We reported yesterday the suspicion that Rihanna and Chris Brown might have possibly-maybe-sorta gotten married this past weekend during their reunion at Diddy’s Star Island mansion in Miami. Now, some other media outlets (including us) are asking about another suspicious item and what seems to be obvious question: how did the paparazzi learn of the secluded reunion? Star Island is a gated community in Miami that is well sought-after for its security and privacy, counting Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan among its residents for this reason. Well, according to a source, Chris Brown tipped them off the paps in a media strategy to get coverage of their reunion. The source states, "Chris tipped off the photographers. He needs it to be out there that he and Rihanna are back together.
Weeks after Rihanna and Chris Brown's names became (potentially forever) linked to domestic violence, the couple has apparently rekindled their romance, according to People.com. An unnamed source told the site that the efforts to reconnect have been "mutual" and that the young pair "care for each other." Feelings aside, the world will watch in wonderment as Rihanna takes back a man who allegedly beat her on the night of February 8. Brown was arrested for making criminal threats, but charges have not been pressed.
Rihanna and Chris Brown are young (Chris is 19). Sure, they're celebrities who have faced the pressure of the public eye, and they've done serious work at an age when many people are skipping class because they did too many kegstands. But no matter what adult situations they've successfully navigated the fact remains that they are not grown-ups. They need guidance and support. Which brings us to Bonnie Fuller's essay on Huffington Post.
Rihanna does not like the statement of apology that Chris Brown has issued in the aftermath of his alleged assault on her. Friends say that she is "royally pissed off" by Brown's "cavalier and arrogant statement" and that "he should have expressed more contrition."
Alexandra Burke won X-Factor (an American Idol - like show in the UK). While filming the talent show, she talked a big, old game about how much she dug Chris Brown. And now that she's famous, someone is preventing her from meeting Chris Brown. We hope his best bud Rihanna figures out who it is and asks him (or her) to knock it off.
Beyonce discusses the money that tabloids offered for her wedding photos. It turns out she wanted to protect her privacy, rather than being too little interest. Whew. Also on the table for Mrs. Jay-Z is a new alter-ego. Not Sasha Fierce, Wonder Woman. That would be pretty cool.
Justin Timberlake and Rihanna got together for the video for her song "Rehab." Word on the street is that the video was HOT. And Jessica Biel is not thrilled. In the mean time she's filmed a simulated sex scene for a film, Easy Virtue. Is what's good for the goose not always good for the gander? Are human emotions sometimes nonsensical? Where the hell is Chris Brown during all this?