Chris Brown Got a Cut on His Chin After a Huge Nightclub Brawl That Somehow Involved Drake and Meek Mill
CHRIS BROWN ended up with a nasty gash on his chin after a crazy nightclub brawl early yesterday morning that somehow involved DRAKE and rapper MEEK MILL.
--Here's what we know:
--Brown was with his crew in the VIP section of a Manhattan club called W.i.P. Drake and Meek Mill were hanging at another table.
--Brown sent a bottle of champagne to Drake's table . . . and that's when things got crazy. It's also where the details get sketchy.
--According to some reports, Drake sent the bottle back along with a note that said, quote, "I'm [effing] the love of your life, deal with it." That was obviously a reference to RIHANNA. Drake dated her for a while after Brown beat her up in 2009.
--Some people claim that Drake then went to Brown's table, where words were exchanged. Then Drake punched Brown in the face and cracked him with the bottle, cutting his chin.
--From there, both guys' entourages went at each other and tore the club apart.
--The brawl broke out sometime after 4:00 in the morning. Police were called, but by the time they got there, Brown, Drake and Meek Mill were all gone.
--About five people were injured in the fight, and at least two of them ended up with gnarly head injuries.
--One of Brown's bodyguards got gashed pretty good. And a female tourist from Australia who just happened to be in the club at the time got hit in the head with a stray bottle. She ended up getting stitches at a nearby hospital.
--After the fight, Brown Tweeted a picture of the cut on his chin, along with the message, quote, "How u party wit rich [N-words] that hate? Lol. Throwing bottles like girls? #shameonya!" He later removed the picture.
--Chris' rep released the following statement yesterday . . . quote, "Chris, Karrueche [Tran] and his friends were victims of a brutal attack last night at WIP. They sustained several injuries.
--"Chris and his party are cooperating with New York authorities who are pursuing this incident further."
--Drake's rep says Drake was NOT involved in the scuffle. He said, quote, "Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.i.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began.
--"He did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property."
--There ARE reports that Drake got both entourages all worked up, but TOOK OFF before any actual fighting started. Some say it was actually Meek Mill who went over to Brown's table and cracked him.
--But yesterday, Brown Tweeted, quote, "Me and @MeekMill ain't on that bull[crap]. Real respect Real…." And Meek Tweeted that he, quote, "wasn't even really in" the fight.
Simon Cowell Says Britney Spears Isn't Unstable . . . He Is
Is BRITNEY SPEARS too unstable to judge "X Factor"? It's becoming the biggest question of our time. Here's the latest:
--When questioned by the paparazzi, SIMON COWELL said, quote, "No, she's not unstable. I'm the one who's unstable! She's working out great. All these reports that we've fallen out are nonsense. She's doing a great job . . . she's a tough judge."
Kevin Costner Defeated Stephen Baldwin in That Court Case Over Costner's Oil Spill Cleanup Device
KEVIN COSTNER has defeated STEPHEN BALDWIN in a court case that started with the BP oil spill.
--As you may recall, Costner is heavily invested in the manufacturer of a device that cleans up oil spills.
--Baldwin was invested in that company, too. But he claims Costner DUPED him into selling his shares right before the company scored a $52 million contract to help clean up the BP spill.
--He and another defendant sued Costner for $17 million. The case went to trial, and yesterday a verdict was reached. Costner won. He said, quote, "My name means more to me than money and that's why we didn't settle."
R. Kelly Owes $4.8 Million in Back Taxes
The IRS is after R. KELLY for $4.8 MILLION in back taxes. They say he owes for every year from 2005 to 2010.
--Kelly's rep says, quote, "R. Kelly is in the process of working everything out with the government and is confident that all his obligations will be satisfied."
Fans Are Giving Robert Pattinson Toothpicks to Help Him Quit Smoking
Ever since ROBERT PATTINSON quit smoking, fans have been giving him TOOTHPICKS to help him deal.
--In an interview that was just published in the British edition of "GQ", Rob said, quote, "I quit smoking the other day and didn't even really [realize] that I'd said anything about it. I've been chewing these [effing] toothpicks all the time.
--"Someone noticed in Cannes and literally the next day in Lisbon, then in Paris and in Berlin there were about 20 people on the red carpet giving me huge amounts of toothpicks. Thousands of them.
--"It's funny: there are certain things that get picked up on really quickly . . . I don't even remember saying it in an interview but I must have said it somewhere. That was kind of strange."
New Movies This Weekend: Tom Cruise in "Rock of Ages", and an Adam Sandler Father's Day Comedy:
#1.) "Rock of Ages" (PG-13)
It's a movie version of the Broadway musical, based on the rock and hair-band music of the '80s and directed by the guy who did "Hairspray".
--Tom Cruise plays a rock star doing a farewell concert at the club where his career began, to keep it from being shut down. And he does all his own singing.
#2.) "That's My Boy" (R)
Just in time for Father's Day, Adam Sandler plays a guy who impregnated his teacher when he was 13. After he gets in trouble with the IRS, he reconnects with the son they created. Andy Samberg from "SNL" plays his son.