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Russell Brand Is Secretly American in 'Saturday Night Live' Promos

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 11th 2011 4:00PM
Russell Brand, Andy Samberg, Saturday Night LiveBritish comedian Russell Brand is scheduled to host 'Saturday Night Live' tomorrow night, but thanks to his promos for the show, we're seriously wondering if he's really British at all.

When cast member Jason Sudekis reminds Brand that SNL takes place in New York, not London, the funnyman drops his accent. Or does he put on a different one? The world may never know.

In the second batch of promos, cast member Andy Samberg tries his hand at the Queen's English. (Apparently, he's actually from Worstershire ... like the sauce.)

The musical guest tomorrow night is Chris Brown.

After the jump, watch more jokes about accents than we ever expected for one week of SNL.

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Chris Brown Tries for Redemption at the 'BET Awards 2010' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 28th 2010 2:40AM
Chris Brown Tries for Redemption at the 'BET Awards 2010'The 'BET Awards 2010' (Sun., 8PM ET on BET) took place tonight. The show featured performances by Alicia Keys, Enimem, and Drake. Among the nominees for awards were Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, as well as many others.

Kanye West also showed up to perform -- in one of his first high-profile events since notoriously interrupting Taylor Swift at the 'MTV Video Music Awards.'

But the highlight of the show was an performance by Chris Brown, who paid tribute to Michael Jackson. Brown famously pled guilty last year for assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna, and ever since then, his sales and reputation have suffered. But he appeared to make a stab at redemption with his emotional rendition of several of Michael Jackson's hit songs -- including 'Billie Jean' and 'Man in the Mirror.' At the close of his performance, Brown broke down into tears. Were they tears of remorse for what he had done to Rihanna?

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Natalie Sets the Record Straight on Rihanna and Chris Brown on 'Bad Girls Club' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 24th 2010 2:45AM
Bad Girls Club, Natalie, Rihanna, Chris BrownCome on, Natalie, do you condone domestic violence or not? In the Chris Brown vs. Rihanna issue, first you said, "She's a punk bitch! She got her ass beat for a reason!"

Then while talking to Perez Hilton on 'The Bad Girls Club' (Tue., 10PM ET on Oxygen), you said you'd like to "apologize to [Rihanna] and her party and anybody that felt that I condoned domestic violence."

This whole exchange is interesting for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that Perez Hilton comes off looking like the normal person here.

Watch the video after the jump.

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TV Moment of 2009: Rihanna's '20/20' Interview with Diane Sawyer

by Adam Keleman, posted Dec 29th 2009 9:00AM
Rihanna's first sit-down interview after her breakup with Chris Brown stirred h-diane-sawyeralmost as much attention as the initial scandal.

Diane Sawyer
scored the exclusive for a hotly anticipated, hard-hitting episode of '20/20,' which revealed for the first time exactly what happened on that heated February night when Rihanna's then-boyfriend Brown struck her, and why Rihanna briefly returned to him.

In the ratings-busting segment of '20/20,' a still-shaken Rihanna recounted in detail how an otherwise uproarious night quickly turned into a nightmare after she spotted a questionable text from Brown's cell phone. The picture-perfect pop star was clearly broken by the event, and it was moving, and humbling, to watch her in the seat opposite Sawyer confessing, "I just wanted it to stop."

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Ladies of 'The View' Discuss Rihanna's Provocative Photos in GQ (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 16th 2009 11:00AM
The ladies of 'The View' had a discussion yesterday on Rihanna's provocative photo spread in the forthcoming January issue of GQ, in which the singer appears in various states of undress.

According to the Rihanna, who was beaten by then-boyfriend Chris Brown in a case of domestic abuse earlier in the year, she's ready to leave the troubling incident behind.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Chris Brown Talks Anger Management on '20/20' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 7th 2009 11:58AM
During his interview with Robin Roberts on '20/20,' R&B singer Chris Brown, who beat girlfriend Rihanna in February, said he wasn't aware of his anger management issues, forgot the crucial life lesson he learned while witnessing the alleged abuse of his mother by his stepfather and pointed out how his altercation with Rihanna has made him a changed man.

According to Brown, he was unaware of his inability to deal with anger, and never had domestic abuse problems before. "I never, ever had problems with anger," he said, "no domestic violence with any of my past."

Watch the video after the jump.

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Chris Brown Apologizes to Rihanna, Insists He's Sincere on 'Good Morning America' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 4th 2009 1:15PM
In an excerpt from an upcoming '20/20' interview with Robin Roberts which aired on 'Good Morning America,' singer Chris Brown apologized for beating Rihanna, insisted that he's being sincere and indicated he fully understands the severity of his actions.

"I was wrong for what I did," Brown said, who watched and reacted to clips of Rihanna's interview with Diane Sawyer last month. "I would definitely say that it's not something I look past or look over."

Watch the video after the jump.

