Chris Brown 2010 BET Awards: From Beating a Woman, To Being A Woman…BREAKDOWN VIDEO

Will Chris Brown’s BET Performance Revive His Career? PR Experts Weigh In

‘The question is: Do people think it’s real?’ one expert asks of Brown’s tearful BET Awards Michael Jackson tribute.

Jun 28 2010
By Gil Kaufman

Only Chris Brown knows what caused him to choke up on Sunday night at the BET Awards during his tribute to Michael Jackson. Was it paying tribute to his late musical and dancing idol? Was it the emotion of performing on a major TV event for the first time in over a year in front of his peers? Was it the song’s lyrics, which are about staring in the mirror and willing yourself to make a change?

Brown, whose career has stalled in the wake of his plea a year ago to felony assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna, grabbed a lion’s share of the headlines in the wake of the emotional performance, earning higher placement in most reports than the return to the show of T.I. after spending nearly a year in prison on weapons charges and another major awards-show resurrection: Kanye West’s first live set at an awards show since he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

“The question is: Do people think it’s real?” said veteran publicist and crisis manager Howard Bragman about the latest scene of a celebrity welling up on national TV. “If [the audience] bought it as authentic, then it might give him some sympathy, or there will be people who will roll their eyes because they feel like it’s a PR stunt because we live in a cynical world.”

Many of the respondents in an MTV News story about reader reaction to the Brown performance expressed a desire to forgive the singer and allow him to move on from the Rihanna assault. Even one of the star’s most virulent blog attackers, Perez Hilton, put the knives away for the first time in more than a year and said the performance “seemed genuine” because the low-key wasn’t “crying pretty,” but rather seemed to honestly break down and lose his composure.

While initially skeptical, Hilton said upon further viewing the breakdown seemed real. “It was ugly and raw and I think a lot of different things were going there, from his love and tribute to Michael, to having exerted a lot of energy and emotion earlier, to thinking about the Rihanna incident, to probably relief and joy over getting the opportunity to perform again on television at a big awards show,” he said.

As to whether a publicist would ever counsel a client to cry on cue in order to gain sympathy, Bragman not-so-sheepishly admitted that he did once tell a thespian, “You’re a really good actor, I wouldn’t mind seeing a few tears.” And Bragman said the person in question was a good actor and it did work, though Bragman would not divulge their identity.

With tepid album sales for his latest LP, Graffiti, little interest at radio and the cancellation of a recent U.K. tour due to visa issues tied to his felony plea, Brown has been struggling to put his career back on track following the Rihanna case.

Will Chris Brown’s BET Performance Revive His Career? PR Experts Weigh In

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“Jealous” Rihanna Forced Nicki Minaj to Drop Out of the Tour…VIDEO…Rihanna NUDE Photos…

Rumor: Drama Between Nicki Minaj and Rihanna Forced Nicki to Drop Out of the “Last Girls Alive” Tour?
April 8th 2010

Earlier, we told you guys about Nicki Minaj making the announcement via Twitter that she will not be joining Rihanna’s upcoming concert tour. Well we are getting word via several media outlets that there was some drama going down behind the scenes. Apparently, Rihanna was not too happy when she heard that Nicki Minaj was going to join the tour simply because she felt that the hot female rapper would steal her shine during the tour.

An insider explained: “No one [in Rihanna’s camp] is panicking yet, but there is DEEP concern that Rihanna has peaked, and is on the downside of her music career. Nicki [Minaj] was brought in to sell tickets, but Rihanna did NOT want her on.” Someone close to Young Money allegedly said: “Nicki is not an opening act, and we would never put her out there like that.”

Ultimately, Rihanna demanded that Nicki Minaj be dropped from the tour and when Nicki got word of this move, she personally reached out to Rihanna and let’s just say it wasn’t a very pleasant conversation…

Full Story..Rumor: Drama Between Nicki Minaj and Rihanna Forced Nicki to Drop Out of the “Last Girls Alive” Tour?

