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Rihanna discusses the fears of happiness
Rihanna discusses the fears of happiness

Rihanna is not a singer who is afraid to speak her mind and has gotten herself close to trouble on some occasions due to her openness. However, nobody can really argue with Rihanna’s latest comments, as she claimed that people she be more open to embracing happiness.

Rihanna told MTV News, “I think a lot of people are afraid of being happy because of what others might think of it. They’re afraid to embrace that and embrace themselves and love themselves and do what they love and do what makes them happy. My story is definitely going to be a happily ever after, no matter what.”
 
Rihanna also declared her delight at her single Diamonds, “It was the right powerful record. It was hopeful. It was also different from what people are used to hearing from me. It was a song that meant something, and that’s the whole theme throughout the album.”
 
While Rihanna is adamant that she will have her “Happy Ever After”, she is currently embroiled in a love triangle with her ex boyfriend Chris Brown and his ex girlfriend Karrueche Tran, with nobody really knowing what is going on with the trio.
 
Rihanna’s new album Unapologetic is set to be released on November 19.
Rihanna’s Dad Approves Of Relationship With Chris Brown
Rihanna’s Dad Approves Of Relationship With Chris Brown

Rihanna's father Ronald Fenty has claimed he approves of a reconciliation between his daughter and ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown.   

Fenty has claimed that Chris Brown has “matured” since his 2009 assault on Rihanna, stating that he can understand why their fans see them as “the perfect couple.”

Grazia magazine quotes him as saying: “Chris has matured a lot. I think everybody has to put the past behind them. And they seem to have done that. Being a couple is all up to her… I just wish her the best. I hope things will work out.”

He added: “Everyone is entitled to make a mistake. Her fans are hoping it will happen. They see them as a perfect couple.”

Brown recently reached out to Rihanna on Twitter after her beloved grandmother Dolly passed away over the weekend, with the Don’t Wake Me Up singer writing: “Praying for family and the lost loved one. She was like my grandmother. Love you GRAN GRAN! RIP.”

Earlier this year, Rihanna and Chris Brown seemed to put their turbulent relationship behind them after collaborating on two songs together, fuelling reunion rumours. However, we recently reported that the 'Umbrella' hit-maker was furious with him over his fight with rapper Drake. British newspaper The Sun reported that the incident took place in a New York nightclub, sparked by the pair’s rivalry over pop singer Rihanna.

Rihanna’s Father Approves Of Reconciliation With Chris Brown
Rihanna’s Father Approves Of Reconciliation With Chris Brown

Here’s something which may shock a lot of people: Rihanna's father Ronald Fenty has claimed he approves of a reconciliation between his daughter and the ex-boyfriend who beat her - Chris Brown.

Fenty has claimed that Chris has “matured” since his 2009 assault on RiRi, stating that he can understand why their fans see them as “the perfect couple.”

Grazia magazine quotes him as saying: “Chris has matured a lot. I think everybody has to put the past behind them. And they seem to have done that. Being a couple is all up to her… I just wish her the best. I hope things will work out.”

He added: “Everyone is entitled to make a mistake. Her fans are hoping it will happen. They see them as a perfect couple.”

Earlier this year, RiRi and Chris seemed to put their turbulent relationship behind them after collaborating on two songs together, fuelling rumours of a reconciliation.

Chris recently reached out to Rihanna on Twitter after her beloved grandmother Dolly passed away over the weekend, with the Don’t Wake Me Up singer writing: “Praying for family and the lost loved one. She was like my grandmother. Love you GRAN GRAN! RIP.”

Rihanna Not Happy About Chris Brown And Drake Fight
Rihanna Not Happy About Chris Brown And Drake Fight

Chris Brown has been left with a bloodied face after an alleged bust-up with rival star Drake and his entourage.

British newspaper The Sun reported that the incident took place in a New York nightclub, sparked by the pair’s rivalry over pop singer Rihanna. According to the tabloid, Chris posted a photo of his injury - which they have published - on his Twitter site, but he later deleted it, along with several comments about Drake and his friends.

