Chris Brown is caught between a rock and a hard place: risk killing his career by admitting he’s abused Rihanna, or risk killing his career by trying to justify that abuse. According to Life & Style Magazine, he’s leaning towards the latter:
Chris is already building his case. He’s saying she threw a phone at him, then hit him in the head and basically just lost it. He’s saying she attacked him.
Someone might want to tell Chris that “defense” implies that you were protecting yourself, not that your girlfriend got you so mad that you choked, hit and scratched her. “Unless there’s some indication that she was enraged to the point that she physically threatened him, I think he’d have a tough time with that defense,” said attorney Darren Kavinoky.
Of course, if Rihanna doesn’t press charges, Brown may never have to bust out this pathetic excuse for brutalizing a woman. “We do not have enough evidence and there have been no charges filed on the Chris Brown case,” said a spokeperson for the LA District Attorney when explaining the delay in trying Brown. “If the state gathers up enough evidence, we will press charges with or without her testifying. It is not up to the victim. She will not have to show up during the arraignment.”
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Genetics play a role in a celebrity’s appearance from head to toe, literally. Stars like Taylor Swift and Rihanna were graced with precious piggies, while Paris Hilton was cursed with bony alien toes. Media queen Oprah Winfrey‘s even got a pinky toe to spare. Bones and bunions aside, some stars are just negligent. Recession or not, we think most celebs can afford a weekly pedicure… or at least the Ped Egg and some glossy nail polish.
We’ve gathered 45 of the best and worst celebrity toes. See who’s got fetish-worthy feet and who’s inherited hooves.
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Rihanna has wisely bailed on the insulated Hollywood scene for the smog-less, sunny skies of Mexico. The singer has been spotted with a few friends chilling on the beaches of Punta Mita, looking sullen and forlorn. Let’s hope there are some serious girl talk sessions going on at their private beachside villa, with themes ranging from “he’s an asshole” to “dump him and don’t look back – oh and press charges, too.”
Chris Brown is currently awaiting his first court date on March 5th, but the LAPD may postpone as they are still collecting evidence. “If [detectives] determine they need more time they’ll set a new date for him to come into court,”said a police spokesperson. Is this because they’re trying to build a strong case against the singer, or because they’ve got nothing on him? [Photo: WireImage]
According to Star, Rihanna was terrified because she was holding a shocking secret when Chris Brown beat her.
Days before the attack, Rihanna had reportedly consulted an ob-gyn at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, after she told friends she suspected she was pregnant with Chris’ baby.
She supposedly feared Chris would get upset and would dump her when she told him. “She was scared he would react badly,” a source claims.
Star also claims that that Rihanna never got the chance to tell Chris before the domestic dispute erupted that left her black and blue. [Source: Star; Photo: Getty Images]
Chris Brown really wants us to like him again! The violent singer has started attending anger management sessions in an attempt to regain the public’s support. The plan was masterminded by his “crisis manager” Michael Sitrick, who’s been hired to repair the star’s image, ruined after he got physical with girlfriend Rihanna.
“Chris doesn’t actually have to go by law,” an source tells the NY Daily News, “but he believes it will make him look better to the public, and he wants to try to get in a few classes before March 5.”
That fateful day is Chris’ court date, natch. Clearly Brown seems to have no real interest in managing his rage issues – just his tattered career. That makes us angry! [Photo: WireImage]
After violently assaulting Rihanna and violating every aspect of their relationship, Chris Brown attempted to get back on his girlfriend’s good side (and presumably assuage his own guilt) with a belated birthday present. In addition to calling the singer on her 21st birthday, Chris sent Rihanna a diamond necklace, diamond earrings and an iPod Touch.
As materialistic as we normally are, an iPod touch doesn’t quite make up for all that emotional and physical trauma. Chris is gonna have to do a lot better if he wants to redeem himself. Perhaps counseling and leaving her the eff alone might be a good place to start?
