Love is a battlefield, and 2012 was not immune the heart’s harsh ways. Celebrity relationships had a tough go at things this year and saw a record number of sad splits (Amy Poehler and Will Arnett), shocking divorces (Heidi Klum and Seal) and close-call almost breakups (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson). But 2012 also saw a few reconciliations (Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez), giving us hope for 2013. Browse through our gallery of the 20 biggest breakups of 2012 and tell us which split was the most devastating to watch.
Last time we checked in, Rihanna posted a series of tweets over the weekend that hinted at trouble with her rumored boyfriend Chris Brown. The pop queen was reportedly angry that Breezy flew to Paris to meet up with his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran, whom he dumped in October so that he could see Riri guilt free. Her passive aggressive tweets on Sunday night made vague references to the feud, but this morning she posted an even more pointed message, almost certainly aimed at the man who famously assaulted her nearly four years ago.
“Never underestimate a man’s ability to make you feel guilty for his mistakes,” she wrote to her more than 27 million Twitter followers this morning. Strong words coming from the lady who’s been under an incredible amount of fire for not only resuming contact with her former abuser, but seemingly entering into a romantic relationship with him again. There’s a lot to unpack in there, and a lot of incidents it could be referring to. Is it the beating? Is it the Karrueche Tran visit? Who knows, maybe he just left the toilet seat up. And of course, it might not be about Chris at all.
Despite her loaded Twitter activity, some close to the mysterious couple deny that claim Riri doesn’t give a damn about Chris’ rendezvous with his ex. Insiders tell Hollywood Life that all reports of a rift between the two are “lies” and that they “talk every f—ing day, every hour and every second.”
Lately Rihanna’s life has been like a soap opera, except with more nudity. A lot more nudity. Usually the nudity occurs when we least expect it. So in a sense it’s more like a porno soap opera, but with a really awesome soundtrack fulled with Riri hits. Glad we cleared that all up. In the latest episode of her on-going saga, the singer went off at Chris Brown on Twitter over the weekend, allegedly for hanging out with his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran.
Rihanna and Brown had been hanging out in Germany for Ri’s appearance on the television program Wetten, dass…? and all was swell. In fact, there was even rumors that they would attend the Grammy Awards together as a couple in February, four years after their infamous post-Grammy feud. But then Chris flew to Paris and was reportedly joined by his ex Karrueche. This apparently didn’t sit well with Rihanna, who fired off a series of angry tweets that seemed very much directed to her intimate man-friend.
The lady can be famously brutal on twitter, and she definitely didn’t hold back for Brown. “Goodbye muthaf—– #takeoff,” she wrote, followed by a picture reading “Claps for the basic b——,” that she captioned “Round of applause.” Then she finished up with one more parting shot, “You give, you get, then you give it the f— back.” Trouble in paradise or a lover’s spat? Time will tell.
Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, joyful Kwanzaa, and — why not? — happy birthday too, while you’re at it! It’s the holiday seasons, folks; the time of year for giving to our nearest and dearest. And for you, dear readers, we could think of no better gift than 100 of the sexiest bikini photos that this year had to offer! We’ve got some of everybody, and we do mean everybody. There might even been one of you in there. We’ve got that many!
Of course this uber-gallery is presided over by Beyonce, who ruled over our 2012 Bikini Awards just like she does with the rest of the known universe. In fact, she was able to defy time and win the coveted award with pics that were (technically) from 2011. That’s the power of Queen Bey! In addition to her, our list is chock-full of other pop queens like Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga, and big-screen A-listers like Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Alba. TV personalities Maria Menounos and Angela Simmons made a strong showing, too. We’ve also got shots from the usual suspects like reality star Kim Kardashian, never-shy Twitter mama Adrianne Curry and Coco, the Patron Saint of Donks.
Some of our very own VH1 stars like Mob Wives’ Drita D’Avanzo and Basketball Wives’ Evelyn Lozada put in an appearance, as did Hunger Games leading lady (and our personal favorite) Jennifer Lawrence. Professional hotties Kate Upton and Brooklyn Decker look straight out of the pages of Sports Illustrated, while Victoria’s Secret Angels Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima are simply heavenly.
