to Johnson for what they see as making him leave.
According to The Huffington Post, one user wrote “Do u wanna know what im gonna do now ? Im gonna kill that Jenny Johnson for making Chris delete his twitter,” while another said “@JennyJohnsonHi5 wh–e b—h. if chris kill you i will have more respect of him …” Read more…
Oh, how sad. Chris Brown has deleted his Twitter account. Yesterday, the R&B singer got in a war of very immature words with comedienne Jenny Johnson, after Johnson tweeted that he was a worthless piece of shit. In his defense, Brown proceeded to behave like a worthless piece of shit, calling Johnson a “hoe” and saying that his mom suggested he shit in her eye. Now, Brown deleted all of these tweets, but because Johnson replied to them, they live on because Twitter is a bitch like that. Anyway, Brown also tweeted, “Just ask Rihanna if she mad??????” which I find way more bothersome than the sharting in eyeballs stuff, because it’s, once again, dismissive of his now infamous assault against the singer and his then-girlfriend. Just because Rihanna has “forgiven” him and is still caught up in that abusive relationship (the two were spotted partying together this weekend), doesn’t make that incident okay. Following these tweets, Brown deleted his entire Twitter account, which really just means he’ll continue to behave like a worthless piece of shit, only slightly more privately. Ughs all around. [Gawker]
Today in NOOOOOOOO: Chris Brown, singer or something and otherwise all-around spawn of Satan, has been signed to the artist management division of Wilhelmina International, the modeling agency representing such popular faces as supermodel Coco Rocha, plus-size star Robyn Lawley, and, uh, Kendall Jenner. The highly-regarded agency will seek to score fashion and beauty endorsements and licenses for the infamous pop star. (Is he a pop star? Seriously, I have no clue. I’ve never heard any of his songs besides “Birthday Cake,” which is an insult to humanity and also people with ears all over the world.) I wonder how that ill-advised neck tattoo of a horribly battered woman will play into his modeling career? In the most basic of terms: fucking gag. [WWD]
Somebody wasn’t very happy that R&B singer/domestic abuser Chris Brown was going to be performing in Stockholm, Sweden, so they took to the streets and created posters of their own to advertise the event. There is something a tad icky about exploiting Rihanna’s beaten and bruised face to make a point about Brown, but I’ll let it slide because the overarching message is so important: If you’re supporting Chris Brown, you’re supporting violence against women.