Chris Brown says he doesn’t remember savagely beating Rihanna and says he still loves his former girlfriend.
In his first public interviews on the subject, Brown told People magazine and CNN’s Larry King that his feelings haven’t changed for Rihanna since the February attack.
“I never fell out of love with her,” the 20-year old singer told People.
Brown told King in an interview scheduled to air tonight that he is still in shock about his actions:
“When I look at it now, it’s just like, wow, like, I can’t believe that that actually happened.”
His mother, Joyce Hawkins, who also was a domestic violence victim, accompanied him during both interviews.
“I went to my mom on the same night and told (her) what happened and broke down,” Brown told People.
He pleaded guilty to felony assault and was sentenced to five years of probation, a year of domestic violence counseling and six months of community labor.
‘Today’ in her future
NBC’s “Today” show has hired former first daughter Jenna Hager as a correspondent.
The daughter of former President George W. Bush will contribute stories about once a month on issues like education.
Hager, a 27-year-old teacher, appeared on “Today” two years ago to promote her first book, “Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope.” She and mom Laura Bush co-hosted an hour of the show when their children’s book, “Read All About It,” came out.
Gathered no moss?
British police will review the death of Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, whose 1969 drowning was ruled an accident but sparked speculation that he was murdered.
Authorities will examine new documents received from an investigative journalist.
The birthday bunch
Sportscaster Terry Bradshaw is 61. Actor Mark Harmon is 58. Actress Linda Purl is 54. Actor Keanu Reeves is 45. Actress Salma Hayek is 43. Comedian Katt Williams is 36.
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