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“F**k You!” Rihanna Slams CBS For Pulling Her Song From Thursday Night Football Over The Ray Rice Controversy

September 16th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Last week, CBS aired their first “Thursday Night Football” broadcast and things got off to a bumpy start because of the controversy surrounding Ray Rice. The network had planned to have a narrated opener from actor Don Cheadle, and a taped performance of “Run This Town” from Rihanna. This opener was set to play for the entire 2014 NFL season anytime games were played on the network. However, in an attempt to address the actions of Rice and to set a serious tone while doing so, CBS decided to cut the opener and focus on commentary from sports analysts about domestic violence. And because Rihanna was once a victim of domestic violence (at the hands of Chris Brown back in 2009), they thought it wouldn’t be a good idea to play her performance.

Well, it’s a new week, and though there is still scandal surrounding the league (Rice wants to appeal his indefinite suspension and Adrian Peterson is dealing with child abuse charges), CBS is still hoping to open this Thursday’s broadcast with the taped openers from Cheadle and Rihanna. However, the singer isn’t having it.

She finally decided to address her opener being snatched on Twitter this morning. And though she waited a few days to say anything, she still seems pretty pissed…

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Do you think the network was wrong for pulling the opener last week? Would it have been insensitive to air it?

A few years ago the singer spoke in detail to Diane Sawyer about the abuse she faced the night she was attacked by Brown on the way home from a pre-Grammy party.

“All I kept thinking was, ‘When is it going to stop?

At that point, I just didn’t know what could happen. He was clearly blacked out. There was no person when I looked at him. It was almost as if he had nothing to lose. He had so much to lose. But it was almost as if he had nothing to lose. It wasn’t the same person that says I loved you. It definitely wasn’t those eyes.”

In a recent chat with Sway, Brown said that he still seeks therapy twice a week to keep his anger issues in check and that he’s grown a great deal. He encourages Rice to seek the same help.

“To Ray, or anybody else. Because I’m not better than the next man — I can just say I’ve been down that road. I deal with situations and I’ve made my mistakes too, but it’s all about how you push forward and how you control yourself.”

“I’ve Been Down That Road” Chris Brown Offers Insightful Advice To Ray Rice

September 12th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Chris Brown understands domestic violence on a level which many of us, hopefully, will never be able to relate. And so with that in mind, MTV’s Sway sat down with Brown to ask him his thoughts about the Ray and Janay Rice incident.

I know… you’re probably thinking what I initially thought. Chris should be the last person speaking on this. Not only was he involved in the infamous 2009 incident, he’s been involved in a few violent altercations since then.

I certainly had my reservations. But actually, his thoughts and words of advice for Rice were pretty insightful and hopefully helpful to their intended target as well as other men and women who may be struggling with anger management and issues of violence.

Read what he had to say in the excerpts and then watch the whole video below.

“I think it’s all about the choices you do make. And then also, with me, I dealt with a lot of anger issues from my past, not knowing how to express myself verbally. But at the same time, not knowing how to cope with my emotions and deal with them and understand what they were. So I just think help is great. You know I still talk to my therapist twice a week. For me, it helps me to actually be able to–if I’m frustrated or if I’m dealing with something– to vent and say what I’m going through so I can hear from an actual clinical person: ‘You know what this is how you should react’ or ‘It’s good to feel this way.’ Because feelings, emotions are energy in motion. It’s supposed to come in and go. It’s not supposed to stay there. You’re not supposed to keep it inside because it’ll just bottle up and you’ll become a monster. 

So for me, I think  dealing with my anger issues and understanding myself and the life I’ve been through and where I’m headed and where I want to be–has helped me really focus on what’s important and not eff up. So I think for anybody who’s going through that situation or anybody who’s dealing with it, it’s all about the choices. Every situation is different but it’s all about the choices you make and how you control your anger. 

Ray or anybody else because I’m not better than the next man. I can just say I’ve been down that road and I’ve dealt with situations and I’ve made my mistakes too. But it’s all about how you push forward and how you control yourself.”

Listen, as someone who was deeply disappointed by Chris Brown after his incident with Rihanna, I’m really proud of him for being so open and honest. There seems to be true sincerity behind his words. And I’m so happy to see that he didn’t try to place any blame on Janay for what we saw in that elevator footage. It’s clear that he’s learning to accept responsibility for his actions and believes Rice should learn to do the same. And seek help. I respect that, immensely.

Obviously, I don’t know Chris to say that he’s reformed or not but he certainly seems to make the case that reformation is possible if a person truly wants help.

