Monday, February 9, 2009

The High Notes and the Low

“What happened with Chris Brown and Rihanna?”

That surely must have been the $1 million question at last night’s 51st Annual Grammy Awards, which saw Alison Krauss and Robert Plant win five trophies, including Album of the Year, while Coldplay followed closely with three (Song of the Year for “Viva La Vida,” Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group, and their third Best Rock Album Grammy).

Meanwhile, Jennifer Hudson received her first Grammy, for Best R&B Album, from Whitney Houston (who looked kinda too exciting to be there, didn’t she?), and Adele was named Best New Artist (and also picked up Best Female Pop Vocal Performance).

Madonna did not win a thing.

But back to the lowest point of the night, the Chris Brown-Rihanna situation and all the speculation it generated.

The two acts, and real-life couple, pulled out of the awards show after the LAPD launched an investigation into Brown’s behavior on Saturday night. As it turns out he thought it was alright for fighting.

As the Grammys were under way, Brown turned himself in to authorities over a felony domestic abuse charge against an unnamed victim who had suffered visible injuries and had identified him as her attacker in an incident that occurred after Clive Davis’ annual pre-party.

Although Rihanna’s rep said she was doing “well,” The Insider reported she was bruised in a car accident Sunday morning.

Hate to say it, but Mmmmm.


Update: has confirmed that Rihanna is the named alleged victim in the Chris Brown case, and the allegation is that she was assaulted with a deadly weapon.


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