Chris, Rihanna Skip Awards

They didn't show, but did they really avoid getting slimed? Rihanna and Chris Brown skipped an appearance before their key demographic last night at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Despite being far from the gala, Hollywood's most strained relationship was a hot topic on the red carpet. Soulja Boy—who is probably happy to get his name in the news anyway he can—said he had spoken with Brown and that the singer "was doing OK," adding, "it's a delicate time." Brown withdrew himself from the list of award nominees several weeks ago after facing a barrage of criticism over his alleged assault of his pop star girlfriend. Rihanna was nominated for her song "Don't Stop the Music."