Anderson Cooper Takes Swipe at Chris Brown, Rom-Com Role

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Deservedly or not, Chris Brown continues to bear the brunt of media scrutiny over an event that took place almost 2.5 years ago now. Case in point:

He got a role in a romantic comedy. Good for him, right? Sure, but Anderson Cooper still took a shot at him and referenced the Rihanna incident.

"Ladies and gentlemen, particularly ladies, Chris Brown has been cast in a movie. And not just any movie, it's a romantic comedy based on a self-help book about relationships," Cooper said recently on CNN's AC 360.

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"And I, for one, can not imagine why this did not happen sooner because if there's one thing you can say about Chris Brown, who's currently on probation for viciously assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna, he just oozes romance."

Ouch.

Cooper went on to point out one of Brown's early YouTube apologies to Rihanna and fans as another point of conflict. To Chris' credit, he responded to the CNN anchor's comments on Twitter in the best possible way.

"I guess people need ratings!" Brown wrote. "Lol! It's cool. Much Love."

Wow. If he acts like that more often, people really will leave him alone! He can be taught! A ratings joke back at AC is harmless enough, right?

Hey, at least he brushed it off and didn't play the victim, didn't complain and didn't blow up. It's a step in the right direction if nothing else.

As for the new movie, it is called Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, a film adaptation of Steve Harvey's bestselling book of the same name.

Production is already underway in Los Angeles and the film is slated to hit theaters in April 2012. BET first reported Chris getting the role.

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The victim in this case is Rhianna she has forgiven Chris brown she talk about it once and she has since moved on. The media is the only people talking about this it happen 2 years ago Chris brown is right the only way to get attention is to mention the Rhianna thing. I don't understand how Chris getting a new movie deal effects Anderson Cooper did Chris brown getting a new movie take away from Anderson money or job. No so why does he need to talk about Chris I find it really hypocrite that everyone wants to attack Chris Brown. And use what he did against has a clause for him not to be successful but Charlie sheen is a mess he attack his ex wife. He shot Kelley Preston in the 80's he threatens to kill Denise Richardson on twitter but yet it's Charlie being Charlie. And he is not judge on his past mistakes he was making 5 millions dollar per episode on two and half men but Chris cant have any success because of one mistake.

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First of all, taking a swipe about "needing the ratings" is NOT taking the high road as your tweet described it, and the rest of his response is a dismissive laugh off that as usual signals Chris is not genuinely remorseful about the pain and damage he has inflicted or the bad example he has been for young people. Also, as Cooper mentioned Chris has had other serious abusive and offensive behavior beyond the Rihanna incident, including smashing the Good Morning America studios up and attacking people publicly with anti-gay slurs, and his apologies are usually half-hearted unconvincing affairs. Casting Chris Brown in a rom com IS a bad fit. Casting Mel Gibson in one after Mel's exposed abusive behavior would also be a bad fit. There's nothing wrong about pointing that out.

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I hate tha people don't give Chris a chance an all he is trying to do is make his way back to the top buh it's people like this trying to drag him back dwn anyways Happy 6 year anniversary Chris :) TeamBreezy is and always will be supporting you

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