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First Drake took over for Chris Brown. Hooking up with Rihanna, that is.

Now Chris Brown is filling in for Drake. Rapping with Lil Wayne, that is.

After Drake went down with a knee injury a few days ago, Lil Wayne asked us to pray for the upstart Canadian rapper. He also needed somebody to pinch-hit and perform Drake's part at a show in Virginia Beach the next night, though.

The man who loves ramming them hos naturally asked Chris Brown.

Drake (real name Aubrey Graham) was widely rumored to be Rihanna's first rebound guy after Chris beat the living crap out of her, even though he claimed they were just "good friends." He has a hit single out right now with "Best I Ever Had."

It was Brown's first live performance since copping a plea in his assault case, but he won't be Drake's full time-replacement on tour - this was a one-shot deal.

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Either Chris Brown and Rihanna have been sneaking around and trying to keep things on the down low, or New York City is a much smaller place than we thought.

A day after staying at the same hotel, supposedly without knowledge of the other's presence, Rihanna went out to dinner at Cipriani in the Big Apple on Tuesday.

Lingering on the street by Cipriani's in his SUV, looking nervous and talking to someone on his phone? You guessed it. Chris Brown. Homeboy was lurking outside.

Here are the hotties last night:

  • Hollering at Rihanna?
  • Rihanna See-Through Top

Maybe Chris was just chatting with BFF Omarion. [Photos: Fame Pictures]

Having pleaded guilty to felony assault after pummeling her face to a pulp, Chris Brown's probation stipulates that he not get within 50 yards of his ex.

That's 150 feet, for those scoring at home.

This clearly violates that clause, but were they even aware of it? Did they meet up on purpose? For now, at least, these mysteries remain unanswered.

Not unlike the question of what the hell Rihanna was wearing.

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People close to both Chris Brown and Rihanna are going out of their way to deny gossip about the exes secretly meeting up at a New York City hotel this week.

The rumor is not entirely unfounded, as it appears they both stayed in the same NYC hotel - the Trump International Hotel & Tower - unbeknownst to the other.

“Ri didn’t even know Chris was going to be in town, much less that he was in the same hotel,” said a friend of hers. “As for whether they are sneaking around together, she is not dumb, she would never mess around with him again.”

Chris Brown, who finally apologized for the savage beating he put on her in February, is also making sure that rumors tying the former lovers together are promptly shot down - although he has greater motivation to (probation).

Rihanna and Chris Brown did not meet up - but it was close.

“Chris is taking the court orders [to not get within 50 yards of his ex] seriously," said a Brown pal. "He has called Rihanna since discovering they were staying in such close proximity, but he has definitely not tried to see her.”

It's okay. We hear Kim Kardashian is available.

Since then, Brown has checked out of the Trump hotel, but remains in NYC for work: This week, he'll shoot the video for "Stronger," a duet with Mary J. Blige.

As for Rihanna, she's currently in the studio with Jay-Z and Kanye West working on her upcoming album. No collaborations with Chris Brown on the horizon.

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Following her recent break-up with Reggie Bush, Kim Kardashian is a single woman.

Months after his pummeling of Rihanna, Chris Brown still hasn't found love.

While The Hollywood Gossip would never claim to be Chris Harrison, we can't help but wonder if there's a match to be made here. Might the stars be aligning for these lonely stars?

  • Kimmy K. Pic
  • Angry Chris Brown

If we weigh the pros and cons of a possible Kim Kardashian/Chris Brown relationship, we come across far more pluses to this hook-up than minuses. To wit:

PROS

  • Based on the appearance of Kim's recent string of ex-boyfriends - Nick Cannon, Ray J and Bush - Brown fits her dating profile. We'll leave it at that.
  • Alliteratively, Chris would fit in perfectly with the Kardashian clan.
  • Both Kardashian and Brown share a passion for controversial videos, with the former getting more naked in hers than the latter got in his.
  • Neither is working much these days.
  • Both are known for body parts that cannot be avoided: Kim's ass, Chris' fists. 

CONS

  • Brown beat Rihanna into a bloody mess.

So, there you have it. For a long list of reasons, enough to make up for Brown's woman-beating past, Kim Kardashian and Chris Brown would make an ideal couple. We've even picked out their wedding song and first dance already.

Do you agree? Should these two date?

 

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A Minnesota couple's wedding entrance earlier this month - set to the Chris Brown hit "Forever," is taking the Internet by storm, and for good reason.

If you haven't seen it yet, it's worth five minutes, trust us.

Dancing down the aisle in a routine that is hilarious, touching and well choreographed at the same time, these newlyweds have become a national sensation.

Chris Brown, who recently pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna, could not have asked for better PR than this video. Although he should probably ask for royalties, as it has been viewed 4,639,607 times on YouTube as of this posting.

Check out the classic video of the wedding party dancing down the aisle at a church in Saint Paul, Minn., getting the crowd pumped up for their nuptials ...

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It doesn't change what happened, nor does it make it any less terrible, but a video has surfaced of a sincere Chris Brown apology to his fans and the public for the assault on Rihanna that took place back in February.

In a two-minute video, the R&B star says he is sad and ashamed of himself, and is not making any excuses for what he calls "unacceptable" behavior.

To his credit, most of Chris Brown's prepared, but classy remarks on the subject involve him needing to improve upon and repair his own character.

Brown opened the confessional by saying he wanted to publicly apologize much sooner, but held off under the advice of attorney Mark Geragos.

