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Rihanna: Rachel Dolezal Is 'a Bit of a Hero'

And more from her 'Vanity Fair' cover story

(Newser) - What does Rihanna think about Rachel Dolezal, the white NAACP exec who portrayed herself as black? You may be surprised: "I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit. Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to... More »

Chris Brown Might Not Be Allowed Down Under

'You are not of the character that we expect,' says minister

(Newser) - Chris Brown has had his fair share of travel troubles. In July, he was stranded in the Philippines for three days over a contract dispute. Before that, he was barred from entering both Canada and the UK . Now, Australia may follow the lead of its Commonwealth partners and refuse to... More »

Chris Brown Finally Leaves the Philippines

His stopover was extended 3 days over fraud complaint

(Newser) - A Philippine official says a private plane carrying Chris Brown has taken off from Manila's airport after a legal complaint stranded the singer for three days. A civil aviation authority rep says the plane left around 9:30pm local time today en route to Hong Kong. Brown performed at... More »

Philippines to Chris Brown: You Can't Leave

Event operator wants to pursue fraud claim over canceled show

(Newser) - Let's hope Chris Brown enjoys spending time in the Philippines because his trip there will last a little longer than anticipated. The singer, who played a concert in Manila last night, was to board a private jet today bound for Hong Kong, where he has another performance scheduled, reports... More »

Gunmen Lock Up Chris Brown's Aunt, Rob His Home

She wasn't hurt; suspects grab cash, electronics, personal stuff

(Newser) - Three armed men in masks forced their way into a Los Angeles home owned by Chris Brown, locked the R&B singer's aunt in a closet, and then ransacked the place for valuables, police said. Brown was not at the home during the robbery around 2am this morning, Officer... More »

11 Celebrities Who've Tried Rainbow-Colored Hair

From Kylie Jenner to Pete Wentz

(Newser) - Rapper Chris Brown and his "Fruit Loop" colored hair may be the latest example of a celebrity sporting rainbow-colored locks, but he's far from being the first in Hollywood to try this beauty trend:
  • Kylie Jenner: The youngest Kardashian sister debuted long, turquoise locks (which may or may
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Canada to Chris Brown: Um, No

Country bars him from entry

(Newser) - Canada has rejected Chris Brown. The singer tweeted yesterday, "The good people of the Canadian government wouldn't allow me entry," the New York Daily News reports, though that tweet has since been deleted. Concert promoter Live Nation later announced that "due to immigration issues," Brown'... More »

5 Shot During Chris Brown Nightclub Appearance

Brown was onstage when shots rang out

(Newser) - Chris Brown was performing at a crowded San Jose nightclub early yesterday when gunshots rang out inside, causing the crowd—and Brown, TMZ reports—to panic. Five people were injured, all of whom are expected to survive, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Brown was at the Fiesta as part... More »

9 Big Music Feuds

Even Taylor Swift gets into them

(Newser) - One of the songs on Taylor Swift's hugely popular 1989 is reportedly about Katy Perry—"Bad Blood," which includes the lyrics "Did you think we'd be fine? / Still got scars on my back from your knife," is rumored to be about Perry "... More »

Chris Brown: Ebola Is a 'Form of Population Control'

That's what he thinks, at least, 'bruh'

(Newser) - You've probably had a burning desire to know what Chris Brown thinks about the Ebola outbreak, right? Well, the singer has finally made his theory known, and—surprise, surprise—it's a controversial one. He tweeted last night, "I don't know ... But I think this Ebola epidemic... More »

Suge Knight Shot at Chris Brown's VMA Party

Rap impresario reportedly walks out of club, underwent surgery

(Newser) - Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight was shot multiple times at a pre-VMAs party early today hosted by Chris Brown, reports TMZ . The rap impresario reportedly walked out of the West Hollywood club on his own—reportedly bearing gunshots to the stomach, arm, and elsewhere—and was rushed to the... More »

Judge Gives Chris Brown a Year in Jail

But he could be out in a week, TMZ says

(Newser) - A judge sentenced Chris Brown today to a year in jail, but that may end up being just four months—or 6 days—or whatever. In a Los Angeles courtroom, Brown admitted to violating his probation by getting in a fight in Washington, DC, so the judge gave him a... More »

13 Celebs Who Are in the Mile-High Club

Latest to admit it: Chrissy Teigen, Miranda Kerr

(Newser) - Model Chrissy Teigen gave a little TMI to Cosmopolitan in the June issue, revealing that she and hubby John Legend once had sex on an airplane. "We were on our way to Thailand to see my parents, flying commercial first-class," she says. "We were under a blanket.... More »

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 »

Chris Brown Jailed After He's Booted From Rehab

That puts him in violation of his probation

(Newser) - It's hard to keep track of Chris Brown's legal run-ins since his assault of Rihanna in 2009, but this part's easy: He is now in jail, reports CNN . Brown was taken into custody yesterday after a Malibu rehab facility kicked him out, putting him in violation of... More »

13 Big Celebrity Feuds

Let's just say these stars don't get along

(Newser) - Admit it: Celebrity feuds are kinda fun. Radar rounds up 26 of the juiciest. A sampling:
  • Chelsea Handler is friends with Jennifer Aniston and thus no fan of Angelina Jolie, although she once insisted, "It has nothing to do with Jennifer." She just thinks Jolie "seems like
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7 Stars Who Ditched Twitter

Some of them only briefly, of course...

(Newser) - Celebrities have a very love-hate relationship with Twitter, evidenced by these stars rounded up by Perez Hilton . All of them have quit the social networking site—at least for a while. A sampling:
  • Miley Cyrus quit Twitter in 2009, at the urging of her then-boyfriend Liam Hemsworth. She's back
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7 Lip Syncing Scandals

Some stars didn't even try to hide the fact they were mouthing along

(Newser) - Ever since Milli Vanilli made lip syncing infamous back in 1990—they were stripped of their Grammy when it was revealed that other singers actually recorded their hit song—many a singer has been accused of mouthing along to his or her own song, at least while performing. Radar rounds... More »

Chris Brown's Probation Pulled Over DC Arrest

Grammy winner ordered to return to court in February

(Newser) - A judge today revoked Chris Brown's probation after his recent arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor assault in Washington, DC, but the ruling will not alter the singer's requirements to complete rehab and community labor for his 2009 attack on Rihanna. Superior Court Judge James Brandlin cited details contained... More »

Chris Brown Too Angry for ... Anger Rehab?

He hurled a rock at his mother's car, got kicked out

(Newser) - Chris Brown didn't voluntarily leave anger management rehab this week, he was chucked out for being too angry, it emerged at a probation hearing in Los Angeles yesterday. The singer, who voluntarily checked himself into the Malibu facility after last month's assault arrest in Washington, DC , was ordered... More »

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