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Finally, Chris Brown news that doesn't involve controversy over beating Rihanna or stealing some chick's phone: The cover of his fifth studio album has been released!

The singer is slated to release Fortune May 8, three days after his 23rd birthday.

Fortune is the follow up to Chris' Grammy-winning F.A.M.E., and will include his new song “Turn Up the Music.” It's unclear if it will also include the Rihanna remix.

Here's the cover, shot by photographers Gomillion and Leupold ...

Chris Brown Fortune Album Cover

Chris Brown makes music history with the first Webdings album cover art.

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Rihanna's recent musical collaboration with Chris Brown has spurred criticism across the media and celebrity spectrum. Reese Witherspoon has even weighed in.

The This Means War actress star appeared at the World Conference of Women's Shelters in Washington, D.C., as part of a partnership with the Avon Foundation.

There to raise awareness about domestic violence, the mother of two say she is making sure her kids - Ava, 12, and Deacon, 8 - learn an important lesson.

A Reese Witherspoon Image

She openly discussed how she actively talks to her two children about domestic violence, and that Chris Brown and Rihanna are part of that conversation.

"We talk about domestic violence and what that means," Witherspoon, 35, said.

"Although the concept is somewhat foreign to them, they're starting to understand that this happens to families in our country and all throughout the world."

She also doesn't shelter them from the realities of Brown's assault on Rihanna: "My daughter knows what happened to her. My son knows as well."

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Troubled singer Chris Brown is reportedly adamant that he did not gank the iPhone of a fan who is accusing him of "robbery by sudden snatching."

Brown has been accused of stealing Christal Spann's iPhone after she says she snapped a picture of the singer sitting in the back of a Bentley.

The star allegedly rolled up, snatched the phone, and said, "b!tch, you're not sending this to no website," and then drove off with the thing.

Chris Brown Gets Low

Authorities are investigating, and if Brown is arrested, it would be extremely likely that the L.A. D.A.'s Office will seek to revoke his probation.

Chris is on probation stemming from his no contest plea to battery on Rihanna. A mere arrest - not even a conviction - could jeopardize that.

"Chris wouldn't need to be convicted in the Miami case to cause problems with his probation, just charged,” a source tells Radar Online.

“The conditions of his felony probation are very, very strict."

"Chris must obey all laws and not be arrested for any other crimes. This could be a huge nightmare for his probation if he is arrested and charged."

One person squarely in his camp?

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In Friday afternoon's THG Caption Contest, we asked you to come up with the best one for this Chris Brown pic showing him ... going a bit nutz on the beach.

You had plenty of material to make up fun captions here, and you certainly delivered. Our winner is Asianna. Nice work! The winning entry now appears below.

In light of his alleged phone robbery, we chose this one for timeliness.

Honorable mentions go out to TaraJo47807, Emily and 3littlepigs. Thanks to all of you for playing as always, and best of luck in our next Caption Contest!

Scary Chris Brown

Come back here and give me that camera!!

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Welcome, gossip fans, to another edition of THG's Caption Contest!

Poor Chris Brown. Between his Grammy performance/Twitter feud with the haters, the Rihanna remixes, and his alleged phone robbery, guy's been really busy of late!

Guy deserves to cut loose ... as we see here in Miami. What's going on in this pic!? No, seriously, what do you think would make a good caption for this image?

What's he thinking or saying? You tell us! Just leave comment(s) below with the best caption(s)! Go to it! We will announce a winner Monday. Best of luck ...

Scary Chris Brown

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A warrant for Chris Brown's arrest is being prepared by the Florida State's Attorney's office Thursday after he allegedly stole a woman's phone. Seriously.

The supposed victim recently filed a police report against him, according to Deborah Doty, the public information officer for the Miami Police Department.

"An incident report was filed against Mr. Brown, and the Florida State Attorney's Office will be issuing a warrant for his arrest this afternoon," she said.

"I can't tell you what time, but it will be today."

Chris Brown Goofs Off

Chris Brown, whose remixes and relationship with Rihanna are making all kinds of news, is accused of snatching Christal Spann's cell phone outside a club.

As he sat in a Bentley after exiting a nightclub, the police report states that Spann snapped a picture of Chris Brown chilling in the back of the car.

That is when Brown allegedly snatched the phone, which he did not give back (obviously) and told Spann, "B!tch, you ain't giving this to no website."

Eloquent, Chris Brown. Eloquent. The star, who is currently on probation, has not commented, nor has his attorney, Mark Geragos. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Brown is being investigated for "Robbery by sudden snatching."

The woman who claims Brown robbed her was captured on video obtained by TMZ, clearly agitated as she tells cops, "He snatched my phone."

