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Chris Brown - A variety of stars were photographed as they attended the 2nd Annual iHeartRadio Music Awards which were held at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 29th March 2015
Chris Brown - Pre-GRAMMY Gala & Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis Honoring Martin Bandier held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. at Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th February 2015
Sean Kingston, Soulja Boy, sincere and Chris Brown - Sean Kingston holds his annual 'Christmas With The Kingston's' party at King of Kingz Estate - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 27th December 2014
Pascal Guetta, Chris Brown and Karen Bystedt - Chris Brown and Karen Bystedt show off their artwork at Andy Warhol Goes Street at Blick Art Store - West Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 12th December 2014
Kristos Andrews, Gregori J Martin, Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran - The Emmy nominated web series 'The Bay' season wrap party at Open Air in West Hollywood at Open Air - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 24th November 2014
Karen Bystedt, Chris Brown and Danny Minnick - The Andy Warhol exhibit 'Andy Goes Street' was attended by a variety of celebrities at the Bruce Lurie Gallery in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 15th November 2014
Chris Brown - In Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, Chris Brown was photographed with his on/off girlfriend Karrueche Tran while the couple went shopping. - Friday 5th September, 2014
The singer is still struggling to find the help he need.
And on and on it goes – Chris Brown is now out of rehab, but not free. It’s sort of an “out of the frying pan and into the fire” situation, as Brown has been thrown out of his rehab facility and sent to jail. On Friday, the singer was transferred due to a “failure to comply with the rules and regulations of the facility.”
Brown just can't seem to keep it together these days.
According to the folks at TMZ, the eviction was not related to Brown’s staples of substance abuse or violence. However, they haven’t fished out the exact reason for Brown’s latest round of trouble.His newest problem might be due to his bipolar disorder with which the troubled celebrity was recently diagnosed. According to a letter from the facility as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, “Mr. Brown became aggressive and acted out physically due to his untreated mental health disorder, severe sleep deprivation, inappropriate self-medicating and untreated PTSD.”
Continue reading: Chris Brown Is Out Of The Fire And In To... Jail
Chris Brown is in police custody again after he was thrown out of the rehabilitation centre he has been in for the past four months.
Chris Brown may once again be facing jail time after he was thrown out of his court-ordered Malibu rehabilitation centre.
Brown is still suffering the repercussions from his assault on his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. The 24-year-old has failed to complete to his five year probation sentence and has, on numerous occasions, neglected to serve his mandatory 1400 hours community service. He has also been involved in at least one violent assault when Brown allegedly attacked a man outside the White House.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department, speaking to CNN, confirmed Brown was in custody after he was asked to leave the rehab facility. As of Friday (14th March) Brown was being held without bail at Los Angeles County men's central jail.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Jailed After Being Thrown Out Of Rehab Centre
The R&B star, who is currently in rehab for anger management, was arrested for reportedly getting kicked out of the facility.
Chris Brown is spending another weekend in a familiar place for him...jail.
The 25 year-old was arrested Friday (March 14th) for allegedly violating his parole that stems from a 2009 assault charge, where he beat up his then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Brown has been a resident in a Malibu rehabilitation facility for the past four months, but after being kicked out, local police arrested him and took him to Inmate Reception Center at the L.A. County Jail, TMZ reports.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Jailed For Allegedly Violating Parole In Malibu
The diagnosis brings some context to Brown's violent behavior.
Chris Brown has had some infamous bouts of aggression and unpleasant behavior over the past few years. According to the rehab facility he recently checked into, the singer has been suffering from bipolar disorder and PTSD, contributing to his outbursts.
The diagnosis would explain, but not excuse Brown's violent behavior.
E! News has obtained court documents, which confirm that the facility has diagnosed Brown with both psychological disorders. Apparently his violent behavior was caused by a combination of factors beyond his disorders – sleep deprivation and self-medication are also on the list.
Continue reading: PTSD, Bipolar Disorder Behind Chris Brown's Agressive Behavior
Chris Brown will complete his stint in a rehabilitation center despite prosecutors' requests to throw the singer in jail immediately.
Chris Brown has avoided jail once again after an LA Judge ordered the singer to undergo more treatment at a rehabilitation center.
On Monday (Feb 3rd), the judge turned down prosecutors' desire to throw the 24 year-old in jail due to his arrest for assault from last October (2013) in Washington D.C.
TMZ reports, prosecutors claimed "Brown's violent behavior continues to increase in severity and frequency" and he presents "an increasing danger to society."
Continue reading: Chris Brown Avoids Jail Once Again And Continues Rehab Stint
A terrific true story is oddly underplayed in this sober, sedate drama about reconciliation and making peace with the past. Strikingly complex performances from Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman help give the film some deeper resonance, even if even it all seems rather under-powered. But the force of emotion in the events makes the film worth a look.
In 1980 Scotland, railway expert Eric (Firth) has defined his entire life by trains. During the Second World War, he was captured by the Japanese and put into forced-labour to build a railway in Thailand. And more recently he met his wife Patti (Kidman) on a train journey. But their marriage starts to collapse when Eric refuses to face up to his torture at the hands of his wartime captors all those years ago, so Patti turns to his war-veteran pal Finlay (Skarsgard) for help. Eventually, Eric makes the difficult decision to return to Thailand and confront his tormenter Nagase (Sanada).
A more Hollywood-style film would play out as a build-up to roaring vengeance, but director Teplitzky internalises the tone, showing us past events in extensive flashbacks as the young Eric and Finlay (Irvine and Reid) try to subvert the young Nagase (Ishida) at every turn. These scenes are eerily tame as well, and only reveal the true horror of Eric's experience when he finally faces up to it himself. Instead, the focus is on his struggle to forgive Nagase, and this gives the film a strongly moving punch.
Continue reading: The Railway Man Review
The singer was offered a plea deal to reduce misdemeanour charges but rejected it.
Chris Brown told a judge on Wednesday that he rejects a plea deal on a charge involving the allegation that the singer hit a man outside a hotel in Washington D.C. His bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, also faces the same charge.
Chris Brown Has Rejected A Plea Deal In A Case That Involves Alleged Assault.
Prosecutors reportedly offered a deal in which Brown would receive a reduced sentence if he pleaded guilty to the misdemeanour assault charge he faces. Brown maintains that he is not guilty and therefore rejected the deal, according to one of his lawyers, Danny Onorato, via Billboard.
The singer says that he is not guilty and he's sticking by his decision
Chris Brown walked away from court on Wednesday, 8 January, after a hearing for his assault charge in Washington, D.C., pleading not guilty to the charge of simple assault. The controversy-courting singer was joined in the courtroom by his girlfriend Karreuche Tran, there for moral support, and his bodyguard Chris Hollosy, who is also being prosecuted in the same case.
Brown is confident of his innocence and will test it out in court again
Both Chris and his bodyguard rejected a plea deal presented before them, after both were accused of assaulting a man outside of a D.C. hotel back in October last year. The incident allegedly occurred after the alleged assault victim photobombed a picture the singer was trying to take with two female fans, however the singer claims that the defendant tried to force his way on to his tour bus, along with the two women who were also trying to force their way on to the bus.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Rejects Plea Bargain In D.C. Assault Case
Chris Brown and his bodyguard reject plea deal for the Washington D.C assault case after his lawyers reiterate that the R&B singer is not guilty.
Singer Chris Brown had his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, have reportedly rejected a plea deal in the assault case from last October (2013) in Washington D.C.
The 24 year-old appeared in court in the same city as the incident was in, with his entourage of lawyers and girlfriend Karreuche Tran.
The deal would have seen Brown and his body guard found guilty of a simple assault charge for allegedly striking a male fan.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Rejects Guilty Plea Deal For Washington D.C Assault
The singer was placed under close guard during a toy drive this Sunday (22 Dec.)
