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Rihanna Breaks Silence About Chris Brown | Rihanna

Rihanna Breaks Silence About Chris Brown

Originally posted 11/02/2009 10:00PM

Nine months after her fight with Chris Brown, Rihanna finally opens up about the night that left her bruised and bloody.

"This happened to me. … It can happen to anyone," the singer, 21, tells Diane Sawyer in an interview airing Thursday on Good Morning America and on 20/20 on Friday.

Rihanna says it was particularly difficult because of the special place Brown held in her heart: "He was definitely my first big love."

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Taylor Swift: Will SNL Send Her to ER? | Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift: Will SNL Send Her to ER?

Originally posted 11/02/2009 06:45PM

After being rudely interrupted by Kanye West onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards, it would seem that Taylor Swift should be ready for anything on live television.

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Who Wears His Wings Better: Doug Reinhardt or Nick Cannon? | Nick Cannon

Who Wears His Wings Better: Doug Reinhardt or Nick Cannon?

Originally posted 11/02/2009 06:25PM

Two of Hollywood's hottest other-halves – Paris Hilton's beau and Mariah Carey's husband – stole the limelight by donning wings designed to send hearts a-fluttering

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Mariah Carey on Her Precious Make-Under: I Felt Rancid | Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey on Her Precious Make-Under: I Felt Rancid

Originally posted 11/02/2009 05:10PM

Although it took time to adjust to the lack of grooming, Carey said the look helped her achieve a performance that's now garnering glowing reviews

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Jessica Simpson Calls Melrose Place 'Crap' | Ashlee Simpson, Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson Calls Melrose Place 'Crap'

Originally posted 11/02/2009 04:40PM

Guess Jessica Simpson isn't a Melrose Place fan – at least not anymore!

After the recent news that her sister, Ashlee, had been cut from the CW drama, the singer blasted the show on her official Twitter page. "CW catching up on MP," Simpson Tweeted on Sunday night. "Who writes this crap? i have had bad scripts to work with, but this? thank God my sister is amazing and got you some press."

For her part, Simpson-Wentz was more measured when discussing her character's fate.

"Having the chance to play Violet on Melrose Place has been a thrill," she said in a statement. "Although I always knew her story would come to a final, insanely unpredictable end, playing a creepy, unstable character was something I always wanted to do, so I jumped at the chance. Thanks to the CW and the entire cast and crew of Melrose Place for allowing me this opportunity."

In a recent poll, 67 percent of PEOPLE.com readers said they wouldn't miss Simpson-Wentz on the TV show.

Jessica Simpson's rep had no comment.

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POLL: Sexiest Men of the World Series

POLL: Sexiest Men of the World Series

Originally posted 11/02/2009 03:40PM

Forget home runs, some of the baseball stars slugging it out in this year's World Series are just worth taking home!

Two of the Philadelphia Phillies hotties turning heads this season are 30-year-old Chase Utley at second base and pitcher Cole Hamels, 25. Sorry, ladies, they both may be easy on the eyes, but they're spoken for.

Utley married college sweetheart (and fellow animal lover) Jennifer Cooper in 2007. He hails from California and comes up to bat to the song "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin.

Hamels's wife may be familiar to Survivor fans – Heidi Strobel was a contestant on the sixth season of the reality show. The couple just welcomed their first child, son Caleb Michael, on Oct. 9.

As for two of the Yankees studs – shortstop Derek Jeter, 35, and third baseman Alex Rodriguez, 34 – neither are currently sporting a ring!

Jeter, who has been linked to Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly, became the Yankees' all-time hits leader last month, passing Lou Gehrig's record of 2,721 hits. He is no stranger to the spotlight, appearing in multiple endorsements and championing a foundation to keep teens off drugs and alcohol.

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Louie Vito 'Bummed' to Be Off Dancing with the Stars

Louie Vito 'Bummed' to Be Off Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 11/02/2009 03:15PM

After getting eliminated, he took partner Chelsie Hightower snowboarding

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SNEAK PEEK: Whitney's New Guy Has a Girlfriend

SNEAK PEEK: Whitney's New Guy Has a Girlfriend

Originally posted 11/02/2009 03:00PM

The star of The City confronts Freddie in a clip from Tuesday's episode


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Blake Lively 'Dresses Just Like Serena' | Blake Lively

Blake Lively 'Dresses Just Like Serena'

Originally posted 11/02/2009 02:45PM

the Gossip Girl admits her signature style is just like her character's because she owns "half her wardrobe"

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Gisele Bündchen Passes Written Exam for Pilot's License

Gisele Bündchen Passes Written Exam for Pilot's License

Originally posted 11/02/2009 02:35PM

Gisele Bündchen may only have one month to go before her due date to give birth, but that's not stopping the supermodel from trying to finish the requirements for her pilot's license.

"Gisele hasn't finished her license yet, but she did pass her written exam," says Keith Douglass, president of Shoreline Aviation, a company that provides private jets and aviation lessons. "Now, there's one more step along the way, the practical exam [in the air], which is coming up in another week."

Bündchen, 29, who is expecting her first child with husband Tom Brady, 32, "has been doing an excellent job," Douglass adds. "She's very dedicated. She flies at least three days a week. Flying a helicopter isn't easy – it's a handful, because you can't stop flying and just cruise, but she's doing great."

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