It’s official: Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran are dunzo. We know, we know; we really thought that they’d last forever! But according to Chris himself, the split occurred over his increasingly close friendship with Rihanna. Relations between the infamous ex’s have started to heat up exponentially in recent days with rumors of sex in club bathrooms, hotel rendezvous, and Jay-Z concert dates, and it seems like Karrueche has been caught in the crossfire. She tweeted a series of sarcastic and bitter tweets yesterday as Brown essentially ditched her and hit the town with Riri, culminating with a simple but telling “Bye baby.”
“I love Karrueche very much but I don’t want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna,” Brown told Us Weekly. “I’d rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives.” Allegations that Chris and Rihanna were hooking up secretly have been present pretty much since the start of his relationship with Karreuche back in February. The ladies made no effort to hide the fact that they aren’t too fond of one another, even throwing barbs at each other on Twitter.
Christina Aguilera has (unfairly) been taking a lot of flack for her fuller figure these last few years, and we ain’t cool with it. The singer’s curves have been in the news even more than ever lately in the wake of “Fat Girl-gate,” in which the singer denies quotes appearing in Billboard magazine where she defends her weight gain from bullying record executives. “I told them ‘You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it,’” she apparently didn’t say. “They need a reminder something that I don’t belong to them. It’s my body.” Well said! Or not said.
Despite her detractors, her new bod has definitely won one woman’s vote: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton! The two were paired up last night at the 2012 George McGovern Leadership Award Ceremony in Washington D.C., which sought to recognize Clinton and Aguilera’s work providing relief to starving children. During the photo-op photographers caught the first lady sneaking a peek at Xtina’s, errr, assets. Busted! Although to be fair to Mrs. Clinton, the display was sort of hard to miss. We’d imagine that Hillary would be pretty hard to impress, considering the whole White House thing, but she seems pretty awestruck. Definitely more fun than the debates.
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So really, what is this “thing” between Chris Brown and Rihanna? We can’t say that they’re hooking up until someone officially spills the beans but it feels like the world’s worst kept secret. The two of them are currently in New York where Chris was just spotted leaving The Gansevoort Hotel, where Rihanna is staying, the morning after they were spotted making out a nightclub, where they were, “hugging and kissing, and going to the back of the club alone together.” The latest now is that hip-hop journalist, Elliott Wilson, just a few hours ago, tweeted this heads-up, “Me thinks Rihanna just entered the VIP with Chris Brown. Wow.” Wilson’s site, RapRadar, explained what the deal was. The singers had snuck into the VIP section of Jay’Z's big concert at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn to watch his show together. Wilson also took the photograph you see above, which said, “Breezy. Rih Rih.” Seriously guys. Just come out with it! Now that the picture is going viral, Brown’s girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, just tweeted the message you see below. And don’t forget the tweet she sent right after the Breezy-Rih kissing news broke out. Her pithy message was, “there’s a difference between a man and a boy.” What do you think she means by that? We have a couple of ideas! Oh and P.S: the word is she’s FINALLY left him.
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Rihanna And Chris Brown Reportedly Make Out At New York Nightclub
There was a huge commotion outside Ashton Kutcher‘s L.A. home yesterday. TMZ informed us that the L.A.P.D received a very worrying phone call from a woman claiming that there were Russian men at Ashton’s house, robbing stuff from it as she was speaking. She said Ashton wasn’t home, and she had locked herself into one of the bathrooms to hide. Sources claimed that the police, who rushed to the scene (in helicopters too, natch), found the whole thing to be a misunderstanding and that the “woman” was nowhere to be found. Three men were, allegedly, questioned but as it turns out, they were probably just workers at the property. Was this a joke of some weird sort? What the hell was going on? We wanted truth, not allegations!
The police have now confirmed that a call was not made to them, but the whole Russians-in-the-house palaver was conveyed through a teletext. The police rep also stated that the message was, in all likelihood, a hoax. Sources now tell TMZ that they’re trying to track down the pranksters. There were three people in the house but no one is a suspect. Crisis averted. But if the cops find whoever is responsible, then there’s going to be hell to pay!
