September 4th, 2012 by faye
“We Found Love” singer Rihanna has slammed a recent report claiming she was embroiled in a London club melee.
According to reports from media outlet The Sun, “The hard-drinking pop queen [Rihanna] was hauled away by doormen after jumping on a table and wrecking it — sending glass flying” at the Rose Club in London.
The paper also claims that 24-year-old Rihanna, donning thigh-high snakeskin boots, had “jumped on the private table, which broke apart and sent her crashing to the floor,” and that “bottles of champagne and glasses shattered as she fell, drawing gasps from onlookers.”
Rihanna allegedly shouted, “Don’t you know who I am?” when the club bouncers “grabbed” her, and was “allowed to stay at the trendy London nightspot only after pals spoke out on her behalf.”
A source for The Sun claims, “Rihanna was telling the bouncers to get off and there was a scuffle. I don’t think they recognized her.”
Additionally, the news outlet reported that the alleged “early-hours incident” has “sparked fresh fears that the ‘Umbrella’ star’s partying is spiraling out of control.”
The pop singer took to her Twitter page to deny the allegations from The Sun. Rihanna wrote, “Who the phuck jumps on a glass table and live?? C’mon Sun, u goes to do better than that!!! #missingreceipts.”
August 17th, 2012 by faye
Pop singer Rihanna broke down in an interview with TV host Oprah Winfrey, telling her that she felt protective of former boyfriend Chris Brown after he beat her up back in 2009, concerned that everyone would think of him as a bad guy.
According to reports, during a rare emotional interview with Oprah Winfrey that is set to air on Sunday, “Umbrella” singer Rihanna went into the details about the highly publicized assault that went down more than three years ago — telling Winfrey that the days and weeks after the battery left her ashamed and confused.
“It was embarrassing, it was humiliating,” Rihanna told Oprah Winfrey in the interview, excerpts of which were released on Thursday. “I lost my best friend. Everything I knew switched, switched in a night, and I couldn’t control that.”
Rihanna added, “It was a weird, confusing space to be in. Because as angry as I was – as angry and hurt and betrayed – I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help. And who’s going to help him?”
“Nobody’s going to say he needs help. Everybody’s going to say he’s a monster, without looking at the source. And I was more concerned about him,”
“I lost my best friend … everything I knew switched … switched in a night and I couldn’t control that,” 24-year-old pop star Rihanna added.
Previous reports have stated that Rihanna was left battered and bruised from the beating initiated by Chris Brown in Los Angeles on the eve of the Grammy Awards back in February 2009. Brown, who was 19 years old at the time and an R&B singer rising to fame, entered a guilty plea to the assault charges and was subsequently sentenced to five years probation, community service and domestic violence counseling.
Chris Brown gave a public apology after the battery incident with Rihanna, but his music career and public image has been tainted since the incident. After his career took a dive, it has since recovered, and he even won his first Grammy Award earlier this year for the hit album “F.A.M.E”.
Rihanna has rarely opened up emotionally in public about the events of that night.
TV host Winfrey, who interviewed Rihanna in the Hollywood star’s home in Barbados, said in a promotion for Sunday’s show that she had started with a preconceived idea of Rihanna, basing her notions on the provocative music videos and sexually-charged lyrics of the singer, but her view changed quickly during the interview.
“I thought she was going to be kind of a badass, kind of a hard-edged rocker, pop woman. Nothing could have been further from the truth,” Oprah Winfrey said of Rihanna.
August 14th, 2012 by faye
Pop singer Rihanna seems to be holding a grudge against beauty product Nivea, after the company reportedly deemed her “too sexy” for its image.
According to reports, the new CEO of the makeup company decided to fire Rihanna as their endorser because he felt that the singer was too raunchy for the family friendly image of Nivea.
Previous reports have stated that things started well when Rihanna signed on to represent the skin care brand back in 2011, and Nivea even proceeded to use her song “California King Bed” in their commercial and fund her tour — that was before new Nivea CEO Stefan Heidenreich joined the company.
