Not funny, people. Especially not funny for the policeman who have to jump into action everytime this happens. It’s so unbelievably callous and disrespectful to them. We’ve mentioned a number of these “swatting” prank incidents before. It’s when someone makes a fake emergency phone call to 911 and gets a team to show up at a celebrity’s home as a joke. They always use some sort of false story to get the police to show up asap, like a case of domestic violence, home invasion or something akin to that. It’s happened before to Miley Cyrus, Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber. And now it’s Chris Brown‘s turn! These unknown, idiotic pranksters got the cops to show up at Chris’ Hollywood Hills home yesterday afternoon. TMZ writes that sources told them that the fake story that was fed to the police was that a couple were in a fight and the man had a gun. Obviously the dude hung up after feeding 911 the story, not saying the address was actually Chris Brown’s address. No couple. No fighting. No gun. Just one very confounded housekeeping lot, probably, because Chris wasn’t even home at the time. That’s the whole point of swatting. We’re hoping they catch the guys responsible soon. It’s a massive waste of resources and time.
We’re not even going to discuss any ironic overtones of the fact that the joke was related to domestic violence, and Chris is, well, linked to domestic violence as well. It doesn’t make “swatting” any less of a stupid exercise. Like we said … it’s the police and SWAT teams who end up making all the effort for nothing, and that makes us angry.
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To be honest with you, we’re getting to the point where we really think that Rihanna is using her Twitter feed exclusively to mess with us. Oh, and to tweet bikini selfies. But otherwise it’s mostly to keep us guessing about the state of her relationship with Chris Brown. Days after accidentally sharing a night club with Breezy’s ex Karrueche Tran, something seems to have gone down between the controversial couple, because Rihanna set her Twitter feed on fire with some furious tweets.
“Boys will be boys!!! Cause they can’t be men,” she wrote this morning, and yesterday she posted a picture on Instagram with text that read “I have to stop saying ‘How stupid can you be’ I think people are starting to take it as a challenge.” A second one soon followed that read “You can have results or excuses not both,” with a caption simply saying “Choices.” We’re not sure what’s up, but Riri seems pissed!
We always feel a little uneasy speculating about the ongoing Rihanna/Chris Brown/Karrueche Tran drama. So it’s nice when one of them gives a nice, long, introspective Vibe interview revealing their inner most feelings about the situation. Though we have to admit, a few of Karreuche Tran’s statements have us raising our collective eyebrow. “I’ve been on a rollercoaster for the past year,” model Tran admits to the magazine. Oh honey…like we don’t know that? Like we haven’t all been right behind you, screaming, on that exact same coaster?
You’d think that there would be enough exclusive Hollywood nightspots to make awkward encounters pretty hard to come by. But we guess run-ins do occur, as Chris Brown’s ex girlfriend Karrueche Tran can definitely tell you. The model rolled up to the LA nightclub MyStudio on Sunday for a night of fun with her friends, including Christina Milian. But things got significantly less fun when she learned that her love-rival Rihanna was already inside! According to Hollywood Life, Karrueche stayed for only 15 minutes before understandably bouncing, tweeting “What a night.” Hmmm, sounds awkward as hell. Let’s hope she got her cover charge back at least.
Rihanna responded with a tweet of her own, which doesn’t reference Tran by name but definitely seems like a sideswipe. “B—h don’t kill my vibe,” she captioned an Instagram’d picture with some intense text:
There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.
Rihanna is no stranger to controversy lately, and this time it’s not about getting back together with Chris Brown! The singer is under fire from fans for putting another picture of marijuana on her Instagram account. “This nug look like a skull or am I just….?” she captioned the latest in a long line of pot-themed posts. Some of her detractors are afraid that these pictures give a bad impression to her young fans. That’s assuming the live-tweets from a strip club didn’t do that already. “Wow wat a good influence you are on young girls….not” wrote one commenter. “I dont understand what she tryin to prove through pics of drug everyday,” said another.
This comes on the heels of her latest uproar, where a picture of a thug grandma and a rifle-toting model led some to wonder if Rihanna was glorifying guns. Is she being irresponsible, or are people just taking her social media output a tad bit too seriously? Let us know what you think in the comments section! And to answer your question, Riri: It totally looks like a skull. We don’t want to have a big soapbox moment about the legalization of marijuana, but we do know that quite a few of Hollywood’s biggest names like to blaze up every now and then. Head to the gallery below to see some celebs who get high. Or (for legal reasons), maybe just like to roll their own cigarettes…
Rihanna and Chris Brown have taken their bizarre brand of coupledom to the most coupley of all holidays: New Year’s! Despite the constant push and pull about whether or not they are actually dating, over the holiday the superstar pair got very close in a very public way, sharing court-side seats and laughs at a Lakers game on Christmas. “Sure,” we can hear you loyal readers say, “Friends go to basketball games all the time.” We hear that. But now it looks like the two were each other’s all-important midnight kiss on New Year’s Eve, which can only me one thing: They are totally going to get married and make babies immediately.
