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Tuesday
May282013

Amanda Bynes Denies She Sent Rihanna Nasty Tweets

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Amanda Bynes claims that the nasty tweets aimed at Rihanna that were attributed to her were not real. However, Bynes' explanation of how the tweets were created is even more puzzling.

Bynes apparently started a flame war with Rihanna on Sunday, according to TMZ, which snapped copies of the tweets before they were deleted. Among them, Bynes' feed featured tweets reading, "@rihanna Chris Brown beat you because you're not pretty enough," and "I almost named my dog Rihanna." Not having any of it, the singer fired back, "Ya see what happens when they cancel Intervention?" referring to the drug-themed show.

This apparently set Bynes off further, evidenced by a tweet reading, "@rihanna 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!"

However, she took to Twitter on Monday in an attempt to clear things up, by claiming it wasn't her sending the tweets. Bynes explained, "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!"

Bynes writes, "That's one of the mocked up images, they took photos of me from outside and morphed them onto someone else's body. I am allergic to marijuana and alcohol but I smoke tobacco. Why does Rihanna smoke weed and not get in trouble for it but I smoke tobacco and people think I'm on drugs? I refuse to be treated like someone I'm not, which is why I fought for myself and am suing everyone involved."

Bynes was arrested Thursday evening after a 911 call brought police to her New York City apartment building to investigate complaints of a marijuana smell in the lobby.  According to police, Bynes threw a bong out a window after allowing officers to enter her apartment.  She was arraigned and released on Friday morning a few hours after being arrested for tampering with physical evidence, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of marijuana.  Now, the 27-year-old denies she had taken any drugs prior to being arrested.  

Bynes continues, "I don't need to go to rehab. There is never a drug or alcohol in my system! I'm sick of all the lies! What would you do if someone accused you of things you didn't do and yet you still had to be in jail at all over it! I'm so offended but I am so educated that I know cops cannot illegally enter my apartment, sexually harass me, arrest me, take me to a MENTAL HOSPITAL, then lock me up for a crime I didn't commit. I'm suing them all for this upsetting nightmare. My lawyer knows I'm a model citizen who doesn't partake in drugs. He's going to court this week to set the record straight again on my behalf. Thankfully I'm an educated multi-millionaire who knows better than to speak to perverted unjust cops without my lawyer."

Bynes's next scheduled court date is July 9.

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Monday
Mar042013

Rihanna Talks About Chris Brown, Wanting to Be a Mom with "Elle UK"

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS(LONDON) -- Rihanna has opened up about her relationship with Chris Brown in the April issue of Elle UK.

The singer reportedly tells the magazine that Brown, who assaulted her four years ago, has matured and is a changed man. 

Rihanna explains, "Right now, that's just what we want, a great friendship, that's unbreakable."  She adds, "Now that we’re adults we can do this right.  We got a fresh start and we’re thankful for that."

The singer continues, "You don’t have that feeling with everybody so when you have it, you don't want to let go of it.  I would definitely say he is the one I have that kind of relationship with."

Rihanna doesn't consider herself to be a victim.  She tells the magazine that the gun tattoo on the right side of her torso is a symbol of empowerment she got soon after that 2009 incident. 

Rihanna says, "Everybody wanted to know what was happening in my life.  Is she a drug addict?  No.  Is she an alcoholic?  No.  Is she a victim?  No." 

The "Stay" singer notes, "That's why I got the gun.  It was a symbol of strength.  I'll never be a victim."

While she may not believe herself to be a victim, there is one thing Rihanna definitely wants to be -- a mom.  When questioned about where she sees herself in five years, the singer responds, "I will probably have a kid."

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Tuesday
Feb262013

Chris Brown Says Rihanna Has ‘Forgiven’ Him

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARA(NEW YORK) -- Chris Brown calls his 2009 assault on Rihanna the “deepest regret” of his life, but says their recent reconciliation is because Rihanna “loves" him and has “forgiven” him.

Speaking at Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Oscars party after Sunday’s Academy Awards, Brown told the U.K.’s Mirror, “Sometimes you fight with the one you love and things get said, stuff spirals.”

“That night was the deepest regret of my life, the biggest mistake,” he said. “But she loves me -- what can I say? I’m forgiven … but, yes, I worked hard for it.”

The R&B star admitted that it took many months of “serious making up” to win back Rihanna’s love, but he said he has grown up since that night in February 2009 when he physically attacked Rihanna, leaving her bloodied and bruised.

“I’ve learned a lot since that night and I’ve grown up. I was very young and I took a lot of stuff, fame, for granted,” the 23-year-old said. “I didn’t understand it. The support from those who do know me and the fans, who are incredible, got me through.”

