Despite being forgiven by Rihanna herself, major media outlets like CNN still aren't fans of Chris Brown -- especially Anderson Cooper.
"Ladies and gentlemen, particularly ladies, Chris Brown has been cast in a movie. And not just any movie, it's a romantic comedy based on a self-help book about relationships," Cooper said recently on his nightly show, "Anderson Cooper 360." "And I, for one, can not imagine why this did not happen sooner because if there's one thing you can say about Chris Brown, who's currently on probation for viciously assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna, he just oozes romance."
Cooper went on to point out one of Brown's early online apologies to Rihanna and fans as another point of conflict.
"Check out this love poem he posted on YouTube five months after he repeatedly punched her in the face and threatened to kill her while her mouth was filled with blood … ," Cooper said.
Not long after Brown took to Twitter to respond to the CNN anchor's comments and not how one would expect.
"I guess people need ratings!" Brown wrote. "Lol! It's cool. Much Love."
Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is the film adaptation of Steve Harvey's bestselling book of the same name. Production is already underway in Los Angeles and the film is slated to hit theaters in April 2012.
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