We’ve got good news for Chris Brown haters who want to wipe Breezy from their Internet altogether. Canadian music site AUX has developed a new app called “Brownout” that deletes all photos and news stories that have to do with the singer.
We love hearing a good anti-Chris Brown story as much as the next person, but you have to admit, after a while it gets a bit cumbersome. Why are we STILL reporting on his crazy antics? The app was developed after he got that crazy tattoo on his neck and was designed to remove all Brown-themed articles and images.
According to Digital Spy, producer Sam Sutherland said: “If [Brown] wants to get a tattoo on his neck that kind of looks like Rihanna we are going to write about it. But at some point, it reaches Chris Brown idiocy saturation.” He added: “All we had to do is build a frame where it recognises the word and ignores it and literally erases it. You can see everything except his name and his face.”
AUX’s previous eraser app took out Nickelback (hoorah!). Which artist would you like to see erased from the Internet?
While it seems that Chris Brown has gotten away from his past with awards, Grammy performances and praise for his comeback, there are clearly people who still think about his history of domestic violence.
This past week, a photograph went viral when a shopper shot an image of Brown’s ‘Fortune’ CDs at a London HMV store with a sticker that read, “Warning: Do not buy this album! This man beats women.”
Noticing that that the stickers were probably put up by someone who walked into the store, a rep for HMV has told E! News that the company was made aware of the incident and took immediate action.
“It was very much an isolated incident and nothing to do with HMV or representing our views,” the rep said “It would appear a member of the public popped into one of our stores yesterday and stickered a handful of CDs. These were spotted and quickly removed, but, before we could act, the individual concerned must have taken a photo and sent it to the media. To our knowledge there are no further stickers in our stores now.”
Brown, who assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, has since been taking steps to control his behaviour. And it appears that Rihanna has moved on as well. With the two of them caught smooching at the VMAs, this relationship continues to be a large part of media speculation.
But as ballsy it might have been to put up the stickers, I’m glad there are still people trying to make others aware of what Brown did in the past.
While he may be forgiven by many, I’m still no fan of the double standard Hollywood puts upon its stars. While Brown continues to be lauded with awards and positive attention, Kristen Stewart on the other hand, just can’t catch a break because she cheated on her boyfriend.
Come on. This is A+ sexism right there, Hollywood.
Proving once again that she has some serious vocal chops, Kelly Clarkson decided to take a shot at covering a song that isn’t really within her genre. But by adding in a little Texas country twang, she definitely made Rihanna’s “We Found Love” sound like her own!
At Virginia Beach, V. A on Tuesday during a tour stop, the singer, (who obviously can’t get the song out of her head like the rest of us!) even decided to dedicate her cover to a fan.
“This is for Christoper Buew, Brewer, Christopher Brewer… I can’t say it right. Oh my goodness, say it five times fast,” says Clarkson, before proceeding to say Brewer’s last name five times. “See? I can’t do it. So I’m gonna sing this song that’s by Rihanna!”
I love Kelly for showing off what she can do by singing these fun little covers. From Lady Gaga to Rihanna, what should she cover next?
HIT: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively get married
Ryan Reynolds, a.k.a. 2010′s Sexiest Man of the Year, married Gossip Girl’s hottie Blake Lively in South Carolina on Sunday night. It’s Blake’s first marriage and Reynold’s second. Not only did Martha Stewart’s team plan the wedding (and will be featured in her December issue), it took place in the house that Rachel McAdam’s character in the Notebook lived in during that fateful summer. Basically, they had every bride’s dream wedding.
MISS: Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are separating
Poehler and Arnett announced their separation last week. The couple have been together for nine years and have two children together. Arnett also made an appearance on Poehler’s Youtube advice channel. The split has apparently been amicable so hopefully for comedy lovers, this isn’t the end of their onscreen collaborations. For the rest of us, though, this might be the end of true love.
HIT: Emma Stone stars in a Breast Cancer awareness ad with her mom
The all-around amazing actress is in Revlon’s PSA ad, “Your Lips Can Save Lives” with her breast-cancer survivor mom, Krista, who diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Stone hopes to be an advocate for getting checked every year as her mom’s tumor wasn’t there the year before she was diagnosed. She and her family all have blackbird feet tattoos (from the Beatles’ “Blackbird” and drawn by the Paul McCartney no less) to commemorate her mother’s journey. Can you be anymore perfect, Emma?
MISS: Rihanna caught kissing Chris Brown at the VMAs
I don’t care if Rihanna forgave him, but I do care about what Brown represents. The fact that people still treat him like a god that makes me angry when I see people hating on girls like Kristen Stewart. Cheat on your boyfriend? You have the whole world hating you. Hit your girlfriend? Win a couple of awards a few years later even though you behave like a douchebag. The world is unfair.