Christal Spann and her two friends seem spontaneous and upset as she exclaims several times to the authorities, "I just want my phone back."

The Miami Beach P.D. and the State Attorney's Office is aware of the video and will evaluate it in deciding whether to charge Brown with a crime.

UPDATE #2: The incident is still under investigation by the Miami Beach police, as of Friday, February 24, 5 p.m. EST. However, there is no warrant.

However, the Miami-Dade County state attorney's office said Friday that reports of an arrest warrant issued for Brown were inaccurate at this time.

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Chris Brown and Rihanna raised more than a few eyebrows this week with their remixes of her hit "Birthday Cake" and his "Turn Up the Music" this week.

Those two surprise collaborations have been followed by rumors that the singers may soon be collaborating in other ways, if you know what we mean.

We mean sexually.

If you're wondering who put the reunion in motion (musically, that is), The-Dream, who produced the "Birthday Cake" remix, would know: Rihanna.

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"It was Rih's idea," he tells Billboard. "[Rihanna] is a friend of mine."

"It's like, 'You wanna do something? Then cool, let's do it.' I don't know how she got the logistics, how it happened; maybe she'll talk about it one day."

"I showed up at the studio, and it was like, 'All right, cool, let's finish this record,' which we probably should have finished the first time we did it."

According to The-Dream, he approached the project solely on its musical merits and ditched any of the controversial baggage that may come with it.

"For me, it's just music: two talented people doing two records together, that's what it was," he says. "It wasn't about an incident that happened."

He does acknowledge that the remixes' controversy, however ...

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Chris Brown and Rihanna are dangerously close to getting back together, and not just in the recording studio this time. Their respective camps are not happy.

The singers' friends are desperately trying to keep them apart for their own good, sources say, even though there is an obvious, mutual spark between them.

According to sources, Rihanna is still head over heels for Chris, despite the fateful night three years ago before the Grammys when he left her looking like this.

She claims to not give a damn what people think, but those close to her say if it weren't for the media and her fans, she would already have taken him back.

HOT Chris Brown, Rihanna Picture

Chris, meanwhile, has extremely strong feelings for Rihanna - his current girlfriend Karrueche Tran be damned - and hasn't been shy about hiding them.

Now, sources tell us, Rihanna and Chris' friends are terrified they'll get back together, and they're doing everything they can to prevent a possible reunion.

Friends on BOTH sides are expressing strong reservations to Rih and CB about spending so much time together, saying it's bad personally AND professionally.

But, with Rihanna's birthday party and their two remix duets released this week, friends fear they're fighting an uphill battle and that this is inevitable.

As one source put it, "You can't hold back love." As Rih says in "Hard," "You can say whatever, Im'ma do whatever, no pain is forever, yup, you know this."

Should Rihanna and Chris Brown date again?

 

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Bobby Brown and Chris Brown. Both controversial figures who share a surname and other attributes. Both R&B singers have found themselves in the news lately for unrelated, semi-scandalous reasons. Both frequent THG conversation topics.

Which Brown is best? Or the least terrible? Time for a THG Tale of the Tape!

  • Bobby Brown Sucking
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1. CAREER ALBUMS SOLD

Bobby Brown: 20 million
Chris Brown: 12 million
Edge: Bobby

2. TWITTER FANS

Bobby Brown: 33,052
Chris Brown: 8,205,360
Edge: Chris

3. RAP SHEET

Bobby Brown: Felony battery, DUI, unpaid child support, parole violation(s)
Chris Brown: Felony battery
Edge: Chris

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Rihanna and Chris Brown collaborated on a pair of remixes recently, a surprising move considering all that transpired between the former lovebirds.

The 2009 Grammys marked the beginning of a domestic violence drama that revealed a darker side to Chris' relationship at the time with Rihanna.

But nearly three years to the day he beat her senseless, Brown, 22, and Rihanna, 24, are again spending time together - musically and personally.

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The former couple, whose friendly behavior is no secret on Twitter and in person, hit the studio last week to record parts on each other's songs.

The remix of Rihanna's single "Birthday Cake," featuring Chris Brown, lacks no shortage of sex appeal – not to mention some very NSFW lyrics.

"Girl, I wanna f--k you right now," sings Brown, whose return to the Grammys sparked controversy. "Been a long time/Been missing your body."

While Rih doesn't get as down and dirty with explicit lyrics on Brown's remix of "Turn up the Music," she suggests a rather revealing message.

"I love you, baby," she sings.

Rihanna clearly does not care about any public response to her being with Chris again, but singing with him and dating him are different things.

So far, there's no indication that they're back together, despite the rumors of them hooking up numerous times. But it makes you wonder.

What do you think of their remixes - and the fact that Rihanna and Chris Brown are collaborating with each other in general?