Saturday, February 28, 2009

Photo of the Day: Yes We Can!!!!


I mean..... What more can I say!!!!!
To view more photos from the Power 107.5 Anniversary Party, head over to CBusted.com

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ne-yo Brings the Gentleman to the Fox Theater

Last night, Ne-yo's tour (featuring Musiq Soulchild and Jasmine Sullivan) rolled through Atlanta's Fox Theater. I didn't mae it to the concert but I heard from various people, both black and white, that the show was amazing!!!!!
Here are a few phots via AJC.com of Neyo doing his thing on stage!!!!

I did, however, make my way to the private afterparty at the W Hotel in Midtown/Downtown Atlanta. Neyo, Mario (who is super swexy in person), and other producers and industry elite were in the building. Neyo was dancing on the table and just having a great time. His girlfriend Tenielle was also there. She is beautiful in person!!!!! Fun Times.














Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Stall Your Foreclosure: "Produce The Note"

I generally dont post things like this but, after watching this short 5 minute video on yahoo.com, I figured that someone that reads my site may benefit, or know someone else that may benefit from those 3 little words- "Produce the Note".
With forecosures at an all time high, and african-americans probably being the majority of the homeowners stuck in bad, sub-prime loans, this video may just be that last little savior to help a family hold on to their home.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Bronner Brothers Photo of the Day: Puff the Magic Dragon

Wanna see what you missed at the Bronner Brothers Hot Ass Mess Show Hair Show....................



And this was taken right before my camera phone losts it's vision, for obvious reasons!!!! Hence, the blur. I PROMISE I tried to take this photo 3 times but my Motorola said NO ME'EM!!!!!!!.......


Real talk, the hair show was fabulous!!!! I got some great deals on make-up and found my new career pursuit in life- Make-up, Brows, and Lashes!!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Oscar Awards Red Carpet Highlights

The Academy Awards came on tonight but, during the red carpet, I was still at the Bronner Brothers Hair Show browsing the vendors and watching a real-life verison of You Know You Dead Azz Wrong!!!! TRUE STORY!
Taraji Henson looked amazing tonight. Very au-naturale yet glamorous!!! She lost the Best Supporting Actress nod to Penelope Cruz but it is still a great look for her acting career just to be nominate!!!!

Heidi Klum showed up and showed out, like always!!!!! Her look is almost always breathtaking!!!


Beyonce looked beautiful. I wish she would've worn her usual oversized earrings but this plain jane look works well for me.



Alicia Keys is getting more and more in touch with her "white/italian" side these days!!! Wonder if we'll ever see Alicia rocking cornrows again........

Friday, February 20, 2009

FloRida "R.O.O.T.S." Album Cover


I'm not a fan of FloRida but I am DEFINITELY a fan of this new album cover.......from the neck down!!! LOL!!! "R.O.O.T.S." is available in stores on MArch 31st!!!

Rihanna Reportedly "Unsure" About Helping Police

Rihanna without make-up
Via Welt.de: Rihanna is reportedly unsure about helping police build a case against boyfriend Chris Brown, who left her with facial bruising and severe headaches a week after an alleged fight took place. The singer, according to Us Weekly magazine, visited doctors days after the incident after suffering from constant headaches. And while her parents are urging her to cooperate with police as much as possible, Rihanna doesn’t seem so sure and is worried about how jail time could affect Chris Brown’s career.



Photos have surfaced showing a bruised and battered Rihanna. LAPD has launched an investigation to see who leaked the photos but I bet whoever did it got a 7-digit check!!!!! This is the photo the world has been waiting to see and it is truly graphic and horrid. We still don't know what took place to spark this incident. Nor have we seen photos of Chris Brown immediately following the incident to see if her sustained any facial or bodily bruising and/or swelling. All I can say is no matter what happened, Rihanna didn't deserve to be left looking like this..............





Thursday, February 19, 2009

Nicole & Boris- Baby Number 3?


