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November 6, 2009 | ANN POWERS, POP MUSIC CRITIC
"I am strong" were the first words out of Rihanna's mouth in her short interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "Good Morning America." She made the claim unequivocally, a glint of anger in her eye. It was a sign that this carefully managed encounter -- part of a media flurry in which the Barbadian pop star and her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, try to manage the fallout from Brown's February assault on her as they prepare to release new albums -- would be...
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November 7, 2009 | Reuters
R&B singer Rihanna broke her silence Friday about the night her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown attacked her, saying he had bitten her, put her in a headlock and left her bleeding and swollen. "It wasn't the same person that says 'I love you.' It was not those . . . eyes," Rihanna, 21, told Diane Sawyer in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America." "He had . . . no soul in his eyes. Just blank. . . . He was clearly blacked out. There was no person when I looked at him," she said. Brown, 20, singer of hits such as "Kiss, Kiss," was sentenced to five years probation and 180 hours of community service for the assault in February on the eve of the Grammy Awards.
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November 7, 2009 | Reuters
R&B singer Rihanna broke her silence Friday about the night her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown attacked her, saying he had bitten her, put her in a headlock and left her bleeding and swollen. "It wasn't the same person that says 'I love you.' It was not those . . . eyes," Rihanna, 21, told Diane Sawyer in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America." "He had . . . no soul in his eyes. Just blank. . . . He was clearly blacked out. There was no person when I looked at him," she said. Brown, 20, singer of hits such as "Kiss, Kiss," was sentenced to five years probation and 180 hours of community service for the assault in February on the eve of the Grammy Awards.
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November 6, 2009 | ANN POWERS, POP MUSIC CRITIC
"I am strong" were the first words out of Rihanna's mouth in her short interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "Good Morning America." She made the claim unequivocally, a glint of anger in her eye. It was a sign that this carefully managed encounter -- part of a media flurry in which the Barbadian pop star and her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, try to manage the fallout from Brown's February assault on her as they prepare to release new albums -- would be...
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April 6, 2013 | By Richard Winton, Paul Pringle and Andrew Blankstein
Hoax 911 calls sent Los Angeles police officers Friday to the homes of entertainers Justin Timberlake and Selena Gomez , the latest in a series of "swatting" incidents this week. Friday's incidents came a day after a caller falsely claimed someone had been shot at singer Rihanna's Pacific Palisades home. The day before, someone falsely reported an assault at  Sean Combs ' Toluca Lake home. The LAPD has expressed frustration at having to devote resources to the false alarms.
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April 7, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating hoax 911 calls this week involving the homes of Justin Timberlake , Selena Gomez , Rihanna and Sean Combs. The LAPD has been dealing with "swatting" calls for some time, but the last week saw a particularly large number of incidents, officials said. At 3:15 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a call of shots fired at Timberlake's Hollywood Hills home but found nothing unusual, said LAPD spokeswoman Norma Eisenman.
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April 8, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
Los Angeles police responded to the home of comedian Russell Brand on Monday afternoon, the latest celebrity targeted in a wave of "swatting" calls.  The call, which was reported shortly before 4 p.m., allegedly involved an armed suspect at Brand's residence in the 1800 block of Doheny Drive. That brings the number of such 'swatting' incidents to nearly a dozen in recent months.  The LAPD, which is investigating the source of the reports, has expressed concern and anger in the wake of the onslaught, which includes texts, calls or computer-generated reports.
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April 10, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton
Entertainer Ryan Seacrest joined a rapidly growing list of celebrity victims in a so-called swatting prank, police said Wednesday afternoon. Details about the incident were not immediately available, the Beverly Hills Police Department said on Twitter that it had responded to a "swatting call" at Seacrest's home. "No signs of trouble," the tweet read. "Everyone OK. " PHOTOS: Celebrity 'swatting' targets Seacrest is the sixth celebrity in a week whose Los Angeles-area home was targeted, bringing the number of such swatting incidents to nearly a dozen in recent months.
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April 11, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Police Department announced Thursday that it would take the unusual step of no longer issuing press releases or immediately confirming instances of celebrity "swatting," saying intense media coverage seems to be fueling more incidents. Cmdr. Andrew Smith, who oversees the LAPD Media Relations Section, said the procedural change was necessary because of concerns about the privacy of the victims as well as the belief that publicizing such incidents was emboldening copycats.
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April 10, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Comedian Russell Brand says he wasn't home when L.A. police responded to recent a "swatting" call there. The police call was reported shortly before 4 p.m. Monday and involved a supposedly armed suspect at Brand's residence in the 1800 block of Doheny Drive. It was designed to draw a significant number of heavily armored LAPD officers. Such fake incidents are called "swatting" because the prankster aims to get a Special Weapons and Tactics team sent to the home. PHOTOS: Celebrity 'swatting' targets “'Swatting,' I don't like the word very much.
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February 12, 2012 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
On an evening overshadowed by the shocking death of a singer who was once one of pop music's most radiant young stars, the pop stratosphere's latest bright light, 23-year-old British R&B-soul singer Adele, was showered Sunday night with six Grammy Awards for cathartic music she channeled out of her own pain and despair. Adele delivered the biggest album of 2011 with “21,” her sophomore outing that explored various facets of a painful romantic breakup, and scored the year's biggest single, “Rolling in the Deep.” She won in all six categories in which she was nominated, including the marquee triple crown of album, record and song for widely acclaimed songs that reach to the depths of heartache to find solace and hope.
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