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The Barbadian pop star has become the first ever artist to top 100 million digital sales (including downloads and streams) in America.
Rihanna has been confirmed as the highest selling digital singles artist of all time in the US, and as the first artist to pass the 100 million mark in terms of downloaded and streamed singles.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) made the announcement on Wednesday (July 1st) that the 27 year old singer – who has been recording for a decade after her first single ‘Pon De Replay’ was released in June 2005 and has enjoyed ten US Number 1 singles since then – had become the only artist ever to pass the landmark.
Rihanna, the best-selling singles artist in America ever, in May 2015
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The ‘Poison’ singer reportedly thinks Rihanna’s ex could be the key to helping her break the US market.
Rita Ora has reportedly enlisted rapper Chris Brown to help her crack the American market. The ‘Poison’ singer is said to have recorded a track with Rihanna’s ex for her forthcoming second album, with the single being touted as a sure fire hit.
Rita Ora is said to have been working with rapper Chris Brown.
A source close to the singer told The Sun newspaper, "The song with Chris sounds amazing and is bound to be a big hit. It's the best song Rita's done and will break her in the US”. So far the British singer’s biggest hit stateside has been her collaboration with Rita Ora, ‘Black Widow’.
Continue reading: Is Rita Ora Working With Chris Brown To Try And Crack America?
Vanessa Hudgens, in a recent interview, explained how she had supported Selena Gomez at the Met Gala when there was a possibility Gomez would see her ex, Justin Bieber.
Vanessa Hudgens supported Selena Gomez at the Met Gala earlier this month when there was a chance Gomez may have bumped into her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber. 26-year-old Hudgens revealed she hadn't specifically intervened in ensuring Gomez avoided Bieber but had been there for her best friend throughout the event.
Vanessa Hudgens heading to the Met Gala earlier this month.
You can always count on the Met Ball to bring out some of the year’s craziest fashions.
Last night the world’s most famous and fashionable descended upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York for the annual Met Gala, a celebration of fashion that always delivers some seriously out-there looks. This year the Gala’s official theme was ‘China: Through The Looking Glass,’ but on the red carpet the nearly nude look ruled for some, while for others it was all about making an unforgettable fashion statement.
Rihanna in Guo Pei
First let’s look at Rihanna, the singer who literally stole the show last night. Dressed in an awe inspiring yellow Guo Pei gown, Rihanna had jaws dropping all along the Met’s red carpet. Lined with yellow fur and covered in embellishments Ri-Ri’s dress was an internet meme creator’s dream and it ended up being compared to everything from Big Bird to an omelette online.
Chris Brown is reportedly suspected of assault. The incident occurred during a basketball game in Las Vegas on Monday (4th May).
Chris Brown allegedly assaulted a man during a heated argument. The incident reportedly occurred during a basketball game in Las Vegas in the early hours of Monday (4th May) morning. According to reports in TMZ, Brown has been named as a suspect by the police.
Chris Brown is reportedly suspected of assaulting a man during a basketball game.
Read More: Chris Brown 'Blessed' By Daughter.
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BET is reviving the hidden camera series 'Punk'd'.
Punk'd is returning to television! BET will revive the hidden camera series created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg. The network made the announcement at their upfront presentation on Thursday (23rd April).
Ashton Kutcher created and hosted the original series of Punk'd.
Continue reading: Punk'd Is Returning To TV, Series Set To Be Revived By BET
The megastar has been the subject of accusations of cocaine use in the last few days, but has strongly denied them.
Rihanna has responded humorously to the allegations that she used cocaine at last weekend’s Coachella festival.
On Tuesday evening (April 14th), the ‘B***h Better Have My Money’ singer posted a picture on her Instagram page of her sipping a can of Coke with a straw, with the hashtag ‘#petty’ beneath it.
Rihanna responded to recent allegations with a humorous photo on Instagram
Continue reading: Rihanna Posts Instagram Pic Putting Drug Use Rumours To Rest
The rap megastar at the centre of the Tidal streaming re-launch has removed his debut album from Spotify.
The much discussed Tidal revolution seems to already be taking effect. Having purchased the new streaming service as part of a joint venture and re-launching it as an “artist friendly” business model, Jay Z has removed his 1996 debut album Reasonable Doubt from Spotify.
The rapper removed his album overnight between Monday and Tuesday, and it is currently unavailable to stream in the US and Canada. It is, for the moment, still accessible for UK users. Instead, North American fans can find it on – you guessed it – Tidal.
Jay Z has removed his debut album 'Reasonable Doubt' from Spotify
Continue reading: Jay Z Removes 'Reasonable Doubt' Album From Spotify, Places It On Tidal
Rihanna backed Jay Z and her LGBT fans in Indiana.
Rihanna has dropped a brand new track, the poetically titled American Oxygen, and in the process, declared her allegiance for Jay Z's new streaming service, Tidal. The track is Rihanna's take on the "American dream," but you've probably guessed this from the title already.
Rihanna has also stepped up in support of Jay Z's new service.
The news here is that Rihanna, just like Beyonce before her and Madonna before that has lent her support for Jay Z's artist-friendly alternative to services like Spotify. On Saturday, Beyoncé also debuted her new track Die With You exclusively on the site. American Oxygen is only available to Tidal subscribers, whose numbers are still disappointingly small. Maybe it's the $10 subscription fee?
