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A year to the day we reported on Chris Brown's arrest for beating up Rihanna before the Grammy Awards, could the singer be romancing a new R&B diva?

He's already collaborated with Keri Hilson musically, and last night, Chris "was all over" Keri at the Axe Lounge at Liv, where Diddy was hosting a big bash.

While Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush celebrated the Saints' big Super Bowl win, Chris was apparently looking to score a touchdown himself. Eh, eh?

He and Keri were "grinding each other" on the dance floor, reports say, and Chris even made a request: "He insisted on her being in a photo with him."

Now that's a big deal!

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Run for it, Keri Hilson! Chris Brown's creepin'!

The two left together, along with a group of friends. No word from either of their reps as of right now, but Keri posted the following on her Twitter page:

"LMAO paps think they slick!! Gone ask CB & I to tk a pic on carpet then asked da crew if we datin!! LHLAB so, no! I'mma let yall know now :P"

Okay, then. We'll consider that a denial ... maybe.

As for Rihanna, she hosted a party at that same venue just two nights earlier. We have nothing funny or significant beyond that, just pointing it out.

She's also dating Matt Kemp, most likely.

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We want to give Chris Brown a chance to repair his image. We really do.

Sometimes, though, the guy just needs his publicist closer by to prevent unfortunate incidents such as his Twitter meltdown last month, or the photo below.

What Can Brown Do For You?

Brown has been peeping some runway shows during Paris Fashion Week, which is cool, except that he decided to go see Jean Paul Gaultier's presentation.

Jean Paul an iconic couture designer known for wildly creative shows.

So much so that Gaultier got in on the action, covering his face with makeup to look like blood and bruises in order to match his boxing-themed collection.

Naturally, Chris Brown had to go and pose with him, though. Innocent, yes. But not after he turned the face of Rihanna into much worse than this ...

Chris Brown with his latest victim, Jean Paul Gaultier. Kidding!

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Rihanna is not pleased with celebrity gossip sites insinuating that a nasty disease was the reason ex-boyfriend Chris Brown smashed her face to a pulp last year.

In an interview with GQ, she addressed rumors that Brown lashed out at her after spotting a cold sore on her lip - a common sign of the STD known as herpes.

Now dating Matt Kemp, Rihanna wants the record set straight, noting that the alleged cold sore is actually just a facial scar she has had for most of her life.

"It's not true," she said of the herpes rumor, and her tone was far from light-hearted. "It's just a f**king scar. On my lip. That's there every day of my life."

Well that settles that. Not that you can even see it ...

No Herpes Here

Rihanna has set the record straight. She does not, nor did she ever have herpes. She does, however, have kind of a dude's haircut. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

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Rihanna has beaten Chris Brown pretty badly ... in terms of first-week album sales for their newly-released efforts. Not the way Chris ... well, you know.

Brown's new album Graffiti debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard charts, selling 102,000 copies (Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream sold 582,000 at No. 1).

That's quite a bit less than his ex, Rihanna, sold when Rated R debuted last month, entering the charts at No. 3 with sales of 181,000 in its first week.

Chris' sales didn't knock any socks off, but could've been worse.

Imagine if Walmart actually refused to sell Brown's CD - as "MechanicalDummy" (emphasis on Dummy) himself erroneously ranted on Twitter Monday.

Or imagine if he hadn't beaten the crap out of Rihanna.

Chris Brown Graffiti Cover

Still, 102,000 isn't too bad. It's 20 percent of the way to gold certification in one week, and after the way his year began, those sales look pretty solid.

He might wanna check his facts before Tweeting, though.

Monday, the "Changed Man" threw an online hissy fit over a perceived slight by Walmart. After visiting a Connecticut store that didn't have his album, Chris flipped out over the (incorrect) assumption that the retail giant banned him altogether.

"I'm tired of this s--t," he wrote on his now defunct account. "Major stores r blackballing my CD. Not stockin the shelves and lying to costumers."

Graffiti is, by all accounts, fully stocked by the Wal, however. Either Chris just didn't see it or that particular store just hadn't put it out yet.

Either way, don't quit anger management classes yet, C-dog.

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Chris Brown, in the midst of a major comeback effort after spending most of 2009 dealing with the fallout from his assault on Rihanna, just released Graffiti.

You'd think this (and his 20/20 interview) would be the first major step toward closing the book on the grisly incident, but Brown says it's still haunting him.

He isn't happy with the distribution of his new album, and threw a temper tantrum on Twitter over the weekend regarding retailers refusing to carry the CD.

"Major stores blackballing my CD. Not stockin the shelves, lying to customers. What the f%*k do i gotta do," the singer said. "The industry can kiss my a$$."

Okay then.

Chris Brown Live in Concert

Chris Brown is telling us how he really feels.

Lest we believe he was kidding or just caught up in the moment: "WTF... yeah i said it and i aint retracting sh!t and im not biting my tongue about sh!t else." 

And finally, this message to the haters in the Twitterverse: "for those people who r constantly tweeting me wit bullsh!t.. hop off my ****.. ur life is pointless.

Despite his complaints, Brown's album was expected to sell about 100,000 copies by the time this week's Billboard chart is published, trailing only the second Glee music soundtrack and British sensation Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream.

Perhaps he should go back to anger management counseling.

