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07 Sep 2010 20:25


Music: Willow Smith: Some quick math to explain why she’s awesome

  • (((Two solid genes + a brother who’s already cashed in) x (nine birthdays + inherent family-friendly appeal)) / (one half Rihanna + one half Lil’ Mama))^(The star power of her father, Will) = This song, which is gonna be a hit simply because of all of that. That said, it’s far better than any of that crap suggests. source

14 Dec 2009 20:40


Music: Chris Brown is a whiny brat who just quit Twitter over being stupid

  • dumb Brown checked a Wal-Mart to see if they stocked his new album, “Graffiti.” “The didnt even have my album in the back … not on shelves, saw for myself,” he tweeted.
  • dumber Wal-Mart refuted his claims, saying that they in fact did stock the album. Clearly being pulled back by his handlers, he quit his Twitter account earlier today. Ta-da! source

06 Dec 2009 10:42


Music: We hear “Shy Ronnie” is getting a lot of hype this morning

  • “Shy Ronnie, speak up!” Rihanna and Shy Ronnie (Andy Samberg) are yet another example of how SNL can totally knock it out of the park when given the opportunity. The Lonely Island are on a high right now – they were just nominated for a very real Grammy for “I’m On A Boat,” which was just about the only surprise the Grammy nominations had to offer.

05 Nov 2009 10:18


Culture: The album art game: Rihanna looks much better than Chris Brown

  • Rihanna’s cover OK, let’s say you’re a pop star who was all over the press for about six months because your famous boyfriend attacked you violently. It creates some dark times in your life (especially after the post-beating PHOTO of you got leaked). How do you promote your next album? With a dark, two-tone cover and a scorned woman look. Dear Rihanna: Your PR people are awesome.
  • Chris Brown’s cover OK, let’s say you’re a pop star who was all over the press for about six months because you beat your famous girlfriend. It makes millions of people critical of you. How do you promote your next album? Looking like the Black Ziggy Stardust trying to recreate the “Space Jam” film poster on the set for the Michael/Janet Jackson “Scream” video. Dear Chris: Your PR people suck. source

03 Nov 2009 09:46


Culture: Rihanna finally speaks out about the Chris Brown incident

  • I went to sleep as Rihanna and woke up as Britney Spears. That was the level of media chaos that happened the next day. It was like, ‘What, there are helicopters circling my house? There are 100 people in my cul-de-sac? What do you mean, I can’t go back home?’
  • Singer Rihanna • Describing the level of crazy that overwhelmed her life after the Chris Brown domestic violence incident. The “Umbrella” singer, just 21, told Glamour Magazine – as well as “Good Morning America” – about the gritty details of what happened. She was particularly offended and hurt by the leaking of the post-assault photo, which she says “is not a photo you would show to anybody.” These are some of her first public statements at length about the incident due to the fact that the court case kept her and Brown on the hush-hush for months. • source

31 Aug 2009 22:08


Culture: Chris Brown: I didn’t forget the attack, like I told Larry King

  • The first four times – or how ever many times it was – I gave the same answer — which was that I didn’t think it was appropriate for me to talk about what happened that night. I said it was not right for me and it really wasn’t fair to Rihanna. The fifth time – or whatever it was – I just misspoke.
  • A statement by Chris Brown • In an attempt at damage control after a devastating interview with Larry King where he said he had no recollection of attacking Rihanna in February. Based on the poll that TMZ is offering, we’re guessing that he lost any chance at sympathy because of the interview. Dude’s career is probably over after this. He screwed up the Larry King fall-from-grace interview – the softest-pedal interview you can find on televison. It’s all over from here. • source

25 Aug 2009 20:23


Culture: Chris Brown sentenced in Rihanna domestic violence plea

  • 5 years the length of Chris Brown’s probation
  • 180 days Brown’s community service source

27 Jul 2009 00:19


Culture: This viral video is the best PR Chris Brown’s gotten in months

  • Yo, Chris. It’s been a tough year for you. But your PR spin opportunities are finally starting to take hold. All you need is a couple of videos like this (along with maybe a couple more videos like this one) for people to forgive you for your sins against Rihanna. Seven million people have watched this video for the song, and they didn’t even think about the Grammys. (It helps that the people in this wedding are particularly talented.) source

03 Jun 2009 21:03


Culture: How do you teach kids about domestic violence? Create PSAs.

  • A few months ago, a survey came out saying Boston-area teens thought Rihanna was responsible for the Chris Brown domestic violence case. So, as part of a contest, they got high schoolers to make these PSAs to emphasize no, she didn’t do it. source

28 May 2009 10:45


Culture, Music: Chris Brown finally speaks out, defends himself via web video

  • Everybody that’s haters, they just been haters. All my real fans, I love you all. I ain’t a monster.
  • Chris Brown • Who’s been quite mum about the whole him-beating-up-Rihanna case up until this point, but gave YouTube the scoop by finally posting a video giving everyone an update on what he’s been doing lately. Which, as you might guess, is recording an album. • source