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Chris Brown sued after woman says she was repeatedly sexually assaulted in his home

lawsuit has been filed against Chris Brown and two others on Wednesday by a woman who claims  she was held down and sexually assaulted at the singer’s Los Angeles home.

According to documents obtained by The Blast, the woman, who goes by Jane Doe in the suit, says she and a friend were at Brown’s house in February 2017 for an after-party.

The civil suit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges sexual battery, gender violence, battery, assault, hate violence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence.

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In the suit, filed by lawyer Gloria Allred, the woman said she and her friend’s cellphones were taken away when they got to Brown’s home. The woman says she was held down by one of Brown's friends, Lowell Grissom Jr., also known as Young Lo, and an unnamed woman and forced to perform sexual acts, People reported.

Doe said in the suit that there were alcohol and drugs at the party, including marijuana, molly and cocaine. She said she could not leave the home because the property was enclosed and gated.

The alleged victim said in the complaint that her mother was unable to get in contact with her and called police, who located her through a tracking device on the victim’s phone. Doe alleges that Brown and Grissom had multiple guns on the property and that Brown “ordered Grissom and others to hide a duffel bag filled with guns.” The compliant says that Brown denied police entry into his home.

Doe says that she immediately went to a rape treatment center and reported the incident to police when she was able to get out of the house. Allred said she believes there is an active investigation but there have been no charges filed.

The Blast reported that Allred said during a news conference Wednesday that Doe “filed this lawsuit because she wants justice for herself, but she also wants to warn other young women about the potential danger to themselves if they have their phone taken away and if they go to Chris Brown’s house.”

“If any of that were true, it would’ve been criminally investigated. Obviously, it was and it was rejected,” Mark Geragos, Brown’s attorney, told TMZ Thursday. “And, you know, I guess the fact that they made a demand for $17 million and that I told them to go pound sand probably explains why they did the press conference (Wednesday).”

“Chris didn’t do anything and they know Chris didn’t do anything. Other than using his name so that she could have a press conference, I don’t understand why he’s dragged into anything.”

Geragos told TMZ that he and Allred “secretly mediated the case already,” and the woman’s claims were false.

“In another era, we might have called this a shakedown,” Geragos said. “None of these allegations are true. Nobody has done anything with this ... There’s no case here. Chris is a target.”

Allred said she never demanded $17 million or any money, and that Gregaros and Brown never came to a mediation meeting. 

“Mark Geragos was a no show at the mediation. He did not show up. He did not call. He was not there,” Allred told Billboard Thursday. “Chris Brown and Young Lo also did not show up or call.”

“The mediation was a complete waste of my time and that of my client. I was left wondering why Mr. Geragos scheduled it and whether there was an ulterior motive to stall for time as I never would have agreed to mediate the case had I known that Mr. Geragos and his clients would not be attending. Since neither Mark nor his clients appeared at the mediation they will now have to face me in court. 

“Be prepared Mark,” Allred said at the end of her response. “We have our evidence and all that you appear to have is a statement that you and I mediated which is completely false because I can prove that you were never even there at the mediation, that I never made a demand and that your clients were also not there.”

‘Town & Country’ apologizes to Monica Lewinsky for disinviting her to event

Luxury magazine “Town & Country” apologized to Monica Lewinsky after disinviting her to an event after former President Bill Clinton decided to attend. 

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“We apologize to Ms. Lewinsky and regret the way the situation was handled,” the magazine said in a Twitter post.

The apology followed vague tweets from Lewinsky on Wednesday, which the Huffington Post first reported was directed at “Town & Country” 

“Dear world: please don’t invite me to an event (especially one about social change) and – then after I’ve accepted – uninvite me because Bill Clinton then decided to attend,” Lewinsky said on Twitter.

Clinton introduced survivors from the shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February at the magazine’s fifth Philanthropy Summit Wednesday, according to CNN. It an invitation-only event.

>> Related: Monica Lewinsky speaks on Clinton affair

His press secretary said the former president did not know anything about Lewinsky’s invitation. 

Lewinsky, 44, is now an anti-bullying activist, but her affair with Clinton as a White House intern led to his impeachment. 

Ariana Grande, rapper Mac Miller amicably split

Ariana Grande is a single woman again.

TMZ reported that the 24-year-old singer and rapper Mac Miller, 26, have ended their romantic relationship, but remain friends. According to the website, Grande and Miller’s work schedules got too busy for a relationship.

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The two dated for nearly two years, making their debut as a couple in August 2016. Miller, whose birth name is Malcolm McCormick, was a source of support for Grande when a suicide bomber detonated himself outside Manchester Arena soon after Grande’s concert in May 2017.