Continue reading: Rihanna Backs Jay Z With New Track "American Oxygen"
Ri-Ri has followed in the footsteps of Beyonce by releasing her new music exclusively on Jay-Z’s streaming service.
On Saturday night Rihanna debuted her new song ‘American Oxygen’ at the March Madness Music Festival in Indianapolis. But no sooner than fans could scourer the internet for a clip of Ri-Ri performing the track, the full studio version dropped...on Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal.
If you’re desperate to hear Rihanna’s new track it might be time to buy a Tidal subscription.
Yes, following Beyonce who, as an anniversary gift to her husband, made her track 'Die With You' available exclusively on Tidal, Rihanna has made sure her latest song will only be heard by Jay-Z’s subscribers.
It seems some observers feel like they’ve heard Rihanna’s latest single before.
Rihanna has been accused of plagiarising a little known rapper named Just Brittany with her latest single ‘Bitch Betta Have My Money’. The accusations started when some fans of the Texan rapper pointed out similarities between Rihanna’s latest single and Just Brittany's similarly titled, ‘Betta Have My Money’.
Has Rihanna plagerised rapper Just Brittany?
Just Brittany released her track on SoundCloud nine months ago, but it has gained more attention since being compared to Rihanna’s new song. While the titles of the tracks are almost identical, the similarities are thought by some observers to go a little deeper.
Yesterday's re-launch of the streaming service Tidal has got the entire music industry talking, but Lily Allen believes that the business model might inadvertently drive fans back into the arms of illegal downloading sites.
The biggest music news of the last few days has been the launch of the subscription-only streaming service Tidal, and the stars have been lining up to give their differing opinions on the controversial business model.
Jay-Z re-launched the service at a star-studded press conference including the likes of Kanye West, Rihanna and Daft Punk on Monday (March 30th), promising that Tidal would be a “better experience for both fans and artists”.
Lily Allen has expressed concern about Tidal's business approach
Taylor Swift lands dream duet with Madonna, and Rihanna stuns in vibrant Versace.
The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards saw some pretty epic moments this weekend, and some of the most hotly anticipated performances of the year. The top prize of 2015 iHeartRadio Innovator Award went to Justin Timberlake, but he wasn't the biggest winner of the night...
Apart from winning three accolades - for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Lyrics - Taylor Swift was winning in many other ways. She's been gushing to everyone who'll listen recently about Queen of Pop Madonna apparently praising her music in an interview, but the 'Blank Space' singer landed the chance to perform with her idol as she and her guitar joined the diva on stage for a rendition of Madonna's new single 'Ghosttown', taken from recently released thirteenth album 'Rebel Heart'.
The animated film managed to beat Will Ferrell comedy ‘Get Hard’ to the box office top spot this weekend.
Dreamworks' newest animated feature Home has topped the box office this weekend, taking an estimated $54 million. The film's opening weekend success means it is already a hit for studio DreamWorks, which has had a difficult time as of late, with recent releases under performing at the box office.
Home has topped the US box office.
The film tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a young girl named Tip and Oh, an outcast alien from outer space. Pop star Rihanna provides the voice of Tip, while ‘Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons is her unlikely accomplice.
The stars of the film, 'Home', Jim Parsons and Rihanna, have spoken out about what drew them to the project, and what made it so special.
Already a global hit, the DreamWorks animated adventure 'Home' opens in America this weekend, featuring a leading couple that would be hard to imagine starring together in a live-action movie: 'The Big Bang Theory' star, Jim Parsons, and global superstar Rihanna.
Jim Parsons provides the voice of Oh in 'Home'
Surprisingly, they found they had a lot in common as they approached the project. "Neither of us had ever done an animated film, and the story just spoke to me," Rihanna said. "It was so real, and I found so many parallels in it."
Continue reading: 'Home' Stars, Jim Parsons And Rihanna, Are An Unlikely Lead Duo
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are rumoured to be dating after they were spotted shopping together in Nashville.
Taylor Swift has been romantically linked to Calvin Harris after the two were spotted together on Wednesday (25th March). They were snapped food shopping together in Nashville and the pictures, taken by an amateur photographer at the scene, have gone viral. The two, both dressed in black and grey, are not showing any public signs of affection but they have reportedly been spotted together over the past month.
Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift are rumoured to be dating.
'Home' is colorfully inoffensive.
Fox's new animation Home may not be earth-shatteringly original or ground-breaking but it packs enough star power in the form of Rihanna, Jim Parsons and Jennifer Lopez and its likeable tale will be a hit with families this weekend.
Rihanna plays the fearless 'Tip' in Fox's animated movie Home
It tells the story of Oh, a cute misfit from another planet who, when landing on Earth, finds himself on the run from his own kind. He soon forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own.
Continue reading: Silly, Charming 'Home' Has Star Power In Rihanna
Chris Brown's probation, from his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna, is over.
Chris Brown's probation is over, a judge ruled on Friday (20th March). The L.A. District Attorney's office confirmed Brown has ended his probation after completing 1000.5 hours of community service since he was sentenced on assault charges in June 2009. Brown has also undergone rehab and domestic violence counselling.
