Friday, September 12, 2014

TMZ claim CBS 'didn't want to feature another celebrity who was involved in a high-profile domestic violence incident'

TMZ claim CBS 'didn't want to feature another celebrity who was involved in a high-profile domestic violence incident'
She was involved in a very high-profile domestic violence incident back in 2009 when she was assaulted by her then boyfriend Chris Brown.
Now, TMZ reports that CBS has decided to cancel singer Rihanna's pre-NFL show performance, following the controversy over the Ray Rice domestic violence video.
The same day, the singer stepped out in New York for fashion week - appearing to be oblivious to the controversial move - as she attended yet more shows in the city. 
High fashion: Rihanna looked stunning in a mustard dress on Thursday as she headed out to dinner in New York City
TMZ claim in a Thursday report, that 'CBS didn't want to feature another celebrity who was involved in a high-profile domestic violence incident'. 
CBS planned to open its broadcast on Thursday of the NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens with a segment featuring Rihanna singing the Jay-Z tune Run This Town.
Colourful ensemble: Rihanna teamed her golden dress with a bright pink jacket

Fashion fan: Rihanna wore a steady supply of winning outfits during New York Fashion Week
The segment was scrapped after video obtained by TMZ emerged earlier this week of Ravens star running back Rice, 27, punching his now wife in an elevator in February and knocking her unconscious.
The Ravens terminated Rice's contract after the video emerged and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended the player indefinitely.

The network dropped a pre-game segment featuring a Don Cheadle narration over Rihanna singing to give the game coverage a more 'subdued' tone and journalistic approach, said Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports.
Segment scrapped: CBS shelved a pre-game segment that featured Rihanna singing following the controversy over the Ray Rice domestic violence video
Singing superstar: Rihanna sang in the Jay-Z tune Run This Town that also features Kanye West

Fashion statement: Rihanna has no problem making a provocative fashion statement
Rihanna's own experience with domestic violence involving singer Chris Brown was one of several factors involved in cutting the song element but not the overriding factor, McManus said.
The singer was beaten by former boyfriend Brown in February 2009 and was forced to cancel a performance on the Grammy Awards broadcast on CBS.
A leaked photograph obtained by TMZ showed visible injuries to Rihanna and Brown, 25, later pleaded guilty to felony assault.
The pre-game segment featuring Run This Town will return to the broadcast next week, said Alex Riethmiller, a spokesman for the NFL Network.

CBS acquired the rights to broadcast eight games on Thursday night this season in a partnership with the NFL Network.
Domestic violence: Former Ravens star Ray Rice is shown in May with his wife Janay Palmer at a New Jersey courthouse