Brown has blown off the public backlash against him since reuniting with Rihanna, including Seth MacFarlane’s Oscar joke in which he compared the “unspeakable violence” of Django Unchained to a “date night for Rihanna and Chris Brown.”

“People attack me and criticize me, it happens all the time,” he said. “But they don’t know me, and they don’t know us. It doesn’t bother me anymore.”

He added, “Other people can judge us, but they don’t know anything.”

Rihanna echoed Brown’s comments in her own interview the Mirror published earlier this week.

“It’s different now,” she said. “We don’t have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about [stuff]. We value each other.”

She added: “He’s not the monster everyone thinks. He’s a good person. He has a fantastic heart. He’s giving and loving. And he’s fun to be around. That’s what I love about him. He always makes me laugh.”

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Monday
Feb112013

Did Chris Brown, Rihanna Smoke Up in Los Angeles Nightclub?

TMZ[dot]com(LOS ANGELES) -- We're not sure if the couple that smokes together, stays together, but in the case of Chris Brown and Rihanna, puffing and passing in public could spell trouble.  

That's especially true for Breezy, who is on probation and was seen behind the wheel of a car shortly after he was spotted lighting up what looked like a joint, according to TMZ.com.  Driving under the influence of marijuana is a crime in California, even if someone has a medical marijuana card.

According to the website, club-goers spotted Chris and Rihanna partying at Hollywood's Supperclub following Sunday night's Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles.  Both singers appear to be lighting up at the club, with one photo showing Chris taking a drag from what appears to be a hand-rolled cigarette, then blowing smoke into the air.

Chris could have been smoking tobacco for all we know. But partygoers tell TMZ that they smelled pot smoke.

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Sunday
Feb102013

Chris Brown Crashes Car While Evading Paparazzi

Chris Polk/FilmMagic(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) – Chris Brown crashed his Porsche into a wall while evading paparazzi on the eve of the Grammy awards, police in Beverly Hills said.

A representative for Brown, who is nominated at tonight’s awards show for best urban contemporary album, said the R&B singer was on his way to a charity event when he was cut off by two vehicles.“The occupants then jumped out with cameras and aggressively approached his vehicle,” the singer’s representative told ABC News.

Brown reportedly turned down an alley to evade the photographers, but was trapped by two other vehicles and ended up slamming into a wall.

The crash comes at the end of a difficult week for Brown.

On Wednesday, he appeared in court to face accusations that he violated his probation by submitting false community service records in connection with his sentence for assaulting Rihanna in 2009.

At the hearing, Superior Court Judge James Brandlin asked for additional reports and set a new hearing date of April 5.

Mark Geragos, a lawyer for Brown, told KABC that Brown “didn’t violate anything.”  Geragos said the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office “should be ashamed of themselves [because] they besmirched the reputation of Chris Brown based on no evidence.”

Brown, by prior agreement, has been completing his community service obligation in his home state of Virgina, but the L.A. County District Attorney claimed in legal documents, posted by the Los Angeles Times, that Brown may have faked his community service work and that documentation of his hours were, “at best sloppy, and at worst fraudulent reporting.”

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Wednesday
Jan302013

Rihanna on Chris Brown Relationship: 'If It's a Mistake, It's My Mistake'

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- "Even if it's a mistake, it's my mistake."  That's how Rihanna sums up her decision to hook back up with Chris Brown, four years after he assaulted her in February 2009, the night before the Grammys.

In a new Rolling Stone cover story, Rihanna says of her renewed relationship with Brown, "When you add up the pieces from the outside, it's not the cutest puzzle in the world. ...But it's different now.  We don't have those types of arguments anymore.  We talk about sh*t.  We value each other.  We know exactly what we have now, and we don't want to lose that."

As for why she got back together with Brown in the first place, Rihanna says, "I decided it was more important for me to be happy.  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.  After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I'd rather just live my truth and take the backlash.  I can handle it."

So what happens if Brown turns on her again? 

"He doesn't have the luxury of f**king up again," Rihanna declares.  "I can't say that nothing else will ever go wrong.  But I'm pretty solid in the knowing that he's disgusted by that.  And I wouldn't have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility."

You can read more of the Rihanna interview in the Feb. 14 issue of Rolling Stone, out this Friday.

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Wednesday
Dec262012

Chris Brown and Rihanna Sit Together at Lakers Game

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Chris Brown and Rihanna have been hanging out a lot lately, but they appeared before a large crowd on Christmas Day, when they sat side-by-side at the Lakers-Knicks basketball game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Oddly enough, TMZ.com reports the two arrived at the arena in the same vehicle, but got out of the car separately and met up later at their courtside seats.

