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Sherri Shepherd is on Team Breezy.

The View host has been vocal in defense of Chris Brown before, so it's no surprise that she stood up for the star in the wake of this week's Grammy lovefest backlash.

All Brown did was show up at the award show, perform and win. No controversy at all. Yet his mere presence at the event after his 2009 attack on Rihanna upset many.

While Shepherd criticized female fans who Tweet about how they'd let Chris beat them all night (among other things), Shepherd defended Brown from criticism.

He may even be a role model, she says. Why?

"There may be a child in a situation of going through abuse that Chris Brown has gone through. His mother was abused right in front of his very eyes six years before this happened to Rihanna. He used to wet his pants from the fear," Shepherd says.

"He was a victim! He became an offender. He did what the courts told him to do. He went to 52 weeks, a year of domestic prevention counseling."

That's all true, and she makes a strong case. But on the flip side, critics will point to the (perceived) utter lack of responsibility Brown has taken for his actions.

Behind-the-scenes blowups, arrogance and a lack of remorse (real or otherwise) contribute to the lack of forgiveness in people's eyes. Not heartlessness.

What do you think? Is Chris Brown a role model?

 

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Chris Brown managed to stir up some controversy once again at the 2012 Grammy Awards ... even if all the singer did was show up, perform and win.

Some stars, including Miranda Lambert, wondered why the Best R&B Album winner / convicted felon was featured on not one but two performances.

On Monday, the country superstar tweeted "Chris Brown twice? I don't get it. He beat on a girl ... Not cool that we act like that didn't happen."

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"He needs to listen to Gunpowder and lead and be put in his place. Not at the Grammys." That's a reference to Lambert's 2007 hit "Gunpowder and Lead."

The lyrics to that song describe a woman preparing to kill her abusive husband when he gets out of jail. "His fist is big but my gun's bigger," she sings.

Lambert isn't the only celeb who questioned Brown's Grammy presence. "Chris Brown ... (bites tongue) have we forgiven him?" Michelle Branch asked.

Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet posted, after watching Brown's Grammy performance, "Are Chris Brown's mom and dad CBS and Grammy Brown?"

"Looks like all is forgiven (with) Chris Brown," Sherri Shepherd tweeted. "That's all I'll say." As of right now, Chris has not responded to these Tweets.

"Team Breezy we have come such along way and I'm so appreciative of you guys!!!! No matter what anyone says.... WE MADE IT!!" was all he wrote.

Chris infamously assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna on the eve of the 2009 Grammys, an incident some feel should have kept him from this year's show.

Your take: Did the Grammys show Chris too much love?

 

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Oprah Winfrey took to Twitter last night to ask Nielsen viewers to watch her cable network OWN instead of the Grammy Awards, a pathetic move that drew criticism from her OWN followers and the market research company alike.

“Every 1 who can please turn to OWN especially if u have a Nielsen box,” she tweeted Sunday at the start Oprah’s Next Chapter and the mega-rated Grammys.

She later added, “Commercial Grammy people... u can turn to OWN.”

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The tweets caused a backlash on the social networking site, with some readers - fans of O, no less - accusing her of “begging for viewers” and being “desperate.”

Oprah followed up with a flurry of defensive replies that were apparently in response to reader criticism: “The word ‘please’ is used as courtesy not a beg."

"'Desperate’ not ever a part of my vocabulary" … "'Unethical' us a little harsh don’t u think? Seemed like it made sense to me. Sorry if you’re offended.”

The original tweet has since been deleted.

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Adele definitely got the best of Taylor Swift - and the entire music world - winning six out of a possible six honors at the 2012 Grammy Awards in L.A. Sunday night.

Can she continue her unbeaten streak with a win in this style showdown? That remains to be seen, though the British songstress looked great on the red carpet.

Adele has won praise for the fact that - like Swift - she succeeds on talent and sets a good example for fans by not parading around in no pants. So to speak.

Which of these popular, talented singers' fashion statements from last night do you like better? Vote in THG's latest Grammy Awards Fashion Face-Off below!

Fashion Face-Off!

