Chris Brown's robbery victim has been revealed-- on video. The victim, Christal Spann, who clearly does not fit the "type" that Brown prefers -- was caught on video reporting Brown's alleged crime to Miami Beach cops. The video, first posted by TMZ.com, shows Spann surrounded by her friends -- all dark skinned sisters. Spann is in obvious distress as she exclaims several times, "I just want my phone back."
Spann told police that she and her friends followed Brown and rapper Tyga as they left the Cameo nightclub on South Beach early Sunday morning.
When Brown and Tyga climbed into Brown's leased black Bentley, Spann approached the vehicle and snapped a picture. An enraged Brown rolled down the window and snatched Spann's cell phone out of her hand.
Spann said Brown told her "Bitch, you not gonna put this up on no website," before speeding off with the $500 iPhone.
According to TMZ, the Miami Beach P.D. and the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office are aware of the existence of the video. The video will be used in their investigation, and it will be determined if Brown will be charged with a crime.
If Brown is charged with a crime, he will violate his California probation for assaulting singer Rihanna in 2009. Brown may be forced to serve out the remainder of his 5-year sentence in prison.
Not only does Brown hate women, but he harbors a particular hatred for women with dark skin.
According to TMZ.com, a woman's story about troubled singer Chris Brown snatching her cell phone was credible enough for the DA to consider taking out a warrant for his arrest.
According to TMZ, Christal Spann, 24, filed a police report Sunday for "robbery by snatching." She claimed she followed Chris and rapper Tyga as they were leaving Cameo nightclub in Miami early Sunday morning. She said she got close enough to snap a picture of Chris and Tyga as they sat in his Bentley.
That's when, according to the police report, Chris flipped out, rolled down his car window and grabbed her cell phone, saying, "Bitch, you're not gonna put that on the Internet."
According to the police report, Chris then rolled up his window and sped off, taking the $500 iPhone with him.
There is no indication in the police report what Chris Brown and Tyga were doing in the picture, and why it was so important for Chris to jeopardize his probation status to prevent Crystal from uploading the photo to the Internet.
The most important thing is: if Brown is arrested, he will violate his probation in California for the Rihanna assault case -- and he will be thrown in jail to serve out his sentence!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Aging rapper Jay Z and his wife, Beyonce, left their newborn, Blue Ivy, at home to watch the NY Knicks get blown out by the NJ Nets in Madison Square Garden tonight. It was the first public appearance together for the couple.
The couple's outing was strategically timed to coincide with the release of Rihanna's much-anticipated "Birthday Cake" remix featuring troubled singer Chris Brown. Coincidence?
According to my very credible record label source, Rihanna's next single, "Birthday Cake," is in jeopardy of being shelved due to the controversy surrounding Chris Brown's feature on the track.
The much talked about "Birthday Cake" remix is the full length version of the interlude off Rihanna's gold album, Talk That Talk.
Due to popular demand, the track was revamped and Rihanna's abusive boyfriend was added to the mix. But the response to the news that Brown is on the single has reverberated online. Many of Rihanna's million strong 'Rihanna Navy' say RiRi is committing career suicide if Brown is left on the track.
I reached out to my source last night to confirm or deny new reports that Brown was no longer on the track. My source confirmed that -- yes -- Brown IS featured on the "Cake" remix, which was scheduled to drop tomorrow. But my source added that Roc Nation is "debating" shelving the remix because of "all the controversy."
According to my source, Rihanna herself is anxious for the track to be released -- in its present form -- with Chris Brown's vocals intact.
Rihanna is celebrating her 24th birthday today in Central London, near the tiny hamlet of Clapham, where your auntie was born (I'm not sure if Clapham is still tiny).
Over the weekend 'Saturday Night Live' aired an unfunny skit featuring SNL's Maya Rudolph as Beyonce, and singer Justin Timberlake as musician Bon Iver. In the skit, Beyonce and Jay Z are visited by their quirky celebrity friends, such as Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, who stop by to see their daughter -- or son -- Blue Ivy.
Troubled singer Chris Brown and his long-suffering girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, spent the day on the beach with friends in Miami yesterday. Brown took special delight in frightening the seagulls that flock to the beach in search of food. As beach goers looked on in disgust, Brown chased the birds, flapping his arms and screaming as the birds took flight to escape his childish antics.
