Mark Geragos appeals to Supreme Court to delay Chris Brown hearing

This guy Gergagos has been fishing for something within the LAPD about this case, and postponing a hearing where Rihanna is scheduled to tesify.  It’s probably a last ditch effort to salvage what is left of Brown’s career. Anyway MTV has the scoop on the story:

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Picture 158 After losing a bid last week to push back the start of client Chris Brown’s assault case, attorney Mark Geragos has asked the California Supreme Court to delay the trial against the singer until it can rule on his attempt to get access to records from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Reuters reports that Geragos’ appeal to the state Supreme Court requests a delay of the preliminary hearing in the case, which is currently slated for Monday (June 22). Geragos has been trying to get access to the LAPD’s investigation into the leak of a photo of Rihanna after the alleged incident.

The judge in the case denied the request for more time last month, saying it was too early to deal with those issues, and a state appeals court also denied the same request from Geragos last week.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the state Supreme Court has not yet taken action on the appeal, which was filed on Friday, and a court spokesperson said the justices could decide to hear the case, decline it or let Monday’s preliminary hearing proceed without commenting. The paper also reported that, expecting a crush of reporters covering the high-profile trial featuring two big contemporary music stars, the L.A. County Superior Court has not yet decided whether the proceedings will be televised.

FULL STORY HERE…

Chris Brown Loses Bid to Delay Hearing

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown lost a bid to delay a preliminary hearing in his assault case, which his attorney argued should wait for a related California Supreme Court decision.

Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, filed an appeal earlier this month to try to delay the R&B singer’s preliminary hearing, now scheduled for June 22.

Two justices from California’s Second District Court of Appeal signed an order Wednesday rejecting the arguments. The order did not give a reason why.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg last month rejected a bid by Geragos to get access to police records that the attorney argued were crucial to the hearing. Geragos’ appeal states that a state Supreme Court case currently under consideration could affect Brown’s access to the records and he was seeking a delay on those grounds.

Geragos argued that if the Supreme Court ruled defendants have access to certain police files before the preliminary hearing, as opposed to afterward – as is currently the case – then Brown could be subjected to “the expense and degradation of two preliminary hearings.” Continue reading

Chris Brown Receives Serious Death Threats

I guess you would consider this blow back from the Rihanna incident and the fact that he has not apologized publicly yet.

Source: GlobalGrind via Just Jared

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R&B singers Chris Brown and Omarion get sprayed with silly string by the Orlando Magic mascot during Game Three of the 2009 NBA Finals where the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Orlando Magic 108-104 on Tuesday (June 9) in Orlando, Fla.

Chris, 20, has employed increased security due to recent death threats that authorities believe to be serious.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, a ‘group’ calling themselves the Women’s Protection Action League have been issuing threats on his life due to the singer’s charges for beating Rihanna on Grammy Awards weekend.

Chris has been charged with felony assault in the altercation with Rihanna and is due back in court on June 22.

Rihanna Will Testify on June 22nd In Chris Brown Case

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via BET

Well, it looks like Rihanna will have to take the stand after all. According to TMZ.com, the Los Angeles District Attorney told Rihanna’s lawyer Donald Etra in a hearing today that the singer will be subpoenaed.

Rihanna’s lawyer says that his client will indeed cooperate and take the stand to testify at the preliminary hearing on June 22. “She will absolutely comply,” he said. In the past, Etra had stated that Rihanna would testify if she was subpoenaed, and that is exactly what is going to happen. The preliminary hearing will determine whether or not the prosecution has enough evidence to go to trial.

Chris Brown has already pleaded not guilty to beating Rihanna after an altercation took place between the couple back on Feb. 8, the night before the Grammys.

The subpoenae isn’t the only news that came out of today’s hearing. People.com is also reporting that the judge in the case rejected a motion filed by Mark Geragos, Chris Brown’s lawyer, asking for an order requiring the L.A.P.D. to give up the leaks in the case. Brown’s lawyers want to know who leaked the photos of Rihanna’s injuries.

[audio] Rihanna ft Lady Gaga- SILLY BOY

source: TheLifeFiles

“I said I’m not coming back. You fooled me once but you can’t have that ego turning.

Just too bad for you, that when you had me. Didn’t know what to do, she’s over you.

Cause you had a good girl, good girl, girl. That’s a keeper.

You had a good girl, good girl but didn’t know how to treat her.

So silly boy get out my face. Why do you like the way regrets taste?”

