The Web has been buzzing over the shocking photo reportedly of Rihanna. Today is the "Umbrella" singer's 21st birthday, but she has not been seen in public since the alleged attack hours before the Grammy Awards. The Los Angeles Police Department has launched an internal investigation and filed a personnel complaint after a photo leaked late Thursday of what appears to be a bruised Rihanna following the alleged incident with Chris Brown on Grammy weekend. E3 Gossip has chosen not to post the picture, due to the nature of the case.
“The unauthorized release of a domestic-violence photograph immediately generated an internal investigation,” an LAPD spokesman said in statement about the photo, which appeared on TMZ. “The Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Section began receiving numerous inquiries about the release of a photograph associated with a domestic violence incident that occurred on February 8, 2009, involving entertainer Chris Brown. The Los Angeles Police Department takes seriously its duty to maintain the confidentiality of victims of domestic violence,” the LAPD asserted in the statement. “A violation of this type is considered serious misconduct, with penalties up to and including termination.”
Shaquille O'Neal steals the All-Star pregame show with his Jabbawockeez imitation. Shaquille O'Neal highlighted the NBA All-Star reserve selections this year by moving past Michael Jordan, Karl Malone and Jerry West into second place in league history with his 15th All-Star appearance. As a small token of his appreciation, he danced with the season one champs of America's Best Dance Crew, Jabbawockeez, during player introductions.
Check out this sneak peek of BET’s new reality series, ‘Harlem Heights.’ Dubbed as a half-hour reality docu-drama, the show highlights the ups and downs of several young, African-American professionals struggling to balance hectic work schedules with complicated social lives. The series is set to premiere Monday, March 2nd at 10pm EST.
Chris Brown has broken his silence about what went down the night before the Grammy's with his girlfriend Rihanna -- and while the singer doesn't go into specifics about the alleged incident, Brown apologized for his responsibility in the argument.
"Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. 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," Brown said in a written statement. He added, "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."
Academy Award-winning actress, Halle Berry graces the cover of ESSENCE magazine (for the seventh time!) for their annual Hollywood issue. The 42-year-old actress talks about her two greatest loves - partner Gabriel Aubry and her almost one year old daughter, Nahla.
Halle on her baby girl Nahla:
"When I looked at the stick and saw I was pregnant … I was so happy. I thought I knew love before, but I’ve never felt anything like this." Although Halle loves working, it takes a great script to tear her away from Nahla. "A film has to be really special for me to leave the house. I have to love it. I mean really, really love it."
Halle is head over heels in love with Gabriel, whom she's been with for three years:
"I feel more married now than I did in any of my actual marriages. We live the truth of that and that’s more important than a piece of paper." Will it be forever? She doesn't know but says, "All I know is that at this moment, it feels fantastic."
Chris Brown has been axed from America's Got Milk? pro-dairy ad campaign, following his arrest on felony criminal threats charges. Just a day after bosses at gum firm Wrigley announced their plans to temporarily pull an ad campaign featuring the R&B star, the singer's 'milk moustache' ads, which were launched at the end of last year, have been canceled.
Dairy Council bosses fear Brown's image won't help them sell products in the wake of his Sunday arrest following a fight with girlfriend Rihanna.
A statement reads, "(We are) 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... is scheduled to end this week."
Brown turned himself in to Los Angeles police on Sunday night. He was released from custody after posting $50,000 bail. He will face charges in court on March 5.
Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson has a new man - she's dating the Los Angeles Lakers power player Lamar Odom, according to new reports. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button actress has been dating the sports star for over a month. The couple attended Russell Simmons' Global Grind Grammy party together this past weekend. A source says, "They're pretty serious about each other."
America's got Nick Cannon as the new host of "America's Got Talent," says NBC. The 28 year old musician, comedian, actor and producer will preside over the network's talent competition series when it returns for a fourth season this summer. The musician, comedian, actor and producer will preside over the network's talent competition series when it returns for a fourth season this summer. Cannon takes over from former "America's Got Talent" host Jerry Springer. Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan and David Hasselhoff will remain as celebrity judges on the show.
