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Karrueche Tran Talks With Iyanla Vanzant About Chris Brown

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Things have been messy between singer Chris Brown and his now ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran, and it looks to be about to get messier.

Oprah Winfrey’s network, OWN, posted a teaser Tuesday for Tran’s interview with Iyanla Vanzant. The inspirational speaker and host of “Iyanla: Fix My Life” fires off at Tran: “He betrayed you. He lied to you. He did it all publicly,” before asking, “How did you find out that he had a baby by another woman?”

Brown has been the subject of rumors that he fathered a daughter with another woman while in a relationship with Tran. He has neither confirmed nor denied the stories, but the story heated up when Tran tweeted on March 4, “Listen. One can only take so much. The best of luck to Chris and his family. No baby drama for me.”

The tweet was later deleted.

Brown and Tran have had an on-again, off-again relationship for years. In 2012, Brown posted a video on Twitter questioning whether it was possible to be in love with two people. At the time, the singer had broken up with Tran after once again growing close to singer Rihanna, whom he assaulted while they were dating in 2009.

“I love Karrueche very much but I don’t want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna,” Brown said in the video. “I’d rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives.”

Brown and Rihanna eventually reunited but then broke up again, and he and Tran, who bills herself as a model and entrepreneur, resumed seeing each other.

On Wednesday, Brown commented from his Instagram account on a racy photo Tran posted of herself in a swimsuit while on vacation. The singer advised her to “Continue to be a lady beautiful.”

Vanzant’s interview with Tran airs at 8 p.m. ET March 28.

 
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Madonna Admits To Secret Relationship With Tupac

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After over twenty years of guessing, Madonna confirmed she dated Tupac Shakur prior to him dying.

The 56-year-old talked about her brief relationship with the rapper, who tragically died in 1996, while on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show.

Back in the ’90s while doing an appearance on David Letterman, she revealed her relationship with Tupac.

Stern asked her if she liked Letterman because back in the 90s all of her interviews appeared hostile.

Madonna said she was usually flirting with the late night host except for one appearance in 1994 where she was a bit vulgar in her language. ‘I was mad at [David Letterman] when I said the F-word a lot,’ she explained. ‘I was in a weird mood that day. I was dating Tupac Shakur at the time and the thing is he got me all riled up about life in general.’ She went on to add, ‘So when I went on the show I was feeling very gangsta.’

Madonna was long believed to have dated the iconic rapper in 1994 but she never spoke publicly about the relationship. Coincidentally, just prior to his death, Tupac referred to Madonna as ‘real nice’ and someone who ‘helped me a lot’.

A book by Lucy O’Brien, Like An Icon (2007), claims that the Material Girl not only dated the rapper but wanted a baby with him. Madonna has never responded to the claim but has since gone on to become the mother to four children.

That seems like one relationship that must have been very interesting…

 
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Chris Stokes Speaks Out

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Sean Penn Oscar Speech Sets Social Media On Fire

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Sean Penn’s remark about Mexican-born Oscar-winner Alejandro Inarritu’s immigration status at the end of Sunday’s Academy Awards telecast struck many as an insult, but the director says it was nothing more than a brutal joke between old friends. In announcing the win for “Birdman,” Penn asked, “Who gave this son of a bitch his green card? Birdman.”

The Best Picture winning director said after the award show, “I found it hilarious”. “Sean and I have that kind of brutal (relationship) where only true friendship can survive.” Inarritu directed Penn in his 2003 film “21 Grams,” and the pair have remained friends since.

Inarritu said he has told many similarly brutal jokes at Penn’s expense. “I make on him a lot of very tough jokes that I will not tell you,” Inarritu said.

Although it was a seemingly harmless joke to Penn, the remark struck many online as problematic for an awards ceremony that had been criticized for not having more nominees of color. In fact, the hashtag #oscarssowhite was passed over the social media platforms and seemed to be validated by Penn’s “joke”.

Inarritu went on to say, “Maybe next year, the government will inflict some immigration rules (on) the academy. Two Mexicans in a row, that’s suspicious, I guess.”

“I want to dedicate this award for my fellow Mexicans, the ones who live in Mexico,” Inarritu said. “I pray that we can find and build the government that we deserve. And the ones that live in this country who are part of the latest generation of immigrants in this country, I just pray that they can be treated with the same dignity and the respect of the ones who came before and (built) this incredible immigrant nation.”

Although it was hard for many too accept and the joke may have been delivered in bad timing, Penn and Inarritu are long time friends and that remains as the only basis for why Penn said what he said. He was proud to deliver such a prestigious award to his friend.

 
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Breathing Tube For Bobbi Kristina Brown Removed

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Almost three weeks after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub, Bobbi Kristina Brown is still fighting for her life.

Doctors have removed her breathing tube, two sources close to the family told CNN on Thursday, one day after the procedure supposedly took place.

Brown, daughter of late singing star Whitney Houston, will now be ventilated through a hole in her throat.

“This is an indication that the patient will need this for weeks and months to come, as opposed to hours and days,” said CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

He said the move lowers the risk of infection and is standard procedure.

