On Thursday’s “Good Morning America” at 7 a.m., Rihanna will publicly break her silence and tell what went down in Chris Brown‘s Lamborghini the night he assaulted her. She’ll follow up that appearance with an interview on “20/20″ on Friday at 10 p.m. [Celeb Wohoo]
I wouldn’t get too excited about this interview because Rihanna probably won’t reveal much — she’s had nine months to perfect the PR coaching she was no doubt given. But, we’ll be watching anyway, to find out whether this was an isolated incident or if there was a pattern of physical or emotional abuse before the assault. Keep reading »
Chris Brown has released his first single since assaulting Rihanna in February. “I Can Transform Ya” features Lil Wayne and Swizz Beats, who produced the track. You can hear it in the video above, but skip to 2:17 if you don’t want to hear Chris try to figure out how to work his computer. “I Can Transform Ya” sounds like the man’s version of Beyonce‘s “Upgrade U” on B’Day. Even though his version is rather late — “Upgrade U” was released in 2006 — I don’t think this should have been his first release after the assault. Each time the hook plays, I think about how he transformed Rihanna’s face. Let us know what you think about the single in the comments. Keep reading »
I know what you’re thinking—there’s a typo in the headline and that it should be “Chris Brown Starts Community Service.” But you’re wrong—Brown’s judge specifically sentenced him to hard “labor,” and his supervising police chief has grand plans for him to remove graffiti, pick up trash, wash cars, and maintain grounds. Chris whacking weeds has already drawn lots of media and fans who want to watch (thanks for the boring videos, guys?), so he had to personally pay for extra guards to protect him. Hopefully after six months worth of hard labor, Chris will think twice before laying a hand on a lady. Also, someone make him put a shirt on. [LA Times] Keep reading »
Ever since the photos of a post-Chris-Brown-beatdown, bruised-and-battered Rihanna were leaked and subsequently appeared on TMZ, there’s been an ongoing investigation into who leaked the pics to the celebrity gossip website. The Enterprise Report reveals the Los Angeles Police Department may be preparing to finger the perpetrator. More — and the surprising twist to the story — after the jump. Keep reading »
Boo hoo. Chris Brown is upset that, soon after the night when he pummeled Rihanna, Oprah did an episode of her show on domestic violence and dedicated it “to all the Rihannas of the world.” During the episode, Oprah said, “I’ve said before love doesn’t hurt, and if a man hits you once, he will hit you again.”
Chris thinks this was harsh. “I commend Oprah on being like, ‘This is a problem,’ but it was a slap in my face,” he told People. “I did a lot of stuff for her, like going to Africa and performing for her school. She could’ve been more helpful, like, ‘OK, I’m going to help both of these people out.’” Keep reading »
Chris Brown says no one taught him and Rihanna to love each other. He says he wasn’t equipped to go through the rough patches. [E! Online] — That could be a valid argument, not excuse, for his behavior, but I doubt he came up with it all by himself.
Lisa Loeb is pregnant with her husband, Roey Hershkovitz. [Dlisted] — Good for them. This is the first I’ve heard about her since I watched her really boring reality show a few years back.
David Beckham got some special ink, ten roses around his arm, to commemorate his 10th wedding anniversary with Victoria Beckham. [People] — These two are still so much in love.
Earlier this month Chris Brown taped an interview with Larry King that’s set to air this Wednesday. In an exclusive preview, Brown says he “doesn’t remember” hitting Rihanna, that’s not who “I pride myself on being,” and that he’s “in shock.” Uh-huh. Keep reading »
Go figure. Chris Brown‘s new single, “Changed Man,” is dedicated to Rihanna, and it certainly sounds like a plea to get her back, no? Some sample lyrics for your perusal: “I remember your touch/ God, I miss you so much/ Please believe me baby I’m sorry/ All of this money and fame/ Could never amount to every morning waking up to your face/ I’ll make it up to you/ I’ll show the world I’m a changed man/ Can we love, Can we love, Can we love again.” We’re hoping this doesn’t sway Rihanna. These sentiments seem kind of canned, plus he doesn’t sound that tortured singing. Keep reading »
Not that he’s doing anything right, but a few hours after Chris Brown was sentenced for assaulting Rihanna, he celebrated by heading to a Los Angeles club where he jumped up on a booth and did an impromptu performance of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana.” One club goer said, “He not only sang, but danced his ass off. He didn’t seem to care at all that everyone was watching him. He was in a totally good mood, just hanging out with his buddies.” [Contact Music]
Well, of course he was in a good mood—he got out of this mess with no jail time, just 1,400 hours of community service and domestic violence classes. We think it was kinda tacky to make a scene after getting off easy for committing a heinous crime, but plenty of stars have found other ways to act inappropriately after escaping the clutches of the law. Keep reading »
Sigh. The Feb. 8th incident when Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna was not the first violent argument between the couple. Before his sentencing yesterday, Brown’s probation officer filed a report revealing the couple was involved in two other incidents “related to domestic violence“—and come to find out, Rihanna has slapped Brown in the past. Obviously that does not make the intensity of his brutal Feb. 8 assault excusable, but it sheds light on how they had a more violent relationship than we previously thought. Keep reading »