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Chris Brown Posts Birthday Shout-Out to Rihanna, Gets Roasted By Fans

Thankfully, Chris Brown hasn't been in the news much lately.

Generally when you see Breezy's name in a headline, it's a sure sign that you're face will soon be firmly planted in your palm.

And we're sad to say this latest case is no exception.

Chris Brown at Premiere

Today, Rihanna celebrates her 30th birthday, an occasion that she'll probably mark by smoking 31 blunts.

(The last one is because she lost count.)

Milestone birthdays can be times of poignant reflection, and obviously RiRi has a whole hell of a lot to be proud o.

But like most of us, there are some aspect of her past that she likely wishes would remain in the past.

And today, one of the ghosts of her early twenties swooped in to remind the Barbadian queen of a time she'd probably prefer to forget.

Rihanna Baby Pic

The photo above was posted on Instagram by Brown with a caption reading simply, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY @badgalriri."

Needless to say, some fans weren't thrilled to see the man who brutally assaulted Rihanna attempting to steal her birthday shine.

"This isn't cute," wrote one follower. "He put his hands on her. Grow up. Move on. Respect."

"DELETE THIS!" another commented.

"I wouldn’t like to have my abuser show affection to me after getting my head bashed into the floor," a third remarked.

The consensus seemed to be that Chris remains a dumbass and should probably be considered as a first-ballot inductee into the Dumbass Hall of Fame.

Rihanna at 2018 Grammys

But believe it or not, for reasons that defy explanation and make us seriously consider taking up residence in the deep woods, several miles from the nearest router, there are still folks out there who want Chris and Rihanna to get back together.

"Can y’all get married now like damn it’s long overdue!" wrote one eager fan.

"Aww him and Rihanna would have a cute baby," observed one clueless user.

Yes, in just 9 short years, many seem to have forgotten just how brutal Chris' attack truly was.

If you still had any hope left for humanity, it might be time to abandon it.

On the bright side, Chris doesn't appear to have dated anyone seriously since he broke up with Karrueche Tran for the last time in 2016, so maybe he's finally realized that he should be removed from the gene pool.

Rihanna: Boyfriend Hassan Jameel Warning Chris Brown to Stay Away?!

Rihanna is ... well, there's no real way to communicate with mere words how amazing Rihanna is.

She's beautiful, intelligent, talented, and just so many good things. There aren't enough hours in the day to sit down and count all of her virtues.

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She's just the best, OK?

And if you're a human being who walks this earth, then you surely know that.

It just makes sense that since Rihanna is such a treasure to us all, she's even more special to the men she dates -- and since last year, she's been dating billionaire Hassan Jameel.

Hassan is the deputy president and vice chairman of his family's company, which owns the rights to sell Toyota cars in Saudi Arabia.

We don't know much more about him, since he and Rihanna have been keeping their relationship very private.

Rihanna: Valerian Premiere Photo

But we do know that they've been dating for close to a year now, and that they definitely seem serious about each other.

So that's nice, right? It's good to see Rihanna with someone who isn't an aggressive, violent, hateful, scary douchebag.

And speaking of Chris Brown ...

It seems like while Chris isn't exactly an issue in Rihanna and Hassan's relationship, Hassan is concerned about him.

A source tells Hollywood Life that "He is uncomfortable with her ex Chris lurking in her past."

Chris Brown at Premiere

Gee, wonder why?

"Hassan doesn't trust Chris," the source adds, "and he feels like he is unpredictable when it comes to Rihanna."

"He feels like Chris is capable of trying anything to win her back and that has him feeling uneasy. Hassan tries not to worry about Chris, but knowing he may still love Rihanna makes him feel a bit tense."

His concerns may be valid -- another source claims that even after all this time and even though Rihanna has clearly moved on, Chris is still hung up on her.

"Chris thinks Hassan is not good enough for Rihanna -- but then, nobody would be good enough for her in his eyes," this insider states.

Chris Brown Sans Shirt

He's including himself in that, right? He can't think that he's good enough for her. Right?!