Chris Brown is still serving his once self-imposed time in rehab to control his anger issues and he is doing so with increased scrutiny from the Los Angeles parole board, who are monitoring his every action as he continues to evade incarceration for continued parole violation.
Brown met and posed with fans during the charity drive
This weekend, Brown was granted some time away from the rehab facility, but was placed under strict surveillance by his parole. Against character, Brown managed to behave on his day-long outing, but his surroundings couldn't have made it any easier for Brown to act like a decent human being.
Chris Brown had his probation revoked by an LA judge after deeming the R&B singer didn't obey all the laws when he was arrested for assault in Washington D.C.
Chris Brown just seems to be having a hard time with staying out of trouble.
The 24 year-olds probation was revoked by a judge on Monday (Dec 15th) following his arrest in Washington D.C. this past October for alleged assault on male fan.
What does this mean for the 'Don't Wake Me Up Singer'?
Continue reading: Chris Brown's Probation Revoked By Judge Over D.C Arrest For Assault
Chris Brown has been given permission to miss a DC court appearance, for a misdemeanour assault case, to continue receiving treatment in a rehabilitation facility for manger management.
Chris Brown will not have to appear in a Washington DC court this coming Monday (Nov 25th) as previously scheduled.
Judge Robert S. Tignor granted the 24 year-old permission not to make the travel across country after Brown's attorney submitted a petition to excuse him from the journey.
TMZ reports, Brown asked the judge, in his assault case, to let him skip the court date in order for him to stay in a rehabilitation facility for anger management issues.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Not Appearing In DC Court For Assault Charge
Chris Brown has been sentenced to 90 days in a rehab facility and periodic drug testing.
Chris Brown appeared in court in Los Angeles on Wednesday (20th November) and was ordered to a 90 day residential stint in rehab and periodic drug testing. In addition he should continue with 24 hours of community service each week. The hours of community service remain from his assault of his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
Chris Brown has been sentenced to 90 days in rehab.
Brown was first arrested on October 29th in Washington DC, accused of breaking a man's nose. His alleged victim, Isaac Parker, attempted to jump into a photograph a fan was taking of Brown. Brown, reportedly, assaulted Parker leaving him with facial injuries which needed hospital treatment. Brown then voluntarily checked himself into the rehab facility.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Sentenced To 90 Days Rehab & Drug Testing
Surely this time he'll come out like a modern day Mother Theresa
It take an especially angry kind of guy to get kicked out of a rehab centre whose sole purpose is dealing with anger management issues, but that's exactly what happened to Chris Brown earlier this month. As his first stint in anger management clearly didn't work, the Los Angeles Probation Department have come up with a novel way of making him pay for his latest violent rage: by sending him back into anger management.
Brown was kicked out of anger management for being too angry
According to TMZ, who broke the story, Brown was kicked out of the Malibu-based rehab centre after only two weeks after he allegedly flew into a violent rage whilst at the centre, with stuff getting thrown and rants being had. With Brown only in rehab as a sort of pleas bargain with the Probation Dept, when it was revealed that he was kicked out of the rehab facility it looked as though Brown had finally hit the end of the road and would at last end up in jail. This wasn't the case however, as Chris continues to avoid jail.
Chris Brown finds himself in more hot water with the law as an LA judge sends him back to rehab for 3 months.
Chris Brown was supposedly finally getting his issues straightened out, but that does not seem to be the case.
The singer entered a rehabilitation facility in Malibu "to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behaviour," on October 29th.
However the two weeks' worth of treatment he received didn't resolve anything.
Chris Brown has left a rehabilitation centre but is "continuing his rehab program as an outpatient" while completing his community service.
Chris Brown has finally left a rehabilitation facility.
The 24 year-old checked out on Thursday (Nov 14th) after receiving two weeks' worth of treatment and he will now begin his community service.
E!News reported, Brown will continue the rehab program until it is complete with a rep for the singer telling the gossip site;
After just over 2 weeks of rehab for anger issues, Chris Brown signs out to finish his community service.
Chris Brown's alleged 3-month stay in rehab has been dropped to just 16 days after he was forced to leave to complete his community service hours for another offence.
The 'Don't Wake Me Up' singer must be having a hard time keeping up with all his legal issues - especially when they find themselves overlapping.
After a recent case whereby Brown was charged with misdemeanour assault after a fight outside his Washington DC hotel in October, he signed himself up for a stay in a luxury Malibu rehabilitation clinic to help overcome his anger problems. However, after just 16 days, he was forced to pull out to continue his community service which stemmed from his 2009 conviction for violence against his girlfriend Rihanna.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Swaps Rehab For Community Service As Legal Issues Overlap
Chris Brown is out of rehab and is set to continue with community service. He is also facing charges relating to an alleged assault in Washington DC.
Chris Brown has checked out of rehab.
Brown checked into rehab on 30th October, after he was involved in an alleged fight in Washington in which he reportedly assaulted a man. Brown was in the rehab centre undergoing anger management treatment.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Checked Out Of Rehab But Facing Community Service
And it couldn't have come any sooner
Chris Brown was back in the news earlier this week, getting into trouble with the police for supposedly assaulting a man on the street near where his tour bus was parked. Brown inevitably avoided legal action when he faced a judge in Washington D.C. (where the attack took place), however he might not be so lucky when the latest run in with the law is taken into consideration by the Los Angeles Probation Office.
In what many have seen as an unofficial plea bargain with his probation officers, as soon as Brown arrived back in California following his magistrates court hearing on Monday (28 Oct.) in D.C., Brown immediately visited the patrol board, before he checked himself into a rehabilitation facility in Malibu to control his anger issues. We're not sure at this moment whether this was at the request of law enforcement or whether it was a move by Brown or one of his management team to possibly avoid future jail time.
Brown is still under probation for his assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna prior to the Grammys in 2009. Having offended since then and avoided jail time each time, his latest run in with the law may be the final straw. Should Brown be found guilty of breaking the terms of his probation, he faces a potential spell of 4 years behind bars.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Admits Himself Into Rehab To Control Anger Issues
Brown was released after just one night spent in jail.
Chris Brown has been released from jail after a man claimed that he had been punched by the R&B singer in Washington D.C. The singer is on five years' probation for attacking his ex-girlfriend, singer Rihanna, in 2009 but spent a night in police custody as a result of his alleged latest violent outburst.
Chris Brown Has Been Released From Jail After A Man Accused Him Of Assault.
Upon his release from police custody, Brown is said to be planning on starting a stint in rehab to work through his anger issues with a professional, according to his representative in a statement reported by BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat. His rep said that rehab would help the singer "continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point" and would help him to "gain focus and insight into his past and recent behaviour."
Continue reading: Lock Your Door! Chris Brown Set Loose After Assault Charges
Following his most recent arrest, Chris Brown has decided to finally address his anger problems and seek professional help
Chris Brown escaped prison once again with his latest run-in with the law this wekend, where he faced assault charges after allegedly punching a man in the face. Escaping with only a misdemeanour charge and no fine, thanks in part to the conflicting stories given by the defendant and accuser, Brown has at least admitted to some fault by deciding to admit himself into a rehab clinic in order to address his anger management issues.
