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Evening Quickies: Chris Brown Denies “I Promise I Won’t Beat You” Pickup Line

"I Won't Beat You"
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Please date Chris Brown. He promises he won't hit you! Read More »
Chris Brown's Abuse
On why our culture must take domestic violence more seriously. Read More »
Jay-Z Hates Him
Jay-Z didn't clap for Chris Brown's performance. Read More »
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  • Chris Brown denies he tried to pick up a lady with the “joke” line “I promise I won’t beat you.” As much as I am sympathetic to celebs having crap made up about them, I genuinely, 100 percent believe that Chris Brown is so immature that he would have said really this. [PopCrush]
  • R&B crooner Robin Thicke was busted for possession of marijuana after being caught smoking a doobie in his SUV … right near The Frisky’s office. Damn, Robin, next time just come upstairs. [TMZ
  • Whitney Houston reportedly visited a doctor, or several doctors, repeatedly in the days before her death.  [PopCrush]
  • Kyle Chandler, aka Coach Taylor on “Friday Night Lights,” is joining director Kathryn Bigelow’s flick about the SEAL team that hunted down Osama bin Laden. [!!!!!!!!!!! -- Editor] [Deadline Hollywood] Keep reading »

Why Do Women Love Chris Brown?

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Yesterday, I wrote this throwaway post about how Chris Brown said “fuck the haters!” in which I pointed out that people don’t hate him because he was a scrappy underdog, they hate him because he beat his ex-girlfriend and that police reports made it very clear that he was trying to kill her. And then I got this e-mail from a woman:

Hi. I just wanted you to know that this is bullying . Chris brown made a mistake which he has apologized and is reaping the consequences for those actions. Let the man live his life before he decides to do something drastic that he thinks will get everyone’s off his back. Your no better than people who bully others because they’re gay or different.  You need to look into the NoH8 (no hate) campaign to learn something.

And then I took a second and thought “I didn’t know that the lobotomobile was making its rounds again.” Read more…

Morning Quickies: Chris Brown Tried To Pickup Woman With “I Promise I Won’t Beat You”

Chris And Rihanna
A timeline of Rihanna and Chris Brown's relationship. Read More »
Chris Brown's Abuse
On why our culture must take domestic violence more seriously. Read More »
Jay-Z Hates Him
Jay-Z didn't clap for Chris Brown's performance. Read More »
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  • What? No. Just no. A woman in the Grammy gift lounge tells Us Weekly that Chris Brown approached her and asked, “Can I get your number? I promise I won’t beat you.” Then his friends started laughing and one cried “That’s his new line!” The woman says she “wanted to throw up.” Us, too. [Us Weekly]
  • Bobby Brown won’t be attending his ex-wife’s Whitney Houston’s funeral at her family’s request. Also, Aretha Franklin, Whitney’s godmother, is set to perform at the funeral. [Fox News, Starpulse]
  • Who is Carly Rae Jepsen and what does she have to do with the Biebs? [PopCrush]
  • Classic period scenes in TV and film. [Crushable]
  • A woman with a double uterus carried “twins” — one baby in each womb. Oh, the wonders of nature. [The Stir] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Judge Orders Abusive Husband To Take Wife To Red Lobster

  • Oh, Florida. A judge in the WTF-is-going-on-here state sentenced a man accused of shoving his wife against a sofa and grabbing her neck to take her on a date to Red Lobster and a bowling alley. No jail time! Cheddar biscuits instead! The judge called this incident “very, very minor” without any serious violence. I call this a warning sign to the wife that her husband is abusive and she should hightail it out of there. I also call this another example of this country not taking violence against women seriously. Domestic violence doesn’t have to be life-threatening for it to be troubling and if this guy gets off with a slap on the wrist (if you could call it that) this time, what’s to stop him from escalating next time?  Today it’s shoving her against a couch and grabbing her neck. What about tomorrow? Hopefully when this couple visits a marriage counselor — also a part of the man’s sentencing — the therapist can persuade the wife that no amount of lobster tails in the world excuses a partner using force against their loved one. [MSNBC] Keep reading »

New Hampshire Considering Reversal Of Domestic Violence Laws

Why Victims Stay
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Should we ask victims of domestic violence why they stay? Read More »
Teen DV On The Rise
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Domestic violence by and against teenagers is on the rise. Read More »
WTF, Topeka?
Topeka, Kansas, decriminalized domestic violence. Read More »
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Oh, New Hampshire. There you go, sitting around thinking, You know what we don’t have enough of? Wife beatings!

Clearly that’s the only explanation for a piece of legislation proposed by state Republicans. According to the Concord Monitor newspaper, House Bill 1581 sought to require police officers to obtain a warrant in a domestic violence case unless they witnessed the crime themselves.

So if Jane called 911 because Bob punched her in the face? (Or Bob called 911 because Jane punched him in the face?)  The cops could see the blood or bruises, but would have needed a warrant for arrest.  Keep reading »

The Soapbox: On Chris Brown & Why We Must Take Domestic Violence More Seriously

Are They Tweeting?
Did Rihanna and Chris Brown tweet "love you" at each other? Read More »
Rihanna Provoked Chris?
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Did Rihanna tweet that she "provoked" Chris Brown? Read More »
Chris On The Frisky
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All of The Frisky's posts about Chris Brown. Read More »

A recent segment on NPR about the rehabilitation of Chris Brown’s career is cause for alarm.  No, not because we should care about Chris Brown’s career as a pop singer — but because his young (mostly female) fans, as fervent as ever, continue to support him not only as an artist but as a person. 

After his brutal beating of his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, one would hope that young people would place responsibility for the violence squarely on Chris Brown. But that’s not the case. Brown’s young, female fans, who continue to support him, blamed Rihanna then and still blame her now for the violence he inflicted upon her. One young fan interviewed by NPR outside of one of Brown’s recent concerts said of the incident, “Obviously she played a part in getting beat, or whatever … However you want to put it.” Keep reading »

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