Rumors are circulating that Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kudjoe are expecting their third child!!!! Congrats to them.

They are my FAVORITE Hollywood couple. I think Eva and Lance will be my new favorites when they tie the knot!!!


Via TCFreePress.com: The Premier, The Hon. Dr. Michael E. Misick, MP has resigned, effective March 31st. Misick, in a statement issued late today indicated that he has no intention of contesting the PNP Leadership election on the 28th of this month.



Misick came in for very tough criticism during the Commission of Inquiry, led by Mr. Justice, Sir Robin Auld.



Several Ministers of Misick's government have resigned, creating a near constitutional crisis based upon the criteria of 5 elected Members necessary to form a legitimate Cabinet.



Misick is known for his flamboyant style and in previous interviews with the Free Press, he has expressed a burning drive to move the Turks and Caicos from an island agrarian society (subsistence economy) to an advanced highend luxury destination.



In discussions with the House of Lords Committee on Overseas Territories, Misick said, "we were moving fast. Some mistakes were made". Today a spokesman for The Premier said: "Look around you, none of this was here 6 years ago. Every major luxury name is here. How come that is not the story? How come a few mistakes are the story? Two billion dollars of success and a few million dollars of mistakes. Why are the mistakes the story?"



Dr. Gilbert NMO Morris says: The Premier could not be reached for comment at the time of this posting. In the meanime The Hon. Lillian Boyce has taken the position of Deputy Premier and The Hon. Galmo Williams - now resigned - has stepped forward as intending to carry the PNP's mantle for the Premiership. It is unclear whether any political move will survive direct rule from the British.

2009 All Star Weekend Wrap Up


Hey everyone!!! Sorry it has taken so long to post about All Star Weekend but a bish is still tired!!!! Jet Lag is SERIOUS!!!!!!!

Anyway, I was in Phoenix for the 2009 NBA All Star Weekend. This was my 5th All Star Weekend. I have been to Philly, Atlanta, Houston, Las Vegas, and now Phoenix and HANDS DOWN- Phoenix was the WORST!!!!! Alot of people blamed the sparse crowd on Phoenix being "so spread out" but anyone who was in Houston in 2006 knows how big that city is and also remembers that every street in every part of the city was crowded. So, Phoenix being spread out wasn't the problem. The economy may have had something to do with it but I believe the unfriendly-ness of Phoenix played a major part in people not wanting to come. Phoenix still seems like a semi-racist town.

Everywhere we went to eat, servers made it a POINT to tell us that they were out of chicken, ribs, Patron and Hennessy- TRUE STORY!!! The service we received was awful (and I heard the same things from other friends in attendance) and I really felt as though the people in the city didn't want all of "US" there. This pisses me off because the 3 things that you can count on when black people go out of town is 1) We will spend money on drinks. 2) We will spend money on shopping. 3) We will spend money on food. What's the common denominator- WE SPEND MONEY!!!! We like to stay at the best hotels, eat at the best restaurants, drink top shelf liquior, shop at the finest stores but our money still isn't respected. With the economy the way it is right now, Phoenix should've welcomed us with opened arms, and not the frown and shitty attitudes I experienced my whole 4 day stay!

Anyway, Phoenix felt like a ghost town. A country ghost town to be exact. Everyone that reads my site knows that I am into fashion real heavy. Not even name brand designer fashion- just fashion that makes you look and feel good. So, imagine my face when I saw JERSEY DRESSES still being worn in 2009. The men were no exception. I guess big face belts and cowboy boots are the thing in the west/southwest but I really wasn't feeling it. Most of the women didn't seem to make much of an effort to go out. I had to keep reminding myself that this was ALL STAR WEEKEND because, to me, it felt like a regular weekend in Atlanta- but without the fierce fashion.

