R&B star Chris Brown called on his celebrity friends to take part in a friendly kickball match to support his charity on Saturday (19Jul14). The Kiss Kiss hitmaker gathered his pals at the Glendale Sports Complex in California to raise funds for his Symphonic Love Foundation, which supports arts programs for youngsters.
Brown served as the captain of an all-star team which included Jamie Foxx, Paris Hilton, Christina Milian, Omarion, Kendall and Kylie Jenner and DJ Khaled, and they went up against a team led by Sean 'Diddy' Combs' stepson Quincy, who saw over a crew including The Game, Ne-Yo, Keke Palmer and Amber Rose.
Brown, who was released from jail last month (Jun14) following a three-month stint behind bars, led his team to victory and even treated the fans in attendance to a performance of his new single, Loyal.
Pop star Justin Bieber has been photographed apparently drinking beer in a nightclub in breach of strict age-limit laws.
The Baby hitmaker, 20, headed to the popular Bootsy Bellows nightclub in West Hollywood, California this week (ends20Jul14) with controversial singer Chris Brown and was snapped topless and clutching a bottle of lager as he chatted to a female reveller.
The legal age for drinking alcohol in the U.S. is 21, and editors at TMZ.com report officials at the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control are investigating whether the venue's owners have breached conditions of their licence. The nightclub is co-owned by actor David Arquette.
The incident is the latest scandal for Bieber - he is currently at the centre of a driving under the influence (DUI) case following his arrest in Miami, Florida in January (14), and he is also facing prosecution in his native Canada over claims he lashed out at a limousine driver in December (13).
"No beef with Drake - we're vegetarians now. It's all good. He's a talented dude. I really respect him." Rapper Common has put his well-publicised feud with Drake in the past. He's not the only one ending spats with the Canadian - Chris Brown teamed up with him for a skit at the ESPYS sports awards in Los Angeles on Wednedsay (16Jul14).
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Pop superstar Beyonce looks set to triumph at the MTV Video Music Awards after scooping eight nominations.
The Crazy in Love hitmaker released promos for every track on her self-titled fifth album, and three of those clips have landed nominations, including nods for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration for Drunk in Love, which features her husband Jay Z.
She is also in the running for Best Female Video and Best Choreography for Partition, and Best Video with a Social Message for Pretty Hurts at the annual MTV prizegiving.
Beyonce's closest rivals are rappers Eminem and Iggy Azalea, who have picked up seven nods apiece.
Azalea's Fancy music promo, based on cult comedy film Clueless, will compete for Video of the Year and Best Pop Video, while she also appears in the Best Female Video category twice for Fancy and Problem, her collaboration with Ariana Grande. Other acts to land nods include Pharrell Williams and Grande, who have three nominations each.
The ceremony will take place at The Forum venue in Los Angeles on 24 August (14). Usher and 5 Seconds of Summer are scheduled to perform.
The list of main nominees is as follows:
Video of the Year: Drunk in Love - Beyonce featuring Jay Z; Fancy - Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX; Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus; Happy - Pharrell Williams; Chandelier - Sia
Best Female Video: Problem - Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea; Partition - Beyonce; Fancy - Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX; Dark Horse - Katy Perry featuring Juicy J; Royals - Lorde
Best Male Video: Sing - Ed Sheeran featuring Pharrell Williams; The Monster - Eminem featuring Rihanna; All Of Me - John Legend; Happy - Pharrell Williams; Stay with Me - Sam Smith
Best Pop Video: Happy - Pharrell Williams; Fancy - Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX; Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz; Problem - Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea; Wake Me Up - Avicii
Best Hip-Hop Video: 3005 - Childish Gambino; Hold On, We're Going Home - Drake; Berzerk - Eminem; Black Skinhead - Kanye West; We Dem Boyz - Wiz Khalifa
Best Rock Video: Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys; Royals - Lorde; Demons - Imagine Dragons; Until It's Gone - Linkin Park; Fever - The Black Keys
Best Collaboration: Problem - Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea; Drunk in Love - Beyonce featuring Jay Z; Loyal - Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga; The Monster - Eminem featuring Rihanna; Dark Horse - Katy Perry featuring Juicy J; Timber - Pitbull featuring Kesha.
Chris Brown and Drake patched up their differences to shoot a hilarious skit that aired during the ESPYS sports awards telecast in America on Wednesday night (16Jul14). The rapper, who was hosting the show from L.A. Live in Los Angeles, pretended to be at war with basketball star Blake Griffin over a title for their new movie, as they argued over who should take top billing.
