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“It’s unfortunate because he’s a great guy, he just has stupid advisors around him.”

This is Reebok CEO Uli Becker, as tweeted by Footwear News, speaking about the rapper Rick Ross. Amongst Ross’ “great guy” credentials? Rapping in a song by Rocko the following lyrics about drugging and raping a woman: “Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it/I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.” When critics decried his rapey lyrics and he got dropped by at least one radio station, Ross called the whole thing a “misinterpretation” because he never said the word “rape.” (Ross also added he wants all the “sexy ladies, the beautiful ladies” to know rape is bad.)  After getting dropped as a Reebok spokesperson, two weeks after the initial kerfluffle, he finally issued an apology, calling rape a “crime” and “wrong.”

I was reminded of Rick Ross just yesterday when I read about Constable Jason Peacock, a veteran Toronto police officer who was found guilty of assaulting his then-girlfriend and damaging her home. On Christmas Eve morning 2010, Peacock showed up unannounced at her place and refused to leave; he punched holes in her walls, smashed glasses, overturned her kitchen island, and shook her hard by the shoulders. In her statement, his then-girlfriend wrote, “There was a period where I thought he was going to kill me.” The judge who sentenced Peacock to 100 community service and $4,300 in restitution fees called the officer “a good man who, but for his involvement with [the ex-girlfriend], led not only an unblemished by exemplary life.”

Or what about the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, who was defended by John Thompson, Jr., a former Georgetown coach, as a “good man” who did “something that he maybe would be sorry about.” That “something” that Paterno should “maybe” be sorry about was allowing child rape to happen.

Let me be the first (apparently) to tell you, guys. You are not good men.  Keep reading »

Apparently, People Dislike Justin Bieber More Than Taylor Swift And Chris Brown

Sorry, Beliebers! Not everyone is as stoked about Justin Bieber as you guys are. In a recent poll by Star Magazine, they ranked Justin as the eighth most irritating celebrity above both Taylor Swift and Chris Brown. Dang! Above Chris Brown, last we checked, Biebs hadn’t been arrested for hitting his girlfriend. But we digress…

Bieber was actually not the highest ranked pop star on the list. Somewhat surprisingly, Jennifer Lopezcame in third on the list with John Mayer following at No. 4. Now, we get that John is a noted womanizer, so we can understand his position, but what did J. Lo do to land at No. 3? We guess her diva-tastic persona is too much for some people! Madonna also ranked ahead of Justin Bieber, coming in at No. 7, presumably because she is rude to her fans for giving her hydrangeas. Read more on Pop Crush…

Did A Mystery Blonde Come Between Chris Brown & Rihanna?

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There is a mystery blonde who is now being tagged as a homewrecker – actually just the catalyst in the latest supposed Chris Brown and Rihanna breakup. She insists she is not fooling around with Breezy because she doesn’t date black guys.

Keisha Kimball, 22, works at the Playhouse nightclub in Los Angeles and a photo of her holding onto Breezy’s hand on Saturday night (April 6) was splashed online and her new status as the reason for a ChRihanna split was cemented. Read more on PopCrush…

Chris Brown & Rihanna Call It Quits?

Chris Brown and Rihanna have called it quits. Chris did an interview on LA’s Power 106 radio station on March 29 that’s set to air on April 1 and he was asked point blank if he’s still dating Rihanna? Chris admitted: “Uh, no — that’s the short answer.” Read more…

Chris Brown Tells Ryan Seacrest How He Got Rihanna Back

Chris Brown And Rihanna

Chris Brown says he’s “eternally grateful and thankful” that Rihanna has forgiven him after he infamously assaulted her in 2009.

“I just tried my best to be the best man I could be over the years and just show her how remorseful and sorry I was for the incident and the time was probably the worst part of my life,” he told Ryan Seacrest Tuesday morning. “Being that she has [forgiven me] and she’s a wonderful person, I’m eternally grateful and thankful.” Read more…

Rihanna Wants A Baby With Chris Brown

Rihanna has revealed that she wants to have children with her on-again boyfriend Chris Brown. In a recent interview with ELLE UK, the 25-year-old talks about her troubled and controversial relationship with Chris and her wish to have a baby five years down the line.

The “Diamonds” singer  told the mag that she and Brown have a “fresh start”:

 “I will probably have a kid. And I’m praying I can go on vacation for a good month,” she says in the interview. “And I’ll have set some things up so I don’t have to tour for the rest of my life, even though I love touring. I want health and happiness in five years. I want to be healthy and happy.”

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