Monday, April 15, 2024

Could This Dog Have Saved Frank Ocean in Fight with Chris Brown?


R&B star Frank Ocean- nominated for Grammy Awards this year for his album “Channel Orange”–wound up in a brawl last night with Chris Brown, sometime boyfriend of Rihanna who famously beat her up in February 2009. Both sides are claiming the other started it, although Brown has the much worse reputation and not much sympathy anywhere. Ocean Tweeted this morning that he wished his Bernese mountain dog, Everest, had been with him. This is a picture of such a dog. I am really glad he doesn’t look Rihanna after her fight with Brown. Ocean says he cut his finger and now won’t be able to play with two fingers at the Grammys. He’ll probably win Album of the Year for “Channel Orange.” Once again, as in 2009, Brown will a Grammy pariah.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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