Brown is finally addressing his anger issues
As reported by TMZ, Brown checked himself into a rehab facility in Malibu, presumably to deal with his red hot temper and also in a potential bid to evade any future prison sentence. According to the report, Brown was dropped off at the rehab centre by his manager Mark Geragos, just hours after it emerged that the Los Angeles County Probation Department are planning on launching a full investigation into his assault in Washington D.C. to determine whether it violates his probation. The Grammy-winning R&B singer is still under probation for his 2009 attack on then girlfriend Rihanna.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Shipped Off To Rehab To Control Anger Issues
The rapper was facing potential jail time, but as always he managed to get away with just a slap on the wrist
Chris Brown violated his probation once again this weekend when he allegedly punched a man who disrupted a photo he was posing for with two female fans. The Grammy-winner faced a judge in a Washington D.C. magistrates court early on Monday, 28 October, morning to plead his case and was at one point staring at a felony assault charge. Unsurprisingly, he was let off the hook, not for the first time.
Brown has plenty to laugh about after getting off scott free again
This is the latest legal run-in that Brown has had since he beat Rihanna before the 2009 Grammy Awards, an offence he is still on probation for, and after two violent run-ins and a hit and run incident, Chris is still free to walk the streets like an upstanding citizen. Seriously though, what does he have to do to face jail time? Brown is slowly becoming the new OJ Simpson and its starting to get a little ridiculous.
The trouble-seeking singer was arrested early Sunday morning following an apparently unprovoked attack.
Believe it or not, but Chris Brown is in trouble with the police! Outrageous isn't it! Of course, this really shouldn't come as a shock to anyone given the singer's insistence of seeking out trouble and getting himself involved in it, usually by violent means. This time, Brown allegedly threw a punch at someone outside his hotel in Washington D.C. in what is being claim as an unprovoked attack.
As you may expect, Brown is denying the attack ever happened
As initially reported by TMZ, Brown got into a heated argument around 4.30 am on Sunday, 27 October, outside his hotel - the W Hotel on K Street - and ended up throwing punches at an unnamed man. According to the person who was on the receiving end of Brown's fists, the singer was posing for a photo with two women, when he and his friend, who were hanging out at the hotel, decided to photobomb the picture.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Expected In D.C. Court Following Weekend Brawl
Sadly, there are no prizes for guessing who is was
Chris Brown was arrested for felony assault in Washington D.C. on Sunday, 27 October, morning. The R&B singer, ever-popular with police, was cuffed outside the W Hotel on K Street, where he allegedly threw an unprovoked punch at random guy, hurling homophobia slurs at him whilst engaging in the potentially unwarranted attack.
The singer denies any wrong doing
According to TMZ, who first reported the attack and heard statements form both the victim, law enforcement and Brown's PR team, Brown got into an argument with the guy at around 4.30 am outside his hotel, with the victim never once provoking Brown with violence or even retaliating after the punch was thrown. According to the guy who was hit, Brown was posing for a photo with two women, and he and his friend decided to photobomb the picture, prompting Chris to react violently. He never did seem like the kind of guy who has a sense of humour.
Continue reading: Guess Who Got Arrested Again? That's Right, It's Chris Brown!
Is this the worst lie ever or are the people of Tappahannock some kind of genetically-modified, prematurely developed sexual fiends?
Chris Brown rarely does himself any favours when he makes a public statement of any kind, but rather than whipping up a load of bad press for himself, this time he has just left us scratching our heads. The singer claims to have lost his virginity at the tender age of 8-years-old, stating in an interview with The Guardian that he and those he knew back in his hometown of Tappahannock, Virginia were much more open to sexual experimentation and at a much (much, much) younger age than anywhere else in America.
The singer rarely makes any comments that go without raising questions
"It's different in the country. By that point, we were already kind of like hot to trot, you know what I'm saying?" He stated in the interview. He continued, "Like, girls, we weren't afraid to talk to them; I wasn't afraid. So, at eight, being able to do it, it kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it. You can be the best at it."
Chris Brown discusses losing his virginity, the infamous Rihanna assault and his future aspirations in new interview.
Chris Brown recently sat down with The Guardian and discussed several personal topics including losing his virginity at a young age, beating on ex-girlfriend Rihanna, and his latest community service 'compromise'.
Chris Brown apparently lost his virginity at 8 years old
The 24 year-old made the shocking confession of losing his virginity at the tender age of 8 and even more astounding, he feels there is nothing wrong being sexually active so young.
The rapper roosts at the top.
Rapper Drake has emerged as top of the shop for the third time after his latest album, Nothing Was The Same, rose to the number one place on Billboard's Hot 200 album chart.
In its first week of sales, the new album shifted 658,000 copies according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan, via Billboard. Drake's new record, widely reviewed as engrossing yet safe material, joins the other three albums that have debuted in the top five.
How long can Drake stay at #1?
Continue reading: Drake Is Billboard King With 'Nothing Was The Same' New Album
Yet more trouble for Breezy.
Just as Chris Brown’s probation was running out, the term has been extended. The singer is required to serve an additional 1000 hours of community service, added to the original sentence he received in 2009 for assaulting his then girlfriend, Rihanna. The sentence was extended due to procecutors’ accusations that Brown failed to properly report his original 1440 hours of community labor.
Brown's court visits have attracted more attention than his music of late.
In July, Brown’s five-year probation was revoked, after he was called into court on a misdemeanor hit-and-run. While the charges were dropped, this caused the court to reexamine the singer’s probation. On Friday, judge James Brandlin reinstated the probation. Sentencing Brown to the additional 1000 hours or 125 days, which he will be required to serve by Aug. 25, 2014, the L.A. Times reports.
Continue reading: 1000 Additional Hours Of Community Service Don't Bother Chris Brown
Chris Brown will be working the highways.
If Chris Brown thought he was out of the woods with regards to his legal problems, than he was very, very wrong. On Friday (August 16, 2013), his probation was reinstated and he was given a new sentence to perform 1,000 hours of community labor, reports Billboard.
Brown didn't speak during Friday's hearing, other than to agree to the deal worked out in the judge's chambers while he waited in the courtroom. He was ordered to perform tasks such as highway work and graffiti removal.
Brown has been dealing with a series of legal problems for years. In 2009, he was arrested for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna and was first placed on probation. Since then, there's been various run-ins with the law including charges for assault and traffic accidents.
Continue reading: Chris Brown To Perform 1,000 Hours Of Highway Work, Graffiti Removal
The relative of the Odd Future singer claims that Brown's bodyguard beat him up during a brawl between the two stars earlier this year.
Looks like another legal headache for Chris Brown is on it's way, as the singer is being sued by the cousin of R&B star Frank Ocean, who claims that the 'Don't Wake Me Up' singer's bodyguard beat him to a pulp during a confrontation between the two stars earlier this year. The attack in question happened in January this year, in which the two singers and their entourages came to blows over a parking spot at a LA recording studio, during which Brown allegedly threw homophobic slurs at Ocean and threatened to shoot him (although it is still unclear who started the brawl).
Brown has yet another legal battle to worry about
Frank's cousin Sha'Keir Duarte has now revisited the unpleasant incident saying that he was severely injured during the brawl, claiming that Brown's hired protection, a man who goes by the name of 'Hood,' pulverised him during the attack. Duarte goes on to state that Hood repeatedly punched and kicked him, continuing his brutal attack even when he fell to the ground. In all, Durate reckons he suffered at least twelve kicks to the body and several to the head whilst he was on the floor, having sustained a number of blows prior to collapsing to the floor.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Sued, By Frank Ocean's Cousin, Over January Brawl. Got That?
Chris Brown suffered a seizure due to the constant negativity surrounding his existence.
According to a statement issued later that night, the rapper suffered the seizures partly because of the "nonstop negativity" that he's endured in recent months.
"Chris suffered a nonepileptic seizure (NES). ...His doctor tended to him this afternoon and attributes the NES to intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both due to the continued onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the nonstop negativity," read the statement.
Continue reading: Why YOU'RE To Blame For Chris Brown's Seizures
The controversial R&B singer required medical attention after suffering a seizure in a Los Angeles studio, but still managed to participate in an awareness-raising basketball game against the LAPD this weekend.
