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May 14, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Rihanna tour guitarist Nuno Bettencourt has bought a home in the Hollywood Hills for $2.15 million. The contemporary features a rooftop swimming pool, spa and cabana with 360-degree views that take in the Hollywood sign. There are high ceilings, a bar, a sauna, four bedrooms, five bathrooms and 5,255 square feet of living space. Grandest pool around? Malibu has it The Portuguese guitarist singer-songwriter and producer, 46, gained notice with the hard rock band Extreme, which had the early '90s hits “More Than Words” and “Hole Hearted.” He went on to found numerous bands and has a line of guitars.
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February 26, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Rihanna will not only star in DreamWorks Animation's upcoming film “Home” but will also provide the film's music.  The pop star is working on a concept album inspired by the upcoming film, according to Variety . The 3D film is based on Adam Rex's 2007 children's book, "The True Meaning of Smekday. " Rihanna voices the teenage protagonist Gratuity "Tip" Tucci. Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin also star. PHOTOS: Concert photos by the L.A. Times "Home” is directed by Tim Johnson, who also helmed “Antz,” “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas” and “Over the Hedge.” The film will arrive in theaters on Nov. 26. A release date for the album has yet to be announced, but interestingly, the singer's last four albums have all had November release dates.
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January 9, 2013 | By Todd Martens
Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Mumford & Sons are among the initial crop of artists unveiled as performers on the Feb. 10 Grammy Awards. LL Cool J will return return as host for the telecast, which will be broadcast live except for the West Coast on CBS at 8 p.m. The Black Keys and Fun. were also a part of Wednesday's announcement. Typically, all five nominees for album of the year are tasked with performing. Contenders for the top prize this year are Mumford & Sons' "Babel," the Black Keys' "El Camino," Fun.'s "Some Nights," Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange" and Jack White's "Blunderbuss.
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January 31, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
In spite of the song's title, Pop & Hiss has found it pretty easy to forget Shakira's irritating duet with Rihanna, which after premiering two weeks ago has already dropped to No. 61 on the current Hot 100. But as the fruit of a much-hyped superstar collaboration, "Can't Remember to Forget You" can hardly be left to die on the vine -- especially since the song is supposed to establish some buzz ahead of the March 25 release of Shakira's new album,...
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February 12, 2013 | By August Brown
We didn't know it was possible to watch a video of Rihanna in the bathtub and leave it feeling kind of miserable. But then we caught her new video for the single "Stay," and now we kind of want to curl up in a hot shower and have a good cry ourselves. The stark piano ballad, which Rihanna performed at Sunday's Grammy Awards, is given an appropriately minimalist clip, where the singer broods in a bathtub in a barely lighted room. The consonant-gifted guest vocalist Mikky Ekko plays her partner, kind of, but the bleak allure is all Rihanna's.
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April 5, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein, This post has been corrected. See below for details.
Los Angeles police were investigating another incident of swatting, this time involving singer Rihanna. A caller reported someone was shot inside her Pacific Palisades home on Thursday. Law enforcement officials said they are becoming increasingly irritated by the crank calls, which they say divert resources from responding to real crimes. PHOTOS: Celebrity 'swatting' targets A 12-year-old boy was recently charged with making false threats about supposed incidents at the homes of Justin Bieber and actor Ashton Kutcher . But many other calls have proven difficult for police to trace.
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July 6, 2012
Rihanna sued her former accountants Thursday, blaming them for tens of millions of dollars in losses, shoddy bookkeeping, a failure to recommend she trim expenses when a 2009 tour was losing money and an ongoing audit by the Internal Revenue Service. The lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan sought unspecified damages against New York-based Berdon LLP and two accountants. A Berdon spokeswoman said the company had no immediate comment. The singer, suing under her real name, Robyn Fenty, alleged through her attorneys that the defendants drained tens of millions of dollars from revenues while she launched four national and international tours over a five-year period.