"He thinks there's no way Rihanna would marry this dude, which is kinda funny really as he doesn't know Hassan at all," the source continues.

"Chris just can't help it though, even after all these years, and all the water that's passed under the bridge, he still loves Rihanna to pieces and he still thinks of her as being his girl."

"It's totally crazy, but Chris still holds out this belief that one day, somehow, he and Rihanna will get back together and live happily after," the insider concludes.

No wonder Hassan has some concerns.

Especially when Chris has referred to himself as a stalker in the past, and has made statements like "If I love you, bitch, ain't nobody gonna have you, I'm gonna make you miserable."

We'd say we don't have the best feeling about this, but we never have good feelings when it comes to Chris Brown.

Rihanna: Fans Convinced She’s Pregnant After Last Night’s Grammy Performance!

A definite bright spot from last night's Grammy Awards was Rihanna's performance of "Wild Thoughts," right?

Then again, Rihanna's mere presence at any event could always be considered a bright spot.

Rihanna Performs at Grammys

Our girl went up there and performed "Wild Thoughts" with DJ Khaled, Bryson Tiller, and a bunch of dancers, and she killed it, as usual.

She looked amazing, the performance was amazing ... everything was amazing.

But hey, remember last year when Rihanna stepped out looking a little fuller figured and everyone was absolutely positive she was pregnant?

Yeah, that's happening again.

Her figure -- which, to be clear, is just incredible -- wasn't the only thing that got people talking though.

It was mostly her performance.

From the dress she wore to the low lighting to the way she sort of stayed behind the dancers, she just gave out that "I'm pregnant and hiding it but also performing live on national television" vibe, you know?

Oh, you don't know? You're still a little iffy on the state of Rihanna's womb?

Here, let Twitter explain it to you ...

"Rihanna is pregnant," one person insisted. "Her face full and she's glowing crazy."

Rihanna Posing at Grammys

Another person tweeted "I told y'all Beyonce was pregnant the minute she got on the stage at Roseland. I never get this wrong. Rihanna is with child."

Some people just have that gift, you know?

If you need another argument, someone else wrote "LMFAOO Idc what nobody says, Rihanna is pregnant lmao Her titties are HUGE. Y'all talking about 'nah she just thick' Okay but most thick bitches have little titties."

How do you argue with logic like that?!

Others just assumed that she's definitely pregnant, like this kind soul that tweeted "Why are they stressing Rihanna on that stage with all that dancing? She's obviously pregnant, carrying a billionaire's child too."

Rihanna Performing at Grammys

It's true -- she's been dating Hassan Jameel for a while now, and he is super, super rich. Like, crazy rich.

Several reports have said that their relationship is very serious as well. Perhaps so serious that they'd have a child together?!

Speaking of potential baby daddies, one person had a great point with "If Rihanna really pregnant DRAKE FANS REJOICE. WE ABOUT TO GET A TWO DISC JOURNEY."

Poor Drake. Hasn't he been through enough?

Sadly, others weren't as excited and kind about the rumors. There are quite a few tweets speculating about Rihanna's eating habits and calling her fat, which is not OK and really very wrong.

Rihanna at 2018 Grammys

To those people, one valuable Twitter user wrote "So help me Yeezus if I see any Rihanna pregnant/weight tweets. She looks SO HOT and you should lick a Tide Pod if you spread that kind of hate."

Topical AND fair.

But it's hard not to get pumped about the idea of international treasure Rihanna having a baby, right?

As one person put it, "I hope Rihanna is pregnant. That would make me so happy cus she really found the man she loves and wants to have a family with. That and baby Fenty would be chillin with Sir and Rumi."

Do you think she could actually be pregnant this time?

Rihanna Mourns Cousin, Calls for End to Gun Violence

Tragedy has struck Rihanna and her family.

The singer took to Instagram on Tuesday night and passed along the sad news that her cousin had been murdered in Barbados.

Rihanna, Cousin

Only 21 years old, Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne was shot and killed while spending time in Rihanna's native country.

In tribute to her late loved one, Rihanna wrote the following on her social media account.