The incident happened in a New York club and was apparently started when Chris sent a bottle of champagne to Drake’s table. Drake then allegedly returned the bottle with a note saying “I’m f****** the love of your life, deal with it.”

This sent Chris - whose violent outbursts are hardly a secret - into a rage, and he walked over to Drake’s table to confront him. The brawl that happened as a result had to be broken up by the club’s security and unconfirmed reports suggest that Chris was hit in the face with a bottle during the fight.

Chris later tweeted a message saying: “How u party wit rich n**** that hate? Lol… Throwing bottles like girls? shameonya!”

He later deleted that post, as well as one that reportedly read: “N****s in the bathroom b**ch a** n****s.”

Chris split with We Found Love singer Rihanna in 2009 after a violent row left her with a bruised and bloodied face. Relations between Chris and Rihanna are thought to be improving, though the feud between Chris and Drake has been a long-running one.

Rihanna was apparently furious when she heard about the fight, saying: “You’ve got to be f**king kidding me” - a source told Hollywood Life.

The source continued: “She clearly doesn’t want anyone fighting and especially not over her. She saw the pic Chris tweeted and her face turned upside down. She’s a little distraught over this and hopes both of them are all right.”

Today, it has been alleged that Chris is speaking to police over the fight, which also left his bodyguard and an innocent female bystander with serious head injuries. TMZ reported that neither Chris or Drake are being treated as suspects by police, but rather as “a witness and a victim.”

Chris Brown Sends Ex Girlfriend Rihanna Champagne In Club
Chris Brown Sends Ex Girlfriend Rihanna Champagne In Club

Chris Brown's girlfriend won't be happy after he was spotted sending champagne to his ex, Rihanna, when they partied in the same nightclub at the weekend.

The former couple - who split in 2009 after the ‘Yeah 3x’ singer assaulted his then-girlfriend - sat at different tables at New York’s SL on Saturday, but onlookers say they were very aware of one another inside the club.

A source told the New York Post newspaper: ”After Chris made his way into SL with a group of friends, Rihanna pulled up with her own group of friends. The infamous exes sat far enough from each other to not be able to talk, but close enough to keep an eye on one another.”

The source continued: ”Chris sent Rihanna two bottles of Ace of Spades Champagne. DJ Sinatra had both Rihanna and Chris dancing at their tables.”

The meeting comes a few weeks after Rihanna came face-to-face with Chris and his current girlfriend, Karreueche Tran, at Los Angeles club Greystone Manor, but things were not so friendly.

A source said at the time: ”Chris and Rihanna sat a few tables away from each other and shot dirty looks at each other all night. No one saw them actually interact. Rihanna was escorted to the bathroom multiple times and walked by Chris’ table each time, not even batting an eyelash.”

Rihanna and Chris recently worked together on two tracks, ‘Turn Up the Music’ and ‘Birthday Cake’ and Rihanna recently admitted she was surprised about the backlash over the collaboration.

She said: ”I thought people were gonna be surprised that we finally did a record together, but I didn’t see how people could think it was a bad thing. In my mind, it was just music. I mean, if I went back to him [as a girlfriend], then that’s a whole different discussion. And if I ever do, then that’s something that y’all have to talk to me about when - if - that ever happens. Until then, look at it for what it is.”

Is Rihanna trying to hint at a reunion?

Cheryl Cole Defends Chris Brown
Cheryl Cole Defends Chris Brown

It seems that Cheryl Cole has a soft spot for bad boys. The singer, who divorced Ashley Cole for cheating on her with multiple women while they were married, has publicly defended Chris Brown after his infamous assault on former girlfriend, pop sensation Rihanna.

Back in 2009, Chris violently attacked the Rihanna in his car on their way to a post award party, causing a media storm and a court injunction forbidding him to go anywhere near he bruised star. Fight For This Love singer Cheryl recently said in a radio interview that the public should now all “move on”, a remark that sparked Chris Brown to thank her for her support.