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We thought it was embarrassing when Lark Voorhies appeared in a Yahoo video sporting makeup that appeared to have been drawn on by a toddler, but having her mom talk to People about whether or not she’s mentally ill probably takes the cake. “I care deeply about my daughter and I want her to resume her life,” Tricia Voorhies told the magazine about the Saved By The Bell star, asserting that the actress has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Lark herself, however, denies being ill and calls her mother “over-loving.” First of all, this whole situation puts the reader in the awkward position of having to negotiate what is or is not true about someone’s mental health. And to do that based solely on an issue of People magazine? Shoot. Second of all, if Lark does in fact have bipolar, talking about it with a magazine seems like one of the least helpful ways to address it would be. And then what if she isn’t bipolar at all? There is no scenario where talking with the general public about your daughter’s unrecognized mental illness is a great idea!
On the other hand, People itself admits that the Saved By The Bell star had difficulty getting through an interview. Writer Elaine Aradillas reveals that Voorhies would “frequently stop mid-sentence and stare off, often mumbling to herself or to others who weren’t there. ” According to Lark, her distraction had a benign cause. “I have a strong spiritual sense,” she explained. “You caught me in moments of pray [sic].” We hope that’s the case. Even more so, we hope someone other than the reading public is called upon to assess Lark’s situation.
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Walk of shame, anybody? The day after the pair of exes were allegedly spotted making out on a club dance floor, Chris Brown was photographed leaving Rihanna’s New York hotel. Late yesterday afternoon the R&B star was snapped exiting the Gansevoort Park Hotel, the place where Rihanna has been hanging her hat during her week-long stay in NYC. Brown had been seen leaving the Griffin nightclub at 3:50 AM that morning, with Rihanna departing herself immediately after. We would never make assumptions, allegations, or put two and two together; that’s just bad journalism. But they totally hooked up, you guys.
Just kidding! We obviously have no idea what actually went down at the hotel. Maybe Riri left her reading glasses at the club the night before, and Chris was just being a gentleman and dropping them off. Plus the Gansevoort boasts a lovely restaurant, so perhaps Chris was just swinging by because he had a hankering for some swordfish carppacio and he didn’t even see Rihanna. Or maybe they met up for some sweet controversial couple love making. We don’t know.
Another thing we don’t know is Brown’s status with his girlfriend, Karrueche Tran. Later that night he swung across town to pick her up at the Trump Soho, but rumor has it that Karrueche is not happy about sharing her man with his old flame. “Having the best day ever,” she tweeted sarcastically, punctuating the statement with an angry emoticon. Could it be a reference to Brown ditching her for a night on the town with Rihanna? Karrueche fans are blowing up her twitter feed, wondering why she’s letting Chris play her like a dang piano. To be honest, we’re kind of wondering ourselves.
Things are getting cray! We thought the video of Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj getting into it behind the scenes at American Idol was absurd, but we’re even more shocked that Nick Cannon would openly talk about the incident with Access Hollywood. He doesn’t say anything mean of course, but still. We have to assume his publicist was having a stroke off-camera. “Of course I’ve heard about it,” Cannon laughed this morning about the drama. “I feel like it’s taking away from the quality of what Idol is all about.” When it comes to placing blame, however, Nick isn’t throwing Minaj or (unsurprisingly) his own spouse under the bus. “I’m kind of disappointed in Fox and everything because they’re taking away from the quality,” Nick opined, even postulating that the show is actively courting drama. “Otherwise, how else would all of that stuff get on TMZ?,” he muses. Well, based on the fight footage, it seems pretty clear who ver was taping the blow-out did so secret. So our guess would be…via a newly unemployed AI staff or crew member?
