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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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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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Chris Brown is planning a crazy performance for the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, according to reports. The star is up for three Grammys - Best R & B Album, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song - at the annual music extravaganza.

“Chris has been rehearsing non-stop,” a source close to the singer said. “He wants to give the audience and his fans an over top the performance. Chris has put a lot of pressure on himself to deliver, and he will deliver, he always does."

He won't be doing interviews, though ... until 2013 or later.

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It was only three years ago that Brown was arrested for felony battery on his then girlfriend, Rihanna, on the night before the 2009 Grammy Awards.

"Chris is hopeful that his performance will close that chapter on his life," says the source. "He will be bringing his mom to the awards ceremony, she is his biggest fan, and he has told her he is dedicating his performance to her."

"Chris has grown tremendously as a person, and an artist from that time in his life. He's complied with all terms of his probation. He has been a model probationer, but more importantly, Chris accepted responsibility for what he did."

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Chris Brown will perform at the Grammy Awards next month, E! reports. It will be his first appearance at the annual show since 2009, when ... you know.

The singer, whose career has rebounded nicely despite some memorable flare-ups, is up for three awards this year, so his appearance isn't too surprising.

Plans for his performance are still being worked out, so details are lacking at the moment. Meanwhile, his ex Rihanna will perform with Coldplay.

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Chris Brown and Rihanna have been the subject of great speculation lately, most recently after they partied together (but separately) in W. Hollywood.

The two are said to be on good terms now, and even hooking up ... but they kept their distance last week. Brown was there with GF Karrueche Tran.

The Grammy Awards will be hosted by NCIS: LA star LL Cool J and telecast live on CBS from Los Angeles' Staples Center on Sunday, February 12.

Also set to perform are Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, the Band Perry, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift and more.

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Fueling rumors that they are getting back together, or at least hooking up with each other again, Rihanna and Chris Brown partied at the same club last night.

The two singers, who have been the subject of so much speculation lately, left Greystone Manor, a West Hollywood club, in separate cars, around the same time.

It's unclear if they came together or headed to the same place after, but Rihanna and Chris Brown were ... there at the same time. Make of that what you will.

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Again, we emphasize that several people who were at the club Tweeted that as far as they could see, Rihanna and Chris were there with separate groups.

The protective order, which required that the Grammy nominees have no contact with each other after Brown beat Rihanna in 2009, was lifted a year ago.

They've also exchanged not-so-subtle Tweets lately, so wouldn't be at all scandalous, let alone illegal if they were there together. Let the gossip continue ...

Should Rihanna and Chris Brown get back together?

 

UPDATE: According to Chris' rep, the singer was only interested in one girl at the club... and that was Karrueche Tran. Brown's girlfriend. So there's that.

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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!

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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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