Now, on to the parties. I didn't arrive in Phoenix until Saturday afternoon. My homegirl got in Saturday night and the first palce we went was to Chase Tower for the Grand Hustle/ Amar'e Stoudamire TakeOver Party. We arrive on CP time and missed the red carpet. The only celeb still in attendance when we arrived was model Angel Lola Luv. She is very pretty and surprisingly doesn't look as plastic in person. We stayed briefly, took a few photos and then headed to the next event. (Remind you we were trying to hit 3 events between midnight and 6am that were all on different sides of town). Here are a few of my favorite photos from inside the party:






The next party we arrive at was a Mansion Party far out in Scottsdale!!!! Promoter Mr Rikk of LA and BallerAlert.com did the damn thing. Free Entry- CHECK!!!! Free breakfast food- CHECK!!! Open Bar- CHECK!!!!!! Ballers in the building- CHECK!!!!! This party made me realize that I need to step my actor and baller awareness all the way up. There were some familiar faces in the building but I needed the help of my friend (and Google) to put names with faces. But, by 2am, the open bar had got the best of me so everyone began to look alike!!!! The party was hosted by Kenny Burns and other celebs spotted included AJ Calloway of Extra, Chicago Bulls Larry Hughes, LA Lakers Lamar Odom, DJ Clue, actors & models. Needless to say, we didn't make it to what turned out to be the party of the weekend- The Grand Hustle/ Amar'e Stoudamire Breakfast club at a mansion on Biltmore Estates. I have heard some wild stories about this party and I am sick that we missed it. Blame it on the A A A A Alcohol!!!!!!

Sunday arrived and it was time to hit the mall in Scottsdale. The mall was very busy. The place to see and be seen was a restaurant called The Kona Grill. In the short time we were there eating, we saw Talib Kweli, Drew Gooden (google him, baby), and other NBA players!!! Out in the mall, Akon was walking around causing a frenzy *snore*. Jim Jones also made his 2nd appearance of the weekend at the mall *double snore*. I find it amazing and kind of sickening that these celebs come walk trhough the mall JUST to get attention. Attention whores maybe- SURVEY SAYS YES!!!!

Sunday night there was so much going on!!!!! First we stopped by Stoudamire's Downtown. It was early and the crowd was a bit light. We left there and this is where our sight-seeing adventure began. We missed T.I. performing at a restaurant called Bourbon Steak so we went to another Grand Hustle event. The crowd there was a bit light as well. Going out there made us late for the party at the W Hotel so, by the time we arrived, they were charging $120 *blanks stare* I left there and went to a strip club called Diamond J's. Spotted in the building were Young Buck, a few NFL Cardinal players, and Fabolous and his crew. Fabolous made it hurricane. It was a nonstop flow of money being thrown. Watching them throw money and then hearing the DJ continuously scream about Fab requesting $20,000 in $1's, I couldn't help but thnk back to his 5 credit cards being DECLINED at Erro's in Atlanta!!! LOL!!
Coming from ATL, it's hard to top our stirp clubs- And this one definitely didn't come close. No one was spending any money and, when Fab and his crew came through, everyone sat and WATCHED THEM make it rain. I never understood men that go to strip clubs but don't spend money. That's just as bad as going to the mall to window shop- MAJOR FAIL!
Shout out to Nicole Garner and The Garner Circle PR for making sure we had all-access this weekend. Her events were the only ones guaranteed to be star studded!!! I just have to learn to stay off CP time :-)

Here are a few photos from other parties this past weekend:






I heard from my friend that Raekwon was inside of the pizza place by the W Hotel ordering his food in third person telling the cook "Raekwon likes his pizza like this......" BOY BYE!!!!!






Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fashion Must Have: American Apparel Disco Leggins


Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is in full effect. While doing my blog catch up, I was over at SandraRose.com and noticed that these American Apparel Disco Leggins seem to be the MUST HAVE item of the moment!!!!!

These pants were first seen in black on Megan Goode, and I personally don't think they have looked as good on anyone else yet!!!!!


