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Disgraced R&B singer Chris Brown has made his first statement following the alleged beating he doled out to superstar girlfriend Rihanna - he posted an update on his private Facebook page, according to the N.Y. Post, which reads as follows:

"You'll begin to see her true colors. Believe it!"

Brown's comment appears to suggest Rihanna is partly to blame for the alleged attack - which she says was not the first in their relationship and ended in his arrest Sunday on charges of battery and making criminal threats.

As if it weren't obvious after inflicting horrific injuries upon her (or so the police report says), the troubled Brown appears to have confirmed his split from the Barbados-bred beauty by changing his relationship status to "single."

As for what triggered the attack, rumors are swirling that Brown had been cheating on Rihanna and that a "booty call text message" sparked a heated argument as the couple drove back to their L.A. hotel prior to the Grammy Awards.

Chris Brown, Rihanna Pic

The text message reportedly angered Rihanna, who lashed out about it, only to have Brown attack her. She then faked a call to the cops and threw the keys to his rented Lamborghini out the window, further enraging him and leading to more violence.

The melee ended with Chris Brown fleeing the scene on foot, leaving Rihanna beaten and unconscious and in need of hospital treatment.

Brown, who posted $50,000 bail and had been holed up at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas before leaving yesterday for an undisclosed location, awaits word on whether the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office will be pressing charges.

So far, L.A. police have booked him on suspicion of making criminal threats, although that may not stick. A felony battery charge is a lock, however. Meanwhile, there is no word on Rihanna's whereabouts since the incident.

We'll bring you more on this story as it continues to develop. For now, follow the jump for more pics of Chris Brown and Rihanna in happier times ...

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We've brought you our Plastic Surgery Hall of Fame. Now we present to you our Celebrity Weight Loss Hall of Fame ... or Shame, as it is in many cases.

For every celebrity weight loss success, there is an equal and opposite celebrity weight gain... or celebrity weight loss gone horribly, horribly overboard.

Sometimes stars mean well, but fall off the boat and pack the pounds back on. Other times, they end up trying TOO hard and skipping a meal or 30.

The technical term for the latter is Mischa Barton Syndrome (MBS). Here's a look at the former OC star looking healthy last year and emaciated now ...

Mischa Barton Then and Now

Wow. Looking good, Mischa. When was your last meal, Thanksgiving?

Follow the jump for many more examples of celebrity weight loss winners and losers - those who have either tried way too hard or not hard enough.

NOTE: In the interest of mixing it up a bit, we didn't even include Jessica Simpson - though you can find many, many photos of her on our site!

Now, on to the Hall of Fame and Shamers ...

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Jessica Simpson's concert tour rolled into Madison Square Garden last night, and for the alleged country singer, well, there was both good news and bad.

She remembered all her song lyrics, made no desperate dedications to Tony Romo and didn't cry a single time - no Grand Rapids meltdown reloaded.

But on the celebrity fashion front, a meltdown would put it mildly.

While her outfit represents an improvement from the mom jeans that sparked the infamous weight gain rumors, her "skort" was a disaster in itself:

The Bad Fashion Winner!

Jessica Simpson explained it this way: "I've had times when my pants split right down the middle when I bent down to reach a note. That's why I'm wearing a skort - it's not a skirt, not a short - just so they wouldn't split."

Well, there you have it. R.I.P., short shorts. Hello, skort.

Click to enlarge more pictures of Jessica in her skort thing and showing off serious leg for an appreciative (hopefully earplug-carrying) New York City crowd ...

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  • Hearing the Cheers
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[Photo Credits: Splash News Online]

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Upstanding citizen and doting parent that he is, Kevin Federline says he's going to allow Britney Spears to take their kids on her upcoming concert tour.

On his way out of a business meeting with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - the group rumored to be resurrecting his rap career - yesterday afternoon, K-Fed told celebrity gossip photographers he'll "be there" when Brit embarks in March.

He said: "I'm gonna take the kids on the road ... they need to see their mother, right?"

Man, what a humanitarian K-Fed is. Surely the $5,000 per week he will be banking as part of this concert arrangement doesn't play into it whatsoever.

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K-Fed checks his busy schedule during a recent golf game. [Photos: Splash News]

That's actually a very interesting comment he made, as K-Fed is making it sound as if he alone calls the custody shots and is "letting" her see the kids.

In reality, the couple's custody agreement says Britney Spears gets the kids three days and nights a week. Federleezy readily agreed to this sharing of the kids when her attorneys first proposed it as Brit showed signs of recovery.

The Circus tour schedule was a bit of a special case, as it requires a lot of traveling for both Britney and Sean Preston and Jayden James - but the FedEx man is not purely altruistic as he would apparently like peeps to believe.

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A week after narrowly surviving elimination due to Jason Mesnick's concerns about her readiness to settle down, Naomi Crespo, 24, was sent packing from The Bachelor on Monday night's episode after a lackluster hometown visit.

"I would've moved to Seattle in a heartbeat. It sucked that the reasons that I gave him that I don't wanna go home are the reasons I'm going home," she said.

"I put myself out there, and I'm glad I did, but go figure, I finally admit that I'm falling in love and the next thing I know, I'm going home."

"I want to have a family I want my kids to have one place to call home. I really did think that it might be here I never wanted to have my heart broken again. I never wanted to feel the way I do right now," Naomi Crespo added.

