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In Rihanna's much-anticipated interview with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America this morning, we saw a poised, beautiful girl talking about a painful subject.

She discussed how then-boyfriend Chris Brown beat her down in February, how she managed to break free from him and how she feels about it now: "Eff love."

Rihanna declares she's "strong" but still embarrassed and ashamed.

"I fell in love with that person. That's embarrassing," she says of Chris Brown. "That's embarrassing that that's the type of person that I feel in love with."

Even worse, she says, was how she went back to him unconditionally.

Sawyer noted that, on average, a woman will take a beating seven times before leaving. The 21-year-old star's chilling response: "Eight or nine, actually."

"I don't want that to happen ... It's completely normal to go back. You start lying to yourself," Rihanna admits. "The minute the physical wounds go away, you want this thing to go away. This is a memory you don't want to have ever again."


Rihanna says her teenage fans finally helped her ditch Chris Brown.

"When I realized that my selfish decision for love could result into some young girl getting killed, I could not be easy with that part," she explains.

"Even if Chris never hit me again, who's to say their boyfriend won't?"

"Who's to say that they won't kill these girls? These are young girls. I just didn't realize how much of an impact I had on these girls' lives until that happened."

"It was a big wakeup call for me," she adds. "I'll say that to any young girl who's going through domestic violence. Come out of the situation and look at it third person for what it really is and make your decision. Because love is blind."

Tomorrow morning's second segment will detail what happened in the car that fateful February night. The full interview will air on 20/20 on Friday evening.

Rihanna is finally breaking her silence to promote her new album, Rated R. Interestingly, Brown also has a new album out and is giving similar interviews.

Ironically, it is Chris who seems less apologetic than Rihanna to his fans, and still seems bitter at "haters," even though he has apologized for what he did.

"I'm confused right now as far as the public perception [of me]," he told MTV, adding that there are some people out there who "basically want me in jail."

Follow the jump for Rihanna's interview on Good Morning America ...

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Britney Spears' Circus tour has officially touched down in Australia.

"Longest flight ever but we had a great time ... So excited to be here," Britney's interns Twittered upon landing in Sydney just after 6 a.m. Thursday.

Spears then promptly boarded another jet bound for Perth, where the pop star will perform the first of 15 shows scheduled in the country on Friday.

Of course, this is Britney Spears, so you know there will always be some controversy with her. She's already getting criticism in the Australian media.

Why? For lip-synching much of her shows while charging up to $1,360 for tickets. Fair, but think of the wardrobe malfunctions you get for that $1,360!

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Britney Spears touches down in Australia.

Brit-Brit didn't leave L.A. without a minor ruckus, either. She was seen trying to go through security at LAX airport sucking down a huge Big Gulp drink.

This is a big no-no. Ordinary citizens are not allowed to bring open beverages through security. And besides, all that caffeine and sugar is bad for you.

The one-woman stimulus package is bringing quite an entourage with her: 225 crew members, 45 band members and dancers, and 15 circus performers made the trip to Australia, where she will hire 150 local workers per city.

Controversies aside, Australia is in for a treat.

As soon as the "3" music video flashes on screen and Britney starts disrobing, gyrating, panting and lip-synching like a madwoman, all will be forgotten.

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The Colin Farrell sex tape, featuring the actor and former Playboy model Nicole Narain getting it on in 2005, has resurfaced after four years.

In the mailbox of his current girlfriend’s family.

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The video, which Farrell won a court injunction against, stopping it from being sold, distributed or displayed, supposedly shocked Alicja Bachleda.

A source close to the couple said: “Colin hoped he’d seen the last of the sex tape. Him and Alicja are desperate to find out who sent it to them.”

Alicja’s family are said to be very traditional and putting pressure on the couple to marry before the birth of their son Henry, born last month.

A source said: “Alicja Bachleda's parents in Poland met Colin and liked him very much. But they are Catholic and are still very old fashioned.”

Alicja Bachleda, left, Nicole Narain and Colin Farrell.

Colin - who also has a six-year-old son with model Kim Bordenave - said he “learned his lesson” about letting videos get into the wrong hands.