"RIP cousin… can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms!” Rihanna captioned a slideshow of four photos with Alleyne.

She added:

“Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man! #endgunviolence.”

While followers have expressed their condolences to Rihanna and passed along their sympathies online, many have also focused on the hashtag she included.

End. Gun. Violence.

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This is probably as contentious of an issue as exists in America right now.

Heck, the same day Rihanna shared this post, Teen Mom 2 star Jeremy Calvert received both backlash and compliments for gifting his four-year old daughter with a rifle.

Some folks are aghast that any father would do such a thing...

... while others think Calvert was acting responsibly by teaching his child gun safety at a young age.

In other words: gun violence is a complicated issue.

Rihanna has been applauded by some for her call to action above, while others have wondered what steps she is referring to, exactly.

Rihanna in All Black

As for the specifics of what happened with her cousin:

According to local reports, Alleyne was simply walking near his residence in Lake Close, Eden Lodge, St. Michael, around 7 p.m. when he was approached by a man who shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene.

The victim was then rushed to a nearby hospital and later pronounced dead.

Authorities in Barbados have launched an investigation.

It's a tragedy.

Rihanna: Is She Pregnant

In February, Alleyne posted a special message to Rihanna in honor of her birthday.

“Every day we are happy to have you in our lives,” he wrote at the time, adding:

“Happy Birthday cousin, we really love you. Your presence in my life is a source of joy and happiness. To my favorite cousin, may all your dreams and wishes come true.

"#LoveYouLoads #wishyoumanymoretocome.”

May he rest in peace.

Celebrity Fashion Face-Off: Rihanna vs. Jessica Alba

When two stars of this magnitude go head to head in a celebrity fashion clash, there is no telling who will emerge victorious. Until you vote on it, that is.

Rihanna hit the streets of N.Y.C. for a day of shopping in her J Brand "Zombie" jeans, while Jessica Alba flaunted her new locks in similarly ripped pants.

Who wore the look better, the singer and part-time tattoo artist or the hot mom and part-time actress? Tell us below in our little informal survey ...

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Rihanna Plays Tattoo Artist, NYC Not Thrilled

Police are investigating a New York City tattoo parlor, East Side Ink, because Rihanna decided she wanted to play tattoo artist earlier this week.

Wednesday night, three lucky people at East Side Ink got brand-new tattoos inked by the "Umbrella" singer herself. This is apparently illegal.

"She came by to hang out with us and her regular tattoo artist, Bang Bang," says East Side Ink owner Yadira. "He decided he wanted to get a tattoo from her and then two of the other artists decided they wanted to get one as well."

RiRi gave her buddy and the other artists one of her signature signs.

"She tattooed us for a change," says Yadira. "It's a little umbrella with a capital R. The second and third had a number two and a number three next to it."

But the NYC Health Department says tattooing without a license is illegal.

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Will Rihanna be involved in more legal drama?

"Only licensed tattoo artists can administer tattoos in the city according to the City's Health Code," says NYC Health Dept. spokesperson Erin Brady.

Yadria counters it's only illegal if she is making a profit.

And as for Rihanna facing legal drama, an NYPD spokeswoman acknowledged that "Someone would have to make a complaint. There's been none."

Who would really complain? And would any minor legal matter faze her after getting her face flattened by Chris Brown earlier this year? Doubtful.

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Will Rihanna Stick to Her Story at Chris Brown Hearing?

Rihanna is set to take the stand as a witness against Chris Brown in his preliminary hearing today, with the festivities starting at 1:45 PM PST (4:45 EST).

Suffice it to say, her testimony is hugely important, an could potentially make or break the case against her ex-boyfriend. All bets are off at this point.

A few burning questions for today's hearing:

  • Will she stick to the story she told cops the night of the alleged beating? Rihanna said Brown had beaten her before and the violence was escalating?
  • Will Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, cross-examine Rihanna?
  • Additionally, if the case goes to trial, will Geragos argue that she was the initial aggressor, repeatedly hitting him before he began pounding on her?
  • Will the photo of Rihanna's battered face be admitted? Or the pics that were supposedly taken the next day - after the bruising and swelling settled, and looked even worse - that were not leaked to the press?