If you would like to get you hands on a pair, head over to AmericanApparel.net and spend some of your income tax return on these fabulous leggins- unless you live in the state of California where you are only getting an Income Tax I.O.U.!!!!!!

Introducing "Two Chains TV" PLUS Weezy on the Guitar



I think the day and age is coming where regular reality tv shows become a thing of the past!!! Every celebrity is starting to have their own "TV Channels" on services like Kyte, YouTube, and others. I find these "shows" more entertaining than those scripted reality shows. Celebrities are giving us a first hand look into their lives and so far I love what I see.



Titty Boi, one half of Playaz Circle, is the latest celeb to have his own channel with his new "Two Chains TV"!!!!! I consider Titty Boi the best dressed man in the entertainment industry, hands down!!!!!! His swag is always on a trillion and he stays "up thru there" rocking the flyest Louis Vuitton and Gucci from head to toe!!!!!



Check out Titty Boi's exclusive behind the scenes video while he was recently on tour with Lil Wayne. Check out Lil Wayne SERIOUS skills on the guitar. The rock world better watch out. Weezy F. Baby is coming for that crown.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

All-Star Weekend 2009- Phoenix

Hey everyone!!!! I'm still in Phoenix. Extended vacay that I REALLY needed!!!!!! Tomorrow, I will give the full rundown of my All-Star weekend experience!!!!!! Let's just say Phoenix is a nice place to visit and go rock-climbing!!!! LOL!!!!! Talk to you all shortly



~Razzi

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Is Ray J Gonna Be a New Daddy?





Via PanacheReport.com: A spokesperson for Ray J's new TV dating show has dismissed allegations the R&B singer impregnated a contestant during filming, insisting there is "no truth" to the claims. The star, who has been romantically linked to Whitney Houston-has his own VH1 show, "For The Love of Ray J," in which he searches for his perfect woman.




But the reality program, which launched in the U.S. on February2nd, has already been struck by scandal, with former contestant Monica 'Danger' Leon alleging she is more than three months pregnant with the singer's child after falling for Ray J's charms.





According to a news report, Leon bedded Brandy's little brother in November (08) -but has found herself with child after their condom broke and her contraception pill failed. She tells the tabloid, "I was locked in a mansion with him and 13 girls from October until the end of December. Toward the end of the first week of filming, we made love for the first time - and we slept together every night after that."

Leon-who is now engaged to marry rapper/actor Nick Cannon's brother Gabriel - allegedly told Ray J of her baby news, and the star is reportedly keen to get involved, but she is keeping him at bay because of his straying affections.

She adds, "I saw him playing around with other girls-making out with them and smacking their butts, and it made me sick to think he could be giving me their germs when he was kissing me."



However, a representative for the show has brushed off Leon's claims, saying: "We've been told that the story is not true."

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Update On Chris Brown and Rihanna- Chris' Stepdad Speaks


Via AccessHollywood.com: Chris Brown’s former stepfather, Donnelle Hawkins, spoke exclusively to Access Hollywood for the first time since Brown was arrested for criminal threats in connection with an alleged violent incident with a woman reported to be the singer’s girlfriend Rihanna on Sunday morning.


“[Chris] has to take responsibility for his own actions,” Hawkins told Access.


When asked if he believed reports about the alleged incident involving Brown were true, Hawkins said, “I wouldn’t be surprised.”
After Brown’s parents divorced, his mother re-married and Hawkins became Brown’s stepfather.


In a 2007 interview with GIANT magazine, Brown spoke about a time when he was 11 and he told his mother that he would go to jail for killing his allegedly abusive stepfather.


“He used to hit my mom… He made me terrified all the time,” Brown claimed during the interview with GIANT magazine. “I remember one night he made her nose bleed. I was crying and thinking, ‘I’m just gonna go crazy on him one day…’ I hate him to this day.”


