With her Instagram presence gone and her lack of steady (and shady) tweets, Rihanna has surprisingly been under the radar over the past few months – save for a few scandalous photo shoots here and there. But the pop star hasn’t shown any public signs of working on new material – until now!
Rihanna’s been spotted in New York City over the last few days in and out of the recording studio, prepping for her pending eighth studio album (or #R8, as the Navy calls it). Her recent session turned into a reunion, as the singer met up with frequent collaborator Ester Dean. More »
Rihanna‘s Lui photo shoot is already the thing of pop culture legend. Not only did the Barbadian babe kill her iconic Instagram by posting a string of extremely NSFW pics but it also raised the bar for celebrity nudes. Miley Cyrus‘ sexy antics with Terry Richardson looked like stills from Hannah Montana in comparison to RiRi’s poses for the French men’s magazine.
Well, praise the internet gods because a pair of eye-popping outtakes have arrived. Rihanna poses with her back to the camera while perched on a diving board in one sultry pic and goes topless (well, shows one boob) in another sexy poolside moment. There’s not much else to say. She looks amazing and probably gives zero fucks about the snaps surfacing online. Check out the racier image after the jump. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Breaking news. Nicki Minaj‘s iconic butt might not be 100 percent authentic! Do photographs taken during her Fashion Rocks performance (above) reveal that she’s possibly using some kind of padding? My anaconda don’t want none. [TMZ]
:: Rihanna and Jay Z‘s “Run This Town” has been bumped as the theme song of CBS Thursday Night Football — at least for one week. The network didn’t think it would be a good fit for a segment about disgraced player Ray Rice. [Just Jared]
:: He might be gone but his star shines as brightly as ever. Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson the Immortal world tour wrapped up recently and was declared the 8th highest grossing live show of all time. [Billboard]
:: Iggy Azalea wants you to know that she doesn’t have a sex tape. Vivid Entertainment thinks otherwise and offered the rapper a seven figure deal to distribute it. She is now threatening to sue. [TMZ]
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has been unusually quiet since winding up her Monster tour
. It’s strange because the prolific diva’s annual album is already a year overdue and, with the exception of upcoming LPs from Taylor Swift
and Nicki Minaj
, there’s not a lot of happening in the pop world right now. Maybe her new shoot with the wonderfully-titled Tush
magazine is the first sign that she’s about to relaunch.
The 26-year-old serves up one of her kookiest pictorials yet, channeling Halle Berry‘s X-Men character Storm with a splash of Kerli‘s trademark Baby Spice-on-acid look thrown into the mix. RiRi always delivers the goods visually but she’s been taking things in a darker, more interesting direction lately. Hopefully, that’s a sign of where she’s going musically for R8. Peruse the pics up top. More »
A representative for Ariana Grande
has denied the authenticity of leaked nude photos that are said to be of the singer, following of a major hack involving several celebrities that occurred August 31. “The photos are completely fake,” Grande’s rep stated to BuzzFeed
Grande was among more than 100 celebrities targeted in the leak. Nude and risque photos purported to be of her, Jennifer Lawrence, Victoria Justice and Kate Upton initially surfaced August 31 on online bulletin board 4chan. After confirming that the photos of Lawrence are indeed real, reps for the Silver Linings Playbook actress say that her team has taken action: “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.” More »
Each month, we take a look at our favorite pop stars gracing the glossy covers of fashion, health, music and lifestyle magazines across the world and ask you to choose the best cover!
With summer coming to an end, it’s time now for the fashion and lifestyle magazines to flaunt our favorite pop stars in the fiercest, most fashion-forward looks of the season. After Nicole Scherzinger took the crown for the August’ 14 spread, who will reign supreme across the much-coveted September issue assortment? More »
:: While on a yacht off the coast of Italy, Rihanna
took a selfie with active volcano Stromboli. #bucketlistbullshit [Pink Is The New Blog
:: Scooter Braun, who manages the likes of Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and British boy band Rixton, and his wife Yael Cohen have announced that they are expecting their first child. [MTV]
:: Jay Z, Kanye West and Frank Ocean are being sued for three million dollars by musician Joel McDonald over Watch The Trone album-track “Made In America.” [XXL Magazine]
:: British songstress Natalia Kills wants larger-framed women to stop criticizing skinny women. [Oh No They Didn’t]
:: Ed Sheeran clears up the rumors about him feuding with Miley Cyrus, stating that he has “never met her.” [Gossip Cop]
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The social media gods are smiling on us again. Since the demise of Rihanna
‘s Instagram account (I miss it each and every day), the world has been a far less sexy place. Even Miley Cyrus
‘ seemingly endless string of semi-nude photo shoots
can’t replace RiRi’s ratchet shenanigans
. Thankfully, she finally put her Twitter to good use and posted some sexy pics.
The Barbadian babe hung out on a yacht today (August 27) and posed in a dress that looks like my grandmother’s old tablecloth. Rihanna then took a snap in a bikini before tweeting about having dinner inside an active volcano. It’s good to see she’s relaxing after winding up her joint-your with Eminem in Detroit over the weekend. See her impromptu photo shoot after the jump. More »
became the latest pop stars
to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
during the sixth and final date of their co-headlining Monster Tour. To cheers from the sold-out, 45,000 crowd at his hometown of Detroit, Eminem accepted mentor Dr. Dre
‘s call and had Rihanna herself dump ice-cold water over his head. Eminem then challenged producer Rick Rubin
, hypeman Mr. Porter
and RiRi herself – though not without some protests from the latter.
“I’m from the islands. I don’t do this ice shit,” Rihanna said. (We know, Rihanna.) “This ice shit doesn’t work for me – wait. That’s a fucking pot!”
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At this Sunday’s (August 24) MTV Video Music Awards, Pharrell
will be the one male facing off against female pop forces Beyonce
, Miley Cyrus
, Iggy Azalea
in the Video Of The Year category
. And of course we all know those names today, but who remembers that Panic! At The Disco
once waltzed away from the VMAs with a Video Of The Year moonman? Or what song Green Day
nabbed the award for in 2005? Or what year Britney Spears
emerged victorious in the category?
Ahead of the latest staging of MTV’s annual extravaganza, we decided to flash back through the past decade, all the way back to 2004, to refresh our memories on exactly which artists and songs won the big prize on VMAs night. We then compiled snippets of all the winning clips into one two-and-a-half-minute video, which you can watch above. More »