Chris Brown isn't the easiest person to sympathise with, but when someone's health is at risk there is no laughing matter at hand. The controversial singer suffered a non-epileptic seizure on Friday (9 August) morning during a recording session in a Los Angeles studio, where emergency services rushed to treat the 24-year-old R&B star, who refused to be taken to hospital after being treated.
Brown refused further medical help follow his seizure
Citing the attack on "stress" and "fatigue," Brown managed to shrug off his medical issues to appear at court; a basketball court, to compete in a charity game.
Chris Brown's representative states his client's seizure was caused by "emotional stress" as a result of legal matters and "non-stop negativity."
Chris Brown's representatives have said his seizure on Friday morning (9th August) was the result of "emotional stress" and "non-stop negativity". A call to emergency services was made at 1am on Friday morning, according to TMZ, saying that Brown was suffering a seizure.
Chris Brown at the 2013 Billboard Awards held at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
When the emergency services reached Brown's location (Record Plant recording studios), he refused treatment and would not be transported to hospital. The seizure is not linked to epilepsy, according to Brown's representative, but the rapper has a history of seizures according to TMZ.
The circumstances of his seizure were unclear.
Chris Brown has reportedly suffered a minor seizure this Friday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, an emergency unit was called to a Los Angeles recording studio early on Friday morning (August 9) to attend to Brown’s non-epileptic seizure (NES). The exact cause of the episode is unknown, but according to a rep for Brown, it was due to something similar to that ever-present celebrity trigger – exhaustion. In Chris’s case, it was apparently media related anxiety that led to the trouble.
Brown suffered a seizure on Friday morning.
"Chris suffered a nonepileptic seizure (NES). ... His doctor tended to him this afternoon and attributes the NES to intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both due to the continued onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the nonstop negativity."
Chris Brown is probably quitting music, according to his Twitter comments, as he doesn't want to be "famous for a mistake", namely assaulting Rihanna in 2009.
Chris Brown may be quitting music, that is if his if his Tweets from Tuesday (6 August) are anything to go by.
Chris Brown at the 2013 Billboard Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The 24-year-old Hip Hop star tweeted twice, once complaining that he is only famous because of his assault on Rihanna in 2009. He wrote: "being famous is amazing when it's for ur music and talent, I'm tired of being famous for a mistake I made when I was 18. I'm cool & over it."
Continue reading: Is Chris Brown Really Quitting Music After 'X'?
Chris Brown spend just 45 minutes in jail.
Chris Brown went to prison on Monday (August 5, 2013), turning himself in for his hit-and-run case. The hip-hop star turned up at the Van Nuys jail around 2pm and spent just 45 minutes in the place before leaving.
According to TMZ.com, Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos engineered it all so that Brown avoided the photographers. Interestingly, the courthouse connected to the prison was teeming with photographers just a couple of hours earlier, with rapper 50 Cent making an appearance in his assault case.
Once the cameramen had gotten their snaps of Fiddy and left, Brown and his lawyer sneaked into the jail.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Spends Cosy 45 Minutes In Prison For Hit-And-Run
Serial plonker Chris Brown has reportedly had his probation revoked by a US judge after hitting another car and driving away without exchanging details in May.
Following an alleged hit-and-run accident in California, singer Chris Brown has had his probation revoked - yet he has not been jailed. The incident occurred on the 12th May when Brown shunted the back of a car that had stopped at a red light. The other driver, identified as Olga G, said she called her husband who advised she should exchange contact and insurance details with Brown, although she did not know the other driver to be the famous singer. In her written statement, as reported by BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat, she described Brown as a man who was polite at first but became confrontational when she asked to see his identification. Brown's companion - the only other passenger in his car - is thought to be Karrueche Tran, Chris' current girlfriend.
Chris Brown: His Probation Has Been Revoked After A Hit-And-Run Incident.
Olga G resorted to taking a photo of the pair so that they might later be identified but, in an unnerving turn, the couple "went ballistic," with Brown flying off the handle; swearing and grabbing Olga G's camera against screams from Tran. Olga G described the scene: "I jumped back, the girl screamed 'Don't touch her. Don't touch her. I was so shocked that I was speechless. Just a moment ago he was a nice guy. After screaming some insulting nonsense for a while longer, he slammed a door and drove away fast and noisy."
Continue reading: Chris Brown's Probation Revoked After Hit 'n' Run In California
Can Amanda Bynes' apparent meltdown really be compared to Charlie Sheen's famous behavior?
Amanda Bynes latest Twitter rant was levelled squarely at drag queen RuPaul, whom the television star described as being as ugly as her father. Bynes had begun the day by referring to writers at People magazine as "faggots," saying, ""Um, Peoplemag Hello? I'm not lost and alone! W H A T T H E F * C K A R E Y O U T A L K I N G A B O U T ? Follow me on twitter you faggots!"
Though she quickly deleted the tweet, RuPaul caught a glimpse of it, replying, "Derogatory slurs are ALWAYS an outward projection of a person's own poisonous self-loathing @AmandaBynes." Of course, Amanda took the bait and responded to RuPaul with a wave of abuse, saying, "My dad is as ugly as RuPaul! So thankful I look nothing like you both! I had nose surgery after my mug shots so my nose and I are gorgeous!"
RuPaul is known for her strong stance on derogatory slurs and told the Huffington Post's Gay Voices last year, "[I]n the ACT UP age we called ourselves queers because we earned the right, we took the word back. But in reality, once you go even deeper, you know, you have to come from intent. And black folks call themselves the n-word all the time. It's because the intent is coming from a place of love. If the intent is coming from a place of hatred, that's different"
Continue reading: Winning? Is Amanda Bynes 'Doing A Charlie Sheen?'
Amanda Bynes doesn't know whether she's coming or going at the minute.
The Amanda Bynes saga is getting weirder and weirder. Firstly, she called Rihanna ugly and said the reason that Chris Brown beat her up was because she wasn't pretty enough. Then she said it wasn't her in control of the Twitter account at the time. Now she's saying the Bajan star is a "beauty" as well as posting a photograph of the pair she says was "mocked up". It's all well and good, only, the picture - taken in 2007 - is real, according to the New York Daily News. Does Amanda really not remember?
"This is a mocked up image I found on the Internet that I LOVE!" Bynes, 27, wrote. "I love @rihanna! She's such a beauty!" The photograph was a real picture of the pair posing with Chris Daughtry in 2007, which Bynes clearly doesn't remember. The actress' bizarre feud with Rihanna began late last week, with the troubled star telling the singer, "You look so ugly tryin to be white."
Bynes deleted the tweets and claimed she never wrote them, saying, "I saw a bunch of mocked up tweets about me bashing Rihanna in my mentions," though most news outlets have screenshots of the tweets from Amanda's page. In other words, these weren't 'fake' posts circulating Twitter.
Continue reading: Amanda Bynes Doesn't Remember Photo Taken With Rihanna In 2007
Amanda Bynes has been offered help from some big-name stars.
We could hardly watch as Amanda Bynes delivered her latest scathing celebrity Twitter attack this week. The target? Hole singer Courtney Love. We could only imagine how Courtney was going to respond to a 27-year-old kids television star publically bashing her on the micro-blogging site, though it seems the former wife of Kurt Cobain is ready to help, not hurt, Bynes.
The 48-year-old singer, who's had her own troubles splashed across the newspapers for years, tweeted on Tuesday, "pull it together dude," before adding, "Will you people lay off on giving this girl such grief? Shes a beautiful talented young woman, we all go through our ups and downs. grow up!" It prompted television actress Alyssa Milano to respond, tweeting, "@Courtney I would totally be there if you can reach her. Let me know if I can help in any way." The rock singer replied, "@Alyssa_Milano so glad to see this. The industry can be so tough on the soul at times, but it redeems itself with people like you."
