There are a couple reports out this morning that allege that Chris Brown has taken up with a new lady friend. As we all know, he’s currently facing charges stemming from an alleged violent outburst involving ex-love, Rihanna.
The NY Daily News insists that Brown is busying himself with a former flame named Erica Jackson, a student at Virginia’s Mary Washington University. A source says that, “They dated back in the day and reconnected a few weeks ago when Chris was in town. They’ve been spending a lot of time together, but things only really heated up over the last two weeks.”
But according to the Examiner.com, Chris has been cozying up to Natalie Mejia from the pop group Girlicious, and the site says that the two were spotted at a tattoo parlor on Saturday. Interestingly enough, the Daily News also says he visited a tat joint - but with Erica by his side. Is the singer juggling two ladies, or are the tabs’ stories just screwy? [Photo: GettyImages]
Chris Brown appeared in court yesterday and pleaded not guilty to two charges of assaulting and threatening Rihanna. He said he was “sorry and saddened” by the incident and is seeking counseling – and faces five years in the slammer if found guilty. Rihanna’s lawyer confirmed that the superstar would testify if called to the witness box. Chris is due back in court in three weeks time.
However, this plea has enraged Rihanna’s dad, Ronald Fenty, who said the shamed singer needed to quit being “in denial” about the attack. “So what happened? Somebody else did this to Rihanna then?” Fenty told Usmagazine.com. “I just would like to see justice go in the right direction.”
Well well well, what do we have here? Why it’s Rihanna, blending right into the Barbados social scene in her curly mullet and shades alongside the prime minister of her native country, David Thompson. The singer returned home to celebrate her grandparents 50th wedding anniversary, and her dad could not be more psyched. “I’m happy to have her home,” he said. “Things are good with her. She is doing really, really well. She’s back to herself again.”
Her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown will head back to court today and is expected to enter into some sort of plea deal. His legal peeps have been working like crazy to arrange some sort of deal, as apparently both he and RiRi want the ordeal to be over. “It’s expected to be resolved at some point soon. Rihanna wants it resolved as well,” said a spy. She’s expected to hang out in Barbados until the drama is done. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Rihanna has been all over the Western hemisphere this week, jetting from L.A. to Hawaii and back to L.A, then to New York City for one night. Today the singer arrived in Barbados, where she was born and raised. Aside from her odd Prince-like hairdo, the singer looked stylish and ready to relax. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Our girl Rihanna is back in the Big Apple after a quick trip to Hawaii, and took in dinner at celeb-haunt Da Silvano before enjoying a movie with a pal. The starlet looked stylish and svelte and she donned a smile that was hard to miss. Is she giddy from enjoying the single life?Ã‚Â
Rihanna waltzed into the Honolulu airport looking like it was her own personal runway rocking hot Christian Loubotins, white rolled up jeans, a long vest, a spectacular gold necklace, a funky hairstyle, and some fabulous eyewear that Kanye West is surely green with envy over. Rihanna is reportedly getting back to work in Hawaii after being allegedly beaten by boyfriend Chris Brown, and has been staying in a luxury hotel and only leaving to go to the studio. There is nothing like a tropical getaway with a pal and some ferocious new threads to get a girl’s mind off her allegedly abusive BF. Chris Brown who? [Photo: Splash News Online]
It’s not quite Diddy‘s Miami mansion, but it’ll sure do! Rihanna is apparently in discussion with Oprah Winfrey about appearing on her show, under one condition – it’s gotta be done with Chris Brown by her side! She supposedly wants an on-air apology from her allegedly abusive ex – in person. Awkward!
“She’s been having second thoughts about them being back together,” a source close to RiRi revealed. “Agreeing to go on Oprah’s show and tell the world how sorry he is will help make up her mind.”
Oprah’s people are denying everything of course, but we wouldn’t put it past Lady O to try to snag this interview - if only so she could lecture them both! [Photos: GettyImages]
She’s already reportedly turned down advice from Jessica Simpson, but will Rihanna listen to her new friend Katy Perry? Apparently the two have recently become “inseparable” friends and have been out together on girlie nights. (When? Where? Hmmm.)
“Katy was there when Rihanna needed her the most and as terrible as the stuff with Chris is, at least one good thing has come of it,” it’s reported. Although we’ve seen little evidence (so far) of this friendship and Rihanna’s still behaving in a confusing manner after the Chris Brown scandal, surely someone as feisty and strong as La Perry can only be a good addition to the camp? [Photos: Splash News Online]
Yesterday, Fox News accused Rihanna of apparently not wanting to cooperate with the L.A. authorities prosecuting her maybe-ex, Chris Brown. A source told the conservative chat channel that she’s pissed off that the photo of her after the alleged beating was released, and she just “wants the whole thing” to go away.
Almost immediately after, RiRi’s people responded, insisting that the singer was totally and completely down with doing whatever the 50 wants. “She will do everything that the law requires her to do… nothing has changed,” asserted her lawyer.
Most people seem to think that not cooperating would greatly damage RiRi’s career and public persona, even if it may not be what she really wants. Looks like our girl is stuck between her bank account and a hard place. Which should she choose? [Photo: GettyImages]
In today’s edition of The Daily Rihanna Rumor: the singer allegedly rejected a letter of advice from Jessica Simpson. Apparently the country singer has experienced domestic violence in the past, and even penned a song about her struggle. In concert recently, she advised women in similar situations to “take your heart and run,” and is rumored to have put her words on paper and sent them to Rihanna.
“But Rihanna ignored Jessica’s letter,” someone close to the star told the National Enquirer. “Actually, she was kind of shocked that Jessica had the nerve to try to get involved in her very personal problems.”
Obviously, Jessica’s gotta stay relevant somehow, and this might work, especially as we’re all over caring about her waist size for now! Meanwhile, Rihanna is supposedly suggesting that her ex Chris Brown apologize to her – and America, we guess – on the Oprah Winfrey Show. We know you’d watch that trainwreck get slaughtered by Lady O, but would you accept his apology?