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  1. Two stars for one

    R&B singer Chris Brown poses in the media room at the BET Awards 2011 held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on June 26, 2011. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. A start in street art

    Brown visits Art in the Streets the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles on May 26, 2011. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Smiles in court

    Brown appears in court with his attorney Mark Geragos for a probation progress report hearing in Los Angeles on Jan. 28, 2011. Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna, after a pre-Grammy Awards party in 2009. He was given a sentence of five years probation and ordered to complete 180 days of community labor and a year of domestic violence counseling. (David Mcnew / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. His idol

    Brown peforms a Michael Jackson tribute at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27, 2010. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. On the big screen

    Brown arrives at the premiere of the film "Takers" at Arclight Cinema Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, Calif., on Aug. 4, 2010. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. For the record ...

    Larry King, left, speaks with Brown as his mother Joyce Hawkins, center, wipes her eye during an interview Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, on the "Larry King Live" show in Los Angeles, his first public interview since his arrest in February for assaulting Rihanna. (Peter "Hopper" Stone / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Receiving his sentence

    Brown stands next to Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies during his sentencing hearing on Aug. 5 in Los Angeles. The singer received 5 years probation and 180 days of community labor, as the result of a plea deal, after he was charged with two felonies for assault on Rihanna. (Rick Loomis / Pool via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Remembering Michael

    Chris Brown attends the Michael Jackson public memorial service at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 7, 2009. (Kevin Mazur / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Avoiding jail

    Brown heads into court in Los Angeles for a preliminary hearing on Monday, June 22, 2009. Moments before the hearing was set to begin, an announcement was made that a plea deal had been reached in the singer's felony assault case. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Magic moment

    On the same night as Rihanna, Brown attends the NBA Finals matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at Amway Arena in Orlando, Fla. (Elsa / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Not guilty plea

    Brown, right, stands next to his attorney as he appears for his arraignment on two felony charges in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, April 6, 2009. The R&B singer plead not guilty to charges stemming from an attack on Rihanna. (Damian Dovarganes / Pool via Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Happier times

    Brown and Rihanna perform during the Z100 Jingle Ball in New York on Dec. 13, 2008. Brown, 19, one of the fastest rising stars of the last two years, was freed on $50,000 bail after being arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly assaulting Rihanna, whose rise to fame equals his. The incident occurred in Brown's car early Feb. 9, several hours before the two were to appear at the Grammy Awards. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. The voice

    Brown performs during a concert in Amsterdam on Jan. 16. Brown rose to fame as a sweet-faced, 16-year-old with an engaging voice and amazing dance skills with the 2005 smash hit "Run It!" (Marcel Antonisse / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Year's best

    Brown accepts the artist of the year award at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Full of promise

    Brown performs during the Z100 Jingle Ball in New York on Dec. 12, 2008. The singer has been featured in movies such as dance flick "Stomp the Yard," had top-selling tours and a string of hits, including "Forever" and "No Air" with Jordin Sparks, for which he was nominated for a Grammy in 2009. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Crowd appeal

    The audience reaches out to touch Brown during an appearance on the TODAY show in New York's Rockefeller Center. (Richard Drew / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Moonman

    Brown poses backstage with his award for best male video at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards held at Paramount Pictures Studio Lot on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Orange crushed

    Brown arrives at the 21st Annual Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles, on Saturday, March 29, 2008. There was immediate fallout from Brown's arrest Feb. 9, 2009, with Wrigley stopping all ad and marketing campaigns tied to Brown, who had been their Doublemint gum pitchman. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. The moves

    Brown performs on the TODAY show in New York's Rockefeller Center on Friday, June 6, 2008. (Richard Drew / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. What next?

