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Just a Friendly Reminder That Chris Brown Beat the Crap Out of His Girlfriend

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JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE YOU KNEW!

Because his lawyer is doing all sorts of shady stuff to try to delay the case and confuse the matter. The LA court has agreed to yet another extension, with the next hearing set for May 28. Meanwhile, Chris’s lawyer is trying to get the case dismissed entirely due to evidence leaks, like the pic of Rihanna’s injuries.

“If Geragos makes an issue of leaked evidence, it’s unlikely the judge will dismiss the case,” says L.A. criminal defense attorney Jeffery Rubenstein, who’s not involved in the case. “It’s not police conduct at issue here, it’s Chris Brown’s.”

EXACTLY!

Hopefully the judge AND the public can keep that in mind. The ONLY issue here is that one person violently assaulted another.

WWMTD?

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Well, I can’t believe I’m about to write these words but apparently Mike Tyson is doling out advice regarding domestic violence.  Feel free to take a moment to let that sink in.

And maybe I’m being overcritical, but there’s something about how he calls women “them” during an interview with MTV that doesn’t sit well with me.  Who ever knew a pronoun could sound offensive?

“You can’t abuse them,” he tells MTV. “It’s really sick what you [can] do. She has a space in your heart and you believe you care about her more than anybody in the world.

“Do I think it’s right to beat up a woman? No — hell no,” he adds. “Have I hit a woman before? Hell yeah. Was I wrong? Hell yeah. I’m a product of that environment. Do I regret ever doing that? Hell yeah. Would I do it again? Never.”

He shared his opinion on the Chris Brown/Rihanna debacle as well:

It’s none of my business, but you know what I say about that? I understand the situation. I understand passion with young kids,” Tyson, 42, tells MTV News.

“My personal opinion about that is, he’s just a baby,” adds the former heavyweight champ, who is the subject of a new documentary, Tyson, out Friday. “He’s just a little baby that don’t know how to handle his emotions when it comes to a woman. And he probably hears this and thinks, ‘I know how to handle my emotions’; we all think we do.

“But the fact [is],” Tyson continues, “you look at this person and you might be crazy in love, but we don’t know how to handle those feelings.”

What could have led Brown to beat Rihanna, 21? Tyson blames a “pimp mentality” that is prevalent among young people. “Now you’re a fly guy and a cool guy [you think] … you have to be hard like that,” he says.

Listen, I’m happy anytime a celeb takes a stand against domestic violence.  In some ways, it’s even more meaningful coming out of Mike Tyson’s mouth since he’s had a penchant in the past for punching women in the mouth and has a rap sheet the length of my inseam to prove it.  But why the excuses?  Why does it have to be about “pimp mentality” and youth?  Why can’t it just be totally effing unacceptable?

Chris Brown And Rihanna Spent The Night Together. Of Course They Did.

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Source is everything.  If Star was reporting this, I’d be totally dismissive.  But paparazzi agency Bauer-Griffin, the people who make it their life to stalk celebrities, claim that Rihanna and Chris Brown spent the night together last week.

Shortly after arriving back to L.A. from Kansas… Rihanna went house mansion-hunting in the Hollywood Hills. The singer checked out several properties (many of which were in the $5 million price range).

Meeeeeeanwhile, Chris Brown had been holed up in the swanky Sofitel Hotel. But, Chris checked out to spend the night at Rihanna’s. Before heading her way, he hopped across the street to the Beverly Center where he picked up some Godiva chocolates.

Well, well, well.  On March 18th, 2009 at approximately 5:42 a.m. PST, didn’t I say that this break up story was a bunch of BS purposely crafted in hopes of saving the shreds of their compromised careers?  I.  Think.  I.  Did.

Rihanna Hits the Clubs

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Rihanna has been spotted partying late into the night at several Hollywood area clubs, thus completing the post-traumatic relationship rebound  trifecta of new hair, tattoos, and partying.

The songstress was out Thursday with an entourage of 10 at new Hollywood nightclub, Halo.

RiRi arrived at 11:30, with a posse of male and female friends…

“Rihanna’s group sat in the elevated V.I.P. area, which has one-way mirrors,” an onlooker tells us. “They can look into the crowd, but the crowd can’t see them. This offers the group privacy with a hint of voyeurism.” As an additional privacy measure, the onlooker says Rihanna wore sunglasses all night.

The starlet’s group enjoyed a bottle of Grey Goose at their table. “They danced at their table the entire time they were at the club, until closing at 1:30,” says our source. “Rihanna looked very happy.”

Note to Lohan: Even when you’re trying to forget about all your problems by engaging in several late nights of drunken dancing, entire bottles of vodka are meant to be shared.

Rihanna is scheduled to make her “comeback performance” next month in Dubai.

Chris Brown Pleads NOT GUILTY!

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Holy crap!

Everyone expected that he’d cop a deal by now, but no! Chris Brown has plead not guilty to two felonies — assault and making criminal threats.

However, sources say that Brown’s attorney and the prosecutor are currently in heated plea negotiations. So likely there will be a plea before any of this goes to trial.

As for Rihanna? Her lawyer spoke to reporters after the hearing to say that Rihanna wants this resolved as quickly as possible — meaning, basically, that she’d like Chris to plead out as well.

And as for Wendie? She owes you guys 200 words on why Mischa Barton is amazing.

Just A Few Hours Until Chris Brown Cops A Plea

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Chris Brown’s arraignment has been bumped from this morning until this afternoon.  I’m really happy about this development as I won’t be around when we all learn that Brown’s attorneys have cut a deal with the prosecutor that basically equates to a misdemeanor with no jail time for beating the hell out of his girlfriend, Rihanna.  Be assured, no matter what, I will continue to get as much mileage as possible out of this picture.

Want to know how confident I’m feeling about this plea deal?  This is what I’m willing to do:  If this case ends up being sent to trial, I will write one, positive and complimentary, two hundred words or more, piece on Mischa Barton, tomorrow.

Stay tuned.  And Christ, I hope this goes the way I suspect.

SHOCKER: Rihanna’s Not Cooperating

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How is this still a story?

I thought we’d established long that this chick wasn’t helping out in the investigation against the dude who beat her up. But now we’re hearing it again, because her humanity/weakness in the face of this horror never stops being compelling:

Sources say Rihanna “wants the whole thing” to go away and isn’t helping the district attorney prepare his case against Brown for allegedly beating her to a pulp in the early hours of February 8th, the day the of the Grammy Awards.

Apparently Rihanna is angry, they say, that pictures of her bruises were leaked to the press. She’s not happy, too, that she was quickly identified as Brown’s victim.

Listen, Rihanna, I’m sorry that the press identified you, I really am, but it wasn’t much of a mystery. I’m sorry that your photo leaked. You’re not any domestic violence victim. You’re a celebrity, and that’s an identity you accept in good times and in bad. You signed your name on the record deal. You knew what you were getting into, and you’re in it now.

Take a stand and turn this around, Rihanna. Don’t make it go away. Make it matter.