We’ve already seen photos of collateral damage stemming from the Chris Brown/Drake nightclub brawl earlier this week, but once you hurt Tony Parker‘s ocular cavity? That, our friends, is a bridge too fair. “I was there with a bunch of friends when a fight broke out. They started to throw bottles about. I got it all,” the NBA star admitted today about receiving eye damage during the feud at Club W.I.P. “The cornea has been touched. I can’t do anything for seven days. But I was lucky. The injury won’t prevent me from competing in the Olympics in any way.” Frankly, Breezy and Drake can stand face-to-face smashing bottles over each other’s heads Three Stooges-style for all we care, but if they screw up America’s chances for a gold medal, so help us god…Wait a minute, isn’t Tony playing for the French team? Was this all some kind of genius conspiracy?
Speaking of conspiracies, we love the rumor circulating about the note Chris Brown allegedly tried to send over to Drake with a $2,000 bottle of Ace of Spades champagne, the note that started it all which supposedly read, “I’m still f— Rihanna.” According to Brown’s lawyer Mark Geragos today, however, “I turned over evidence that clearly demonstrates that it is Drake who instigated all of this. I think it’s clear that the cops view Chris, (bodyguard) Pat and (girlfriend) Karrueche as victims.” Breezy was supposedly sent that note with his lady in the club? Lord have mercy. Then there’s the fact that the NYPD is investigating whether gunshots might have been fired in the club. “We have several eyewitnesses telling detectives they heard what they believed to be shots fired during the disturbance,” police spokesperson Paul Browne said today. Needless to say, we like this a lot less. Not at all, really. Please don’t let that be true, is what we’re saying.
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This whole Chris Brown-Drake fight drama has really taken over the Internet. So far, it’s been a truce. A brawl broke out at W.i.P., and rumors suggest that Drake flipped off Brown and yelled, “I’m going to whoop that ass!” which started the dramz. Other rumors suggest that the beef was started by rapper Meek Mill, because of his bromance with Drake. Either way, the night ended really nastily with Breezy showing off a really icky cut on his chin, post beatdown. Brown’s bodyguard, Big Pat received some pretty bad injuries and a 24-year-old Aussie tourist, Hollie C ended up having to get 16 stitches on her head after being clocked by a glass bottle. The club was littered with glass in the aftermath as well.
Drake’s spokesperson has already gone on record to say, “Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.i.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began. [Drake] did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property.” Brown even tweeted an olive branch of sorts, writing, “Me and MeekMill ain’t on that bulls—. Real respect Real….” So, we totally thought a major truce was on the cards and this was going to die down. Not so much, guys. Brown has lawyered up, according to TMZ. His legal eagle Mark Geragos went to the NYPD today and presented “physical evidence” that apparently shows that Drake and Meek Mill were not only part of the melee, but were also responsible for starting it up. Read more…
Drake has denied taking part any and all fisticuffs in last night’s brawl with Chris Brown, but that doesn’t mean the rumors about his involvement are dying down any time soon. “Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.i.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began,” his rep told TMZ. “[Drake] did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property.” Some rumors suggest it was rapper Meek Mill who stirred up the fight on Drake’s behalf, while other reports claim that Drake most certainly flipped Breezy the bird and shouted “I’m about to go whoop that ass!” minutes before the fight…then didn’t actually throw any punches himself. Now, maybe that’s not wrongdoing in the legal sense, but come on; you don’t have to be Judge Judy to know what was going to happen after that.
Meanwhile, though Breezy might have lucked out with just a gruesome cut on his chin, TMZ has some insane photos of the glass-covered club, as well as Chris Brown bodyguard Big Pat and a bystander with some unsightly scalp injuries. At least on Twitter Breezy seems to be attempting to make peace. For now, anyway. “Me and @MeekMill ain’t on that bulls—. Real respect Real….,” he tweeted this afternoon. We guess these things do happen, though you’d think two good-looking pop stars would know better than to let bottles start flying at their faces. Those faces sell iTunes downloads, you guys!
