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Chris Brown and Rihanna have in fact been hooking up on the sly again recently, but they aren't considering a full-fledged reconciliation, according to a new report.

"They've probably hooked up no more than half a dozen times in the past year. It's unlikely Rihanna and Chris would ever get back together though,” a source said.

“Rihanna doesn't care if she were to get public backlash if they were to reconcile," the insider adds. "But, she is the one calling the shots now, which she likes."

Therein lies her reluctance: "Rihanna knows that if they were to get back together, she wouldn't be able to maintain that strong role, and Chris would lose interest."

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It has nothing to do with his infamous attack on her, in other words, but simply that "they are both very young, Rihanna likes being in control now, and would never be able to trust Chris because he has problems staying faithful."

Apparently. Sorry, Karrueche Tran.

Rumors have swirled about Rihanna and Chris Brown in recent weeks, and both stars are expected to be on hand when the Grammys are handed out February 12.

Brown is nominated for three Grammys: Best R & B Album, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song. Rihanna will perform with Coldplay at the show.

Plenty of people wish that Chris and Rihanna would give it another go, in spite of all that went on between them - Brown's mom Joyce Hawkins included!

"Joyce LOVES Rihanna, and she often calls her the daughter that she never had but always wanted," the insider claims. "Joyce would love for Chris and Rihanna to continue to spend time together, and maybe down the line, get back together.”

What do you think? Should Ri and Chris give it a go?

 

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Earlier today, we reported that Rihanna and Chris Brown are hooking up ... according to one tabloid. Well, there's a new twist, and its name is Karrueche Tran.

Us Weekly claims Brown, 22, and Rihanna, 23, have been hooking up in secret for nearly a year, despite his present relationship with model Tran, also 23.

Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran were spotted together as recently as January 12, when he escorted his love to a hair appointment in Pasadena, Calif.

If Rihanna's driving a wedge between them, they're not showing it. Publicly.

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Still, Tran is fully aware of his cheating, Us swears, and suspects she knows the locale: "Karrueche thinks Chris' studio is where most of the hookups take place."

She's determined to hang onto Brown despite the presence of the "We Found Love" singer. According to a source, Tran "won't give him up for a few discretions."

Warns the first insider: "Chris is a really passionate guy. He's still a hothead and he does what he wants. He'll go off the grid and she'll wonder what's going on."

"But, at the moment Chris and Karrueche are still a couple."

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Take this with a grain of salt, because the source has been less than reliable lately, but a new report in Us Weekly claims Rihanna and Chris Brown are hooking up!

With February 8 marking the three-year anniversary of Chris' infamous assault of his then-girlfriend, relations between the two have definitely thawed since.

They've been exchanging not-so-secret Tweets and rumors suggest that Rihanna may really want him back. But Us takes it a step further with this claim:

Rihanna and Brown are secretly hooking up - and have been for some time!

Chris Brown, Rihanna

The edgy, platinum-selling "We Found Love" singer and Brown "meet up very casually," a Brown confidante says. "She comes to see him anytime she's in L.A."

"They can't get enough of each other. I don't see it ending well. Rihanna loves to live dangerously, and talking to and hooking up with Chris is all part of that."

Somehow we're not buying it.

Chris lays low for the most part, but Rihanna is photographed EVERYWHERE she goes and is enormously busy to boot. It would be pretty hard to pull that off.

Chris is also dating Karrueche Tran. Details. "He and Rihanna are just friends," Brown's rep says. "He's not cheating." Ri's rep, meanwhile, had no comment.

Regardless of this report ... SHOULD they get back together?

 

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Rihanna and ex-boyfriend Chris Brown have not only let bygones be bygones, she is actively looking to win him back! According to a tabloid source, anyway.

Publicly, they are expected to come face to face at the Grammys on February 12, but sources say that the former couple is already spending time together!

"Not only has she initiated a Twitter conversation with Chris for all to see, but she has gone to see him," an insider close to Chris dishes to Life & Style.

Of Rihanna, the source adds: "She stopped by Chris' studio to see him recently - twice. She's also calling and texting him a lot. She won't let go."

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Rihanna, 23, ended their relationship in early 2009 for obvious reasons after Chris Brown, 22, was charged with assaulting her after a pre-Grammy Awards party.

Time has healed those wounds - physical and otherwise - however. This latest report is the latest of several suggesting Rihanna and Chris may get back together.

"She's trying to break up Chris and his girlfriend, [Karrueche Tran]," says the source. "Chris is happy, but Rihanna keeps playing her games to make trouble."

"It's really become an issue lately."

Chris and Karrueche Tran have reportedly been dating since 2010. Rih dated Matt Kemp for a year and has been linked to a host of others, but not seriously.

What do you think: Should Rihanna and Chris get back together?

 

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Chris Brown will be undergoing a major media makeover in 2012.

A big part of that strategy: Exposing the star to far less of it.

According to his manager Tina Davis, Breezy won’t be allowed to do any interviews for the rest of 2012, a measure intended to protect the gaffe-prone singer from himself.

