A mind might be a terrible thing to waste, but that doesn’t mean Chris Brown is about to hit the books.
Rumors that Chris was enrolling at Norfolk State University flew after he was seen on campus this weekend. But he wasn’t there to sign up for classes, TMZ.com reports.
The singer and his mom were actually there for a private tour of the campus with his cousin who will be going to NSU in the fall. Supposedly, Chris got the cold shoulder from the campus.
"People know what’s going on with him, and they were not paying him much attention at all,” a source told TMZ.com.
Maybe Chris can help his cousin pick out some stuff for the dorm.
While we’re on the topic of housing, Rihanna was spotted looking for a new place in the Hollywood Hills on Monday, according to X17 Online.
She checked out several mansions, including Christina Aguilera’s old place. If Rihanna moves in, she’ll have neighbors who are no stranger to the spotlight. Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie all have homes in the area.
It might be a good place for her since the house is located just minutes from some of Los Angeles’ best shopping.
Hopefully she can also get a little privacy at her new place, or at least more than she got after TMZ leaked a picture of her injuries last month.
The release of that picture has caused some major problems in Chris’ case. At one point, it seemed that picture would have made pressing charges against him almost impossible. Now, Stoparazzi (an anti-paparazzi group) is using the picture to petition for a measure called “Rihanna’s Law.” If passed, the law would make leaking, distributing and publishing private crime pictures illegal regardless of whether the pictures were paid for.
The Los Angeles District Attorney was eventually able to build a case against Chris, and he was slapped with two felony charges as a result. His arraignment is set for April 6, and singer Tyrese Gibson told People.com that the case is really starting to get to Chris.
"Although he appears to be really strong through all of this, it’s really taking a toll on his spirit," he said. "It’s really hard for him to focus right now on his music, even though he really wants to."
Even though he’s supporting Chris through this situation, he doesn’t want people to think that he supports what happened.
“At the end of the day, I’m not trying to justify it because wrong is wrong,” said Tyrese, “but unfortunately, us as entertainers, we have to grow up onstage with a lot of people looking at us."
Meanwhile, the incident that sparked this whole legal drama has inspired a graphic public service announcement reenacting what happened on February 8.
– Sonya Eskridge