It's as if pop star Chris Brown had never been nominated at all for Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. His photo, clips and video—basically, any and all signs of him—have been wiped from the Nick site where youngsters can vote for the upcoming awards. (There's no explanation given, but Brown's camp says he bowed out.) Brown, who's facing felony assault charges, had been among the artists in the running for favorite male singer and favorite song (for, ironically, "Kiss Kiss"). As recently as Tuesday, the cable powerhouse had said he would remain on the lists despite a parent-led petition to dump him. He had been competing with Jesse McCartney, Kid Rock and T. Pain in the former category and his alleged victim, pop starlet Rihanna, in the latter. But it's not to be, with his 11th-hour stand-down letting Nick off the hook but not doing much for Brown's formerly ad-friendly image. Can't wait to see what's left of it when Oprah gets finished with him on Thursday's all-domestic-violence episode!
—Posted by T.L. Stanley