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First we get a Chris Brown/Cher mini slider, now Chris Rock is starting some delicious New York strip steak drama? Good thing we’re omnivores because there is beef as far as the eye can see! This morning when Today host Matt Lauer said in passing, “We’re hoping the same kind of weather hits us tomorrow when we’ve got Chris Brown out on the plaza,” guest Rock couldn’t help but joke, “Did you say you hope the same weather hits you? I hope some weather doesn’t smack us upside the head.” Chris Rock can’t help it! He’s a comedian. He knows you can’t let perfectly good beef go to waste. Our deepest apologies to Elmo though; no tiny puppets needed to hear that.
Now that we think about it, Rock’s comments actually pale in comparison to how hard Cher zinged Chris earlier this week following rumors that Brown took to Twitter and declared that the Just Like Jesse James singer “needs a beating” for criticizing President Obama. The gossip later turned out to be false, but when a fan tweeted, “Cher, how do you feel about Chris Brown saying he was gonna hit you.” Cher replied, “I don’t know. Is that something he’s particularly good at?” Someone get the grill going and break out the hamburger buns! Looks like we’re going to have beef all summer long!
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Trying to keep up with Rihanna’s relationship rumors is like trying to keep track of the most complex soap opera in human history. The “We Found Love” singer seems to find new love about as often as the rest of us change socks. At least it you believe the tabloids, that is. For all we really know, Rihanna could be living the life of a nun…a very scantily clad nun. But barely a week goes by when a story of Riri’s new alleged hookup comes spiraling out into the gossip universe, and this long weekend wasn’t any different.
Rihanna was spotted at the Miami club LIV on Sunday getting their swag on in the Florida heat along side long-rumored flame Drake. But they can’t be together because the New York Daily News says she hooking up with bad boy New York Knicks player J.R. Smith. But how can that be if she’s seducing the recently legal Justin Bieber!? No, you’re all wrong: She’s actually entered into a lesbian relationship with her dear friend Melissa Forde. But is Ashton Kutcher involved!? If so, HOW!??!
It’s all too much! So to help you make sense of the swirling vortex that we call Rihanna’s speculative love-life, we’ve assembled this helpful (and very thorough) timeline of all her hookups and relationships, both real and imagined. Enjoy!
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If it wasn’t mostly bad news, we’d think Chris Brown‘s P.R. people were a team of total geniuses. After getting blasted by Pink, Joe Jonas and model Chrissy Teigen for allegedly lip-syncing at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday, the “Tune The Music Up” singer is currently fielding rumors that he almost started a brawl at Las Vegas club Haze at Aria this weekend. According to the New York Post, Chris allegedly started to get it twisted after buying a group of ladies champagne, only to have them focus their attention on a different table of men. “Brown approached the guys in the group [at the next table] and started getting visibly agitated,” the paper’s source says, claiming that the singer swore and asked them “Are these girls with you or with me?” Oh man, if that turns out to be the hook in his next song, we swear…
After exchanging words, Brown was escorted out of the club, and while we wouldn’t put it past the guy to flip out and start ridiculous beef with a stranger (yelling homophobic slurs, anyone? Good Morning America meltdown, perhaps?), millions of people get peeved without it turning into a full-blown street flight. On the other hand, while Brown’s people said the allegations were “not true,” a representative from the nightclub says the singer was involved in an incident of some sort, adding “Haze has a zero tolerance policy for violence.” Maybe next time the team can switch it up and have Chris get caught planting trees or mentoring kids or something? That would get him kicked out of the club for sure. Almost every place has a strict 18-and-over policy…
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It’s been over a month since someone has brought up the time Chris Brown physically assaulted Rihanna back in 2009. Sounds like it’s about time for a famous person completely unconnected to the incident to talk about it for no reason! “I think it’s really kind of Rihanna [to forgive Brown]. She’s come out and publicly forgiven him, really,” British pop star Cheryl Cole proclaimed during a radio interview on In: Demand with Alex James. “I think it’s about time we all [forgave Brown], if I’m completely honest, if you want my opinion,” Meanwhile, we will never forgive Cheryl Cole for making us think about one of the ugliest pop culture moments in recent history. How can we forgive when we aren’t allowed to forget, Cheryl? How?