“I try and stay away from the Internet," he says. "An expensive 14 minutes that was. It seemed like a good idea at the time, two adults having fun, ‘Ohh a video camera’, you know how it goes." Seriously man. Tell us about it.

“But at the end of the deposition - because it was all very officious in law office in Los Angeles - the man in charge said, ‘You’ve learned your lesson now I hope Mr. Farrell’, and I said, ‘Absolutely – next time I take the tape with me.’”

Words to live by for all you up-and-comers.

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In another leaked quote from Chris Brown: The Interview, airing on Friday on MTV News, the singer says he is “confused” about how the world sees him.

Nine months after he attacked ex-girlfriend Rihanna, Chris is worried about his public image as he and his former first love promote their new albums.

While he says fans “love me and support me,” Chris says the haters ”don’t want to see me do anything … they wanna see me kind of, basically in jail.”

For now, he's focused on the music. Chris releases his third album, Graffiti, on December 8 while Rihanna’s third album Rated R drops November 23.

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Look at the abs on Chris Brown! Dude clearly works out and keeps his body in great shape. So you know getting slugged in the face by him must have really hurt.

The "dangerous" Brown is on probation and serving community labor for the assault on his ex-girlfriend on Grammy night. Do you think he got a fair sentence?

 

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L.A. Dodgers owner Frank McCourt's divorce from wife Jamie McCourt just got even weirder after the ex-wife of the ex-Dodgers employee who is now dating Frank's estranged wife - the recently-deposted CEO of the team - says he's full of it.

Okay, that made no sense. Let's try this. Frank fired Jamie and they are divorcing. Jamie had an affair with Jeff Fuller, who was also recently fired by the team.

Jeff's wife is accusing Jeff of really shady stuff. Okay, we clear?

Here's the deal, as we understand it. Jeff Fuller, who was fired by the Dodgers last month as either the Director of Protocol or a driver, was accused in 1995 by his then-wife of brutalizing her when she was seven months pregnant.

He was accused of pushing her into a wall and knocking her down. The wife, who now goes by Michele DesMarteau, got a restraining order against Jeff.

Jamie's rep then released a letter Michele to Jeff, which said that Michele believed legal documents had been altered and that Jeff was never violent.

Jamie and Frank McCourt in happier times.

Now Michele says she never wrote the letter Jeff's rep forwarded to celeb gossip site TMZ. She says Jeff asked her to make the "false statement" but she refused.

She says he wrote the letter knowing the incident really did occur.

Jeff Fuller says Michele "approved" the letter. He did not say if she wrote the letter or if he wrote it. Interesting. Michele also says Jeff lies about other things.

She says he's not a Pillsbury heir and in fact is always near broke.

After hooking up with Jamie McCourt, Michele says Jeff called and said he was moving to Malibu. She says she was shocked he could live in Malibu because he didn't pay child support. His response, she says: "I have a really good deal."

Jeff's rep insists Michele did indeed recant her story.

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Jessica Simpson and Dolly Parton have a lot in common. Or at least two pretty major things in common. Well, two things plus blonde hair and country music.

The famously busty pair found common ground this week on Twitter, faced with the difficulties of lugging those things around with them every single day.

"Aahhh chiropractor... Hurts so good :-) you lug these around and see if your back don't hurt!" Parton posted to her Twitter account on Monday morning.

Jessica Simpson responded to the tweet with an "Amen sister :)."

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Giant boobs then and now: They appear more exposed these days.

Both Simpson's and Parton's double-D breasts have been topics of discussion (among fans and celebrity gossip websites) over the course of their careers.

Jessica Simpson's father, Joe Simpson, famously praised his daughter's chest in a 2004 interview with GQ magazine, saying, "Jessica never tries to be sexy."

"She just is sexy. If you put her in a T-shirt or you put her in a bustier, she's gonna be sexy in both. She's got double D's! You can't cover those suckers up!"

Spoken like a true pimp moonlighting as a father.