As if the tense shouting match wasn’t enough, according to TMZ, Nicki Minaj allegedly made a violent threat toward Mariah during an unrecorded moment. “If I had a gun I would shoot her,” the “Pound The Alarm” singer raged. Well, if that’s true, you certainly don’t see Carey reacting to it in any way. According to AI‘s Nigel Lythgoe, “The statement [that Nicki made a death threat] is absolute rubbish. It’s absolutely not true in any way, shape or form.” Said Cannon, “My wife is the strongest and the classiest woman I’ve ever met. If you watch the video, she just maintains her composure. I don’t think she’s moved by the theatrics and pageantry of it all.” We don’t think so either! And honestly, does anyone believe this is the first time two famous people got into a screaming fight? For all we know, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were at each other’s perfumed, scarf-adorned throats every day last season. There was just no leaked video to tip off us normals.
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As we watch Katie Holmes, Suri Cruise and Tom Cruise pick up and continue their lives following the divorce that rocked the celebrity world this summer, we’re still rather curious about what went down between TomKat to inspire such a rapid split. But contrary to early reports that Katie totally took Tom by surprise when she filed for divorce, court papers reportedly obtained by The National Enquirer, via Radar, things were over long before June 28. Their relationship had “broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months immediately preceding,” the papers say. Or maybe Katie said they had, but Tom was oblivious? Or hopeful that things could work out? Very interesting.
These alleged court documents reveal a couple of other interesting tidbits:
This is possibly one of the weirder lawsuits around. Last year, in December we posted about how a giant eucalyptus tree fell into Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart‘s home in Beverly Hills. L.A winds were reaching almost 100 mph at the time, and luckily, even though the couple were at home with their daughter, Billy Beatrice, no one was hurt. Rebecca had to visit the doctor the next day for a check-up as she was heavily pregnant at the time. It was all good, the fetus was fine and she ended up giving birth later that month, on the 28th to a daughter they named Georgia Geraldine. So that’s the last we expected to hear about the incident, nasty and stressful as it was. Not quite, because the fallen tree and the damage caused is now being linked to their very famous neighbor, Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins. The couple are taking him to court — they’ve already filed the suit at the L.A. County Superior Court — because it was his tree that fell on their home! Not kidding, guys. They’re suing for nuisance, negligence, and injunctive relief.
Dr. McSteamy Eric claims that he had warned Billy about the fact that the tree was a danger to everyone, and that Billy did nothing about it. Billy tells TMZ, “I was horrified when I learned about the tree falling during what was a massive storm, a storm with winds strong enough to uproot a 50 ft tree by its base! Thankfully no one was injured.” He says that he’s had any similar “dangerous” trees on his property assessed and uprooted by an expert but to be sued for an act of nature is “a shame … because [Eric and Rebecca] are nice people.” Warranted lawsuit or unnecessary — you decide.
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Everyone knew this one was coming. Ever since it was confirmed that Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey were going to be on the judges’ panel for American Idol, it was just a matter of time before weaves started flying. Two divas do not a simpatico situation make. There were beef rumors between the two right from the beginning, so we’ll say this bust-up between them has arrived right on schedule. Only, we’ve got drama that is beyond! Yesterday, auditions were being taped in North Carolina and what started off as a difference of opinion over a contestant between Minaj and Carey quickly blew up, and TMZ got the video of the major fight that ensued, which you can see above. Nicki basically lost it and not only told the producers, “I told them, I’m not f—ing putting up with Her F—ing Highness over there” but then proceeded very ominously to threaten to “knock” Miss Mariah out, as sources report. Poor Keith Urban and Randy Jackson, who tried to chime in with “settle down, settle down” look like they went to get the hell out. We wish we could hear what Mariah’s saying in the video, but she isn’t screaming and cussing like Nicki is. She looks quite, erm, exasperated. That’s the polite term, right? Nicki even says, “I’m not gonna sit here every f—ing minute to have you come down and harass me every minute every day.” Geez. Auditions were shut down for the day so the two could get some space. But what’s going to happen when they have to get back in their chairs? It’s not going to pretty this season, at all. And you thought Paula and Simon were bad!
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