Speaking of sick birds, Brown's rumored other girlfriend -- singer Rihanna, who is in London today -- took to her Twitter page today to threaten a blogger.
Even though she was quoting a rap lyric in her tweet, your auntie isn't taking any chances. I have beefed up my security and I'm headed to the gun range for more practice after I hit the gym.
Last night around midnight, just as I was turning in for the evening, I received a text message from a very well-connected industry source. The text read simply: "It's official. They're back dating!"
"They who?" I replied -- knowing full well who he meant.
"Rhi/Cb" he texted back. The 'Rhi/Cb' was Rihanna and Chris Brown. I was dumbfounded. I knew Brown was featured on the full length version of Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" track off her current album. And I knew they had been seen partying at the same night spots in LA. But this industry source had assured me that the rumors of Rihanna and Chris Brown getting back together were untrue.
So why the sudden reversal of information?
My theory is this: Rihanna (or someone in her camp) read this Blind Item and started to buck at the realization that not only does she have to share Brown with his current long-suffering girlfriend, Karrueche Tran -- but she's also sharing him with Lil Wayne's baby mama, Sarah ViVan too!
My industry source, who is connected with Rihanna's record label, probably doesn't want the information about Brown and Sarah to grow legs, since this would not be beneficial to the promotion and marketing of the "Birthday Cake" track.
Radaronline reports that troubled singer Chris Brown's mom is furious at his latest online antics. Radar Online says Joyce Hawkins is angry that Brown, 22, took to his Twitter page to tell his "Haters" to "f*ck off" after things were seemingly going so well for him.
You're probably asking where his mom has been through all of his past Twitter outbursts? Allegedly, Joyce Brown is "scared" of her son's narcissistic rages, which she has been on the receiving end of.
Meanwhile, “Joyce is absolutely livid that those vile words and rants were posted on Chris’ Twitter page. She isn’t buying his excuse that he didn’t post it and she has told him that it is his Twitter page, and only he should be posting to it, period,” a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com.
“She feels like people were just waiting for a negative reaction to what others were saying about him. She had begged Chris to just ignore it and she is just beside herself that after such successful performances at the Grammys and winning the award, people are now talking about this Twitter controversy. … It’s time for Chris to grow up, and his mother told him that. Chris is his own worst enemy at times and she constantly worries about how he is going to react to stressful situations.”
Page Six reports that Cabaret singer Beyonce is already in the studio recording a new album. Apparently, she has given Blue Ivy to the help to raise while she and her egotistical husband Jay Z continue their pursuit of the spotlight.
We're not surprised. According to our source at the hospital where Blue Ivy was born to a surrogate in January, "mother-infant bonding did not occur in the hours following the birth." Nurses are trained to look for signs of maternal failure to bond. They are instructed to summon the hospital social worker if there are signs that a mother is not bonding properly with her newborn.
We have all seen new mommies caress their precious newborns close to their chests. But this is how Beyonce held Blue Ivy on her born day -- in the crook of her arm, like she didn't know the kid. I've seen others hold babies that way, such as volunteer baby cuddlers in newborn nurseries.
Please pray for the baby: she has narcissists for parents.
According to msnbc.com, police and Crime Stoppers in Washington state used their own personal funds to purchase the burial plots on either side of the two sons of Josh Powell to prevent his family from burying him next to them.
"The bottom line is, Josh Powell will not be near those two boys," Pierce County Sheriff's Sgt. Ed Troyer said in an interview with a Seattle-area radio program called the Ron and Don Show.
"It's disgusting that a murder suspect would be buried next to his victims," Sheriff Paul Pastor said in a statement posted on Twitter.
On Feb. 5, Powell used a hatchet to hack his sons, Charlie, 7, and Braden, 5, to death before setting his rental house on fire, killing himself. A social worker had arrived moments earlier with the children for a court-ordered visit. But the children ran ahead of her into the house, and Powell slammed the door shut behind them.
"He's a narcissist and he has no love for anyone but himself," said Kirk Graves, whose wife is Josh Powell's sister.