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August 27, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Every writer needs inspiration, and while Mindy Kaling's Twitter account might suggest she's never without quips, she shared with the Ministry one of her biggest muses: Rihanna. As co-creator of Fox's "The Mindy Project," the actress and author said that RiRi often gets staff juices flowing because of her broad appeal. "Rihanna is a big favorite," Kaling said on Saturday at West Hollywood's Mondrian hotel, where a reception was held ahead of the show's fall premiere, "whatever the reason the guys on my staff can get behind it. They think she's just super hot and intimidating.
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October 3, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt
Pop star Rihanna has been busy in the beauty arena lately. After her second clothing and accessories collection for British retailer River Island hit stores Sept. 12, the songstress started rolling out her fourth fragrance, Rogue by Rihanna, late last month. And her third makeup collection for MAC Cosmetics, RiRi Hearts MAC, launched Thursday at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com .  Encased in rose gold packaging, the 20-piece fall RiRi Hearts MAC line ($16.50 to $44) includes all the essentials for a dramatic, smoky eye: eyeshadow quads in two cocoa-based colors, black mascara and liquid eyeliner,  brow liners and two sets of flirty false lashes.  To help imitate the star's standout pout, there are lip pencils and lipsticks in nude, frosty orange, dark plum and RiRi Woo crimson red -- a shade that sold out in three hours online when it was introduced in May and now also appears in the form of a high-gloss Lipglass.  A shimmery golden cream base, blushes in bronze, copper and coral, and two makeup brushes complete the mix.  A fourth RiRi Hearts MAC collection is slated to launch in December, reportedly adding makeup bags, nail polish and other products in pearly white packaging to the line.  In a spiked glass bottle with a stingray-like texture on the cap, the new Rogue by Rihanna eau de parfum (from $18 for a rollerball applicator to $69 for a 4.2 oz bottle)
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November 15, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Rihanna has been anything but subtle as of late. Between a fashion shoot at a mosque, posing with endangered species, visiting Thai sex shows and reportedly showering Texas strippers with thousands in cash (alongside Drake), hearing the words “new Rihanna video” certainly grabs your attention. Her last clip, for strip club anthem “Pour It Up,” was a gloriously tawdry, NSFW twerk fest. In her video for “What Now,” which she premiered on Friday, the pop star toned it down - sort of. Filmed in Thailand -- sometime between cuddling with an endangered slow loris and watching a Thai woman do unspeakable things with a bird and ping-pong balls -- the clip for the morose piano ballad largely shows her singing the song, emoting and not allowing her dark sadness from keeping her seductiveness at bay. Exclusive: Rihanna to receive 'Icon' honor at American Music Awards But this is a Rihanna video, and she didn't become the most-watched artist on Vevo/YouTube without offering some drama in her videos.
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January 27, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Rihanna didn't walk the red carpet at the Grammys on Sunday, but she made waves at a pre-Grammy party Saturday, wearing a gold wrap dress from Alexander Vauthier that fit like a robe and kept falling open. [The Cut] Zooey Deschanel has teamed with Tommy Hilfiger on a capsule collection of dresses ($98 to $199) and accessories that are to go on sale at Macy's and Tommy Hilfiger stores in mid-April, Hilfiger announced in a news release Monday. Looks at the Grammy Awards on Sunday encompassed metallics, ethereal gowns and hats, the last most notable on Madonna and Pharrell Williams, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore reports.
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December 17, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Clotheshorse Rihanna has a new Soho apartment, and she is turning three of its four bedrooms into closets. [New York Post] The singer is also going to star in Balmain's spring ad campaign, WWD has learned. [WWD] Kim Kardashian reportedly would like the gown for her wedding to Kanye West to look something like the Alexander McQueen that Kate Middleton wore to marry Britain's Prince William. [Telegraph] Multi-tatted David Beckham is already trying to talk his three sons, ages 8 1/2 to 14, out of inking.