The ex factor: Rihanna ‘rekindles romance with her teenage Love God sweetheart’

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via Daily Mail

American singer Rihanna has been spotted canoodling on the beach in Barbados with her former teenage sweetheart.

The 21-year-old star used to go out with 24-year-old Negus Sealy before she she hit the big time.

Reports suggest the pair could now be rekindling their romance following Rihanna’s split from Chris Brown, who allegedly assaulted her.

Sealy is said to be mending the singer’s broken heart after her difficult spell and being a shoulder to cry on.

A source told the News of the World: ‘Negus was a shoulder to cry on. He’s a really smart guy – clever, good looking, very cool. Continue reading

Chris Brown’s new R&B chick(Natalie Mejia)?

The good folks over at Thisis50 are reporting that Chris Brown aka Chris Breezy has a new girl and that she is from the group Girlicious. Do we even care? Anyway as Rihanna is back clubbing and partying while Chris is still hiding which makes him look even more guilty. Chris come out apologize and stop the bleeding so you can have some sort of career in the near future.

via Thisis50

Chris Brown has a new piece! The two were seen exiting a Tattoo Parlor in Hollyweird yesterday. The new victim is Natalie Mejia from the Pussycat Dolls girl group, Girlicious. Looks like Breezy is going out for some Mexican eating.
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Chris Brown to Plead Not Guilty

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via RadarOnline

Chris Brown is going to plead not guilty to two felony charges Monday, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.

Chris is scheduled for arraignment in connection with the alleged beating of his girlfriend Rihanna and sources close to the case say that while he wants to resolve the situation he will plead not guilty.

Brown is due in court on April 6 for an arraignment hearing regarding his two felony accounts- assault and making criminal threats- stemming from his alleged beating of Rihanna.

Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos, did not return calls for comment.

The couple seemed to reconcile in late February, reuniting on a trip to Miami. In recent weeks however, the two have been taking a break from one another and have retreated to their separate corners: Brown to his home state of Virginia and Rihanna to her native country Barbados. There has been speculation about Rihanna’s willingness to testify against Brown.

Marketing Mogul: ‘Brown Will Bounce Back, Just Like Bryant’

 

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Entertainment marketing titan Stoute, who was instrumental in landing Brown the Wrigley’s deal, insists he can salvage his tattered career and be just as successful as Kobe Bryant.chrisbrown2_tzirel

Singer Chris Brown can repair the damage caused to his career by his fight with ex-girlfriend Rihanna, just like basketball star Kobe Bryant bounced back after his 2003 sexual assault scandal, according to marketing mogul Steve Stoute.

The “Kiss Kiss” hitmaker is facing almost five years in jail in relation to an February 8 incident which reportedly left Rihanna battered and bruised.

Brown’s career has taken a knock since the headline-grabbing altercation, with bosses at gum firm Wrigleys and America’s National Dairy Council pulling promotional campaigns featuring the star, while executives at several radio stations have removed his songs from their playlists after receiving complaints from listeners.

But entertainment marketing titan Stoute, who was instrumental in landing Brown the Wrigley’s deal, insists he can salvage his tattered career and be just as successful as Bryant. Continue reading

[pics] Rihanna’s New Gun (Tattoos)

This pics illustrate that Rihanna is a naturally beautiful girl and all that ghastly make up they put on her actually takes away from her beauty. Now the gun tats are a little strange and hope she does not  goes Lil Wayne on us and starts getting tats on her eyelids etc. Anyway HuffPost has the scoop on her new ink:

 

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Rihanna, who has been laying low since her Grammy-weekend blowup with, and alleged assault by, Chris Brown, has a new gun tattooed on her body.

Rihanna, who also has “Shhh” tattooed on a finger, a Maori design on her right hand and stars behind her ear (that match stars behind Brown’s ear) brought tattoo artist Bang Bang out to LA for her latest ink.
He posted some photos and commentary on his MySpace page, where he wrote that she flew him to LA for one day and put him up at the Roosevelt so he could add to her body art.

Under the first photo, with the guns drawn on each shoulder as seen below, Bang Bang writes, “i really wanted to put it here… she loved em.. .but, cover girl wouldnt have liked it much… and they pay the bills!”

Tyrese Gibson Says Rihanna Case Is ‘Taking A Toll’ On Chris Brown

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via MTV

In an interview with People.com, Tyrese Gibson spoke out in support of his friend Chris Brown, as well as Rihanna.