Troubled singer Chris Brown, and his exhausted looking girlfriend, Karabullet Train, were spotted jetting out of LAX airport on Tuesday night -- just hours after he was seen creeping at an entertainment facility with the apparently slutty baby mama of a certain amphibian rapper.
Brown was seen on Wednesday chatting on his cell phone and fondling himself on the balcony of his Miami Beach hotel while another hard leg loitered nearby. Meanwhile, his girlfriend Karpark, tweeted on her Twitter account like nothing was wrong -- like she didn't have a care in the world that her boyfriend was two-timing her right under her nose.
The west coast premiere of Lionsgates' 'Good Deeds' was held yesterday in Los Angeles. Gabrielle Union, who stars in the film, responded to the criticism directed toward Davis for throwing a party in the same hotel where Whitney Houston's body lay in rigor mortis on the 4th floor.
The Insider's Kevin Frazier asked Union about her decision to walk the red carpet.
"I think if you weren't there, I could understand [being upset]," said Union. "We made a judgment call after [Diddy] and Clive talked to the family and they said, 'Please go,' basically to provide a more balanced view of Whitney's life."
Self-centered celebrities have a peculiar habit of making poor judgment calls.
Gabrielle added that Whitney's family and friends were becoming frustrated by the focus being placed on the late singer's struggles with addiction.
Tyler Perry, who wrote, directed and stars in Good Deeds, reportedly lent one of his planes to transport Whitney's body from Los Angeles to New Jersey. On the red carpet, Tyler neglected to take credit for the act of kindness, changing the subject when pressed.
"This movie is more about just living your own life and choosing your own path ... and just being the best person that you can be," said Tyler. "So that's what I'm hoping that people will take away from it."
Good Deeds opens February 24. Source
The Grammy Recording Academy saw fit to reward troubled singer Chris Brown with a trophy on Sunday. But that doesn't mean he has been redeemed in the eyes of the industry.
Rihanna's management has reportedly urged the singer to keep her distance from the techno junk singer.
"Her management don't want Rihanna's career to suffer. She seems to be out almost every night and people fear it's no coincidence that she and Chris have turned up at the same venue more than once," a source told Closer magazine.
"Rihanna seems to still feel a connection with Chris ' even though he has a girlfriend."
Rihanna's team are reportedly becoming increasingly worried about the star. Insiders say they are pleading with the beauty to take time out of the spotlight.
"She seems to have forgotten what a toxic relationship she and Chris had, and calls him the love of her life. People are becoming increasingly worried," the source added.
Cartoon rapper Nicki Minaj covers VIBE magazine's Feb/March 2012 issue. The magazine hits newsstands this week. Minaj is still reeling from the fallout of her controversial appearance on the 54th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday.
VIBE: You were heavy on the fashion scene last year around Fashion Week with Anna Wintour. Do you feel like you’ve been accepted by the fashion world?
NICKI MINAJ: Yeah, I realized more recently that even if it’s for a fashion magazine, I’m not gonna change who I am. When I was doing photo shoots last year, I kept on being told, “This is what we want your hair to look like and this is what we want you to look like,” and it really, really stifled my creativity. So the other day I was talking to a photographer, and he said, 'You know what, I like your everyday looks so much better than when you do photo shoots for magazines.' And I was like, 'So do I, you’re absolutely right.' I’d been getting more and more frustrated for a while. But I’ve made up my mind that when you see a Nicki Minaj magazine cover from now on, it’s really going to reflect me and it’s going to be something that I creatively had a hand in, because I don’t have to do it anymore. I don’t have to do things just to please people. It’s okay to do what I love because what I love, my fans love. And they’re really the only ones that should matter. The fashion world will have to come to Nicki Minaj, as opposed to Nicki Minaj trying to go to the fashion world.
Actress Gabrielle Union attended the PUMA Motorsport event at the Performance Motorsports Garage in Las Vegas, Nevada, yesterday. Sources say Gabrielle "deeply regrets" walking the red carpet before Clive Davis' dinner at the Beverly Hilton where Whitney Houston's body lay in rigor mortis on the fourth floor. She's telling friends that if she had to do it over again, she would have bypassed the red carpet because the fallout from her lack of good judgment wasn't worth it.
Insiders whisper that party organizers had to beg celebs to pose on the red carpet in front of the "walk-and-repeat" backdrop so the big money sponsors wouldn't get upset. Some celebs were reluctant to pose, while others flatly refused to walk the red carpet.