So tear off the wrapping paper and dive in to our terrific 2012 retrospective of everyone’s favorite two-piece. Happy Holidays!
“The Big & Best of 2012: A Year End Celebration Presented by T-Mobile” goes LIVE at 12 p.m. ET on 12/12/12. Watch at BigAndBestOf2012.com for eight hours of live performances from stars like Bruno Mars and Miguel, surprise guest appearances, prize giveaways, special editions of “RapFix Live,” “Big Morning Buzz Live,” “MTV After Hours,” “You Oughta Know” and much more!
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Man, there’s something about that Chris Brown. No matter what he does, the pull he has on his lady loves (past and present) seems pretty undeniable, if not downright freaky. First came his controversial and surprising reunion with former girlfriend Rihanna, and now his latest ex Karrueche Tran is reportedly still pining after him. What gives?!
After dating for nearly a year, it’s fair to say that Karrueche was treated pretty shabbily during the final days of their relationship. While still together with the model, Chris was seen partying it up out on the town with Rihanna and allegedly hooking up with her in a club bathroom. He unceremoniously dumped Karrueche soon after, seemingly so he could hang with Riri guilt free. Most people would be understandably pissed about this, but sources close to Karrueche are telling TMZ that she wants him back. Say wha?!
According to friends, Karrueche not only loves Brown, but also misses the second-hand fame she enjoyed while dating him and doesn’t want to “go back to being basic.” Because of this, she’s apparently willing to forgive Brown’s fling with Riri, as long as she can remain in his life. Her plan might be working, as the two were seen hanging out on Monday. Obviously we’d never pick sides on a Rihanna/Karrueche Tran hotness face-off, because that’s a battle we’d lose no matter what. But although she’s not as world famous as the record busting Riri, it’s hard to do better than the lovely Karrueche. She’s gorgeous! And Rihanna is, well, Rihanna! And these two goddesses are fighting over…Breezy? We quit trying to figure it out.
Head down to the gallery below for 15 of Karrueche Tran’s hottest pics! Maybe they’ll tempt Chris back…
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Woah. We have a feeling things are going to progress rather quickly after this little development. The Rihanna-Chris Brown- Karrueche Tran love triangle is officially done for now, since Chris and Karrueche broke up. Of the split, he revealed, ” I love Karrueche very much but I don’t want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna. I’d rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives.” “Friendship with Rihanna” wouldn’t be exactly accurate since the two have been paired together for everything from looking cozy at a Jay-Z concert, to hooking up at a club with Chris being spotted leaving her hotel room the next morning. But since Chris is single now, we thought that both his and Rih’s teams would be brainstorming about a debut plan — a way to usher in their couple-dom to the world. Oh right, sorry, they’re not together till someone gives a confirmation. Of course not. Please note our sarcastic voices. Throw the carefully chalked-out plan out the window too, because Chris has taken matters into his own hands. Just a few hours ago, Chris tweeted the link to a video called “The Real Chris Brown,” which has the tag line, “You think you know Chris Brown? You don’t know Chris Brown.” We can’t fully describe it for you, because you need to see it for yourselves! It’s basically a slickly shot piece of Chris talking, drunkenly, about how much his love life is stressing him out.
The video starts with a disembodied voice asking, “Wassup, CB” and his initial response is, “Man, I don’t know man! We had fun in the club! I’m a little drunk, so I’m gonna be honest. Y’all don’t really get the real Chris Brown so, I’d like to just be honest, man, I’m stressed out. That’s just real s—, man … I’m stressed out!” Then it gets interesting, as he goes on to say, “It ain’t about the music. I love my fans. It’s just … you know when you share history with somebody, then can you fall in love with somebody else. It’s kinda difficult, you know what I’m sayin‘? Is there such a thing as loving two people? I don’t know. I don’t know if that’s possible but for me, I just … I feel like that.” Right? We know. Insane!
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.
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.
[Photo via Elliott Wilson's Twitter]