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The cover art for Chris Brown’s new album, Graffiti, has officially been released. The album is scheduled to come out on December 15, less than six weeks away.

We are trying to figure out of the cartoon characters in the bottom right are really part of the album cover or not. They seem out of place. Is that the point?

This is the only copy of the cover we could find, so it's possible someone just added them (a little photoshop graffiti, if you will) as a joke. If so, nice effort!

Chris Brown Graffiti Cover

Chris just released the second single from his new album, “Crawl.” The video will reportedly feature none other than R&B star Cassie. Shaved head and all.

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Nine months after she was assaulted by then-boyfriend Chris Brown, Rihanna is finally breaking her silence about the infamous night that left her bruised and bloodied.

What made the incident hardest on Rihanna was the fact that Brown had held such a special place in her heart: "He was definitely my first big love," the star admits.

That's gotta hurt, Negus Sealy.

In the interview with Diane Sawyer, airing on Good Morning America Thursday and 20/20 Friday, she warns, "This can happen to me, it can happen to anyone."

Aggression

Rihanna opens up to Diane Sawyer about Chris Brown.

Both singers have worked to move on since that awful night, with Brown serving his community labor sentence in Virginia and working on his new album, Graffiti.

That record drops December 15. Rihanna is shaking things up her fourth album, Rated R, on November 23. Her latest single, "Wait Your Turn" debuted Monday.

What else will she have to say about her lover-turned-attacker when the full interview airs later in the week? We'll have the latest for you as soon as we know.

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Speaking about Chris Brown for the first time since he assaulted her back in February, Rihanna will break her silence later this week in a two-part interview with ABC's Good Morning America (Thursday) and 20/20 (Friday).

The 21-year-old star finally "tells her story" about what happened that night and how the former lovers have responded since then, according to a network promo.

Black and W

Brown, who was sentenced to five years of probation, 180 days of community labor and a year of domestic violence classes, has publicly apologized repeatedly.

Chris also blatantly pined for Rihanna on Twitter and YouTube quite recently.

Rihanna, whose new song, "Wait Your Turn," dropped today, has been silent.

The interview kicks off a PR tour for her highly anticipated fourth album, Rated R, which comes out November 23. It will be interesting to hear what she says.

Specifically, does she blame herself at all for the incident, in which Brown beat, choked and threatened her in a fit of rage - and does she forgive what he did?

Before that fateful evening in February, Rihanna and Chris Brown might have been the hottest couple in music. Now they're just a couple of hotheads in music.

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With a name like Natalie Nunn, Chris Brown's reported new play thing is a natural to appear on the new season of a reality show called Bad Girls Club.

The Oxygen network show, which apparently exists, "features women with behavioral issues." Also a prerequisite for dating Chris Brown, we'd imagine.

Chris Brown has been getting pretty close to Natalie Nunn lately, hanging out a couple of times, most recently at a roller-skating party on October 16.

Here's a pic of them together there ...

Natalie Nunn Picture

Natalie Nunn and Chris Brown are probably just friends. But you never know.

We're probably jumping the gun. It's clear from his lame Twitter posts that Chris still pines for Rihanna. Although since he can't go within 100 yards of her, he could be moving on to someone a little more legally attainable.

In any case, in her show bio Natalie says she "enjoys cruising in her sugar daddies' expensive cars and painting the town red with her cool celebrity friends."

Apparently she also likes to paint the town red with Chris Brown.

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Chris Brown is gettin' all introspective and emotional these days.

There's little doubt who the troubled star was referring to when he took to his Twitter page to virtually reflect on and yearn for "The Way We Used to Be."

He linked to a fan-made YouTube video montage, set to the tune of R. Kelly's "The Way We Used to Be," showing footage of Rihanna and Chris Brown.

Back before he destroyed their love and her cheekbones, that is.

"IM SORRY YALL. JUST HAD TO POST IT," he wrote with the link.

CB TWIT

In other news, Chris' Twitter name is MechanicalDummy.

It was a pretty blatant appeal to the ex-girlfriend he's not allowed within 100 yards of. But Brown, who released his new single last week, wasn't done there.

A few minutes after posting the video, the singer Twittered the following message of inspiration to all you love-struck guys out there: "FOR THE FELLAS: showing emotion doesn't make u weak... BEING HONEST MAKES U STRONG."

That may be. But a YouTube video set to a song by a guy best known for urinating on girls and child porn charges may not be the best way of showing it.

Here's a look at the way Chris Brown and Rihanna used to be ...

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Just two days after Rihanna's new single dropped chronic one-upper, her former boyfriend and beater Chris Brown has released a new song of his very own.

The track is, if nothing else, a moving and passionate effort.

One need not dig deeply for metaphors and double entendres to find likely Rihanna references in Brown's "Crawl," a slow jam laden with sorrow and hope.

"Everybody says we're through / I hope you haven't said it too," Brown sings in the new track. "So where do we go from here with all this fear in our eyes?"

How about the side of I-95. Just kidding. Sort of. Anyway.

Take a listen and tell us what you think by voting below:

What do you think of Chris Brown's new song "Crawl"?

 

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Earlier this year, Oprah used her show to educate viewers about domestic violence, and in the process warned viewers that most abusers repeat their actions.

Brown took the remark as a slight against him and charged her with being one-sided. Winfrey shot back at Brown, telling the singer he should get some help.

