Chris Brown and Rihanna: Will They Ever Get Back Together?


Chris Brown and Rihanna are clearly infatuated with one another, but also seem to be toxic when they’re actually together. It’s a vicious cycle.

Clearly, emotion isn’t enough to keep them together. In fact, it may be the reason why these on-off lovers cannot seem to make a romance work.


“They went through a lifetime together and they’re only in their 20s,” a source close to the pair says. “They’ve had lots of ups and then a HUGE down.”

“Sometimes Chris can’t even look at her because it reminds him of the $h!t he did years ago. Even though she forgave him, the world hasn’t.”

“That’s the $h!t that’s f*%ked up. It still distracts him from his music and his life. It’s always in his face and it’s something he just can’t shake.”

Both Chris Brown and Rihanna faced the adversity and criticism head on this year when they publicly reconciled … only to split after just a few months.

It’s unclear if a specific catalyst led to the breakup – trust issues are rumored, and she’s posted more than a few cryptic messages – or if it just can’t work.

“You know, they tried it once and it was great,” the source says.

“They tried it again and it didn’t work. He loves her, but he knows they just can’t work. They can only exist as friends. The relationship $h!t just can’t happen.”

“They can’t handle that. It’s too much.”

Yesterday, Chris sent out a very emotional tweet to express his feelings, hinting at his retirement from music and lamenting the reason for his “fame.”

“Being famous is amazing when it’s for ur music and talent. I’m tired of being famous for a mistake I made when i was 18. I’m cool & over it!” he tweeted.

We feel for Chris, honestly, because we have no doubt that he truly does love Rihanna, deeply regrets his actions and is haunted by them every day.

However, he’s got to live with and rise above it, plain and simple, and that means not giving the “haters” ammunition or being surprised by the criticism.

It’s a vicious cycle of its own, and in some ways it’s not fair. But he can’t expect people to move on if he’s fixated on the event or people’s perception of him.

Do you agree, THGers? Sound off in the comments below.



Top Story! Taylor Swift Rumored To Be Dating Matthew Gubler For Real! Get The Deets Here!


Is Taylor Swift really off the market?!

We’re so not sure!

But rumors of a new love have reignited, claiming she’s back up to shack up with Criminal Minds cutie, Matthew Gray Gubler!

As you’ll recall, the lovebirds allegedly felt sparks on the 4th of July when Matt attended Taylor’s Rhode Island beach party!

And now, a new report is claiming that Tay thought the actor was adorbz, so she messaged him on Facebook to connect:

“She messaged him out of the blue in June to tell him she thinks he’s cute. At first, Matthew didn’t believe it was her. Then Taylor invited him to her house in LA for dinner, and he realized it actually was her!”

Good thing Matty wasn’t catfish’d!


According to reports, they’re still TOTALLY dating! For real, for real!

If this has any truth to it, we’re shocked that Tay-Tay would reach out to a rando on the web, even if it was a hunky actor!

And what about trying to date a “normal” guy?!

Oh girl! Now you’ll definitely have some new writing material!

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Drake: Amanda Bynes’ Obsession With Me Is ‘Weird & Disturbing’


Drake is finally responding to Amanda’s strange tweets about him, and he’s being pretty understanding about the whole thing. Read on to find out what he had to say about the troubled star.

Amanda Bynes famously took to Twitter to ask Drake to “murder her vagina,” only to turn around and attack him with her proverbial ugly stick back in June. The troubled What I Like About You Star, who is currently being treated for schizophrenia, said rapper Drake has “the ugliest smile, ugly gums uneven teeth ugly eyes,” before quickly deleting the tweet. She also dissed him for having “ugly downward facing eyes.” Drake has stayed mum on the issue, but now he’s finally coming forward to say that Amanda’s fixation on him is clearly part of a “bigger” problem.

Drake On Amanda Bynes’ Tweets — Her Obsession Is ‘Weird & Disturbing’

Drake responded to Amanda’s attacks in an interview with XXL magazine, saying, “I don’t even know who that is doing that or what that’s about. If that is her, I guess it’s a little weird and disturbing.” The rapper adds:

It’s obviously a behavioral pattern that is way bigger than me. Whoever is behind it, whether it’s her or somebody else, they know people are paying attention so they keep it going.

Drake doesn’t sound too thrilled about the fact that he’s also getting attention as a result of Amanda’s tweets — but it seems like he is at least understanding of her condition and he knows she probably didn’t mean any real harm to him.

It’s clear now that Amanda has serious psychological issues and she probably didn’t have control over her actions when she tweeted about Drake, so we’re glad he’s not holding it against her.

Amanda Bynes Placed On Involuntary Psychiatric Hold

A lot has happened to the troubled star since her days of tweeting about how ugly Drake, Rihanna, Lance Bass and others are. Amanda was hospitalized by police and placed on involuntary psychiatric hold on July 23 after she was caught setting a fire in the driveway of a private Thousand Oaks, Calif. home.

So scary! While Amanda’s hospitalization was truly shocking, it was probably also the right thing for her, because it appears she really needs help.

HollywoodLifers, what do you guys think of Drake’s reaction to Amanda’s tweets? Would you be so understanding if she had tweeted about you? Let us know!