Speaking to German newspaper Welt, Heidenreich said “Rihanna is a no go … I do not understand how to bring the core brand of Nivea in conjunction with Rihanna,” adding “Nivea is a company which stands for trust, family and reliability.”
Rihanna responded to the criticism of Stefan Heidenreich by tweeting a photo of him and writing, “No caption necessary.”
Media outlet TMZ spotted Rihanna out in Los Angeles this weekend, and when they asked the pop star if she still uses Nivea products, she just stared at the photographer.
However, the photog continued, “We love you, seriously though,” to which Rihanna replied, “Even without Nivea?”
August 13th, 2012 by faye
Pop singer Rihanna teared up a little when she was asked by TV host Oprah Winfrey about Chris Brown during an interview, saying that when they broke up, she “lost her best friend.”
According to reports, Oprah Winfrey had an interview with 24-year-old Rihanna for “Oprah’s Next Chapter” at her home. The TV host did not hold back on asking about the singer’s relationship with former boyfriend Chris Brown.
While Rihanna may often cast herself as someone who is hard and edgy, she was not afraid to candidly answer Oprah’s questions, all while relaxed and on her home in Barbados.
In the promo clips of the interview, Oprah Winfrey asked Rihanna about the end of her relationship with Chris Brown. Rihanna can be seen tearing up a little, saying, “It was embarrassing. It was humiliating. I lost my best friend.”
“I was resentful. I held a grudge,” Rihanna continued. “I was dark.”
After Chris Brown brutally assaulted Rihanna back in 2009, the former couple has since reconciled, both personally and professionally. This clearly made headlines on various newspapers and media outlets. Rumors that the two had begun dating once again were amped up by Rihanna’s decision to release his-and-her remixes, which they both collaborated on. Rihanna appeared on the remix to Chris Brown’s “Turn Up the Music,” and Brown provided a sex-laced verse on the “Birthday Cake” remix of Rihanna.
Oprah Winfrey admitted that she was actually surprised by RiRi’s non-badass nature, saying that the singer defied all her expectations.
“She was thoughtful. She was very emotional. She was vulnerable,” the TV host said.
Aside from Chris Brown, Oprah and Rihanna also talked about the singer’s native Barbados, where the interview took place. The full conversation airs on OWN during “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” at 9 pm on Sunday, August 19th.
Rihanna’s work in the music industry has earned her several awards and approval, including five American Music Awards, eighteen Billboard Music Awards, two BRIT Awards and five Grammy Awards. She has also achieved a total of eleven number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart — making her the youngest solo artist to achieve the feat. Billboard named Rihanna the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade, and ranked her as the seventeenth artist of the same decade. She is said to be the highest-selling digital artist in history of the United States, having sold 47,571,000 singles as of 2012. Furthermore, Rihanna has also shipped 7.3 million album units in the United States as of September 2011. Some of her singles have earned their place on the list of best-selling singles worldwide. Since the beginning of her music carrer in 2005, Rihanna has sold more than 25 million albums and 60 million singles worldwide, which makes her one of the best selling artists of all time. In June 2011, Forbes reported that Rihanna had earned $29 million between May 2010 and May 2011. Meanwhile in 2012, American magazine “Time” named Rihanna one of the most influential people in the world. Rihanna was also ranked the fourth most powerful celebrity in 2012 with earnings of $53 million between May 2011 and May 2012, according to Forbes magazine.
July 9th, 2012 by faye
Pop star Rihanna has filed a lawsuit on Thursday against her former accountants, Berdon LLP. Rihanna claims that she lost millions of dollars during her tour in 2009.
According to reports, the lawsuit was filed in federal court in Manhattan, which seeks unspecified damages against New-York based Berdon LLP and two accountants. Rihanna, suing under her real name Robyn Fenty, claims that the defendants drained tens of millions of dollars from revenues, all while she launched four national and international tours over a period of five years.
