Chris Brown renews 'friendship' with Rihanna
October 4th, 2012
03:14 PM ET

Chris Brown renews 'friendship' with Rihanna

Chris Brown acknowledged Thursday he has renewed his "friendship" with Rihanna, the woman he was convicted of beating on the eve of the Grammys in February 2009.

Brown, 23, has two more years of probation to serve for his felony assault conviction, although the judge lifted the "stay away" order that kept him from his victim last year.

The singer sent an unsolicited statement to CNN announcing he was breaking up with Karrueche Tran, the 24-year-old model he began dating a year after he was arrested for the felony assault.

"I have decided to be single to focus on my career," Brown said. "I love Karrueche very much but I don't want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna. I'd rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives."

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  1. Portland tony

    So friggin' what....There's a war in the middle east...Financial crisis in Europe. The President lost a debate. Food inflation is rampant. Iran is suffering runaway inflation ...State dept security is in shambles after Libyan incident .....Jimmy Hoffa is still missing AND CNN 's ratings are at rock bottom and all you guys can blog about is. Chris Brown and Rihanna. Jeez?

    October 4, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lmao @ Portland Tony, i know right? Personnally, i would like to hear more about the policies former POTUS Bill Clinton had that Obama wants to re-enact! It sure would be nice to know we have a chance to bring the economy back to that era, the best era!

    October 4, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. other news

    A comprehensive study regarding driving uner the influence of antidepressants reveals a 72% increased risk of being involved in a traffic accident.
    http://www.drugawareness.org
    (a coalition of over 450 doctors and thousands of concerned citizens)
    "PROZAC: Panacea or Pandora" by Dr. Ann Blake Tracy

    October 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Prozac has been around for >30 years and statistically this accident trend would have shown up earlier. SSRI's now being prescribed (Zoloft etc) are probably much more dangerous.

      October 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. other news

    Clinton just happened to be Prez when the US gov came out from under international bancriptcy protection with The World Court. Snoopy could have led that economy set-up to succeed.
    Go ahead and credit the womanizer if ya want. But it had nothing to do with him.

    October 4, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. other news

    *BK protection of The World BANK, rather.
    The US hasn't been a member of the World Court since George W. Bush ended our membership as part of planning a war on the Iraqi peoples.

    October 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. other news

    Funny how most "news bloggers" don't know that the US was ever under international BK protection from creditors with the World Bank.
    this 'other news' brought to you by the BIS! Visit the wonderful Tower of Basel bank building in wonderful Switzerland today! Illuminati photo ops!

    October 4, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Chris Brown sent an unsolicted statement to CNN?
    Way to try and keep yourself relevant, CB.
    No one cares.

    October 4, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Lol ty banasy, and i just love the analogy that snoopy couldve done the same, which anyone with half a brain just knows thats false!

    October 4, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      @chrissy:
      That would be amazing, given Snoopy was a pen and ink cartoon character...and Charles Schultz is dead.
      Romney's Chia head could do better than its model...lol.

      October 4, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Cause if that WERE the case than Ronald McDonald can do as good a job, if not better than Romney! And i agree with Obama, there is something VERY WRONG in giving tax breaks to companies sending jobs overseas! They need a HUGE INCREASE in taxes!

    October 4, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      We just. need to get smarter. Very few Americans would want to assemble a million IPhones at minimum wage. We need the design and programming people here in the US. The US must excel in certain industries and build machines that other nations need and will buy. And we'll need smart well trained people who will be working with technologies the rest of the world hadn't even thought of. Assembling a phone or getting tech support from SE Asia is not the real kind of job Americans want!

      October 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    @Portland tony. Yes, SSRI antidepressants were around for over 25 years before a comprehensive study on how they effect driving skills was finally conducted. Goto http://www.drugawareness.org and read what Dr. Ann Blake Tracy has written on the subject.
    and pls. don't deny that antidepressants effect driving skills. Many warning labels warn of increased risk while operating vehicles!
    Now we have a number to go by. Driving under the influence of SSRI antidepressants does in FACT increase the risk of having an accident. The most comprehensive study on the subject sugests a 72% increase in probability.

    October 4, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Yea Philip...We agree!

      October 4, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    Want to know something funny about drunk drivers? According to federal traffic safety tests whereby on a controlled car track, legally drunk drivers were compared to a group of senior citizens. The drunk drivers negotiated the track better than the old folks...less cones knocked over, better job parallel parking, quicker reaction times, etc.
    The acid test to see if you are fit to drive shouldn't be a breathalizer test. It should be a test of your reaction time. Same for issuing drivers licenses. If you can't react fast enough, no D/L for you.
    Another federal traffic study shows that 70% of all traffic fatalities are caused by people following too closely, and not being able to react before rear-ending someone. (3 year study along the I-25 corridor)

    October 4, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    "' In a one month stretch, a police officer in Ogden, Utah, wrote 150 DUIs. One was for dribing under the enfluence of alcohol, 149 for driving under the influence of prescription drugs'"-Dr. Ann Blake Tracy Phd.

    October 4, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jet Setter

    Pray that both the pilot AND co-pilot don't suffer from attention deficit disorder. Or the bus driver. Or the kid on his bicycle that's been on SSRIs for 6 years and just had Anilify added to his diet.

    October 4, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Philip

    Tony, there are already enough people with college degrees delivering pizza...even Bachelor of the Arts degrees and working as office boys at FOX studios.
    The jobs will become available when the thieves who currently have them are thrown into Homeland Security Prisons.
    America's true economic recovery plan: zero military enti tlement fraud, zero Social Security fraud, zero drug money MD fraud, etc.
    Millions of Americans collect disability pay AND have cash jobs on the side.
    One fmr. soldier i know collects 2,850 per mo. plus medical benefits. He claims to be disabled, but runs a cash-only tire and wheel business near Petersen AFB. He employs two illegal aliens, also..
    Once these frauds are dealt with, many jobs will become available..

    October 4, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • WOW

      That's BS!! Turn him hin!! That's a discrace!!

      October 4, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    Virtually every single major US pharmaceutical manufaturing corporation has their home offices located outside of the USA....for many many years.
    Waita minute. Doctors. We gotta trust they know what they're doing. Never mind.

    October 4, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Most are multinationals....They sell to the world.......Most are listed on one of the US stock exchanges.....So if you want a piece of the action.....Incidently most of the research is done in Europe or the US. ....Most of the pill manufacturing is done in SE Asia and Latin America!
      .

      October 4, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
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