Rihanna’s definitely on the fast-track to world domination but her exhaustion is slowly getting the best of her.
We reported a few days ago that she canceled a show in Malmo, Sweden due to the flu. Now, MTV says she had to cancel last night’s show in Stockholm an hour before she was scheduled to go on stage. Rihanna’s doctor said she was too sick to perform.
Rihanna’s been all over the world this year. She’s made what seems like 100 music videos, appearances in probably every continent and launched perfumes and other products. She’s definitely busy and pulled in 5 different directions all the time and it looks like she really needs to get some sleep.
Other celebrities have been once rushed to hospital for exhaustion, like Lady Gaga and Lindsay Lohan (back hen she actually had a job). Rihanna’s so young and has her whole life to be number one at everything. I suggest her New Year’s resolution would be to nap more. And to drink plenty of fluids.
We all know competition is super stiff within the beauty industry. In an attempt to get ahead of the game, Nivea came out with a new “interactive digital advertising experience” that combines a webcam, Rihanna twirling in feathers and her new hit song ‘California King Bed’…
Although it kind of sounds like a some sort of strange porn, it’s actually a new container for Nivea face cream. It’s kind of complicated but here’s what we can decipher from their website.
The inside layer of each lid corresponds with a new app that uses augmented reality to display a graphic picture when held up to your computer’s webcam. Nivea’s compelling singer/spokeswoman Rihanna appears with milky smooth skin (as always) while singing ‘California King Bed’. The song is a perfect fit for both a hit song and a skin product ad – coincidence? Who knows!
If you’re feeling a bit skeptical, the best part is you can try it for free before you have to actually buy the product. You can go to their website and basically print out exact same interactive image and experience the cyber-magic for yourself. Check it out on the new Nivea website.
Some celebrities are known to splurge on cars, costumes or even cocaine. Who knew Rihanna likes to drop mad cheddar on raunchy toys?
Actually, this should be no surprise since she is constantly seen performing on stage as if she’s a stripper by night and a call girl by late, late night.
The 23-year-old can be heard in the song S&M singing the line “Sex in the air, I don’t care, I love the smell of it, sticks and stones may break my bones but chains and whips excite me.”
In a Parisian sex shop called Lovestore last week, Rihanna bought some items that “excite” her, including toys, scented candles, graphic books and handcuffs.
A source told the Sun ”she knew exactly what she was after and didn’t want any assistance picking out items.” Yep, sounds like the Rihanna we all know and love.
Parents with 15-year-old kids that worship Rihanna may feel uncomfortable knowing the pop-star spends her time off in bed rolling around with things that go bump in the night, but many high school sex-ed teachers will agree that this is perfectly normal and healthy for any woman in her early twenties.
Again, many young stars would gravitate towards coke, guns and cars so if Rihanna really wants to light some candles and handcuff herself to the bed post, while watching a naughty film, let her!
Rihanna’s new boyfriend coincidentally looks a lot like Chris Brown. MTO confirms Rihanna is dating Dudley O’Shaughnessy, a 21 year old British amateur boxer who is also starring in Rihanna’s video which was shot in Ireland.
A source confirms the couple are dating, and apparently Dudley has, “A D*CK THE SIZE OF A [POLICE] NIGHT STICK.”
Good for Rihanna – she’s been working so hard and she deserves some fun.
Fizzled out pop icons of the 80′s better watch their back! Rihanna’s in it to win it. The 23-year-old singer has now beaten Madonna as the fastest solo artist to reach 20 Top-10 hits.
Rihanna’s newest single, “Talk That Talk” with Calvin Harris currently sits at #9 in its second week on the charts, giving her a total of 20 songs on the Top-10 charts in just six years and four months.
For the Queen of Pop herself, well it took her a little bit longer. Slow and steady didn’t win the race, it seems. Madge was beaten by just five months.
