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October 21, 2009

Strange bedfellows: Chris Brown to headline Best Buddies Miami Gala


Just when you thought Chris Brown's Fan Appreciation Tour was, well, tacky, we received word that Rihanna's former abuser is headlining the 13th Annual Best Buddies Miami Gala on Watson Island on November 20. The gala, hosted by BB founder Anthony Kennedy Shriver, is also said to feature a motley slew of celebs, from Verne "Mini Me" Troyer and Maureen "Marcia Brady" McCormick, to Lisa "Lips" Rinna and Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis. Which is totally cool, but Chris Brown? Well, duh. Ike Turner wasn't available because he's, uh, dead.  But at a benefit that will for the first time invite Best Buddies Miami participants who have pledged their support for the "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign to attend the gala's special (and boy is it special) musical performance? The word in question, by the way,  being "retard(ed)." Which is a word, among others, that many used to describe Brown after he smacked down Rihanna. Would you like fries with your irony?  But everyone deserves a second chance, we suppose, so let's just consider this a stop on Brown's Redemption Tour and tell everyone to support the cause despite the dubious choice of celebrity.