Rihanna duets with Chris Brown

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Rihanna explained why she chose to record two duets with Chris Brown, the man who beat her up three years ago.

She said: ‘I thought about rappers, and I’ve done that so many times, and the hottest r’n’b artist out right now is Chris Brown. So I wanted him on the track.’ She also says her rear used to be her favourite part of her body, and she’s ‘eating everything’ in the hope of restoring her bottom to its former voluptuous glory. This is really going to endear her to women. ‘Ladies, I’m eating everything I want because my bum is too small.’ How will they like that?

Dizzee Rascal is desperate to land tickets for the London Olympics this summer because a childhood pal is set to compete. The Bonkers star grew up in the British capital with sprinter Rikki Fifton, who hopes to represent Team Great Britain against Jamaican hero Usain Bolt.

Keith Richards has paved the way for a Rolling Stones tour by patching-up his differences with Sir Mick Jagger after poking fun at the frontman in his memoir. Richards said: ‘He [Jagger] and I have had conversations over the last year of a kind we have not had for an extremely long time and that has been incredibly important to me. As far as the book goes, it was my story and it was very raw, as I meant it to be, but I know that some parts of it and some of the publicity really offended Mick and I regret that.’

Annie Lennox has spoken of her desire to tackle child poverty in the west coast of Scotland alongside poverty in Africa. Some of the kids in the West of Scotland face a lifetime of terrible poverty, especially if they sign a youth team contract with Glasgow Rangers.

JLS have reportedly been banned from staying at hotels near their current tour venues because their fans go there and trash the places. That’s what I call lazy, a band getting their fans to smash up hotel rooms for them.

Finally this week, Smooth Operator singer Sade has beaten Adele and Take That to be Britain’s biggest music export in the US, raking in $16.4 million (£10.3 million) last year.

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