During her “Last Girl on Earth” tour in 2009, Rihanna learned that her tours had suffered “significant net losses” despite the good revenues, though the defendants had managed to get 22 percent of the total revenues of the tour — while paying Rihanna just 6 percent, the lawsuit stated. It is said that the unusual accounting practice of Berdon LLP — paying itself a percentage of gross tour income as commissions — left it no incentive to “counsel” Rihanna to cut the expenses or even put in place financial controls.
The lawsuit of Rihanna also stated that Berdon LLP’s practice of paying itself commissions on revenues was not a standard in the accounting and business management industry, thus creating an apparent conflict of interest. The lawyers of Rihanna also put the blame on the accounting firm for an ongoing IRS audit of her tax returns, saying that Rihanna was compelled to spend significant resources to correct mistakes which resulted from the negligence of Berdon LLP.
The fortunes of Rihanna is said to have reversed since she fired Berdon LLP and its accountants, the lawsuit added. The “Loud” tour in 2001, which stretched from June to December, generated a net profit equal to more than 40 percent of total tour revenues.
According to the lawsuit, Rihanna hired the accountants of Berdon LLP back in 2005 when she was just a 16-year-old teen from Barbados who was starting to launch her career. Rihanna claims that Berdon LLP breached their agreements several times, made entities without regard to their effect on her taxes, engaged in malfeasance and misconduct, paid themselves excessive commissions and failed to document expenses and revenues and implement a proper budget.
The lawsuit also blamed Berdon LLP for Rihanna’s purchase of a new home back in 2009, saying competent business managers would have told Rihanna that her tour was losing money and that it is not advised or recommended to buy such an exorbitant home at that time.
Rihanna also filed a lawsuit last year against a real estate company in Los Angeles over the purchase of a $6.9 million hillside home in 2009, saying the house had serious structural defects that made it uninhabitable.
June 29th, 2012 by edsel
Rihanna apparently hid a fetish for Justin Bieber. And since the real deal was taken by Selena Gomez, RiRi decided to kiss someone who wore a cardboard mask of the Biebs. (So who gets to throw the first bottle at Justin? Chris Brown? Drake? Meek Mills?)
The Hollywood Gossip reported that Rihanna tweeted an Instagram photo of herself planting a big wet one on the cheek of her Justin Bieber substitute. She then followed it up with a sneaky picture of “Justin” seated upon a ceramic throne with his trousers down.
“Me & the beebs yesterday!” Rihanna playfully announced on Twitter. “Shoutout to my photographer @jennnrosales,” she added.
The Hollywood Gossip identified @jennnrosales as Jennifer Rosales, one of Rihanna’s best friends. THG considered the possibility that Rosales was the mystery person behind the mask. She reportedly spent a lot of time with Rihanna and had also appeared in a lot of pictures with the ‘Umbrella’ singer.
June 29th, 2012 by edsel
The only thing hotter than ‘Fire Bomb’ singer Rihanna was the fire at her London hotel this Wednesday.
According to E! News, the Barbadian bombshell joined 300 other guests in evacuating the Corinthia Hotel after an elevator shaft burst into fire.
Rihanna ended up spending the morning roaming the streets of London. “Roamin da streets since 6am!” the 24-year-old ‘Battleship’ star announced on Twitter.
RiRi also posted a photo of herself sitting in the back of a cab. “Fyah in da telly,” Rihanna tweeted.
E! News reported that Rihanna followed up with a second picture, this time of a fire truck parked outside Corinthia Hotel.
BBC News reported that around 10 firefighters arrived on the scene to handle the fire on the hotel’s seventh floor.
No one got injured during the Corinthia Hotel fire. So far, there are no clues as to what triggered the blaze or where Rihanna will be staying in the meantime.
June 28th, 2012 by edsel
How does a pay-per-view celebrity boxing match between Chris Brown and Drake –with Rihanna as the ring girl- sound to you, Bob Arum?
