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ABC Wants to Reunite Chris Brown and Rihanna; Brown’s Publicist Quits

It seems that ABC has gone from seeing red to seeing green when it comes to scandal-ridden artist Chris Brown. Despite the young singer having trashed a dressing room and yelled at a network producer, ABC allegedly wants to reunite Chris Brown and Rihanna for an on-air sit down interview.

According to a source for eonline.com, ABC wants to “milk this event for everything it’s worth. It’s all about the ratings … at all other costs.”

Another rumor is that ABC wants to offer Brown a reality show. However, an insider at ABC who’s familiar with the Brown situation, explains that a reality show is highly unlikely.

“No, that would never happen here,” said the insider. “What’s far more likely is orchestrating Chris Brown talking to Rihanna for the first time.”

Although many would assume that Diane Sawyer, who interviewed Rihanna shortly after the domestic violence scandal broke in 2009, would handle the interview, the insider explains that Sawyer won’t have anything to do with it.

“She would never do it … it would be Robin [Roberts],” said the insider.

In related news, Brown won’t be able to seek advice about the interview from his publicist, Tammy Brook, who has officially parted ways with the singer following his violent outburst on “Good Morning America.”

In a statement to radaronline.com, Brook explained that her time with Brown was only meant to be temporary and that the two parted amicably.

“I am an entertainment/music publicist and was hired as a publicist, as they often are, to work specifically on his music publicity for the term up to the release of Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E. album, which was released on Tuesday March 22 and is entering the Billboard and iTunes charts at No. 1 this week. I love and support Chris and it has been an honor to be a part of this album and I look forward to the possibility of working with him again in the future,” wrote Brook.

What do you think of Brook parting ways with Brown? Do you think Chris Brown and Rihanna should reunite on ABC? –nicholas robinson



4 Comments

  1. Dcoleman on March 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Chris Brown’s publicist should of been fired. I think she was forced out due to the events from the Robin Roberts interview. A good publicist would of intercepted when she saw things going “wrong” in the interview; the explosion of Chris’s personality could of been avoided!

  2. Jennifer on March 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    I’m disgusted at the casual nature in which ABC would consider the exploitation of young black artists. Had Brit and K-Fed been in a domestic dispute, there would be no mention of an on-air interview even if it made for “great TV”… BTW, did anyone ask Robin Roberts if she would want to be the slave driver and actually do the interview? Or does her credentials not warrant her the opportunity to say ‘No’ similar to Sawyer? SMH…. The ratings of Dancing with the Stars wasn’t enough???

  3. April Lynn Lozano on March 29, 2011 at 7:39 am

    I don’t give a damn what anyone says but the man above..coming from a young woman whom has been on both sides. It takes two to fight. It only takes one (man OR woman) to walk away. Money ain’t nothing when it can’t buy you what matters most, your place in heaven. So to all you haters you need to check yourself and let these two figure this out. If all eyes were on you, how would you act? Right or wrong..LET GOD JUDGE…Were only human..I hope this comment reaches them if so Chris, hold your head high, face the demons..don’t let it get the best of you. My girl Rihanna we all know you strong..Let your actions speak for themself

  4. Procelain on March 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Why would you want to work with him in the future? When you were working with him now! Sounds like you could not handle the job, stress… We understand, he is young.