Singer Chris Brown, facing charges of domestic violence against his girlfriend, singer Rihanna, has withdrawn his nominations for two Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, a spokesman said. Brown, 19, had been nominated for “Favorite Song” and “Favorite Male Singer.” “Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding the incident last month has shifted the focus from the music to whether he should be allowed to be among those nominated,” the spokesman said in a written statement. The Los Angeles County District Attorney filed two felony counts against Brown last week relating to a February 8 incident in which police said he assaulted Rihanna, 21
Los Angeles police have launched an internal investigation to determine who leaked a picture that appears to show a bruised and battered Rihanna.
Relatives were Friday trying to reach four British children stranded in Venezuela after the adults they were traveling with were arrested for allegedly carrying huge quantities of cocaine, officials said. The close-up photo of the R&B singer — with contusions on her forehead and below her eyes, and cuts on her lip — was published on the entertainment Web site TMZ on Thursday.