“Although he appears to be really strong through all of this, it’s really taking a toll on his spirit,” Gibson reportedly told the site on Sunday at the 2009 Ball Up Street Ball Tour in Los Angeles. “People like me and Puff [Diddy], we’re just trying to show him love and keep his spirits up while he’s going through all of the heat, and there are a lot people doing the same for Rihanna.”

Since news broke in February of the alleged altercation between Brown and Rihanna, the pair reportedly reunited — staying at Diddy’s Miami home — but are now reportedly taking a break. Yet conversation around the incident has continued to rage, and was even the subject of a special episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” earlier this month and a disturbing public service announcement from the teen organization DoSomething.org.

Gibson also pointed out that the two are still quite young, which makes the situation even more difficult. “And a lot of people forget that he’s 19, she’s only 21.

“It’s really hard for him to focus right now on his music, even though he really wants to,” Gibson continued. “At the end of the day, I’m not trying to justify it because wrong is wrong, but unfortunately, us as entertainers, we have to grow up onstage with a lot of people looking at us.”

[pics] Rihanna spotted in NYC

It seems that this story is the only story in entertainment and that the press will not let any healing go on anytime soon between Chris & Ri Ri. With all the rumors flying around about the upcoming arraignment, and supposed duet produced by Polow Da Don, this seems to be shaping up to be a potentially fatal incident that will mar their young careers forever. I think an interview with both on Oprah, parents included, will be the only saving grace.

via Inf Daily

Rihanna is slowly coming out of the shadows after her horrifying ordeal at the hands of boyfriend Chris Brown. INF’s photogs caught her entering an uptown office building in New York City tonight, wearing black leather legwarmers, a hot jacket with padded shoulders, her usual sunglasses, and wet-look hair. No sign of Chris anywhere though… We’re kinda hoping it stays that way!

Chris Brown’s Manager, Alleged Former Lover Denies Involvement in Alleged Rihanna Assault

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In a statement released Wednesday, alleged former lover and manager to Chris Brown, Tina Davis, has denied any involvement in causing the alleged fight between Brown and his girlfriend pop singer, Rihanna.

As previously reported, it was believed that Tina Davis supposedly had a previous relationship with Brown when he was 16 years old.chris-brown-and-manager-tin

Also, as stated in the previous reported, Davis was revealed as the supposed mystery woman who allegedly sent a three-page text message to Brown on the day of the altercation and alleged assault sparked over a fight between Chris Brown and Rihanna over the supposed text message, which in a detective’s affidavit reportedly reads was “from a woman who Brown had a previous sexual relationship with.”

Davis has now denied those allegations.

“There are no emails between Ms. Davis and Mr. Brown of the type which have been described in media reports,” Davis’ attorney reportedly said in a statement.

Davis is also seeking out the source of the false allegations for possible legal pursuit and prosecution.

“If the source of the false rumors is identified, legal action will be taken,” the statement added. “The relationship between Ms. Davis and Mr. Brown is that of manager and client. There has never been any other relationship. Given the nature of the legal issues affecting Mr. Brown, Ms. Davis will not be making any further statements,” the statement concluded.

In other news, Chris Brown has reportedly withdrawn his consideration from the Kids Choice Awards over the current controversy surrounding his alleged charges of assault and criminal threats against girlfriend Rihanna. The singer was up for two Kids’ Choice Awards: favorite male singer and favorite song for “Kiss Kiss.”

Rihanna also is up for two Kids Choice awards, including favorite female singer and favorite song for “Don’t Stop the Music.”

Chris Brown Withdraws Name from Kid’s Choice Awards

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TMZ reports:

Chris Brown is officially letting Nickelodeon off the hook, and taking himself off the list of nominees at the upcoming Kids’ Choice Awards.

In a statement, his rep says: “Chris very much appreciates the support of his fans and the honor they have paid him in the way of nominations for Favorite Male Singer and Favorite Song.

Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding the incident last month has shifted the focus from the music to whether he should be allowed to be among those nominated.

