News: Chris Brown & Rihanna "Love in Trouble" TV Special To Air Next Week
Friday, Feb 13, 2009 5:35PM
Less than a week since Chris Brown and Rihanna's alleged domestic dispute, MTV has reportedly announced plans to broadcast a special analyzing the young singers' break-up.
The televised 30-minute program will focus on the post-effects stemming from the couple's publicized legal drama.
A statement from the network reads: "MTV News has gathered journalists and industry professionals - as well as an in-studio audience of young fans - to provide insight and commentary about what the incident means for both artists' careers and lives, and society in general." The special airs Monday, February 16th at 6PM. (Hollyscoop)
Artists close to both entertainers have reacted to the rumors including singer John Legend.
"I know both of them. I was surprised when I heard because it doesn't strike me as something Chris would do," Legend told People. "You never know what's inside people or what can trigger that...It's an awful story [and] I feel terrible for both of them but if Chris did what they said he did, that's unacceptable. He has to accept the consequences of it." (People)
Early reports claimed the alleged fight was over British singer Leona Lewis, however, her spokeswoman Sarah Weinstein has denied these claims.
"Leona was seated with her family and long-term boyfriend Lou Al-Chamaa at a table near Rihanna and Chris at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party," she said. "Chris was introduced to Leona by Rihanna. She said something like 'hello' and they chatted for a couple of minutes. Leona ... had nothing whatsoever to do with any argument that may have ensued between Chris and Rihanna...Any allegations that the pair had flirted are completely false." (ABC News)
Brown has reportedly been speaking with his family to plan out his next move.
An unnamed source claims Brown told his family and friends that he and Rihanna have "officially broken up". Brown does not think Rihanna will seek charges against him and that he will NOT go to jail. Instead, Brown thinks he'll face fines. (Radar Online)