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Posted at 8:08 AM ET, 11/ 5/2009

Rihanna 'embarrassed' about love for Chris Brown

By Liz Kelly

Headlines: Rihanna tells Diane Saywer she's embarrassed about having loved Chris Brown; Brown tapes MTV interview.. ABC lands Janet Jackson interview... Michael Lohan releases tape of call from daughter Lindsay; the tapes, Lilo claims, are "from years ago" and asks for restraining order... Kim Kardashian punched in the face at charity boxing event... Kristen Stewart says anyone curious about her relationship with Robert Pattinson can "[Expletive] off"... Nicole Kidman heading to Kenya to advocate for abused women... Rep says Jeremy Piven was just kidding about the soy boobs... Elizabeth Hurley launches line of organic jerky... Ringo Starr's face seen in water droplet.

Pix: James Franco on "General Hospital."

Video: Angelina Jolie's "Salt" trailer premieres...

More: Taylor Swift "SNL" promos (slightly NSFW)... Mariah Carey tells Larry King she was emotionally abused.

Rumor Mill: Eddie Cibrian already stepping out on LeAnn Rimes?... Porn star claims Sandra Bullock is keeping her from seeing her daughter... Johnny Depp to play Tonto in "Lone Ranger" movie... Terrence Howard denies dating Taraji P. Henson... Julianne Moore headed to "30 Rock"?... David Hasselhoff off the wagon again?... Britney Spears spent $1.3 million on legal fees in the past seven months... Sean Penn's teen son won't face drug charges... Penny Marshall battling brain tumor?

Say What?
"I felt like I went to sleep as Rihanna and woke up as Britney Spears. That was the level of media chaos that happened the next day." -- Rihanna explains how her life changed following her assault by then-boyfriend Chris Brown.

Chat Day! Make plans to be at your desk at 2 p.m. ET for this week's Celebritology Live chat. Then, depending on your level of commitment, stick around for the "Lost" Hour at 3 p.m. ET.

By Liz Kelly  | November 5, 2009; 8:08 AM ET
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Was really hoping the Kim Kardashian link had a video to it that included the action...

Posted by: Osteph | November 5, 2009 8:32 AM | Report abuse

Angelina- the humanitarian, in yet another incredibly violent movie. Hard to even watch that trailer.

Osteph - YUCK. gross idea.

Nicole - be sure to tell those abused women you are advocating for that, although you have a "raw and dangerous" relationship with your own husband, that they should not emulate you.

Posted by: Amelia5 | November 5, 2009 8:46 AM | Report abuse

"Ringo Starr's face seen in water droplet."

For those of you who always thought Ringo was a drip.

Posted by: jes11 | November 5, 2009 9:01 AM | Report abuse

Apparently the scientists thought the drop looked by Pete Best, until they realized that no one knows who Pete Best is.

Elizabeth Hurley launches line of organic jerky...Now that's just a bunch of bull.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | November 5, 2009 9:11 AM | Report abuse

So what ailment will Jeremy Piven claim when he starts binging excessively on Liz Hurley's organic beef jerky?

"Ringo Starr's face seen in water droplet."
- I see Yoko. Totally Yoko.

Britney Spears spent $1.3 million on legal fees in the past seven months...
- She's like a one-woman economic stimulus package for the legal industry in LA.

Posted by: mdreader01 | November 5, 2009 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Free of the net nanny today, I can enjoy the train wreck that is When you click on Liz's Lindsay Lohan link, it takes you to

Lindsay Tells Lawyer: Muzzle My Dad!

Scroll down, and you get

Lindsay Not Running to Court Over Daddy

Do they have fistfights in the halls at TMZ like they do at the Washington Post?

Posted by: mdreader01 | November 5, 2009 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Sadly, you cannot get a restraining order just because you want someone to STFU. Otherwise, I got a list.

Boy, I long for the old days when all we had was "close friends" dishing on Michael Jackson.

Posted by: epjd | November 5, 2009 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Never thought I'd join team Lilo but Michael really needs to STFU! I can see why she feels a little threatened.

Rep says Jeremy Piven was just kidding about the soy boobs... You can all stop sending him those Manziers and Bro's.

I wonder what happened to the grad student who found Ringo Starr in a water droplet when his professor found out he was firing up the old electron microscope to look for Paul McCartney.

