Posts tagged "Chris Brown"

Ariana Grande’s Duet With Chris Brown Is Apparently Called “Don’t Be Gone Too Long”

Ariana Grande surprised everyone last week by updating her Instagram with a photo from the set of a video shoot with Chris Brown. Well, the most unlikely duet of 2014 finally has a name. It’s called “Don’t Be Gone Too Long” — according to Breezy’s ‘celebrity’ barber. A highly credible source, I know!

Only, the title appears to have been confirmed by members of Ariana’s camp. They also shared more images from the top-secret (but not really) shoot, which Joseph Labisi is directing. (He previously helmed Zendaya‘s “Replay” and Jason Derulo‘s “Stupid Love” among other hot videos). See all the pics after the jump. More »

Chris Brown Ordered To Stay In Rehab

A judge ordered Chris Brown on February 28 to stay for two more months in rehab at a Malibu treatment center. Brown had entered the drug rehab and anger management program in January, but must be tried on an assault charge (that violated his probation for the Rihanna assault) in Washington, D.C. first. The judge will then decide whether Brown can leave or should be jailed.

CNN reports that the R&B singer appeared disappointed but reacted calmly to the decision, by closing his eyes and meditating for about five minutes. Following the hearing, he tweeted, “Never really goes the way u plan. #LIFE.” So far, Brown has resisted staying in rehab for long, but with little success. More »

Ariana Grande Is Collaborating With Chris Brown On… Something

Ariana Grande raised a lot of eyebrows when she shared a photo of her dancing — rather intimately — with Chris Brown on Instagram this morning (February 28). That lead to speculation the “Baby I” diva had recorded a duet Breezy, suspicions that were confirmed by a later post in which she mentions a video shoot.

On the surface this seems to be an odd pairing but it’s actually quite clever. Ariana really needs to shed her Disney princess persona for album number two and Chris could rehabilitate his image (and career) by working with a wholesome starlet. It’s win/win for both of them. And the song could be great if sounds a little something like Breezy’s recent duet with Sevyn “It Won’t Stop”. See Ari’s Insta-updates after the jump. More »

Katy Perry And John Mayer Call It Quits: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Katy Perry has parted ways with musician boyfriend John Mayer, according to new reports. No details have been given for the break-up but it can’t be easy when both of your day jobs involve traveling around the globe. [E! Online]

:: Now this is touching. Chris Brown has been honored for his community service by 2ndCall — an organization that works with ex-felons. At this point Breezy will take any kind of good publicity. So, congrats! [TMZ]

:: Speaking of pop stars in need of some positive headlines, Justin Bieber‘s failed sobriety test in a Miami prison has found its way online. To be honest, the 19-year-old looks fairly sober to me. [MTV]

:: Avicii and Calvin Harris will headline this year’s Creamfields festival in the UK. Joining the EDM heavyweights on the bill are Tiesto, Afrojack, Martin Garrix and Alesso. What a line-up! [NME]

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Pharrell Is Selling His Grammy Hat On eBay: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Pharrell is auctioning on eBay the Vivienne Westwood hat that he wore to this year’s Grammys. Proceeds will go to his From One Hand to Another charity. Bids are at $12,500. [AP]

:: Justin Timberlake joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show to reprise a Late Night favorite: History of Rap. Watch closely for songs by LL Cool J, Salt ‘n Pepa, OutKast, Drake and tons more. [Okayplayer]

:: James Blake revealed that longtime fan Kanye West has reached out for a collaboration. The fandom is mutual. “My monotonous tone of voice won’t show you that, but I’m excited,” Blake says. [Rolling Stone]

:: Nicki Minaj faces a lawsuit from former “wig guru” Terrence Davidson. He claims that she stole wig designs, then sold and licensed them without cutting him on profits. (Minaj’s official website does sell wigs.) [TIME]

:: A judge ordered Chris Brown to stay at rehab for further treatment. Brown had just completed his court-ordered 90 days and announced a May 5 release date for his delayed album X. [E!]

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Asher Monroe Unveils Lyric Video For Chris Brown-Assisted Jam “Memory”: Idolator Premiere

Be More Than A Memory
Asher Monroe has been on the verge of a major commercial breakthrough since making all kinds of noise with excellent Ryan Tedder-penned single “Here With You” in 2012. The equally great “Hush Hush” also made waves but the 25-year-old might have finally hit the jackpot with the Chris Brown-assisted “Memory”.

Beginning like a guitar ballad before exploding into a dance anthem, the catchy song taps into the acoustic-tinged EDM craze as perfected by Avicii on “Wake Me Up”. The involvement of Breezy turns out to be a genius move and he ensures the whole exercise becomes a very pleasant “Memory”. Watch the lyric video up top while you wait for the official visual to premiere on MTV next week. More »

Sevyn Streeter Talks Writing Hits For Ariana Grande, Tamar Braxton & Chris Brown

Sevyn The Songsmith
Sevyn Streeter is a woman of many talents. The Florida native sings, dances and writes hits for herself and other artists. When I interviewed the rising R&B diva, we spoke about her extremely good EP Call Me Crazy, But… and forthcoming debut album but also touched on her songwriting success.

After all, this is the creative force behind Ariana Grande‘s “The Way” (which she originally wrote for Jordin Sparks), Tamar Braxton‘s soulful “All The Way Home” and several Chris Brown gems including dance smash “Yeah x3″ and sex jam “Wet The Bed”. Watch what Sevyn has to say about her biggest songs up top. More »

Worst!: Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez & Chris Brown Nominated For Razzies

Every January, with the Oscars around the corner, when Hollywood’s power players are patting each other on the back for another year of hard-hitting entertainment, the Razzies swoop in to take the wind out of their sails by announcing nominations for the worst of Hollywood’s past year. The 34th annual Golden Raspberry Awards have announced the latest crop of “honorees,” and a few big music stars were targeted for their apparently subpar acting skills, including Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez and Chris Brown.

Gomez was nominated for Worst Actress for her role in Getaway and Gaga snagged a Worst Supporting Actress nod for her turn as La Chameleon in Machete Kills (Rihanna took home that prize for Battleship in 2013). Meanwhile, Breezy got a Worst Supporting Actor nom for his Battle Of The Year role. I have not seen any of these movies, so I can’t say whether these slights are justified. But they probably are. More »

Chris Brown Rejects Plea Deal Over Assault Charges

The public may already have convicted Chris Brown as guilty on charges of being The Worst Human Ever (and rightly so!), but the R&B star isn’t willing to lie down in court. Brown’s layers said yesterday that he has rejected a plea deal offered by prosecutors on misdemeanor assault charges he is currently facing over an incident where he reportedly hit a man outside the W Hotel in Washington back in October. (What — like you’ve never beat someone up outside a W?)

His judges told the judge that they rejected the plea deal because Brown is not guilty, so sure. A trial date will be set at the next hearing, which is currently scheduled for February 20. His bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, is also facing assault charges from the same incident. More »

Chris Brown Gets Kicked Out Of Anger Management, Sentenced To 90 Days In Rehab

Oh, Chris Brown. When will the fun end? The troubled R&B singer has just been sentenced to 90 days in rehab for his ongoing anger issues after being removed from his current anger management program for, uh, throwing a rock through a windshield.

A letter from the treatment center dated November 10 reveals that following a family therapy session where Brown’s mother disagreed with Brown’s plans to discontinue treatment, he “proceeded to walk outside and pick up a rock and threw it through his mother’s car window and shattered it.” Yikes.  More »