Ever since the news broke that Rihanna had (allegedly) been beaten by her boyfriend Chris Brown, I’ve been saying that there would be no way she would take him back, even if she wanted to. After all, this is a woman in the public eye, who’s extremely popular with young women and girls. She’s also always seemed to be comfortable and okay with being a role model, unlike, say, Britney Spears, who never seemed to like the influence she had, or was expected to have, over her fans. As it became clearer that this incident did in fact happen and wasn’t just a rumor, I was even more convinced that she couldn’t and wouldn’t get back together with Brown — but part of me did wonder how I, and her fans, and just everyone, would respond if she did. So when I read that Rihanna and Brown were holed up at Diddy’s estate in Miami, and were supposedly reconciling, I thought two things:
1. Who does Diddy think he is? Dr. Phil?
2. WTF?! Keep reading »
I didn’t want to believe it at first, but Chris Brown has a problem controlling his temper. Duh, right? But I was actually trying to give him the benefit of the doubt — you know, innocent until proven guilty — until the complete true story was revealed. We’ve heard a lot of ludicrous rumors surrounding the altercation between Brown and Rihanna, but here’s one that is believable: Brown’s newly-hired spin doctor is trying to improve the singer’s image by enrolling him in anger management classes. According to a New York Daily News source, he isn’t required by law to attend the classes, “but he believes it will make him look better to the public, and he wants to try to get in a few classes before March 5.” He is required to appear in court on that date. Do you think anger management is PR-ese for learning how to keep your violent hands to yourself? Do you think taking these classes is an admission of guilt? We’ve also heard rumors about Rihanna’s hot temper, should she take anger management classes, too? [The Envelope] Keep reading »
I don’t even know what to say about this photo, leaked by someone within the LAPD (sparking an internal investigation) and obtained by TMZ. Sickening.
After thinking about it, and seeing the first comment in the post, I decided to put the full image after the jump. My rationale is that this photo has been leaked and it’s now everywhere, from Perez Hilton to the cover of my morning newspaper. It’s a story we’ve been covering on the site, and while it certainly brings up issues about privacy, Rihanna is also a public figure, one many women and girls look up to. Seeing it is going to be unavoidable, so I’ve decided to give Frisky readers a forum to talk about it, including whether the leaking/posting of this photo upsets you. Keep reading »
Lily Allen got a new tattoo last night, while she was out gallivanting with Lindsay Lohan in Hollywood. It says, “Shhh…” on her index finger — you know, like “be quiet?” Anyway, we would think this was a clever bit o’ ink for the singer, except that Rihanna already has it. So what’s the deal? Is this a tattoo trend on the rise, like Chinese characters, swallows, and nautical stars? Of course, three is a trend, so if Lindsay Lohan starts shushing Sam Ronson with her own “Shhh…” tat, we’ll know we’re right. Oh, also, we really hope RiRi uses her finger to tell Chris Brown to STFU. [DListed] Keep reading »