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Chris Brown/Rihanna mess keeps getting worse

" human beings we are capable of making sense of situations based on the thinnest slice of experience."

Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and The Tipping Point.

WHAT A MESS: The Chris Brown/Rihanna thing is continuing to have its own life. The singing duo apparently had a fight that got really violent and public over the weekend, leaving Rihanna injured and Brown under arrest. Apparently they were fighting in the street, she was injured, and Brown's already losing endorsements. Not good. (RL)

REKINDLING THE KINDLE: Amazon is remaking its Kindle to address some concerns about its accessibility, and convinced that people really do want to read books on screens. Trees everywhere breathed a sigh of relief. (RL)

WEIRD GRAMMYS: From Chris Brown being arrested for allegedly assaulting Rihanna to Coldplay almost being served court papers on the red carpet, this year's Grammys Sunday night were, well, strange. Also, oldie moldies like Whitney Houston and Paul McCartney performed, for what it's worth. And Stevie Wonder played with the Jonas Brothers. Odd. (RL)

LET'S GET READY TO RUMBA: Want to see Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson take on fomer NFL star Lawrence Taylor? You'll get your chance when they take to the dance floor on the upcoming season of

Dancing with the Stars, which premiers March 9. Others contestants announced yesterday include pop star Belinda Carlisle, Denise Richards, Lil' Kim, Steve-O, Apple founder Steve Wozniak, actors David Alan Grier. (RS)

A NEW CUB FOR TIGER: Tiger Woods has anncounced that his wife, Elin, has given birth to the couple's second child, a boy named Charlie Axel. We're not sure about that name -- Axel? -- but congratulations to the greatest golfer in the world. (RL)

Rod Lockwood


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