Now you have it directly from the source: Rihanna is single. At least, that’s what she seems to be suggesting on her Twitter. The “Diamonds” singer posted an “R Card” to her fans via Instagram yesterday that read, “Being single sucks. The only thing I get to do anymore is whatever the f–k I want to do.” This comes on the heals of a reported tiff with rumored boyfriend Chris Brown when he went to visit his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran in Paris. After months of increasingly intimate contact, and increasingly mushy tweets that seemed to suggest that their controversial relationship was back on, Riri went on a thinly veiled rant against Brown last week.
Oh, this makes sense. We were wondering what was behind Rihanna‘s ambiguously furious tweets and moody nudes (please start using that phrase, everyone) earlier this month, and now we think we have the answer. Turns out, despite his break-up announcement back in October, Chris Brown is still, um, dating his ex Karrueche Tran. Allegedly. “You know what, from what I’ve always known, she’s his girlfriend,” Christina Millian explained on Wendy Williams. “And that’s where it lies for me. I see everything in the media. I really don’t get into the detail of it, but I think everybody has their own life and how they deal with things. They have the right to handle it how they want.” How diplomatic, Christina! Meanwhile, we have the right to raise one eyebrow sky-high at the nonstop public back-and-forth between Rihanna and Chris. The whole thing makes us miss 2004, when all of this would be resolved privately with a series of insanely long, emotional emails…
In all honesty, we can’t say we’re surprised by Christina’s revelation. Even the “source” who recent vouched that Rihanna is with Breezy didn’t exactly deny he was dating Karreuche too. Added Milian, “I think they make a great couple.” Ladies, can we all start 2013 with a fresh slate and never have to talk about Chris Brown’s love life ever again? Though maybe RiRi’s already given herself the gift of zero Chris Brown for the holidays. “Being single sucks,” she posted on Instagram today. “The only thing I get to do anymore is whatever the f— I want do.”
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Love is a battlefield, and 2012 was not immune the heart’s harsh ways. Celebrity relationships had a tough go at things this year and saw a record number of sad splits (Amy Poehler and Will Arnett), shocking divorces (Heidi Klum and Seal) and close-call almost breakups (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson). But 2012 also saw a few reconciliations (Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez), giving us hope for 2013. Browse through our gallery of the 20 biggest breakups of 2012 and tell us which split was the most devastating to watch.
We always appreciate celebrities who take to Twitter and Instagram and share their lives with us. And while a lot of what they share is amusing insight into their world, it’s safe to say some of their most entertaining tweets are shots of their ink. Let’s face it, tattoos are fascinating forms of self-expression and it’s always interesting to see what people permanently etch into their skin — especially celebrities.
Lady Gaga, Drake, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Adam Lambert and more got their ink on this year. And despite commending them for braving the needle, some tattoos are just worse than others. We’ve ranked them from our least to most favorite, so browse through our gallery of 20 Instagram shots and Twitpics and tell which is your favorite celeb tattoo of 2012.
Rihanna has revealed all on Twitter, and for once, we don’t mean that she got naked. The “Diamonds” singer took a page from the Beyonce playbook and posted a heartfelt handwritten letter to her 27 million social media followers last night. Can we get a handwriting expert in here to sweep for Chris Brown clues?
Cutting through her relationship drama, the message served as a thank you to all the people who helped make her latest album Unapologetic her very first number one. “We continue down this road together, strong, united, Uncensored and fearless,” the note begins. Thankfully her handwriting is way better than ours. “There’s no question that life will throw us curve balls, we do our best to deal with them, take the lesson and keep it moving without regret!” Is it weird that we even find her handwriting attractive? What does that say about us? Is that a thing?
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Last time we checked in, Rihanna posted a series of tweets over the weekend that hinted at trouble with her rumored boyfriend Chris Brown. The pop queen was reportedly angry that Breezy flew to Paris to meet up with his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran, whom he dumped in October so that he could see Riri guilt free. Her passive aggressive tweets on Sunday night made vague references to the feud, but this morning she posted an even more pointed message, almost certainly aimed at the man who famously assaulted her nearly four years ago.
“Never underestimate a man’s ability to make you feel guilty for his mistakes,” she wrote to her more than 27 million Twitter followers this morning. Strong words coming from the lady who’s been under an incredible amount of fire for not only resuming contact with her former abuser, but seemingly entering into a romantic relationship with him again. There’s a lot to unpack in there, and a lot of incidents it could be referring to. Is it the beating? Is it the Karrueche Tran visit? Who knows, maybe he just left the toilet seat up. And of course, it might not be about Chris at all.
Despite her loaded Twitter activity, some close to the mysterious couple deny that claim Riri doesn’t give a damn about Chris’ rendezvous with his ex. Insiders tell Hollywood Life that all reports of a rift between the two are “lies” and that they “talk every f—ing day, every hour and every second.”
