Chris Brown Softens His Image by Becoming an Amateur Pit Bull Breeder

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Clearly not that keen to soften his image, Chris Brown has decided to become an inadvertent pit bull breeder. Rather than, you know, spay the pets he keeps at his mom's place, he's decided to sell the eight pups his dog had for $1,000-a-pop. Though Brown's mom Joyce is marketing them as "Chris Brown puppies" on Twitter, his rep, Maureen O'Connor, wants y'all to know it's not a new side business. This despite the fact there's actually a website devoted to the sale of said Chris Brown pups, where you can actually view them — be warned, they're pretty adorable. Interesting facts time! Because I'm not familiar with the breed, and they're so goddamn cute, I wanted to see if their aggressive reputation is deserved and stumbled upon this Wikipedia nugget: "The fighting reputation of pit bull-type dogs led the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1996 to relabel pit bull terriers as ‘St. Francis Terriers' so that they might be more readily adopted; 60 temperament-screened dogs were adopted until the program was halted after several of the newly adopted dogs killed cats." Chris Brown: kitty killer. [Washington Post, Ministry Of Gossip]


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Last night we heard that Rosie O'Donell thinks Lindsay Lohan is a terrible pick to play Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime movie Liz And Dick on account of her inability to stop partying, and now the film's producer has added to the pile-on and admits he thinks casting her is a gamble. "Lindsay Lohan may be the most insured actress that ever walked on a soundstage, for this movie," said Larry Thompson. "We've tried to anticipate a lot of things. We hope none of them happen." Adding that Lohan's contract has "three pages of what-ifs," they even inexplicably moved the location from Canada to Los Angeles to prevent some partying-related risk. Because, you know, LA is such a sleepy ol' town. "We thought we'd maybe minimize some risk by shooting here in LA," he said. "We have the illusion that maybe we can control the situation a bit better ... Now if I learn to regret it, sitting here today I think it is still — for the movie — a great risk to run." Nice save (not really)! [Vulture]

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It seems like only yesterday that he was fighting with his sister on one of the first reality shows set to doom TV dramas forever, but now Jack Osbourne is all grown up – as evidenced by the kid his fiancée Lisa Stelly just had. Though I've always found it weird to talk about a baby's weight, she came in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces and they called her Pearl. "Today I witnessed my first grandchild being born, life changing experience," tweeted Sharon Osbourne. "She is an angel." [Page Six]

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Aspiring MILF connoisseur Zac Efron laid it on pretty thick when describing how hot it was to film sex scenes with his Paperboy co-star, Nicole Kidman. "It was everything you dreamed of," he said. "She was such a lovely person. I pinched myself every day, especially after doing love scenes with Nicole Kidman. Nicole is so gorgeous!" [Us]

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The former porn actor boyfriends of designers always bring it in the drama department, and Calvin Klein's plaything Nick Gruber is certainly holding up his end of the bargain. Bringing some guy called Calvin Swint back to his Greenwich Street penthouse, they got into a fight at 4:20am – a time when only magic happens – with cops being called when Gruber punched Swint. When police arrived they found some coke on Gruber, who also cleverly resisted arrest. He's currently broiling in a prison cell. See what I mean re: bringing it? [Page Six]

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  • Movie make-up teams are rolling their eyes at news Scarlett Johansson got an I [heart] New York tattoo in her wrist. [Page Six]
  • Katy Perry and her new boyfriend Robert Ackroyd are continuing to fuck their way across the USA, popping up at the Chateau Marmont for some air last night. [Page Six]
  • Appearing before a parliamentary committee in London to discuss his own experience of addiction, Russell Brand says he thinks that drugs should be legalized. "I'm not a legal expert. I'm saying that, to a drug addict, the legal aspect is irrelevant. If you need to get drugs, you will," he said. "The criminal and legal status, I think, sends the wrong message. Being arrested isn't a lesson, it's just an administrative blip." [NYDN]
  • While the horror of childbirth brings about the very real possibility that your vagina will require stitches, Jessica Simpson believes that fashion is key and is shopping around for a leopard print caftan. [NYDN]
  • Poor Jennifer Hudson had to keep her shit together in court as they recounted the murders of her mother, brother and nephew. [NYDN]
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  • John Cusack starred things up on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. [E!]
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  • If I had 14 children they'd eat from a trough and have group showers with the outdoor hose, hence why I don't have 14 children. But here are some photos of Octomom's unkempt home to gawk at. [TMZ]
  • This headline about Michael Fassbender riding bareback is very misleading. [Celebitchy]
  • Here are all the juicy details of the Kim Kardashian and Kanye West date no one really cares about. [Radar]
  • The keeper of Angelina Jolie's utuerus, her father Jon Voight, wants to shut that thing down. [Radar]

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Face facts - pitbull attacks are under reported because they happen in mostly poor neighborhoods where TV cameras seldom go. My dog (pomeranian mix) was attacked by a pit and the thing grabbed her neck and wouldn't let go. It was terrifying. When I told people about it I heard tons of awful stories back. One girl told me a baby in her building had been snatched and killed by a pit, another man told me two pit bulls in his neighborhood attacked a man. The man managed to get inside but the dogs flung themselves at the building to get at him until they were bloody. Everyone inside was terrified.

Pitbull terriers are terriers. Terriers nearly always attack other dogs and animals. It's in their makeup they were bread to be hunters. However, a little yorkshire terrier barking it's head off at another dog is not nearly so dangerous or frightening as a pit bull doing it.

These dogs are bred to be weapons and they terrorize poor neighborhoods. Yes it is the fault of their thug owners - but still. Frankly I don't think these dangerous dogs should be allowed out without a muzzle.