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December 2, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Beyonce has topped Bing's list of the most-searched celebrities in the U.S. during 2013, a feat she accomplished remarkably without the aid of a single sledgehammer or other heavy construction equipment. In fact, Miley Cyrus finished only at No. 9  on the search-engine's Top 10, a list heavy with pop music figures and dominated by women. After Beyonce came Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Madonna. Justin Bieber landed at No. 6, one of only two males to make the Top 10 - the other being President Obama, who finished at No. 10. In between were Nicki Minaj, Amanda Bynes and Cyrus.
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November 25, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Award shows take note: It pays handsomely to satisfy teen girls. The American Music Awards drummed up 12.9 million viewers, a 32% bump over last year, marking the show's second-biggest audience in 11 years, according to preliminary numbers released by ABC on Monday morning.  While the network is likely relieved that its telecast wasn't a spectacular bomb like last year's show (and is  probably curating gift baskets to mail to big draws like...
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November 25, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
In a night full of vaguely conceived prizes, Rihanna took home what might've been the vaguest of all at Sunday's American Music Awards: the so-called Icon Award, presented to the pop singer in honor of her "providing the soundtrack to our 21st century years and lives," as Bill Maher, of all people, described the accolade in his weirdly effusive introduction. "I'm so proud of you tonight," Rihanna's mother, Monica Fenty, told her daughter during her hand-off of the trophy. "I know the journey and your career has not always been an easy one. But tonight I applaud and admire you for being so strong and so positive and so humble and so focused.
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November 19, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
“I'm just trying to move forward and learn from every mistake," Chris Brown tells me as he explains the genesis of "X," his upcoming album. It's late March and Brown is at a Burbank studio previewing tracks from a record meant to jolt a career plagued by repeated scandal. After numerous push-backs, “X” isn't coming any time soon -- despite a handful of charting singles, high-profile collaborations and prime TV performances. To satisfy patiently waiting fans, Brown  issued a free mixtape, “X-Files,” on Tuesday (once a planned release date of "X")
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June 18, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A man is in policy custody Tuesday after being spotted on pop singer Rihanna's roof in Pacific Palisades. Private security on the singer's property near Rivas Canyon Road and West Sunset Boulevard spotted the man about 10 p.m. Monday and called police, officials said. Security held the man until officers arrived and took him into custody on suspicion of trespassing. Rihanna was not home at the time of the incident, police said. Monday was just the most recent in a series of incidents that have drawn the LAPD to the singer's home.
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February 11, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Not far into Sunday's Grammy telecast there was a pivotal shot. During one of those predictable tight pans of celebrities in attendance, the camera found Rihanna . She looked radiant in her red gown and flowing tresses as she smiled widely for the camera. Despite how tight the frame was, it was impossible not to notice Chris Brown seated next to her. Backstage a few reporters groaned whenever the camera captured the two cuddled together and smiling widely, and their seating arrangement provided plenty of fodder, both good and bad, on social media networks.
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November 15, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Rihanna has been anything but subtle as of late. Between a fashion shoot at a mosque, posing with endangered species, visiting Thai sex shows and reportedly showering Texas strippers with thousands in cash (alongside Drake), hearing the words “new Rihanna video” certainly grabs your attention. Her last clip, for strip club anthem “Pour It Up,” was a gloriously tawdry, NSFW twerk fest. In her video for “What Now,” which she premiered on Friday, the pop star toned it down - sort of. Filmed in Thailand -- sometime between cuddling with an endangered slow loris and watching a Thai woman do unspeakable things with a bird and ping-pong balls -- the clip for the morose piano ballad largely shows her singing the song, emoting and not allowing her dark sadness from keeping her seductiveness at bay. Exclusive: Rihanna to receive 'Icon' honor at American Music Awards But this is a Rihanna video, and she didn't become the most-watched artist on Vevo/YouTube without offering some drama in her videos.
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