The young, fun-loving flight attendant from California had plenty more to say about her ouster from The Bachelor as she tried to rationalize what happened.

"I think Jason letting me go was actually a blessing in disguise," she said.

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Shonda Rhimes, Grey's Anatomy's creator and executive producer, wants to set the record straight: T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl are not leaving the show.

"That was a very interesting rumor," Rhimes said. "And it's not true."

Heigl and Baby

Speaking at the 40th NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles, Rhimes was referring to the recent comments by Grey's Anatomy cast member James Pickens Jr., in which the actor seemed to confirm their impending departure.

Are best friends T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl leaving Grey's Anatomy this season or not? This question has persisted for months - and the answer is still unclear.

"That was absolutely taken out of context," said Rhimes. "Things happen, and ... I think rumors become fact very easily. And you know I don't like to tell you what's going to happen on the show – but that is a rumor."

Not sure how "Yes, she is" and "He's going too" could be taken out of context exactly, but James Pickens, Jr., is now spouting the company line as well.

"We've been living with these rumors for a long time," he said. "When the question was posed to me, I was more trying to congratulate Katie and T.R. on whatever they were going to do. But yeah, I don't have any special info about it."

Mmm hmm. It's hard to know what to even think anymore. But we can tell you this fact with absolute certainty: Katherine Heigl pictures are hot!

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The police are investigating Adnan Ghalib - celebrity news photographer and one-time boyfriend of Britney Spears, who is under court order to stay away from her - for felony assault with a deadly weapon with a vehicle.

How it all supposedly went down is rather absurd.

Yesterday morning, a process server went to Ghalib's Encino, Calif., apartment to hand him legal papers ordering him to appear in the Britney Spears restraining order case. This must be done in person for him to be obligated to appear.

The process server was waiting for Adnan Ghalib in the alley when Ghalib rolled up and allegedly hit the man with his car.

He says he landed on the hood of Adnan's car.

Adnan allegedly fled the scene and the process server called cops at 10:42 a.m. The process server had cuts and scratches, but he refused treatment.

The case is under investigation. Adnan Ghalib is the suspect and the alleged crime is assault with a deadly weapon with a vehicle - a felony.

Adnan had no comment on the matter.

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The Bachelor party is being extended yet again.

With the long-running reality TV series blazing in the ratings for ABC this season, the network has ordered a one-hour special to air the day after the finale.

The events in the show's regular three-hour conclusion are dramatic enough to warrant an additional hour, Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss said: "It's going to be shocking ... the end of this series is the best we have ever had."

The Bachelor normally airs a one-hour reunion special, entitled "After the Final Rose." Last year, when DeAnna Pappas chose Jesse Csincsak over Jason Mesnick (below), the reunion actually drew bigger ratings than the finale.

On March 3, ABC will air the new special - tentatively titled "After the Final Rose: Part 2" - and it will include additional interviews with The Bachelor star Jason Mesnick, the woman he chose in the finale - and the woman (or women?) he did not.

Might Ty be in trouble? Will there be a Molly Malaney vs. Melissa Rycroft cat fight? Will DeAnna Pappas murder either or both? How can you not tune in!

We currently stand at three bachelorettes. Who do you think will win?

 

Melissa Rycroft of The Bachelor

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She first rose to prominence 10 years ago as a sexy schoolgirl.

Now, in her latest video - for "If U Seek Amy," the third single from her Circus album - Britney Spears assumes a new sexpot persona, that of a '50s housewife.

Decked out in a blond wig, tight pink top and white skirt, Spears reportedly spent Tuesday shooting the video for her next single in Pacific Palisades, California.

"The video begins with Britney Spears coming outside her house to hand the paparazzi an apple pie that she just baked," a source told MTV.

"She acts like she wants to hook up. The whole video is very provocative."

The video should be out in time for the start of Britney's big Circus tour, which from what we've heard and seen, promises to be a very sexy sideshow.

Britney Spears from her classic video for "... Baby One More Time."

The new video features two "perfectly groomed" kids and a husband character, both strait-laced, and has dancers "dressed in skimpy outfits in metallic colors."

"She was like the old Britney at the shoot," a source close to the star reports. "She was engaged and excited the whole day and seemed like her old self."

With a title like "If U Seek Amy," how can she not be feeling a bit like the faux-virginal, enigmatic tease of the late '90s and early 2000s. Ah, the old days.

Click to enlarge more classic Britney Spears pictures ...

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There really isn't much to say about Joaquin Phoenix's visit to The Late Show last night, other than that he may want to stop hanging out with Snoop Dogg.

Bearded, spaced out and wearing sunglasses indoors, Phoenix may or may not have known where he was at that moment, uttering barely decipherable, monosyllabic answers about his film Two Lovers and career in general.

Things got so awkward that in order to break the ice, David Letterman posed this to the actor: "What can you tell us about your days with the Unibomber?"

It got worse. When the topic inevitably turned to his fledgling music career - for which he is supposedly giving up acting - Phoenix confirmed that hip-hop was his genre of choice, a revelation that sparked laughter from the audience.

"That's a joke?" he (slowly) snapped, clearly upset by the crowd reaction. "What do you have them on? What do you gas them up with? Is this nitrous?"

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At the end of the interminable interview, Letterman summed it up as best he could: "Well, Joaquin, I'm sorry you couldn't be here tonight." See below ...