Oprah Winfrey finally weighs in on the domestic violence saga that is Chris Brown and Rihanna, and her message is clear: "He will hit you again."
"Love doesn't hurt," Oprah said on her show Friday, announcing she will discuss domestic violence in an upcoming show. "I want to do a show about it, dedicated to all the Rihannas of the world."
Rihanna's reconciliation with Brown after her February 8th beating from her superstar boyfriend (who was charged with two felonies last week) surprised her family and fans alike, sparking a public debate about whether he'll do it again
Speaking directly into the camera, Oprah said, "If a man hits you once, he will hit you again. He will hit you again."
After an alleged domestic abuse incident between Chris Brown and Rihanna, which led both to cancel award show and concert appearances, the young couple is reportedly back together and vacationing at Sean "Diddy" Combs' home on Miami Beach's Star Island.
A source tells PEOPLE magazine: "They're together again. They care for each other. While Chris is reflective and saddened about what happened, he is really happy to be with the woman he loves."
Chris Brown had been arrested on February 8 on suspicion of making criminal threats against an unidentified woman but has yet to be formally charged with any criminal wrongdoing. Read More
"Rihanna's Nightmare" is the tag line to a haunting image of the R&B/Pop singer on the cover of People magazine's latest issue.
The tabloid of record takes readers inside the "arguments, jealousy and hotel-room trashing" between Rihanna and Chris Brown that "led to the violence"!
While Starmagazine wins the sensation headline contest ("I Still Love Him!"), Blindie can't help but to believe People's credibility on the leak-proof case!
Chris Brown, 19, finally addressed his recent arrest in connection to the alleged attack on girlfriend Rihanna, 20.
Brown offered an apology and denied posting any updates on Facebook -referring to allegations in the press that he had changeed his relationship status to 'single' and written 'You'll begin to see her true colours. Believe it!'
In a statement issued on Sunday Brown says:
"Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God's help, to emerging a better person.
"Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong.
"While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say except that I have not written any messages or made any posts to Facebook, on blogs or any place else.
"Those posts or writings under my name are frauds." Read More
In late 2007 Chris Brown appeared on the Tyra Banks Show and in a foreshadowing of his recent arrest for domestic felony charges revealed he had witnessed domestic violence as a child.
"Some people, their families go through domestic violence and stuff like that. I don't want to mention the person's name but there was somebody who hurt my mom. Me having to deal with that from the age of seven all the way through to 13, me seeing that and being visually abused by it - it affected me," Brown said.
He also claimed to have been so affected by his mother's abuse that he wanted to make sure he didn't "put a woman through the same thing that person put my mom through."
Brown tried to explain the reason his mother stayed in the situation saying, "I guess when a woman's in love, she don't look at it right." Read More
As previously reported, Chris Brown and Rihanna canceled their appearances at this year's Grammy Awards after being involved in a domestic violence battle with one another.
While both stars have yet to go public with their legal drama, photos have surfaced on the web, showing the two together in Brown's rented Lamborghini minutes before the incident was reported to LAPD.
But a source close to the couple has spoken out, identifying Rihanna as the victim (Brown surrendered to LAPD on Sunday and was released on $50K bail).
"Chris knocked her around," the source tells People. "Black eye, blood, bruises. She had to be treated by a doctor."
While Rihanna is cooperating with police in their investigation, the source says Rihanna is willing to forgive Brown (who is described as "low-key, easy-going and mild-mannered" by a former teacher).
"I would be so sad if she went back to him," the source adds. Read More
Singers Chris Brown, Rihanna and Usher all cancelled their performances at the Grammy award show causing event producers to scramble for replacement acts.
On Saturday Usher cancelled his appearances at the pre-Grammy event honoring Clive Davis and the Grammy award show because of a "serious" family emergency. It was then discovered that his wife Tameka Foster had suffered injuries sustained from plastic surgery complications in Brazil.
On Sunday both Chris Brown and Rihanna cancelled their performances at the Grammy award show. Brown was arrested the same day under alleged domestic felony charges for battery to a female. According to a police statement, Brown and his female companion "became involved in an argument" around 12:30am on Sunday morning. After stopping his car, Brown and the woman got out and the argument escalated. The woman suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker."
While the female's identity was not confirmed, it is widely believed to be Brown's girlfriend Rihanna. Brown was released on $50,000 bail on Sunday evening.
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Music's got a new king in Chris Brown--at least according to Billboard, which named the 18-year-old singer the top artist of 2008.
"It's bigger than what I can ever imagine. It's unexpected totally, so it's a surprise," Brown, who also nabbed the honor in 2006, said.
With hits like "With You," "Forever" and "No Air" (with Jordin Sparks), Brown heated up the charts consistently through 2008.
"I've had a good year but I still feel like a little insecure in those parts. I'm like, `There's little ol' me getting an award' — that's incredible," he said.
Lil Wayne was runner-up, girlfriend Rihanna was No. 3, and Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift rounded out the top five. Read More