The strategy had actually been set “a while back,” Davis said.

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“We’re not trying to be rude, selfish or disrespectful to anyone in any way. If people are going to judge anything, judge him for his talent," Davis told EW.

"He signed up to sing and entertain. Not to talk about his personal life.”

From a business and personal standpoint, it actually makes sense.

The media hounds Chris about a mistake he made nearly three years ago. He takes the bait and flies off the handle. An endless cycle and a self-fulfilling prophecy.

If Brown wants people to focus on his talent, the best way to do that is to live a low-profile life off the stage and kill it in concert. This way he can do so.

Besides, Rihanna and Chris Brown's Tweets will still generate plenty of buzz.

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Will Rihanna and Chris Brown do the unthinkable?

Nearly three years after the infamous assault that ended their relationship and nearly put him in jail, the two are working toward getting back together, according one of the most prolific and unreliable celebrity news sources around! That's crazy!

Chris Brown and Rihanna's Tweets this week got people talking, and MediaTakeOut (dot) com has apparently "been hearing reports for some time" that Rihanna and Brown are working on "RECONCILIATION" (their word, and unnecessary capitals).

SO is it happening or not?

Rihanna and Chris

According to the celebrity gossip site, a person close to Chris Brown says he'd like nothing more than to get back with her. But since the "incident" Chris felt that he'd destroyed any and all chances of a relationship with his "soul mate."

So he stayed away from her, by law, at her request.

But now things have changed. Rihanna and Chris are speaking to each other on the phone, exchanging IMs and text messages to boot. Insanity!

She's in Barbados right now (check out these bikini photos!) but they reportedly plan to meet up when Rihanna returns to Los Angeles next week.

Chris is said to be ecstatic, but Jay Z and Rihanna's managers are reportedly furious that they're back on speaking terms and may reconcile?

Will they? Is any or all of this true? Stay tuned.

VOTE: Should Rih and Chris date again?

 

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Chris Brown. Rihanna.

Fairly or not, these two music stars will be forever linked by a hot romance that ended in a highly publicized 2009 assault that Chris later pleaded guilty to.

In the nearly three years since, regardless of what the public thinks, the two are on good terms - or at least neutral terms - and putting it behind them.

Both have nothing but supportive words, seeking to downplay the incident and move on. But has the tumultuous relationship now struck up again?

Chris and Rihanna

Yesterday, Breezy posted, "Love U more than u know!"

Two minutes later, Ri said, "I'll always love you #1love."

Coincidence? Maybe, but two minutes later?

Rihanna has defended why she even follows Brown on Twitter and has shared that she's still a "fan" of his and "excited" for his comeback, which we can see.

But it makes you wonder. Are they rekindling a romance or are they just unrelated? If they were directed at someone else, why not Tweet at them? So odd.

Then there's this:

Earlier, Brown's mom tweeted, "HELLO LADY I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU!!!!! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!!!" Rihanna tweeted shortly after, "Miss+Love u 2"

Weigh in with your comments and theories below.

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Pitbull likes to call himself Mr. Worldwide. Fittingly, Chris Brown travels the globe with the rapper in the video for his latest single, “International Love.”

“It’s all about the music being global, the universal language,” Pitbull says, “and it goes to show no matter what language you may speak, you speak music.”

Director David Rousseau adds: “The is about the global presence of Mr. Worldwide, how he went from Mr. 305 to being a global phenomenon. Now the world is his stage.”

Deep stuff. Check out "International Love" below and see if it holds a candle to Pit's mega-hit collaborations "On the Floor" and "Give Me Everything" ...

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Chris Brown knows how to put on a show.

Love him or hate him, guy is a performer. At the 2011 American Music Awards on Sunday, Brown dressed in a white T-shirt and jeans and began his performance with his emotional slow jam "All Back" alongside his backing band.

With little accompaniment, the singer displayed unusually raw vocals:

Then his turn on stage cranked up several notches for a rendition of "Say It With Me," showcasing Chris' dance moves. Haters are always gonna hate regardless, but his performances of both songs are sure to win raves from Team Breezy.

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Is Chris Brown the man gettin' down and freaky with Draya Michele in a new sex tape that's making the Internet rounds? Or is it some Breezy impostor?

Brown's rep says the person who stars in a new XXX video being shopped around L.A. is definitely not Chris, despite salacious reports to the contrary.

According to MediaTakeOut, the mystery seller wants $50,000 in exchange for footage which allegedly features Brown and the Basketball Wives star.

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Draya Michele, as you can see, is not shy. But did she freak with Breezy?

MediaTakeOut claims they have seen the alleged Chris Brown sex tape, but sadly, were forced to pass on the thing because it was out of their price range.

Nevertheless, the singer's rep says "The report is absolutely not true."

A second source in Brown's camp smells a conspiracy, in fact.

"Doesn't it seem like a coincidence that every time Chris has a major performance or event on the horizon, some fake story like this breaks?" he asked.

It's true. These stories do seem to follow Chris Brown wherever he goes ... though he can take responsibility for some of that with his well-documented actions.

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