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Rihanna's photo spread in the new Italian issue of Vogue elicits mixed reactions.

Some might call this high fashion. Others might see the revealing nature of some of the pictures and be turned on. Others may be downright terrified.

Not sure how we feel about this. Sure, Rihanna topless is never a bad thing ... but no clue if is this supposed to be high fashion or a Halloween costume:

Rihanna Topless Picture

Rihanna models trendy fashion items. None of which are a top.

No doubt about it, the girl looks fierce. In the literal sense. Ferociously scary.

Chris Brown may or may not remember pummeling the crap out of her, but you are not likely to get the image of these pictures out of your head.

Click to enlarge more Rihanna photos from the Italian Vogue ...

  • Black and White Rihanna
  • Rihanna Vogue Italy Pic
  • Dominatrix-Esque
  • Rihanna in Vogue Italy
  • A Rihanna Bikini Pic
  • RiRi in Vogue
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Showing street cred but hanging with a kinder, gentler companion, Rihanna poses for a photo at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif., on Monday.

Tweety is unlikely to use her face as a speedbag - although to be fair, if they ever got into an altercation, that bird brain might not remember it either.

Rihanna and Abusive Boyfriend

Still, it's unlikely the creature with Rihanna below would ever do her harm.

The guy on the right, however? He doesn't have the best track record.

Nor is he scoring points with that yellow vest. Come on, Chris Brown. Tweety can pull that color off, not you. Just stick to (appropriately named) wife-beaters.

GOOD COMPANY: Rihanna's face is safter with the figure on the left.

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Yes, you read the headline right, and we're not lying. He said this. Both parts.

Fans and celebrity gossip readers everywhere were shocked to hear that R&B star Chris Brown pummeled girlfriend Rihanna senseless back in February.

Chris Brown was also shocked to learn this.

That is, if his first public comments on the situation since being given five years probation last week are to be believed in his softball Q&A with Larry King.

Flanked by mom Joyce Hawkins and attorney Mark Geragos during the interview, airing this week, Brown said he had no recollection of the bloody fight.

"No, I don't," Brown said, when asked whether he remembers savagely walloping his superstar ex-girlfriend. "It's like, it's crazy to me. I'm like, wow."

We're like, "wow," too right now. Another shocking quote? Chris Brown's revelation, in a new interview with People, that he's still in love with Rihanna.

"I never fell out of love with her," he said. "That just wouldn't go away." Unfortunately, that court order might make it go away - 100 yards away.

Other Chris Brown revelations from the two interviews:

  • "I was distraught ... I went to my mom on the same night and told [her] what happened and broke down." (on his reaction after the assault)
  • "I feel like he enjoyed it. He was an abuser. It was continuous." (on how his domestic abuse history differs from his abusive stepfather)

Here's a (very short) clip of Brown on Larry King Live ...

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Some people in fashion say that the ’80s are back. So are the ’60s, ’70s and ’90s, and soon enough the '00s, according to other "experts," but no matter.

The new cover of Italian Vogue, featuring Rihanna splashing water from a bucket, or something, and looking hella fierce, channels ’80s icon Grace Jones.

We mean fierce in the literal sense.

In the shoot, by Steven Klein, Rihanna looks like she's on steroids with the outfit and angular makeup she's wearing. Or maybe it's just that bad ass glare ...

Rihanna Vogue Cover

EXTREME RIHANNA: We don't know what the hell kind of couture this is, but Rihanna definitely shows off her slightly insane, bad ass side on the cover of Vogue.

Perhaps this is simply a strategy to make sure Chris Brown abides by the terms of his probation and keeps his distance. Scare the living crap out of the guy.

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Perhaps this is why the judge was so stern about him steering clear of Rihanna.

Chris Brown was involved in incidents "related to domestic violence" twice before he was busted this year, according to a probation officer's report filed Tuesday for the singer's sentencing and obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

Rihanna Elle Magazine Cover

The first offense cited occurred in Europe about three months before his arrest. Per the report, Chris Brown and Rihanna were engaged in a "verbal dispute" when she slapped him and he responded by shoving the star into a wall.

Then, in January, Brown and Rihanna were vacationing in Barbados and got into an argument while riding around in a borrowed Range Rover.

Brown got out of the vehicle and, enraged, smashed the driver and passenger-side windows. The incident went unreported at the time.

Chris Brown and lawyer Mark Geragos arrive at court.

Rihanna had agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and was willing to testify against Chris Brown over the assault that left her battered in February, but he cut a plea deal before his preliminary hearing that precluded a trial.

The fallen R&B star was formally sentenced Tuesday to five years' probation, 180 days of hard community labor and 52 weeks of domestic-violence counseling.

Despite objections from both camps, the judge extended a strict stay-away order that prohibits Brown from coming within 100 yards of Rihanna ... until 2014.

While there has been much debate over what happened that night between Chris and Rihanna, the official police report has never been released ... until now.

That Brown has a history of violence is not nearly as shocking as what happened in February. Follow the jump to read the details of what Rihanna told cops ...

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Chris Brown was formally sentenced in Los Angeles today after accepting a plea deal to felony assault for beating the crap out of Rihanna in February.

His lawyer, Mark Geragos, named the community service program in Virginia in which Brown will be enrolling in a 52-week domestic violence program.