It appears Rihanna’s popping hit after hit since Pon De Replay. while Madonna’s giving us flop after flop. I mean, remember her urban pop album Hard Candy? Yeah, we don’t either.
Rihanna tells British Vogue that she isn’t a role model. She insists her act is just entertainment for her fans.
“That’s not me. That’s a part I play. You know, like it’s a piece of art, with all these toys and textures to play with,” she tells the magazine. “See, people … they want me to be a role model just because of the life I lead. The things I say in my songs, they expect it of me, and [being a role model] became more of my job than I wanted it to be. But no, I just want to make music. That’s it.”
She also believes the struggles of her youth made her a stronger person today.
“I saw too much. I was way too mature for my age,” she says. “Look, God doesn’t give any more than you can handle. I had to get through a lot of ups and downs — big downs — and a lot of trial and error to get where I am now.”
One of her Twitter followers asked, “When’s the next album due?” Rihanna exuberantly replied, “THIS FALL!!!!!”
In July producer Verse Simmonds spoke to MTV News about the progress of the album.
“From what I understand, she’s closing the album up now, and we did two records for her that she really, really loved, and I’m really excited about them as well,” Simmonds said. “They are records that we wrote and produced as the Jugganauts.”
Chris Martin, revealed the epic collaboration during a recent interview: “The album is designed as a whole piece. It has boy and girl lead characters and top of our list for the girl part was Rihanna, but it took a while to pluck up the courage to ask her. We did a show in Las Vegas and I met her and said, ‘Do you think there’s any chance?’ I was very Hugh Grant-like and spluttering about it.”
He added, ”She has such an amazing voice and it’s so different to mine. When the vocal happened I thought ‘Wow, you sound different’ but I think that’s also because she was singing a different song to what we are used to hearing from her and it is written by a bloke from Devon.”
The concept of the show is judges bring on guests to help them decide which contestants to mentor. Antonio “L.A.” Reid has decided to use Rihanna.
Rihanna is apparently very excited reports TMZ. She worked on the U.K. finale last year and loved it.
Rumours are circulating that Jay-Z and Rihanna might be parting ways. An informed source tells MediaTakeOut that Rihanna will be dropping RocNation as her managers.
Last April there was speculation Rihanna was going to drop Jay-Z. Rihanna was claiming financial irregularities. Jay-Z and Rihanna apparently were able to work it out.
However, now that Beyonce is pregnant, things have changed. Rihanna will officially drop Jay and his team as her managers, and she is launching a lawsuit as a first step, saying Jay’s company defrauded her.
Rihanna is getting pretty serious these days. First she is suing the previous owner of her house, and now she is suing Jay. Things are about to get serious!
In January 2010 the house was a hit my a rainstorm, which caused the house to leak and reveal a bunch of problems. Rihanna believes the seller knew about the problems, but hid them, reports TMZ.
Now Rihanna is suing the seller, the home inspector, the real estate agents, and the engineers who worked on the house. Her lawsuit claims, “the actual value of the property at the time of purchase, taking into consideration the extensive construction defects … was millions of dollars less” than the price she paid for it.
Sometimes its tough being rich.
In case you didn’t know, Jay-Z discovered Rihanna and he is very protective and loyal to her. Although Chris has apologized for striking Rihanna, Jay-Z doesn’t forgive that quickly.
Don’t mess with Jay.
Rihanna denies that she has a sex tape with J Cole.
Hustler is claiming they have obtained a video with the two hitmakers.
A representative for Hustler told E! News, “We have not made any decisions about what we are going to do with it yet.”
Rihanna tweeted, ”We don’t believe U, U need more people… And of course an actual sex tape! Slownewsday.”
MediaTakeOut is reporting they have been offered a sex tape between Rihanna and rapper J Cole.
The website reports they were sent screenshots of the tape, which showed a woman similar to Rihanna “involved” with a man resembling J Cole.
We don’t buy this story. What do you think?