David Hasselhoff off the wagon again?... Seriously, was he ever on the wagon? How could you tell?

Posted by: hodie | November 5, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Watched the Salt trailer with the sound off. Why is it that all "professional" women in movies have long hair pony tails? Doesn't anyone in California know how actual professional women dress and wear their hair?

Jeremy Piven sans shirt and with a waxed chest and doughy composition has made me ill. That or the leftover Halloween candy.

Posted by: jelo97 | November 5, 2009 10:54 AM | Report abuse

That water droplet is SO not Ringo. Or Pete (good one, Dorkus!). Or Yoko. Besides, if it WERE Ringo, it'd be too busy not giving out autographs.

Anyway, it looks WAY more like Ricky Segall, around the time "The Partridge Family" jumped the shark. (Ooh. Just gave myself a shiver remembering him.)

On closer inspection, though, it could be that Osmond boy. You know who I mean. "The cute one" (Jay? Merrill? Donny?), circa 1970.

Or maybe either Gina Hecht during her "Mork and Mindy" days or Didi Conn circa "Benson." How old IS this water droplet anyway?

If I squint? Toni Tennille. No question.

But it ain't Ringo. THAT I know.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | November 5, 2009 11:10 AM | Report abuse

What do you mean, Kim wasn't on the undercard? What? You say it's beneath her? I say wait a year and reassess that statement.

Hodie, I had the same thought about The Hoff.

Posted by: northgs | November 5, 2009 11:14 AM | Report abuse

I haven't noticed an overabundance of ponytails on players of "professional" women in Hollywood movies, as compared to other films, but I don't get out much. Have you done any statistics on this, or you just sensitive to the issue?

Posted by: bobsewell | November 5, 2009 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Try every Sandra Bullock movie where she works in an office. Quite annoying troll boy.

Posted by: jelo97 | November 5, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

I also haven't noticed an overabundance of ponytails on professional women in films who AREN'T Sandra Bullock. Maybe she just likes ponytails. ...Maybe we're overthinking this.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | November 5, 2009 12:10 PM | Report abuse

"Every time I see your face
It reminds me of places we used to go.
Now all I've got is this water droplet
And I realize you're not coming back anymore."

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | November 5, 2009 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Apparently Nicole Kidman's mission to Africa involves teaching women how to engage in kinky sex without the violence.

"Me think-um Jerry Bruckheimer about to spoil Lone ranger legend, Kimosabe."

Jeremy Piven and David Hasselhoff walk into a bar. They order soy milk and Liz Hurley's jerky. Piven turns to Hoff and asks, "Does this soy mil make my boobs look big?" Hoff snarls, "If you wuz Kim Kardashian, I'd punch your lights out."

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | November 5, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

"Doesn't anyone in California know how actual professional women dress and wear their hair?" Raising hand, jelo ... I do. :-)

"gluteally gifted socialite" -- well, that pretty much describes Kim K.

And oh god, there's a brother too? How much does one family need to procreate? Vasectomy/tubal ligation, please!

Note to Leann Rimes AND Eddie Cibrian, since they both cheated on spouses to be with each other: If s/he'll do it with ya, s/he'll do it to ya.

Why does Rihanna KEEP talking about the whole Chris Brown debacle? She's not doing anything for domestic violence. That and the Gosselins are the stories that wouldn't die. Enough already!

Posted by: Californian11 | November 5, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Liz, can we get the Celebritology page NOT to play sound when it loads?

Posted by: Californian11 | November 5, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Be-ponytailed working women in films is a big gripe from the ladies on the Corporette blog. It seems to be a trend in movies the last 10 years or so. I just found that Angelina's blond braided ponytail was awfully conspicuous in that awful trailer. Maybe Bawlmer is right. Then again, maybe those who make films are sexy-ing up the corporate woman because they feel we are frumpy?? Jeeze, I am overthinking, but probably not.

And since Californian11 is a be-ponytailed pro lady, perhaps that is where Hollywood is getting its cues!

Posted by: jelo97 | November 5, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Sorry jelo, to clarify, I'm not be-ponytailed -- I meant I do know how professional women dress and wear their hair. Not a ponytail to be seen.

Posted by: Californian11 | November 5, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Rihanna keeps talking about the abuse because without it, she's back to waking up as Rihanna again -- i.e., a B-list pop tart with no discernible talent who owes her hit record to being a protege of one of those interchangeable hip-hop dudes (PuffyDude, KanyeDude, Jay.Z.Dude, etc.). Just a theory.