Who dressed best at the Grammys, Adele or Taylor Swift? Vote for your favorite style star in THG's latest Fashion Face-Off! View Poll »

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Featuring her new song "Part of Me," Katy Perry's Grammy performance contained what many felt was a thinly-veiled shot at Russell Brand Sunday night.

Rihanna and Coldplay joined forces in a performance of "Princess of China" that didn't generate as much controversy, but was still very well received.

Which of the two stars will perform better in a red carpet style showdown, though? That's the question of the hour. At least on The Hollywood Gossip.

Rihanna, as you can see, showed serious skin. Katy? Not so much in a blue gown that matched her hair (obviously). But she made up for that later.

Who will win this couture clash of the pop star BFFs?! Your votes will decide. Choose your favorite style star in our latest Grammy Awards Fashion Face-Off!

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For every outrageous Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj fashion clash, there's a more conventional Kate Beckinsale-Carrie Underwood showdown waiting to be voted upon.

Thank goodness for that.

No offense to Gaga or Nicki, but we thought both Kate and Carrie were among the couture champions on the red carpet at Sunday's Grammy Awards.

Then again, it's hard for either of them to look bad in anything. Case in point: The actress' short white dress and the singer's sparkly blue full-length gown.

Which of these talented beauties was the best dressed Sunday night? Vote for your favorite style star in THG's latest Grammy Awards Fashion Face-Off!

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Two of the slickest superstars on the planet are pitted against each other in this Fashion Face-Off.

First, we have LL Cool J, the host of the 2012 Grammy Awards, who had the unenviable task last night of MCing an event over which a pall had been cast, due to Whitney Houston's tragic death. But the actor/rapper kicked off the ceremony with a prayer and handled his duties as well as could be expected.

His competition? Bruno Mars, producer/performer extraordinaire, and possibly the most talented man in the music business today.

Compare. Contrast. And vote between these icons below:

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The Grammy Awards really tested the tear ducts of its viewers last night.

We had Adele return from throat surgery to belt out a version of "Rolling in the Deep;" Jennifer Hudson honor Whitney Houston with a pitch perfect rendition of "I Will Always Love You;" and Blake Shelton team with The Band Perry to pay tribute to Glen Campbell.

The country music legend was diagnosed with Alzheimer's last summer, but that didn't prevent him from taking the stage and performing "Rhinestone Cowboy," a performance that brought all attendees to their feet, most notably Paul McCartney, who the camera caught numerous times singing and dancing to the artist.

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Adele outshone Lady Gaga musically by winning six Grammys Sunday night. Nicki Minaj may have upstaged her in the outrageous fashion and performance department.

After all, it was Nicki Minaj's Grammy performance, not Gaga's, that featured a confession to a priest and an exorcism (not to mention a fake red carpet Pope sighting).

Clearly there's room for both of these outsized personalities.

Gaga was on hand - wearing fishnets on her face in fact - but a devilish Nicki likely stole the show from her in the fashion department. If you can even call either "fashion."

Vote for your favorite "style" star in the Face-Off below:

Fashion Face-Off!

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Chris Brown returned to the Grammy Awards for the first time in three years Sunday night, notching a win for Best R&B album and putting on a spirited live performance.

Three years after assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna on the eve of the Grammys, Brown (who was convicted of felony assault) took that Staples Center stage.

The 22-year-old won over the crowd with a glow-in-the-dark rendition of "Turn Up the Music" and "Beautiful People." Take a look at the singer's effort below ...

There were no innuendos or screen cuts to ex-flame Rihanna. Chris Brown simply finished his songs, stood triumphantly and saluted the crowd before taking a bow.

Breezy - as Brown is nicknamed - made the night an even bigger success when he went on to win his first ever Grammy Award, for Best R&B Album for F.A.M.E.

"People who make mistakes and learn from them are ROLE MODELS too. Im just happy to inspire growth and positivity, #TEAMBREEZYdidit" Brown tweeted.

The haters and the skeptics remain in large quantities, but if his actions continue to match such words, he'll be on his way to a great career comeback.

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