Brown, 21, remains in a medically induced coma at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Doctors are attempting to slowly lift her coma, according to sources close to the family.

The extent of her injuries is not known.

Police have said they’re treating Brown’s case as a criminal investigation. She was found in a bathtub full of water on January 31 at her Roswell, Georgia, residence.

Her mother, who died in 2012, was similarly found in a bathtub, just hours before she was to attend a pre-Grammy Awards party. A coroner ruled Houston’s death an accidental drowning, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors.

Brown is her only child.

 
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NYPD Cop Indicted In Shooting Death Of Akai Gurley

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Peter Liang, the rookie cop who shot and killed unarmed Brooklyn man Akai Gurley in an unlit housing project staircase was indicted for manslaughter today. The grand jury decided that Liang will face criminal charges that could put him in prison for up to 15 years. Liang shot and killed Gurley on November 20th of last year.

Sources said Liang, 27, was indicted for a top count second-degree manslaughter, which means he acted recklessly. He was also charged with reckless endangerment, second-degree assault and official misconduct.

“I’m glad the grand jury looked at the evidence and returned an indictment,” Kimberly Ballinger, the victim’s domestic partner and mother of his 2-year-old daughter, told The New York Daily News.

“I am happy, I have faith in the Brooklyn District Attorney and I thank him.”

Liang discharged one bullet when patrolling the stairways of the Pink Houses in East New York, striking the 28-year-old Gurley in the chest as the man stood in the landing a floor below next to his girlfriend.

The probationary officer, who has been a member of the NYPD for only 18 months, was allegedly holding a flashlight in one hand and clutched a 9-mm Glock in his left hand, which he also used to open a door when the gun fired.

It was said that Liang and his partner did not answer the radio in the six-plus minutes right after the shooting and instead texted their union delegates.

Liang is expected to turn himself in Wednesday morning ahead of his arraignment in Brooklyn Supreme Court. He will appear in front of Justice Danny Chun.

NY Mayor de Blasio said: “No matter the specific charges, this case is an unspeakable tragedy for the Gurley family. We urge everyone to respect the judicial process as it unfolds.”

The closely watched case came after grand juries in Missouri and Staten Island declined in recent months to file charges against police officers accused of killing unarmed black men. The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner sparked a national protest movement and calls for reform and may have had some weight in the delicate handling of this case by the Grand Jury.

We will continue to keep you updated on this story as it develops.

 
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2015 Grammy Award Official Winners

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Tonight marked music’s biggest night of the year, The Grammy’s! If you didn’t an opportunity to see the great performances and all of tonight’s winners, here is the list of music’s royalty who won tonight! Congratulations to all of the winners!!!

Best New Artist
Sam Smith

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera – “Say Something”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek To Cheek

Best Pop Solo Performance
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

Best Pop Vocal Album
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

Best Rock Performance
Jack White – “Lazaretto”

Best Rock Album
Beck – Morning Phase

Best Rock Song
Paramore – “Ain’t It Fun”
Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters

Best Alternative Rock Album
St. Vincent – St. Vincent

Best Metal Performance
Tenacious D – “The Last In Line”

Best Rap Performance
Kendrick Lamar – “I”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Eminem Featuring Rihanna – “The Monster”

Best Rap Song
Kendrick Lamar – “I”
K. Duckworth & C. Smith, songwriters

Best Rap Album
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP2

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Jesus Children”
Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Best R&B Song
Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”
Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor & Brian Soko, songwriters

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Pharrell Williams – Girl

Best R&B Album
Toni Braxton & Babyface – Love, Marriage & Divorce

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer – Bass & Mandolin

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Aphex Twin – Syro

Best Dance Recording
Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne – “Rather Be”

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Frozen
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall & Chris Montan, compilation producers

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat, composer

Best Song Written for Visual Media
“Let It Go” from Frozen
Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel)

Best Country Solo Performance
Carrie Underwood – “Something In The Water”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
The Band Perry – “Gentle On My Mind”

Best Country Song
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell)

Best Bluegrass Album
The Earls Of Leicester – The Earls Of Leicester

Best American Roots Performance
Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not A Bird”

Best American Roots Song
Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not A Bird”

Best Americana Album
Rosanne Cash – The River & The Thread

Best Folk Album
Old Crow Medicine Show – Remedy

Best Music Video
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

Best Music Film
20 Feet From Stardom
Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill
Morgan Neville, video director; Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers, video producers
We Are From LA, video director; Kathleen Heffernan, Solal Micenmacher, Jett Steiger, video producers

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Max Martin
“Bang Bang” (Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj)
“Break Free” (Ariana Grande Featuring Zedd)
“Dark Horse” (Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J)
“Problem” (Ariana Grande Featuring Iggy Azalea)
“Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift)
“Unconditionally” (Katy Perry)

Best Instrumental Composition
John Williams – “The Book Thief”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
Pentatonix – “Daft Punk”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals
Billy Childs – “New York Tendaberry”

