It's official. Chris Brown and Rihanna are together again—musically, at least. While Rihanna may have forgiven Chris Brown, who pled guilty to felony assault, others can't forget the startling photo of a battered Rihanna and fear it could happen again. Which begs the question, can an abuser really change?
Jay-Z has been a long-time mentor to Rihanna – he was the one she turned to in 2009 when her then boyfriend, Chris Brown, physically assaulted her before the Grammys. Jay-Z was quite unhappy with the situation then, and he's doubly upset now that the former couple are reportedly hooking up again and collaborated on two songs, "Birthday Cake" and "Turn Up the Music."
Recent reports of the professional collaboration between Rihanna and Chris Brown are a little irritating. If Rihanna is this close to Chris Brown, she is in over her head. You cannot be half in and half out of a relationship with destructive men like Brown. Women like Rihanna who are targeted by self-serving or toxic men like Chris Brown have certain qualities that make them more appealing and worthy of a hot pursuit after his fists fly and it all crumbles. It’s hard to find women who tolerate on this level so Brown is driven to get her back on his good side and it looks like he's done a good job.
We were surprised when Chris Brown was amongst the guests at Rihanna's birthday party at her Beverly Hills home last week but we are even more surprised now that we have heard a remix of her track 'Birthday Cake.' In the song Chris Brown says 'he wants to "f**k" Rihanna.'
One of the biggest controversies surrounding the 54th Grammy Awards was the fact that Chris Brown was allowed to perform on stage, despite the explosive night in 2009 before the Grammys when he physically harmed then-girlfriend Rihanna. (Rihanna also performed on Sunday and chilled with her friend Katy Perry.)
Some are saying Sports Illustrated's new swimsuit issue cover model, Kate Upton, is a breath of fresh air with her healthy curves, compared to the stick-thin models we're all used to. Others think the 19-year-old is an over-hyped tease who won't tell us whether or not she's dating Mark Sanchez. Check out this latest photo shoot of Upton in Esquire and tell us which side you're on.
On February 1st, we polled our readers to determine which celebrity needed to break up with their ex the most. We gave them a choice between 5 celebrity exes who have remained friends with one another despite bad breakups, infidelity, divorce and even assault.
We know holding on to an old flame isn't a healthy thing to do, but as our new Break Up With Your Ex survey reveals, it takes most people months to get over an ex. This also applies in CelebLand, where celebrities seem to have more splits to their names than hit records or box office successes.
Today, we are certain of two things: 1. Censoring the web with the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) needs to be fought against, and 2. Rihanna and Chris Brown should not be hooking up.
Personally, we are ecstatic to find out that Rihanna has been named the "Sexiest Woman Alive" this year by Esquire. (How do we get named sexiest woman)? For a woman who is naturally sexual, it isn't hard to tell why they would pick the singer—she's spent the whole summer steaming up stages across the world. At just 16, Rihanna moved to the U.S. from Barbados. Now, 23, she has a lot behind her, including a ton of hit singles and an unhealthy, abusive relationship with Chris Brown that ended just two years ago (it's really only been two years?)
As a survivor of domestic violence, this is a subject close to my heart, and it leads me to asks questions like: - What responsibility does Hollywood have for depicting healthy relationships? - Do they accurately represent abusive relationships? You’ve undoubtedly seen the headlines and read the stories, as there are cases upon cases of such violence.
Ladies, I think we need to have a real talk with Tim Story, the director of "Think Like a Man," the upcoming film (April 2012) based on Steve Harvey’s bestselling relationship advice guide, "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man." So far, the studio has been stacking the odds of success in their favor with a roster of actors that includes heartthrob Michael Ealy, Black romantic comedy staple Gabrielle Union, and Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson. On Sunday, the studio announced that it had completed casting, adding two final names to the line up: It Girl LaLa Vazquez…and Chris Brown?
Twitter has put singers Rihanna and Chris Brown—not to mention their relationship—back into the spotlight. And that's leading Rihanna to lash out right back. Sure, we hear about celebrities going oversharing and taking a swipe at each other on their Twitter pages all the time. But, when it involves two popular singers once embroiled in a scandal filled with a public break-up and physical assault… Well, that's just MUCH more interesting. If you're catching up, here's the deal: earlier this week, Chris reportedly tweeted to Rihanna, asking her if she'd "got that pic" he sent her. While the post was deleted, the world was a buzz wondering if this meant a reunion for the couple.
Rihanna hasn't really had a serious boyfriend since Chris Brown. And Reggie Bush hasn't dated anyone since he and Kim Kardashian broke up in early 2010. And according to MediaTakeOut, the two were fixed up by their respective PR teams. But we gotta ask: are either of these two really in need of some heightened public relations to boost their careers? /node/55953 Given her past, Rihanna, 23, certainly can't condone the use of her personal life to gain public attention. Rihanna once (elegantly and maturely) dealt with a very public breakup and domestic abuse case from her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. So the chances that she'd willingly use her private life as a way to gain notoriety seems highly unlikely. And with her expansive amount of sheer talent, we're certain she doesn't need PR stunts for attention. With her amazing voice and history of releasing hit after hit, we think she's set for continued success, with or without a man. Even if she were dating Ryan Gosling, Adrian Grenier, or Ludacris, it's clear Rihanna doesn't need a high-profile boyfriend to keep her career sizzling.
ABC will not be suing Chris Brown for busting up the Good Morning America studios. In case you missed it, Brown destroyed a good portion of his dressing room after an interview on GMA last week, during which he was asked about his legal woes following the Rihanna assault in 2009. The network is letting him off the hook for the damage, and also allowing him to continue with his Dancing with the Stars performance next week. At first we thought, Wow, ABC is so forgiving! But as it turns out, there may be strings attached to all this said forgiveness. The network would like a little somethin' in return.
Chris Brown reminded the world why he was so hated two years ago by storming out after Good Morning America's Robin Roberts asked him about the "Rihanna incident." In case you have been living under a rock, in 2009 Chris was accused of assaulted his then girlfriend, Rihanna, and graphic images of Rihanna post-abuse soon surfaced.
It seems that a year is enough time for Rihanna to have a change of heart and go easy on her ex. Or, at least that's what we gather when we learned that she gave Superior Court Judge the heads up that it was OK to downgrade the restraining order looming over pop sensation Chris Brown's head.