-The Poster Formerly Known as Snarky Squirrel (who only wears ponytails at the beach)

Posted by: 7900rmc | November 5, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

I think how you dress and wear your hair depends on your industry and individual work environments and somewhat your age. I worked in a brokerage house in San Francisco from age 17-21 when I wasn't in school--The men wore $3000 suits and the women wore as nice business to business casual as they could afford, and I often wore my hair in a ponytail--not the high flouncy one, but pulled back. It was more professional looking than wearing it down (it's longer than shoulder length) and I wouldn't have been caught dead with a bun. When I worked at 20th Century Fox in their corporate offices, dress was about the same as a brokerage house. The production companies I've worked at either have an air of "we're a business" or "we're artists" and dress is in accord--often depending on how visible the office is to outside influence (like investors, studio execs, etc.) On the movie I'm working now, I wear sweats or yoga pants and my hair is in a ponytail right now--it's an eco-documentary for a non-profit, everyone is pretty down to earth. Not to mention we're all putting in insane hours trying to get it done, so comfort is more important than appearance.

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | November 5, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Yep, s_cat, that was why I put "professional" in quotes above. It's a somewhat vague term. I'd guess that something like 25%-35% of the women under forty with whom I work and/or socialize, and who I'd consider to have more-or-less "professional" jobs, wear their hair in some variation of a ponytail at least occasionally.

And I'd have to disagree with the characterization of Sandra Bullock as an annoying trollboy. Or is that a style of ponytail with which I'm unfamiliar?

Posted by: bobsewell | November 5, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Sandra is just annoying period. But since I started the ponytail-thing--I am referring to office-y, CEO, or lawyer-y roles for women with the long, high-swingy ponytail. s_cat's low ponytail does not convey frivolity and girlishness the way a high-bouncy ponytail does. Low ponies can look elegant and sleek and professional. The high-swingy pony is just not something you see in your more serious-business type office. Just an observation.

Posted by: jelo97 | November 5, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Be it professional or unprofessional, I wish I had cranial hair to grow a ponytail.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | November 5, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Are you sporting the skullet 'quatch?

Posted by: jelo97 | November 5, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

I also wear my hair in a low ponytail at the nape of the neck- maybe it just doesn't register as unusual. Then again, I used to work in labs, where women (and a surprising number of men!) had to tie their hair back for safety reasons- loose or low styles were very unusual. Nothing ruins your day like leaning too far over the alcohol lamp and setting your bangs on fire.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | November 5, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to regret asking this, but...when a Sasquatch suffers from male pattern baldness, does it only affect the head?

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | November 5, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

As a professional who's worked in some very conservative corporate environments, a pony tail is often my hairstyle of choice. I dont' know if I every paid close enough attention to call it high or low, it is rairly 'sleek' because (for my hair) that requires a bunch of work and equipment that can give you a burn if used improperly. I also wear my hear in a casual version of a french twist, where it is twisted up with the curly left overs spilling over the top as opposed to tucked in to the twist.

I've never had anyone say my hair is inappropriate or unprofessional and it hasn't stopped me from scootching right up the ladder.

And DC is the most boring and fashion conservative of the professional cities...

Posted by: LTL1 | November 5, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

PS for the love of mittens - double ditto on the request to not have auto play/sound start up as we sneakily pull up our favorite web page while at work....

Posted by: LTL1 | November 5, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, jelo, it's skullet time for me. This is a picture of me in my younger daze, back when I had some cranial hair. As you can see, my hairline started going North some time ago.

Bawlmer, there are some questions that should not be asked, because the answers are too horrible to comprehend.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | November 5, 2009 5:15 PM | Report abuse

"And DC is the most boring and fashion conservative of the professional cities..."

I haven't been to DC for a couple years now (love that city) but my parents just returned and said everyone, male and female, appeared to be wearing a black suit w/ white shirt. Is that the cool uniform nowadays?

Posted by: Californian11 | November 5, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

LTL1 your casual updo sounds like every one else in my generation (20s-30s), including me. A friend recently told me that her mother and another older coworker took exception to the look as sloppy. Like "Oh, that's that girl who looks so pulled together apart from when she piles her hair on top of her head." Ah, well.

Posted by: Roxie1 | November 5, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

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