Best Recording Package
Jeff Ament, Don Pendleton, Joe Spix & Jerome Turner, art directors
Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors
The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)

Best Album Notes
Ashley Kahn
John Coltrane – Offering: Live At Temple University

Best Historical Album
Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer
Hank Williams – The Garden Spot Programs, 1950

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Beck – Morning Phase
Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer
John Legend – “All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)”

Best Surround Sound Album
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Beyoncé Knowles, surround producer

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Jo-El Sonnier – The Legacy

Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley – Fly Rasta

Best World Music Album
Angelique Kidjo – Eve

Best Children’s Album
Neela Vaswani – I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai)

Best Musical Theatre Album
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell & Billy Jay Stein, producers (Carole King, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)

Best Blues Album
Johnny Winter – Step Back

Best Spoken Word Album
Joan Rivers – Diary Of A Mad Diva

Best Comedy Album
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Mandatory Fun

Best New Age Album
Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman – Winds Of Samsara

Best Improved Jazz Solo
Chick Corea – “Fingerprints”

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Chick Corea Trio – Trilogy

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band – Life In The Bubble

Best Latin Jazz Album
Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – The Offense Of The Drum

 
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Bobbi Kristina Brown Condition Not Improving

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Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has not improved since being admitted to the North Fulton Hospital Saturday. Brown has been in Emory Hospital since Tuesday, where they have a better neurological department.

“It’s now a matter of when the family wants to let go and accept that she’s pretty much not going to make it,” a source closely connected to the situation told FOX411 News, adding that doctors have expressed that there is little they can do. “They’ve left it up to the family as to how long they want to keep her alive.”

It was reported earlier this week her brain function was “alarmingly low” after being placed in a medically-induced coma.

A source close to the family has said that Brown’s condition has actually improved somewhat, with things looking better than they were earlier this week. Bobby Brown is remaining very hopeful for his daughter’s improvement and he is trying to keep the family hopeful as well.

Christopher Brown of Brown & Rosen LLC, legal counsel for Bobby Brown, told FOX411 News late Tuesday that they are currently investigating the events that led to the hospitalization of Bobbi Kristina, adding that contrary to media reports, the young performer has never been married to Nick Gordon.

“We continue to request privacy in this matter. Please allow for our family to deal with this matter and give Bobbi Kristina the love and support she needs at this time,” Bobby Brown added in a statement.

“Bobbi Kristina is fighting for her life and is surrounded by immediate family,” a family statement said Monday. “We are asking you to honor our request for privacy during this difficult time.”

We will make sure to keep you updated on Bobbi Kristina’s condition.

 
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Missy Elliot’s iTunes Numbers Explode After Superbowl Performance

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Yesterday’s Super Bowl came with lots of surprises for the millions of viewers watching. The biggest surprise was quite arguably the appearance of Missy Elliot during Katy Perry’s Halftime performance. Although word had leaked about the performance days before the Super Bowl XLIX spectacular, the 43-year-old rap icon was given a bigger Super Bowl platform than anyone could have expected. Elliot performed two songs alongside Perry and one song by herself while the pop star changed outfits for her finale.

Performing her hits “Get Ur Freak On”, “Work It” and “Lose Control” Missy took the crowd by storm, introducing some of her biggest hits to a new generation of fans. Watching the 2000’s star getting her due in 2015 on the biggest stage in the world, with (momentarily) nary a pop superstar in sight, was unexpectedly thrilling. A beloved music star who will probably never be selected to perform at the Super Bowl on her own was nevertheless given an opportunity to shine on her own merits, thanks to a very famous fan and a wealth of hits that still don’t sound dated.

Since her performance last night, Missy exploded on the iTunes albums and singles charts and increased on Spotify streams 676%! It feels good to see this breed of artist get their just due in thebworld today!!! Great job Missy!!!

 
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Bobbi Kristina Brown Found Not Breathing In Bathtub

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Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was found unresponsive in her bathtub today at her home in Roswell, Georgia, police say.

Brown’s husband, Nick Gordon and a friend located her in a tub in the home in the Ellard subdivision and immediately started CPR to revive her, police said.

Police officers arrived at the home at 10:25 a.m. they found her still unresponsive and took over life-saving measures until rescue personnel arrived.

She was taken to North Fulton Hospital, police said. At the time of her arrival to the hospital, a hospital spokesperson said that no details could be confirmed at the time of her being admitted.

Officers were still on scene at the home where Brown was found, investigating the incident, police said.

This incident is almost 3 years to the day from when Bobbi Kristina’s mom was found dead in the same fashion in her Beverly Hills hotel.

UPDATE

CNN’s Sunny Hostin reports that a friend close to the family has now confirmed that Bobbi Kristina, is breathing but it is not clear if it is on her own or on a machine… she is currently being treated at the North Fulton Hospital.

UPDATE

After being found unresponsive in her bathtub early Saturday morning Bobbi Kristina Brown was rushed to North Fulton Hospital for treatment. Brown has now been put into a medically induced coma according to a friend close to the family.

More as this story develops…