The shamed singer apparently also called his ex on her big day in an attempt to woo her with words as well. “Chris called Rihanna to wish her a happy birthday,” reveals an insider. “He’s absolutely trying to get back into her good graces. He knows he’s very much in the doghouse right now, and is doing everything he can to show her how sorry he is.” [NYDN. Photo: WireImage]
A truly distressing picture of Rihanna (click here to see the photo) after the alleged attack by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown has been leaked on the internet. TMZ posted the police shot, which shows cuts, bruises and swelling on the stars’ face. Police say the marks are in accord with that of a domestic violence investigation.
While we question the motives of whoever leaked this photo (LAPD are currently launching an internal investigation to nab the culprit), it’s a shocking reminder of the brutal physical consequences of the attack. While Chris Brown releases statements and begins damage control, it’s hard to believe that it will have any effect when this shot appears to tell the appalling truth. [Photo: WireImage]
When Terrence Howard spouted off about Chris Brown being “a great guy” after he allegedly abused Rihanna, we didn’t realize the actor had a rap sheet of his own. In 2001, he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his then-estranged wife, Lori McCommas. Howard allegedly threatened her over the phone by saying, “Don’t disrespect me by hanging up on me or I’ll come over and hurt you.”
According to documents obtained by The Smoking Gun, he did just that. He not only broke down his wife’s front door but also “grabbed the victim’s left arm and punched her twice with a closed fist in the left side of the face.”
Howard was booked on suspicion of simple assault, making terroristic threats, harassment and stalking, and disorderly conduct — and he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in 2002. Howard and McCommas are separated.
Guess we’ll have to add Terrance Howard to our Celebrity Mugshot Hall of Shame:
[Source: The Smoking Gun vis Dlisted]
Chris Brown finally released a statement on Sunday about kicking Rihanna‘s ass – he probably hoped we’d be too busy celebrating President’s Day to notice. Nice try, pal. Here’s the official word from the shamed singer, who has apparently hired Paris Hilton‘s former flack to help him through this image crisis:
“Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God’s help, to emerging a better person. Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong. While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say except that I have not written any messages or made any posts to Facebook, on blogs or any place else. Those posts or writings under my name are frauds.”
Rihanna is reportedly “appalled” by her ex’s groveling, but the real sass is coming from some of the older ladies lurking around Hollywood. Oprah Winfrey‘s best friend Gayle King told Extra, “I can’t think of anything that makes me support anything that Chris Brown is saying at this time. And my heart just aches for Rihanna.”
Roseanne Barr didn’t even try to be polite on her blog in this rant about the scandal. Says the former sitcom star:
“chris brown’s lies and excuses make me want to beat the crap out of him…he uses the language of the perpetrator just like every sleazy bastard who ever smacked his wife, kid mother or girlfriend around uses. you dirty bastard, I hope you go to prison for ten years. IT’S YOUR FAULT, ASSHOLE! as for all the mealy mouthed hollywood and music scene chicks that can’t bring themselves to condemn a misogynistic bully, let me say this: your time as whores for propaganda is ending, bitches.” [Photo: WireImage]
Chris Brown reportedly gathered his closest friends and family together last night in Los Angeles to rally the troops and lay out a game plan for his wrecked reputation. Apparently he attempted to calm everyone down, and assured them all that he and Rihanna are totally over. What a shocker!
The singer is also allegedly seeking professional crisis managment help, and two people being mentioned are Alan Nierob, who repped Mel Gibson after his anti-semetic slur scandal, and Howard Bragman, who worked with Grey’s Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington after a homophobic remark uttered on-set got him fired. Neither have been hired yet, but Bragman did have this advice for the young star:
“What he is accused of doing is a bad thing -– and I’m talking about that in the court of public opinion. The only thing probably worse is murder, rape, and hurting an animal. This isn’t a bong hit like Michael Phelps, which everybody has done. This is serious. What he’s got going for him is that he’s young, talented, likable, and we forgive people. You can go home again, but it takes time. It’s not something you can turn around overnight. He has to strap himself in and be ready for a long ride. It’s not a comfortable ride.”