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ABC to Reevaluate Live Performance Policy After Adam Lambert Controversy

by Gary Susman, posted Dec 1st 2009 3:30PM
Rest easy, shielders of the horrified eyes of America's children. There will be no more scandalous Adam Lambert-type live performances, at least not on ABC.

Reuters reports that, in response to Lambert's notorious number on Nov. 22's American Music Awards, ABC is reviewing its live performance policy and will force future live performers to sign contracts assuring the network that they won't spring any surprises during live broadcasts that ABC censors haven't vetted during rehearsals.

"We certainly don't want to suppress artistry at any level," Disney/ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney told Reuters on Monday, "but we also have to be very cognizant of who our audience is." Sweeney did not say what measures would be taken to enforce such no-spontaneity contracts. (Will they sue overly exuberant performers? Dock their pay? Hold their fees in escrow until the FCC decides whether or not to levy an indecency fine?)

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Chris Brown Will Appear on '20/20' to Discuss Assault of Rihanna

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 29th 2009 10:00PM
Chris Brown to appear on 20/20Chris Brown will appear on '20/20' on Dec. 11 to discuss his assault of ex-girlfriend Rihanna in February. The R&B star will sit down with 'Good Morning America' anchor Robin Roberts, who recently interviewed Janet Jackson.

Earlier this month, Rihanna opened up about the assault on 'Good Morning America,' telling Diane Sawyer, "There are a lot of women who experienced what I did, but not in the public. So, it made it really difficult. I just felt, 'Oh my god, here goes my little bit of privacy.' It's something that nobody wants anybody to know."

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Chris Brown Tells MTV's Sway "I'm Human" and "It Hurts" (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 9th 2009 2:47PM
In an interview with Sway Calloway of MTV News, Chris Brown said he continues to struggle with the public's perception of him after beating R&B singer Rihanna in a case of domestic abuse which took place earlier in the year on Feb. 7.

"I'm confused, right now, as far as the public perception," said Brown. "I think, with my fans, they still love me. They support me. Definitely, you have those people that don't support you. It's kind of fifty-fifty to me."

Watch the video after the jump.

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Rihanna Tells Diane Sawyer What Happened With Chris Brown on '20/20' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 9th 2009 2:20PM
Rihanna tells Diane Sawyer on '20/20' that the fight between her and then-boyfriend Chris Brown last February was ignited by a text message he received on the night the violence between the two took place.

Rihanna alleges the text message came from a former girlfriend of Brown's. "I caught him in a lie and he wouldn't tell the truth, so I wouldn't drop it," she said. "It escalated into him being violent toward me."

Watch the video after the jump.

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Rihanna Speaks Out About Chris Brown Abuse on 'Good Morning America'

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 5th 2009 1:18PM

R&B singer Rihanna talked for the first time about her tumultuous relationship with recording artist Chris Brown in an interview with Diane Sawyer on 'Good Morning America.'

Last February, Brown beat Rihanna during a heated argument while they sat in his car. Brown later received 180 days community labor, five years of probation and one year of domestic violence counseling for the beating.

A brave-faced Rihanna confessed to being ashamed of what happened between her and Brown. "There are a lot of women who experienced what I did, but not in the public. So, it made it really difficult," she told Sawyer. "I just felt, 'Oh my god, here goes my little bit of privacy.' It's something that nobody wants anybody to know."

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Chris Brown is ticked off at Oprah

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 5th 2009 10:02AM
chris_brownYesterday, we wrote about Chris Brown's appearance on Larry King Live, where he tried to ameliorate his image. As Jane pointed out, Chris didn't really say very much. On the other hand, in the new People magazine, Brown has opened up and put his foot directly in his mouth. Chris Brown is ticked off with Oprah Winfrey and thinks she owes him an apology. Or so it seems.

Brown was offended that Oprah did a show last March about domestic violence, based on Brown's public assault on his lover, the singer Rihanna. The incident took place in a car after they had both been to the Grammys. Brown was found guilty, ordered to stay away from Rihanna, sentenced to five years of probation, one year of domestic violence counseling, and six months of community service.

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Dear Chris Brown: You're still a loser

by Jane Boursaw, posted Sep 3rd 2009 10:00AM
Chris Brown on Larry KingR&B singer Chris Brown stopped by Larry King's studio last night, and said ... well, nothing, really. Anyone tuning in to hear some juicy revelations about his actions concerning singer Rihanna didn't get much.

During the hour-long interview, Brown said several times that he didn't want to talk about his felony-assault conviction that resulted in five years probation and six months of community labor. The conversation went something like this:

Larry: "Do you love her?"
Chris: "Definitely."
Larry: "In love with her?"
Chris: "Definitely."

That's about as deep as it got, with Brown repeatedly telling Larry that he wasn't going to talk about the case "out of respect for her and myself." Ok, so why were you there then?

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Laura Linney Joins 'The C Word' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 28th 2009 12:00PM
Laura Linney The C WordLaura Linney has 'The C Word,' TNT renews 'Leverage,' 'American Idol' picks another guest judge and more of today's top TV headlines.

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