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Happy 26th Birthday Rihanna!

Dear RiRi,

Happy Birthday, you fabulous, fashionable, and undeniably sexy woman! Thank you for inviting us into your amazing birthday via instagram -- we are totally jealous that we couldn't be there with you! Like, oh my god, it looks amazing.

You've had quite a year and we are so proud of how strong you are. You started off at 25 with then boyfriend, Chris Brown, which you got over (just like all of us) with tweets and instagram posts. You are now flirting up a storm with Drake, and we totally love it. We are so proud! You go girl!

CELEB SPOTTINGS
Chris Brown Being Sued For Jumping a Man

According to the Daily News, Ausbon is suing Brown, the unidentified members of the entourage and 24 Hour Fitness for unspecified damages claiming assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence. Ausbon claims Brown and three other members of his entourage began to "strike, punch, kick, pull and stomp" on his head and body in the reports.

"Imagine going to play a game of basketball, and you get jumped by four guys because you call a foul. This isn't for fame or fortune. He's got medical bills and issues as a result of some famous guy thinking he's above the law." Ausbon's attorney claims.

DO-GOODERS
Chris Brown Leaves Rehab For a Good Cause

Chris Brown is currently in rehab for 90 days working on his anger management, but he will be able to have the day off this Sunday, December 22 to host an Xmas Toy Drive on Melrose in LA.

This Xmas toy drive sponsored by Brooklyn Projects skateboards and Brown's clothing company Black Pyramid, will be their first. They will be collecting new, unwrapped toys to give to children this holiday season. Guests will be able to meet Chris Brown himself and the first 100 people that show up with an unwrapped gift will receive a Black Pyramid x Brooklyn Prpjects t-shirt. Also in attendance will be Chris' girlfriend Karrueche Tran who has also helped design pieces for Black Pyramid in the past.

ALL ACCESS PASS
Event Review: Life In Color


“So who wants to get wet? If you want to get wet make some motherf*cking noise!” Oh yeah, we want to get wet.

At 6 pm, just before David Solano entered the stage, hot pink paint sprayed generously form a hose onto an excited crowd. However, this was simply an introduction—basically a tease. It was the first paint- shooting of the evening, and it was used to get the crowd excited and wanting more. It worked. When David began, the energy level vastly increased and people began to show some real interest in what was taking place on stage. We heard tracks like Hardwell’s “Three Triangles (Losing My Religion),” Afrojack ft. Chris Brown’s “As Your Friend,” and a mashup of “Young, Wild and Free” (Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa ft. Bruno Mars) vs. “Mammoth” (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike). We also got to hear Solano’s latest track, “Loco.” But it wasn’t until R3hab & Solano’s “Do It (Life In Color Anthem 2013)” played that the real paint party began. Neon green and pink paint shot 40 feet into the crowd from guns, cannons, and hoses, in conjunction with thousands of pieces of white confetti. Appropriate.

IN THE HOUSE
Afrojack To Perform At MCU Park, Coney Island 9/22

Coming straight from DC’s Life In Color Festival to NY in order to play a very special set, is the Grammy Award-winning DJ/producer, Afrojack. For one night only, Afrojack, born Nick van de Wall, will be taking over MCU Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, to put on show like none he has presented before.

MCU Park, home to the minor league baseball team, the Brooklyn Cyclones, is a Brooklyn landmark. Situated just outside Coney Island’s famous boardwalk, the park features breathtaking views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the historic amusement park. Although the park endured significant damage from last year’s Hurricane Sandy, the venue is now revitalized and ready for a party even stronger than the hurricane itself.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Chris Brown Suffers A Seizure!

Early Friday morning, our favorite bad boy crooner, Chris Brown, suffered a seizure! The singer was working in the Los Angeles recording studio, The Record Planet, when he suddenly collapsed, encountering a non-epileptic seizure. Emergency personnel reportedly rushed to the studio after receiving a call of Chris’ health status. The 24 year old singer refused to go to the hospital or receive treatment for the attack.

Brown’s rep shared a statement with E! News, "While in the studio working early this morning, Chris suffered a non-epileptic seizure (NES), He was not hospitalized. If you are wondering what exactly are NES, Non-epileptic seizures are episodes that briefly change a person's behavior and may look like epileptic seizures, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. His doctor tended to him this afternoon and attributes the NES to intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both due to the continued onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the nonstop negativity."

INDUSTRY NEWS
Chris Brown Quitting Music Biz

Chris Brown has been having a difficult time escaping his troubled past. From his controversial on -and- off -again relationship with pop star Rihanna, to throwing bottles at Drake, to hit and runs, the 24-year-old can’t seem to find the rightful path.

On Tuesday, August 6, Brown took to his Twitter to vent, saying, “Don’t worry mainstream America. After this X album, it’ll probably be my last album. Being famous is amazing when it’s for ur music and talent. I’m tired of being famous for a mistake I made when I was 18. I’m cool & over it!” The R&B star turned himself in earlier that day to the Van Nuys police department around 2PM for his hit-and-run case. He was released less than an hour later due to "overcrowding." Which is something celebrities seem to get away with quite often.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Rihanna Opens Up About Chris Brown Romance in New Issue of Elle

In the recent issue of Elle magazine, our favorite bad girl Rihanna finally sheds some light on her relationship with lover Chris Brown, who infamously assaulted her in 2009. Rihanna has been in the media a lot recently for her "don't give a f*ck attitude." She has uploaded a plethora of photos smoking weed, nude, or with Chris Brown even when we all thought he was still with his now ex-girlfriend, Karrueche Tran.

FUTURE EXES
Rihanna & Chris Brown Continue the PDA

Last week, Rihanna and Chris Brown’s music video, ‘Nobody’s Business’ leaked across the inter-web. And today, photos of the effed up duo surfaced online with RiRi straddling her formerly abusive bff. Um, okay. So, Rihanna’s been dropping several hints of her probable reunion with Brown for well over two-weeks. The twosome even spent Thanksgiving together in Berlin and Rihanna shared an instagram photo of Brown shirtless in bed followed by a pic of their new matching Rolex watches. How long do you give the reunited couple?

DAILY POP
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Artist Of The Week: U Can Call Me LA

This Brooklyn native is bringing some real heat to the game! U Can Call Me LA, female MC with an incredible flow. Whether she's spitting crazy rhymes in the studio, rocking a crowd of hundreds of people or sharing the TV screen with MTV's Sway; Born Latasha Alcindor, this chick is putting in major work all throughout this music business. Her album LA Riots is out now and can be downloaded on her website.