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Why Chris Brown Got Booted From Rehab

Judge orders R&B singer to stay in jail for a month

(Newser) - Chris Brown was kicked out of a Malibu rehab facility last week, and TMZ says it knows why. First off, he violated a rule specifically imposed on him because he assaulted Rihanna: to keep at least two feet away from all women (he touched a woman's hands and elbows).... More »

Rihanna, Drake Officially Together

Plus more in the world of celebrity romance

(Newser) - Rihanna and Drake have long been an item , but, as TMZ puts it, they were just "casually hooking up"—until now. Sources say they're now an exclusive couple, and that Rihanna is spending all her free time with Drake because he treats her so well. Currently, they'... More »

Rihanna's NYC Place Uses 3 Bedrooms as Closets

Hey, she needed more room for her clothes, OK?

(Newser) - What in the world to do when you have more clothes than your fancy penthouse apartment has closet space for? If you're Rihanna, the solution is simple: Convert three of the four bedrooms into closets. That's what sources tell Page Six she's doing at the $39,000-per-month,... More »

Pro Football Players in Nasty Brawl ... Over Rihanna Autograph

One Australian player breaks the other's jaw, and no one gets an autograph

(Newser) - Two Australian Football League players from the same team got into a nasty brawl over the weekend—all reportedly over the opportunity to get Rihanna's autograph. And the whole thing was caught on camera. This video shows Gold Coast Suns players Campbell Brown and Steven May. The team was... More »

Taylor Swift Wins Big at AMAs

She takes top prize for 3rd time

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's fans have done it again, voting her the American Music Awards artist of the year for a third time. The 23-year-old pop star also won country album of the year for Red and favorite female country and pop/rock artist, giving her a leading four trophies as fans... More »

Mosque Boots Too-Racy Rihanna

Singer asked to leave Abu Dhabi's Grand Mosque

(Newser) - Rihanna wore a headscarf and black jumpsuit for a weekend photo shoot in Abu Dhabi but her presence was still considered inappropriate for the location—the world's eighth-biggest mosque. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre says she was asked to leave after she arrived at "a gate that... More »

Rihanna Tweet Leads to Another Arrest

Bar owner arrested after singer tweets about live sex show in Thailand

(Newser) - Rihanna continues to fight crime in Thailand, 140 characters at a time. Last month, two men were arrested for possession of protected animals after the singer posted a selfie with a slow loris. Now, a Phuket bar owner has been arrested after she posted the details of a sex show... More »

Rihanna Poses With Rare Critter, Arrests Ensue

Thai cops arrest 2 after she posts pic with slow loris on Instagram

(Newser) - Rihanna has been busily posting photos to Instagram, so predictably arrests have been made. The brouhaha this time arose after the pop star, whilst vacationing on the Thai island of Phuket, uploaded a pic of herself and a cute little critter: A cute little critter called the slow loris that... More »

Judge Slams Chris Brown With 1K Hours of Community Service

But singer doesn't get his probation revoked

(Newser) - He avoided jail, but Chris Brown didn't exactly get off scot-free: A judge in LA ordered him yesterday to complete 1,000 hours of community service, reports E! Online . And this time it has to be in California, not his home state of Virginia. Brown nearly had his probation... More »

Chris Brown: I'm Quitting Music, Maybe

Says he's tired of being vilified for 'mistake' he made in Rihanna assault

(Newser) - Chris Brown has a new album coming out later this month, and he says that might be it for him in the music biz, reports the Huffington Post . "Don't worry mainstream America," he tweeted . "After this X album, it'll probably my last album." (Note... More »

Rihanna Gunning for Madonna's Longtime Record

Singer now second only to Madonna when it comes to No. 1 Dance/Club hits

(Newser) - Kids these days ... no respect for their elders. Rihanna has officially swooped in and stolen Janet Jackson's No. 2 spot on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart. "Right Now" marks Rihanna's 20th No. 1 hit, bumping her in front of Jackson and her 19 top songs. Up... More »

Celebs Boycotting Florida Over Zimmerman Verdict

A whole slew reportedly joining Stevie Wonder

(Newser) - Because really, who hasn't been tempted to boycott the Sunshine State in its entirety ? Stevie Wonder started it last week, when he announced he was done with Florida in protest of George Zimmerman's acquittal and the state's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law. Until the law... More »

Now Amanda Bynes Goes After Rihanna

But we're going to give the win to Rihanna

(Newser) - If you thought Amanda Bynes' recent arrest might have tempered her crazy behavior a bit, well, you were wrong. Yesterday morning, Bynes tweeted at Rihanna—for no apparent reason—"Chris brown beat you because you're not pretty enough," and followed that up with the even more poorly-written,... More »

Chris Brown: I Can't 'Wife' Rihanna

Confirms they have broken up on Australian radio show

(Newser) - After weeks of speculation, Chris Brown has confirmed the news that is sure to break your heart: He and Rihanna are no longer a couple. In an interview with the Kyle and Jackie O Show on Australia's 2day FM, he offers this really-tough-to-decipher explanation: "Yeah, Imma do it... More »

27 Celebs' Real Names

Does Vincent Damon Furnier sound like a rocker's name?

(Newser) - Alice Cooper wasn't actually born with his female-sounding name; his parents dubbed him Vincent Damon Furnier. Radar lists the real names of 26 more stars:
  • Chuck Norris: Carlos Ray
  • Sting: Gordon Sumner
  • Kirk Douglas: Issur Danielovitch
  • Jodie Foster: Alicia Christian Foster
  • Hulk Hogan: Terry Jean Bollette
  • George Michael: Georgios
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These 10 Songs Were Meant for Other Singers

Janet Jackson could have sung 'How Will I Know'

(Newser) - Can't picture anyone other than Whitney Houston singing "How Will I Know"? Well, Janet Jackson was offered the song first, reports Entertainment Tonight . Nine more songs that were originally intended for someone else:
  • Justin Timberlake's "Rock Your Body" was originally offered to Michael Jackson—as
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MacFarlane's Most Offensive Oscar Jokes

Boos, groans mixed with laughs for rookie host

(Newser) - Academy bosses must have known Seth MacFarlane would come to the Oscars armed with a few bad-taste jokes—and the Family Guy creator did not disappoint. Some of the rookie host's more controversial moments, as per Entertainment Weekly and the Huffington Post :
  • Django Unchained "is the story of
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Rihanna Bloodied in Bottle Attack

Enraged 'fan' strikes outside London nightclub

(Newser) - An angry man hurled a soda bottle at Rihanna outside a London nightclub last night and left her with a bloody knee, the New York Post reports. The attacker shouted something about her being back with Chris Brown before flinging the Lucozade bottle at the star, who fell on a... More »

Grammys: Not Bad, Not Great, Really Long

Reviewers split on last night's award show

(Newser) - It seems everyone can agree on one thing about the Grammys: As E! put it in the first line of its recap, "So, that was ... long." Beyond that, reviews for the three-and-a-half-hour ceremony (which included "more than 30 performers but only 11 trophy presentations," notes Chris... More »

Top Grammy Wins for Mumford, fun., Gotye

Plus, awards for Adele, Carrie Underwood, Jay-Z

(Newser) - It's the Grammy Awards, which, as we all know, are more about performances than actual awards—so the show opened, not at all surprisingly, with a performance by Taylor Swift. The music world's darling gave what appeared to be a circus/carnival/Alice in Wonderland-themed performance of "We Are... More »

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