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Is Rihanna Really That Stupid?

People Magazine is reporting that Rihanna is back with her reported abusive partner Chris Brown, but is this true?  People Magazine often print false articles, although I’m sure this isn’t on purpose, but the thing with “a close source” is that this “source” could be talking a load of bull.  The thing with celebrity is that only they know the truth. 

Rihanna’s parents and friends are said to not have wanted the couple back together and after that police picture was leaked last week by TMZ this whole incident became real with not only those close to Rihanna but the general public also.  This story is being reported all over the world and domestic abuse victims are looking to Rihanna to maybe become the public face and bring this issue to the forefront.  Yes Rihanna didn’t choose to be in this role but sometimes you are put in positions and you just have to step up. 

Back together?

Back together?

So what impact will Rihanna getting back with Chris Brown have?  Well for him it could be the difference between career suicide, which is where he is now and salvaging a career with the possibility of still making records, which I’m guessing is where he wants to be.  Chris Brown’s career will never be the same after this but there is a chance he could still have one and one thing that would help this is Rihanna publicly forgiving him. 

But what about Rihanna, how will this affect her?  Well after the attack her album sales had a rise of 31% in the week following, this brought her album back into the top 30 on the Bilboard charts, Chris Brown’s failed to make the top 200.  Now top 30 may not seem that much but the album Good Girl Gone Bad was released in 2007 and has already had 8 top 10 singles released from it so really it should be falling off the charts.  Rihanna will also be asked to do a lot of press and guest appearances and her worldwide profile is definitely on a major rise.  Also we are all waiting to see how she makes her move back into music following the attack and let’s face it if it’s a new single and video we will all be watching.  Getting back with Chris Brown however may be a not so good move for her career wise as it shows her as weak and makes the incident less spectacular, it definitely makes him look a lot better.

BUT… and there is a big but, People Magazine may have got the whole thing completely wrong which wouldn’t be a first and this whole Rihanna back with Chris thing t may come to nothing.  Chris Brown’s hearing is this Thursday 5th March so providing it isn’t pushed back we have to just wait and see how this story unfolds and I’m am sure there is still so much more to come.

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February 28, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Showbiz | , , | 1 Comment

What’s the deal with Chris Brown?

So Chris Brown allegedly flipped out and beat Rihanna, the real question here is has he done it before?  For this to be so public and so out of control Chris would have had to have been on some serious drugs or this wasn’t the first time he’s attached her before. 

Chris Brown who has already had two hit albums and numerous sponsorship and commercial deals under his belt at just 19 years old is seeing his career crumble around him.  His squeaky clean image of no drink or drugs is coming back to bite him on the ass, lets face it no one would bat an eyelid if it was 50 cent in Chris’ place, but Chris Brown it’s just shocking.

Fallen star

Fallen star

Neither Chris or Rihanna have made statements and both are currently in hiding.  Chris is currently in hiding at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas and Rihanna is M.I.A. staying with friends.  The silence needs to be broken and one of them need to make an appearance soon because rumourville is getting out of hand.

February 12, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, News, Showbiz | , | Leave a comment

Chris Brown Arrested for Assault

It seems music’s most stylish and sexy couple havecrash landed in dramaville.  On Saturday night at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammys party, Rihanna and Chris Brown got into a huge blowout which resulted in the missus being hospitalized.

Turbulant Times

Turbulent Times

Apparently the fight erupted as the couple were leaving and getting into their car.  Rihanna was left with visible injuries and Chris Brown left the scene and Rihanna to call 911.  Rihanna’s car was seen parked outside LA’s Cedars Sinai Medical Centre at around 3am Sunday morning.

A warrent was issued for Chris Brown’s arrest Sunday morning and at 6.30pm yesterday Chris Brown turned himself in.

If this story is true and Chris Brown really is a woman beater, his career will be severely damaged.  Not only has he hit a woman but he hit Rihanna the biggest woman in music right now.  Let’s wait for the fallout.

February 9, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Music, News, Showbiz | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

He Didn’t Win a Singing Competition

Britain’s Got Talent Winner George Sampson was on GMTV this week talking about his new single ‘Headz Up’.  I was really confused as I was sure George Sampson won because of his dance skills not singing??  Since winning Britain’s got Talent, George has appeared in hit West End show ‘Into The Hoods’ which if you’ve seen the show know that was the perfect thing for George to do, but again no singing was involved.

George Sampson’s appearance on GMTV was damage control as it was being reported in the press that his single ‘Headz Up’ had gone into the charts at number 26, now to a Rock/Indie band that would be seen as a success but for cheesy ‘make a quick buck’ pop acts this is very poor.  Simon Cowell who signed George to his Syco label under SonyBMG had estimated George to enter the charts within the top 10 so you can see why the press was reporting his failure.  Looking comfortable on the GMTV sofa George was full of excuses and apparently his lack of chart sucess was down to the fact that there was a problem downloading his single, so when last Sunday’s chart was calculated it was minus his download figures… Whatever.

Watching George’s video (muted) it is very reminiscent of Chris Brown’s ‘Run It’, the dancing is phenomenal and George looks great.  When I made the mistake of un-muting the video it reminded of a Daphne and Celeste song, ‘You Ugly’.  It’s the cheesy pop done in a really poor way I despise.  I love Simon Cowell but he is destroying British music and I can’t believe he forced Same Difference upon us again.

Watch the video above and you will see George is a great dancer, but my advice would be to stay away from music.  The performance he gives while dancing suggest he may be able to act, ‘Step Up 3’ anyone???

November 28, 2008 Posted by | Britain's Got Talent, Entertainment | , , , , , , | Leave a comment