Radar Online reports that police and the coroner's office were instructed NOT to remove Houston's body from her hotel room while Davis' party was ongoing.
The reason given was that Davis and other party organizers didn't want a coroner's van mingling with the arriving limos and luxury vehicles.
Most narcissistic celebs wait all year to be seen at Davis' grandiose annual pre-Grammy party. They say Davis' party is the hottest ticket in town -- where you can find the biggest gathering of self-centered snobs in one room. Photo: STARPICZ / Splash News
Outraged Catholics are calling for a boycott of CBS network following rapper Nicki Minaj's bizarre Grammy Awards performance last night.
The talentless Minaj, 29, arrived at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards dressed in a red satin Versace cape with a Caucasian man dressed as the Pope on her arm. Later in the telecast, Minaj acted like a woman possessed -- performing her single "Roman's Holiday" with bizarre satanic rituals which included levitation and an exorcism onstage before a shocked Grammy audience.
"Nicki’s disturbing performance at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards was a blatant attack on the Catholic church," wrote one outraged blogger.
If the stage was set as a Jewish Holocaust, or a black slavery set or some kind of mockery of Muhammad and Islam glorifying slave owners, there would be outrage. But because its the Catholic church that Minaj is mocking, somehow it’s allowed.
Other blogs are calling for the boycott of CBS and its sponsors, saying the Grammy's are increasingly relying on shock and vulgarity to attract more viewers to the show.
The Catholic League was also not amused by Minaj's performance.
“Perhaps the most vulgar was the sexual statement that showed a scantily clad female dancer stretching backwards while an altar boy knelt between her legs in prayer,” Bill Donohue, the president of the Catholic League told CBS New York.
“None of this was by accident, and all of it was approved [by] The Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammys. [Whether] Minaj is possessed is surely an open question, but what is not in doubt is the irresponsibility of The Recording Academy. Never would they allow an artist to insult Judaism or Islam,” Donohue said.
Troubled singer Chris Brown lip synced during the 54th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center for the first time since beating the crap out of his former girlfriend, Rihanna, in 2009.
Brown's performance was made possible by a sympathetic judge who lifted his restraining order last year at the request of Rihanna's legal team. Brown lip synced a techno junk medley of his songs "Turn Up The Music" and "Beautiful People" much to the delight of his fans who squealed when he came out onstage in tight grey skinny jeans.
The ordeal of a NJ concert promoter and his son being held captive in Angola is far from over.
The NY Daily News reports that concert promoter Patrick Allocco, 51, and his son Patrick, 22, of Morristown, NJ, are still being held against their will in a seedy motel "in a nightmarish dispute with a furious Angolan promoter and his gun-toting henchmen."
According to the paper, Nas, along with budding female rapper Jemiah Jai, reportedly pocketed $315,000 in advance — but never boarded a plane to perform New Year’s shows in Luanda, the Angolan capital.
"That they’re being held for something that somebody else did is preposterous," said worried wife and mother Abby Allocco.
The moment the Allocco's discovered that Nas was not coming to Angola on New Year's they attempted to flee, but their driver stopped at a store, claiming he had to meet someone. Fearing they were being set up, the father and son jumped out of the taxi but they were quickly surrounded by armed thugs toting AK-47s on the orders of Angolan promoter Henrique Miguel.
Self-centered celebrities such as Ciara, Diana Ross, Kelly Rowland, Kim Kardashian, and others, cheesed for the cameras on the red carpet at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hills Hilton, while the body of pop icon Whitney Houston's was in rigor mortis in her room at the same hotel.
These celebs wait all year to strut their stuff at Davis' annual party-of=the-year, so they are not going to let something like the death of a legend stop them from being seen on the red carpet. As you look at the pics after the break, keep in mind that these celebrities were fully aware that Houston's body had not been removed from her room yet.