HIT: Anderson Cooper talks about coming out
Cooper made his first public comments on his coming out on Monday since July. He spoke with his guest co-host Kristen Chenowith on his daytime show Anderson Live. He decided to let the public know because to him, visibility was important. “… The tide of history only moves forward when everybody is fully visible,” he continued. You go Anderson Cooper! You’ve achieved hero status.
MISS: Allison Pill accidently tweets topless photo of herself
The Newsroom actress, Allison Pill, accidently tweeted a photo of herself wearing a cute pair of glasses and nothing else on Wednesday morning. I wouldn’t worry too much about it, Pill. We’ll forgive you because a) you ‘fessed up and didn’t blame it on a hack, b) said it was you, c) you’re adorable with or without a shirt, and c) you’re fiancé to be, Jay Baruchel retweeted your apology. If anything, Pill should apologize for the cavity she’s giving me because her and Baruchel are too cute.
Chris Brown continues making bad decisions we’re highly uncomfortable with, this time getting a questionable tattoo on his neck that resembles a battered woman. This comes three years after pleading guilty to felony assault for beating his then-girlfriend Rihanna the night before the Grammys.
Brown showed up on a Las Vegas red carpet with his new ink. Although it resembles the photo police took of Rihanna, the woman in his tattoo has more severe injuries such as a black eye and stitches on her lips.
Brown insists the resemblance isn’t intentional. His rep told TMZ the tattoo is supposed to be a Mexican-themed skull in commemoration of Dia de los Muertos. And according to the tattoo artist, Brown brought him the “sugar skull” design from a MAC ad he’d seen.
Still, given his history wouldn’t he understand how people would see this as distasteful?
What do you think of his new ink?
TMZ did a side by side:
We’re happy because Justin Bieber is happy. And he’s happy because he’s performing for 500 lucky winners. And they’re probably beaming. So everyone is happy, all because of Justin Bieber…
Rihanna and Piers Morgan
You’d think Rihanna would take Piers Morgan’s burn about her new short haircut personally, but apparently making debatably offensive comments is the way to score an interview with her. Duly noted.
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I hate to say it, but last night was one of the most boring red carpets I’ve seen in a while. I always look forward to the VMAs because the younger generation of celebs either go all out in unconventional styles (it’s where Lady Gaga wore her
smelly meat dress) or theyat leastkeep it fun and simple. It’s a lot more down to Earth than the more snobby arenas.
Last night we saw a lot of white and black gowns and while everyone looked okay, nobody really stood out in that “ZOMG I can’t believe she wore that” or “get my pocketbook Jinx I’m buying that dress now” sort of way. Nicki Minaj (above) wore a lace cat suit with sequin detailing that was way out there in a WTF-way, but other than that it was pretty tame.
Emma Watson picked up a lot of slack for her contrasting Peter Pilotto orange top and graphic skirt, however, it was one of my fave looks of the night. She looked youthful and fun, especially next to all the boring black and white most of the other celebs wore on the carpet. While some people claimed she looked half her age, you have to remember, she’s only 22!! She can still go there…
I’m absolutely in love with Taylor Swift’s white J. Mendel silk crepe suit . Menswear-inspired looks are right on trend but she mixed it up by adding a bold red lip. While I would have loved to see her in something more youthful, the well-cut suit is very chic and a Diane Keaton-way.
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Katy Perry kisses One Direction
This was the precise moment One Direction’s Harry Style’s decided not to wash his cheek EVER AGAIN. When you get a kiss from Katy Perry, you cherish it. You respect it. [just-stop-hating]
Or you do this:
The Wanted lost the Best New Artist award to their British rivals One Direction. While most of them acted happy, Jay McGuiness clearly didn’t give a f*ck. [hardwicks]
Rihanna and Katy Perry are BFFs
You really didn’t have to form any opinions of last night’s show because Rihanna and her BFF Katy Perry (who were sitting together) did it for you. Check out some of their sweet expressions below. [toughloveonedirection]
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Ryan Gosling is set to direct a film which he wrote and John Mayer ends it with Katy Perry via e-mail.
HIT: Ryan Gosling to direct his own film
He can sing, he can act and now he’ll direct his own film! Titled How to Catch a Monster, the flick will be lead by his Drive co-star Christina Hendricks. She’ll presumably play Billy, the single mother of two, who with her sons gets sucked into a fantasy underworld that they must escape from. Gosling also wrote the script and it’s scheduled to start filming next spring. Perfect Gosling is just perfect.
MISS: John Mayer dumped Katy Perry over e-mail
According to US Weekly, Perry found out her short summer fling with Mayer was over via e-mail. He probably thinks he’s hot shit because he cut his hair. I wouldn’t worry too much though, Perry fans. She’ll probably use this heartbreak to write another great hit.
