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.
August 27, 2012 |
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.
October 3, 2013 |
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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April 5, 2013 |
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.
November 15, 2013 |
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.
February 11, 2013 |
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.