A few weeks ago we learned that Chris Brown was cast in the film adaptation of comedian Steve Harvey’s book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. The plot of the movie focuses on four dude-bro friends whose lives get a little unpleasant when all of their girlfriends read a book (Harvey’s book) that teaches them how to take charge and stop tolerating nonsense from their partners (I guess? What else could a woman do that would anger her man besides getting the courage to tell him that she doesn’t like it when she comes out of the shower and the bedroom air conditioner is still on?). So the dude-bros are inspired by how their ladies are getting what they want and then they decide to read the book, too. And that’s the movie. And as I said, the guy who doesn’t seem to pick up on the contradiction that is physically abusing a woman and then writing a song called “Ladies Love Me” will play one of the dude-bros.
Someone else who is confused on the decision to cast Brown in the movie is Anderson Cooper. He recently used his popular segment “The Ridiculist” to sarcastically applaud Brown for not letting the fact that he’s on probation for nearly beating the tattoos off his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, prevent him from appearing in a movie that will (presumably) have men dealing with their relationship problems in mature and non-physical ways. Cooper even reminded us of that fun time when after an interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America, Chris Brown got so angry he was asked about Rihanna that he broke the window of his dressing room and then apologized NOT FOR BREAKING THE WINDOW, but instead for offending anyone. The whole segment was basically a very nice rundown about every hateful thing Chris Brown has ever done. And Brown himself even saw the segment and tweeted, “I guess some people need ratings!!! LOL!!! Much love!” LOL and MUCH LOVE is right!