The Inquisitr reported that celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman offered the feuding rappers $1 million each to settle their differences in the ring. Billionaire soda bottling heir Alki David sponsored Feldman’s offer. David promised to donate an additional $1 million to a charity if Brown and Drake accepted.
The potential PPV boxing event that could Chris Brown and Drake was supposedly planned for a target date of August 25th. Depending on what venue was free at the time, the bout could be held in Los Angeles or Las Vegas.
“Obviously they have a grudge,” Feldman told NY Daily News. “It’s just three 1-minute rounds,” he elaborated on the possible boxing match between Chris Brown and Drake. He also promised that “No one will get seriously hurt.”
According to the Inquisitr, Damon Feldman added that he would be delighted if ‘Battleship’ star Rihanna agreed to serve in a certain capacity at the potential pay-per-view boxing event. “I would love to have Rihanna as the ring girl,” he told the NY Daily News.
Feldman’s profitable proposal was supposedly news to representatives of Chris Brown. Breezy’s reps claimed to have “never heard” of the planned pay-per-view boxing match to settle the differences between their client and Drake.
Neither Drake nor Rihanna have commented about the potential boxing gig.
The Inquisitr reported that a fight between Chris Brown and Drake erupted at New York nightclub W.i.P on June 14th. The rappers reportedly fought over Rihanna, who was Brown’s ex-girlfriend and rumored to be a lover of Drake. Eight people got injured when the rappers’ parties began hurling liquor bottles at each other. The list of victims included Brown himself, Brown’s bodyguard, and NBA player Tony Parker.
June 28th, 2012 by edsel
Justin Bieber and Alec Baldwin would be proud of that bodyguard of Rihanna who punched a paparazzo in the face this Sunday.
TMZ reported that the ‘Battleship’ star was carousing at London’s Whiskey Mist nightclub on Sunday night. When Rihanna decided to call it quits for the night, her bodyguards began clearing the way for her to the exit and her car.
That was when a paparazzo (who was not affiliated with TMZ, assured the webloid) got too close to Rihanna. One of the giants in charge of protecting RiRi wasn’t in the mood to be civil to the hapless celebrity photographer. That bodyguard decked the pap in the face.
TMZ obtained a video of the paparazzo-punching incident. The Rihanna bodyguard in question was a “huge guy with the bald head.”
The video did not show if the paparazzo ever got up from the punch he took in the faced.
According to TMZ, ‘Battleship’ star Rihanna was already inside her car when her overprotective bodyguard decked the paparazzo.
A good number of rumors name Rihanna as the cause of the fight between Chris Brown and Drake two weeks ago.
June 25th, 2012 by edsel
Rumors continue to spread that Chris Brown supposedly cheated on his girlfriend Karrueche Tran by seeing his ex-girlfriend Rihanna just days after Brown took a bottle to the face during a brawl with Drake.
The Hollywood Gossip had earlier posited that Brown and Drake had fought over Rihanna at the W.i.P. nightclub in New York City. Now it mentioned reports that Brown and his ex-girlfriend allegedly had a secret hotel rendezvous.
Chris Brown supposedly “snuck in through the side door at the Ganesvort Hotel,” claimed a source who hung around at the aforementioned hotel, “Super late at night and went to Rihanna’s room.”
According to The Hollywood Gossip, the source was adamant that “They’re seeing each other” because Rihanna was “just as obsessed with him.” Else, why would Rihanna duet with Brown for two songs after he beat the ‘S&M’ singer black and blue years back?
The rumored hotel hookup between Breezy and RiRi was soon crushed by Hollyscoop.
“Completely not true,” a representative for Chris Brown declared. “As we have said many, many times before,” the rep reminded everyone who wanted to see a catfight between Rihanna and Brown’s new girlfriend in addition to the brawl between Breezy and Drizzy, “He is very happy with his girlfriend, Karrueche Tran.”