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August 16, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Rihanna still has a soft spot for Chris Brown -- or at least gets a little weepy over the hole he left in her life after he beat her in the face the night before the Grammys in February 2009. "I lost my best friend," she told Oprah Winfrey tearfully in an interview to air Sunday night on OWN. "Everything I knew switched in a night, and I couldn't control that. " The fallout was hard to process, she said, continuing in choked-up tones. "It became a circus and I felt protective.
January 30, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
With singer-pugilist Chris Brown making more of the wrong kind of headlines this week , it was only a matter of hours before we heard from his on-again-off-again-on-again paramour, Rihanna. Just in time for Valentine's Day, Rihanna tells Rolling Stone that she's glad to be back together with Brown, who's currently serving five years' probation after pleading guilty to assaulting her the night before the 2009 Grammy Awards. "I decided it was important for me to be happy...
November 13, 2012 | By August Brown
Rihanna dresses provocatively -- it's the perennial dog-bites-man pop music story. And the Barbados-born singer certainly lives up to that reputation in a new GQ feature , posing for its cover wearing, well, not a whole lot. But the actual article has a more novel tidbit of information, gleaned as the singer flacks her sultry and simmering new album, "Diamonds. " Writer Jay Bulger (in his first GQ feature - that's a heck of an assignment!) trails Ms. Fenty for a night of clubbing and along the way gets her first candid comments about the infamous Chris Brown-Drake brawl that erupted at a New York nightclub in June.
July 13, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
An attorney for Chris Brown said Saturday the singer did not take his mural of monster characters down from a wall outside his Hollywood Hills home because of pressure from the city, but simply because he is gearing up to sell the property. Mark Geragos, Brown's attorney, said there have been erroneous reports that the entertainer took the mural down because of a lost appeal. It had nothing to do with the city, Geragos said. The mural earned notoriety after some of Brown's neighbors complained about the 8-foot-tall, neon-colored figures with goofy eyes and big fangs painted on an exterior wall of his Hollywood Hills home.  Brown was given a citation by the city.
May 13, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton
The monsters painted on Chris Brown's house might scare some children in his Hollywood Hills neighborhood -- but not all of them. "My kids think they're really cool," Melissa Harrington said of her 6-year-old twins. "They're pretty excited about it. " Harrington, who lives a five-minute walk away from the pop star, called the murals "colorful" and "cute. " "Look at the paint job on his cars. They're works of art," she said. "What style of art are you going to paint on a modern home like that?"
July 16, 2013 | By Todd Martens
R&B star Chris Brown is once again facing the prospect of jail time and, surprise, the artist isn't keeping quiet about it. Never shy about venting his frustrations on social media, Brown tweeted Monday night that he hopes his fans and supporters can see "the truth" after prosecutors revoked his probation in  his 2009 conviction for beating Rihanna.  Brown will be back in court on Aug. 16. He could face up to four years in jail.  ...
February 10, 2009 | Richard Winton and Harriet Ryan
R&B star Rihanna is cooperating with investigators building a domestic violence case against her boyfriend, the singer Chris Brown, a police source said Monday. The source said the 20-year-old performer, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was providing "ongoing" cooperation to detectives who booked Brown on Sunday on suspicion of making criminal threats against her.
January 28, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Chris Brown and violence have crossed paths yet again, this time with performer Frank Ocean in the mix as well. The incident reportedly happened Sunday night outside Westlake Studio on Santa Monica Boulevard. "got jumped by chris and a couple guys. lol. i only wish everest was there," Ocean tweeted late Sunday, referencing his dog, Everest. "cut my finger now I can't play w two hands at the grammys. " According to TMZ sources, however, Brown wasn't the one who started it. When Brown, who'd been listening to another artist, went to leave the studio, Ocean and his people blocked him in, the website's sources said.
November 30, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Chris Brown won't be charged in a "robbery by sudden snatching" case from February, in which he was accused of taking a woman's cellphone after she tried to snap a picture of him as he left a Miami nightclub in a black Bentley. No evidence was found that Brown intended to steal the phone or deleted any photos, one of which would be needed to make a case for robbery or theft, according to a memo released Friday by the Miami-Dade County state attorney. The phone - which was snatched or dropped in Brown's ride before it was tossed out the window, depending on which of the many witnesses' stories are to be believed - ultimately wound up in the possession of Devon Blanche, the head of security for Tyga, another rapper who had just performed with Brown at the Cameo club in Miami and was also leaving.
January 8, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Chris Brown rejected a plea deal Wednesday related to his October arrest on suspicion of felony assault in Washington. His bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, did the same. Breezy and Hollosy were taken into custody after they were allegedly involved in a fight with another man outside the W Hotel around 4:30 a.m. Oct. 27. Though they were arrested on felony assault, the charges were later reduced to misdemeanors. Brown appeared in court Wednesday with attorney Mark Geragos. Breezy refused the deal, his attorney said, because he did nothing wrong, the Associated Press reported.
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