Brown was sentenced to five years probation and 180 days of community labor. Here are the terms of Chris' probation, as stipulated by the judge:

  • He is subject to search and seizure 24/7 for the next 60 months years. He can't own any dangerous weapon, including guns or knives. He must surrender any firearms in his possession within 24 hours.
  • Brown must personally come to court every three months during probation. The first appearance will be November 19.
  • Chris must report by phone every 72 hours as requested.
  • He must provide DNA samples as requested by authorities.
  • Chris must perform 180 days of community labor.
  • He must get approval before leaving the U.S.
  • Brown is ordered not to "harass, assault, threaten or molest" Rihanna. He can't have any contact, even on the phone or through a third person.

Chris Brown will not do time, but his probation terms are no joke.

Regarding the last item, Judge Patricia Schnegg said during the sentencing, "I am not immune to the chatter on the airwaves" - almost certainly a reference to reports that Brown and Rihanna are still talking or have even hooked up.

The judge says she means business and will consider it a probation violation and enforce the appropriate consequences if he does not abide by that order.

Do you think Chris Brown's sentence is fair?

 

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Love her. Hate her. Say what you want about her.

Kristin Cavallari is coming to The Hills. And the 22-year-old is ready to shake things up as the show's new focal point, replacing the retired Lauren Conrad.

In this case, however, she's not feuding with LC, but going toe-to-toe in a fashion clash with Rihanna. The reality TV star wore a Charley 5.0 dress to dinner in W. Hollywood, while RiRi rocked the denim tube dress during a day of shopping in N.Y.C.

Who looked better, Kristin Cavallari or Rihanna? Vote below ...

KC vs. RIRI

Who wore this dress better?

 

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Rihanna needs to stop raiding the Kardashian closet.

Late last year, she was spotted out in the same outfit as Kourtney Kardashian.

Now, having not learned her lesson - similar to how she almost got back together with Chris Brown - the talented singer has donned the same Alexander Wang dress as Khloe Kardashian.

At least Rihanna can take comfort in the fact that she looks a lot better in it. Don't you agree? Vote in poll below.

Rihanna vs. Khloe

Who wears this dress better?

 

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Amid repeated reports that she and Chris Brown are sneaking around together, Rihanna says there is no need to keep her ex half a football field away.

Brown, who will be sentenced today after pleading guilty to assauling the "Umbrella" singer in February, is under court order not to communicate with her at all.

Moreover, he is not to come within 50 yards of her – and 10 yards if they're both at the same event. Rumors suggest the two have hooked up in NYC recently.

"If asked, we will tell the court that all that's necessary is a level-one order: That Brown not annoy, molest or harass her," Rihanna's lawyer Donald Etra said.

"No stay-away order was ever requested by Rihanna."

Could this legally clear the way for the reconciliation some believe has already begun in secret? It will be up to judge Patricia Schnegg to decide that issue.

At the last hearing, Schnegg said she'd consider Rihanna's request for a less-restrictive order against Chris Brown, which could allow the pair to be together.

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  • Brown Photo

Will Rihanna and Chris Brown soon be together as a couple? [Photos: Fame]

Etra wouldn't comment on whether the singers are still romantically involved. Rihanna will not be attending the hearing. Brown is required to be there.

After pleading guilty to felony assault, Brown is expected to be sentenced to five years probation and 180 days of community labor to be served in Virginia. He will also complete a year of domestic violence classes, and pay fines.

In exchange for the plea, he will avoid serving any time behind bars, and a second felony charge of making criminal threats is expected to be dropped.

Last month, Brown publicly apologized for the incident for the first time, saying, "I have told Rihanna countless times, and I am telling you today, that I am truly sorry and that I wasn't able to handle the situation differently and better."

Is Chris Brown's sentence fair?

 

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These Rihanna-Chris-Brown rumors just won’t go away.

A UK celeb news magazine claims this afternoon that rather than what was described as a mere coincidence - when the two superstars both stayed at New York’s Trump International Hotel a few weeks back - they actually hooked up in the Big Apple.

Star reports that a hotel source saw them “canoodling” in her room (their word, not ours) and that they used decoy cars to "put off" the media in the process.

The magazine also claims exclusive quotes from Rihanna’s mom Monica Fenty, who is pretty upset that her daughter is supposedly back in Chris Brown’s arms.

“I’m devastated, but what can I do? Rihanna is her own woman with her own mind. Independent. Chris has a bizarre power over her," Fenty said (supposedly).

"She still loves him and he knows it. In her eyes he’s a god. Even after all this time, after what he did, it’s not diminished, no way,” she added (supposedly).

What he did, of course, was beat the $h!t out of her. But if you're a god, then you can pretty much do whatever you want and receive no jail time. Right?

  • Chris Brown Live Picture
  • Rihanna Ring?

At the time, sources for both Chris and RiRi denied anything was up. But were they just downplaying it? And what's with that ring on her finger? [Photos: Fame Pictures]

Chris, who filled in for Drake at a Virginia Beach concert over the weekend, publicly apologized for the first time last month. The assault happened in February.

Rihanna has been seen out and about frequently, and has been linked to Drake (ironically). But rumors of her reconciliation with Chris have been heating up.

The conditions of Chris Brown’s plea bargain prevent him from coming within 50 yards of the singer, but does that even apply if both of them want to hit it?

Should Rihanna and Chris Brown get back together?

 

Rihanna Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Saint Michael, Barbados
Full Name
Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Rihanna Quotes

I get asked about it all the time and I’m like, You’re asking, but you know the answer. I don’t even like to address it anymore.

Rihanna [on rumors that she dated Jay-Z]

Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.

Rihanna
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