Chris Brown rolls a hard eight

Posted: October 08, 2013

A LOT of stars who won't make commercials for the U.S. market rake in big bucks touting products in Asia, Scandinavia and South America.

In that same vein, many celebs give their most provocative quotes to the foreign press, seemingly forgetting that there's this thing called the Internet.

And thus we have Chris Brown telling the Guardian newspaper in the U.K. that he lost his virginity when he was 8 years old.

That's right, 8.

When Tattle was 8, we lost our toy truck.

Brown said the girl who made a boy of him was 14 or 15.

"It's different in the country," said Brown, who was raised in rural Virginia, in an environment in which he said he and his male cousins watched a lot of porn.

When Tattle was 8, we watched a lot of "The Brady Bunch."

"By that point, we were already kind of like hot to trot, you know what I'm saying?" Brown said. "Like, girls, we weren't afraid to talk to them; I wasn't afraid. So, at 8, being able to do it, it kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it. You can be the best at it.

"Most women won't have any complaints if they've been with me," Brown said. "They can't really complain. It's all good."

As if that's not enough Kanye-size ego, Brown added, "You know, whether it be personal or musical, I just think I'm a walking art piece, just a ball of creativity."

Humble is so last century.

TATTBITS

* Seeing "The Colbert Report" segment "Blood in the Water - Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing Jesus' " last Wednesday night, it's become very clear to Tattle why that show won the Emmy this year.

Halle Berry, 47, gave birth to a baby boy on Saturday.

The baby is Halle's second, but her first with French actor Olivier Martinez, whom she married in July. She also has a 5-year-old daughter, Nahla, from a previous relationship with model Gabriel Aubry.

Sean Penn's relief organization will sponsor runners from Haiti to participate in the New York City Marathon next month.

"We've got five Haitian runners, 10 runners total, running for the team representing Haiti and our organization J/P HRO coming to the New York City Marathon - the marathon. So we're really looking forward to it," Penn said.

"I just came back from Port-au-Prince, where I visited our Haitian marathon runners, and to see that great discipline that Haitians have and that great spirit and the excitement that they have visiting New York for the first time."

The New York City Marathon takes place Nov. 3.

David Letterman, already the longest-tenured late-night TV talk show host, has agreed to extend his contract with CBS to remain on the "Late Show" into 2015.

The deal means Letterman will compete directly for at least a year with ABC's " Jimmy Kimmel Live" and NBC's Jimmy Fallon-hosted "Tonight" show.

Letterman joked Friday that he had a lengthy discussion with CBS president Leslie Moonves "and we both agreed that I needed a little more time to fully run the show into the ground."

* Some fans of "Breaking Bad" were inspired to place an obituary for character Walter White in the Albuquerque Journal.

The notice appeared on page A4 of Friday's Journal. It's headlined "White, Walter" and includes a photo of actor Bryan Cranston, who played the chem teacher turned drug kingpin.

The obit says that the 52-year-old "founded a meth manufacturing empire" and that he died "after a long battle with lung cancer and a gunshot wound."

The five-season series was set and filmed in Albuquerque.

* Let the boycott threats begin.

Jane Fonda will receive the American Film Institute's 42nd Life Achievement Award, one of Hollywood's most prestigious career honors.

The AFI award will be presented at a star-studded gala on June 5, to be televised later that month on TNT.

* Myanmar (a/k/a Burma) is sending its first contestant in half a century to the Miss Universe pageant, in another sign that the once-isolated Southeast Asian nation is undergoing dramatic change.

Moe Set Wine, 25, who studied business and marketing in the U.S., was picked among 20 other contenders to represent her country at the 62nd Miss Universe pageant in Moscow on Nov. 9.

* Making "The Hobbit" movie trilogy has cost more than half a billion dollars so far, double the amount spent on "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

Through March 31, production had cost $561 million, according to financial documents filed Friday in New Zealand, where the movies are being made.

Distributor Warner Bros. and director Peter Jackson may consider it money well-spent. The first movie in the latest trilogy, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," took in just over $1 billion at the box office.

* Norway's public-broadcasting network plans to dedicate five hours of airtime to an attempt to break the knitting world record.

The NRK network says the Nov. 1 broadcast will be preceded by a four-hour documentary on how the wool off a sheep's back turns into a sweater.

NRK producer Rune Moeklebust said Friday that "it's kind of ordinary TV but very slow, although they'll be knitting as fast as they can."

Live TV in Norway has already enticed viewers with minute-by-minute salmon fishing, a five-day broadcast from a cruise ship, and several hours of watching a fire burn itself out.

In the United States we call that last show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

- Daily News wire services contributed to this report.


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