    Brown performs on TODAY on Aug. 31, 2007. At the times of his arrest, Brown was near the end of promoting his platinum-selling "Exclusive" CD and was concentrating on filming movies. (Brendan Mcdermid / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Before the fall

    Rihanna and Brown are seen at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, June 1, 2008, in Los Angeles. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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updated 3/18/2009 10:07:04 PM ET 2009-03-19T02:07:04

While Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks, and other talk-show hosts have discussed what Rihanna should do after the assault she allegedly suffered at the hands of boyfriend Chris Brown, Rihanna’s mentor, producer Evan Rogers, believes all the televised attention could make matters worse.

“I think that everyone has good intentions and means well, but it turns up the heat in terms of it seeming like the whole world is telling her what to do,” Rogers told Entertainment Weekly. “At the end of the day, people forget that, at 21, your perspective is very different. These kinds of things can happen to anyone, whether you're a celebrity or not.”

Still, the man who discovered the Barbadian singer knows she listens to all the unsolicited advice, even if she chooses not to take it.

“I think she's very aware of everything that's going on,” he explained. “Just like anyone else, she watches TV, she goes online. And I think that it matters to her, but there's a line that she walks between being human and caring when you hear these kinds of things, and separating your personal life from your professional life. She's doing the best she can and this is a very difficult time that she's going through right now and she's going to learn a lot from it.”

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Despite Rogers' concerns, recent reports indicate Rihanna may be warming to the popular “leave Brown behind” sentiments. She and Brown are now said to be taking a break from their relationship.

There’s still hope for Jen and John
They may be “off-again,” but according to OK! magazine, there’s still hope for a romantic reunion between Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer.

An insider revealed the couple parted ways due to the actress’ supposed dreams of parenthood; a goal Mayer doesn’t share. Other than that big difference, they split on good terms.

“They left the door open to give it another go," Mayer's friend explained.

That’s not to say Mayer’s changed his position on daddy duty.

“John's number one priority is his music,” said another source. “Which is all-consuming for him.”

Jesus’ ex calls Madonna a ‘ridiculous old bag’
While Madonna’s ex-husband, director Guy Ritchie, isn’t bothered by his former flame’s romance with 22-year-old model Jesus Luz, the same can’t be said for Luz’s ex-girlfriend, Catharina Franca.

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"When I heard about him and Madonna I couldn't believe it,” Franca told the Daily Mail. “I think the age makes a difference and it is ridiculous for her. It's like my mom with a boyfriend my age, or even my grandmother. I think it's very weird.”

Franca, who broke up with Luz in 2006, believes Madonna’s fascination with the Brazilian model is simply a case of a 50-year-old woman who hasn’t come to terms with aging.

"(Madonna) is a ridiculous old bag, jumping around on stage at her age,” she said. “I think she has some kind of an age complex, she still thinks she is a young woman, she can't accept her age.”

Dish on the fly
Reclusive pop megastar Michael Jackson plans to put his best face forward for his sold out 50-date concert series, and according to the Sun, that means going back under the knife. “Michael has consulted some of the world’s best cosmetologists and surgeons in preparation for this comeback,” Ian Halperin, author of “Unmasked: The Michael Jackson Story,” told the paper. … Tori Spelling’s new book, “Mommywood,” hits bookshelves next month, but the actress’ own mommy, frequent-feuder Candy Spelling, won’t even read it. “I never read her first one (“sTori Telling”) because my friends and family advised me against it,” the elder Spelling told Usmagazine.com. “They said it would hurt my feelings, so I decided to pass. I won't read her new one either.” No word yet on whether Tori Spelling plans to crack open her mother’s upcoming tome, “Stories from Candyland.” … Making room for movies and motherhood is tricky business for Julia Roberts. In an interview with Moviefone, the “Duplicity” star pointed out that the balancing act gives critics a chance to target her on both fronts. “I think somebody said that I made 13 movies in the past 6 years,” Roberts explained. After a reporter reminded her that the total included her voiceover work, she shot back, “Well work is work. If I leave my house to go to work, it's work. Listen, if somebody wanted to, (they could) say I'm not being attentive to my children and, 'Look, she's made all these movies in the past six years.' So you can make whatever case you want.”

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