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Music News: Chris Brown Sentenced to 5 Years Plus More

Chris Brown sentenced in Rihanna assault case


A judge on Tuesday sentenced Chris Brown to five years’ probation and six months’ community labor for the beating of Rihanna and ordered to stay within 100 yards away from Rihanna unless they’re attending music industry events.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg told Brown that he could be sent to state prison if he violated any terms of his sentence. Brown will serve his sentence in his home state — Virginia — and his community labor will be overseen by the police chief in Richmond.

A probation report prepared for Tuesday’s sentencing describes two previous violent incidents. It said the first happened about three months before the February beating while the couple was traveling in Europe; Rihanna slapped Brown during an argument, and he shoved her into a wall. In the second instance, Brown allegedly broke the front and passenger side windows on a Range Rover they were driving while visiting Barbados, Rihanna‘s home country. Neither attack was reported, the probation report states.

The judge said she wanted to ensure that Brown, 20, performs physical labor instead of community service, such as mentoring young people. He will also undergo a year of domestic violence counseling. Rihanna did not attend Tuesday’s sentencing.

At one point, Brown, who was accompanied by his mother, agreed to the terms of the sentence before Schnegg had finished going through them all.

The hearing had been planned for Thursday afternoon, but Brown‘s lawyer,
Mark Geragos, asked to move up the singer’s sentencing to Tuesday. A previous attempt to sentence Brown was postponed when Schnegg said she hadn’t received adequate assurances that Brown would perform physical labor if allowed to serve probation in Virginia.

The judge said she was satisfied with a letter presented by Geragos that

Richmond Police Chief Bryan T. Norwood will directly oversee Brown‘s labor program. After Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault in June, Schnegg ordered the pair to stay away from each other and to not contact one another. Her order Tuesday essentially extended that until Brown completes his sentence.

Donald Etra, Rihanna‘s attorney, has said he didn’t think the strict rules were necessary, but that he and Rihanna favored a less-stringent ruling that simply ordered Brown not to annoy, harass or molest the 21-year-old pop singer. He said after Tuesday’s hearing that Rihanna did not object to the stay-away order, which allows the former couple to be within 10 yards of each other if they are attending music industry events.

Schnegg said she was aware of reports that Brown had been spotted on several occasions in the same places as Rihanna.

“I am not amused with the chatter that has been on the airwaves and any violation of your probation in this case comes with the potential for state prison,” Schnegg told Brown.

A felony charge of making criminal threats was dropped during Tuesday’s sentencing.

“We feel that the sentence for Mr. Brown is an equitable one,” said Sandi Gibbons, a district attorney’s spokeswoman. “He has his future in his hands. He has control of his fate.”

Gibbons said Brown‘s charge could eventually be reduced to a misdemeanor if he completes his sentence.

Spotted….

After the sentencing Chris Brown was spotted that night clubbing at a popular L.A. lounge named, Guys & Dolls with friends and bodyguards. Sources say Brown stood up on a booth and got the crowd excited as he danced along to Michael Jackson’s ‘Dirty Diana’.

“He didn’t seem to care at all that everyone was watching him,” says the source. “He was in a totally good mood, just hanging out with his buddies. Then all of a sudden he decided to put on a little show. Everyone went wild.”

Let it be told, he was not alone out and about, sources say that,  Rihanna was also out doing some clubbing of her own on Tuesday night after Chris Brown‘s hearing.

Rihanna and her gal pals flocked to downtown club Greenhouse, where they met Serena Williams, Queen Latifah and Paula Patton.

“Rihanna was dancing all night,” says a spy. “Chris looked like the furthest thing from her mind.”

“Your thoughts?”

Posted in Alicia Keys, Celebrities, Celebrity Couples, Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity Hookups, Celebrity News, Gossip/Rumors, NEWS, Swizz Beats

Celebrity Couples: Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats?

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats were spotted having dinner at VIP club in St. Tropez, France on August 26, 2009.

Below is another photo of them posing as a couple with Ricky Martin at Jennifer Lopez’s birthday party.

“I think it’s about time she has a public relationship, she’s always so private. It’s nice to see something so out in the open. Your thoughts on this couple?”

Posted in Celebrity News, Eminem, Entertainment, Gossip/Rumors, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop Beef, Hip-Hop News, Mariah Carey, Music News, Nick Cannon, R&B

Music News: Eminem and Mariah Carey are at it again

Eminem Has More Beef Against Mariah Carey….

On Thursday, the rapper debuted a new song, “The Warning,” slamming his ex and going into full detail about a sexual encounter they once had.

“Only reason I dissed you in the first place is because you denied seeing me. Now I’m pissed off,” he says before he starts his rap.

“You wanna hear something wick wack?/ I got the same exact tattoo that’s on Nick’s back,” he says, referring to Carey’s husband Nick Cannon.

Eminem also blasts Carey for mocking him in her latest music video, “Obsessed.”

