- - Sunday, September 9, 2012

Rihanna hugged, then briefly kissed ex-boyfriend Chris Brown just moments after her big win at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The sometimes turbulent relationship between the two turned sweet for a brief interlude Thursday night during a commercial break after the pop star won video of the year for her hit “We Found Love.”

MTV showed the grainy footage shot from a distance on its website Friday. As Rihanna walks offstage, she smiles and reaches out to embrace Brown. She gives him a quick kiss, then tousles his newly bleached blond hair as she exits.

The two split in 2009 after Brown attacked her, leaving her bruised and battered. She recently told Oprah Winfrey she still has feelings for Brown, though the two are not involved.

Chenoweth recovering from injuries, and grateful

Rihanna kissed ex-boyfriend Chris Brown after winning video of the year at MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday. (Associated Press)
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Kristin Chenoweth says she’s still on the mend after suffering injuries in July while filming the CBS legal drama “The Good Wife.”

Appearing on “Live With Kelly & Michael” on Friday, the pixieish actress offered details of the accident, which happened during a New York location shoot.

An overhead lighting rig collapsed, she said, striking her in the face, slamming her to the ground and knocking her out.

When she woke up, co-star Josh Charles was holding her hand.

Said Miss Chenoweth: “He’s my angel.”

Miss Chenoweth, 44, said she continues to recover from a skull fracture and rib, neck and back injuries. But she called herself “blessed” the mishap wasn’t worse.

Although forced to withdraw from her recurring role on “The Good Wife,” she’ll appear on its Sept. 30 season premiere.

3 days are enough: Are 2-day conventions next?

Message to convention planners: Three days is enough.

Both major parties packed their presidential nominating conventions into 72 hours, one day short of the traditional four-day celebration — prompting few complaints from either delegates or the viewing public.

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