The judge has rejected TV or livestream coverage for today's hearing, but we will be posting updates with additional information as it becomes available.

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Celebrity Fashion Face-Off: Rihanna vs. Beyonce

The ever-changing world of Rihanna fashion knows no boundaries.

Contrasted with some of her recent outfits (and hairstyles), this is pretty vanilla ... at least as much as something can be when you are talking about Rihanna.

She opted to skip pants (no complaints from Drake) to wear this Matthew Williamson jacket as a dress, while Beyoncé paired the leather coat with a pale dress.

So who wins this fashion clash, B or RiRi? Tell us below!

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Chris Brown Hearing on For Monday; Rihanna Testimony Likely; Cameras Not Permitted in Courtroom

Defense efforts to delay Chris Brown's preliminary hearing failed as the California Supreme Court denied a motion by lawyer Mark Geragos to give him more time.

He sought to investigate further the leak of police photos showing Rihanna's battered face, which appeared on TMZ and may form the basis for Brown's defense.

The judge ruled earlier that the leak is not relevant to the case against Brown, at least as far as delaying a preliminary hearing - to determine if Brown will stand trial - right now. She indicated she may change her mind before a trial.

That means game on for Monday!

Don't expect any live streams from the courtroom, though. The hearing - at which Rihanna is expected to testify - will not be televised, a court spokesman said.

Los Angeles Criminal Court Judge Patricia Schnegg has decided against allowing cameras into the courtroom during Rihanna's testimony, Alan Parachini said.

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Barring a last-minute plea arrangement for an unforeseen postponement, Chris Brown and Rihanna will square off in court Monday afternoon. [Photos: Fame Pictures]

Prosecutors are expected to call Rihanna, 22, as a witness Monday as they make their case that Chris Brown, 20, brutally attacked and threatened her.

Brown faces two felony counts - assault and making criminal threats - stemming from an early morning incident before the Grammy Awards February 8.

If Brown accepts a plea bargain, the hearing would be unnecessary. He would certainly like that to happen, however, the fact that no plea has been reached yet indicates the sides may not be close to reaching a mutually acceptable punishment.

Rihanna has cleared her schedule so she could be in court if prosecutors call her as a witness June 22, her lawyer, Donald Etra, said last month.

Brown, who was laying low for a few months after the alleged attack, has been out and about lately as his PR handlers try to remake his image.

He's been seen at lots of NBA playoff games, and even filmed a short video with Bow Wow on YouTube in May in which he said, "I ain't a monster."

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Chris Brown Spotted with Rihanna … or Not

Rihanna's appearance at Game Four of the NBA Finals Thursday caused quite a stir, and nearly resulted in a run-in with her embattled ex, Chris Brown, who was a front-row regular at the Orlando Magic-LA Lakers series and throughout the playoffs.

It turns out Rihanna attended the game because she's crushing on Rashard Lewis of the Magic, and she and Brown didn't cross paths, though they came close.

Last night's Game Five, however, was a different story. The two were sitting right next to each other ... or were they? Check out this photo from the game ...

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Is this a photo of Chris Brown and Rihanna? Follow the jump and see ...

It's not! That's actually Teyana Taylor, one of Pharrell's singer proteges.

Amazingly, RiRi's doppleganger is mad at the AP and Yahoo for misidentifying her at the NBA Finals. Here's what she had to say about it on her Twitter page ...

Teyana Taylor

"omgggg if one more reporter say that im rihanna im gonna go crazzzzzzzyyyyyyyyyyyy ... I wish the AP would do a little research. since wen am i RIhanna ... yahoo and everybody else just did a biggg f***in s**t"

Mmm hmm. How could someone possibly be confused by the girl sporting Rihanna's recent signature mohawk, with Rihanna's recent signature shades, sitting one person away from Chris Brown at an event they were both at two days before?

Makes no sense to us.