Category: Alter Ego

Chris Brown tweets about 'Good Morning America' outburst

Chris Brown on Good Morning America Chris Brown allegedly stormed off stage and shattered a window in his dressing room after a "Good Morning America" interview with Robin Roberts, who continued to question the singer about the criminal case involving his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

"What's going on now is recently the restraining order has been relaxed," Roberts said in the interview, referring to the order placed on Brown after the 2009 altercation that left his then-girlfriend bloody and bruised. "Have you all seen each other, been around each other?"

"I mean, not really," Brown said. "It's not really a big deal to me now as far as that situation. I think I'm past that in my life. I think today's the album day so that's what I'm focused on. So, everybody go get that album."

The singer's album "F.A.M.E." went on sale Tuesday and Brown, showing off bleached-blond hair and tattoo sleeves on both arms, told Roberts that the acronym stood for "forgive all my enemies" -- which prompted her to bring up the Rihanna issue again. "It was very serious what you went through ... how have you been able to put that ..."

"I've been focusing on this album," Brown responded, cutting her off. "I think this album is what I want people to hear and really get into. So definitely this album is what I [want] them to talk about, not the stuff that happened two years ago."

After the 21-year-old performed his new single, "Yeah 3x," he reportedly stormed off the stage.

"Once backstage, according to insiders, Brown stormed into his dressing room and started screaming and tearing the room apart," ABC reported. "Workers in the building called security. Before they arrived, insiders say Brown smashed a window in his dressing room, with the glass shattering and falling onto 43rd and Broadway."

"I'm so over people bringing this ... up!!!" Brown tweeted at 9:49 a.m. EDT, "Yet we praise Charlie
and other celebs for there [behavior]." But the tweet was quickly removed. 

Perhaps the image makeover stopped at the hair and tats?


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-- Nardine Saad

Photo: Chris Brown on ABC's "Good Morning America" Tuesday. Credit: Ida Mae Brown / ABC / Reuters

Lady Gaga, Beyonce world premiere their 'Telephone' video

Telephone1 It's like Christmas morning here at the Ministry -- Lady Gaga and Beyonce have unveiled the music video for their latest collaboration, "Telephone," directed by Jonas Akerlund. Gaga beyonce telephone Where to begin with such a visual feast, packed with fantastic fashion, girl fights, poisoned diner food, an army of headpieces and lots of Gaga goodness?

We gave you a taste a few weeks ago; now you can devour the full clip (like the apple fritter the girls feast on in the vid). [Updated at 9:08 a.m., March 12: The edited version of the video wasn't quite as edited as we needed it to be for embedding here, but here's a link for now.] We're partial to Gaga's pet name for Beyonce ("Honey Bee"), the cameos from Tyrese Gibson and Jai Rodriguez, and the early confirmation that Gaga does not, in fact, have boy parts.

And that's to name only a few.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo credits: Interscope Records

Telephone2 Related Beyonce and Lady Gaga dispatches from the Ministry of Gossip:

Beyonce and Lady Gaga meet again! First images surface from 'Telephone' video shoot

Jay-Z, Beyonce get a White House visit with Obama

Lady Gaga honors Alexander McQueen at Brits; hanging confirmed as cause of designer's death

Miss Piggy going Gaga in Jason Segel's 'Muppets' project?

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Art imitating Rob Weiss: 'Entourage' archetype knows 'How to Make It in America'

Rob weiss entourage 2 Rob Weiss may be a fresh face, but fans of "Entourage" know him well already -- his life experiences have been fodder for essential parts of HBO's zeitgeist Hollywood hit.

Now his upstart years in New York are the focus of the network's new series "How to Make It in America." 

I caught up with the writer-director-executive producer to discuss his on-screen alter egos, his unique break into Hollywood and the shows that echo his real life.

Here are the Rob Weiss essentials:

He's Billy Walsh: Weiss is the inspiration for actor Rhys Corio's popular "Entourage" character, director-on-the-verge Billy Walsh, the man behind the show's smash-flop "Medellin." In real life, Weiss' 1993 festival hit "Amongst Friends" catapulted him to the major leagues, but with no sea legs for showbiz, he was quite the untamed auteur.

"The crazy director part is true. I had a lot of manic episodes in my early 20s," he said. "It's not as bad, but I'm still a perfectionist in a lot of ways."

He's the hustle in 'How to Make It': Brian Greenberg plays a cute-but-tough downtown NYC type, with DNA that's pure Weiss ambition. "The new show, it's the hustle that's most relatable to me. I was always looking to make a buck as a kid," he said. "I had the arts background but I ran with hustlers."

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Lola revealed: Jennifer Lopez is 'Fresh Out the Oven'

Jlo Looks like Jennifer Lopez has finally shelved that maternal glow for something hotter -- the Latina diva's newest music video dropped today, and Perez Hilton has the full clip.

In the Jonas Akerlund-directed effort, Lopez unveils her alter ego Lola -- a curvy temptress with razor-cut blond locks, blood-red lips and Christian Louboutin rocker boots.

(The nickname is from husband Marc Anthony.)

With raunchy rapper Pitbull, Lopez encourages us to "break it off" here and there while sampling her sweet sugar loving. The good news is that Lopez gets back to her roots as a dancer, bringing a serious breakdown in a leopard body suit.

The bad? We've played the alter-ego game before, and nobody does it better than Sasha Fierce.

Beyoncé's business over the past year is booming thanks to the avant-garde Sasha.

Check out her handiwork in the hard chic video for "Diva," below, then, in comments, tell us who you think is best!

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Jennifer Lopez, a.k.a. Lola, in preheat mode ahead of the release of her video "Fresh Out the Oven." The pic's from Oct. 27, 2009, in L.A. Credit: Paul Buck / European Pressphoto Agency

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Russian billionaire makes Jay-Z and Beyoncé look cheap

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