The Musings of a Queen: Inside Queen Latifah’s Empire


The Queen Latifah Show is a new daytime talk show that will have a Sept. 16 launch. It has already been sold to 94 percent of the country, including CBS’ 16 owned stations, mostly in afternoon time periods, and is the first talk-show acquisition for the powerful station group. Photo by Lorenzo Agius.


On Sexuality: “That’s mine. For me.”

“I don’t feel the need to discuss my private life on this show or any other show,” Latifah says. “There’s the part of my life that the public and I share together. And there’s the part that’s mine to keep for myself. And that’s mine. For me.” Photo by Lorenzo Agius.

An Every Woman

“Lah is every woman,” says longtime friend Jada Pinkett Smith, who costarred with Latifah in the 1996 hit Set It Off. Pinkett Smith met Latifah in 1987 when she introduced the rapper as the opening act for Public Enemy at Baltimore’s Palladium. Pinkett Smith was a 16-year-old high school student, aspiring musician and actress at the Baltimore School for the Arts, and Latifah was a 17-year-old MC making a name for herself.


Latifah has penned several books: Put On Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom, a 2010 self-help book, Queen of the Scene, a 2006 picture book, and Ladies First : Revelations of a Strong Woman, a 1998 memoir.


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Kanye West Had Sole Decision In Naming Daughter North West


Kanye clearly wears the pants in his relationship with Kim and has EXCLUSIVELY learned that when it came to naming their daughter North, it was ALL Kanye’s decision. Keep reading for all the details!

Let’s just leave all the creativity to Kanye West, shall we! When Kim Kardashian gave birth to their baby girl on June 15, she named the baby North West and now, has learned that the name was solely Kanye’s idea.

Kanye West Named North West — Had Sole Decision In Baby Name

Kanye wanted it his way and when it came to picking out a name for he and Kim’s first child together, a source told that it was “completely Kanye’s idea and choice to name his daughter North.”

Kanye West Wanted To Name Baby ‘North’ No Matter The Sex

As previously reported, Kanye is known for his clever rhymes and his love for the arts, so it’s really not a surprise he wanted to use his creativity and give his daughter a one-of-a-kind name! A source close to the rapper told EXCLUSIVELY:

“It’s what Kanye wanted to name his child, no matter if it was a boy or a girl. Kim thought it was an interesting name too, and they went with it. They didn’t want their child to have a name everybody else already has; they wanted something creative and fun, and North it is!”

And while it’s known Kanye thinks extremely highly of himself, as he should, that’s nothing compared to what he feels about North.

“Kanye doesn’t think he’s a star, but he thinks his little girl is — and her name, North, points in that direction.”

Now it’s your turn to sound off, HollywoodLifers. We know how important to it is to think outside the box and be creative. So we’ve got to ask — would you name your baby North?


Kim Kardashian shares new video


Kim Kardashian seems to be having a hard time staying away from the spotlight.

She had baby North West on June 15 and has kept herself and the baby hidden since then.

While baby daddy Kanye has stepped out (to get into scuffles with paparazzi), Kim, 32, has only appeared once — breaking her silence in a taped video during mom Kris Jenner’s talk show to say she is “loving life” at home.

But on Tuesday, she popped up again. For three seconds. In a Keek video.

And what’s she doing? Sticking out her tongue.


Simon Cowell’s Baby Mama Lauren Silverman to Lose Prenup Payout? Get the Details


Simon Cowell is staying mum about his baby-to-be, but the rest of the world sure is talking about the future daddy!

There have been rumors that the X Factor judge is “angry” with baby mama Lauren Silverman, but a source tells E! News exclusively this is “not true,” explaining that the twosome are “fine” and “in constant touch.”

Simon, 53, is vacationing at the moment—something he “always” does this time of year, per a source. Lauren, 36, on the other hand, has stayed close to home in New York, taking care of her and Andrew Silverman‘s 7-year-old child. “Her main priority is her son,” says a source. “She wants to disrupt his life as little as possible during this transition.”

NEWS: 5 things to know about Simon’s baby mama, Lauren Silverman

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Both Lauren and Andrew issued statements last week expressing their commitment to protecting their son’s best interests. There hasn’t been any public mud-slinging between the spouses of 10 years, but that doesn’t mean things couldn’t get dirty.

A prenup signed by the former couple reportedly states that Lauren is entitled to a $4 million payout if she and Andrew were married 10 years prior to the time of their divorce. One source tells E! News Andrew didn’t find out about the affair and pregnancy until he and Lauren had “passed the 10-year mark of marriage,” noting that the mom of one would tell her husband she was visiting her mother to keep her visits with Simon under wraps.

But a decade as husband and wife might not necessarily guarantee any prenup payout. A source tells E! News that Andrew, who filed for divorce two weeks ago citing “adultery” as a reason for the breakdown of his marriage to Lauren, is going to fight the reported prenup terms “based on the ground she cheated.”

But don’t think Lauren is planning to run to Simon for support. A source tells E! News that even though things are fine between the NYC socialite and her baby daddy, they’re “in no rush to see each other.”