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Phillip Lomax Sings a Rihanna Song in Front of Her on 'The X Factor' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 14th 2011 3:45AM
Phillip Lomax, 'The X Factor'After getting bumped back a day thanks to a rain-delayed ALCS game, 'The X Factor' (Thu., 8PM ET on FOX) kicked off the 'Judges' Houses' round of the competition, featuring the final 32 competitors. And to whet our appetites for what's to come, we're being treated to full performances from each of them as they sing for their spots in the Top 16.

L.A. Reid, who's mentoring the Boys category, brought in Rihanna to help him make the tough decision of which four boys to send home. But he made the challenge even harder for Phillip Lomax by tasking him to sing a Rihanna song in front of the woman herself.

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Susie Essman and Jeff Lewis Play 'Guess the Hairy Armpit' on 'Watch What Happens Live' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 15th 2011 6:20PM
Susie Essman and Jeff Lewis look at Julia Roberts' armpit on 'Watch What Happens Live'When it comes to gross, time-wasting late-night TV games, 'Watch What Happens Live' (Thursdays and Sundays, 11PM on Bravo) is the clear-cut intergalactic champion. On Thursday's edition, host Andy Cohen and his guests Susie Essman and Jeff Lewis celebrated 'Pit-stille Day' by looking at pictures of a woman's hairy armpit and guessing to whom it belonged.

For the first armpit, Cohen gave them the choice of Beyonce, Rihanna, or NeNe Leakes. "You know, I don't want to say what that looks like," said Essman. Cohen was thinking the same thing. Essman and Lewis both guessed wrong, as it turned out to be Beyonce. For a particularly unattractive patch, they were given the choices of Julia Roberts, Amy Winehouse, or Courtney Love. Surprisingly, it was Roberts.

Essman wound up the champion, and received a $1,000 gift certificate for hair removal as a prize. Lewis was happy he didn't win. "I would never have used that," he said. Cohen said he had heard otherwise. Oh, the dalliances of the Hollywood hirsute.

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Rihanna Performs on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted May 27th 2011 1:30PM
Rihanna on 'Today'Rihanna stopped by 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) this morning to perform a couple of songs and speak with Matt Lauer. She sang 'S&M' and 'Only Girl (in the World)' and talked about her appearance with Britney Spears earlier in the week on the Billboard Awards that some found a bit risqué.

Lauer didn't have a problem with it. "Some people thought that performance was a little hot for television," he said of the Billboard number. "I've watched it 11 times, and it didn't bother me at all."

It didn't bother Rihanna, either. "We were fully clothed," she said. "Nothing popped out. We didn't make out."

Maybe that's what people were really objecting to.

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Eminem and Justin Bieber Win Big at 'The 2011 Billboard Music Awards' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 23rd 2011 2:28AM
Britney Spears & Rihanna, 'The 2011 Billboard Music Awards'All the stars of popular music came out for 'The 2011 Billboard Music Awards' (Sun., 8PM ET on ABC), where they saw Justin Bieber and Eminem dominate the night with six awards apiece.

Other big winners included Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Mumford & Sons, Taio Cruz, Taylor Swift and Usher with three awards apiece.

The night was filled with memorable performances as well, including Cee Lo Green floating through the sky at a piano and Britney Spears and Rihanna in a sexy duet that climaxed in a lingerie pillow fight.

Beyoncé received the Billboard Millennium Award, while Neil Diamond was given the Icon Award. Diamond joked that he'd "Google it right after the show and find out exactly how an icon is supposed to handle himself."

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Chris Brown and Rihanna Might Reunite on ABC

by AOL Music Staff, posted Mar 25th 2011 3:30PM
Chris Brown, RihannaFollowing Chris Brown's outburst on 'Good Morning America' three days ago, ABC is reportedly trying to get the singer and ex-girlfriend Rihanna to sit down for an interview together.

A source close to ABC news told E! that the network wants to "milk this event for everything it's worth." On Tuesday, Chris Brown became outraged following an interview with the morning show's Robin Roberts, because she asked him a question about Rihanna. The singer, who kept his composure throughout the interview, broke a window in his dressing room, tore off his shirt and stormed out of the studio following his appearance.

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Chris Brown Apologizes for 'GMA' Rampage, Says He Was 'Letting Off Steam' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 24th 2011 11:45AM
Chris Brown Apologizes for 'GMA' Rampage, Says He Was 'Letting Off Steam'Chris Brown apologized on '106 & Park' for going on a rampage following a 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC) interview where he was asked questions about former girlfriend Rihanna. 'GMA' played the apology as well as an official response from ABC News this morning.

"I want to apologize to anybody who was startled in the office, anybody who was offended or really looked disappointed at my actions, because I was disappointed in the way I acted," said Brown.