“Oh gee, is that supposed to be me in the video with the goatee?/ Wow Mariah, didn’t expect ya to go b—s out./ B—h, shut the f— up before I put all those phone calls out/ When you was wilding out/ Before Nick, when you was on my di–,” he raps.

He then threatens to reveal personal pictures he has of the Carey. Mariah, it ever occur to you that I still have pictures?” he asks.

The feud between the two began earlier this year after Eminem namedropped Carey in the track “Bagpipes From Baghdad” from his latest album Relapse.

“Mariah whatever happened to us / Why did we ever have to break-up?” he rapped. Nick Cannon, you better back the f— up. I’m not playing, I want her back, you punk.”

Cannon later shot back on his blog, calling the rapper (who goes by the name “Slim Shady”) “Slim Lamey.” He added that Eminem is “still obsessed with my wife, the same female that wouldn’t let him get to second base from 8 years ago.” A month or so later, Carey got the last laugh by mocking Eminem in “Obsessed.”

Source: Yahoo! News

Posted in Celebrity News, Elizabeth Taylor, Entertainment, Gossip/Rumors, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Hip-Hop Rumors, Kanye West, King of Pop, Michael Jackson, Music News, Scrape TV Entertainment

Hip-Hop News: Kanye West Angered Over False Reports

Kanye West Angered Over False Reports He Was Claiming ‘King Of Pop’ Title Following Michael Jackson’s Death…

Kanye West may have made a lot of boasts in his career, but claiming to be the new King of Pop following the death of Michael Jackson is not one of them.

The superstar rapper hit his official Web site to shoot down rumors that he’s taking the title from the late Michael Jackson.

“I was just listening to [radio host] Wendy Williams and heard some quote about me saying I’m the new King of Pop,” he wrote. “Not only did I not say that, I haven’t said anything.”

Kanye also blogged that it upsets him that people would think he would make such a statement following Michael’s death.

“It makes me feel bad that obviously I made people feel that I would be corny enough to say something so whack after the passing of an idol, a legend and more than that a human being with feelings and a family,” the star continued.

The “Stronger” performer said he is angered that the fake comments went viral on the Internet.

“It scares me to think what people will believe, without even a source,” he wrote. “Any random person can type something on the Internet and then the world believes it. I don’t talk to press or do TV or do promotions of any sort. I’ve stopped chasing and buying into fame. Fame is like cigarettes with no surgeon general warning. It destroys most people as it did to the true and only King of Pop. We exploit ourselves and eat our own egos ‘Till there is nothing left.”

And, Kanye — who has previously blogged about being satirized on “South Park” and spoken out on other issues — vowed to no longer address the rumors about him.

“I have a feeling that this won’t be the last false statement with my name on it, but this will be the last time I defend myself. I’m done,” he wrote.

This is what he is angry about, read it below….

AFTER JACKSON DEATH KANYE WEST DECLARES HIMSELF NEW KING OF POP

June 29 2009 Via Scrape TV Entertainment

With tributes continuing to pour in for Michael Jackson questions about his life, his death, and his legacy also continue to mount. It is unlikely that the first two topics will ever be covered to full satisfaction but the latter is a different story entirely. Though Jackson hadn’t produced much music in the last fifteen years, and his most influential for more than twenty, his influence and standing in the musical and cultural world are unmatched. With his death now sinking in as a reality fans and the music industry are looking for a successor to his throne, and one man feels he has found it.

michael jackson billie jean videoSince he first burst onto the scene in 2004 Kanye West has been one of the most influential and best-selling music artists in the world. With such smashes as ‘Jesus Walks’, ‘Gold Digger’, and ‘Flashing Lights’, West’s impact on the music scene has been enormous. Though hugely popular, few would compare his success to the success Michael Jackson enjoyed in his early days. Amongst those few is West himself who has declared himself the successor to Jackson’s legacy and the new ‘King of Pop’.    

“You know everyone loves and respects Michael but times change. It’s so sad to see Michael gone but it makes a path for a new King of Pop and I’m willing to take that on. There’s nobody who can match me in sales and in kanye west respect so it only makes sense for me to take over Michael’s crown and become the new King,” said West. “First there was Elvis, then there was Michael, now in the 21st century its Kanye’s time to rule. I have nothing but respect for Michael but someone needs to pick up where he left off and there’s nobody better than me to do that. I am the new King of Pop.”

Jackson earned the nickname ‘King of Pop’ after a comment from Elizabeth Taylor. Officially there is no monarchy for music of any kind and hence no line of succession. kanye west performing“Monarchies can pass to non-blood relatives but only in very rare circumstances. In the case of musical monarchies it is really just a marketing title and has nothing to do with a ruling class or managing people or organizational structures. There really isn’t a need to declare anyone else the new King because it isn’t a real position but I guess if West wants to claim the title then all power to him,” said Scrape TV Entertainment analyst Tracey Temple. “It is a little soon to claim that title nd that may irritate a few people. It’s not like the people will revolt and the kingdom will collapse if someone isn’t right there to pick up the sceptre and continue the rule. I’m sure the Jackson family won’t be too happy with the news.”