E! News reported that one of the last public appearances the couple made together was at Madonna’s 2018 Oscars after-party. Grande appeared at the Met Gala May 7 solo.

Related: Ariana Grande releases ‘No Tears Left to Cry,’ first single after Manchester bombing

Grande commented on the breakup on her Instagram story Thursday, according to E! News.

“Hi! This is one of my best friends in the whole world and favorite people on the planet Malcolm McCormick,” Grande wrote, captioning a photo with Miller. “I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form, at all times regardless of how our relationship changes or what the universe holds for each of us!

“Unconditional love is not selfish. It is wanting the best for that person even if at the moment, it’s not you. “I can't wait to know and support you forever and I’m so proud of you!!”

Miller has not publicly addressed the split, but supported Grande’s first new single, “No Tears Left to Cry,” after the Manchester attack in an April 20 tweet.

“Very proud of this girl right here,” Miller wrote. “Welcome back. We missed you. One of a kind.”

Grande’s work schedule does look busy. She’s gearing up to release her new album, “Sweetener,” this year and will be opening the Billboard Music Awards May 20.

‘A freak accident’: Carrie Underwood talks about fall that left her with 40 stitches in her face

Carrie Underwood is speaking about the November accident that left her with 40-50 stitches in her face and required surgery on her wrist.

The “American Idol” alum sat down with Hoda Kotb on the “Today” show Thursday to talk about her new music, her fitness apparel line and what she says was a freak accident.

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“Plain and simple, it was just kind of a freak accident. I just fell. I just tripped taking my dogs out to do their business,” Underwood said. “So it could have happened to anybody. I say if I'd fallen anywhere else it wouldn’t have been a problem, but there was just one little step that I went to catch myself on, and I missed.”

Underwood made her first public appearance after the fall at the ACM Awards in April. Prior to her performance of her new single “Cry Pretty,” Underwood warned fans that she “might look a bit different,” but no one seemed to notice a change in her appearance.

“In the beginning, I feel like I didn't know how things were gonna end up,” she said. “It just wasn’t pretty.

Underwood said she was alone in the house. Her husband, hockey player Mike Fisher, was away and her 3-year-old son, Isaiah, was asleep upstairs.

“I have a dedicated team of professionals who can spackle and paint and paste. I’m feeling, every day, a little more back to normal.”

Watch Underwood’s “Today” interview in the video below.

Who else did Willie get to smoke pot? Whoa ... Nellie?

Peer pressure must be something when that peer is Willie Nelson

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Only yesterday we shared a story on how Willie hectored Woody Harrelson into smoking weed again after a (somewhat) two-year break. Not that it was a huge challenge … “Every once in a while you’re going to have something edible. Let’s be real, I’m not a nun,” Harrelson said.

But Willie didn’t stop there. He also made a pot smoker out of retired NBA coach Don Nelson.

Whoa … Nellie?

Yes, that’s what happens when you live in Hawaii alongside Willie and Woody and Owen Wilson and play lots of poker with them. In a recent interview with The New York Timesthe former Dallas Mavericks coach touched on a range of subjects — current and past NBA teams, Hawaii, a daughter he didn’t know about for decades — but Willie comes up where you’d expect him …

“I didn’t smoke (marijuana) until maybe three or four years ago. I never smoked when I was coaching. I just started. Willie got me smoking.”

>> Related: Willie Nelson's marijuana business keeps growing with new product line

The New York Times reporter didn’t seem surprised.

“I didn’t think I’d ever be a pot smoker, but hanging out with Willie and Woody and guys like that … It just became kind of natural,” the coach said.

In case you were wondering, Don Nelson — who has his own medical card for old athletic injuries — grows his own strain called “Nellie Kush.”

Now the question is, who is Willie going to target next?

Actor Colton Haynes divorcing Jeff Leatham after 6 months of marriage

“Teen Wolf” actor Colton Haynes has filed for divorce from his husband of 6 months, Jeff Leatham.

ET reported that, according to court records, Haynes, 29, filed in Los Angeles on May 8. People reported that Haynes cited irreconcilable differences, according to court documents.

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Speculation emerged that Haynes and Leatham, a 46-year-old artistic director at Four Seasons Hotel, were separating after Haynes deleted Instagram photos of himself and Leatham. He also removed “husband” from his profile bio and removed his hyphenated married name, Haynes-Leatham. Leatham still has his name as Haynes-Leatham on his Instragram bio.

Haynes hasn’t spoken publicly about the split, but he did dismiss speculation that his new song, “Man It Sucks,” was about Leatham. 