HIT: Nick Jonas to co-judge with Demi Lovato on the X-Factor
I know the Jonas Brothers and Demi have always been on good terms ever since she and Joe split, but it’s always nice to see it reaffirmed. The youngest Jonas musician will be joining Demi on the X-Factor as a judge. While it’s not the American Idol gig he was reportedly looking for, X-Factor will at least deliver competition experience he was looking for.
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Heightening the Chris Brown/Rihanna drama, Joan Rivers has now made domestic violence-related joke in regards to Rihanna’s recent interview with Oprah where she admitted to still being in love with Chris Brown.
Rivers, who has been known for her harsh sense of humour, was obviously not impressed. Taking to Twitter, she said:
Offended, Rihanna responded back to the the 79-year-old comedian:
While those tweets have since been deleted, Rivers gave some advice to Rihanna. Subsequently, the comedian also invited the singer to join her on her television show:
I personally think Rihanna was very brave to stand up for herself. But seeing that Joan Rivers never seems to get offended when people give her negative feedback, I hardly think she took Rihanna’s comments harshly.
That being said, Twitter users have been calling Rivers’ joke ignorant and in bad taste. Do you think her joke went too far?
If anyone could get Rihanna to talk about her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, it was OBVS Oprah. O is basically a therapist who hypnotizes victims into sharing their deepest feelings. I’m pretty sure she carries tear gas to make her interviewees cry. Sheer talent.
RiRi appeared on Oprah’s Next Chapter for a heartfelt interview filmed in Barbados, in which she reveals she’s still vey close to Chris Brown. Since lifting the restraining order on him, the two have been working on their friendship. ”We’re very, very close friends,” she told Oprah.
I have to say, writing about Rihanna and Chris Brown these days is a very hard task. The rumours that we usually encounter from Twitter and gossip websites are usually fabricated and spun until they don’t resemble a kernel of truth. That’s why we’re not really entitled to form any judgements about their relationship… not to mention, you really shouldn’t form judgements about ANYONE’s relationships.
Still, you have to appreciate that Rihanna was candid in her interview with Oprah. Plus, she made a good point about the danger of labelling someone who legitimately needs help a “monster.” She said: “I just felt like…he made that mistake because he needs help. And who’s going to help him?…Everyone’s going to say he’s a monster without looking at the source. And I was more concerned about him.”
Watch some of the clips below:
Is Rihanna too sexy for skin care? Apparently she is, considering Nivea didn’t renew her endorsement for another year. The new CEO of Nivea’s parent company Stefan Heidenreich said to German media: “I do not understand how to bring the core brand of Nivea in conjunction with Rihanna. Nivea is a company which stands for trust, family and reliability.”
If you follow Rihanna on Twitter, you would know that she’s an avid photo uploader and anything goes (ie. smoking marijuana, partying, IV drips). She recently took time out of her fun-filled holidays in Barbados to make it clear to everyone that she saw Heidenreich’s comments, by uploading a picture of him captioned: “No caption necessary.”
TMZ caught up with Rihanna in LA this weekend, where they taunted her, asking if she still used Nivea. Okay, what kind of stupid question is that? She’s obviously going to get pissed. The pap continued: “You look great Rihanna, seriously though.” She replied sarcastically: “Even without Nivea?”
You’ll also be able to watch Rihanna sit down on Oprah’s Next Chapter airing Aug. 18. She candidly talks about her break-up with Chris Brown telling Oprah “I lost my best friend.”
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TREND: One-Piece Swim Suits
There may be a month left of summer (@shitgirlssay: “This summer’s going by so fast!”), but you’ll probably spend it at the beach, right? Just in case you’re getting tired of your bikinis or realized you spent all summer eating delicious food instead of working on your beach bod (GPOY), one piece suits are the solution. They are a far cry from the old boring suits as cut outs and deep v’s add some sexy details. One piece suits also give designers room for more interesting prints, so keep a look out for great graphics. Better yet, they’re probably on sale right now as the “50 per cent off” signs go up while the summer winds down.
TREND: Denim shirts
It’s a trend that’s been quietly growing for a while, but one I’ve been hesitant about. I kept flashing back to photos of myself from the nineties where I’m rocking pretty awful Canadian tuxedos. Now, I become jealous instead of embarrassed as I see more and more bloggers (both men and women) looking dapper as they rock the American classic. Thankfully, the cuts on both denim shirts and jeans are more flattering, and the fabric supple and soft. The denim shirt’s soft blue hue makes it easy to pair with a nice pair of dark-wash jeans or skirt which can create a more dressed-down, but not sloppy, look. You could also try pairing it with those coloured jeans you invested in back in spring to help build on that wardrobe of yours.
