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Nearly two months have passed since he pounded her unconscious, and now the word over the weekend out of Los Angeles is that Rihanna is not cooperating with the prosecution in the Chris Brown case, with arraignment set for April 6.

Sources say Rihanna "wants the whole thing to go away" and isn’t helping the D.A. at all as he prepares his case against Brown for allegedly beating her to a bloody pulp in the early hours of February 8, the day of the Grammy Awards.

Rihanna is angry, they say, that pictures of her bruised face were leaked to the press. She’s not happy, too, that she was quickly identified as Brown’s victim.

Despite rumors that they are sort of broken up (after reconciling after the attack), her loyalty to Brown is apparent, though some think it will backfire. Even without her testimony, prosecutors already have evidence and a statement.

Even more damaging to Rihanna, ironically, may be be the image of her as a battered woman defending her batterer, a label she's already been tagged with.

Into the Light

For her to endorse - implicitly by doing nothing or explicitly by trying to nix the D.A.'s case - what happened February 8 could result in her going from victim to enabler. Victims may earn public sympathy, but enablers don’t.

Even if Rihanna feels partly responsible for initiating the fight with Brown - allegedly over a booty call text from Natasha Ellie - she was still pounded senseless.

Future commercial sponsors may not see Rihanna’s as an image they want to send to young consumers if she’s viewed as interfering with the criminal prosecution of Chris Brown ... or even if she's just getting gun tattoos for that matter.

Right now a hearing is set for a week from today. At that time, Brown will likely be arraigned on aggravated assault and criminal threats charges and plead not guilty. Whether Rihanna supports those charges remains to be seen.

In other Rihanna news, rumors that have linked her with Bromance and The Hills star Frankie Delgado are false, he told People, professing that his one, true love will always be Brody Jenner. Just kidding about the second part.

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Stepping out for the second night in a row, Rihanna, who's taking a break from Chris Brown and showing it by partying at L.A.'s hottest nightclubs, caused a bit of a scene outside of Bar Deluxe, where she kicked it with friends on Thursday ...

Rihanna Clubbin'

Even Rihanna's friend is blown away by her gorgeousness.

As you can imagine, given her high-profile nature to begin with, the incident with Brown and even her controversial new gun tattoo, Rihanna causes chaos when she parties.

Click to enlarge more Rihanna photos from the club to see what we mean ...

  • Into the Light
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  • Off to Go Clubbing
  • Rihanna: Deluxe Edition
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[Photo Credits: Splash News Online]

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You might think Rihanna would be the last person to glamorize violence after Chris Brown pounded her into oblivion and threatened to kill her last month.

But apparently, you'd be wrong.

For whatever reason, the 21-year-old star decided to have a small handgun tattooed on her body this week. The weapon has been etched across her ribcage.

Rihanna visited the appropriately named tattoo artist BangBang in L.A., and he initially drew a pair of guns on her guns - as in the sides of the tops of her arms.

The "Umbrella" singer decided against having a new tattoo inked on in such a prominent position, however, due to her contract with makeup brand Cover Girl.

BangBang wrote: "I really wanted to put it here [on her arms] ... She loved 'em. But, Cover Girl wouldn’t have liked it much, and they pay the bills!"

Rihanna Gun Tattoo

Rihanna has been keeping a low profile in recent times following her "alleged" assault at the hands of boyfriend Chris Brown, who went off on her during a heated argument in his sports car the day before the Grammy Awards.

The couple, who reconciled after the incident despite the domestic battery and criminal charges Brown faces, are said to be taking a break. Still no word on who sent the infamous booty call text that sparked the argument, Tina Davis or Natasha Ellie.

Brown is expected to be back in court for his arraignment April 6.

Follow the jump for another photo of Rihanna at the tattoo place, this time just the sketches of the guns on her arms before she decided against that ...

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Could Tina Davis be vindicated?

Long assumed to be the other woman in the Chris Brown-Rihanna scandal, his manager may not have sent him the infamous booty call text message after all.

The new rumor? Chris Brown allegedly cheated on Rihanna with a model named Natasha Ellie, and she’s apparently responsible for the three-page text.

As we know, Rihanna supposedly freaked out about the text, which resulted in Chris allegedly retaliating and pounding her into unconscious submission.

Apparently Natasha Ellie has been a thorn in Rihanna's side for some time.

A friend explains: “Rihanna has been having problems with this girl for a long time. Rihanna even reached out to Natasha, but she denied everything."