While Chris would like to speak to his fans directly about this and other issues, pending legal proceedings preclude his doing so at this time. Once the matter before him has been resolved, he intends to do so.”

source: Thisis50

Reports Say Chris Brown & Rihanna Recording Duet

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via FMQB

After the well-documented scuffle between Rihanna and Chris Brown, it looks like the pair is recording a song together. It was previously reported that Brown and Rihanna reconciled at Diddy‘s Miami Beach mansion in late February, and Brown appeared in court on March 5 on assault charges. Brown was granted a continuance in the case and his arraignment has been pushed back until April 6. In the meantime, the two are reportedly in an L.A. studio with producer Polow Da Don working on a new track. Brown is hoping to include the duet on his new album, which is due out later this year. “They’ve been working on it together,” a source told E! News.

Meanwhile, both artists are apparently working on separate material for their own solo albums. One of the producers reportedly working with Rihanna, Adonis Shropshire (Mariah Carey, Usher, Beyonce) told HipHollywood.com that so far the recording sessions have been relatively light for the 21-year-old singer. Continue reading

Breaking Story : Chris Brown & Rihanna back together at Diddy’s House?

I guess we can put this story to rest. On the second thoughts it is probably just beginning.

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Rihanna and Chris Brown are back together, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

The pair have reunited almost three weeks after Brown, 19, allegedly battered the “Umbrella” singer on Feb. 8, a source tells PEOPLE.

“They’re together again. They care for each other,” says the source. The on-again couple are currently spending time together at one of Sean “Diddy” Combs’s homes.

Adds the source: “While Chris is reflective and saddened about what happened, he is really happy to be with the woman he loves.”

In its latest issue, PEOPLE reports that Brown called Rihanna on her 21st birthday one week ago. “He called to wish her happy birthday,” a source told the magazine. “They’ve reached out to each other. It’s been mutual.”

Brown was booked by LAPD for making criminal threats but the case has not yet been presented to the District Attorney, who will ultimately determine which charges, if any, will be prosecuted.

Chris Brown film career in jeopardy; “erased” from new movie

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All the blogs and news sources have been covering the fact that Chris is losing endorsement deals left and right, but now his check book is about to hurt even more as his once rising film career is now in serious trouble as well. Rumor has it that Sony Screen Gems, the studio that is releasing Chris’ next movie Bone Deep, is going to basically “erase” Chris from their marketing campaign.

The crime/action thriller which comes out Jan 8, 2010 was originally going to heavily market stars T.I. and Chris Brown to the urban demo but now T.I. will ironically be the main attraction (even though he’s going to jail) along with broader reaching actors Paul Walker and Hayden Christensen. Unofficial word has it that Chris will be “erased” from marketing material such as the movie poster, trailer and TV ads to avoid any controversy. The movie has already finished filming in Los Angeles so Chris will still be in the movie but just don’t expect to see much of him in the advertising.

Yeti says: This is bad news for Chris’ acting career. Being shunned from the music industry is one thing but Chris had a rising film career with his “boy next door” persona going on for him. He will lose millions in movie contracts from this fallout. The fact that he will be “erased” from this movie is just the first sign that Hollywood studios will be avoiding him like the plague as well. Chris’ agents and managers are hoping big time (and expensive) Hollywood PR man Alex Nierob can help save his career though…or what’s left of it.

EXCLUSIVE: TMZ Releases Rihanna photo- “Face of a Battered Woman”

Here goes that damning piece of evidence that will ultimately turn the world even more bitter towards Chris Brown. Damn, not a good look at ALL!!

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From TMZ:

Law enforcement sources have now gotten specific with us… police took pictures of Rihanna’s injuries and they are “horrific.”

As we reported, the photos show major contusions on both sides of the singer’s face — there is serious swelling and bruising. Her lip is split and her nose bloody. We have now confirmed there are bite marks on one of her arms and on several fingers.

And we now know this… Rihanna claims Brown struck her with his fists and that’s what did the damage. There was no object used in the alleged attack.

Rihanna refused treatment at the scene, but before she left cops took photos. We’re told the photos alone are “devastating proof of abuse.”

And we’ve learned it was not Rihanna who called 911. Someone in the area heard her screams and called.

Jay-Z Says, ‘We All Should Support Rihanna’

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Jay-Z spoke out this weekend about the alleged altercation between Chris Brown and Rihanna.

“It’s not a sound bite, this is a real situation,” Jay told reporters in Arizona. “If you can’t have compassion for others … just imagine it being your sister or your mom or someone like that, then think about how you should talk about that.

“I just think we all should just support her,” he continued. “She’s going through a tough time. You gotta realize she’s a young girl, as well. She’s very young.”