The accomplished new Grammy Award winner, Jennifer Hudson, is back with a new video If This Isn’t Love, off her self-titled album debut. Watch the video after the jump:
Due to the current allegations concerning Chris Brown and Rihanna Wrigley's has chosen not to be associated with Brown's tarnished image. “Wrigley is concerned by the serious allegations made against Chris Brown,” the company said in a statement. “We believe Mr. Brown should be afforded the same due process as any citizen. However, we have made the decision to suspend the current advertising featuring Brown and any related marketing communications until the matter is resolved.”
'Why Did I Get Married?', the big screen adaptation of Perry's stage play about the trials of marriage, is considered to be Tyler Perry's best work to date is one of the many reasons why Perry plans to do a sequel tentatively titled 'Why Did I Get Married too?' The new movie would be a follow-up with hopes for the return of original cast members, which includes Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Tasha Smith, Sharon Leal, Malik Yoba, Richard T. Jones and Michael Jai White. Perry, who is still in the process of writing the film, revealed why he chose to do a sequel to the film stating that "Because there is so much I want to say. There's not another film that I have written that I felt like there's more to say; and there's more say in 'Why Did I Get Married Too.'" Perry further explained saying "It will be the same cast. Everybody... it's going to be great."
Looks like the Queen B should have no problems appearing on national tv wearing skimpy clothes and funny costumes. The New York rapper is the newest contestant on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" and will be vying for the mirror-ball trophy in Cycle 8. The new series begins on ABC on March 9th.
Do you think she the moves to win it all?
According to sources, Usher canceled his performance at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party due to his wife medical crisis following a cosmetic procedure. Tameka is in Brazil and has experienced complications from plastic surgery. A neurosurgeon, Dr. Gabriel Hunt of LA’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, is on the way to South America. As of Sunday evening, Dr. Hunt had arrived in Brazil. Clive Davis, president of Usher's J Records label, announced that the entertainer and his mother phoned earlier to cancel his rehearsal and subsequent performance at the Beverly Hilton because of a "serious illness in the family." A rep for Usher had no comment at this time.Josh Groban filled in for the R&B star at Davis’ annual event.
Foster, a 37-year-old stylist, recently gave birth to the couple’s second child, Naviyd Ely Raymond. The couple’s first child, Usher Raymond V, was born in November 2007.
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Chris Brown, a double GRAMMY nominee and scheduled performer, has been investigated for allegedly assaulting longtime girlfriend Rihanna on Saturday night. According to the police report it said he and a woman were driving in the ritzy neighborhood of Hancock Park when they began to argue around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Brown stopped the car and both got out, whereupon the argument escalated, the report said. Rihanna, who had visible injuries when police arrived, identified Brown as her attacker, but he had left the scene, the report said. Brown turned himself in to authorities and was briefly held before posting $50,000 bail Sunday night, jail records showed. Brown and Barbados born beauty Rihanna, also nominated, were both slated to perform in different slots at the GRAMMY awards, but separately dropped out at the last minute. Brown and Rihanna were seen together earlier that evening at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party and later on at BLVD 3 a nightclub in LA. It still isn't immediately clear whether Rihanna's absence was related to Brown's, but Rihanna was admitted into Cedar Sinai's ER after suffering visible injuries to her face. Police booked the 19-year-old R&B singer and dancer on suspicion of making a criminal threat, a felony. Police did not explain how their initial report of an injury assault related to the charge, but it will ultimately be up to the district attorney's office to decide what charges, if any, should be brought against Brown. The Grammy telecast was filled with eye-popping performances, but it was hard to quickly patch up the gaping hole in the telecast caused by the absences of Brown and Rihanna. She was supposed to sing "Live Your Life/Disturbia" as the second performance of the night, he was later to sing "Forever."