My loyal readers already knew this, but Rihanna’s producer, The-Dream, has confirmed that Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake” remix with Chris Brown on the track was her idea.

The-Dream tells MTV’s Sway that he was driving alone in his car when he got the surprising call from Rihanna.

“I think I’m gonna put Chris on it,” he remembers Rihanna saying to him over the phone. “I don’t know which Chris you talkin’ about, [but] OK, cool, whatever you say,” The-Dream responded.

“At the end of the day, she’s my friend, so whatever she wants to do is whatever she wants to do,” The-Dream told Sway

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Reality maven Kim Kardashian won a civil settlement against her former publicist, celebrity blogger Jonathan Jaxson — barring him from spilling any more teas about her.

On Wednesday, the 31-year-old E! star’s lawyers issued a statement to Us Weekly, saying: “Kim Kardashian is very happy to announce that she has reached a settlement of her claims against Jonathan Jaxson. . .Kim is extremely pleased with the outcome of the matter.”

It’s highly unlikely that their settlement includes any monetary damages — since Jaxson doesn’t have any money. It more than likely includes language ordering Jaxson to keep his mouth shut — or else.

According to US magazine, As part of the settlement, Jaxson issued a public apology on his official website. “I wanted to apologize publicly to Kim Kardashian for any confusion that I may have caused by the personal statements I made recently regarding Kim Kardashian,” Jaxson wrote. “I would like to further clarify that I did not have any first hand knowledge of Kim’s relationship with Kris.”

Jaxson’s official website is no longer online, probably per the settlement agreement.

Despite Kardashian’s denials, there is no doubt that Jaxson once worked for Kardashian. There are videos and photos online of them together during happier times… if you feel like searching.

Plus, back in 2007, I met Jaxson at a party that I was hired to shoot for one of his clients (a Soap star whose name I can’t recall). Jaxson was your typical loose cannon who could not stop dishing the dirt about his other clients — Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian.

Hopefully, Jaxson has learned his lesson to stop running his mouth so much and save all his dirt for a book… like I’m doing.

Someone within Whitney Houston’s camp sold her out to the National Enquirer. The national gossip rag displays a photo of the pop icon lying in an open coffin wearing a purple dress on the cover of this week’s issue. The photo is believed to have been taken inside the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, where her family attended a private wake last Friday.

No word on how much the magazine paid the insider for the photo.

See the photo after the break. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT!

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According to Huffington Post, a writer is so incensed that Rihanna went back to Chris Brown — he is offering $1,000 to anyone who inflicts serious bodily harm on Brown.

From HuffPo:

Violence never solves anything, but that didn’t stop a writer named Kevin Seccia, from offering a $1,000 prize to the first person who beats up Chris Brown.

In a blog post, Seccia wrote that Brown “is a horrible human being,” and argues that he doesn’t even pretend to be sorry for “brutally assaulting and threatening to kill a woman,” and shows no awareness of what he’s done. For those reasons he’s offering the cash prize to the first person to deliver documented proof that they hit Brown with “at least two solid punches.” For legal reasons, Seccia writes that his offer is partially a joke, but he seems serious about wanting some karma to come Brown’s way.

Another high-profile hater is country singer Miranda Lambert. She was one of the first to express her disgust at Brown’s performance at the Grammys and got caught in a Twitter feud of her own with the 22-year-old R&B singer. Brown responded directly to Lambert with a sarcastic tweet: “Using my name to get publicity? I love it! Perform your heart out! Go buy Miranda Lambert album! So motivational and ‘PERFECT’!”

Lambert doesn’t seem to want to drop the issue anytime soon. At a concert on Thursday in Amherst, Mass., she spoke out against domestic violence. “I just have to speak my mind, because where I come from, beating up on a woman is never okay. So that’s why my daddy taught me early on in life how to use a shotgun.”

Watch wrestler CM Punk’s video message to “cowardly little boy” Chris Brown after the break!

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Actress Lindsay Lohan was seen leaving a LA court room after getting a rave review from Judge Stephanie Sautner during her probation progress report hearing this morning. According to TMZ, Sautner proudly announced, “You’re in the home stretch!” Lindsay has reportedly credited the judge for using “tough love” saving her acting career.

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Welp, that didn’t take long. Actress Vivica A. Fox took a brief hiatus from the dating scene after her very public break up with her ex-fiance, local party promoter Omar “Slim” White. According to SPLASH News, Aunt Viv, 47, was spotted today in West Hollywood, leaving Taste restaurant after having lunch with an unidentified male companion. It looks like Aunt Viv has given up her preference for younger men with strong backs.

Vivica has such good taste for the finer things in life. We LOVE her Tori Burch bag and crushed suede boots!
Photos: Vladimir Labissiere/Splash News

Update:

The toddlers have been found safe, according to the Atlanta Journal. No details are available about where and how Jalen Mattison, 3, and Amari Mattison, 1, were located, nearly 12 hours after they had been taken from their mother in DeKalb County.

“They’re safe,” GBI spokesman John Bankhead told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

There’s no word on what happened to the suspect who supposedly kidnapped the kids.

Update II, 4:01 PM ET:

According to the AJC:

The man said to have taken toddlers from their mother early Wednesday morning quickly dropped them off with friends to “babysit,” police said.

Two women keeping the children for the man believed he had rightful custody and that they were doing him a favor, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said.

“According to these women, they were friends only … they only knew his nickname,” Parish said. “The women only found out the kids were kidnapped late this morning from watching news reports.”

Around 1 p.m., the women took the children to the DeKalb County Magistrate Court and turned them over to police officers there.

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Poor Karrueche Tran. The aspiring model got herself mixed up with a narcissist who is now creeping with other women whose F.A.M.E. can boost his failing career. Sound familiar? I tried to warn Karrueche through her closest friends, but she wouldn’t listen to them. Now they say she’s depressed and taking sedatives to mask her pain, so she can sleep at night.

Chris jetted Karrueche to Miami for Valentine’s Day — the same day he was seen creeping with Lil Wayne’s baby mama, Sarah ViVan, who flew to Los Angeles from Atlanta to “hang out” with CB.

Now Karrueche is the laughing stock of the industry after Rihanna took Chris Brown back — and totally disrespect his lover on her “Birthday Cake” remix. Sources say Rihanna made CB disrespect Karrueche to force him to prove his love to her — and CB didn’t hesitate.

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According to a loyal insider who begged for anonymity, up-and-coming singer Rita Ora is being positioned to steal Rihanna’s spotlight. According to my source, who is well-connected on the west coast, Rihanna begged her former abusive boyfriend Chris Brown to jump on her “Birthday Cake” remix to divert attention away from Rita, who has also been in the studio with Brown.

They say Rihanna is very nervous and constantly looking over her shoulder to see how far Rita Ora is behind her.

Read the email from my informant after the break!

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