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Somewhere, Rihanna must be gnashing her teeth and wailing.As we know, Rihanna and Chris Brown love to give clues into the status of their relationship and I don't mean they change their Facebook status to "It's Complicated." (Which would be so much more simple and helpful.) No, they do it all over Twitter. Their last exchange reeked of tit-for-tat with Rihanna tweeting after their latest breakup:
Settling is not an option! Nothing less than 100% loyalty, honesty, and respect!! Love ain't for kidz.
Wait a second, wasn't she dating Chris Brown?! Anyway, Chris seemed to respond with, "She's not mine if she's everybody elses." Which isn't quite grammatically correct, but gets the point across. And now here comes some MAJOR fuel to the twit-fire. And it wasn't even Rihanna or Chris who tossed the log on. It was Chris Brown's ex, Karrueche Tran. Yeah, the same one who got dumped for Rihanna.
A mother was arrested inside her daughter's schoolafter allegedly assaulting an 11-year-old girl whom her daughter says was bullying her. Attifa Brown was charged with a slew of things that make her sound like a terrorist -- including "terroristic threats." Which makes me wonder what that entails exactly because I have the feeling well all make "terroristic threats" occasionally when we're pissed off! Anyway, the mom says she had good reason to confront the 11-year-old -- because she was beating up her daughter, who even has a face bruise to show for it. She denies she assaulted her, however.
Princess Diana was known as the "People's Princess" for her way with the hoi polloi. She had that common touch and everyone loved her. The same could be said of Kate Middleton. But all it takes is one photo to make you realize that royalty are not just like you and me. After a recent shopping trip, Kate was escorted through the rain by a security team who held out a bunch of umbrellas to keep the droplets from touching royal skin and hair.
Ariel Castro allegedly tortured three young women inside his house of horrors in Cleveland, Ohio for a decade, leaving them with both physical and emotional trauma. He also kept the daughter he fathered with one of the women, Amanda Berry, captive. But few know that Ariel had others in that house -- others just as helpless as the women and the little girl. They were three dogs. One chihuahua and two terrier-poodle mixes. What happens to those dogs, who must have witnessed god only knows what horrors and abuse, remains to be seen.