Chris Brown's probation is over.
Continue reading: Chris Brown's Probation Is Over - Case Closed On Rihanna Assault Case
DreamWorks Animation have released 'Home' a week early for Mother's Day, leading to a successful box office before it's official release.
While 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' held on to the top spot on the British box office chart for the third straight week, the real champion last weekend was the riotously enjoyable DreamWorks animated adventure 'Home', which played a series of preview screenings in advance of it opening across the country this weekend.
'Home' hits US theatres on 27th March 2015
While 'Second Best' took an impressive £1.4m in its third weekend of play, 'Home''s previews brought in £2.45m on Saturday and Sunday alone. Cleverly marketed as a UK Mother's Day treat, the film drew families to cinemas in huge numbers. This preview income will be added to 'Home''s tally this weekend for next week's box office chart, which means it could beat the second 'Divergent Series' movie, 'Insurgent', to the top of the chart.
Continue reading: 'Home' Is A Hit Even Before It Opens
A sharp script and especially colourful imagery make this animated romp a lot more fun than expected, entertaining grown-ups just as much as the kids. It may be the usual frantic action comedy, but there's an edge to the humour and a continual stream of knowing gags and witty references that keep us laughing. As a result, the busy plot is surprisingly involving, and the action scenes are genuinely thrilling.
It opens in outer space with the Boov, a race of blobby creatures that are only good at one thing: running away from their sworn enemy the Gorg. Their leader Captain Smek (Steve Martin) has selected Earth as their next hiding place, so they swoop in and corral mankind into Happy Humantowns in the Australian Outback while the Boov occupy the cities, hilariously trying to make sense of everything they find there. But a Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons) sticks out from the hive-like community. Friendlier and more curious than he should be, he inadvertently alerts the Gorg to their location. So he goes on the run, meeting up with the human teen girl Tip (Rihanna), who has managed to hide out with her chubby cat Pig and now wants to find her mother (Jennifer Lopez). Pursued by Smek and top cop Kyle (Matt Jones), Oh and Tip must dart around the globe to solve both of their predicaments.
Based on Adam Rex's novel The True Meaning of Smekday, the story is packed with lively twists and turns, and the filmmakers bring it to life with energy, humour and some real emotion. The animators pull out all the stops as they play with outrageous colours and eye-catching action, while the Boov's ability to selectively control gravity adds plenty of scope for additional mayhem. For example, Oh and Tip travel the globe in a car that Oh soups up Back to the Future-style so they can fly to Boov central command in Paris and then on to Australia. These kinds of knowing film references flit across the screen all the way through their adventure.
Continue reading: Home Review
Rihanna is the new face of Dior!
Rihanna has signed as the new face of Dior. The French fashion house confirmed the news on Friday (13th March). Rihanna will star in Dior's Secret Garden campaign. The series of campaign videos, shot by Steven Klein, feature models cavorting around the Palace of Versailles. Rihanna will star in the fourth instalment of the Secret Garden films, which Dior has reinvented since 2012.
Rihanna has signed as the new face of Dior.
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Two members of Nicki Minaj's road team have been stabbed in Philadelpia. The incident reportedly occurred in the early hours of Wednesday (18th February) morning.
A member of Nicki Minaj's road team has reportedly been killed in an altercation in Philadephia. The 'Anaconda' singer announced the news on Wednesday (18th February) via Instagram. Roadies De'Von Pickett and Eric Parker were reportedly involved in an argument which turned violent at a Philadelphia bar at approximately 2am on Wednesday morning. The argument, according to reports by NBC Philadelphia, spilled out on to the street where Pickett and Parker were stabbed by an unknown perpetrator. 29-year-old Pickett died of his injuries but 27-year-old Parker is expected to survive his injuries.
Two members of Nicki Minaj's road team have been stabbed following an altercation in Philadelphia.
Continue reading: Two Members Of Nicki Minaj's Road Team Stabbed In Philadelphia
Can we talk about Rihanna and Blue Ivy at the Grammys for a second? You’ve probably already seen the pictures and if not, kudos to you for managing to avoid them for so long. Now go and look at the adorableness that were those two in their matching pink outfits.
Rihanna and Blue Ivy basically had a backstage tea party, sans tea.
Rihanna rocked a massive, little girl-tea party style Giambattista Valli gown, which took up three seats and was visible from the arena’s overhead cameras. That’s how you rock the Grammys right there.
His new site 'Yeezy Supply' simply features a countdown with no explanation - but what is it for?
Kanye West has launched a mysterious new website that features only a countdown and nothing else. The site, called Yeezy Supply, has been the cause of a great deal of speculation as to what it’s there to promote.
At the time of writing, the countdown will expire in a little over five days – or, more precisely, at 9pm on Thursday 12th February. The most likely explanation is that this is the same day as the start of New York Fashion Week, and that the countdown is connected to some sort of live show or announcement about a new fashion range.
Kanye West unveiled a mysterious new website this week - new album?
Continue reading: So, What Is Kanye West's New Website All About?
Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney will be performing their new track 'FourFiveSeconds' at the Super Bowl DirecTV party in Glendale, Arizona the night before the big game.
Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney will cement their new musical collaboration by performing at a Super Bowl party on Saturday night (31st January). Rihanna will be performing at the Super Bowl DirecTV party in Glendale, Arizona the night before the big game. Joined by her two new collaborators, Rihanna is likely to perform their track 'FourFiveSeconds' on which McCartney plays acoustic guitar and Rihanna and West provide the vocals.
Rihanna will be performing at the Super Bowl DirecTV Party on Saturday.
A week after the single’s surprise release, Rihanna has teased the video for ‘FourFiveSeconds’.
We’ve had a week to listen to 'FourFiveSeconds', Rihanna’s collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney but now the singer has previewed the single’s forthcoming video with a denim-tastic behind the scenes look.
Rihanna has collaborated with Kanye West and Paul McCartney on 'FourFiveSeconds'.
In the video Rihanna explains that 'FourFiveSeconds' is the first song that her fans are going to hear from her new album and that this video will be their first visual.
The trio will reportedly perform new single 'FourFiveSeconds' live at the 57th Grammy Awards next weekend.
The 57th Grammy Awards is due to feature a number of high profile collaborations, but the biggest announcement may be still to come. Rumour has it that Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney will be performing a live rendition of RiRi’s new single ‘FourFiveSeconds’.
The unlikely trio will reportedly take to the stage at the ceremony in Los Angeles next weekend. A source has told ‘The Sun’ newspaper: “Rihanna's seriously pleased to have bagged a big slot at The Grammys and two huge names to kick off her comeback. Paul McCartney's a Grammys regular and it will give Rihanna serious kudos to have a Beatle backing her on stage. It is going to be a huge Grammys moment.”
Rihanna will apparently launch her comeback at the Grammys alongside Kanye and the Beatles legend
Continue reading: Rihanna, Kanye And Macca Rumoured To Perform Together At Grammys
The latest collaboration between Paul McCartney and Kanye West is another acoustic piece, backed by Rihanna.
Remember that Paul McCartney/Kanye West collaboration they teased with the release of Only You last year? Well, it’s happening – this week saw the creative duo drop FourFiveSeconds – an acoustic offering in the vein of their previous track. FourFiveSeconds was made available on RihannaNow.com over the weekend.
Could the West/McCartney partnership evolve into a full album?
The track is an anti-negativity anthem in the same vein as West’s 2014 album Yeezus, with him and Rihanna providing all the vocals as McCartney backs them on piano. It’s a smooth track, and definitely should make it on your weekend playlist (maybe in between Kedrick Lamar’s I (Love Myself) and Chance the Rapper’s No Better Blues). It’s Kanye’s second crack at the acoustic, minimally-produced, no beat genre and we’re pretty into it.
Listen to Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney's collaborative new track: 'FourFiveSeconds'.
Rihanna has suddenly released a new song featuring Paul McCartney and Kanye West. The 'Diamonds' singer released her new track, entitled 'FourFiveSeconds' on Saturday (24th January). West appeared at the iHeartRadio Summit on Wednesday (21st January) and used the opportunity to debut the new track. West performs vocals with Rihanna and McCartney provides acoustics for 'FourFiveSeconds'. The event was primarily for those working within radio but the trio's song is now available online.
Rihanna has teamed up with West and McCartney for 'FourFiveSeconds'.
Continue reading: Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney Team Up For 'FourFiveSeconds'
Launching a new award ceremony can't be easy, so for The Daily Front Row's inaugural Fashion Los Angeles Awards, a host of celebrities were on-hand to ensure it was a success.
Fashion lovers and Hollywood fans were desperately checking in to the Sunset Tower Hotel to watch The Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards on 22nd January 2015. For those of you that have never heard of the Fashion Los Angeles Awards, don't worry; you aren't at fault as Thursday night's award show was the first of what is hoped to be annual event. An event which, apparently, honours the finest contributions to the style of Hollywood from the world of fashion.
Miley Cyrus with a t-shirt reading "I had nothing to wear so I put on this Moschino dress" (Credit Frederick M. Brown - Getty Images)
For the inaugural event, a host of celebrities flocked to the Sunset Tower to present awards, or just watch the action unfold before them. Drew Barrymore and Ciara were called upon to present some of the prestigious awards, with stars like Rihanna, Katy Perry and Kanye West taking up the front row of seats for the show. Miley Cyrus also presented an award. Whilst wearing an oversized t-shirt emblazoned with the statement "I had nothing to wear so I put on this Moschino dress", Cyrus presented the awards for 'Womenswear Designer of the Year' to Jeremy Scott.
Rihanna has defeated Topshop in a long running court-case.
Pop star Rihanna has won a significant legal case over retail giant Topshop over the selling of T-shirts displaying her picture. The victory reinforces the ability of high profile names to control their own public image.
Rihanna has won a landmark case against Topshop
The three judges, Lords Justices Richard, Kitchin and Underhill ruled that Topshop's unauthorised use of the singer's photograph on a range of t-shirts amounted to "passing off". Though affirming that there was no English law allowing anyone to restrain reproduction of their name or image, but the judgement provided further legal grounds for the famous to limit the circumstances with which commercial advantage can be achieved.
