■ The lawyer for Chris Brown says the allegations that led to the rapper’s arrest last week were “not just false, but fabricated.” Model Baylee Curran, 25, said she was visiting Brown’s Tarzana, Calif., mansion and admiring one of his friends’ diamond necklaces when the man allegedly yelled at her to get away from the jewelry. Brown then entered the room, she claims, “pulled out his gun and said, ‘I’m getting so sick of you people,’ pointed the gun at me, [and told me] to get the f--- out.” Curran left and called 911; police arrived and surrounded the house, where Brown remained for some 14 hours while authorities secured a search warrant. Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, says “nothing was found that corroborated [Curran’s] statement”—including any “gun or guns.” Geragos released a text Curran allegedly sent to a friend shortly before she called the police, in which she calls Brown a “freak” and says, “I’m going to set him up and call the cops and say he tried to shoot me.” Released on a $250,000 bond, Brown, 27, is due to be arraigned on assault charges on Sept. 20.
■ Rihanna and Drake are apparently an item. The singers seemed to confirm their rumored romance this week by getting inked with matching tattoos depicting a camouflage shark—his on the forearm, hers on the ankle—likely representing a stuffed toy Drake gave Rihanna last month. Longtime friends and collaborators, the couple ramped up speculation about their relationship at last week’s MTV Video Music Awards, where Drake, 29, introduced Rihanna, 28, as “someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old.” Days later the couple kissed onstage at his concert in Miami. “If it was up to him,” an insider tells Eonline.com, “he would marry her tomorrow.”
■ Chevy Chase this week checked into a Minnesota rehab facility for an alcohol problem. The former Saturday Night Live star, 72, entered Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota for what his publicist, Heidi Schaeffer, calls “a tune-up,” TMZ.com reports. Chase has struggled with substance issues throughout his career. He has two movie projects due out, The Christmas Apprentice, just wrapped, and Dog Years, currently being filmed with Burt Reynolds.