In an interview with Angie Martinez on New York's Hot 97, Brown clarified his remarks. He said he hoped Oprah would have reached out to him and Rihanna.

"At the time, I think I needed a helping hand, for her to reach out to me and Rihanna, say this is wrong and this is right, whatever the case may be," he said.

"Not even to be on the show; just make it about helping. Because at the end of the day I thought we had that type of relationship where it could be like that."

Brown cited Will Smith and Diddy as examples, saying that both reached out to him and offered help, although neither let him off the hook for what he did.

Off tha Hook

Chris Brown is out of seclusion and on the interview circuit.

"As a young black man, I need older black male role models to step in and kind of mold me. Not people bashing me, 'cause that's not how you learn," he said.

Brown nixed a rumor that he was scheduled to perform in a BET Awards tribute to Michael Jackson before Rihanna's producer-mentor Jay-Z nixed the idea.

"That's the silliest rumor I ever heard," Jay-Z said, but admitted he's not a fan of the singer. Brown reiterated Jay-Z's claims about personal differences.

"I don't know and don't think it was him," Brown said, adding that despite bad blood between his and Rihanna's camp, "I don't got anything against homie."

At the moment, Brown is forbidden from communicating with Rihanna. He says he still loves her and hates losing his friendship with the "Umbrella" singer.

Finally, Chris admitted the legendary YouTube video of the wedding party dancing down the aisle to his hit "Forever" brought him out of his darkest days.

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What a coincidence.

A day after Rihanna's new single comes out, Chris Brown's going on tour!

Well, he's announced plans to go on tour, anyway. To go on a Fan Appreciation Tour, no less. Brown wants to "thank folks who have stood by him" this year.

Chris' year has been marred by a February assault on his girlfriend and subsequent guilty plea on felony assault charges. Not a lot of positive PR in that.

Just the same, he's looking to get back to the music. Brown said his "first show back" would be October 27 at Power 105's Powerhouse show in New Jersey.

He's not the only one on the bill there, but there's more. His month-long jaunt kicks off November 14 at the House of Blues in Houston and will touch down in similar venues in 19 cities across the country, including L.A., Chicago and Boston.

Chris Brown's comeback is scheduled to begin soon. You in?

The small venues were chosen to encourage an intimate atmosphere geared toward real Chris Brown fans, according to the R&B singer's tour organizers.

Brown, who has been busy performing community labor in Virginia, unveiled his first single since February, "I Can Transform Ya," late last month.

Speaking of being transformed, his tour is sending a positive message:

A portion of tour proceeds will go to Best Buddies International, a group that provides employment and leadership opportunities for people with developmental disabilities, and to the Jenesse Center, which supports victims of domestic violence.

No donations make up for what he did and the message it sent, but you gotta credit him for doing all the right things since his guilty plea, at least.

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Chris Brown may have avoided jail time for his assault on Rihanna in February, but at least his detractors can rest assured the judge that let him off with probation and community labor wasn't kidding about the labor part.

Brown was placed on roadside cleanup duty for the day in Virginia, spending 3-5 hours pulling weeds and picking up trash on the side of the road.

Brown Outside Court

Plus, lest you think the Commonwealth of Virginia is horsing when it comes to Brown's punishment, he also cleaned up the grounds in and around a Virginia horse stable where the police horses are kept. That stinks. For him.

No, really, they smell bad.

The next time Chris reports for hard labor, which may or may not be tomorrow, he could be assigned different tasks. Here he is on the job today:

Reflective vest and all, Chris Brown repays his debt to society.

The singer, who recently appeared in an hour-long interview with Larry King to apologize for the act, Tweeted today: "On my way to community service."

Brown's sentence, which amounts to more than 1,400 hours, will include "graffiti removal, washing cars, and cleaning and maintaining other grounds."

He will also serve a five-year probation sentence, attend a year of domestic violence classes, pay fines and stay away from Rihanna for five full years.

Better than serving time behind bars, for sure, but not exactly a walk in the park, either. Talk about having to bust your a$$. Those weeds look tall!

Do you think it's an appropriate sentence?

 

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Chris Brown's upcoming movie, Takers, actually looks pretty darn good.

Or will at least give people a chance to see Chris Brown do something other than answer questions about why he beat the living hell out of Rihanna.

In all seriousness, though, it could be cool.

Featuring the likes of Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Hayden Christensen, and even T.I. and Idris Elba (best known from The Wire and awkwardly amusing The Office quotes last season), the movie's working title was Bone Deep.

That title was dropped, possibly because it sounds like a movie Lindsay Lohan would star in - for free, every night from 2-6 a.m. - if ever one existed.

Takers Movie Poster

Everyone's after something. Including the newest version of Photoshop.

Takers features Chris Brown & Co. taking part in a whole host of precision heists, double-crosses, explosions and using firearms. Good fun all around!

Is this a good vehicle for Chris to jump-start his career after the speed bump he hit when he hit RiRi in Feburary? Check out the trailer for it below ...

Chris Brown Biography

Chris Brown Tattoo Chris Brown was born in 1989, which means he couldn't even buy beer when he first broke onto the scene. But man, this R&B singer... More »
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Birthplace
Tappahannock, Virginia
Full Name
Christopher Maurice Brown
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