Celina’s Salacious Celebrity Gossip
February 12, 2009
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He did what?!
…He hit Rihanna. How dare he! R&B artist Chris Brown was arrested Sunday, Feb. 8 for assaulting girlfriend and fellow singer Rihanna the wee hours of Sunday morning.
The two allegedly fought in Brown’s car a little after midnight Sunday morning. The LAPD received a 911 call and noticed visible injuries on Rihanna, according to TMZ.com. Brown was charged with one count felony criminal threats, which could be punishable up to nine years in prison, as opposed to four years for domestic abuse.
Brown is also supposedly charged with assault with a deadly weapon, but authorities have confirmed that no actual weapon was used. Reports also say that Rihanna “suffered contusions and bite marks.” No statements have been made about Rihanna’s condition by the time of this article’s publication.
Wow, talk about stirring up publicity. Chris Brown is never going to live this news down for as long as he remains in the music business. Before this incident, the 19-year-old had a good life: Grammy nominations, a famous girlfriend, and a squeaky-clean image. Now, not only will he have to rebuild his image for years to come, but he has put his career in jeopardy. Wrigley’s gum released Monday that it is temporarily suspending all ads featuring the singer. Pending the result of the incident’s investigation, Brown’s ads may be suspended permanently.
My real problem with this situation is that Rihanna didn’t just kick his ass. As a strong, tough woman, I think she could have easily beaten up the little pipsqueak.
Surprises at the Grammys
The fifty-first annual Grammy awards were held last Sunday, Feb. 8 and shocked the music world with quite a few surprises.
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant led the awards, winning three, including Album of the Year for their collaboration, Raising Sand.
Coldplay wasn’t far behind, also winning three awards, including Best Rock Album and Song of the Year for “Viva la Vida.”
The most intense part of the night was Jennifer Husdon’s tear-jerking performance of “You Pull Me Through.” The singer also won her first Grammy, taking the prize of Best R&B Album for her self-titled debut.