“Jeff would never cheat,” he tweeted Saturday. “He is an amazing man. Please stop being mean to him.”

Haynes and Leatham were married by friend Kris Jenner in Palm Springs, California, Oct. 27. Sofia Vergara, Joe Manganiello, Melanie Griffith, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lisa Rinna and Chelsea Clinton were among those in attendance. The two got engaged March 11 when Leatham proposed to Haynes on the beach at Los Cabos, Mexico. 

Katy Perry sends Taylor Swift an 'actual olive branch' to end their feud

Has the "bad blood" between pop stars Katy Perry and Taylor Swift come to an end?

>> PHOTOS: Katy Perry gets angelic at the 2018 Met Gala

According to USA Today, Swift took to Instagram Stories on Tuesday to share a video of a letter and olive branch from Perry.

>> Katy Perry says she forgives Taylor Swift: 'I am ready to let it go'

"I just went to my dressing room and found this actual olive branch. This means so much to me," Swift reportedly said in the video, adding in a caption, "Thank you Katy."

"Hey old friend," the letter appeared to say. "I've been doing some reflecting on past miscommunications and hurt feelings between us." The note also included the words "deeply sorry."

>> See the image here

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The singers' feud came to light three years ago with the release of Swift's "Bad Blood." Perry's 2017 song "Swish Swish" is believed to be about Swift, whose “Reputation” tour began Tuesday in Glendale, Arizona.

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Original ‘Avengers’ ink their place in cinematic history

They’ve been there from the beginning, and now they have matching ink to make their connection in protecting the world, or the Marvel Cinematic Universe, permanent. 

Five of the six Avengers took a page out of the “The Lord of the Rings” playbook and got matching tattoos. 

Robert Downey Jr. said it was all Scarlett Johansson’s idea.

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“She and (Chris) Evans did it in New York. Then their New York guy, Josh Lord, who is amazing, flew out to LA, he did me, did (Jeremy) Renner, and then we just bullied (Chris) Hemsworth into doing it, and he got it,” Downey told Entertainment Weekly.

The only one not to be part of the tattoo group was Mark Ruffalo. 

But the there was a sixth person in the tattoo chair -- the artist himself -- who had each of the five Avengers stars make a line on his version of the stylized Avengers symbol.

“Each of us contributed to giving the tattoo artist the sixth tattoo that he designed for us. By the way, he’s got another one on him that Scarlett did, which is beautiful, which is crazy, because the line she drew on him, which was supposed to be a straight line, looked like a lightning bolt. It was a mess,” Downey told Entertainment Weekly.

The “Avengers” cast isn’t the only one to get the same ink after filming was complete. The cast of “The Lord of the Rings” also got matching tattoos more than 10 years ago of the number nine written in elvish. Even Sir Ian McKellen and Sean Bean got into the act, to mark the end of the epic trilogy, Entertainment Weekly reported.

“Avengers: Infinity War” has made more than $1 billion in theaters so far, The Washington Post reported

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2 Chainz proposes to longtime girlfriend Kesha Ward at 2018 Met Gala

Rapper 2 Chainz surprised his wife, Kesha Ward, by asking her to marry him again at the Met Gala red carpet.

Dressed in Versace, the 40-year-old got down on one knee on the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art stairs and proposed.

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Complex asked the rapper how long he had been planning the romantic gesture, to which he said, “Just about a minute ago.”

“It’s crazy, he just gave me this!” Ward told reporters on the red carpet just after the proposal. “So happy! I love it.”

People reported that  2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, previously proposed to Ward in 2013 at the BET Awards, but the two never made it official.

Adele channels Kate Winslet’s character for ‘Titanic’-themed 30th birthday party

Adele celebrated her 30th birthday in “Titanic” fashion. 

Entertainment Tonight reported that the singer channeled Rose DeWitt Bukater, the fictional character from the 1997 movie played by Kate Winslet.

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The James Cameron-directed blockbuster starred Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, who played Jack Dawson. In the film, Jack and Rose fall in love on the ill-fated cruise ship.

Although “Titanic” has a sad ending, Adele’s party was a hit. In a series of photos posted on Instagram, the mother of one wears a dark beaded gown similar to the one donned by Winslet. She also wears a dark red wig, making her look eerily similar to Rose.

Related: Adele is unrecognizable dressed up as Dolly Parton in Instagram post

“I’m not sure what I’m going to do for the next 30 years as I’ve been blessed beyond words in my life so far,” Adele captioned the Sunday post. She also thanked her friends and family for supporting her love for the movie.

“Thank you to everyone for coming along for the ride the last 11 years with me. My family and friends for entertaining my super fandom of the Titanic movie. Last night was the best night of my life.”

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