Bynes has endured a pretty rough week, getting arrested at her New York apartment for drug possession and shooting down a number of celebrities on Twitter. She reportedly told Rihanna that Chris Brown assaulted her because she wasn't pretty enough. She then told John Legend's girlfriend Chrissy Tiegen, "Ur not a pretty model compared to me. I signed to Ford models @ age 13. I don't look up to u beauty wise. I'm far prettier than u! I'm offended that you're saying I have a mental illness when I show no sign of it, but thankfully not one man that wants me wants you and you are anold ugly model compared to me! You look 45! You're not pretty so I'm not intimidated by you! I think you're jealous that you're just an ugly model whos career is uninspiring! I don't respect you! You're no beauty queen! I'm a beauty queen!" Wowzers! The rant came after Tiegen wrote on Twitter, "The fact that Amanda Byneshas any "support" to retweet is really unsettling. ...Support people with mental illness, yes. But don't condone/enable scary and poor behaviour."
Continue reading: Courtney Love Is Voice Of Reason In Unsettling Amanda Bynes Saga
Chris Brown could face huge repercussions from a minor car crash in Los Angeles.
Chris Brown is facing a potential four year jail stretch after breaking the terms of his probation by giving false insurance information. According to gossip site TMZ.com, officials are allegedly investigating whether Brown should be prosecuted for refusing to co-operate with the victim of a minor car-crash on May 21.
Brown did not dispute that his Range Rover bumped the back of a woman's Mercedes-Benz, though he was apparently reluctant to hand over his insurance details or driving permit number. The 24-year-old apparently "copped an attitude when the woman pressed him for his [information]" though he eventually obliged, though allegedly gave false information. If the reports are true, Brown could be in a serious trouble indeed. The R&B singer is still under probation for his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna. According to sources close to Brown, the singer vehemently denies he lied about his insurance information and even provided a photo of the victim's car showing no signs of damage. "When his lawyer attempted to contact [the other driver] not long after the accident, she hung up on him," the insider claims.
Back in February, a Los Angeles judge questioned whether Brown has actually completed the six months' community labour sentenced imposed as part of his five-year probation. A report found that there was "no credible" evidence that the singer has performed the labour. A new hearing is scheduled for June 10, 2013.
Continue reading: Why Chris Brown Could Face Four Years In Prison For Minor Car Accident
Amanda Bynes' bizarre week continued in ridiculous style this week, with the former Nickelodeon star allegedly slamming Rihanna on Twitter and claiming her abusive ex-boyfriend Chris Brown beat her because she's not pretty enough. Bynes tweeted, "@rihanna Chris Brown beat you because you're not pretty enough," before hastily deleting the tweet.
She followed the nasty jibe up with another insult, claiming she was considering naming her dog after Rihanna. The Bajan pop-star appeared to get wind of the deleted tweets pretty quickly, posting, "Ya see what happens when they cancel Intervention?" before Bynes responded, "unlike ur fugly faced self I don't do drugs! U need the intervention dog! I met ur ugly face in person! U aren't pretty u know it!" (she deleted the tweet shortly afterwards).
The latest on the bizarre rant is that Amanda Bynes is claiming the tweets were fake and were posted by someone else. "I saw a bunch of mocked up tweets about me bashing Rihanna in my mentions. I'm followed by so many people that someone is always mocking up fake tweets so I feel the need to address them!" she added on Twitter. So we're none the wiser really, are we?
Continue reading: Amanda Bynes To Rihanna: Chris Brown Beat You Because You're Not Pretty
The 'Fine China' singer is apparently wanted by police to discuss his run-in with a female driver last week
Singer Chris Brown looks as though he might walk away with more than just a bump on his car after crashing his Range Rover into another vehicle last week, as TMZ have reported that not only did Brown fail to hand over his license number to the woman he crashed into, but he also gave her false insurance information and got all up in her grill when she asked for his details.
When Chris rammed his vehicle last Monday (May 21), it looked as though it was over before anything could begin, with Chris appearing to follow protocol and do the right thing after rear-ending someones Mercedes. But it appears as though Chris is still struggling with the whole right and wrong concept after TMZ revealed this Monday (May 27) that not only did Chris fail to give over his information, but also got riled up and started verbally attacking the woman he just ran into. Seriously, what is this guy's problem with women?
This could result in a lengthy stay in prison if it turns out to be true, as Chris is still under probation following his beating of Rihanna. LAPD are now trying to have a one-on-one with the R&B singer about the incident, and if the claims are true then this would mean that Chris broke rule number one on his probation order; don't break any laws, which should send him swiftl to jail.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Could Face Prison Following Alleged Hit-And-Run
The star isn't happy with the picture, not at all
Rihanna isn’t just suing Topshop because they used an image of her without her permission, but because she actually hates the picture in question. NOW we’re beginning to see where this lawsuit hold its roots.
“The base image of the first claimant (Rihanna) is of such an unflattering nature that it would not be approved,” read a section of the papers submitted by the singer. It goes onto claim that the pic - which showed RiRi wearing her hair in a bandana - was "poor" quality, adding that the "low-quality image and product that would not have been authorised by the first claimant". Rihanna is also annoyed at U.K law, which mean the photographer, rather than the person in the shot, owns the rights to the image. A source has opened up to The Mirror on the subject. “RiRi says it’s the principle. She believes they are taking advantage of artists, that it’s just exploitation and what they are doing is wrong."
Rihanna performing in Florida
Continue reading: Rihanna Suing Topshop For Using Unconsented Image… Which She Hates
There's nothing like a bit of trouble to bring two people togetber.
Surprise, surprise, Chris Brown rear-ended a photographer’s car. The incident occurred this Tuesday, according to a report from TMZ, but what was more interesting was Brown’s company. During the exchange, Brown, who recently split up with on-again-off-again girlfriend Rihanna, was photographed with his old flame, Karrueche Tran. The two were seen acting very couple-y and yet, sources close to Brown commented for Hollywood Life: 'He's been initiating contact with her, not the other way around. I wouldn't say Karrueche and Chris are together but they are talking and kicking it.'
So nothing is known for certain just yet. It definitely looks like the former couple are on their way to rekindling something though, especially if their online exchanges are anything to go by. Recently, Tran posted an instagram picture of herself and Brown in a, well, compromising position, accompanied by the caption: 'TBT my birthday last year. Who's face am I gonna put my a** in this year? Lmao I'm kidding.'
Well, she may have been kidding, but Brown took the bait and responded with a rather modest “Happy bday @karrueche,” to which Tran responded with that omniscient internet gesture – the hearth. True, it isn’t exactly the raunchiest of exchanges, but, coupled with everything else, it does look like the two might have worked it out.
Taylor Swift, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj among star arrivals at the 2013 Billboard Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards looked to be one of the most celeb-filled events of the year with some of the music industry's biggest stars making their glamorous arrivals.
'22' singer Taylor Swift clutched eight accolades to her chest as she posed on the red carpet having won Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Country Album for 'Red', Top Country Song with 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together', Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist and Top Country Artist. Carly Rae Jepsen was another young female star to land a prize winning Top Digital Song and Top Pop Song for her massive 2012 hit 'Call Me Maybe'. Queen of Pop Madonna scooped up three well deserved awards including Top Dance Album for 'MDNA', Top Dance Artist and Top Touring Artist after her controversial 'MDNA' tour which landed her amidst a handful of lawsuits. There was no sign of letting up on the controversial front either as she donned hotpants, suspenders and fishnets at the Billboard event. Top Streaming Artist, Top Rap Artist and Top Rap Album with 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' went to Nicki Minaj while Top EDM Artist was none other than David Guetta who brought his wife Cathy Guetta along with him to the awards show.
