Oprah Winfrey has given Rihanna's reunion with Chris Brown her blessing. The chat show queen - who recently interviewed the "Diamonds" singer on her show Oprah's Next Chapter about her relationship with the R&B singer who assaulted her in 2009 - praised the pop princess for being able to forgive him.
"You know what I loved about that interview is that she came with a big, wide open heart. She was in the space of forgiveness. And that she learned a lesson, that she was repeating with Chris Brown exactly what she needed to learn from her father," she told Extra.
During their interview in August, Rihanna spoke about her memories of her father Ronald Fenty being physically abusive to her mother and how she learned to forgive him. Oprah said she does not think less of the popstar for reuniting with Chris: "I think that if she is prepared to deal with that and is prepared to help him help himself then so be it. I have no judgment whatsoever. If that's how you choose to lead your life, that's really okay."
Rihanna has taken Oprah Winfrey on a tour of Barbados.
The "We Found Love" singer gave the popular talk show host a private tour of her native island when she visited her for a special in-depth interview for an upcoming episode of Oprah's Next Chapter.
The 24-year-old singer teased fans on Twitter by posting a picture of the pair in her car along with the caption, "Look who popped up in my hometown Barbados...Top notch."
Oprah admitted to being pleasantly surprised by the "refreshing" superstar and announced that the special episode of Oprah's Next Chapter will air in America later this month. "What a refreshing surprise she is!... Rihanna interview is August 19th. Didn't want to compete with Olympics! But worth the wait. She brought it!" she wrote on her Twitter.
Oprah was invited to film inside Rihanna's house as part of the revealing interview in which the star is rumored to open up about her relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, with whom she split in 2009 after he assaulted her. The interview will mark the first time Rihanna has spoken on Oprah's show, despite the bubbly host dedicating an entire episode to domestic violence after the Chris Brown incident.
Last week, ABC’s celebrity dancers got a free pass -- but this week, the field had to be narrowed. Someone had to become the first casualty of Dancing With the Stars 12, and the first results show of the season was tense indeed.
Host Tom Bergeron prolonged the agony for as long as possible, putting bottom three dancers Wendy Williams, Sugar Ray Leonard and “Psycho Mike” Catherwood on pins and needles. All three have received consistent crticism from the judges, but all have been extremely likable contestants. Sadly, one had to go…
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George Clooney may have organized the first major Haiti fundraiser, but it wasn’t the last one.
Later this week, Queen Latifah - with help from Sean Combs and Pharrell - will host another star-studded benefit event. The telethon, which is being presented by BET, will air across multiple channels including MTV, VH1 and Centric.
Wyclef, Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Akon, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke and India.Arie will be among the participants.
SOS Saving OurSelves - Help for Haiti will air from Miami at 8:00 on Friday night.
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What’s worse? Homosexual suggestion or highly-publicized domestic abuse? ABC seems to think the former is far worse - at least, to Good Morning America viewing audiences. On the heels of canceling Adam Lambert’s early-morning performance, the show is getting ready for Chris Brown to appear.
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Keep in mind—this clip is only a portion of what we will hear Rihanna say come Friday night.
On this morning’s Good Morning America, Diane Sawyer previewed the 21-year-old’s first television interview about her violent relationship with Chris Brown. In this 5-minute clip, the singer admits she was embarrassed about allowing herself to fall in love with that type of person.
“So far in love. So unconditional that I went back. It’s humiliating to say this happened. To accept that? It’s a traumatizing experience,” she said.
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Even if you didn’t The Office last night, chances are you’ve seen the internet sensation that inspired the video above.
Shortly before Jim and Pam said “I Do” (for the second time), the guests at their wedding danced down the aisle to Chris Brown’s “Forever.” (We later learned that Jim purposely planned a Plan B for their nuptials the minute he saw that YouTube clip.)
If you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere, you can watch the original version after the jump.
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Daytime icon Oprah Winfrey recently jumped into the fray and media frenzy surrounding Chris Brown and Rihanna on her talk show, speaking out against domestic violence and speaking personally to the singing star.
“Love doesn’t hurt,” Winfrey said more than once, contradicting several famous rock songs and more than one long-revered poet. “If a man hits you once, he will hit you again!” She stated passionately.
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Cable TV is capitalizing on the scandalous post-Grammy headlines that paint Chris Brown as a woman-beater and Rihanna a victim. They were two young, hot popstars. Now, they’re young, even hotter tabloid fodder. Want to see one version of this relationship?
MTV will air Chris Brown & Rihanna: Love in Trouble on Monday night at 6pm EST. A presentation of MTV News, the special will be studded with specialists, journalists and other “experts” who will provide “insight” and “commentary” into how the recent events might unfold in the future. An audience of young Brown and Rihanna fans will pepper the stands, offering their take on the events.
The relationship between the pair, which lasted for about a year, will be retold and explored during the special. It will also delve into Brown’s background, which is said to be fraught with abuse. A relationship expert will also participate, offering insight and advice to help young people face domestic violence in their own relationships.
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He won national media attention, the love of thousands of new fans and the highly-coveted title of season seven’s American Idol. What could possibly beat any of these huge life achievements? David Cook’s Billboard results, that’s what.
Eleven David Cook songs hit the Billboard Hot 100 song chart this week - the most new tunes from any performer in the fifty year span the list has existed. “The Time of My Life,” which Cook crooned at the Idol finale, is Cook’s biggest hit of the week. The tune debuted on the chart in the number 3 position. Other Cook tunes listed include his rendition of “Dream Big” (15) and “I’m Alive” (99). He may not be at number one, but he certainly isn’t doing too bad, either.
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