“There was a lot of arguing between his mom and I. I never raised a hand at his mom,” Hawkins said in response. “We (Brown’s mother and I) argued frequently… As far as physical abuse there was no physical abuse.”


Hawkins added, “I spanked Chris one time.”


“I became the bad guy. Chris was really mad at his mom for leaving his dad, so I became the scapegoat,” Hawkins continued. “No matter how much I tried to be a father figure nothing worked.”






Via People.com: New details have emerged about the midnight altercation between Chris Brown and Rihanna that led to Brown being booked on a felony criminal threat charge on Sunday.

"Chris knocked her around," a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE. "Black eye, blood, bruises. She had to be treated by a doctor." A police source confirms to PEOPLE that the singer suffered a black eye as well as "a swollen split lip and two red and purple contusions on either side of her forehead." The source, who described police photos of Rihanna, added, "She looked distraught and in a lot of pain. Her eyes were closed because she was looking down."

The Barbados-bred beauty, 20 – who is currently in "a safe place," says a friend – is cooperating with detectives, according to the Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton has said he expects the case will be handed over to the district attorney's office on Tuesday or Wednesday. At that time, the prosecutors could charge Brown, 19, with more crimes. The case could be affected by how much Rihanna is willing to forgive her boyfriend.

"Prosecutors back off somewhat when they see a couple trying to work out their own issues," says Steve Sitkoff, an L.A. defense attorney. But, says the friend, "I would be so sad if she went back to him."

In the meantime, both stars have canceled upcoming appearances: The NBA has issued a statement that Brown will no longer participate in their All-Star Game events in Phoenix this weekend, while Rihanna backed out of a Friday night concert in Malaysia.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Beyonce Covers March Edition of Cosmo


It's a shame to be this photogenic!!!! I LOVE Bey's new photos!!! And I love her even more for helping me pick-out a hairstyle for Phoenix this weekend!!!! SWAGGA JACK BISH!!!!!

click images for the largeness!!!


Monday, February 9, 2009

Exclusive Details on Chris & Rihanna, Whitney & Ray J, & Tameka Raymond


So, I've been given some exclusive details about all the drama surrounding this year's Grammy Awards- specifically regarding Chris Brown and Rihanna. Anyone who has ever been the victim of domestic violence knows that usually, when it escalates to the point of calling the police, it isn't the FIRST time, it's THE WORST TIME!!!!!!

Well, details are coming out that this isn't the FIRST TIME that Chris Brown and Rihanna have gotten into it. Their spouts have even been viewed and overheard by other celebrities, that obviously decided to just turn a blind eye. One famous Oscar winning superstar and an American Idol witnessed Chris and Rih Rih fighting at the Clive Davis Grammy pre-party on Saturday night before the alleged incident. Sources also reveal that there was an incident where Chris had been verbally abusive to Rihanna- this incident was witness by a very well known actress.
Supposedly Rihanna is still in the hospital with bite marks on her arms and very visible bruises to her face.


SMH!!! I feel so bad for them both right now!!!! I'm not even taking sides until more of this story is revealed!!! What I can say is that one of them is very obviously overprotective and extremely possessive of the other one. For almost a year now, we have RARELY seen these two apart. Initially, it seemed like puppy love but then, as time passed, it looked more like POSSESSION!!!! Like one was afraid to have the other one out of their sight!!!.......



UPDATE 4:34pm est (thanks to Twitter buddy Brooklyne for sending this link):
Via People.com Just hours after the incident, witnesses spotted Brown and Rihanna leaving the London Hotel together around 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.Later that evening, during the Grammy telecast for which both Brown and Rihanna were no-shows, bodyguards for the couple were seen moving their luggage out of the London.
The ramifications of Brown's arrest? Already charged with making criminal threats – defined in part as a situation where the victim "is in fear for [his/her] life" – the R&B singer may face additional charges at the discretion of L.A.'s district attorney's office.