Is Our Support A Sign Of Forgiveness Or Enabling? 10 Celebrities Accused Of Domestic Abuse

September 9th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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The past 48 hours have been a social media field day after TMZ released the video of now-fired Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his wife during their physical altercation earlier this year. This video has caused an outcry about why the NFL and Ravens franchise waited to give Rice the boot. It also sparked discussions about domestic violence and accountability. Should our intolerance for such behavior and call for consequences be equal across the board, or can forgiveness be found with time? Here’s a look at celebrities accused of domestic violence who we still support.

Dear Celebrities And Everyday People, Please Keep Your Relationship Drama Off Social Media

September 8th, 2014 - By Asha Boston
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What solves the problem faster? Arguing about relationship issues via phone call or text, or posting a not so subliminal message about your partner and how self-absorbed he is and how much he takes you for granted on Instagram?

I often wonder what’s the point when a celebrity with a major following takes a jab at their partner via social media. It’s true that at the end of the day, celebrities are everyday people. But while we might make the poor choice of sharing our anger with a few hundred (maybe a little over 1,000) followers, imagine sharing your feelings about a personal dispute with an arena-like audience of hundreds of thousands of people. With thousands of devoted fans and followers eyeballing your every tweet, there’s sure to be a plethora of additional drama and unsolicited opinions you probably weren’t intending to bring about with your original post.

Social media has become the new window seat for many of us to peer into the lives of our favorite celebrities. And with so much drama on our computer screens, there’s no need to peep from behind it to watch TV to be engrossed. Someone is continuously airing out their dirty laundry, or their spouse, online.

In the past couple of months I’ve watched my fair share of star-studded relationship wars by way of Twitter and Instagram. Celebs have shown that there is no mercy on the battleground and as we’ve seen with the recent tasteless jokes of Ginuwine, not even the children of your favorite stars are safe.

The Harris’ are no stranger to this stage, as they were in the spotlight for months for their shade-filled Instagram comments and feuds. From TIP’s request for Tiny to get her body right and tight, but to get it off Instagram, to Tiny defending her marriage against rumors of an affair with boxer Floyd Mayweather, and the rapper’s own mother taking to Tiny’s comment section to ask her to speak to T.I., there was enough drama to hold us until the new “Family Hustle” season started airing (season four began on August 25). And Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran have used social media to document every fall out they’ve had, as well as the many different times they’ve reunited since the year started. The drama is real.

But as I said earlier, celebrities are regular people too, and just as they act a fool when their feelings are hurt, we do the same online. I understand that it can get tough and that sometimes you feel the need to express yourself when you feel as though your partner isn’t hearing you, but putting your own life on blast is not a good move. Not only is it detrimental to your relationship (if you really care to make things work), but it’s tacky as all hell. We all slip with the subliminal quotes from time to time, but some things aren’t meant to be shared with the world. Pick up the phone and call when your relationship is rocking, don’t make your first stop the computer keyboard…

That Was You!? Small Roles Big Celebrities Had In Your Favorite Shows And Movies Before They Were Famous

August 26th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Everyone has to start off somewhere, and some of the biggest stars we’re into now were scraping and fighting for roles and big opportunities back in the day. Here is a list of 15 famous folks who had small roles in some of your favorite shows and movies, and you didn’t even notice (cause they weren’t famous yet of course).

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Jennifer Love Hewitt in Sister Act 2

Before becoming one of the big teen stars of the ’90s, Hewitt played a makeup-obsessed student in the popular sequel and had the chance to show off her vocal talents with the cast (she did try to put out an album in ’96…).

“Miss Me With The Bulls**t!”: Chris Brown Shot At During Pre-VMA Party; Suge Knight Shot Multiple Times

August 24th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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While celebrities currently hit the red carpet to prepare for tonight’s VMAs, the pre-VMA festivities got very scary early this morning as a party Chris Brown was hosting at 10ak became a scene of violence.

According to reports, gunshots were fired at 1:35 a.m. in the West Hollywood nightclub and Suge Knight was shot multiple times in the melee. TMZ reports that Knight was shot six times, according to his family members, but other reports claim he took two bullets. He was rushed to the hospital, was taken to surgery and is in intensive care. Crazy thing is, despite being shot in the stomach and arm, Knight was reportedly able to walk out of the club on his own. This isn’t the first time Knight was shot at during a pre-VMA shindig. Back in 2005 he was shot in the leg at a party Kanye West was throwing in Miami.

As for Brown, after the gunshots were fired, his security rushed him out of the club. Witnesses who were inside the club took to social media to say that shots were fired Brown’s way. Thankfully, he’s okay. The singer took to Twitter earlier today to express his disappointment in the way things turned out.

“It’s disappointing that we as a society can’t have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes. Miss me with the bulls**t!!!”

According to the Washington Post, aside from Knight, three other individuals were hit but there were no “life-threatening injuries.” Some think the shooting may have had something to do with a gang rivalry as Brown likes to rep Bloods from time to time, and Knight is reportedly affiliated with the gang.

