“Not talking was a big thing for me,” Rihanna told W Magazine. She managed to keep mum and stayed away from the craziness last year when the media was all over the Chris Brown story.
In February 8, 2009, her then boyfriend and fellow R&B singer Chris Brown was arrested and sentenced to community service and five years of probation for felony assault, following a domestic violence complaint. Turns out that behind the façade of a happy couple, Rihanna was a victim of violence. It’s been a year since the pre-Grammy incident, and both are leading peaceful and separate lives.
“I’m glad I didn’t talk to people, because I was able to deal with things in my own way, without saying the wrong things or giving people the wrong impression,” Rihanna added. The article wasn’t all about her past rough year. She also talked about her career, the crazy things she does with her “glam team,” and about being “a little older than my real age.”
Inspired by her latest album, Rated R, the photo shoot shows an edgy and naughty Rihanna garbed in designer threads such as Michael Kors, Christian Dior, and Prada.
Check out W’s cover shoot slideshow here, or watch the behind-the-scenes video below.
I didn’t notice it until last weekend’s Grammy Awards. Rihanna and Mary J. Blige are sporting the same do. I ask you (with a Sherlock Holmes voice), who did it first? Or better yet, (in a Tyra Banks voice) who looks better?
This ’do is definitely making a “Russian Roulette.”
Posted by Kate Alvarez as Awards & Accolades, Beyonce Knowles, Carrie Underwood, Chantel “Chani” Christie, Fergie, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Nettles, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, The Red Carpet at 11:00 AM EST on Feb, 01 2010
Last night’s gathering of entertainers brought out a new trend for red-carpet dressing. Perhaps it’s the 2010 bug where fashionistas are out to challenge the conventional “glam-glam-glam” mantra. Here are my top 10 picks for the Grammy’s best dressed, in no particular order.
Before the show, Katy Perry tweeted: “[sic] I’m excited 4 today, all the performances r going to be fab & beauty is gonna be on point! Today I’m channeling Indian Betty Paige princess!” It looks like her Zac Posen dress did the job.
Rihanna brushed off rumors that she was blacklisted from the Grammys. Her Elie Saab Haute Couture gown made the feathered collar a must-have fashion detail.
See the winners and highlights here.
She’s not exactly a Lady Gaga, but R&B star Rihanna has managed to shock Hollywood with her punk-chic hairstyles that paved way for copycats all over the world. Remember when she started the sexy bob, the undercut, and the faux hawk?
Now this. We spotted her last Saturday at the Staples Center watching an NBA game. It doesn’t matter whether she was rooting for the Cleveland Cavaliers or the L.A. Clippers. I was too preoccupied checking out her ‘do.
See it in different angles.
What do you think? If there’s one thing Rihanna’s good at, it’s pulling off a wild ‘do.
Another one bites the dust. Why is it that most celebrities feel the need to pen a memoir of their lives? We already have TMZ tailing them from day to night and the TMI world of social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.
The latest star to join the bandwagon of celebrity autobiographers is R&B singer Rihanna. She enlisted the help of Simon Henwood, the guy who designed her Rated R CD cover, to be the artistic director of her upcoming tour to release a new book called Rihanna: The Last Girl on Earth. The 144-page book will be released in hardcover on June 29.
While there are no official tidbits about the book’s contents, I’m pretty sure it will talk about Rihanna’s career struggles, a revelation about alcohol and/or drug experimentation, and a no-holds-barred discussion about her abusive relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Call me psychic!
Posted by MrAlmostWrong as Rihanna at 2:40 PM EST on Dec, 15 2009
Rihanna has alwas been a sexy enigma to me. Sometimes she is unbelievably hot and other times I think an airplane is going to land on her forehead. She is very comfortable with her body it seems and that is always a good thing. The girl can sing and her hairstyles are always “refreshing.”
I don’t know how GQ does it or who even reads GQ anymore, but they seem to get the hottest photoshoots of women. Their style smokes Maxim’s in my opinion and my opinion is the only one that matters.
Oh, you thought I was going to mention Chris Brown? Well I’m not and the only reason I just did mention him was to let you know I am not going to mention him. Thank you Swingers for that line.
So says The Examiner. I’m usually good with coming up with witty stuff to write here, but this one just blows my mind. If there was ever going to be a case where you wanted to legitimize Rihanna having herpes, the last option would be to go through Tila Tequila. If Oprah had said it, everyone would believe it, but now? Hell, now Rihanna could have herpes, syphilis and the plague and nobody would believe it.
If anything Tequila has just bolstered Rihanna’s image. Nice work.
However, since I am a searcher for the truth I have to find out if this rumor is true and due to my current status of being in prison I can’t visit or have sex with Rihanna I will just have to ask her here. So RiRi, do you have herpes?
Posted by MrAlmostWrong as Rihanna at 1:42 AM EST on Dec, 02 2009
photo via The Superficial
So apparently Rihanna had some naked pictures posted of herself earlier this year that were the most popular naked pics known to man. Well, she was a bit embarrassed to know that her mom was aware of the pics and you can’t blame her. Her mom always told her to condition her hair before posting any nude pics online. Lesson learned RiRi.