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It started out like an ordinary radio interview with Chris Brown, with the singer describing his just-released album, Graffiti, and his new movie, Takers

Until someone had to go and bring up the "whole Rihanna situation."

Chris spent several minutes talking Graffiti and such on the "Wake Up Show" on Seattle's KUBE 93, even agreeing to give a shout-out to a Twitter fan.

But then the topic turned to Brown's 20/20 interview re: Rihanna.

Brown tried to deflect the first question, saying, "I'm really done talking about the situation... I'm just moving forward." But the DJ wasn't done there.

He blurted out, "F**k that, did Rihanna throw you under the bus or what?"

Before Brown could even respond, his handler jumps in, tells the DJ, "alright guys," and hung up. Awesome. Listen to the comedic exchange below:

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Adam Lambert may not be welcome on ABC, but the network welcomed Chris Brown Friday night on 20/20 to "come clean" about assaulting Rihanna in February.

Robin Roberts sat down with Brown, playing clips of her interview on the same program last month and a clip of Chris back in 2007 on The Tyra Banks Show.

During that clip, Brown spoke about the abuse his mother received at the hands of his stepfather, and professes how he doesn't want to do that to a woman.

Left in a daze by his own hypocrisy, Brown said: "I'm really sorry for what went down and what happened and by no means do I think that's acceptable."

That's really all he could or should say, really, as tries to not let one incident define his whole life. He also said he knows he let a lot of people down.

He did not comment on Tila Tequila's theory that Rihanna has herpes.

Chris Brown says Rihanna knows how sorry he is.

Brown has completed the community service portion of his sentence (he pleaded guilty to felony assault) and is still undergoing domestic violence classes.

He is also on five years probation. As we've seen previously, Brown is certainly sticking to the "I was wrong" theme and not trying to make any excuses.

Some people might not ever accept his apology, or believe that he is really trying to be a better person, but he's trying. And he says Rihanna knows it.

When the subject of his new song "Changed Man" came up, Brown said he played it for Rihanna  and that "she cried when she first heard the song."

He then says he "has love" for Rihanna but is not "in love" with her, and at this point in life, is just trying to focus on what he can do with his talent.

Here's the song in question. Tell us what you think below ...

What do you think of Chris Brown's "Changed Man"?

 

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In a Good Morning America preview of his full 20/20 interview airing tonight on ABC, Chris Brown faces tough questions about his infamous assault on Rihanna.

While the network has been criticized for yanking Adam Lambert appearances but giving Brown a chance to speak, they aren't throwing him softballs at least.

Robin Roberts played a clip of Rihanna's 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer, which aired last month, and in which Ri detailed the night of the February attack.

Brown was asked to respond to Rihanna's claim in the interview that he "blacked out" and "had no soul" in his eyes. He was clearly saddened listening to this.

"I was wrong for what I did," Brown told Roberts. I can promise that it's not something that I look past or look over ... It's something that's really touchy."

"I'm really sorry for what went down and what happened."

Chris Brown will be getting grilled on ABC tonight.

Brown has already apologized on CNN's Larry King Live, as well as a string of other media appearances, but has also been accused of being nonchalant.

Can he really "come clean" if no one believes his apologies are heartfelt?

He promised that despite perceptions of his insincerity, he's "hurting inside" and that what he did to Rihanna is "devastating," but said he's human too.

He clearly means that he's human in the sense of his reactions and how he copes with the aftermath - not in the sense that he's excusing what he did.

Follow the jump for a clip of Chris Brown on Good Morning America ...

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In a new song from his upcoming album Graffiti, Chris Brown bares his soul as he declares his love for a "Famous Girl" whose love for him wasn't what it seemed.

Wonder who he could be talking about. We have no idea.

Some Rihanna references are more subtle and introspective, others more overt. He references rumored RiRi rebound Drake "saying you’re the best he ever had."

Tell us how you really feel, Chris! He's gonna "come clean" next week on ABC, supposedly, about Rihanna, but he's already expressing a lot via his music.

Take a listen below and tell us what you think of it ...

What do you think of Chris Brown's "Famous Girl"?

 

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As we reported on Thanksgiving, ABC has come under fire for lining up a sit-down with Chris Brown right after nixing an appearance by Adam Lambert.

Likely to diffuse any talk of a double standard, ABC announced that Brown will not perform on the network, and that the interview will be hard-hitting.

Seeing Sparks

The beleaguered R&B star will supposedly "come clean" about Rihanna.

After dodging questions about the infamous beat-down in interviews with everyone from Larry King to Wendy Williams, the "Crawl" singer is set to divulge details of the incident in an interview with Robin Roberts on 20/20 December 11.  

It's being billed as his "chance to respond" to Rihanna's interviews ...

Does Chris Brown deserve a forum to talk about Rihanna?

The 20-year-old, whose new album Graffiti debuts December 8, will only answer questions in the pre-taped interview and will not promote the album.

Chris Brown's TV interrogation comes just a month after Rihanna's revealing 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer, which aired on the November 5.

Rihanna talked about the assault in graphic detail, admitting that she was "embarrassed" that she still had feelings for Brown after the incident.

Brown said he respected her right to talk about the incident but wished she had kept it quiet. Will he finally tell his unedited version of events?

In any case, Brown has been laying relatively low, performing community labor as a part of his assault sentence, and focusing on his music.

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