The rapper-cum-socialite-criminal annoys people with his little pictures
With all of Chris Brown’s misdemeanours, it’s easy just to think, “what’s he done now?” and assume his guilt. But are his graffiti walls really against the law or are they just a bit tasteless?
Turns out, they’re fully against the law, and the former boyfriend of Rihanna is facing a fine, not that it’s going to really put too much of a dent in his finances. "There are lots of babies, lots of children, and they're literally frightened. It's like devils on the wall — big scary eyes and big scary teeth, and just the whole vibe is not what we're used to," Patti Negri, president of the Hollywood Dell Civic Association, explained. "I know a $300 fine is probably pocket change. But hopefully and maybe, he'll just see the light and decide to be a good neighbor," Negri told the Times. "We're happy to have him — if he just tones it down." Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos said the musician is not backing down; he’s been given 30 days to get if off his walls, but has no plans to do so whatsoever. "They are trying to suspend the First Amendment," Geragos says.
Did anyone really expect Brown to listen to the thoughts of his community and neighbours and act with everyone’s best interests at heart? Come on, this is Chris Brown! The 13-year-old boy inside a man’s body is getting things his own way.
Continue reading: Chris Brown’s Graffiti – Has He Done Anything Wrong?
Brown's portraying the local bad guy well
Chris Brown has annoyed his neighbours with some pretty abrasive artwork featured on his wall. The rapper/r&b star has a load of ‘monsters’ emblazoned outside his house, and the community aren’t happy.
The artwork in question
Patti Negri, president of the Hollywood Dell Civic Association has been busy answering loads of calls complaining about the graff. "There are lots of babies, lots of children, and they're literally frightened. It's like devils on the wall - big scary eyes and big scary teeth, and just the whole vibe is not what we're used to," Negri told LA Times. "I know a $300 fine is probably pocket change. But hopefully and maybe, he'll just see the light and decide to be a good neighbor," Negri said. "We're happy to have him - if he just tones it down." Chris is ordered to remove the graffiti within 30 days, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. "They are trying to suspend the 1st Amendment," said his lawyer Mark Geragos, who is defending the controversial star.
Continue reading: Chris Brown’s Graffiti Styles Cause Community Complaints
Listen to your dad, Chris
Just when you thought the Chris Brown and Rihanna saga was nearing an end, someone from the Brown camp goes and stirs things up again. The latest in this never ending story, the opinions of Clinton Brown.
“I personally really didn’t want him and Rihanna back together,” said Clinton Brown, 48. “You have to have a balance in a relationship. You have to have someone who is spontaneous and whimsical but you also have to have someone who is grounded and logical.” Actually, he’s pretty much right there. It was always going to be trouble, but they seem to be simple folk, and we dread to think what might happen now a parent has effectively forbidden their relationship. “I hate to use examples, but Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse — I mean I could go on and on!” said Brown. “She’s beautiful, she’s exotic, she’s successful,” added, “Sometimes you just need that person who will listen to you without judging, who knows what it feels like. If he talks to someone who’s not in the business they may not understand."
Brown's fatherly advice might be worth taking
Rihanna and Katy Perry will apparently reunite at the Barclays Center in May.
Remember when Rihanna and Katy Perry were the best of friends, and then.they just wasn't anymore? Yeah, that was weird, but don't fear because they're apparently BFF's once again despite Rhi-Rhi failing to invite her pal to Saturday's strip club antics in Miami. In fact, the lack of invite appears to have gotten the pair talking again.
It all started when Rihanna posted snaps of her late-night fun on Instagram, with Perry commenting, "Ermm.I was in LA Saturday night. Should I be proud or offended I wasn't invited @rihanna #WHOISTHISDOPPLEGANGER." Of course, Rihanna set Perry straight, telling her she wasn't actually in Los Angeles. "@katyperry errm I wasn't! Lol! #miaminights howeverrrrr....I'll still let you spank me!"
Naturally, the pair made a date to see each other, "Don't worry @rihanna I'll make it up to you at Barclays..Or more like let you make it up to me... Hehehe @rihanna". In case you hadn't figured it out yet, Rihanna is playing a show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in May for the Diamonds World Tour, and it looks as though Katy Perry's turning up.
Continue reading: Oh, So Rihanna And Katy Perry Are Best Buddies Again
No more name calling - Drake tried to be subtle this time.
And the two might not be openly clashing in clubs anymore, but the epic feud is far from over. It just seems to have gotten more passive aggressive. Drake appeared on East Village Radio’s “Keep It Thoro” show to make some scathing comments about Brown. Or maybe they were meant to come off as charitable: "Don't ask me s-t about that man when I come up there. Leave that man alone. Stop preying on his insecurities," Drake told journalist Elliott Wilson, according to New York Daily News. "His insecurities are the fact that I make better music than him. I'm more poppin' than him."
Nobody knows how Brown’s ego will take this, but it probably won’t be pretty. But Drake didn’t stop his rant there. Instead, he went on to talk about Brown’s on-again-off-again girlfriend, Rihanna, whom he also once dated. "Don't ask me s-t about that man when I come up there. Leave that man alone. Stop preying on his insecurities," Drake told journalist Elliott Wilson. "His insecurities are the fact that I make better music than him. I'm more poppin' than him."
Continue reading: Drake's Feud With Chris Brown Is Far From Over
These two just can't get along
Since Rihanna and Chris Brown finally called it quits, we’ve not heard much from the other troubled celebrity couple: Chris Brown and Drake. The latter has been talking Brown to hip-hop journalist Elliott Wilson on "Keep It Thoro".
"Don't ask me sh-- about that man when I come up there and leave that man alone. Stop preying on his insecurities," says Drake. "His insecurities are the fact that I make better music than him, that I'm more popping than him and that at one point in life the woman that he loves fell into my lap. I did what a real n---a would do and treated her with respect," he continued. “All them things combined create an individual that comes up to your radio station and is just gonna do dumb sh--. It shouldn't be about tearing that man down. It shouldn't be about wanting to see me and him tear each other down," he said, assertively. "We have an issue and it's either gonna drag out or maybe in ten years we'll laugh about it over drinks, just let us solve that sh--." Drake and Brown have a notorious history. Their nightclub brawl, which left them both bloodied and bruised is now infamous.
But this interview wasn’t all about badmouthing his rival, Drake also revealed that next week would see two new songs released. He also revealed that his new album will be mostly produced by frequent collaborator Noah “40″ Shebib.
Chris Brown says that he is a changed man after 'losing everything' following his attack on Rihanna; is he really any different though?
Chris Brown: I Lost Everything. Singer Chris Brown has apparently been reflecting on his conscience and perhaps unsurprisingly he didn't like what he saw. So maybe this is why he is showing a much softer, regretful side to himself in recent interviews, particularly his chat with Matt Lauer on Monday's Today Show (April 1).
Chris Brown: A Changed Man?
Now, this turn of character may have just been an April Fools joke from Brown, we wouldn't put that past him, but then again he may genuinely be sorry for acting like the biggest douche on the planet and thinks now it is time to make amends with the world. Maybe his record label have asked him to pretend to be nice, in order to shift more units of his latest album, X, but whatever his game is you can be forgiven for not wanting to fall for this potential act of redemption (especially if you're Rihanna).
Continue reading: Chris Brown: 'I Lost Everything' - Singer Tries To Mend His Reputation
There might be hope for Chris Brown after all as the singer has finally discovered that hitting women is wrong.