OK, maybe not. Yet it still is pretty decent proof that the two are together in a more than fellow basketball fans kind of way. Riri posted a pic on Instagram of herself peeking out of a distinctive polka dotted bed comforter yesterday with the caption “Good morning! Still haven’t slept lol #hello2013.” Soon after, Breezy did the same thing, showing his legs sticking out of the very same comforter. The pic has since been deleted, because as we all know, Chris Brown is a very fussy Instagrammer. So despite all of Rihanna’s angry tweets about being single, we’re guessing they’re back together again? Right? Who knows.
After her pantsless 2011, we thought that things couldn’t get any better for Rihanna. Damn, were we wrong! The singer made 2012 her best year ever with new songs, new albums, new hair, new drama, but the same DGAF attitude that we’ve come to know and love. So to recap her mindblowing last 12 months, we’ve assembled the 50 reasons why Riri dominated 2012. It’s a lot more than her being pantsless, that’s for sure! Well, OK, we do have some pics of her without pants…
50. Unapologetic earned Rihanna her first Billboard Number One album! And that’s not all: The landmark music mag also named her the top artist of the last 20 years. Take that, Gaga. All hail Riri!
After a confusing couple of weeks in which Chris Brown, Rihanna and Karrueche Tran sent all sorts of mixed messages about who was dating whom — really, you could have told us Rihanna and Karrueche were together and we would have believed it — RiRi and CB took their relationship to that favorite of celebrity PDA venues, a Lakers game. The singers reportedly arrived in the same car at the Lakers-Knicks game on Tuesday, entered separately, but then put their relationship on display in their courtside seats. Something about their expressions as the cameras snapped away still has us scratching our head, though. They appear to be laughing in that super fake way models do in catalog photo shoots, as if they’re doing it just for the sake of the cameras. Is this all part of their continuing effort to mess with our heads/show us how little they care what we think? Or maybe they really do amuse each other to the point of tilting their heads back and heartily “AHAHAHA”-ing. Take a look at the pics and tell us what you think.
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Celebrities — they’re just like us, right? By which we mean, our stars arrive as a mixed bag: We have our American sweethearts, the class clowns and, of course, the bad seeds. Even if it’s normal for a former Disney teenage star to flash her crotch in public these days, Santa does not approve. And yet other A-listers used their stardom in 2012 to rise above the fray, display their philanthropic ways, and prove there are menches in Hollywood. Their hard work does not go unnoticed, and we know those little elves (a.k.a., their agents) are stuffing some A-list gifts in their stockings. Because we all know that Justin Bieber really needs another hoodie. And maybe we need the Lindsay Lohans out there to make us appreciate the Matt Damons even more. Here we’ve broken down our list of our naughty n’ nice celebrities of 2012.
1. Chris Brown – I don’t even know where to begin with this one. Brown brawled with Drake in a club, rekindled a romance with the woman he abused and tattooed an image of a battered woman on his neck. Ah, Chris Brown. You never fail to prove you are the biggest douchebag there ever was. Not only will Santa be skipping your house this year, but I can assure you, Dancer, Prancer, and Rudolph will send you a stocking filled with their droppings.
2. Amanda Bynes – The former child star who rose to fame with All That and The Amanda Show is now giving audiences a different kind of Amanda show — one filled with hit and runs and DUIs. Santa may not think you’re all that this year, but hopefully you can take that as a sign to get it together for 2013. Put down the booze, get some help, and nab a supporting role in an indie comedy to reboot your career. Or, if you’re really retiring from acting, take a break from making headlines too. We’re rooting for you, Amanda.
3. Nicki Minaj – Nicki needs to learn to respect her elders … and the divas around town. She and Mariah Carey have been at it since auditions of American Idol this year, and we’re placing blame on the rap star who allegedly threatened to “shoot” Mariah in an argument. There’s no need for that kind of drama in the search for America’s next pop star, is there? Coal for you, Ms. Minaj.
We love Rihanna with all of our hearts, but she’s starting to test our patience with all of this Twitter teasing in regards to her relationship with Chris Brown. Although it seems like their rekindled romance is now at an end and she’s living it up on the beaches of Barbados, she can’t quite seem to get Breezy out of her system completely. The “Diamonds” singer has taken social media again to make another reference to her controversy-filled dalliance with the man convicted of assaulting her back in 2009. “#THROWBACKtolastTHURSDAY,” she captioned a photo on her Instagram showing Brown’s hand on her thigh, with her own hand resting on top.