Cheryl said during the In:Demand With Alex James interview: “I think it’s really kind of Rihanna actually (to forgive Brown). She’s come out and publicly forgiven him really. I think it’s about time we all did if I’m completely honest, if you want my opinion… I think it’s time we all moved on. That guy is talented as hell.”

This prompted Brown to take to social networking site, Twitter, to say to the former X Factor judge: ’Your amazing! I appreciate you.’ He then later added: ‘@cherylcole thanks for the support and believing in me as an artist!’

Cheryl also said in the interview how she wishes more people could learn to forgive and forget, adding:  ”I work with people all the time with my charity that are transformed characters. They’ve done things when they were young that they regret, they’ve been to prison and they’re now upstanding members of the public and help our community and are amazing people.”

Could Cheryl be setting herself up for a reconciliation with love rat Ashley?

The Wanted WILL be collaborating with Justin Bieber AND Chris Brown
The Wanted WILL be collaborating with Justin Bieber AND Chris Brown

The Wanted have revealed that they WILL be collaborating with both Justin Bieber and Chris Brown, and  they have even revealed that they have ‘perfect’ songs lined up for them both!

The band released their ‘Chasing The Sun’ video yesterday, causing fans to start yet another Twitter frenzy, with the group’s video trending within minutes.

The Wanted said that they approached Chris Brown ahead of their recent performance on the US version of The Voice, and apparently the rapper insisted that he was ‘down’ with the idea.

Speaking about their future duet with superstar Justin Bieber, Jay McGuiness told MTV: “He was really nice. A really, really nice guy. We talked about it, and we have a song that we think he’d sound great on.”

Siva Kaneswaran added: “We’ve talked to Chris Brown as well, which would be really good. We talked to Chris actually at The Voice, and he said he was down as well.”

Tom Parker continued: “It’s all up for discussion. You never know,” before Max George admitted: “We have got a song we think would be perfect.”

The Wanted are huge fans of Chris Brown, describing him as a ‘gentleman’ before revealing that the track would be recorded in the next couple of months.   

Karrueche tweets pic of Chris Brown and her sharing a kiss - what will Rihanna say?
Karrueche tweets pic of Chris Brown and her sharing a kiss - what will Rihanna say?

Vietnamese model Karrueche looked like she had a point to prove when she posted a twitpic of Rihanna’s ex Chris Brown and her sharing a passionate kiss.

The pair can be seen sharing a romantic embrace in front of a glowing sunset, and it doesn’t get much more intimate than that, which leads us to wonder why she had to share the moment with the world.

As if Karrueche hadn’t driven the point home enough, she made sure she added a caption to the photo, saying: “Head over heels.”

Karrueche and Chris are currently spending time in Australia as Chris is performing there. Rihanna, who split from Chris in 2009 following an incident of domestic violence, has never been Karrueche’s biggest fan. The battle between the two ladies seems to have started when Rihanna posted a photograph of a bag of rice cakes wearing sunglasses with gold earrings, and the caption: “Ima a make u my bitch.” Karrueche, who can often be seen wearing sunglasses and gold earrings, appeared to be the subject of Rihanna’s weird picture. The photo also prompted questions regarding racism, as the pic seemed to be a sly dig at Karrueche’s race.

Karrueche and Chis have been together for almost a year now, and appear to be very much in love, despite speculation that Chris had warned other men, including actor Ashton Kutcher, off of his ex, Rihanna.

Chris Brown warns Ashton Kutcher off Rihanna
Chris Brown warns Ashton Kutcher off Rihanna

Rihanna has been making headlines lately with her antics, and now her ex Chris Brown has apparently warned her rumoured love interest, Ashton Kutcher, to back off.

Tale Tela reported: “Sources now say that Ashton backed off after receiving warnings from RiRi’s ex Chris and friend Diddy. At first, Ashton took it as a joke,” the source continued, “but Diddy told him that Chris was dead serious and really worked up about the idea that Rihanna has moved on.”