Well it's taken a solid 23-years of brainstorming and experimenting, but Chris Brown has finally come to the conclusion that hitting women, in any capacity, is not a good idea. The R&B singer, whose troubled relationship with fellow pop star Rihanna prompted him to begin his investigation, detailed his findings on CBS' Today programme earlier this morning where he revealed his full hypothesis on whether hitting the opposite sex is a positive experience.
Chris Brown has finally come to the conclusion that hitting women is wrong
Brown caught up with Matt Lauer on Today to discuss his upcoming musical ventures and whatever horrendous activities he occupies the rest of his time with, when Lauer swooped in to ask the potentially dangerous question of what happened between Brown and Rihanna on Grammy night 2010. Last time an early morning presenter asked the singer about the incident, on Good Morning America back in 2011, it ended with him hurling a chair through a window. Clearly his findings had not advanced much by this point but we are happy to announce that now it seems his years of investigation have paid off.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Makes The Discovery Of The Century: Hitting Women Is Wrong
'Turn Up The Music' hitmaker Chris Brown is spotted with a camera crew shooting a music video for one of his latest tracks alongside two very impressive looking Lamborghinis and a pretty dark-haired female.
Last summer's feud evidently still not over
Chris Brown might now be happy now he’s back with Rihanna but it’s clear the feud between him and Drake is going to take some time to heel. You might remember that the pair and their respective entourages had an altercation last summer in a New York night club which left people injured and the club shut down.
Well, time hasn’t eased the bitterness over that evidently. According to an E! Online source, Brown was at the Emerson Theater in Hollywood last night (March 7, 2013), and things went wrong when he saw that the DJ had ‘Start From The Bottom Up’ by Drake cued up. At around 1:20 am, Brown apparently hopped up from his center table under the DJ booth and got on the mic. Telling the DJ to stop playing the music, he told the crowd "The DJ can play this s**t, but I want you all to know, F**k Drake!" and gave everyone the middle finger.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Tells Drake 'F*** You' At Benefit Event
Have Law and Order crossed the line with their Rihanna and Chris Brown inspired episode?
There’s no doubt the storyline and characters in Law & Order are based on Rihanna and Chris Brown’s turbulent relationship over the past few years, even though Caleb Bryant actually kills Riha- sorry, Misha.
But does Chris Brown, if he wanted to take things to court, have a case against the show for portraying him as a murderer? Not according to Maryland publishing attorney Daniel Steven. “There is a different standard for public figures vs. individuals,” Steven said. “The public figures have less rights,” he continued to the IBTimes, explaining that this is an extension of First Amendment freedoms allowing journalists to publicly criticize high-profile individuals. Plus, and we think this is an important point: Rihanna is very much still alive. "If you throw in some fictional elements into a story you are protected," said Andrew Berger, a New York attorney who specializes in intellectual property and trademark law. “That is exactly what people do in these situations. … They change the story so it doesn’t look like a slavish copy of the truth.”
The strange celebrity triangle between Chris Brown, Drake and Rihanna is so well known, clubs are starting to keep them apart. You would have thought having A-list celebs in your club could only be a positive, but not for Hollywood Nightclub, Playhouse.
And bravo to the playhouse for avoiding what probably would have been an ugly situation. It certainly was last time they were in the same vicinity as each other, when an almighty brawl broke out, ruining the V.I.P area at swanky SoHo nightclub W.I.P. Now Drake and Brown are suing each other for that fight, each hoping that if the French model – injured in the fracas – wins his lawsuit, they won’t have to pay up. To be fair to Drake, when he learnt he wasn’t getting in to the club due to Brown’s presence, he left without a fuss. "Bouncers sent Drake on his way Wednesday night because Chris Brown was already partying at a table inside and they wanted to avoid any possible brawl scenarios," a source told gossip site TMZ.
That near miss didn’t diffuse the headlines for the night, though, no way. Chris Brown and Rihanna’s recently reinstated relationship appears to be on the rocks already as they were reportedly ignoring each other, with some reports even suggesting Brown was rubbing his presence at the club in Riri’s face. That didn’t last long, did it?
Chris Brown is telling us something with his video for Home – a kind of docu-montage which is fitting with the song’s title.
It's packed with footage of him preparing for his tour, spending time with his entourage and interacting with legions of screaming fans. "Wish I could go back to when I was young/ Wish I could go back from where I came from," sings Brown, yearning for a life before the controversy, the fights and the court cases. "A lot of the music nowadays, I love it, but it's very gimmicky. Even some of my music is gimmicky," Brown said, according to E! online before the Grammys. "But I just want to go back to the real music — a lot of instruments, the real band, essence of being able to perform and be an entertainer." So are we seeing a new side of Mr Brown? His latest video would certainly suggest so, but then again, his valentines present to Rihanna would strongly suggest otherwise. Obviously pictures can be deceiving, but she received what looks like a copious amount of marijuana, and posted it on Instagram with the caption, "Roses are green! Somebody knows how to make me happy". No one actually knows if that was a gift from Chris, either.
So after weeks of reconciliation, did Valentines Day prove difficult for the tumultuous couple? "Rihanna refused to sit with or even near Chris - and when Chris noticed she was there, he made a huge show of rubbing his presence in her face," a source told The Mail of the pair’s time in a club.
While some bands got some awards and gave some speeches, the real essence of The Grammys could be found elsewhere. What? You might ask; celebrity gossip of course! And what could be better than British powerhouse singer Adele telling Chris Brown off... or did she?
The photo certainly suggest she was giving him an earful for not awarding Frank Ocean with a standing ovation, which everyone else did, or for beating up Rihanna all those years ago. Adele looks like she's shouting, and Brown looks on the defensive, but that's not really the way it panned out. "Chris Brown and I were complimenting each other in that photo actually!" tweeted the Skyfall singer and Oscar nominee, confirming that a war of words didn't, in fact, take place. Adele, bless her, seemed star struck herself. And this is a 9-time Grammy award-winning artist! She was prancing around grabbing pictures with all the A-listers, including Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and of course, the controversial Mr. Brown.
There was one person she didn't get a picture with though, and that was Ukrainian TV prankster Vitalii Sediuk, who climbed up when the Brit singer won Best Pop Solo Performance and said: "It's such an honour to receive this award" Jennifer Lopez sorted him out, and he ended up spending a night in jail. Worth it? Probably.
Continue reading: Was Adele Telling Chris Brown Off? She Tweets The Truth
Chris Brown is already having a bad influence on Rihanna, since they’ve got back together – or is it the other way round? Either way, the controversial couple sure knew how to get tongues wagging at the Grammys at the weekend, with the pair reportedly celebrating the evening by lighting up a marijuana joint and having a smoke at the music event’s after party.
Of course, Chris Brown and Rihanna were making Grammys headlines four years ago for even darker reasons, when it was revealed that Brown had physically assaulted the pop star in their car. Despite the consternation of the rest of the world, though, the pair have managed to reconcile and are, as we understand it, back in a relationship together. TMZ reports that Rihanna won the seventh Grammy of her career and subsequently decided to pop back to an afterparty at the Supperclub in Los Angeles with Brown in tow. Sources say the venue was acrid with the smell of pot smoke.
The pair were spotted leaving the party at about 3:20am in the morning, with Brown driving – slightly worrying if they were wasted as TMZ’s sources claimed they are. And of course, we all know what happened last time they were together in a car around the time of the Grammys...
Rihanna was looking pretty classy at the Grammy awards at the weekend, wearing a graceful red gown that fell into line with the event’s notoriously strict dress code regulations. However, it’s back to the RiRi we know and, um, love on her new video Stay, with the pop star completely naked in a bath. Vintage.
The song is believed to refer to her turbulent relationship with Chris Brown, with whom she is now of course back together with. The Grammys took place four years to the day since he assaulted her in a car on the night of the same event back in 2009, but she’s been able to forgive and forget the controversial rapper, even though many of the press and even her fans haven’t. The song itself is a slower one from her latest album Unapologetic which went to number eight in the US billboards on its release.
