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Chris Brown, Rihanna: Is the way they were, the way they are?

Here's another good reason not to take anything that happens in the entertainment world too seriously. Remember that time when Chris Brown and Rihanna used to date, and that domestic violence thing that happened in the car right before the Grammys?

Well, of course you do. The story really never went away. It's seems that their relationship didn't either. Apparently the two found some common ground recently at Jay-Z's 40/40, watching the Miami Heat/Boston Celtics playoff game.

According to a New York Post account relayed by Eurweb.com, "Rihanna arrived first in a yellow cab, with her family and friends, and was escorted to a private room," a source told the Post. "Brown arrived a little later and joined her and her family. They sat on the same couch together rooting for the Heat. There was no sign of his girlfriend, Karreueche Tran."

Chris and his friends left after the game, while Rihanna's group stayed longer, sources reported.

It's unclear whether Chris and Rihanna are any more than friends; however, it seems that they are on the road to what they used to have. I mean, they are recording music together again. Hopefully, whatever happens, it won't involve the legal system.

Robin Thicke on the Rooftop

Looking for something to get into on the afternoon of June 30? Well, you can hang out and enjoy a nice show by Robin Thicke. The NBA's Monta Ellis and his ME8 Foundation present the "Romance on the Rooftop Party" featuring Robin Thicke from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Peabody Hotel Skyway and Rooftop. It's gonna be a daytime party type of thing. For more information, visit www.meafoundation.org. Get them in advance, only a limited amount will be sold at the door.

Book Club updates

The book club meets again on July 7 at McAlister's at Poplar and Highland at 4 p.m. Our next book is "Fifty Shades of Gray" by E.L. James. I won't get a chance to start reading until this weekend, but I hear it is a steamy one. You should grab a copy and join us next month. We'd love to see you there.

The Ultimate Family Reunion

The 103.5 WRBO Ultimate Family Reunion is taking place on June 23 at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park. There will be lots of R&B and gospel acts performing during the entire day and later that night hip-hop legend Kurtis Blow will be performing as well. The entire WRBO staff will be on hand, including me. This event is free to the public, so bring your blankets and your entire family out to hang with ours. Go to www.soulclassics .com for more information. We can't wait to see you!

Happy Fathers Day!

Ah, Father's Day: an abundance of colorful neckties, power tools and electronics floating around. That day when you get that one chance to relax and do nothing in exchange for everything you've done for the last 364 days.

A Father's Day salute is in order, so here goes:

Here's to you Dad – you're always good for a 20 spot at any given moment.

Here's to you Dad for the sound advice whenever there is a tough decision to be made.

Here's to you Dad, who amazingly knows how to fix anything that becomes broken, even the broken heart of his little girl.

Here's to you Dad, who remains the backbone of his family and will fight to keep it all intact.

Happy Fathers Day!

Parting shot

I'm at the Pink Palace Museum this weekend for "Cater to You: A Gentleman's Way." Next week, I'll have a full report for you. Until then, that's what's happening.

(If there is an event you'd like for me to cover or attend, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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