Continue reading: Rihanna Defeats Topshop In Court Battle Over T-Shirts
Instagram's decision to purge its website of millions of fake accounts has left a number of celebrities a million or so short of 'friends'. Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian have been the worst hit, but which other celebrities have also been affected by the 'Instagram rapture'?
The photo sharing site Instagram has decided to remove millions of profiles which were believed to be posting spam. The website's action, dubbed the 'Instagram rapture', has left a number of legitimate users disgruntled at their seeming lack of online popularity and the purge has seriously affected celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and Akon.
Kim Kardashian is now the second most followed Instagram user.
A solid cast bodes well for this unnecessary remake of the 1982 movie (based on the 1970s musical), but the filmmakers' decision to turn the catchy songs into bland pop numbers is the real mistake. It leaves the entire film feeling empty, highlighting director Will Gluck's clunky direction, which includes coaxing Cameron Diaz to a squirm-inducingly over-the-top performance. Young children probably won't mind, but as the movie lurches awkwardly from one messy set piece to the next, the lack of a decently arranged musical number makes everything look dull and witless.
In Harlem, 10-year-old Annie (Quvenzhane Wallis) is an orphan living in a foster home with four other girls, run by the greedy Miss Hannigan (Diaz). Smart and quick-witted, Annie longs for a day when she can be reunited with her parents. Then she has a run-in with Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx), a workaholic mobile phone executive who's running for New York mayor. Will's advisor Guy (Bobby Cannavale) suggests that he take Annie in temporarily to boost his poll numbers, and once settled in his spacious penthouse apartment she immediately charms Will's assistant Grace (Rose Byrne) and driver Nash (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). And she begins to work her way into Will's heart as well.
From here, Gluck completely misses the point of the play, trying desperately to crank up a ridiculous scam subplot into some big final-act action mayhem. But this never gains any traction at all because it's clear what has to happen in the story. Indeed, the best thing on screen is the strong chemistry between Foxx and Wallis, who find moments of genuine humour and connection even in the silliest slapstick. And they seem almost reluctant every time they have to dive into yet another insipidly revamped song. Pop star Sia worked on them, but loses all the charm in the attempt to turn each one into a chart-topping clone. Fans of the original music will enjoy the brief riffs of the originals audible here and there, and they'll leave the cinema wanting to revisit the old numbers instead of these Frankenstein versions.
Continue reading: Annie Review
Sportswear by Ri-Ri is coming our way…
While we’re still waiting on her 8th album to drop it seems Rihanna has gone out and got herself a whole new job! The 26 year old singer has just been named as the new creative director for sports brand Puma and will be overseeing the brand’s whole women’s line, including apparel and footwear.
Rihanna is Puma's new creative director
Ri-Ri will also be acting as a brand ambassador, alongside sprinter Usain Bolt and footballer Mario Balotell and will feature in next year’s autumn/winter ad campaign. The singer will be in good company as Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles has also recently collaborated with the brand, on a footwear range.
Continue reading: A New Role For Ri-Ri: Rihanna Named Creative Director For Puma
The overly-confident alien race, the Boov, have faced some difficulties in their time, but they've just discovered a new planet that they can call home. The only drawback? The planet's name is Earth, and it already has inhabitants. But when, arguably the source of their problems, Oh ('The Big Bang Theory''s Jim Parsons) is abandoned by his race, he runs across a new friend. Tip (Rihanna), is a renegade, and after escaping from the occupation of the Boov with Oh, the two begin a road-trip with a difference as they try to find their way in the world and make their own home.
Continue: Home Trailer
Fans of the singer are eagerly awaiting the follow up to 2012’s ‘Unapologetic’
It seems a new Rihanna album could be on its way sooner than expected, after producer DJ Skee revealed the singer has recorded ten songs for a new record which could even arrive before the end of the year.
Could Rihanna have a new record up her sleeve?
“That project is a lot closer than anyone realised, including her own record label,” The Source reports Skee as saying. “She’s trying to put out a project to capitalise off the fourth quarter.”
Continue reading: Could A New Rihanna Record Be About To Drop?
Turns out Ri-Ri’s a big ‘Scandal’ fan
Continue reading: Rihanna Visits The White House And Finds Her Inner Kerry Washington
The former Destiny's Child star topped the Forbes list for the second consecutive year, more than doubling her earnings from 2013
For the second year in a row, Beyonce has been unveiled as the highest-earning female in the music industry, according to the annual Forbes list. With the help of her most recent album, her enormously successful world tour and a host of endorsement deals, she’s more than doubled her earnings from the previous year.
Beyonce came top of the Forbes rich list of female music stars for the second year in a row
The artist referred to in the list as Beyonce Knowles Carter was top of 2013’s list with an income of $53 million, and this year she’s into nine figures with $115 million. Yikes!
Continue reading: Beyonce Revealed As Highest Earning Female Music Star
Many people may have found the 26 year-old singer's response surprising when being asked, "what's the sexiest thing a man has ever said to you?"
Ever wondered what kind of man Rihanna is attracted to? Well anyone trying to woo the 26 year-old singer should know that she recently revealed in an ideal relationship her man wouldn't be afraid to be the boss.