INSPIRATION: Selena Gomez on the cover of Teen Vogue
WTF: Griz Coats
I always appreciate design created with humour and these Griz Coats are no exception. I’ve categorized this Kickstarter project under the WTF? section because it’s what I’d be thinking if I ever saw someone wearing this on the streets. On their Kickerstarter page, the company Buffoonery Factory claims the coat is “highly appropriate for: Halloween, Bay to Breakers, Monday morning meetings, most weddings, Tuesday morning meetings, high school reunions, and first dates.” Halloween, yes, but the rest, not so much. I’d still buy one but save it for the house on cold, Canadian mornings.
Image seems to be everything in Hollywood (unfortunately) but once in a while two celebrities emerge that seem like the EXACT SAME PERSON. Of course, they’re not really — they both have unique careers and personalities but they share a similar look (see Rihanna and Rita Ora above). Then you end up googling whether or not they’re related (half siblings, third cousins, blood sisters) and realize you were wrong all along.
Which celebs do you think have an uncanny resemblance to eachother?
Nina Dobrev and Victoria Justice
Sarah Hyland and Mila Kunis
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We’re sending our get-well wishes to Rihanna, who broke her toe while vacationing in France. Her friend and assistant Jennifer Rosales posted the photo on Instagram with the caption: “It’s not a vacation until someone breaks a toe!” Ouch! Rihanna tweeted: “Bar tending last night, dropped a bottle, broke it, my foot is still bleeding!!!”
Victoria Duffield & Cody Simpson
We secretly hoped Victoria Duffield would be collaborating with Cody “Swoon” Simpson when she hinted at it over Twitter and now we have confirmation that this is FACT. The track will appear on her debut album and more details will be announced net week, including the song title, album title and release date.
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It’s amazing what being the girlfriend of a One Directioner can get you. Most girls get a cheesy card and a soft pat on the
head back for their 20th birthday — jewelry if they’re lucky. But Eleanor Calder (that’s the girlfriend of Louis Tomlinson FYI) got a personal birthday message from Rihanna.
Rihanna’s relaxing in the Mediterranean right now but she took a break from lounging on a yacht to sing “Happy Birthday” to the Manchester University student.
Calder also got a few tweets today from Louis and a One Direction bandmate. Check them out below:
Louis Tomlinson: “A very happy birthday to my lovely girlfriend @eleanorjcalder. Love you lots and lots ?#happybirthdayeleanor,”
Niall Horan: “Happy birthday @EleanorJCalder have fun!”
Forbes recently released their list of highest earning celebrities from May 2011 to May 2012. As if we already don’t feel bad about putting our coffee on a credit card, let’s ogle at stars who have oodles of moolah and then drop our heads and cry.
9. Tie between Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson — $26.5 million
8. Lil Wayne — $27 million
7. Kristen Stewart — 34.5 million
6. Adele — $35 million
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While I appreciate this depiction of what the Kardashians will look like in 20 years, I don’t really believe it. This is what the sisters would look like if they aged naturally LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE but alas, they’re the Kardashians and will probably use all sorts of magical anti-aging treatments from back alley sorcerers.
Kim, of course, will disappear for a longterm “holiday,” which is obvs code for the surgeon’s office. Meanwhile, Kourtney will use something more natural like whale sperm or leaches to maintain her perfect complexion. If anyone were to stay natural my guess would be Khloe.
That said, I think these hypothetical future mantle portraits by Planet Hiltron are hilarious. Kim and Kanye look like a Southern couple from the 90s who bring their five kids to the Fry Shack on weekends. But come on, we all know in 20 years Kanye will be living in a penthouse on Mars, wearing a gold space suit he designed himself. So he won’t have to worry about aging silly.
Here are some other celebs in 20 years:
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Rihanna reflects upon the similarity between fireworks and diamonds bursting in the sky. She was so touched by the spectacle that she’s already planning a new reggae-dance song called “Diamonds in the Sky-iy-iy-iy.” Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Tisdale indulged in an all-American picnic party. It involved her running around a park alone with a single flag waving behind her.
Snoop Dogg appreciates the finer things in life. Like watching hazy orange sunsets in Muskoka, sipping Dom Perignon Rose and posting photos of random women bending over with a lit cigarette between their legs.
If you’re the type of person that’s obsessed with pop songs or has a poor attention span then your head is pretty much going to explode when you hear this new “Pop Mash Up” by Vissagan Gopalakrishnan. The track remixes 40 pop songs into four minutes of bliss, including tracks by Rihanna, One Direction, Maroon 5 and Katy Perry.
While we’re happily doing the space hugger to this track, Gopalakrishnan is a bit of a pop music grouch: “I was listening to the radio when I realized I could mix every song I had just heard. Pop songs are so replaceable these days…”
Even if he was trying to prove the point that some pop music can sound formulaic, we still think it’s a solid mashup.