For his part Brown clearly appreciated the shout-out, tweeting at the singer, “thanks for the support and believing in me as an artist!” No questions as to why anyone would still be talking about this, Chris? Fair enough. “I think it’s time we all moved on,” Cole concluded. “That guy is talented as hell.” Thanks for your input, Cheryl Cole! While you’re at it, we’d also love to hear your thoughts on the Greek government’s austerity measures and Facebook’s falling stock prices. You’re not involved in either of those situations either, right?
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Chris Brown has been on PETA’s bad side as recently as last year for wearing fur; now he’s is in trouble for selling adorable puppies! Aw! Now what could be wrong with some wholesome baby pit bull distribution? According to PETA, everything. Early this week Brown’s mom Joyce Hawkins tweeted “CHRIS BROWN PUPPIES FOR SALE” and a link to CB Breeds, a site featuring some Chris Brown glamor shots. Oh, and seven pit bull puppies for sale for $1,000 a pup. “There is no such thing as a responsible breeder while wonderful dogs are being put down in animal shelters across the country for lack of a good home,” PETA told E! when they found out about Brown’s side gig. “This is a moneymaking scheme, and Brown will count the suckers who fall for it as he counts the money on the way to the bank.” Well, those “suckers” also still get an adorable puppy. Did PETA see that photo on the left up there? We’re pretty sure some people would pay $1,000 for that photo alone.
Chris Brown‘s publicist has since denied the accusation that the singer is “breeding” dogs to sell, insisting he and his family were just placing a litter of puppies born to a family dog in Virginia. “He loves animals, especially dogs,” his rep claims. That’s PETA for you, though: if they’re not electing a new, perpetually nude spokecelebrity, they’re going after celebs for their questionable animal-related decisions. Be glad you’re not a member of the Kardashian family, Chris, or it could be both at the same time!
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We all love a good marijuana scandal — let’s say it’s the kind of thing that proves the rich and famous are human. Naturally, rappers like Wiz Khalifa actors like James Franco are the equivalent of a super prompt delivery service for these stories. But sometimes we like the special stuff, like when a less obvious star is caught on camera like Miley Cyrus smoking salvia on her 18th birthday. And it’s a riot when celebs full-on boast of their relationship with the green stuff, like Soulja Boy did via Twitter. Were we a little surprised when Robin Thicke was busted for pot possession? Hmm, maybe just by the fact that he got caught.
Now, it’s not like we’re advocating drug use here, folks. We’re just going to celebrate 4/20 the best way we know how, by looking at all our favorite famous people, including Kristen Stewart , Rihanna and Rupert Grint with the infamous Ms. Mary Jane.
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The lawsuit filed against Johnny Depp, his security detail and the Hollywood Palladium in connection with an incident at an Iggy and the Stooges concert last December (and made available on E! Online) is making us cringe, a lot. Not that we know how much of it is true, but the allegations made by “Jane Doe,” a disabled physician and med school professor, are pretty horrifying: Early in the night, she says some guards tried to block her from getting back to her seat in the VIP section, telling her to go to around to a different entrance, which she didn’t want to do since she didn’t have her cane with her. Later, she alleges that the bodyguards tried to forcefully pry her iPhone out of her hand, dragged her up to a balcony area and then proceeded to handcuff and drag her out in a manner that caused her pants to fall down “exposing her buttocks to the other Hollywood Palladium patrons.” She says she suffered “severe trauma and extensive injuries” as a result. The suit also says that Depp was looking on and talking to his bodyguards throughout the night, and thus directing their actions.
While we wait to see how this drama unfolds, we thought we’d look back (not so fondly) at the wide variety of celebrities who’ve been caught up in similar situations, due to their overzealous security team, overly aggressive fans and photographers, or, more likely, an unfortunate combination of the two.
- In 2004, Prince and his bodyguards were sued by college student Anthony Fitzgerald who said they confiscated his camera after he snapped a photo of the artist in Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport. Prince countersued for invasion of privacy and violation of copyright and trademark law. The fact that we can’t find anything on the conclusion of this conflict leads us to believe both parties settled this quietly.