Rihanna thinks it is "sexy" when a man tells her what to do
In Rihanna's cover story in the December issue of Elle magazine, hitting newsstands on November 18th, which aims to introduce "the real Rihanna: strong, uncompromising, and radically beautiful," she is asked "What's the sexiest thing a man has ever said to you?"
Continue reading: Rihanna Admits She Finds It "Sexy" When A Man Tells Her What To Do
The 26 year-old singer fired back at the television network for replacing her song with a pre-game report on the NFL's dealings with Ray Rice's domestic abuse case.
Rihanna isn't happy with CBS and she is letting everyone know about it. The beef between the television network and the 26 year-old singer began after her theme song was pulled from its Thursday Night Football broadcast last week.
Rihanna says "F--k you" to CBS
CBS were supposed to play RiRi's hit track 'Run This Town' in the opening of the sports broadcast ahead of Baltimore Ravens' home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the network decided to drop the song due to the ongoing domestic violence case that involves former Ravens player Ray Rice.
Continue reading: Rihanna Slams CBS For Dropping Her Song Amidst The Ray Rice Scandal
The singer also revealed he still talks to his therapist twice a week.
Chris Brown has weighed in on the controversy surrounding footballer Ray Rice, offering advice and drawing on his own experiences following his 2009 assault conviction. During an interview with MTV, Brown was asked for his opinion on the former Baltimore Raven, who was cut from the team and suspended by the NFL this week after a video emerged showing him hitting his then-fiancee.
Chris Brown offered advice to Ray Rice
"I think it's all about the choices you make," Brown said to MTV’s Sway. “With me, I deal with a lot of anger issues from my past - not knowing how to express myself verbally and at the same time not knowing how to cope with my emotions and deal with them and understand what they are.”
Continue reading: Chris Brown Offers Advice To Ex-Baltimore Raven Ray Rice
Chris Brown explained that he just wanted to grow up and put his beef with Drake behind him after jail stint.
Chris Brown has opened about wiping the slate clean with Drake after their highly publicised feud which involved a nightclub brawl back in 2012. Now not only have they made up, but they're working together!
Chris Brown is putting the past behind him
Brown explained to MTV how there was no real 'make up' moment for the pair, it was just a mutually mature decision to put the past behind them. 'We're young, so it's not like [we had] a pow wow over tea or nothing', he revealed. 'It didn't need to be explained. It wasn't no problem.'
Nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Winstead and others have leaked onto the internet, but given the sentence of Michael Chaney - the man who hacked Scarlett Johansson - the person behind the latest leak may be on borrowed time.
Hundreds of explicit images of celebrities including nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence leaked onto the internet on Sunday (August 31, 2014) via the 4chan website. Images of more than 100 well-known actors, singer and celebrities were part of the leak, which is rumored to be part of a major hacking of Apple's iCloud service.
Jennifer Lawrence confirmed the nude pictures were real [Getty/MIke Coppola]
As well as the Hunger Games actress - the most high profile - the list also included Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Kirsten Dunst, Winona Ryder and Aubrey Plaza. 4chan quickly removed the thread but the images have been circulating since.
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Rapper Chris Brown was seen participating in the 2014 Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Centre in New York City. He was seen practicing ahead of the game's start, with his ex, Rihanna, sat in the front row, using her phone.
The game appears as one of the few times the ex-couple have been seen together, after Chris Brown was issued a restraining order following assault charges against Brown after he domestically abused Rihanna in 2009. The order forbade Brown from being within fifty yards (later reduced to ten) from Rihanna, before it was announced they were allowed to appear together at award shows together.
Following her recent tour with Eminem, Rihanna was seen attending a charity basketball game in New York City with friends.
At 2014 Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Centre in New York City, Rihanna and friends were seen making a grand appearance. While attending the charity basketball game (in which Rihanna's ex, Chris Brown, was participating) the group were given front row seats. Rihanna was seen wearing denim shorts and a RUN DMC jumper, as she met with friends and received a gift at one point. She was then given a drink, and spent some time talking to, and hugging, children.
Rihanna has recently returned from her tour with Eminem entitled 'The Monster Tour', named after their 2013 collaborative song, 'The Monster'.
Besides Rihanna, what are some other celebs that have been involved with owning sports teams?
You're a multi-platinum selling recording artist, people know you everywhere you go, and you can pretty much buy anything in the entire world. You have it all, so what do you do next? Buy a football club, of course - especially if you're Rihanna.
Rihanna is looking to buy a UK soccer club
According to reports, the 'Diamonds' singer is looking into buying a football club in the UK after she's finished creating a soccer academy in her homeland of Barbados. Rihanna took a trip to Brazil to watch the last few matches of the World Cup - so are her aspirations something she's really going to pursue, or is it just a case of the highly addictive World Cup fever? "We figured she was still on a high from the World Cup. But now it's becoming clear she really is serious," a source told the Daily Star. At the World Cup, Rihanna supported Brazil throughout until going for Germany in the final.
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Two music superpowers, rapper Eminem and singer Rihanna, have kicked off their joint tour in California.
As far as musical collaborations go, Eminem and Rihanna have given us some of the best. Between 'Love the Way You Lie' (Parts 1 and 2), 'Numb' and 'The Monster', every time the pair team up it seems to work, and it's no surprise really, considering they're two acts at the top of their game. No surprises then that their six date joint tour is something just a bit special.