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Jennifer Lopez Impersonates Rihanna in “We Are The World” on Saturday Night Live..VIDEO

Jennifer Lopez impersonates Rihanna in We Are The World Haiti fundraiser Saturday Night Live spoof – see video

By Jody Thompsonn

Jennifer Lopez adds comedienne to her CV along with singer and actress with this hilarious impersonation of Rihanna.

J Lo donned a blonde quiff wig for the comedy sketch on legendary US show Saturday Night Live, and not only imitated her younger rival’s clothing style, but her vocal tics as well.

She even managed to get in a few “ella, ellas” too as she took off RiRi’s role in the recent remake of charity single We Are The World, this time, to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

It comes just after Jen takes the mick out of ex P Diddy by describing someone as: “the fella who held the umbrella for P Diddy…”.

Perhaps J Lo is keen to remind the public of her other talents as well as being a popstar.

It was confirmed last week that the star had parted company with her record label Sony after a decade on its books.

However, she says she’s found another home and will be releasing new album Love this summer.

Winners! Complete List From the 2010 Grammys…and PHOTOS…Jayde Nicole XXX Dress…VIDEO…

Winners! Complete List From the 2010 Grammys

Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Run This Town,” Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West

Rock Album: 21st Century Breakdown, Green Day

Record of the Year: “Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon

Comedy Album: A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!, Stephen Colbert

New Artist: Zac Brown Band

Country Album: Fearless, Taylor Swift
Beyonce Knowles Michael Caulfield/Getty Images

Song of the Year: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” Beyoncé

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: The Black Eyed Peas, “I Gotta Feeling”

Pop Vocal Album: The E.N.D., The Black Eyed Peas

Male Pop Vocal Performance: Jason Mraz, “Make It Mine”


Female R&B Vocal Performance: Beyoncé, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”

Male R&B Vocal Performance: Maxwell, “Pretty Wings”

R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Jamie Foxx and T-Pain, “Blame It”

Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: Beyoncé, “At Last”

R&B Song: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”, Beyoncé

R&B Album: Blacksummers’ Night, Maxwell

Contemporary R&B Album: I Am…Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé


Female Country Vocal Performance: “White Horse,” Taylor Swift

Male Country Vocal Performance: “Sweet Thing,” Keith Urban

Country Song: “White Horse,” Taylor Swift

Country Collaboration With Vocals: “I Told You So,” Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis

Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Lady Antebellum, “I Run to You”

Country Instrumental Performance: “Producer’s Medley,” Steve Wariner


Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: “Crack a Bottle,” Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent

Rap Song: “Run This Town,” Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West

Rap Album: Relapse, Eminem

Rap Solo Performance: Jay-Z, “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”

Urban/Alternative Performance: India.Arie and Dobet Gnahore, “Pearls”
Caleb Followill, Kings Of Leon Dove Shore/Getty Images


Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Bruce Springsteen, “Working on a Dream”

Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Kings of Leon, “Use Somebody”

Rock Song: “Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon

Hard Rock Performance: AC/DC, “War Machine”

Metal Performance: Judas Priest, “Dissident Aggressor”

Rock Instrumental Performance: Jeff Beck, “A Day in the Life”


Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden, Michael Bublé

Pop Collaboration With Vocals: Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat, “Lucky”

Pop Instrumental Performance: Bela Fleck, “Throw Down Your Heart”

Pop Instrumental Album: Potato Hole, Booker T. Jones
Lady Gaga John Shearer/Getty Images


Dance Recording: “Poker Face,” Lady Gaga

Electronic/Dance Album: The Fame, Lady Gaga


Alternative Music Album: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, Phoenix

Americana Album: Electric Dirt, Levon Helm

Bluegrass Album: The Crow/New Songs for the Five-String Banjo, Steve Martin

Traditional Blues Album: A Stranger Here, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

Contemporary Blues Album: Already Free, The Derek Trucks Band

Traditional Folk Album: High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project, Loudon Wainwright III

Contemporary Folk Album: Townes, Steve Earle

Hawaiian Music Album: Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 2, Various Artists

