How much mileage can tabloids get out of Rihanna and Chris Brown? That’s the question we’re left asking after digesting this little tidbit from Star Magazine, which claims that Chris and Ri are hiding a sex tape. According to the rag, the singer let Brown record her in some compromising positions, and is now fearful that he’ll let the video leak.
“Rihanna has no issues with her sexuality,” reveals an insider. “But she’d be mortified if her friends and family found this out!” Um, so why are you opening your mouth, anonymous source?
We get that this sex tape rumor keeps a popular and controversial story alive, but aren’t we all about to overdose on Rihanna madness? Let’s all harp on alleged cheater LeAnn Rimes for a few seconds and give Ri a much-needed break. [Photo: FilmMagic]
Rihanna made a rare public appearance sans-sunglasses last night, one of her first since the alleged assault by boyfriend Chris Brown (the couple are “taking a break” at the moment). The singer went to the Les Deux nightclub in LA, where she reportedly partied with Hayden Panettiere and Katy Perry. Shorty after leaving the club, her car was pulled over by police for having tinted windows and lacking a front license plate.
Rihannaand Chris Brown‘s relationship is apparently on its last legs. The singers have split, sources say, after a failed reconcilation following Brown’s alleged attack on the night before the Grammys. An anonymous pal says, “Chris and Rihanna are on opposite coasts right now. They are taking a break.”
Friends say that RiRi – who dined with Jay-z and Beyonce last week in the Big Apple – “desperately wants the whole situation to go away.” And she may be in luck – aside from his court appearance, Chris is nowhere to be found. Perhaps he’s jet-skiing off the coast of Mexico somewhere? [NYP. Photo: WireImage]
Rihanna donned dark sunglasses and curly hair as she exited a lunch meeting at Da Silvano’s in Soho on Friday. The singer – who is currently known more these days as being the alleged victim of boyfriend Chris Brown‘s rage – was in town to discuss various possible projects, including one in which she would star in a remake of the Whitney Houston dud, The Bodyguard. Not only did the film flop, but Houston’s career peaked with the flick’s soundtrack, and she quickly slide into a crack cocaine-filled oblivion.
Still, the singer wants to make that leap to the big screen. “Before the situation with Chris,” said a source in the know, “Ri was getting a lot of scripts. She’s been wanting to do movies for a while now.” Another possible movie venture being tossed around with her name attached is the upcoming Charlie’s Angels sequel. Her team of PR people isn’t talking, but that’s nothing new these days. [Photo: WireImage]
Rihanna wants the right to remain silent in the case against her boyfriend Chris Brown. Chris’ lawyer Mark Geragos and Rihanna’s attorney Donald Etra are reportedly in cahoots to get Rihanna a pass from testifying because of leaks in the case.
The attorneys claim that because Rihanna’s name leaked out as the victim in the case and other information that got out about her, her privacy has been violated. They suggest she should not have to put herself out in the public by testifying.
Mark Geragos requested to meet with the judge and prosecutors to let Rihanna off the hook on March 23rd.
We were in a bit of denial about this duet recorded by Rihanna and Chris Brown, but People has confirmed that it is indeed, the real deal. The pair came together – after, of course, Chris allegedly got violent with RiRi – to record with producer Polow Da Don, who said of the couple: “They are both great artists to work with, and I wish them well.”
The song the pair created together apparently is “sweet and sentimental,” says a source on the inside. It also, “expresses the challenges of a love relationship.”
By “challenges,” does the spy mean fighting over who does the dishes or alleged physical violence? Cuz there’s a bit of a difference. [Photo: GettyImages]
Chris Brownhas finally realized that it’s time to launch Plan B of his “Save My Image Campaign,” and the singer has decided that firing his entire “team” is the way to go. The alleged batterer is apparently dropping his manager Tina Davis (who may be at the heart of the violent scandal), lawyer Mark Geragos, and p.r. flack Mark Sitris.
The reason behind the mass layoffs? His awkward statement, which Chris believes was too little, too late. Finally, something we can agree with him about! “Chris wanted to apologize [for the alleged beat-down] much earlier,” said a source, “. . . and he was upset when the apology was finally released because it sounded so insincere.”
Rihanna‘s people may be the wiser bunch, as they’re working hard to convince the singer to drop Chris for good. And it may be working! RiRi hasn’t seen Chris since their time together at Chez Diddy, but a friend says, “she’s not completely sure she’s done with him yet.” [NYP. Photo: GettyImages]
Chris Brown‘s manager Tina Davis, the woman TMZ claimed sent the three-page text that sparked his violent argument with Rihanna, has issued a denial of the “rumors” about their relationship.
The relationship between Ms. Davis and Mr. Brown is that of manager and client. There has never been any other relationship. The rumors in circulation are false. There are no e-mails between Ms. Davis and Mr. Brown of the type which have been described in media reports.
If the source of the false rumors is identified, legal action will be taken. Given the nature of the legal issues affecting Mr. Brown, Ms. Davis will not be making any further statements.
It’s unclear whether the choice to use the phrase “e-mails” was an attempt to dodge the texting accusation or just a tech-related confusion on the part of her lawyer. Brown also blamed his upcoming felony case for his silence when removing himself from the running for a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award yesterday (“the controversy surrounding the incident last month has shifted the focus from the music to whether he should be allowed to be among those nominated”). Said his spokesman, “While Chris would like to speak to his fans directly about this and other issues, pending legal proceedings preclude his doing so at this time.”
The alleged victim was reportedly having a belated birthday celebration with pals where she blew out candles and drank champagne. According to a source, she “was smiling and laughing and in good spirits upon leaving.”
Rihanna was originally supposed to celebrate her 21st birthday on the real date, February 20th, but that little incident happened, forcing her to postpone her plans.
Rihanna left the club in a red pickup truck and kept her shades on. [Source: E!Online]
More information has leaked about the duet that Chris Brown and Rihanna are reportedly recording. According to a source for Us magazine, “the song was originally created for Rihanna before the fight…It wasn’t initially slated for Chris to be on the song.”
The funny thing is, the song expresses the emotions that both Chris and Rihanna are feeling at this moment—facing challenges and overcoming the ups and downs of a relationship in which you become stronger…[they] were very playful in the studio.”
TMZ claims that producer Polow Da Don pushed them to record the track as soon as possible to exploit their “heightened emotions.” “[It was] very, very emotional…the feeling in the room was pure love.” Presumably it’s not a cover of “The Beat Goes On.”