A throwback photo of Eminem on stage at Lollapalooza in 2011
Rolling Stone had the scoop on the first night in Pasadena California, which saw the pair collaborate not only on their familiar tracks, but also duet on some others, such as a cover of B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams' 'Airplanes'. Rihanna also sang Dido's part in a rendition of Eminem classic 'Stan'.
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The duo perform 'Stan' as well as their own collabs 'Love The Way You Lie' and 'The Monster'
Eminem at Lollapalooza 2014 (Getty/Theo Wargo)
In addition to reprising her choruses on ‘Love The Way You Lie’ and ‘The Monster’, the Barbadian singer also provided Dido’s vocal parts for ‘Stan’, which drew enormous cheers from the packed-out crowd. It’s not the first time that Eminem has snagged another superstar to duet with him on the 2000 hit single – he performed it with Elton John at the 2001 Grammy Awards.
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Which singers have tried their hand at acting recently?
It seems if you can sing, you should be able to act with a whole host of super singers putting down their microphones and picking up a script instead. Justin Timberlake has made one of the most impressive transferences from stage to screen with exciting supporting roles in hits including The Social Network and the Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis and taking the lead role opposite Mila Kunis in Friends With Benefits.
Beyoncé successfully combined both singing and acting in the musical drama, Dreamgirls, and also tried her hand at pure acting in everyone's favourite detective film, The Pink Panther and in American thriller, Obsessed.
Of course, there are some popstars that are unlikely to ever find themselves in Oscar contention, such as Justin Bieber following his role in two episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation back in 2010, and Joss Stone's slightly more substantial TV role as Anne of Cleves in The Tudors. But which serious fan of The Spice Girls didn't love their whirlwind musical comedy Spice World? And who didn't enjoy Britney Spears' turn in the girls on tour comedy Crossroads?
Rihanna is the latest victim of the celebrity stalking phenomenon.
What is it with all the celebrity stalkers lately? The latest star to fall victim to an overeager “fan” is Rihanna, who had handwritten letters allegedly delivered to her SoHo apartment. Think that sounds romantic? Well, the details make it considerably less so. To pop star’s not-so-secret admirer was a 53-year-old homeless man, who took it upon himself to stalk and harass RiRi.
This treatment put Rihanna "in fear for her physical safety."
And his letters were definitely on the wrong side of emotional. According to the New York Daily News, he repeatedly called Rihanna a b---h in his missives, and threatened to “bum (rush) in her apartment”.
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Drake has announced his fourth album, "Views From The Six", though recording is yet to start.
The world’s favorite Canadian rapper has announced another album. “Views From The 6”, Drake’s fourth offering so far, will be released under the emerging OVO Sound, Drake’s own label. Although he’s announced the album, according to Rolling Stone recording won’t begin until after his tour with Lil Wayne concludes on September 27th, 2014, and the album itself likely won’t drop until spring of next year. Drake is currently set to perform his sold-out OVO Fest in Toronto, Canada alongside Outkast and mystery guests, beginning August 3rd, after which he’ll move on to his international tour and then the studio.
Drake, pictured here at the JUNO Awards, is up for another award - The Polaris
Though theories abound about the vague title, one popular speculation as told by Billboard.com claims it as a reference to his hometown of Toronto, where the primary area codes are 416 and 647. Friend and fellow OVO Sound musician Jimmy Prime reportedly gave Toronto the nickname of “The 6” due to the codes’ common digit. Coupled with his video for “Started From The Bottom” which depicted him working in Canadian chain Shoppers Drug Mart and rapping in the snow, “Views From The 6” lies naturally within the same vein as his frequent Toronto shoutouts.
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Eminem becomes the first artist to receive two Digital Single Diamond awards from the RIAA. Which songs do you think landed him the honor?
After thirteen Grammy Awards, six number one albums, and a billion other accomplishments to his name, rapper Eminem is still going strong. This is because he’s the first artist ever to receive two Digital Single Diamond Awards from the RIAA. It’s impressive mostly because “Diamond” in music certification means that something sold ten million, and ten million is kind of a lot. Also because he’s apparently the first ever to do it. Even though Eminem’s had his fair share of popular singles in his day, he’s not the first that comes to mind when you think of huge songs, is he?
Eminem is the first artist to earn two Digital Diamond Single awards
So, which were the ones to nab him the title? It shouldn’t come as a surprise when ‘Love The Way You Lie’ featuring Rihanna was the first Diamond track, because that song was absolutely everywhere when it was first released back in 2010. Since then, it has gone on to sell over eleven million copies digitally. The lead single from that same album (Recovery) was the one to give Eminem the honor, as ‘Not Afraid’ just recently passed the ten million mark. When you think about the success he’s had with singles, you have to wonder what made ‘Not Afraid’ his big seller instead of his more radio-friendly tracks, but as catchy as they were, none of them comes close to what those two have sold.
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Sandra Bullock isn’t the first celeb to have crazed fans sneaking around her house
Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock has just recently discovered how far some fans will go to come into contact with their idols as a man broke into her Beverly Hills home in the early hours on Tuesday. Since being arrested, the man who has been identified as Joshua Corbett who is aged 39 and resides in the San Fernando valley, Los Angeles.
