artchrisbrownlarrykingcnnChris Brown Says He Still Loves Rihanna
Pop star Chris Brown has admitted guilt and apologized for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in February, but he does not remember hitting the singer, he told CNN’s Larry King. Looking at police reports about the incident makes him feel like he’s reading about a stranger, Brown said in his first television interview since the arrest. “I’m in shock, because, first of all, that’s not who I am as a person, and that’s not who I promise I want to be,” he said in an exclusive interview that airs Wednesday night. “I just don’t know what to think. I’m just like, wow,” Brown said. “It’s crazy to me.” Brown, 20, said he still loves singer Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty. But, he added, it is tough for him to look at the photo showing Rihanna’s battered face, the one image that might haunt and define him forever. (Continue Reading…)

Michael Jackson Hoax was ‘Experiment,’ Broadcaster Says
A hoax video purporting to show Michael Jackson hopping out of a coroner’s van alive was produced by a German television station as an experiment, the broadcaster told CNN Monday. t was made to show how easy it is to spread rumors online, said Heike Schultz, a spokeswoman for RTL, the leading private broadcaster in Germany. “We sent out a press release before we did the video to alert everyone that it was fake, but once posted it spread really fast,” she said. More than 880,000 people have clicked on the most popular version of the video on YouTube, posted by a user using the name “michaeljacksonhoax” under the title “Michael Jackson alive?! Seen coming out of coroner’s van!” Nearly 3,600 people have commented on the video. (Continue Reading…)

After 35 Years, Next Atlanta Mayor Could Be White
The city that became a post-civil rights movement emblem of the political power held by African-Americans could have a white mayor for the first time in a generation — a possibility that has some in the black community scrambling to hold on to City Hall. Atlanta Councilwoman Mary Norwood, who is white, is one of the front-runners for the Nov. 3 election, along with City Council President Lisa Borders and state Sen. Kasim Reed, both of whom are black. All three have bristled at a racially charged e-mail circulated by a black leadership group calling for Norwood’s defeat before a possible runoff. If the black candidates split the African-American vote, Norwood may find herself in a runoff. (Continue Reading…)

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