Oh, wait – that headline should read ‘Everyone slams Chris Brown for performing at the Grammys’. Because practically an entire troop’s worth of celebrities did as well. Here are two of Miranda’s original Tweets:
But as I said, she wasn’t the only one who thought that Chris would have been better off sucking a giant d-ck in prison rather than performing (um, twice) at this year’s Grammys. From E! Online:
Nestled among the incredulous was Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet.
“Are Chris brown’s mom and dad CBS and Grammy Brown?” he asked.
Fellow small-screen big name Sherri Shepherd also offered up her point of view: “Looks like all is forgiven w Chris Brown. That’s all I’ll say.”
But other stars were just getting started.
“Chris brown…people don’t forget! #chrisbrownbeatswomen” Jack Osbourne tweeted out. “If Chris Brown had worn a wife beater, the irony would eclipse the whole show #chrisbrownbeatswomen.”
Michelle Branch also added to the pileup of disbelief, tweeting, “Trying not to go off on a rant but…Chris Brown…*bites tongue* have we forgiven him? #Grammys.”
Seemingly answering that very question, at least for himself, was Ethan Suplee. “Why wasn’t Chris Brown fired from ‘music’ (public dancing) when he beat up that girl?…Dear ‘thugs’ and ‘gangstas’ of the hip-hop industry, how is it that none of you ‘handled’ Chris Brown? #thuglife #prisonrules #getsome.”
Of course, sometimes the best response is the simplest, which was supplied in this case by Wil Wheaton.
“Everyone who apparently forgot what Chris Brown did to Rihanna should read the police report on exactly what he did.”
Right? And I agree. Whatever business the Academy thought they had pulling Chris Brown into the mix – oh … wait. Ratings. Right. – goes far beyond my realm of understanding, but that didn’t stop him from doing his normal “Ima flip shit all over you grimy motherfu-kers” and run his foul-ass mouth. Nope. This is how Chris has been responding to the thrashing that his fellow celebrities have been giving him since this past weekend:
HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY Now! That’s the ultimate F-CK OFF
Strange how we pick and choose who to hate! Let me ask u this. Our society is full of rappers (which I listen to) who have sold drugs (poisoning). But yet we glorify them and imitate everything they do.
Then right before the worlds eyes a man shows how he can make a Big mistake and learn from it, but still has to deal with day to day hatred! You guys love to hate!!! But guess what???
Which, of course, have – surprise, surprise! – all been pulled from his Twitter account – probably by his agent or publicist or zen adviser or whatever the f-ck he’s got going on these days. Definitely not him, though, because he’s just too stupid to realize that there’s a time and a place to run your mouth – unless you’re Chris Brown, and then you’ve got no time and no place to do it as long as you live. He sure sounds rehabilitated, doesn’t he.
February 15, 2012 at 7:30 am by Sarah
According to sources (and I’m wondering if it’s the same “sources” and “insiders” and “friends” that are calling out Johnny Depp out on his split with Vanessa Paradis) they are, and it’s allegedly been happening for over a year now.
From Us Magazine:
The edgy, platinum-selling “We Found Love” singer and Brown “meet up very casually,” a Brown confidante says. “She comes to see him anytime she’s in L.A.” Explains a music industry source: “They can’t get enough of each other. I don’t see it ending well. Rihanna loves to live dangerously, and talking to and hooking up with Chris is all part of that,” adds a Rihanna insider.
Oh jeez. This is not exactly the best news, if you ask me, and even though you probably didn’t (and wouldn’t, because you’ve either been here long enough to know how I feel about it – or just don’t care), I’m going to tell you (and Rihanna): RUN. RUN GIRL. What the hell’s the matter with you? I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again – it’s not that a leopard doesn’t change its spots (granted, a leopard really doesn’t change its spots, but that’s just nature, baby, and we’re talking euphemisms or something here), it’s that there are just some things that you don’t need in your life one way or the other. For Rihanna-girl, I really think Chris Brown is one of them. Maybe I’m all hung up on this thing being a power struggle, but I’d be damned if I’d reconcile my love to a man who once beat the snot out of me. It’s got nothing to do with forgiveness and everything to do with self-respect and appreciating one’s boundaries.
I mean, love somebody or not, how could you want to be with them again after they did this – this?! – to your face? It takes an amazing and healthy person to truly forgive someone for something like that, and an amazing and healthy person to know what to avoid down the road, whether it’s with that particular person or another. I’m sorry, but every indication that I’ve gotten from Rihanna over the past three years is that she’s not that amazing or healthy just yet, and the “sources” that are being quoted don’t think she’s grown up enough to realize the impact of her decisions even today. I mean, “live dangerously”? That sounds like a real good idea, girl. Why don’t you just settle down and pop out a few dozen kids with good old hot-headed-but-well-intentioned Chris Brown. That’ll totally make all of the wrong things in your relationship all better, you know?
This is it; I’m done. I’m, once and for all, through ranting and speculating about whether or not these two idiots have decided to be two idiots conjoined. They apparently do more damage together than they do on their own, and if that’s their thing – if that’s their way of living dangerously – then so be it.
