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We here in the States could learn from Guyana.

Chris Brown performs “Everyday Birthday” at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Matt Sayles/MATT SAYLES/INVISION/AP)

Chris Brown had decided to cancel his concert in Guyana after local protesters voiced their outrage over the 23-year-old pop singer performing in their country three years after his domestic violence charges against his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna.

According to the Associated Press, Brown had been booked to headline in Guyana’s capital city, Georgetown, on Dec. 26. Once the local women’s rights groups and lawmakers discovered the R&B crooner would be performing in their city, their angry response was enough to convince Brown to cancel the concert.

It seems that New York club owners have similar views. Police are telling club owners to ban Brown and rival rapper Drake from their clubs after a bottle throwing brawl broke out between the two artists’ entourages in June.

Maybe changing diapers may get him get back on the field sooner

Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his wife, Ashley, welcomed their son Benjamin Jr. to the world on Wednesday night, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The two-time Super Bowl winning QB stated earlier in the year that he would not miss the birth of his child for anything — not even a football game. “I'm not missing the birth of my child, there’s no chance.” Roethlisberger said.


“I tried, but she didn’t let me. . .We used to go to the back stairs at school at lunchtime and make out.”

Jennifer Aniston’s first boyfriend, Adonis Tsilimparis, to the New York Daily News on his failed attempt to get past first base in his junior high school relationship with the “Friends” star. The two dated when Aniston was 12 and Tsilimparis admits that his love for Aniston hasn’t faded in the two decades since they went their separate ways. He won’t even sell the valentine Aniston gave him on eBay. Since their breakup, Aniston has been married to Brad Pitt, dated Vince Vaughn and John Mayer before becoming engaged to Justin Theroux.