West has reportedly tried to make contact with members of the Jackson clan to obtain official permission to use the title but has thus far received no response. It is believed the family is mourning the death of their loved one and have given little thought to the line of succession.

“We’ll have to wait and see what Jackson’s will shows about who he felt should take kanye westover for him but that of course may not be legally binding. In traditional monarchies if someone other than the first born is to take over then the King or Queen has to make that clear and have it written out.

In the case of these kinds of informal ruling classes there aren’t any hard and fast rules and that may become one of the many legal issues that will have to be worked out,” continued Temple. “Of course the question then becomes whether or not Kanye West is deserving of the title and what kind of ruler he will be. It’s unlikely that he will follow Jackson’s type of career path but he is well on his way to his own form of eccentricity which accompanies many monarchs. In that respect he may follow Jackson, though musically that is a different question entirely.”

West made his declaration in an all caps statement issued to all major media outlets.

Source: Yahoo!/Scrape TV Entertainment

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“Do you really think Kanye would say something like this, your thoughts?”

Posted in Celebrity Breakups, Celebrity Couple No More, Celebrity Couples, Celebrity Gossip, Gossip/Rumors, GQ, GQ Magazine, Kanye West, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Reggie Bush

Celebrity Breakups: Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush Are Over

Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend of two years, New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush, are going their separate ways, the reality star’s rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The pair, who recently returned from a charity trip to Africa with Kardashian‘s sister Khloe, just last May talked about “heading” toward marriage, but sources tell PEOPLE their relationship suffered from the time they spent apart – with yet another separation looming with the upcoming NFL season.

“They never get to see each other, ever,” the source says. “It’s been a long time coming. They still love each other and are part of their lives, but Reggie spends six months out of the year in New Orleans, so it’s tough.”

Kardashian, 28, the star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, had been dating Bush, 24, since 2007. The couple were seen as the perfect Hollywood pair, stepping out on red carpets and posing for a GQ spread together.

“They were the cutest couple,” another source tells PEOPLE. “They loved each other so much but they hardly saw each other. He starts his football training camp this week and she starts filming Keeping up with the Kardashians this week. They just need a break right now.”

Rumor has it that Kanye West broke them up. According to, FOX 411 the rapper was sending racy texts about a night the two of them partied together:

Reggie saw text messages on Kim‘s phone from Kanye West and flipped out on her,” the source tells FOX411. And these weren’t your average friendly messages. “The texts referenced a night they hung out, how much fun he had, how hot Kim was, and more racy things that got Reggie‘s imagination running,” says the source. When Reggie confronted Kim about it, the couple had a huge blow-up, and jealousy issues, which had been pretty much kept out of their relationship until this incident, surfaced, according to the insider. “They realized there were trust issues on both sides, and couldn’t go forward,” says the source.

Here’s some photos from their GQ shoot together.

Source: People/The Superficial

“Do you think they should get back together?”

Posted in BET, Chris Brown, Drake, Gossip/Rumors, Hip-Hop Beef, Hip-Hop News, Jay Z, Kanye West, Michael Jackson, Music News, Rihanna, The Game, Tim Westwood

Music News: Jay-Z Speaks Out About Chris Brown & The Game

In an interview with English deejay Tim Westwood, Jay-Z took time to address several hot-button issues, the first of which was Chris Brown.

Jay-Z denied rumors that he had Brown‘s scheduled Michael Jackson tribute at the BET Awards canceled. “First, let me categorically deny that. That’s not even my style. If I got a problem with Chris Brown, I got a problem with Chris Brown. I haven’t said anything – I haven’t said anything live, or behind the scenes. Whatever. I don’t agree with what he did, and that’s it.”

Moving onto other controversies, Jay spoke about The Game, whom he mentioned in a freestyle live in concert, which ilicited a harsh response from the west coast rapper. Jay-Z was careful to point out that he in the freestyle that he was not talking about Game. “Tell groupie to get over it,” concluded Hov.

During the interview, Jay also confirmed that his next single will indeed feature Rihanna and Kanye West in favor of one with Drake. As previously reported, the singer is titled “Run This Town.”

Source: HipHopDX

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Wedding Bliss: Katy Perry Has Future Wedding Plans In Mind?

 

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Katy Perry could be getting married… in the next five years, if her plans work out. The sexy singer said that marriage is in the cards but not right now.

The singer, who has been having an on-again, off-again relationship with musician Travis McCoy, says: “I’d love to be married in the next five years. “But as much as I make plans, I can also be spontaneous. So if I find that one person, then f*** it – why would I wait?” At the moment, just having someone she can share her life with appeals to Perry. She says: “I want someone to tell the details to – that I had dinner with Paul McCartney or that I met Madonna. “I’m on this extraordinary adventure and if I have no one to talk to at the end of the night, I feel lonely.”

Source: Splash News