January 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
I know, I LOLed too, but seriously, Chris Brown isn’t allowed to talk anymore. That’s what his manager, Tina Davis, had to say when Billboard asked her about her plans for helping Chris promote his new album:
Not have him do interviews but to concentrate on performing and recording. It was something we set a while back. We’re not trying to be rude, selfish or disrespectful to anyone in any way. If people are going to judge anything, judge him for his talent. He signed up to sing and entertain. Not to talk about his personal life. We look at it as starting all over. Our grind, our choices are different than they probably would have been three years ago. But we are humbly trying to get back into the swing of things. He has this movie and other scripts are coming our way. A couple of different companies have been talking to us about partnering with him. They’re not afraid to stand next to him. They understand that hey, this young man has another 20-30 years to go. He has a right to be able to grow up and learn about being a man, being a person.
For funzies, Tina also said that the hardest part of trying to get people to like Chris Brown again “was trying to get people to understand that it wasn’t as easy as saying, ‘I’m sorry,’ or having the right answers in an interview,” and that “it takes more than a year to deal with things that have happened in your past — whether you’re 50 or 20.” Furthermore, they’re focusing on “God’s plan for Chris,” and also “his love for music and his talent still shone throughout all of the good and bad times. So part of the strategy was to introduce his core fan base to Chris Brown now: the same talented guy who’s 22 and has a little more edge.”
Oh my goodness, I can’t. There are too many things in this, but first and foremost, I definitely believe that “no interviews” is a good rule for Chris Brown. Seriously, that kid just can’t talk, ever. I really don’t think he’s capable of giving an interview or dropping some Tweets without making a total ass of himself.
But, ok, “if people are going to judge him for anything, judge him for his talent,” is that a serious quote? Because if I was presented with some stranger who, by definition of his career, wanted me to like him, and I was presented with two representations of his character, one being some shitty hip hop song and the other being an incident in which he horrifically abused his girlfriend, I think it’s a little natural to at least consider that last one, don’t you?
Also, the bit about “he has a right to grow up and learn about being a man,” no. No, ma’am. When Chris beat the hell out of Rihanna, he was 19 years old. He wasn’t a child pulling on some little girl’s braid and kicking her with little sneakers that light up (yeah, I’m looking at you, kindergarten class). A 19-year-old is old enough to be able to express himself in other ways, and the fact that his manager is trying to make him out to look like a kid who just didn’t know any better is pretty repulsive, in my opinion.
But hey, who’s going to buy Chris Brown’s new album, huh?
January 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm by Emily
You guys, I almost totally forgot! The Entertainment Lawyer who scribes Crazy Days and Nights is finally “naming names,” as is his hallowed New Year’s Day tradition.
Emily hit on some of the year’s best, most salacious scandals, but you guys! THERE IS SO MUCH MORE.
January 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Jenn
Every now and then in the comments of a delightful little blind item, one of you will say “but what’s the point? We don’t even know who this is about!” And that’s fair: it can be frustrating to read some little piece of gossip that’s so intriguing but to not even know who you’re reading about. But you guys, sometimes those blind items get revealed. Sometimes we find out the answer. And this is one of those times.
Let’s get started by talking about a blind item that you’ve heard about here. Do you remember the one about a singer who turned into a “hot disheveled mess” who drinks way too much and keeps a baby monitor on her at all times so that her bodyguard can hear if she starts to die? Yeah, that one is Christina Aguilera. Nailed it.
You want to read more, don’t you?
January 2, 2012 at 7:30 am by Emily
Earlier today, Sarah told you about how Chris Brown and Rihanna are perhaps tweeting each other sweet nothings again. Just like every other story about the possibility of these two getting back together, I was left with a very uncomfortable feeling. I just don’t think there’s any possible way that any kind of reunion between Chris Brown and Rihanna could end well. As Sarah said, there’s a big difference between forgiving someone for the horrible things he did to you and giving him the chance to do it again, and I’m really worried that Rihanna’s going towards the latter.
But what do I do know? Chris Brown’s mother wants Rihanna back:
Ever since their tumultuous split in 2009, Rihanna and Chris Brown have had little contact. But it seems the tide is turning. Chris’ mother, Joyce Hawkins, has stepped in the help reconcile the ex-lovers. “Joyce decided to reach out to Rihnna and help her sort out her life — and her relationship with Chris,” explains a source. “Rihana is still trying to blot out the inner emotional pain and turmoil of wanting Chris back.”
The former pair “have connected via text and email,” the source tells Star. Still, “Her management won’t let her meet up with him, because they are worried that he would hurt her again or that her fans would turn on her.”
But Rihanna has been spiraling out of control for months, boozing and bar-hopping. Friends fear it’s a sign of her missing her bad-boy ex — and Chris’ mom is trying to help the 23-year-old get back on track.
“Joyce is worried about her,” says the source. “She knew Rihanna as a sweet, young girl who was more interested in her career than partying all night long. If Rihanna thinks being with Chris will help her pull out of her tailspin, Joyce will make it happen.”
I’ve never seen a couple who broke up – like seriously broke up, like a “get out of my house, lose my number, we’re done” – and then got back together and managed to make it work. My own parents got divorced twice. Once when I was 8, and my dad got a new house, and everything was over. Then, a couple of years later, they started hanging out when one of them dropped me off, one thing led to another, and my dad proposed. Again. They split for good when I was 13, and talk about a mindf*ck.
I just don’t see how, after a couple ends things so finally, they think that maybe it could work if they just tried again. I know a lot of it’s hope, but … your son put this girl in the hospital, Joyce. Call me crazy, but I don’t think it’s the best idea if they get back together.