But over recent weeks, they seemed to have hit a bumpy patch in their relationship.

"They've been fighting a lot lately," a source told PEOPLE. "Lots of ups and downs. One second they're all lovey dovey and then they're fighting like crazy. They're both pretty stubborn."

If they get back with each other after this whole fiasco, I don't feel sorry for either one of them!!!

Do we also have confirmation that Ray J's new reality show is just "made for tv"? Whitney Houston and Ray J were spotted TOGETHER at a few Grammy afterparties last night. And Whitney was said to be on "cloud 9"..... *read between the lines folks*



And, as far as Tameka Foster-Raymond's Grammy weekend drama, reports initially stated that she had passed away. The rumors were then replaced with Tameka just having "major complications" from her surgery. Sources are telling me that Mrs. Foster-Raymond's "complications" were so bad that she was actually put in a medically induced and this is why Usher rushed to Brazil to be by his wife's side. Tameka reportedly woke up from her coma and is now said to be doing fine!!!!


DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA!!!!!!! Their lives are DEFINITELY my entertainment!!!

A.P.B. To Atlanta Ladies- Beware of the White Hummer H3

photo is used to give help give a visual of the vehicle in question

My blog is generally reserved for fashion, gossip, and my random thoughts on any topic of my choice. I realize alot of my readers are from the metro Atlanta area and most are ladies that enjoy hanging out just as much as I do. Well, ladies of Atlanta, this is a public service announcement to you and a sem warning of a possible pervert roaming the streets of the A. Not the average pervert we deal with every time we go to the clubs- A REAL LIVE PERVERT!!!

On New Years night, my homegirl and I decided to hang out at a popular downtown lounge. We decided to leave not too long after midnight and, while driving down a residential side street where we parked the car, a white Hummer H3 was stopped in the middle of the street. The man inside motioned for us to drive around and, as we began to accelerate, this man gets out of the trcuk, naked from the waist down and masturbating. My friend and I were in complete shock but we shrugged it off as just someone that was probably "gettin head in the whip to bring in the New Year". It still disturbs us greatly but we thought it was an isolated incident.

So, imagine our shock this past weekend when we were leaving the most ghetto Waffle House in the history of Waffle Houses- located at The Underground. This time, she and I were in seperate cars and we were stopped at the red light. I was distracted looking into my purse and I see my homegirl speed off. I look up and I see the SAME GUY in the white Hummer H3 standing next to her car. This time, he was butt naked, once again masturbating but this time he had "finished" his deal and you could see the "results". (read between the lines folks). I floored the vehicle. Neither she nor I noticed the light was still red. We were just trying to get the hell away from him.

The man in question is a brown skin black man, seeming to be in his mid 30's and is about the height of the Hummer H3- maybe an inch or two shorter. He always wears a fitted cap and had on white tube socks during the first incident. The Hummer H3 is white. We were unable to get his license plate number just due to the shock of the situation. We realize that, if this has happend to us twice in less than 2 months, the incident can't be isolated.

We are just putting out a warning to other ladies in Atlanta to BE ALERT & AWARE while you are out at night. Luckily each time, my friend and I were in the safety of our cars. But also, each time, we had JUST gotten into our vehicles. We are scared to think what could've happened if he pulled up on us while we were walking to our cars. What's even worse is this time, it was major street in the middle of downtown Atlanta and he has no regard for the possibility of getting caught by the police. Be safe ladies, and if you see anything that looks suspicious or out of the ordinary (like a naked man in the middle of the night standing next to a white Hummer wearing a fitted cap and white tube socks), write down his license plate number and/or call 911 immediately!!!!!