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Wendy Williams Calls Out Chris Brown for His 'GMA' Tirade and 'Girly Arms' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 23rd 2011 1:00PM
Wendy Williams Critcizes Chris Brown for 'GMA' TiradeOn 'The Wendy Williams Show' (weekdays, syndicated), Wendy Williams strongly criticized Chris Brown for his tirade following an interview on 'Good Morning America' yesterday. The singer allegedly flew into a rage and broke a window in his dressing room after being questioned by Robin Roberts about his domestic abuse incident with former girlfriend Rihanna.

"[Roberts] was right to ask you about Rihanna. You will get asked that question from now until the end of time and you better figure out a ... mature way of answering it," Williams chided.

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ABC Says Chris Brown Will Still Perform on 'Dancing With the Stars'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Mar 23rd 2011 7:50AM
Chris Brown on 'GMA' 03/22/11Yesterday we reported how Chris Brown's violent outburst at 'Good Morning America' may have put his future on 'Dancing With the Stars' in jeopardy.

However, according to 'Entertainment Weekly,' the R&B singer is still booked to appear on the show on March 29th. 'EW' says an ABC source confirmed that Brown will perform as part of his promotional tour for his new album, 'F.A.M.E.'.

'People' reports that Brown "is upset" by what happened after his 'Good Morning America' interview Tuesday morning and that "He's been trying to move on from his past."

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Chris Brown Awkwardly Avoids Rihanna Questions on 'GMA' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 22nd 2011 11:15AM
Chris Brown Avoids Question on Rihanna on 'GMA'On 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC), Chris Brown avoided questions on his domestic violence incident with Rihanna, and instead tried to turn the conversation toward his new album 'F.A.M.E.'

When Robin Roberts asked about the current status of his restraining order, Brown replied, "It's not really a big deal to me now as far as that situation. I think I'm past that in my life and, I think, today's the album day so that's what I'm focused on."

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Chelsea Handler Flew to Australia to Not See Rihanna at Her Birthday Party (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 11th 2011 2:15AM
Rihanna, 'Chelsea Lately'Rihanna's 23rd birthday was a big bash in Australia. And she invited Chelsea Handler and her sidekick Chuy to join her for the festivities down under. Unfortunately, as we learned on 'Chelsea Lately' (Weeknights, 11PM on E!), things didn't go exactly to plan. Then, apparently things got even more out of hand than reality would allow.

"You came so early in the night," Rihanna said of Handler. "I was still upstairs painting my face on, so I missed you." Apparently, Handler wasn't able to stay long enough to see Rihanna, but she was there long enough to give the New York Post a story.

"It was in the New York Post the next day that I got into a huge fight with my boyfriend at your party," Handler said. "I wasn't even with a boyfriend." But when has reality ever slowed the Post down?

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Grammys 2011 Show Recap: Highlights, Lowlights and Gaga

by Ryan McKee, posted Feb 14th 2011 12:15AM
Grammys 2011
This is TV Squad. We don't pretend to have a deep understanding of music and the hottest new artists. However, when the music industry decides to fill three hours of television time with their awards show, we feel an obligation to offer our opinion about it.

The performances were mostly great and the presenters were as awkward and cheesy as always. What follows is a recap from TV writer's point of view, someone who finds pleasure in watching huge television events and making snarky comments to an empty living room.

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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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Rihanna Reveals Her New Tattoo to Ellen DeGeneres (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 1st 2010 8:25PM
The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Rihanna reveals her newest tattooToday on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated), Rihanna revealed her newest tattoo. In fact, the songstress has "approximately" 13 tattoos, and her newest is written across the side of her chest. After a brief scolding to the cameraman for getting too close, she told Ellen what the tattoo says. "Never a failure, always a lesson."

"Basically, it's saying it's ok to make mistakes, just don't make 'em twice," said Rihanna. Not only that, but the tattoo is backwards, so she can read it in the mirror.

All of this prompted Ellen to reveal her own tattoo, which says, "Right side up." "Always reminding me which way to ... whoa, I'm upside down!"

Watch the video after the jump.

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TV Casting: William Baldwin Heading to 'Gossip Girl'; More Join 'Hope for Haiti' Telethon

by Andrew Scott, posted Jan 20th 2010 11:15AM
William BaldwinAfter months of searching, it looks like Serena has finally found her father. Sources say that actor William Baldwin has joined the cast of 'Gossip Girl' as William van der Woodsen, Serena's elusive dad who has been M.I.A. for the show's entire duration. Baldwin's gig will reportedly last for three episodes and will kick off sometime in April. Now that's something to gossip about. [Ausiello Files]

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