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WWE star Chris Jericho stirred up controversy after making a slew of offensive slurs against Middle Easterners and gays at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival.

At screening of a movie in which he appears, Jericho took part in a Q&A session and referred to the moderator as "Hadji," a racial slur against Middle Easterners.

After the first wave of slurs, and a random shot at Paris Hilton, the host jokingly takes Jericho's drink to sniff it for booze. Chris chimed in, "it's apple juice, f*g."

Jericho later said, "After seeing the video I realize some inappropriate comments were made and I apologize if I offended anybody. Just know that everyone on stage was having a blast! The good news is I got my wish of being posted on TMZ!"

And now The Hollywood Gossip, too! Check out Jericho's rant on TMZ below ...

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Well, what do you know? Not only did Shauna Sand green light the sex tape she was originally fighting (or claimed to be fighting, she'll be doing PR for it now too.

It's almost as if the Shauna Sand sex tape was planned all along, with its nasty star having full knowledge of its release and every intention of profiting from it.

Shauna Sand Bikini Photo

A press release Vivid Entertainment sent reads as such: SHAUNA SAND-LAMAS, STAR OF VIVID'S SHAUNA SAND EXPOSED, NOW AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS.

What is there to ask? Who came up with the idea for you to make this trash and then pretend to be pissed about it, then "come on board" to do press for it?

Shauna Sand oils up that plastic body in preparation for Round 2.

WHO: Shauna Sand-Lamas, sexy TV actress, ex-wife of Lorenzo Lamas of E!'s Leave it to Lamas reality TV show and star of Vivid's Shauna Sand Exposed.

WHAT: Shauna took control of distribution of her sex tape, is cooperating with Vivid in the release of Shauna Sand Exposed and is prepared to talk about the tape in detail, why she dropped her lawsuit against Vivid and her plans for the future.

Hmm. Hard to believe Shauna would be so cooperative in promoting tape she threatened to sue over. Oh that's right, she was only fake-suing to block it.

After all, it's not that hard for handwriting expert to read the name "Shauna Sand" on a form and put two and two together. Just saying. You've been had.

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He may blame his financial advisor, but it looks like the recent financial problems that left Nicolas Cage broke are, shockingly, at least partly his own fault!

After all, we are talking about the kind of outrageous, eccentric spending you think about with celebrities but puts his flamboyant counterparts to shame.

If you can dream it, Nicolas Cage bought it: yachts, a jet, a castle, over 50 cars, over a million dollars' worth of comic books, multiple (supposedly haunted) mansions in New Orleans, two Bahamanian islands, a $500,000 Lamborghini, etc.

Cage's lawyer, Martin Singer, told The Daily Beast "Half the stuff you say is false. I'm not going to get into detail," so we may never know which half is true.

Nicolas Cage is broke. That's due in part to buying ... well, everything.

Cage made headlinesn when he filed a $20 million lawsuit against his former business manager, Samuel Levin, claiming he failed to pay taxes and lost money in unsound investments, putting him "down a path toward financial ruin."

This summer, the IRS placed a tax lien of over $6 million on Cage's New Orleans homes for unpaid income taxes. Very sad, but it's hard not to look at Cage's extreme spending and not draw conclusions about his money woes.

Of course, however lavishly Cage spent on himself, he's also been a very generous guy. The actor gave $1 million to the Red Cross to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, and $2 million to the human-rights group Amnesty International.

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Wear the most ridiculous outfits you can possibly find.

Supplement them with various, equally absurd wigs.

Write catchy songs Eric Cartman can sing covers of.

Get people to think you might be a hermaphrodite.

While unconventional, this formula for success has worked wonders for Lady Gaga, who has become one of the biggest stars in all of music this year.

Every day brings a new series of quotes you couldn't make up and/or outfits you would normally find in the tranny scarecrow chic aisle at Target.

Still, somehow it works, because it's her. Case in point ...

Lady Gaga in New York preparing for an interview with MTV.

Think that's her real hair? Hard to say, right? It goes without saying that we are already awaiting tomorrow's outfit. She's got us hooked, we admit it.

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