Chris Brown 'needed help' tearful Rihanna tells Oprah

Tabloid tales: humiliated pop star shares her pain, Lochte trademarks 'Jeah!', William flies to the rescue

LAST UPDATED AT 11:25 ON Fri 17 Aug 2012

POP STAR Rihanna felt "angry, hurt and betrayed" when her then boyfriend, R&B singer Chris Brown, beat her up on the eve of the 2009 Grammy Awards – but she also wanted to help him. As The Sun reports, Rihanna has given a tearful interview to Oprah Winfrey, to air this Sunday, in which she says that while she was embarrassed and humiliated by Brown’s actions, "I lost my best friend...  As angry as I was, I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help. And who’s going to help him?" Brown, who was 19 at the time, was sentenced to five years' probation and community service. The pair collaborated on her 2011 track, Birthday Cake.

RYAN LOCHTE TO TRADEMARK 'JEAH!' CATCHPRASE
Ryan Lochte, the American swimmer who beat Michael Phelps to win the gold medal for the 400 metres individual medley at the London Olympics, has filed papers to trademark his catchphrase "Jeah!", according to TMZ.com.  The "annoying" phrase is "a friggin’ gold mine" says the gossip website – at least, that’s what Lochte hopes. According to the trademark documents, Ryan plans to use the word on sunglasses, work-out DVDs, mugs, calendars, posters, swimsuits, sports hats, etcetera, etcetera. In a 2009 interview, Ryan admitted he got the idea for the phrase from rapper Young Jeezy, who uses the expression, "Chea!". Lochte changed it to "Jeah!" What does it mean? Something "good", says the swimmer.

K-STEW AND R-PATZ IN EACH OTHER'S ARMS AGAIN
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have been photographed in each other other’s arms again – but sadly only for the promotion of the next Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn 2, made before they broke up over her brief affair with film director Rupert Sanders. In one photo, Pattinson looks at Stewart adoringly – and "it's possible he'll never look at her the same way again", says the Daily Mail, which also reveals that she has chosen to miss a promotional event in London for a film adaptation of Jacques Kerouac's cult classic On the Road. Despite the continued media pressure, she is expected to show up at the Toronto Film Festival in September for the film’s premiere.

WILLIAM TO THE RESCUE AS GIRLS NEARLY DROWN
Prince William yesterday led the rescue of two teenage girls swept out to sea off Cymyran Beach, Rhosneigr near his Anglesey search and rescue base, reports the Daily Mirror. The girls, 13 and 16, were in danger of drowning after being caught on a riptide while body-boarding. The 16-year-old told a member of William’s crew that she thought it was "all over" before the helicopter arrived on the scene. Winchman Harry Harrison said: "The elder girl was clearly exhausted and was going under the water for what was the very last time. We never know what we’ll face when we’re called out." · 

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