The singer, who pleaded guilty to assault last month, then tells his fans simply what says he's told Rihanna countless times since the incident:

"I am sorry."

You can check out Brown's video apology here ...

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Chris Brown and Teyana Taylor are just friends. We all know being friends can lead to being friends with benefits, but in this case we think they are just friends.

That's the word on the street at least, despite celebrity gossip sites' reports of Teyana (the Rihanna look-alike) being Chris Brown’s "date" to a weekend party.

Reports also suggested that he was "disrespecting" his date by hooking up with Amber Rose, creating a love triangle and potentially enraging Kanye West.

But did Amber Rose and Chris Brown really hook up?

Amber Rose and Chris Brown

Teyana Taylor posted this picture of them on her Twitter page, with the description that they were "cupcakin' it all night, LOL." Whatever that means.

Doesn't sound like the stuff of a jealous girlfriend, right? Moreover, a quite attributed to Amber Rose regarding Brown has surfaced online. She says:

“I know Chris, cause I did the Ludacris and Chris Brown video." 

"However, there is nothing romantic between the two of us, whatsoever, and I was definitely not kissing him that night. This is total fabrication by the media."

"But I don’t let that kind of stuff bother me ... I just laugh it off.”

That's probably a good thing. Especially if you are Kanye West's computer. Man, that sucker would have gotten annihilated harder than Rihanna if Brown hit that.

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Chris Brown likely scared off some girls by beating Rihanna to a pulp.

Amber Rose apparently isn't one of them.

Brown and Kanye West's ex reportedly locked lips at the July 4 White Party thrown by Sean (Diddy) Combs and Ashton Kutcher in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The embattled singer arrived at the party with singer Teyana Taylor, his Rihanna look-alike pal, but is said to have hooked up quickly with Amber Rose.

"Diddy announced the deejay would do a tribute to Michael Jackson," said a guest to the New York Daily News. "Chris Brown did an amazing impression of Michael Jackson's moonwalk. It wasn't long after that before he was dancing with Amber."

Later, the pair nestled on a couch in the back yard.

"They were holding hands and making out in the shadows," said a witness. "[Amber Rose] had her hand on his leg." Wow, get a room, you two!

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  • Amber Rose and Kanye Pic

Is Chris Brown moving in on Kanye's ex, Amber Rose? [Photos: Fame Pictures]

Teyana Taylor is said to have been irked by the amount of time Brown spent with Rose, but still accompanied him to an after-party at the club Guys.

There, Brown again got upclose and personal with Rose again, kissing her on the dance floor in front of Teyana. But he and Amber left separately.

Some wondered whether Chris Brown's blatant display with Amber Rose was a defiant message both to Rihanna and Kanye West. Rihanna dumped Brown, who last month pleaded guilty to assaulting her at what was to be his preliminary hearing.

West, who has said he was "devastated" by Brown's attack on a woman who was like "my little sister," has run hot and cold on Rose lately. Although he reportedly broke up with her last month, they were back together at the BET Awards.

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One day after the Chris Brown plea deal assured the singer would avoid jail time on assault and criminal threats charges, he has a new song surfacing online.

The title: "Not My Fault."

Think it might have something to do with certain recent events? The lyrics deal with a girl he used to date - a singer, no less - who got "caught up." Hmm.

Caught up in a media circus and assault trial after he allegedly walloped her, perhaps? Caught up in a romance with another man (Drake)? Who's to say.

HIS FAULT: Chris Brown pleaded guilty to assault Monday.

On the Neptunes-produced track, Chris Brown goes on to warble that, when he first met the mystery woman, he promised she would be "saved" by him.

And wouldn't you know it, Monday, Brown "saved" Rihanna, who was on hand for the preliminary hearing, from the indignity of taking the stand during the assault trial to describe how he used her face as a speedbag. What a gentleman!

Check out the song below, at least until it's taken down in a matter of minutes, and tell us what you think. Is it about Rihanna? Regardless, does it suck?

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Did yet another celebrity get preferential treatment because of fame?

After pleading guilty to a felony assault charge on Monday, the Chris Brown plea deal allows the singer to avoid going to jail for being up Rihanna.

He agreed to five years' probation, 52 weeks in an anti-domestic violence program and 180 days of labor service, and must stay clear of his ex.

Did the music star receive a light sentence considering what he did? The consensus among criminal defense attorneys seems to be ... yes and no.

According to some, Brown's fame may have worked against him in crafting the plea bargain, despite the way he fervently annihilated Rihanna's face.

Typically, first-time felony assault offenders avoid jail time, just like Brown. But many simply do probation and domestic violence counseling and then move on, without donning an orange jumpsuit and picking trash off of the highway.

In general, plea bargains usually involve a defendant choosing between a mix of hard labor, community service, probation and jail. If a defendant chooses jail, then the sentencing period usually shrinks by a factor of two or three to one.

In other words, Chris Brown sought to avoid jail time, which he could have faced given the severity of the charges, so his work sentence was harsher.

Had he agreed to jail, he may have only had to do a few weeks or a month, which would suck, but would hasten his return to singing, dancing and making lame Youtube videos with Bow Wow. Right now, he's got a job for six months.

Compared with overall sentencing statistics, Brown's punishment appears a bit harsher than average. But factoring in the worldwide notoriety of the incident and the vulnerability of the victim (a woman), he probably got lucky too.

So basically ... what do you think? Was the punishment just?