Of course, there’s nothing we like better than having a sit down in the bath and a contemplation about our formerly abusive current boyfriend, and the video shows how, really, she’s just like one of us. She’s a lot richer and all that though, obviously. It should be pointed out that this is a classily shot video, Rihanna may be naked but there’s not a hint of any untoward in sight and, really, if you’re going for a bath you’re not going to go in your bikini are you. Check it out below.
Continue reading: Rihanna Bares All In New Video 'Stay'
Chris Brown certainly met his match at the Grammys on Sunday evening after making the rather ill-thought-out decision to remain firmly in his seat during a standing ovation for Frank Ocean, who won the award for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Adele, 24, looked on as Chris failed to rise from his seat, shaking her head and appearing to give Brown, 23, a piece of her mind.
In fairness, Brown was always going to look silly (especially wearing a white suit) - he fought Ocean in a Los Angeles parking lot around three weeks ago, leaving the Odd Future singer with an injured hand. Though Rihanna's boyfriend applauded the Channel Orange singer, he remained in his seat, much to Adele's chagrin. Once Ocean's acceptance speech was compete, new mother Adele made her way over to Brown to discuss his behaviour, with the R&B star looking rather sheepish and attempting to explain himself. According to the Daily Mail, the pair were later seen hugging and posing - albeit stiffly - for a photograph. The Rolling In The Deep singer did manage to get a picture with two time Grammy award-winner Frank, who rounded off his successful night by making the first televised performance of his track Forrest Gump.
Other winners at the biggest event on the music calendar included The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Jay-Z and Kanye West.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Gets Almighty Telling Off From Adele Over Frank Ocean Snub
Within the space of one week Chris Brown has managed to get into a scuffle with Frank Ocean, crash his car and annoy the paparazzi - which turns the tables on a profession that is often seen in a distinctly negative light. The singer crashed his car the day before the Grammys, he blamed the papz but they have since turned around and warned him to be careful about what he says.
After the initial crash on Saturday (9th February) Brown's rep spoke to E! News blaming it on "being ruthlessly pursued by paparazzi." According to reports, Chris said that his car was cut off by two vehicles. Paparazzi then jumped out of the cars with cameras and "aggressively approached his vehicle," his rep said. To try to get away he went down an alley and ended up crashing his car.
TMZ has since spoken to the owner of the agency who employs the paparazzi who were on the scene, Chris Doherty. His statement contradicts Brown: "No photographers were following him at the time he crashed ... He crashed his car and it's convenient for him to blame us. He needs to be careful with his defamatory statements."
Rihanna and Chris Brown attended the Grammys like nothing ever happened last night. If only we could say the same for Frank Ocean and Chris Brown. The controversial singer refused to participate in the standing ovation for Ocean when Channel Orange beat out Fortune in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category.
While everyone else was showing their appreciation for the talented Odd Future youngster, Brown remained on his behind. Last month, Ocean accused Brown of punching him after a spat in the car park of a West Hollywood recording studio; they were reportedly fighting over a parking space. Ocean tweeted that he got "jumped by Chris and a couple of guys" and it was reported that he wanted to take things further and get Brown charged (he still might) but as of yet, no formal action has been taken. Singer Adele appeared unimpressed as she clocked Brown refusing to stand.
That moment of one-upmanship for Frank Ocean will have been short-lived; he was expected to clean up with the critically acclaimed Channel Orange this year yet only managed a solitary nod - Urban Contemporary Album. Beaten to Best Album by Mumford & Sons, Best New Artist by Fun and Record of The Year by Gotye, it turned out to be a rather forgettable night for Frank. Still, it was his first ever Grammy, and we’re sure there’ll be more where that came from.
The LA County District Attorney thinks that singer Chris Brown may have faked documents that state he did 202 days of community service (22 days over and above his required 180), but Brown's lawyer is calling HS (that's horsesh*t), according to TMZ.
Chris Brown can't go a day without trouble finding him, it seems. Since photos were revealed of his off/on girlfriend Rihanna with her face beaten and bruised after he hit her the night before the 2009 Grammys the world has simply not been on his side. He's been on probation for the attack on her ever since, having been sentenced to 180 days of community service, not jail. Recently, not only has he been involved in an altercation with Frank Ocean, but now the DA in LA thinks he may have faked the documents.
As the Mirror quote, the DA cited "significant discrepancies indicating at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting" of the documentation handed in. Apparently, the detective put on the job to oversee his community service was told she needn't "continue monitoring him" because Brown's own mother could do it. Dodgy? Yeah, pretty dodgy.
Despite not pressing charges, Frank Ocean has accused Chris Brown of threatening to shoot him during their parking lot brawl in Los Angeles last week. According to the official police report - obtained by TMZ.com - Ocean also accuses someone in Brown's entourage of calling him a "fagg*t".
Ocean - who came out last year before the release of his hugely impressive debut Channel Orange - told police that Brown punched him in the face after a disagreement about a parking space. Brown reportedly tried to shake his hand, but when Ocean refused, Brown punched him in the face. According to the report, Ocean said two of Brown's team then jumped in, pushing him into a corner and trying to kick him. That's when he heard someone yell the homophobic slur.
Cops say Ocean told them that Brown threatened to short him, saying, "We can bust on you too!" The Odd Future singer suffered cuts and bruises in the fight, which lasted about 3 minutes in total, but refused medical treatment at the scene. He later said in his blog that he didn't want to press charges, but reportedly told police that he wanted to see Brown locked up!
Frank Ocean has issued a statement, in which he says he will not be seeking any criminal damages from everybody's favourite hate figure, Chris Brown, after he was assaulted by Brown in a car park in Los Angeles last month.
In the statement, posted on his official website, Frank had this to say: "As a child I thought if someone jumped me it would result in me murdering or mutilating a man. But as a man I am not a killer. I'm an artist and a modern person. I'll choose sanity. No criminal charges. No civil lawsuit. Forgiveness, albeit difficult, is wisdom. Peace, albeit trite, is what I want in my short life. Peace."
Forgiveness and wisdom, these are words that could have only come from Ocean's mouth, as something tells us that Brown - who currently ranks amongst the Westboro Baptist Church and the Taliban in terms of opinion polls - is lacking in the two, but at least Ocean knows how to set a good example.
Rihanna and Chris Brown have finally officiated their relationship to much contention, after months of speculation, numerous public appearances and some rather revealing instagram photos. Chris Brown concerts and music has been boycotted across the world, most recently in Sweden and South Africa, but despite the enormous backlash, he's still a talking point, he's still selling lots of music and he's still making plenty of public appearances. So... people must like him.
Rihanna gave her reasons for forgiving him and getting back together with him to Rolling Stone.
"I decided it was more important for me to be happy," she said. "I wasn't going to let anybody's opinion get in the way of that. Even if it's a mistake, it's my mistake."
Since the break-up of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez the focus on the 18 year old has been largely on his personal life rather than his career. However, lately though, with the release of his acoustic album and his elision from the upcoming Grammys, focus is back where it should be.
Justin's manager Scooter Braun took to Twitter to air his disgust with the Grammys for ignoring the young star back December. "[T]his time there wont be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE," he said. "The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one."
In an interview with Billboard Bieber admitted to agreeing with his manager, but that his feelings of disappointment has nothing to do with how he feels about his fellow artists. "I'm so happy for the other artists who got nominated and have won Grammys. I'm 18 and I think that I have a lot ahead of me, so I'm not worried." Adding that he was supporting Chris Brown in the awards, "I'm a fan. His music is really good. That's what they should focus on: the music."
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