Last Lap: Why Does Chris Brown Say He Had To Be “Brutal”?

Why is the Michael Jackson Estate going to court for $40 billion? Why does Prince hate twitter so much? And which “One Hit Wonder” has Ryan Gosling’s face tattooed on his leg? All this in today’s Last Lap.

  • Chris Brown insists the reason he “had to be brutal” with ex-girlfriend’s Karreuche Tran’s feelings was to be a better man. Apparently, he didn’t want to lie to Karreuche about wanting to rekindle his romance with Rihanna, so releasing a public video seemed the mature route to go. [Daily Mail]
  • The $40 billion wrongful death trial against Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” concert promoter AEG began today. Jackson’s family alleges that AEG is responsible for hiring Dr. Conrad Murray, the man who gave Jackson a lethal dose of proposal. [MTV News]
  • Like the Vine video app on twitter? Prince doesn’t. The legendary pop star has issued a copyright complaint against the app and is insisting that all “unauthorized recordings” be taken down. [Rolling Stone]
  • Ashlee Simpson’s ex, Ryan Cabrera, has a tattoo of Ryan Gosling on his leg. The “On The Way Down” singer explained that it was the result of a hilarious game his friends and him play called, “tattoo roulette”, where they blindfold each other and pick embarrassing and permanent tattoos for each other. Play it today with the people you don’t trust! [US Magazine]

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