The holidays are a time to celebrate goodwill for all human kind. And that’s cool and all, but that stuff gets sort of old after a while. So now let’s take a minute and take a look at all famous folks who didn’t get the peace and harmony memo! We’ve assembled our list of the top 20 most brutal celebrity beat-downs of 2012. Join us in a chant of “Fight fight fight!” and check it out!
20. Rita Ora vs. Rob Kardashian: Rita Whora’s Revenge
Rob Kardashian didn’t handle his heartbreak all that great following his split with Rita Ora. Instead of posting passive aggressive Facebook statuses like the rest of us, he went on an all-out Twitter assault against his former flame, claiming that she cheated on him with 20 dudes, and coining the obvious pun, “Rita Whora,” which became a trending topic soon after. #Revenge? #SmallVictories
Stitches required: Just 1 for Rob’s broken heart.
Lately Rihanna’s life has been like a soap opera, except with more nudity. A lot more nudity. Usually the nudity occurs when we least expect it. So in a sense it’s more like a porno soap opera, but with a really awesome soundtrack fulled with Riri hits. Glad we cleared that all up. In the latest episode of her on-going saga, the singer went off at Chris Brown on Twitter over the weekend, allegedly for hanging out with his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran.
Rihanna and Brown had been hanging out in Germany for Ri’s appearance on the television program Wetten, dass…? and all was swell. In fact, there was even rumors that they would attend the Grammy Awards together as a couple in February, four years after their infamous post-Grammy feud. But then Chris flew to Paris and was reportedly joined by his ex Karrueche. This apparently didn’t sit well with Rihanna, who fired off a series of angry tweets that seemed very much directed to her intimate man-friend.
The lady can be famously brutal on twitter, and she definitely didn’t hold back for Brown. “Goodbye muthaf—– #takeoff,” she wrote, followed by a picture reading “Claps for the basic b——,” that she captioned “Round of applause.” Then she finished up with one more parting shot, “You give, you get, then you give it the f— back.” Trouble in paradise or a lover’s spat? Time will tell.
Chris Brown returned from his Twitter exile over the weekend, breaking his week-long silence with -what else- a scandalous Instagram of himself with (ex?) girlfriend Rihanna. “What would music today sound like if these kids didn’t exist?” he captioned the snap, which looks suspiciously like a post-sex cigarette session. But then again, our minds are in the gutter. At the moment Breezy isn’t giving us much else to go on besides the priceless pic. So far he hasn’t mentioned his online feud with Jenny Johnson, or posted any other information to his more than 11 million followers. In fact, his previous tweets have all been erased, which leads us to wonder if Brown’s PR peeps are finally tightening the reigns.
Although he’s keeping quiet, Jenny Johnson spoke out about the beef and subsequent death threats in an essay published in GQ last Friday. “This is not an apology,” she opens, setting the defiant tone from the start. “I just want to clear some things up.” She admits that she did not start the feud to attract attention to herself, and does not want to be seen as a victim in the wake of the threats. “I’m on the side of good, of equality and respect for my fellow woman,” her essay continued. “I was raised to not respect a person who doesn’t respect others. And one human being physically harming another human being is one of the most disrespectful acts there is.”
For her part, Rihanna is still very active on social media, and recently posted a picture of a new gold choker necklace featuring the caption “He told me “you better not give it away.” The new jewelry is widely thought to be a gift from Brown, but then again what isn’t thought to be a gift from Brown these days? Last week it was Rolexes and sneakers, today a necklace. When she starts posting ring pics, that’s when we’ll worry.
We know there aren’t any faces in this pic, but that is the unmistakable bum of Rihanna plus the bald head and tattooed arm of Chris Brown. We’re gonna go out on a limb and say that by sharing this photo with her followers, the “Unapologetic” singer is making her relationship with Breezy “Twitter Official.” Is there such a thing as Twitter Official? Probably not, but we’re coining it now for couples who are unsure about making the deep commitment of becoming Facebook Official. “i don’t wanna leave!!! killed it tonight baby!!!” she captioned the intimate snap, the latest in a long line of hints that point to Riri and Brown leaving their troubled past behind and rekindling their old romantic flame.
Just yesterday the pair showed off his ‘n’ hers Rolex watches on Instagram, but in a brand new interview with XXL Magazine, Chris denies a current relationship with his former lover. “One thing people often want me to talk about is my public love life,” he said. “When it comes to my love life, the perception seems as though I am a player. But that’s not true … Love is something I am still learning. It’s just an obstacle that I haven’t yet mastered. I think that’s my biggest hurdle in life.”
He admits that another hurdle is definitely impulse control, as evidenced by…well, lots of public skirmishes that he’s been involved with over the years, most recently with comedian Jenny Johnson over Twitter. “I haven’t been as mature and thought out in the past, so, me growing now, it’s showing my progression,” he says in the interview, which took place before his outburst at Johnson and consequent Twitter exile. “I used to use my Twitter account to vent, but now I mostly use it for marketing and promotions. Even if the media asks me something, if it’s cool then it’s, ‘What’s up?’ But if it’s anything that’s too negative, I don’t care to respond.”