Court? Bah. Rihanna's Jewelry? Very Important.
'Shameless PR flacks' invoke Gawker blogger's ire
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2009 12:32 PM CDT
Rihanna is seen during the preliminary hearing in the Chris Brown felony assault case on Monday, June 22, 2009, in Los Angeles County Superior Court.   (AP Photo/Lori Shepler, Pool)
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(Newser) – Sure, sure, Chris Brown copped a plea yesterday in his assault case. But more important, what was his victim wearing? Thanks to Michele Marie PR, you no longer have to wonder, the Cajun Boy blogs for Gawker. Who cares that Rihanna was in court “to testify against a man who nearly beat and strangled her to death”? Public relations “will rest for no one”!

“Especially,” he continues, “if there's an angle with which a publicist can attach a client to a well-known celebrity,” as the “shameless flacks” at Michele Marie did when “clogging up” the Gawker inbox with the news that Rihanna wore an $8,500 bracelet watch and $13,000 earrings to the hearing. Who provided the jewelry? No idea. Gawker “published the statement but redacted the names of the clients.”