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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.

- Now we know for sure: Lea Michele is starting to behave like a real diva.

- Chris Brown is kind of a dickwad—a “Don’t you know who I am?” kind of dickwad.

- Stars who hate each other: Rob Lowe and Amy Poehler, Evan Rachel Wood and Kate Winslet.

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Blind Items: Revealed!

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?

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And Now Chris Brown’s Mom Wants Her Son to Get Back Together with Rihanna

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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.

Are Rihanna and Chris Brown Tweeting Each Other Again?

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This screengrab was taken of Rihanna‘s Twitter account yesterday, saying “I’ll always love u #1LOVE”:

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And then here’s a tweet that came in just minutes later from Chris Brown‘s Twitter:

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OK, to answer the question in the headline, “Are Rihanna and Chris Brown Tweeting Each Other Again?”, my answer is, frankly, “I don’t give a f-ck.” These two people are complete assholes (one a bit more than the other, but let’s not reopen that can of worms today), and I just don’t have it in me to be all “girl power” and “you go girl” all over Rihanna anymore. It’s just not there, and I’m not going to waste my time faking it. It’s like Ike and Tina Turner, only after Ike beat the ever-loving snot out of Tina, no one wanted to touch his grimy ass. Apparently times have changed, friends, and the in thing to do is maybe eat where you shit.

Tina Turner once said:

“It’s [the divorce was] not about leaving with money. You leave with knowledge. Inner strength. All the discipline I have to have now came from being with that man … I knew what I was doing, and I knew why, and I got out. You don’t step out and do what I did with my life if you don’t have some control there.”

You know, maybe Rihanna HAS gained control (though I somehow doubt it), and maybe she hasn’t (the likelier of the two choices). But the bottom line is that there’s a huge difference between being a big enough person to forgive someone for something so awful, and to continuously put your heart out there to let that other person know that, in addition to forgiving them, they also still have the same power over you that turned against you in the end anyway. It’s like, just because you love someone doesn’t mean that you *need* to be together.

Wait, What Did This Magazine Call Rihanna?

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Are you ready for it? Because it’s kind of a doozy …

“The ultimate n*ggabitch.” A Dutch magazine called Jackie did a piece on Rihanna, and this is what they had to say about her:

She has street cred, she has a ghetto ass and she has a golden throat. Rihanna, the good girl gone bad, is the ultimate n*ggabitch and displays that gladly, and for her that means: what’s on can come off. If that means she’ll be on stage half naked, then so be it.

When the article came out, people were naturally a little taken aback by it. It’s ok though, because the editor-in-chief, Eva Hoeke, explained that it wasn’t racist at all, it was just a poor use of slang that’s heard “all the time on tv and radio.” That wasn’t good enough for Rihanna, who took to her Twitter to get her feelings out:

I hope u can read english, because your magazine is a poor representation of the evolution of human rights! I find you disrespectful, and rather desperate!! You ran out of legit, civilized information to print! There are 1000′s of Dutch girls who would love to be recognized for their contributions to your country, you could have given them an article. Instead, u paid to print one degrading an entire race! That’s your contribution to this world! To encourage segregation, to mislead the future leaders to act in the past! You put two words together, with the intent of abasement, that made no sense…”N*GGA BITCH”?!….Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you…F*CK YOU!!!

Well said, Rihanna.

Since the magazine was published, the editor-in-chief has been let go, even though, as she continues to claim, she didn’t really do anything that wrong. See, “n*ggabitch” originated in America and it’s used “to describe a style of dress.” It’s not racist, it’s a legitimate fashion term. Get it?

What a hot mess though, right? And why has Rihanna had to go through so much racist bullshit recently? Honestly, just give this girl a rest.