I have just one word for “author” J. Lola: taste. In this context, it is defined as the ability to make discerning judgments about aesthetic, artistic, and intellectual matters, and this J. Lola here has approximately none of it. Lola’s e-book, “Fifty Shades of Sin,” will run you 99 cents for your Amazon Kindle and, oh, just about an eternity in the sulfurous pit of hell. The “Fifty Shades of Grey” fan fiction (no, really?) is summarized as follows. I’ll let you connect the dots. Keep reading »
In today’s Things We Are Not Surprised About Ever, Chris Brown has made the classy decision to countersue the guy his entourage allegedly beat up last year. Sha’keir Duarte filed a suit against Brown in August for a fight that broke out this January outside a recording studio in West Hollywood between Brown and Frank Ocean’s entourages. (Not to be confused with the fight between Brown and Drake’s entourages.) Duarte was injured and he claims that Brown was the aggressor in the fight. But Brown begs to differ, insisting that Duarte instigated things by kicking and punching him and threatening to kill him. There were no criminal charges filed, but Brown filed an assault and battery lawsuit on Wednesday and is seeking “unspecified damages” from Duarte. Hey, this is America, we practically sue each other in our sleep. [Huffington Post] [Image via Splash News]
Last night, singer Chris Brown was arrested on felony assault charges for allegedly attacking a man outside the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. Police say that Brown got into an altercation with the man, Christopher Hollosey, 35, at around 4:30 a.m. this morning, and began punching him. He did not seem to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Brown is still on probation for the 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna, for which he received community service and a year-long domestic violence course. It’s clear, however, that his anger management issues continue to be a problem. [People]
Chris Brown has a reputation for controversy, and this latest confession is only going to cement that. Brown admitted that he lost his virginity at eight years old. While this would almost be enough to make you feel sorry for him, Chris actually brags about it. Because, you see, this wasn’t molestation, sexual assault, or anything else — in his mind. The girl was about 14 or 15 and Chris seems to think this was quite a coup. He tells The Guardian that his early sexual encounter, “kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it. You can be the best at it.” Err, what?! Read more on The Stir…
Chris Brown has a new album coming out later this month, and he says that might be it for him in the music biz, reports the Huffington Post. “Don’t worry mainstream America,” he tweeted. “After this X album, it’ll probably my last album.” (Note the deft use of the “probably” qualifier while getting in a mention of the title.) Brown also tweeted to say he’s “tired of being famous for a mistake I made when i was 18,” referring to the Rihanna assault. In other Brown news, he turned himself in on hit-and-run charges and was released on his own recognizance, reports TMZ. Read more at Newser…
This morning, we told you about how Rihanna is reportedly headed to Recovery Ranch, a love and relationship rehab located in Tennessee. The reason? Rihanna is supposedly still not over her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. The couple split up in 2009 after he beat her, and then got back together this past year, but broke up again a few months ago. A source (dubious, but a source) told Grazia magazine, “Rihanna is still desperately in love with Chris. It’s like she’s obsessed with him and, although he’s told her it’s over, she just can’t get over him.” So, to deal with that, she’ll allegedly be taking off time from her world tour to attend the Centers for Relationship and Sexual Recovery program. But what is a relationship rehab, anyway?
To start with, the program is focused on treating sex and love addiction in women. According to the program’s website, patients receive gender-specific, trauma-focused therapy; group therapy; equine therapy; and 12-step meetings. The program is fully gender-separate so women can focus on healing (they also run a separate program for men). The program aims to “and eliminate problem patterns of sexual behavior, while helping our clients regain dignity, self-respect, and the trust of those they love.” The program focuses on early childhood trauma and patterns of abuse that may have led the patient to pursue and stay in abusive relationships as adults. Keep reading »