Big Apple Idolatry
- Rihanna and Chris Brown were seen making out on the dance floor of Griffin this week before heading into the bathroom together for a steamy session. Guess that restraining order has now been totally dropped? Wonder what she thinks of his neck tat.
- Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Read More
Chris Brown is either going through an insane period of self-flagellation, or this is the worst September’s Fools Day prank ever. New photos of the rapper emerged earlier today showing new neck ink that looks suspiciously like the 2009 photo of a badly-beaten Rihanna that was leaked to TMZ.
Is this the star’s way of giving himself a scarlet letter for life?
Last night was the 2012 MTV Music Awards, for anyone who didn’t spend the evening celebrating Fashion’s Night Out or glued to Fox News, CNN or MSNBC. And it seemed like a lot of people tuned in … at least half of our Twitter feed was dominated by messages about Kevin Hart, Pink, One Direction and, yes, Frank Ocean.
Even as Madonna brings her world tour to Yankee Stadium for shows on September 6 and 8, longtime fans will have a sneaking suspicion that she’s already sung her swan song.
IN THE CLUB
This morning brought MTV’s announcement of its Video Music Awards nominees, with established pop artists like Rihanna and Katy Perry competing with upstarts like Gotye and girl-of-the-moment Carly Rae Jepsen. In the marquee category, Video of the Year, the nominees are:
- Drake ft. Rihanna, “Take Care”
- Gotye ft. Kimbra, “Somebody That I Read More
Hip hop feuds
So, what’s it take for a club to get shut down by the NYPD these days?
Despite the rumors that Chris Brown and Rihanna are back together (they have been partying next to each other an awful lot lately), the rapper is still technically dating Karrueche Tran. Meanwhile, Rihanna has been romantically linked to the most emo hip hop star of all time, Aubrey “Drake” Graham.
Eventually, we knew, this would turn ugly. We just didn’t expect Chris Brown to be the one who walked away with the boo-boos.
Spring Arts Preview
In the dementedly overproduced and underwhelming action epic Battleship, what promises to be another brainless summer of so-called “blockbusters” takes another giant step backward. The wags already labeling this one “Terminator with water” are on the mark—I have to admit it has moments of noisy glory I couldn’t ignore. As another cookie-cutter ripoff inspired by comic books and video games (this time, Hasbro’s naval-combat pencil and paper-cum-board-turned-video game), you’re better here than with the idiotic Marvel’s The Avengers. To paraphrase a lyric from Guys and Dolls by the great Frank Loesser, “More than that I cannot wish you.”
The Hunger Games (Gary Ross) March 23
Your children have been refreshing Fandango daily to see if tickets are available yet for the movie based on Suzanne Collins’ kiddie novels—think of them as Twilight, except with actual murder instead of benign vampirism. Games promises a chaste love triangle and lots of angst for the tween Read More
Last night–the evening of pop singer Rihanna’s birthday–she released two remixes of existing album tracks. From her album Talk That Talk came a remix of “Birthday Cake” featuring Chris Brown’s vocals; from Mr. Brown’s upcoming Fortune came “Turn Up the Music” featuring Rihanna’s vocals. The star-crossed, or something, musicians had been hinting through Twitter about Read More