"Have you heard the song 'Emergency Room' by Rihanna? In the lyrics she mentions finding Natasha’s number in Chris’ jeans. Rihanna didn’t write the song, but she met with the songwriter and told the story and they came up with it.”

Amazingly, the source may be onto something. The lyrics do indeed mention someone named “Tasha.” And while the model’s rep says that she’s not the girl in question, it is confirmed that she met Chris two years ago. Interesting!

Rihanna and Brown are sort of broken up now, but we all know she can't stay away. Hey, bruises heal and cheating happens, right? Who can resist that baby face.

Click to enlarge lots more Natasha Ellie pictures below. Whether she's sleeping with Chris Brown or not, girl's definitely got a bit of a freaky side!

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His beating and choking her ass unconscious wasn't reason enough to dump Chris Brown for good, but Rihanna reportedly put her foot down this week.

The two are "taking a break" as we reported earlier this week. The reason that took place? Rihanna supposedly told Brown to fire his manager or lose her.

You know, Tina Davis? The one that sent him a three-page booty call text that Rihanna saw and flipped? Which caused Chris to pummel her senseless?

Guess which one he shockingly chose.

A source told Access Hollywood that the Barbados-born singer gave him an ultimatum: It's either her or me. At that point “Rihanna spoke directly to Chris Brown,” said Fred Mwangaguhunga, who claims to have exclusive knowledge of the situation.

Future Mr. & Mrs. Chris Brown

The two important women in Chris Brown's life.

“She’s unhappy, and she has been for some time unhappy with the relationship that Chris Brown has with Tina Davis ... It’s not exactly clear whether or not it is a sexual relationship, but Rihanna came out and gave Chris Brown the ultimatum.”

The R&B starlet was then reportedly left fuming when Brown refused to break it off with Tina Davis, 40, who he has been linked to romantically in the past (both have denied this). That's when Rihanna decided to take a break from Brown.

Man, you'd think a guy who threatened your life, used your face as a speed bag and took over a week to apologize would be a little more understanding.

As for the alleged Chris Brown-Rihanna sex tape story going around? Well, that's just hilarious. Wonder if Tina Davis gave the green light to that project.

In other news, the quote-unquote alleged beating of Rihanna has been re-enacted in a graphic PSA about dating violence from byDoSomething.org. it shows two actors re-enacting details from the Chris Brown case's police affidavits. Peep it:

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How much mileage can celeb news sources get out of Rihanna and Chris Brown - and what lengths will they go to manufacture it when there's nothing good? That’s the question we’re asking after peeping up the latest gossip from Star Magazine.

The publication claims, verbatim:

"The leaked police photo of Rihanna's battered face stunned and horrified the world. But Star has learned that the pop princess worries that other shocking images could go public - wild sex tapes of her with abusive boyfriend Chris Brown!"

All together now: LOL.

Chris Brown Ogles Rihanna

An unreliable celeb gossip source says these two boinked on tape.

“Rihanna has no issues with her sexuality,” reveals a supposed, in-the-know Star insider. “But she’d be mortified if her friends and family found this out!”

Way to blab to Star, then, Mr. or Mrs. made-up anonymous source.

We realize that Rihanna sex tape rumors may help keep a popular story on the front page, but aren’t we all about to OD on all the insanity at some point?

At the very least, you could draw the line at making $h!t up, Star.

The Hollywood Gossip hereby moves that we as a celebrity news community focus our efforts on Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes for a bit. At some point, even Chris Brown deserves a break. Not from the legal system, just from us.

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Rihanna's late night on the town last night ended with another run-in with the police - but this time it was her driver, not Chris Brown, answering questions.

Shortly after 2:00 AM PDT, cops pulled over her driver for no front license plate (who ever heard of license plates on a car), and for overly tinted windows.

Rihanna was sitting in the backseat of the vehicle while LAPD issued the ticket, with security standing guard around the huge SUV to prevent good photos ...

Rihanna Pulled Over!

Rihanna was totally in the back of this tricked-out Escalade!

RiRi had just wrapped a night of partying at Les Deux. For the first time since her savage beating, Rihanna went out sans shades, as you can see below.

No sign of good ol' Chris Brown, who she is "taking a break" from, whatever that means. Maybe it means they aren't broken up officially, but aren't dating.

Click to enlarge more photos of Rihanna leaving Les Deux ...

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  • Dude, Don't Hurt Us

[Photo Credits: Splash News Online]

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Guess it's no coincidence that Rihanna and Chris Brown are on opposite ends of the country right now. According to a source, they are "taking a break."

