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Grapevine: Source confirms Rihanna and Drake are dating

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Source confirms that Rihanna and Drake are dating

After much speculation, it seems that musicians Drake and Rihanna really are dating, according to a source close to the latter, who spilled to Entertainment Tonight. Drake presented Rihanna with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Chris Brown has standoff with police at his home

Hours of drama followed after beauty queen Baylee Curran called 911 from Chris Brown’s home early Tuesday morning saying the singer pulled a gun on her. Curran told TMZ she was at a gathering at Brown’s house and he pointed a gun on her and told her to leave after he saw her touching a piece of jewelry. According to Curran, Brown’s people tried to get her to sign a nondisclosure agreement about the incident, but she refused. As Los Angeles police waited for a search warrant, Brown refused to leave his home. According to reports, at one point Brown threw a duffel bag with drugs and weapons in it — including one gun — outside a window of his home. Brown, looking tired and slurring his words, posted a series of profanity-filled videos to Instagram while police waited outside. “I’m asleep half the damn night ... I just wake up, all these (expletive) helicopters, choppers all around, police out there at the gate ... what else do you want from me? I stay out of the way, take care of my daughter, do work ...” Brown went on to say he’s innocent and complained that the police don’t come fast enough when he calls them over stalkers at his house. He ended his video message chastising the police and the media for “defacing my name.” “I am a father, I am one of the best entertainers out here ... At the end of the day I’m tired of this (crap).” Once LAPD eventually obtained a search warrant and entered Brown’s home when his lawyer, Mark Geragos, was present. Brown eventually came out of his home peaefully, and no arrests were made, reports the Associated Press.

Calvin Johnson, Ryan Lochte and more appear on new season of DWTS

The full roster has been announced for the 23rd season of reality dance competition “Dancing with the Stars.” The ABC show will premiere Sept. 12 with entertainers, sports stars, models and more paired up with the show’s professional dancers. The pairs are Maksim Chmerkovskiy and model Amber Rose; Val Chmerkovskiy and gymnast Laurie Hernandez; Artem Chigvintsev and “Brady Bunch” actress Maureen McCormick; Sasha Farber and “Little Women” star Terra Jole; Derek Hough and Marilu Henner; Witney Carson and Vanilla Ice; Lindsay Arnold and Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson; Jenna Johnson and young actor Jake T. Austin; Allison Holker and singer/record producer Babyface; Sharna Burgess and race car driver James Hinchcliffe; Emma Slater and former Texas governor Rick Perry; Cheryl Burke and Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte; and Gleb Savchenko and Detroit singer Jana Kramer.

Also ...

■Hip-hop artist Lil Boosie will sign bottles of his new spirit, Boosie Juice, on Thursday at A&L Market, 10826 Joy in Detroit. He’ll promote the strawberry-kiwi-flavored vodka from 3-4:30 p.m.

■A new, nearly 300-page hardcover book on Michael Jackson is set to hit shelves Oct. 15. “Michael Jackson: Rewind” has 350 images covering the King of Pop’s entire life on and off stage.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Wednesday’s birthdays

Van Morrison, 71

Richard Gere, 67

Deborah Gibson, 46

Chris Tucker, 45