Tiny "Sticking With T.I. Through Thick and Thin"


While taking my daily morning blog stroll, I spotted this red carpet photo of T.I. and Tiny on the red carpet last night for the Grammy Awards on Necole Bitchie.com. Now, it may just be me but it looks like Tiny got some breast implants or a really good bra!!!!!! My survey says IMPLANTS!!!!! Maybe since her Inaguration wardrobe flub (photo below- where her breasts decided to dip out of her dress), Tiny decided it was time to give her girls a much needed lift!!!!! Trust me, I have kids and they can do a JOB to your boobs!!!! Tiny looks absolutely marvelous on the red carpet!!!! I think this is the best I have EVER seen her look!!!!!


Head over to Essence.com to read their exclusive interview with Tiny as she prepares for T.I.'s one year behind bars!!! Here is a small excerpt:




ESSENCE.COM: Do you have any words of encouragement for women who might be going through a similar situation as you?

TINY: Yes. Depending on the situation and the person, you should stick it out through thick and thin—the good and bad times. If you know you're with someone who would give his life for you and is somewhat a responsible better half, then stand up for him. I know my man's heart and because of that I'm going to be everything I need to be for him. Yes, he's made mistakes, but so have I.
If your man stands up for you and is there whenever you need him, then doesn't he deserve your unconditional love and support? If I know that about my man, then that's the kind of woman I'm going to be for him. I might need him in different ways than he needs me, but if being his woman means loving, supporting and putting his mind at ease, then the least I can do is step up to the plate and be there for him and our family.

Chris Brown and Rihanna Incident Overshadow the Grammy's




Before the Grammy’s even began, scandal was already brewing in the hills of Hollywood. According to a source of mine that was present at the Grammy Rehearsals, Brown was looking a tad bit pissy that his girlfriend ihanna was getting all of the attention wile he urked in her shadows. No one was asking for Brown's photo or autograph. All eyes were on RihRih!!!

Now, here comes the news of a reported incident between the two lovebirds. Read more via Yahoo News:



Click for the largeness to view Brown's online arrest booking info



Police announced that Chris Brown, himself a double nominee and scheduled performer, was being investigated for allegedly assaulting an unidentified woman the night before. Brown turned himself in to authorities and was briefly held before posting $50,000 bail Sunday night, jail records showed.


Brown and longtime girlfriend Rihanna, also nominated, were both slated to perform in different slots of the show, but separately dropped out at the last minute. The victim of Brown's alleged assault wasn't identified, and it wasn't immediately clear whether Rihanna's absence was related to Brown's.


Police booked the 19-year-old R&B singer and dancer on suspicion of making a criminal threat, a felony. Police did not explain how their initial report of an injury assault related to the charge, but it will ultimately be up to the district attorney's office to decide what charges, if any, should be brought against Brown.


Rihanna was supposed to sing "Live Your Life/Disturbia" as the second performance of the night, and Brown was later to sing "Forever."

And each was nominated in the pop collaboration with vocals category, Brown for "No Air" with "American Idol" champion Jordin Sparks; and Rihanna for "If I Never See Your Face Again" with Maroon 5. Brown was also nominated for male R&B vocal performance for "Take You Down."
Neither won a Grammy on Sunday, and the Recording Academy found able replacements for their performance slots in Justin Timberlake, Al Green, Boyz II Men and Keith Urban as they all sang Green's classic hit, "Let's Stay Together." No mention was made on the broadcast about the switch.

At about 3:30 Pacific time, just as the crowd was filing into the Staples Center, Los Angeles police released a report saying Brown was under investigation for an incident the night before. The report said he and a woman were driving in the ritzy neighborhood of Hancock Park when they began to argue around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Brown stopped the car and both got out, whereupon the argument escalated, the report said. The woman, who had visible injuries when police arrived, identified Brown as her attacker, but he had left the scene, the report said.

Police said Brown walked into a station around 7 p.m. and was interviewed by detectives, and was released after posting bail before 9 p.m. A black SUV was later seen leaving the jail facility, but it wasn't immediately clear whether Brown was inside.

Chris Brown is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom on March 5, 2009.

 
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