A man broke into Bullock's Beverly Hills home while she was inside.
Despite the apparent exclusivity and subsequent security that Beverly Hills affords inhabitants, Bullock’s run-in with the obsessive fan proves that they will often go to ridiculous measures in order to gain recognition from the subject of their adoration. It also presents a worrying security concern as a lapse in mental health often fuels these celebrity obsessions. Most famously, John Hinckley Jr’s assassination attempt on then President, Ronald Raegan, was seen by Hinckley as a way of courting the attention of actress Jodie Foster. But to have a fan invade one’s personal space and most intimate of dwellings is a unsettling notion for most people, never mind those of the celebrity calibre. Here are a selection of unfortunate celebs who’ve been subject to break-ins, robberies and warped fans who got a little too close for comfort.
Rihanna stole the show at the 2014 Cfda Fashion Awards in a sparkling mesh dressunder which her modesty was preserved solely by a G-string. She teamed it with a fur boa and sparkling head-piece that gave her the look of a rude 1920s pin-up.
Rihanna has become embroiled in an online row with TLC's T-Boz after the veteran singer allegedly criticised Rihanna's regular nudity.
Don’t nobody criticise Rihanna for putting her “boobycakes" on display! On a recent interview with Australian talk show Sunrise, TLC’s Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins made a comment, allegedly about Rihanna, that the “Monster” singer is clearly amused by. In the interview, which featured T-Boz and fellow band member Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, a voice over claims the singers singled out Rihanna and her penchant for getting nekkid in public.
Lil Mama and TLC at the LA Live American Music Awards
“Every time I see you you don’t have to be naked,” T-Boz said, adding, “We became the biggest selling group of all time with our clothes on…it’s easy to sell sex.” Now, the first thing we noticed is that T-Boz didn’t directly use Rihanna’s name in the interview, or at least isn’t shown to use it herself. It’s the voiceover that actually singles out Rihanna, although we can’t imagine the show would have so intentionally gone out of their way to have a bit of a celebrity sh*t stir…or would they?
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The 26 year-old singer took to Twitter to post a snap of TLC posing topless, just after members of the girl group slammed her for doing the same exact thing.
Rihanna isn't backing down!
The 26 year-old singer was recently blasted by TLC's Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas for using the "sex sells" tactic to promote herself.
The band members made the criticisms when appeared on Australia's Sunrise 7 on Thursday (June 5th), ahead of their gig in Sydney.
The pop star made sure all eyes were on her at the CFDA Fashion Awards last night.
Rihanna has yet again proved her status as a style icon by wowing in the most daring of ensembles at Monday evening's CFDA Fashion Awards ceremony. The 26 year-old pop star attended to collect the Fashion Icon Award at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards last night (2nd June) in New York City.
Rihanna already had the award in the bag therefore she had to do little to prove her eligibility but the 'S&M' hitmaker decided to cement her reign in the fashion kingdom by wearing an outfit no one could take their eyes off.
The custom made, Adam Selman-designed sheer gown comprised of 216,000 Swarovski crystals and left little to the imagination. In a soft shade of pink and with a flapper girl-inspired headscarf and stole, the outfit was part Jessica Rabbit and part futuristic space goddess.
Justin Bieber has apologised for using a racial slur in the punch line of a joke in 2011, but he's not the only celebrity that has been accused of racism.
There’s a lot of words we’d use to describe Justin Bieber, but “racist” wasn’t one of them. That was, until a video emerged of the pop star over the weekend, in which he tells a joke which includes the N-word in the punchline. In the video, Bieber asks, “Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?” Before simulating the sound of a chainsaw, but using the N-word, “Run n*****, n*****, n*****, n*****, n*****.”
Bieber has apologised for using the racist word in the punchline of a joke
The video was taken from footage that was filmed for Bieber’s 2011 documentary, “Never Say Never.” Unsurprisingly, it didn’t make the final cut, although that didn’t stop The Sun newspaper from finding and releasing it. Bieber is said to be “frustrated and sad,” and has released a statement regarding the leaked video: “I’m very sorry. I take all my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologise for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable behaviour. I thought it was OK to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but I didn’t realise at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance.”
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Rihanna has responded to Charlie Sheen's furious rant via Twitter in which he accused the singer of rejecting his fiancé when he requested they be introduced. Rihanna posted a comment on Twitter which was evidently aimed at Sheen.
Charlie Sheen took to Twitter to complain about Rihanna.
The couple appear to have been dining at a restaurant to celebrate Ross' birthday when they noticed Rihanna was also present. As Sheen explained on Thursday (22nd May) via Twitter, "I sent a request over to her table to introduce my fiancé Scotty to her, as she is a
The 48 year-old actor was very annoyed with the pop star for allegedly refusing to meet his fiancé when they were all eating at the same restaurant.
Charlie Sheen is known for taking to Twitter to air any grievances or verbally attack another individual, but the 48 year-old's latest target is quite surprising.
"So, I took my gal out to dinner last night with her best friends for her Bday. We heard Rihanna was present as well," the former 'Two and a Half Men' star wrote.
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