So at last, at last for real this time, the whole Rihanna/Chris Brown brouhaha is over. Brown was sentenced yesterday to 5 years’ probation and 6 months community labour and ordered to stay away from Rihanna for the next five years.
The sentence was the culmination of his plea deal and marked the end of the whole sad, ugly mess that started in the wee hours of February 8th.
Or did it?
Some interesting details came out in his probation report which confirmed some things that have been whispered about but not mentioned out loud way before he beat Rihanna on the night before the Grammies.
From the UK’s Daily Mail:
A probation report prepared for Tuesday’s sentencing describes two previous violent incidents.
It said the first happened about three months before the February beating while the couple was traveling in Europe; Rihanna slapped Brown during an argument, and he shoved her into a wall.
In the second instance, Brown allegedly broke the front and passenger side windows on a Range Rover they were driving while visiting Barbados, Rihanna’s home country. Neither attack was reported, the probation report states.
The whole of Barbados knew about the second incident – it was the talk of the island when it happened last summer, particularly since they apparently had their fight on a public road in full view of plenty of gypsy Bajans.
The first incident will give fodder to the crazy Chris Brown stans out there – it’s sure to be the life line they have been waiting for in their blazing hatred of Ri-Ri and they will hang on to it as if it justifies what Chris did to her.
Anyhoo… on to more positive news.
Islandista singer and X-Factor reality show winner Alexandra Burke celebrated her 21st birthday last night in style.
Alex had a dinner party with friends and family at the exclusive Nobu Berkeley in London’s ritzy Mayfair district before moving the party on to Shoreditch House.
And she looked fabulous while doing so, starting out in a black satin tunic dress and pleather leggings for the dinner and changing into a sexy black satin minidress with ruffled cap sleeves for the partying.
She accessorised it all with plenty of birthday prezzies – a quilted Chanel handbag that was a gift from Simon Cowell and a hot pair of wine-coloured Christian Louboutin Décolleté 100 Jazz pumps that she bought with birthday money.
Other birthday treats were a grey Tabitha bag from Dannii Minogue, a Tiffany ring, Louis Vuitton bag, Stella McCartney clothing and best of all a £5,000 luxury holiday to the Constance Lemuria resort in the Seychelles – the last gift compliments her X-Factor mentor, Cheryl Cole!
With all of that, plus a million-pound record contract, we know it had be a happy birthday for you Miss Alex!