Native American Music Album: Spirit Wind North, Bill Miller

Zydeco or Cajun Music Album: Lay Your Burden Down, Buckwheat Zydeco

Reggae Album: Mind Control—Acoustic, Stephen Marley

Traditional World Music Album: Douga Mansa, Mamadou Diabate

Contemporary World Music Album: Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3—Africa Sessions, Béla Fleck

New Age Album: Prayer for Compassion, David Darling


Short Form Music Video: “Boom Boom Pow,” The Black Eyed Peas

Long Form Music Video: “The Beatles Love—All Together Now,” Various Artists

Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Story Telling): Always Looking Up, Michael J. Fox

Musical Show Album: West Side Story

Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Slumdog Millionaire

Score Soundtrack Album tor Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Up, Michael Giacchino

Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: “Jai Ho” (from Slumdog Millionaire), A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer and Vijay Prakash

Instrumental Composition: Married Life (from Up), Michael Giacchino

Instrumental Arrangement: “West Side Story Medley,” Bill Cunliffe


Gospel Performance: “Wait on the Lord,” Donnie McClurkin featuring Karen Clark Sheard

Gospel Song: “God in Me,” Mary Mary featuring Kierra “KiKi” Sheard

Rock or Rap Gospel Album: Live Revelations, Third Day

Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: The Power of One, Israel Houghton

Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album: Jason Crabb, Jason Crabb

Traditional Gospel Album: Oh Happy Day, Various Artists

Contemporary R&B Gospel Album: Audience of One, Heather Headley


Latin Pop Album: Sin Frenos, La Quinta Estación

Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album: Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo, Calle 13

Tropical Latin Album: Ciclos, Luis Enrique

Regional Mexican Album: Necesito De Ti, Vicente Fernández

Tejano Album: Borders y Bailes, Los Texmaniacs

Norteño Album: Tu Noche Con…Los Tigres Del Norte, Los Tigres Del Norte

Banda Album: Tu Esclavo y Amo, Lupillo Rivera



Contemporary Jazz Album: 75, Joe Zawinul & the Zawinul Syndicate

Jazz Vocal Album: Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman, Kurt Elling

Improvised Jazz Solo: “Dancin’ 4 Chicken,” Terence Blanchard, soloist

Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: Five Piece Band—Live, Chick Corea and John McLaughlin Five Peace Band

Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Book One, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Latin Jazz Album: Juntos Para Siempre, Bebo Valdés and Chucho Valdés


Engineered Album, Classical: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10, Michael Tilson Thomas and San Francisco Symphony

Producer of the Year, Classical: Steven Epstein

Classical Album: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10

Orchestral Performance: Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé

Opera Recording: Britten: Billy Budd, London Symphony Orchestra; Gentlemen of the London Symphony Chorus

Choral Performance: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10, Laura Claycomb, Anthony Dean Griffey, Elza van den Heever, Katarina Karnéus, Quinn Kelsey, James Morris, Yvonne Naef and Erin Wall; San Francisco Symphony; Pacific Boychoir, San Francisco Symphony Chorus and San Francisco Girls Chorus

Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra): Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3, Philharmonia Orchestra

Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra): Journey to the New World, Sharon Isbin

Chamber Music Performance: Intimate Letters, Emerson String Quartet

Small Ensemble Performance: Lang, David: The Little Match Girl Passion, Ars Nova Copenhagen & Theatre of Voices

Classical Vocal Performance: Renée Fleming, Verismo Arias

Classical Contemporary Composition: Higdon, Jennifer: Percussion Concerto, Jennifer Higdon

Classical Crossover Album: Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy and Peace, Yo-Yo Ma

Surround Sound Album: Transmigration, Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Choruses


Musical Album for Children: Family Time, Ziggy Marley

Spoken Word Album for Children: Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs, Buck Howdy


Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): “Quiet Nights,” Diana Krall

Recording Package: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, David Byrne and Brian Eno

Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Neil Young Archives Vol. I (1963–1972), Neil Young

Album Notes: The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946), Louis Armstrong

Historical Album: The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967), Little Walter

Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Ellipse, Imogen Heap

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Brendan O’Brien

Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: “When Love Takes Over” (Electro Extended Remix), David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland

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