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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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She's no Travis Barker, but Rihanna is running out of space for tats.

Last night, the Rated R singer headed to NYC tattoo parlor East Side Ink - site of her gun tattoo - and had a personal motto etched indelibly in her skin forever.

“Rihanna came in at about 2:00 A.M.,” East Side Ink owner and artist Keith “BangBang” McCurdy said. “She told me in advance that she would be coming by."

When the singer, who teamed up with Adam Lambert to launch online music video provider Vevo, got to the tattoo parlor, she knew just the ink she wanted:

"'Never a failure, always a lesson,' but written backwards.”

Do you like it? Check it out and vote in our survey below ...

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What do you think of Rihanna's new tattoo?

 

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Vevo is a new, online music video provider created via a collaboration between Google and Universal Music Group.

You can read more about it elsewhere, as the service is only in the news today because its launch party brought out musical megastars last night.

Rihanna and Adam Lambert led the charge, as the pair poses below at Skylight Studio in New York City. Don't they look cute together? If Lambert liked breasts, we'd totally be encouraging this pair to hook up...

Rihanna and Adam Lambert

A countless number of A-listers attended the event, including Taylor Swift, John Mayer, Pete Wentz, Sheryl Crow and Mariah Carey. Lambert performed, meanwhile, creating nary a controversy along the way.

Click on the photos below for shots of the aforementioned celebrities, along with Adam in action...

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  • Go Vevo!
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In previous Saturday Night Live Digital Shorts, Andy Samberg has dueted with Justin Timberlake, Adam Levine, T-Pain and even Reba McEntire (er, sort of).

Last night's effort, in which the SNL comedy prince teamed up with musical guest Rihanna, will never be placed in the same league as those past efforts.

Nevertheless, it's pretty funny, in spite of (or because) the fact that it makes absolutely zero sense and may have been conceptualized by a five-year-old.

The premise, if you can call it that: Rihanna and Andy, as "Shy Ronnie," sing for a bunch of young kids in school. Only Ronnie is, well, too shy to perform.

It's worth watching if only for Rihanna singing her advice to him ...

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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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Because each has been through difficult circumstances involving an allegedly violent man over the past few months, you'd think Tila Tequila and Rihanna would turn to one another for comfort.

But when asked in a recent interview who she would most want to "mute," Rihanna pointed to the troubled bisexual.

The most polite thing to say? No. But worthy of Tequila's rambling, accusatory response? Not exactly.

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After hearing about Rihanna's comments, Tequila took to her blog and wrote the following. No joke or pun can even do it justice. Take it away, Tila...

My sources are very legit, and they work in Rihanna’s legal camp, and that is how I know! SO RIHANNA HAS HERPES, STD’S & WAS SCARED TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT IT CUZ SHE DIDN’T WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW THAT SHE HAS HERPES AND INFECTED SOMEONE ELSE WITH IT! BAD RIHANNA!

In real life you are a major bitch who could give 2 shits about your fans and all the people who have been supporting you! Including myself!

Rihanna has STD’s and Herpes everyone! & that is the truth from my legit source that has told me. YIKES! So boys, be careful when u wanna tap that ass, cuz that ass will give your dick Herpes if you dont put 3 condoms over it!

While we question the validity of these statement, if anyone knows a lot about STDs, it's Tila Tequila.

Considering her wild, incoherent, naked video from a couple weeks ago, it's clear this woman truly needs help. She's headed down an unstable path that even Britney Spears would shake her head over.

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Who can forget those "alleged" Rihanna nude pictures that surfaced in May? Actually, they were pretty forgettable, even though they sure appeared to be her.

She hasn't commented on them one way or the other - until now. Rihanna confirmed to Hot 97 that it was really her in those nude photos "someone" leaked.

The intended recipient? Her boyfriend "at the time."

“They were for my boyfriend at the time,” the singer told the station, adding that “if you don’t send your boyfriend naked pictures, then I feel bad for him.”

That's great advice to all the girls out there. If you don't take nude pics of yourself, and email them to your boyfriend, you obviously don't care about him.

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Rihanna is pro-naked pics. And weird hair. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Rihanna does admit she was embarrassed by the nude pic leak: "I thought, ‘Oh great, so now there’s nothing they don’t know about me and my private life.’”

Just the same, she doesn't say she regrets taking them, just that they got out. She was just doing her romantic duty. Making mom blush? Collateral damage.

“It was humiliating and it was embarrassing, especially my mom having to see that,” she continued, adding that she sent flowers before breaking the news.

“I was nervous [but] when the world is against me, she’s always there.”

The same can’t be said for Chris Brown - the presumed recipient, but who has denied leaking the photos, and hasn't said if they were even sent to him.

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Promoting her upcoming album, Rihanna belted out her latest single, “Russian Roulette,” on the UK reality competition X Factor on Sunday night.

On the show, the 21-year-old singer also announced that she’ll be going on tour in Spring 2010 and that tickets will go on sale in a few weeks.

Perhaps when she does, the past year's worth of drama between Rihanna and Chris Brown will finally die out, or at least fade away somewhat.

The former lovers are hard at work promoting new albums, but Chris' assault on RiRi in February continues to dominate news - and interviews.

In December, Brown will finally come clean about Rihanna on 20/20, which just had Rihanna on. Anyway, here's Rihanna singing on X-Factor ...

What do you think of Rihanna's new song?

 

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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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One is making headlines for simulating oral sex on stage.

Another is aiming for a comeback after a public, ugly break-up.

A third is really, really weird.

And the fourth major artist releasing a new album this week has actually broken pre-sale records, despite having been utterly unheard of just a few months ago.

Indeed, with numerous singers and record labels hoping to take advantage of the holiday season, this is shaping up to be the most competition week in CD sales history.

Adam Lambert ("For Your Entertainment"), Rihanna ("Rated R"), Lady GaGa ("The Fame Monster") and Susan Boyle ("I Dreamed A Dream") will all compete for the top spot on the charts.

And we're not even counting Britney Spears, who is releasing a collection of her number-one hits (K-Fed is definitely not inclued on that list. Zing!).

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Whose new album will you purchase first?