Troubled singers Rihanna and Chris Brown were seen entering a West Hollywood recording studio yesterday -- at separate times, not together. (the photo above is for illustrative purposes only). Rihanna's reps have dismissed rumors that Rihanna is reconciling with her abusive ex-boyfriend. But there is a new rumor that they are recording a track together -- possibly a remix of one of Rihanna's songs. Rihanna and Brown are expected to take the stage at the Grammy Awards tomorrow -- though not together. It will be their first time attending the Grammy's at the same time since the incident in 2009 when Brown savagely punched, bit and stomped Rihanna in a fit of rage that still resonates today. Brown has said he will not give interviews this year, and he is not expected to walk the red carpet.
This photo of disgraced reality TV personality Kim Kardashian was snapped earlier this week when Kim was on her way to Bible study with her new bestie, singer Leann Rimes. (I guess La La Anthony was busy).
Kim has dedicated herself to bagging the very religious Denver broncos quarterback Tim Tebow by pretending she's spiritual, prayerful and virginal. On Sunday, she even tweeted that she was on her way to church -- something she has never tweeted before.
Luckily, Tim is not as dumb as Kris Humphries - Kim's hapless ex-husband of 72 days.
Once again, Beyoncé was caught telling a bold faced lie after claiming she attended her husband Jay Z's concert at Carnegie Hall on Monday night.
But was she really lying this time?
On Tuesday, the 40/40 club's PR people sent out an email stating, “Despite various reports, Beyoncé did not attend Jay-Z’s concert.”
Indeed, the only photos we saw of Beyoncé were when she was leaving Jay Z's 40/40 club after the concert.
Beyoncé herself added to the confusion when a NY Daily News reporter caught up to her outside the 40/40 club. The reporter specifically asked Bey if she attended the concert.
Shortly after the booty-licious mama arrived at her husband’s 40/40 Club for post-concert festivities Monday night, we asked her if she’d gone to the show.
“Yes,” she told us, calling her spouse’s concert “amazing.”
Apparently, Jay Z and his people were concerned that not enough mention was made of Beyoncé's appearance at the 40/40 Club after the concert. The 40/40 Club needs all the publicity it can get. As you know, the bar came under scrutiny when the city's health department shut them down for failing an inspection one day after the grand re-opening last month.
About 90% of celebrities are narcissists or they have narcissistic tendencies. They believe they are special and that they are entitled to special treatment.
These celebs cloak themselves inside a warm cocoon where they believe they are untouchable. Celebrities and their reps realize that the media is not as gullible as the general public, so they ingratiate themselves to the media (and to certain blogs). They give certain members of the media (and certain bloggers) exclusive access into their world in return for favorable press. This sort of treatment is otherwise known as kissing azz.
When a celebrity grovels before the national media as much as Jay Z does, he or she doesn't expect the media to turn on them and expose their failings.
This is precisely what happened to Jay Z today -- one day after his so-called "historic" performance at Carnegie Hall in NY. The hard working sleuths at The Daily have uncovered shady financial dealings by Jay Z.
The tide has shifted. Who didn't see this coming after Beyonce played the media with her sham of a pregnancy?
Now we know why Beyonce was in the hospital for so long in January after her surrogate allegedly gave birth to her baby, Blue Ivy. Last night, Beyonce stepped out in public for the first time to attend her husband Jay Z's concert at Carnegie Hall. It was her first public appearance since the baby's birth. No one outside of the Metropolitan New York area even knew Jay Z had a concert last night. Which is a strong indication of the media's decreasing interest in him.
It is obvious from these pics that Beyonce had recent breast enhancement surgery. Beyonce wore a red dress with a plunging neckline so the paparazzi could get good shots of her padding, in a desperate attempt to fool the public into believing she's breast feeding. How pitiful is Beyonce? Well, you won't have time to come up with an answer because the attention whore will be in our faces every day for the next few months -- until the paparazzi grows tired of seeing her.
Troubled singer Rihanna was spotted stumbling out of the Manor nightclub in West Hollywood last night. The Manor was the same nightclub where her ex-boyfriend was partying with friends after watching the Super Bowl. Once again Rihanna was ignored by Brown and his entourage. RiRi wore a black, leather Chanel cap, a sheer, black bodysuit and blue jeans.
The 23-year-old Bajan beauty drowned her sorrows with bottle after bottle of expensive bubbly, according to witnesses. Rihanna leaned hard on her fiercely protective assistant, Melisssa, as they exited the nightclub. Security had to practically drag the drunken singer through hordes of paparazzi to her car.