What ‘Chu Say Boo? Caption This Picture Of Rihanna Running Into Chris Brown

August 22nd, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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When you’re famous and your ex is too, it’s inevitable that you’d run into each other on occasion. And that certainly seems to be the case with Chris Brown and Rihanna. Not only were the two in the same vicinity during his welcome home party a few months ago; yesterday, at Roc Nation’s charity basketball game Chris volunteered his time on the court while Rihanna sat in the front row.

So naturally, they were in close contact with one another.

And the images are priceless, Rih Rih is looking through Chris like he was made of glass.

What do you think was going through Rihanna’s mind in this photo?

‘Need To Have This Baby And Stop Playing:’ Chris Brown Praises Karrueche For ‘Putting Up With’ His ‘Sh*t’ For The Past 5 Years

August 21st, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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What was apparently supposed to be a sweet Woman Crush Wednesday post served as a sad reminder of the spectacle that is Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran’s tumultuous relationship. Earlier this week, we told you that the tabloid couple had reconciled after their latest breakup, which made headlines when Chris took one of her friends on vacation to St. Tropez.

Source: Splash News & Picture Agency

Source: Splash News & Picture Agency

Yesterday, Chris decided to acknowledge his on-again, off-again lover for social media’s beloved Woman Crush Wednesday with a post that praised her for sticking around despite all of the nonsense he put her though during the past five years.

“@karrueche damn near 5 years and this woman still putting up with my sh*t. Need to have this baby and stop playing! Lol! My WCW.”

Lately, I’ve been trying to refrain from offering my unsolicited opinion on people’s love lives, but this kind of post would probably have me somewhere stressed if I were Karrueche. Five years in and  it appears that Chris still hasn’t learned how to treat one of the few people who always seems to be in his corner. But as Karrueche stated earlier this week in her Man Crush Monday post, their love isn’t for anyone to understand.

“Lovers.. Friends.. We love, we laugh, we fight,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “It’s complicated and I can’t explain it but it’s not for you to understand but us .. My MCM ❤️”

For everyone’s sake, let’s hope that Chris has changed since their last breakup; however, the chances of that seem unlikely.

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Karrueche Tran Defends Chris Brown Reunion: ‘It’s Complicated And I Can’t Explain It’

August 19th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: Splash Images

Yesterday, we told you that Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran had reconciled (just like every knew they would) after their most recent split. As you may recall, there were reports that Chris added insult to injury by taking one of Karrueche’s friends to St. Tropez after their split, which left many wondering exactly how bad would things have to get before she decided to leave him alone for good. In what appeared to be an attempt to indirectly respond to critics, Karrueche made Chris her Man Crush Monday and of course, defended their relationship.

“Lovers.. Friends.. We love, we laugh, we fight,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “It’s complicated and I can’t explain it but it’s not for you to understand but us .. My MCM ❤️”

Sources close to the “Love More” singer are also denying that he did anything wrong with Karrueche’s friend during their brief breakup, TMZ reports. They went on to say that he called Karrueche off the hook to plead his innocence and deny sleeping with said friend, but she ignored his calls. Then, she showed up on the day of the flag football game to talk things out, which is where they made up. Since reconciling, sources say Chris has promised to treat her better and slow down on the partying.

Only time will tell if he actually keeps his word, but something tells me this probably isn’t the first time Karrueche has heard Chris make promises like this before.

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[Watch] Chris Brown And Karrueche Tran Apparently Back Together

August 18th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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It’s probably safe to say that Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran will NEVER leave each other alone permanently—at least not in the near future. For weeks, the on-again, off-again couple have been making headlines regarding their latest breakup, which some sources claim was initiated by Chris, while others say it was Karrueche’s idea. There were even rumors that Chris took Karrueche’s friend to St. Tropez to spite her after they broke up, which seems like a pretty foul move and a dealbreaker even for the most dysfunctional of couples. However, the point of no return in Chris and Karrueche’s relationship seems to be nonexistent.

Over the weekend, the troubled duo were photographed together at a charity flag football game and appeared to be quite cozy and happy. According to E! Online, the stylist cheered her boo on from the sidelines as he participated in the game. Of course, no one really believed that things were over for good between these two.

Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran apparently back together after attending charity football game together.

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“It’s going to go back and forth,” a source told E! Online. “Ultimately, they’re just kids.”

Chris also took a selfie with his ladylove and shared it on Instagram, which prompted fans to sound off, either expressing their approval or disapproval of the reunion.

“Just marry her already @chrisbrownofficial settle down. She’s the one for you. @karrueche,” expressed one fan.

“Chris……… A real, good woman doesn’t come so easy… So, don’t let go… My Respects for Both… #TeamKarrueche,” another chimed in.

TMZ also captured footage of the lovebirds leaving the game together and the PDA continued.

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