TMZ helpfully points out he made $50,000 per song performed, having rapped roughly 50 songs throughout the two days. Slim Shady was playing at the V Festival in England.
He was also joined by Rihanna, who reportedly got $825,000 per night to perform.
We are in the wrong business!
Rihanna will be appearing in Battleship, a film adaptation of the popular board game. She plays a tough Navy sailor who helps protect the world from invading aliens.
“We worked with real military people, you know, people in the Navy, people who have fought in Iraq before,” she told UGO.com in a long interview about the film. “They pretty much came and drilled me. This one man, Donald, he pretty much drilled me, yelled at me, cursed me, ‘Ow!’ Made me do pushups.”
However, Rihanna stayed with the training.
“I really want to say, ‘F*ck you’ right back, but then he probably would have thrown me through the window!” she joked. “I was so scared I just stood there and looked at him like, ‘I swear I’m going to get it right, I swear, I swear, I swear I’ll be good.’”
Rihanna has Hollywood stylist Ursula Stephen or retainer, which costs $3,700 per day.
A source tells the publication, “Rihanna likes to pioneer new styles but it’s costing her a fortune. She makes several public appearances a week, and the cost soon stacks up. Ursula is a close confidante and they are together all the time.”
That’s all part of the Rihanna secret sauce!
On Sunday, Rihanna tweeted the one and only celeb-blogger Perez Hilton and announced that her next single happens to be the site’s favourite off of her latest album, Loud.
“@PerezHilton hey boo, ur fav song is the brand new #LOUD single “CHEERS” to u being an A&R #RihannaNavy,” the singer tweeted.
Perez wasted no time answering this message, posting on his site, “Our girl Rihanna tweeted us some really exciting news! You might not know this, but we’re OBSESSED with her album Loud, in particular her track Cheers. If you haven’t heard it yet, you should be ashamed … but chin up, you’ll be in the know soon enough since RiRi told us Cheers is going to be her next single! ZOMG! Drink to that, yeah yeah!” Well, doesn’t someone sound excited! Truth is though, the track is pretty awesome, so we can’t really blame him!
Check out Rihana’s latest single, “Cheers (Drink to That)” below.
TMZ reports a fire broke out in the lighting area above the stage. To make matters worse, Rihanna was an hour late getting on stage, and Rihanna recently cancelled another concert in Dallas during 2010.
Below is fan video of the fire breaking out. We like how this fan seems more concerned about getting replacement tickets, then people getting hurt.
Rihanna’s newest music video, ‘Man Down,’ is sparking some controversy due to its violent nature, reports Billboard.
The video features Rihanna shooting a man dead after he sexually assaults her, which many believe is encouraging young women to turn to violence.
In Rihanna’s defence, the singer tweeted claiming the video stands for female empowerment, after she herself was a victim of a violent attack by then boyfriend Chris Brown in 2009.
“Young girls/women all over the world…we are a lot of things! We’re strong innocent fun flirtatious vulnerable, and sometimes our innocence can cause us to be naive! We always think it could NEVER be us, but in reality, it can happen to ANY of us! So ladies be careful,” she wrote.
The song features such lyrics as ”Momma, I just shot a man dead…I never been so proud.”
Several groups, including The Parents Television Council and Industry Ears, are asking BET and Viacom to stop airing the video.
“If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass,” said Paul Porter, co-founder of Industry Ears.
Melissa Henson of the Parents Television Council continued with the criticism, saying “instead of telling victims they should seek help, Rihanna released a music video that gives retaliation in the form of premeditated murder the imprimatur of acceptability.”
On one hand, they do have a point. If Brown released a video like this, the world would be up in arms. Yet she’s allowed to condone murder?
On the other hand, though, the video would make no sense if she didn’t act out the lyrics. The song calls for a “man down,” so artistically, she had to do it. I think people are just taking this too seriously – her video is like a mini movie, an exaggerated story of a woman defending herself. It’s called artistic expression!
Watch the video below.