The Los Angeles Clippers star promised to make Drake change his mind and call the film Blake & Drake and was spotted in scrubs in surgery ready to remove the rap star's appendix.
As the ESPYS host pretended to fall asleep under anaesthesia, Griffin promised all the nurses surrounding him free doughnuts in the kitchen and then revealed his true identity, as Drake said, "Oh my God, you're the surgeon?"
Griffin responded, "I'm not the surgeon, he is," pointing to Brown, who said, 'Yo, motherf**ker!"
The basketball star and the singer then stood over Drake as he went under.
Brown and Drake recently made amends after a nightclub brawl in 2012.
Brown and Griffin popped up again at the end of the skit as they pretended to take over hosting duties from Drake onstage, with the R&B star calling himself "America's sweetheart". Drake was seen bound and gagged backstage on a big screen behind them.
Drake showed off his comedy skills at the top of the show as he poked fun at Clippers boss Donald Sterling, American football star Johnny Manziel and basketball star Lance Stephenson.
He also performed a "new track" called Honorable Mention, which poked fun at all the athletes who came in second in the past year, and then teamed up with Brian McKnight for a tune called Side Pieces about sports stars' mistresses.
Another highlight came when he appeared in a skit as boxer Manny Pacquiao, attempting to record a new version of Frozen's Let It Go.
Once-feuding stars Drake and Chris Brown have teamed up with basketball hero Blake Griffin to film a skit for Wednesday night's (16Jul14) ESPY Awards. The rapper and the R&B star's entourages famously fought at a New York nightclub in 2012, before patching up their differences by hitting the studio together last October (13). Now they have proved their rivalry is over by filming the sketch, which will debut during the televised U.S. sports awards.
Model Karrueche Tran has poured out her heart over her tug of love with Rihanna over Chris Brown in a revealing new TV interview. In a taped chat with actress-turned-chat show host Keke Palmer, which will air in America on Wednesday (16Jul14), Tran, 26, admits dating a celebrity is not all fun - especially when you're following in the footsteps of one of the world's most popular women.
She explains, "In this case, my boyfriend is a celebrity, whose ex-girlfriend is an even bigger (one)... Not only am I fighting a battle with her, I'm fighting a battle with her 14 million fans. So imagine how that feels for me.
"They (fans) make up all kinds of crazy stuff and they know nothing about me... Because I stay so mute sometimes, that leaves open space for them to say whatever they want."
Brown dumped Tran in 2012 so he could embark on a reconciliation with Rihanna, but he returned to Tran in 2013 when the romance broke down.
And Tran admits the break-up was tough on her - she fought back tears during the Just Keke taping when Palmer asked her about the worst part of not being in Brown's life.
She said, "The heartbreak, because it was a real situation."
Reports suggest Brown and Tran split again recently after the R&B star posted a racy photo of the model on Instagram, showing off her backside in a thong.
She wrote, "The difference between you and I is that my love is unwavering. You have shattered my heart, but you have not shattered my love."
Chris Brown and Drake have sparked rumours they are working together on new music after a photograph of the two entertainers in a music studio surfaced online on Thursday (10Jul14). Brown and Drake first announced they were teaming up with each other in October (13), following an ending to their longstanding feud after an incident in a New York nightclub in 2012, when their entourages became embroiled in a violent altercation.
R&B star Chris Brown has reportedly split from his on/off girlfriend Karrueche Tran once again, just weeks after reuniting following his two-month stint behind bars.
The Kiss Kiss hitmaker walked free from jail on 2 June (14) after admitting to breaking the terms of his 2009 probation by getting kicked out of a court-ordered rehab programme.
Tran celebrated his release by throwing him a star-studded surprise party and she accompanied her beau as his date to the BET Awards in Los Angeles on 29 June (14).
They spent America's Independence Day holiday together on Friday (04Jul14), when Brown uploaded a raunchy snap of Tran lying face down on a bed wearing nothing but a bra and a skimpy thong, baring her backside, to his more than 3.7 million followers.
However, it appears their romance has since soured, prompting both Brown and Tran to delete all photos of the couple from its Instagram.com accounts and 'unfollow' one another.
Tran hinted at the break-up on Sunday (06Jul14) with a cryptic post that read: "Love what you have before life teaches you to love what you lost". She followed it up with a Buddha quote which stated, "In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you."
In the accompanying caption, she simply wrote, "Well.."
The former couple began dating in 2011, two years after Brown was convicted of assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna on the eve of the Grammy Awards in 2009.
He and Tran split in 2012 as he attempted to rekindle his relationship with the Umbrella beauty, but he reconciled with the model in 2013. They parted ways again in early March (14), only to pick their romance back up weeks later.