The source tells E! News that the pair are not calling it a formal breakup, but have decided to "put some distance between them" for the time being.

On the Mend

Rumor has it that they plan to see each other soon, however, Reps for both singers have not returned calls for comment on the breakup (or whatever it is).

Last Thursday, Rihanna flew to New York City, where she, Brandy, Beyoncé and Jay-Z reportedly enjoyed a quiet dinner together at the Spotted Pig Friday.

Then on Saturday, she continued moving on with life, dining with friends at Da Silvano. The "Umbrella" singer was reportedly in good spirits all weekend.

Meanwhile, Brown has remained in Los Angeles.

Two of music's hottest stars remain entangled in a surreal story that has not only dominated celebrity gossip, but put domestic assault back in the national spotlight.

The singer has spent the entire time working on his album, most recently at the Record Plant in Hollywood: "He's just putting ideas down for some songs he wrote," says a Brown source. "He needs to feel like he's moving forward."

A hearing in Chris Brown's case is scheduled for March 23. The court date will likely establish whether Rihanna will testify against him going forward.

Lawyers for both sides are trying to prevent that scenario.

Brown is charged with assault and criminal threats after "allegedly" using Rihanna as a speedbag and saying he was gonna kill her on February 7.

Should Rihanna and Chris Brown be together after what happened?

 

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Following her "alleged" beatdown at the hands of boyfriend Chris Brown, who she has since reconciled with, Rihanna is eager to move on with her life, a source close to the singer says, and she's not shying away from the public anymore.

"She's out and about now," the source reports, saying the singer is looking to put the events of February 8 behind her. "She's not hiding at this point. She's trying to get her life back in order. She's trying to figure it all out. It's going to be hard."

Rihanna has been quietly stepping out on both coasts recently.

On Saturday, she headed to dinner in New York at Da Silvano in the West Village with three people. Over pasta, she "was relaxed," according to a fellow diner.

"She looked fantastic, like a superstar. She did look rather serious." She may be stepping out, but she hasn't been seen with Brown in public since the attack.

On the Ri-bound

While in the Big Apple, Rihanna also went to the Spotted Pig on Friday night.

Accompanied by Brandy, the R&B star met up inside with Jay-Z and Beyoncé.

Last week, the singer hit the town in Los Angeles, where she celebrated her belated birthday with girlfriends. The following night, she headed to the Geisha House with some friends, and "was in very good spirits" during the night.

We will see if she can truly move on. She may still have to testify against Chris Brown, though both his lawyer and hers are trying to get her off the hook.

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[Photo Credits: Splash News Online]

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There is no Rihanna-Chris Brown duet being recorded by the stars despite previous reports that the pair had recorded a song together, a label source confirms.

"Contrary to published reports, Chris Brown and Rihanna did not record a new duet after the incident," the source told People, alluding to Chris Brown's alleged assault of his girlfriend before the Grammy Awards on February 8.

RiRi in W

Conflicting reports about the couple's supposed duet may have arisen because of a standard practice used during the development of new material. Last year, Brown and producer Polow da Don did write a song together, the source says.

"Around August or September of 2008, Chris and Rihanna's vocals were recorded as the reference vocals for this demo only. [But] the song was never conceived or intended to be a duet between them, and was later recorded by other artists."

Reference vocals are created to indicate how the writer intends a song to be sung on demo tracks sent out to other artists before the final recording process.

These two are making beautiful music together - it's just not being recorded.

Turns out, the song was called "Bad Girl" - with lyrics focused on a woman who spends too much on designer goods – and was recorded by the someone else (The Pussycat Dolls) and is featured on the Confessions of a Shopaholic soundtrack.

However, the reference vocals for the song made by Rihanna also leaked to the Internet in January. More confusion may also have been caused by the fact that Brown and Rihanna did record a duet last year called "Stronger."

This was meant for Rihanna's album, but was never released. Brown, who faces assault and criminal threats charges, is said to have been in the recording studio since the attack, but has not worked with Rihanna on any songs.

They may not be recording, but they are definitely on the same track relationship wise. With Brown's arraignment set for April 6, lawyers for both stars are attempting to get Rihanna off the hook as far as testifying against her man.

Rihanna Biography

Rihanna in England Rihanna is a young, hot and successful R&B singer who hails from the Caribbean island of Barbados. She is an artist signed to Def Jam... More »
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.

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