Rihanna tweets good luck to Chris Brown before court hearing

Sep 25, 2012

Tabloid tales: Rihanna tells Brown 'I'm praying for you', Gaga slams Pope, Victoria's Secret's racist underwear

RIHANNA sent a good luck message to Chris Brown ahead of his appearance in court for failing a drug test while on probation. Brown, who is on probation for his assault on Rihanna in 2009, tested positive for marijuana. According to The Sun, Brown was caught in Virginia but was let off for claiming he actually smoked the drug in California, where he possesses a medical marijuana card. Before the hearing, Rihanna tweeted: "@chrisbrown I'm praying for you and wishing u the best today" and sent another tweet which said: "praying for you baby". Brown replied: "Thank u so much".

Victoria's Secret has removed its newly launched 'Go East' lingerie collection from its website, after one particular outfit was labelled racist by critics. The 'Sexy Little Geisha', a sheer mesh teddy which comes with a removable obi belt, fan and chopsticks, was described on the site as "your ticket to an exotic adventure". Racialicious, a website that analyses race in popular culture, said the lingerie giant stereotyped Eastern culture as an "exotic sexuality". Another remarked that considering the complicated history of the Geisha the sexy underwear was "tasteless." The Daily Mail reports that Victoria's Secret has now removed the product's page, along with the rest of the Go East collection.

Lady Gaga has slammed the Pope for his stance on gay marriage and said his opinion is "irrelevant". Last week Pope Benedict XVI told French bishops: "Marriage and the family are institutions that must be promoted and defended from every possible misrepresentation". In response the singer, a defender of gay rights, told a French radio station that the religious leader's opinion "does not matter to the world", reports The Sun. Gaga, who attended Catholic school when she was younger, said: "I think that gay marriage is going to happen. It must. We are not actually equal—humanity—if we are not allowed to freely love one another."

An illegal immigrant was caught trying to sneak into Spain disguised as a car seat. The 20-year-old man from Guinea was hidden inside a Renault 7's passenger seat, with another man sat on top of him. The insides of the seat had been removed, leaving only the frame which he crept into. According to the Daily Mail, the officers, who caught him trying to slip into the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco, had to help him out as he was stuck in his hiding place. They later described his method as 'unique and innovative'. He has now been expelled from the country.

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