The rapper was formerly president and CEO of Island Def Jam Records, Rihanna’s label, and presided over her signing and early career. Rihanna, Young Jeezy, Ne-Yo and Rick Ross were among the artists who thrived during Jay’s stint as an executive at the label, which ended late in 2007.

Jay was in Arizona for his third annual “Two Kings” dinner, which he co-hosts with LeBron James, as part of the NBA All-Star Weekend. The event was attended by Kobe Bryant, Young Jeezy, Chris Tucker, Spike Lee, Michael Strahan, Grant Hill, Tamia and others.

MTV will air “Chris Brown & Rihanna: Love in Trouble” on Monday, February 16, at 6 p.m. ET/ PT.

Rihanna’s Father on Chris Brown : “You think you know somebody, but you really don’t.”

First Chris’s father speaks, now Rihana’s father speaks out on the beating of his daughter. If I was him honestly I would be hunting this dude down for a little revenge. Maybe wrong but that is my first instinct as a parent.

Ronald Fenty(Rihana's Father)

Ronald Fenty(Rihana's Father)

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picture-35 In an interview with PEOPLE, Rihanna‘s father, Ronald Fenty, said that when he first heard that his daughter had been attacked by Chris Brown, “I didn’t believe it.

“I know my daughter,” said Fenty, 55. As for Brown, he said, “You think you know somebody, but you really don’t.”

Brown, 19, allegedly attacked Rihanna, 20, in Los Angeles last Sunday. He was arrested and may face charges from the district attorney.

Describing Rihanna’s current condition after seeing her in Barbados on Friday, Fenty said, “There is some bruising. She will be alright. I think so.”

He adds, “At some point, she will speak out. I hope she will stand up for women all over the world.”

Fenty, a salesman and freelance clothing designer, said Rihanna is spending time with her girlfriends in Barbados while she heals. While Fenty said he wouldn’t tell his daughter what to do, he did say, “If it were me, I’d move on.”

The last time Fenty had seen Rihanna and Brown together was in July. “They seemed pretty happy,” he recalls. “I don’t know what went wrong.”

Ironically Enough, Chris Brown, Rihanna in running for NAACP Image Awards

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via Breitbart

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Despite his recently tarnished image, crooner Chris Brown may win an NAACP Image Award.

The 19-year-old singer, who’s accused in a domestic dispute that reportedly involves pop superstar Rihanna, is in the running for outstanding male artist at the 40th annual awards. The awards are being presented Thursday night at the Shrine Auditorium and airing on Fox.

Brown won the outstanding male artist trophy last year.

Rihanna, his longtime girlfriend, is up for outstanding female artist.

It’s unclear if either Brown or Rihanna will attend. Both canceled their appearances and performances at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

Other nominees for outstanding male artist are Common, Jamie Foxx, John Legend and will.i.am. Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson and Mariah Carey are also nominated for outstanding female artist.

Over 30 awards honoring television, film, music and literature are to be handed out in categories such as outstanding reality series, literary work, jazz artist, music video and documentary.

Television shows including “The Game,” “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” “Ugly Betty,” “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Grey’s Anatomy” are nominated for multiple awards. “Cadillac Records,” “Miracle at St. Anna,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Seven Pounds” and “The Family That Preys” are nominated for outstanding motion picture.

The 40th annual Image Awards coincide with the 100th anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and will kick off a yearlong centennial celebration.

TMZ Reports: Chris Brown Loses ‘Got Milk’ Campaign

Chris Brown has officially been stripped of his milk mustache.

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In the wake of his arrest — and the allegations he beat up Rihanna — the “Got Milk” people have wiped Brown’s ad from bodybymilk.com and fired off the following statement:

“The Milk Mustache campaign is taking the allegations against Chris Brown very seriously. We are very proud and protective of the image of the Milk Mustache campaign and the responsible message it sends to teens. Mr. Brown’s ad was launched last fall and is scheduled to end this week.”

Rihanna’s ad still appears on the website.

[UPDATE #6] Chris Brown Apologizes, Seeks Counseling

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via Yahoo

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – R&B star Chris Brown, who was arrested last weekend on suspicion of attacking a woman widely believed to be the pop star Rihanna, said on Sunday he was “sorry and saddened” about the incident, and was seeking counseling.

The 19-year-old performer of such U.S. chart-toppers as “Run It!” and “Forever” has been in hiding since the alleged fracas with his girlfriend in a rented Lamborghini.

He hired a public relations company that specializes in crisis management to issue a five-sentence statement in which he also said many media and blog reports have been wrong.

“Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired,” he said. “I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God’s help, to emerging a better person.”

He did not mention his father, who was quoted on Friday as telling People magazine that his son was “very remorseful.”

Police and prosecutors have not officially disclosed that Rihanna was the victim of Brown’s attack just after midnight on February 8. But unidentified police sources told the Los Angeles Times that Rihanna was the victim, and numerous media outlets have reported the same information.

Brown turned himself in to police, and he was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats against a woman. The Los Angeles Police Department is still investigating, and a spokeswoman for the L.A. District Attorney’s Office said a decision has not yet been made on whether to file charges.

Celebrity websites and magazines have reported that the incident happened shortly after Brown left a Beverly Hills party with Rihanna as his passenger. The 20-year-old native of Barbados suffered bruises on her face and a split lip, according to several reports.

Brown added in his statement: “Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong. While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say except that I have not written any messages or made any posts to Facebook, on blogs or any place else. Those posts or writings under my name are frauds.”

Despite the serious nature of the allegations, many of Brown’s showbiz comrades have defended him. Most recently, hip-hop star Kanye West said, “Can’t we give Chris a break?” during a taping of VH1′s “Storytellers” on Friday.

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Rihanna Agrees To Cover Up For Malaysia

Due to reports surfacing about her lowly financial status last year she needs every show, so the sexy outfits must go.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The good girl gone bad has promised to be good for one night.

R&B sensation Rihanna will shun skimpy outfits when she performs in Malaysia next month, the concert’s organizers said Tuesday, becoming the latest international star affected by the Muslim-majority country’s strict rules on performers’ dress.

Recent concerts by Gwen Stefani and Avril Lavigne faced protests by conservative Muslim Malaysians over immodest clothes. Stefani eventually made what she called “a major sacrifice” at her show by donning attire that revealed little skin.

Under government guidelines, a female performer must be covered from the top of her chest, including her shoulders, to her knees.

The organizers of a Pussycat Dolls concert in 2006 were fined nearly $3,000 after the U.S. girl group was accused of flouting decency regulations.

The Malaysian organizers of Rihanna’s Feb. 13 stop on her “Good Girl Gone Bad” tour voiced hopes that protests would not mar the Grammy-winning singer’s show.

Rihanna’s management is “aware of the country’s regulations and the difficulties of doing a show,” Razman Razali, managing director of Pineapple Concerts, told The Associated Press.

However, a district branch of the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, which blasted Lavigne’s on-stage moves as “too sexy” last year, said in an online commentary that Rihanna was “sexier and more dangerous” than Lavigne.

Concert ticket Web site Axcess said sales for Rihanna’s show in a 16,000-capacity Kuala Lumpur stadium were selling briskly Tuesday, just hours after newspapers announced the event.

Rihanna, 20, has had a slew of hits since bursting onto the music scene in 2005, including “Umbrella,” “Pon de Replay” and “Unfaithful.”

Record Labels Adopt New Technology to Sell Albums in Sagging Market

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Rihanna, Usher, Chris Brown, Akon and others will lead the recording industry’s first major move away from the traditional CD format with to the introduction of slotMusic next month.

According to the Wall Street Journal, SanDisk Corp. and the four remaining major record companies have teamed up to create album-filled memory cards that will be usable on mobile phones, PCs and select portable MP3 players. The first offering of releases will include 29 albums sold in MP3 format without digital locks along with an adapter to allow consumers the ability to transfer their purchases to PCs from the USB ports.

SanDisk’s general manger of audio-video business Daniel Schreiber is convinced slotMusic will strive due to its multi-compatibility with different devices. Continue reading

Chris Brown Crafts Doublemint Gum Jingle

Understand people that this is the new model to make money off of music. The traditonal way of profitting off of music is basically a wrap. I blogged about these type of deals awhile back when Madonna was getting ready to drop her album and she had deals such as this in place.

via Huff Post/WSJ
Sharp-eared pop-music fans may have noticed a brief reference to an old chewing-gum jingle buried in “Forever,” Chris Brown’s top-10 hit. “Double your pleasure/double your fun,” the R&B singer croons in the chorus.

What listeners don’t know — and what Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. planned to reveal Tuesday — is that the song is a commercial.

“Forever” is an extended version of a new Doublemint jingle written by Mr. Brown and scheduled to begin airing next month in 30-second spots for Wrigley’s…

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