However, she wasn’t embarrassed enough to do a radio interview with Hot97 and say:
If you don’t send your boyfriend naked pictures, then I feel bad for him.
Women around the world, listen to her. She is an ambassador for females everywhere and speaks the truth. It is our duty as men to forward this message to all girlfriends in the universe so that we no longer suffer another day without naked pics from our lady friends.
If you were wondering whether or not you should feel bad for me, well I can tell you that you should. Start crying a river.
And it’s looking pretty good for her. After that scandal with ex boyfriend Chris Brown, it looks like Rihanna’s luck is a-turnin’. She just released a new album titled “Rated R,” and fans have not hesitated to grab their own copy. As for Chris Brown…he’s still serving his (light) sentence.
If your ex beat you up and it became known all over the world, would you still want to hear his voice? Rihanna says yeah, she doesn’t hate Chris Brown’s music, and that she actually still listens to it. Yeah, she misses him too.
Four of your favorite stars are sporting new hairstyles. Tell us what you think. Love it or hate it?
At the MLS Western Conference Championship soccer match in Carson, California last Friday, David Beckham sported what may be described as a partial Mohawk.
Is this a dated photo of *NSYNC? Nope. Justin Timberlake is growing his â€˜fro back to play the role of frizzy-haired Napster founder Sean Parker in a new movie called The Social Network. The movie is about the evolution of Facebook and the social networking craze.
Is the undercut craze back? Rihanna seems to be embracing her inner Billy Ray Cyrus with this updated version. She wore her new look last week with a swept-up greased style, but for last Mondayâ€™s performance in the Brixton Academy in UK, she let it all hang loose.
Fresh from her divorce from Sean Penn, Robin Wright dramatically went from blonde to brunette. She showed off her new look at the recent screening of The Private Lives of Pippa Lee in New York City.
There was a bigger reason for Rihanna’s coming out to talk about the assault – she wants to help others and maybe save lives. Ex Chris Brown was upset about her revelations, but Rihanna knows she is doing the right thing. I totally agree!
Everyone was eager to hear what Rihanna had to say about the night that her then boyfriend, Chris Brown, beat her up. She was quite candid during the interview, and naturally, Chris Brown wasn’t too happy about it. He says that what happened that night should remain between the two of them. I think he should just keep his mouth shut on the matter.
Remember my post about Rihanna breaking her silence on Chris Brown and their relationship? Let me correct myself – the interview will air today on Good Morning America and tomorrow on 20/20. Anyhow, a sneak peek: she said that he was her first big love, but that they were dangerous for each other. Oh, the complications of love!
In several months, it will have been a year since Chris Brown beat up Rihanna, and it is only now that the female singer will be breaking her silence about the whole thing. In the meanwhile, Chris Brown has been sentenced to community service, Rihanna has been churning out hits. Tune in to Good Morning America this Friday to hear what she has to say!
Itâ€™s about time. Rihanna is back with a new single under Island Def Jam Records. â€œRussian Rouletteâ€ is a dark ballad that fans interpret as referential to her emotional relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. He is still under a court order that requires him to stay away from his former girlfriend after assaulting her on the eve of the Grammy Awards.
The single is part of her upcoming album Rated R. Both the album and music video will be available in November.
And what a coincidence. Rihannaâ€™s new single was released last Tuesday, the same day Chris Brown announced the dates of his fan appreciation tour and launched his new single.
Although â€œRussian Rouletteâ€ isnâ€™t as impressive as her previous R&B hits, the singleâ€™s edgy graphics are worthy of your attention. It features a bolder Rihanna wrapped in a nude corset and barbed wires. Polish it off with her initials made of blade and a blood-dripping title, and youâ€™re looking at the new princess of bondage fashion.
Thereâ€™s nothing like heartache to make a good girl go bad.
Posted by Kate Alvarez as Claudia Schiffer, Dita Von Teese, Fashion, Fashion Week, Gwyneth Paltrow, Katy Perry, Lindsay Lohan, Mary-Kate Olsen, Max Snow, Performances / Events, Prince, Rihanna, The Red Carpet, Who Wore It Best? at 5:33 PM EST on Oct, 07 2009
The best place for celebs to show off their hot designer duds is in the VIP section of fashion shows. Check out these Hollywood fashionistas who managed to steal the attention away from the catwalks at the Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010. Who wins your vote for best dressed?
Finally, Rihanna seems to be back in the swing of things. She was seen at XS nightclub in the Encore in Las Vegas in a hot white dress, drawing attention to, well, her cleavage. No one’s complaining! I guess she was just waiting for the case against Chris Brown to be over with, huh?
Photo courtesy of TMZ
While her ex-boyfriend is serving out his sentence for beating her up, Rihanna has been busy with other things. The Italian Vogue will be featuring her in the latest issue. Seeing that picture, I bet it will sell more copies than usual!