During the wee hours of Monday morning, singer Chris Brown took to Twitter and posted a YouTube link to a photo montage of himself and Rihanna during happier times.
“I’m sorry y’all. Just had to post it,” was the accompanying text on the tweet, and the post immediately following said, “For the fellas: showing emotion doesn’t make u weak … being honest makes you strong.”
Sending tweets about Rihanna and what happened between them on Feb. 8 doesn’t break any laws (Brown’s stay-away order is still in place; his attorney Mark Geragos didn’t respond to requests for comment on Brown’s Twitter feed). But there’s something not right about using her for his own promotion.
At about the same time Brown's tweets about Rihanna were gaining buzz, he followed up with messages about his “I Can Transform Ya” video premiere on MTV planned for Tuesday, and news of his official album date. That tweet specifically included the directive, “Now blog about this … LOL.”
So Chris: here’s some blogging about it. Now, how about promoting your work without Rihanna’s help?
Rosie O’Donnell talks TrumpRosie O’Donnell sat in on Howard Stern’s radio show Monday and had a very candid, 75-minute conversation with Stern about the state of her marriage, and whether Donald Trump, with whom she famously feuded on “The View,” would ever appear on her upcoming satellite radio show.
O’Donnell finally confirmed that she and wife Kelli Carpenter are definitely living apart, saying their problems had to do with “different living styles.”
O’Donnell also said that “I don’t really even think of dating,” and she is focusing instead on the couple's four children. (This portion of the interview can be viewed online.)
“Rosie Radio,” O’Donnell’s radio show on Sirius XM, premieres Nov. 2, and don’t expect Trump to appear as a guest.
O’Donnell told Stern that she thought the businessman is a “dangerous presence” and he doesn’t “interest her in any capacity.”
Tom DeLay as game show expert
Former House Majority leader Tom DeLay didn’t have the moves to stay on “Dancing With the Stars,” but he's learned a lesson about reality television: the more of it you do, the longer you stay in the news.
DeLay’s next foray into the genre is on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” where he weighs in as the expert for the “Ask the Expert” lifeline.
In this case, his area of expertise is not politics, however, it’s medicine. The episode doesn’t air until Thursday but you can watch the segment at right.
Aniston to Oprah’s network?Jennifer Aniston and Oprah Winfrey are friendly, but friendly enough for Aniston to score a weekly talk show on Winfrey’s new cable network, OWN?
While it’s not a clear “no,” a spokesperson for OWN said this about recent rumors: “OWN is not in discussions with Jennifer Aniston to host a weekly talk show."
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