Brown and Rihanna haven't officially announced that they're back together, but it sure looks that way, especially since Brown dumped his girlfriend Karrueche Tran earlier this year.  He has been seen with Rihanna a lot since then. 

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Wednesday
Dec052012

Rihanna to Produce and Star in New Style Network Competition Show 

Jacopo Raule/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Earlier this year, Rihanna starred in a fashion reality competition show in the U.K. called Styled to Rock.  It wasn't a big ratings success, but now Rihanna is developing a U.S. version of the show that will air on the Style Network in 2013.

Rihanna will executive produce and star in the 10-episode show, which will start with a nationwide search for cutting-edge designers.  Starting now, you can apply to appear on the show at StyleNetwork.com/StyledtoRock.  Out of the pool of applicants, the singer will personally select 12 designers to compete for the chance to dress "some of the biggest names in entertainment," according to the network.

Rihanna and the show's mentors, who will be experts from the fashion industry, will work with the contestants as they navigate a series of challenges, with the ones who fall short getting the boot.  One designer will be named the ultimate champion, though it's not clear exactly what they'll win.

In a statement, Rih says, "Fashion has always played an integral part in my life and career.  I am so excited to partner with Style Network and share my creative insight with these 12 designers and give them this opportunity to showcase their work."

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Monday
Nov262012

Chris Brown and Rihanna Heating Up?

Chris Polk/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- It was a busy weekend for Rihanna and Chris Brown: First, Rihanna tweeted a shirtless photo of what appears to be ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, followed by her own topless photo. Then Brown launched into a vulgar attack on comedy writer Jenny Johnson before deactivating his Twitter account altogether.

It all started Saturday with Rihanna’s posting a photo of what looks to be a half-naked Chris Brown lying face-down, his highly recognizable tattoos visible, on a bed covered with The Simpsons memorabilia and a handbag. The “Diamonds” singer posted the photo on Twitter, along with the hashtag “BartObsessed.”

Hours earlier, Brown had posted a photo of himself wearing a Bart Simpson jacket.

The following day, Rihanna posted her own topless photo, along with the hashtag, “LondonNightLife.” Wearing tiny black spandex shorts, the singer posed with her bare back facing the camera while shooting a “come hither” look over her shoulder.

Although Brown and Rihanna have yet to confirm that they are back on, their latest antics continue to fuel the rumors.

Rihanna was photographed Thanksgiving night getting into a car with Brown in Berlin, after attending his concert in the German capital, followed by a nightclub after-party.

Not everyone is pleased with the possibility of their getting back together. Brown got into a Twitter feud Sunday with popular comedy writer Jenny Johnson, who tweets under her handle @JennyJohnsonHi5.

Johnson has poked fun at Brown since his 2009 arrest for beating Rihanna, for which he pleaded guilty to assault, but the comedian caught his ire over the weekend after responding to his tweet about how old he looked.

“I know! Being a worthless piece of s*** can really age a person,” she tweeted in response.

Brown then hurled sexually graphic insults at her, but Johnson did not back down, even correcting Brown’s spelling, saying: “It’s ‘HO’ not ‘HOE.’”

“I have zero respect for a person who seems unapologetic for the terrible crime he committed and shows no signs of changing,” she wrote at the end of the exchange.

“Just ask Rihanna if she mad??????” Brown wrote, before he deactivated his account, which was then restored minus the worst tweets.

 

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Monday
Nov192012

Rihanna's New Fragrance Nude Launching on Black Friday

PRNewsFoto/Parlux Ltd.(NEW YORK) -- Rihanna is turning Black Friday into Nude Friday.  Her third signature fragrance, Nude, will launch at Macy's on Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, according to Women's Wear Daily.

The perfume, which follows Rihanna's other scents Reb'l Fleur and Rebelle, is more "personal" than her first two, according to the singer.  It includes ingredients that she says remind her of growing up in Barbados, such as guava nectar, mandarin and pear.  Nude also includes orange blossom, gardenia petals and vanilla orchid.  Described as a "seductive floral oriental" blend, Nude will retail for $49 to $59.

According to Women's Wear Daily, Rihanna has mentioned the possibility of launching a cosmetics or hair-care line in the future.

The ad for Nude features a blonde Rihanna sporting a nude-color lacy bra, holding up some gauzy nude-colored fabric to the lower half of her body.  The elegant, triangular fragrance bottle is clear, with a nude swirl and a nude-and-silver cap.

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