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Web Buzz: Starbucks hacked, Rihanna’s deal, and more

The Web is buzzing with reports that Starbucks has been hacked. Some U.S.  customers are saying they’ve been ripped off hundreds of dollars and are blaming a Starbucks mobile app. Apparently, hackers have been able to gain access to victim’s reward cards. However, Starbucks is denying its app is the source of the hack. Details at CNBCStarbucks ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos is in hot water for not disclosing a hefty donation to the Clintons’ charitable foundation. Stephanopoulos is now apologizing for... Read More →

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Rogue is a new scent by Rihanna

Grammy-award winning singer/model/actress, “Rihanna” is always turning heads, pushing the envelope, and starting trends. Now the young entertainer has a new fragrance out called Rogue, according to a PRNewswire. In the release, Rihanna describes her new scent this way: “People are always changing and evolving, and with Rogue, my new fragrance, I wanted to switch it up to reflect who I am today. It’s a personal fragrance that’s more self-aware. It’s Rogue, it’s me,” says the songstress. “This scent embodies demure feminine qualities yet carries into an audacious new moment.... Read More →

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Singer Chris Brown sentenced today

File photo —  03/05/09/Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times Singer Chris Brown escaped a jail term in his felony domestic violence case this afternoon, but the Los Angeles County Superior Court judge slapped him with a tough probation sentence. Judge Patricia Schnegg sentenced the popular R&B entertainer to five years of felony probation, 180 days of community labor, and 52 weeks in a domestic violence counseling program. Brown will be serving his sentence in his home state of Virginia, but must return here periodically to provide Judge Schnegg with a progress report. In June,... Read More →

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Singer Chris Brown gets a plea deal in domestic violence case

File Photo: TV Guide/Frank Micelotta/Getty Image–Rihanna & Chris Brown Shortly before a preliminary hearing was set to get underway in a Downtown Los Angeles courtroom this afternoon, singer Chris Brown accepted a plea deal in his domestic violence case. Brown is accused of beating up long time girlfriend/singer/model, Rihanna, in a sports car on a Los Angeles street, following a pre-Grammy Awards party February 8, 2009. Today Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault likely to cause great bodily injury. The plea agreement calls for the 20-year-old entertainer to be sentenced to 180 days of community labor, which means it has to... Read More →

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Singer Chris Brown pleads not guilty to two felonies

Photo 03/05/09: Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times Singer Chris Brown was greeted by a horde of photographers, reporters, and some screaming fans when he arrived in a black SUV at a Los Angeles County criminal courthouse in Downtown L.A. today. Shortly after 3:30 p.m., Brown was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to a couple of felonies; assault likely to cause great bodily harm and making criminal threats. Brown first appeared in court in connection with these charges last month. The charges stem from a reported violent altercation on a street in the Los Angeles... Read More →

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A new development in singer Chris Brown’s assault case

More legal drama in singer Chris Brown’s domestic violence case involving his model/pop star girlfriend, Rihanna. Today the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Brown’s attorneys have requested a closed-door hearing. Hmm, this means no media or the public allowed. The L.A. Times story suggests the focus of the hearing will be the testimony of some witnesses. The hearing has been set for Monday, March 23, 2009 before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg. This may be another attempt at damage control by the Brown camp. Yesterday, the... Read More →

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Singer Chris Brown withdraws from the Kids’ Choice Awards

More negative fallout for singer Chris Brown because of that domestic violence investigation involving his pop star girlfriend, Rihanna. Today Brown withdrew his name from consideration for two Kids’ Choice Awards. In a statement a spokesman said: “Chris very much appreciates the support of his fans and the honor they have paid him in the way of nominations for Favorite Male Singer and Favorite Song,” according to the People website. Media reports say Nickelodeon, the sponsor of the awards, has been bombarded by complaints wanting both Brown and Rihanna’s names... Read More →

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Chris Brown charged in alleged attack on his girlfriend Rihanna

Google Image                     Pop and R&B singer Chris Brown was charged with two felonies today as a result of what was apparently a brutal attack on his pop star/model girlfriend, Rihanna, last month. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office filed the charges this morning, accusing Brown of committing an assault likely to cause “great bodily harm” and making terrorist threats. There are reports all over the Internet today with details of the alleged attack, which are painful to read. Court documents indicate Brown viciously beat, bit, and then threatened to kill the victim,... Read More →

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Rihanna finally speaks out after alleged assault

  Google Image    Pop star/model and suspected domestic violence victim, Rihanna, is speaking out. Rihanna’s P.R. firm released a statement yesterday. It was the first from Rihanna and her representatives since the February 8th street fight incident in Los Angeles. A story on the People website includes part of the statement: “At the request of the authorities, Rihanna is not commenting about the incident involving Chris Brown,” says the statement from her rep on Friday. “She wants to assure her fans that she remains strong, is doing... Read More →

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LAPD reacts to photo of a battered Rihanna

Google Image   Pop star/model Rihanna remains in seclusion, but a photo allegedly showing her battered face is all over the Internet today. The photo first appeared on the celebrity gossip website TMZ last night. Newsradio KNX 1070  has the photo on its site. Ironically, today is Rihanna’s 21st birthday.  Last night, the LAPD put up a statement questioning the source of the photo on its website: ” The unauthorized release of a domestic violence photograph immediately generated an internal investigation. At about 7 p.m. on February 19,... Read More →

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