Rihanna, naturally, was not pleased with Chris Brown's interference. According to the site, the Bajan beauty “was so angry after learning of his challenge to Ashton, she called her jealous ex and told him to back off.”

The tables seem to have turned dramatically, as a recent article claimes: “Chris Brown Says Rihanna Is Making An Ugly Spectacle Of Herself.” Celeb Dirty Laundry claimed that Chris sent Rihanna a private message in which he told her to step back and stop sending nasty tweets about him and his girlfriend Karrueche.

Rihanna has overstepped the limit with Chris Brown,” Celeb Dirty Laundry wrote, “and he is speaking up and saying that he is well and truly sick of her.”

Who to believe…

The Wanted’s Tom Parker enjoying US success
The Wanted’s Tom Parker enjoying US success

The Wanted singer Tom Parker has admitted that he was unsure how the band would be received in the US but claims that the success that they are currently having is overwhelming. Tom stated that he is very appreciative of the welcome that The Wanted have received and are proud to be making such a worldwide impression.

Parker explained to The Insider, “Everyone has been so welcoming. Full open arms. We thought it was going to be a massive uphill struggle to just have our song heard over here, but the radio has taken to us and the people have been so nice. And the fans are amazing!”
 
Parker then went on to suggest that The Wanted have finally managed to embrace the concept of being a part of a boyband.
 
He added, “I think we’re redefining it a little bit, though,” he added. “In England, people have said that. Even guys. It’s pretty unheard of for guys to like boybands, but we’ve done it because we make good music. We don’t dance but we’re having a good time.”
 
The Wanted have recently been linked to possible collaborations with Chris Brown and Justin Bieber, although both have also been linked to One Direction.
Rihanna discusses Chris Brown domestic violence
Rihanna discusses Chris Brown domestic violence

Singer turned actress Rihanna has revealed how she views the domestic violence situation that she had with her ex Chris Brown, as liberating. Rihanna admits that she used to be concerned about people knowing too much about her personal life but has now realised that it is better than having to hide things.

Rihanna explained in an interview with Elle, “I was like, ‘Well, f**k. They know more about me than I want them to know. It’s embarrassing’. But that was my opening. That was my liberation.”
 
She added, “I have more freedom the more people know about me. One less skeleton in the closet, one less burden, one less secret; now you know that, so you can say what you want about it. I don’t have anything to hide.” She then went on to discuss her duet with her ex Chris Brown.
 
Rihanna continued, “I respect what other people have to say. The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently. It’s very hard for me to accept, but I get it. People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that’s all right. I don’t hate them for it. Because tomorrow I’m still going to be the same person. I’m still going to do what I want to do.”
April Fool’s Day made a fool out of Bandito
April Fool’s Day made a fool out of Bandito

I’m not gonna lie, I usually love April Fool’s Day as I always manage to get Papa Bandito a treat and it makes him so mad. However, the tables were turned this year and not only was I fooled by Papa Bandito but it seemed that everybody everywhere had it in for me.

April Fool’s Day was without doubt my worst day of the year so far, whereas it is usually my favourite. I was so excited leading up to it and then it was a complete disappointment. I feel like a man who has been promised a feast fit for a king, only to receive a microwave ready meal.
 
The worst part about it was that FansShare, yes FansShare, the very site you are on right now, managed to get me on more than one occasion. I was furious when I heard that The Avengers was being delayed before the FansShare team laughed in my face and then I was delighted that The Wanted were set to duet with Chris Brown. Again the FanShare team found it hilarious that I had fallen into their trap yet again.
 
However, I will have the last laugh. It may not be tomorrow. It may not be the next day. To be honest I’ll probably have to wait until April Fool’s Day next year but I will have my revenge. Arriba!
 
Were you fooled by anybody or did you manage to fool anybody? Let me know you favourite April Fool’s Day pranks.