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:: Pop stars from the southern hemisphere stick together! Lorde took umbrage at publications that put Iggy Azalea on the cover and then trashed her debut LP The New Classic in a recent blog post. The Australian femcee then chimed in on Twitter. [Gossip Cop]
:: Lily Allen claims she was simply paying tribute to Beyonce when she performed a drag routine to “Drunk In Love” at a London gay bar over the weekend. Sounds like she just wanted some attention. [Pink Is The New Blog]
:: Don’t shop under the influence of painkillers. Miley Cyrus learned that lesson the hard way when she went on an online shopping spree while in hospital. Purchases included a pink mini-skirt. [MTV]
:: Rihanna is being sued by a former bodyguard for defamation. He is alleging that RiRi made offensive statements about him in an email and even went as far calling his sister. The matter will be heard by a judge in Ireland. [TMZ]
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is up to her usual attention-grabbing antics in the latest issue of Vogue
Brazil and for that we are forever grateful. The hit machine posed topless
for the tropical pictorial, showing just enough side-boob to spark a little controversy but generally keeping it surprisingly classy. (At least, in comparison to this eye-popping shoot
As a woman of the people, RiRi kindly posted a bunch of pictures from the steamy spread on her Instagram account this afternoon (April 28). It’s impossible to pick a favorite because she looks impeccable in all of them but nobody does the From Here To Eternity sandy beach pose better than Rihanna. Peruse the Barbadian babe’s sexy social media spree up top. More »
Another week, another round of topless pop star pics
. Wait, let’s revise: Another week, another round
of topless Rihanna pics
. This time the Barbadian sometimes-singer, full time boob mistress has whipped out her umbrella holders for Vogue
Brazil, so it’s totally legit and not soft porn at all. Photographer Mariano Vivanco
had the honor of shooting shirtless RiRi for the publication’s May issue double-cover, the first front pic of which you can see above, and the second below.
Also down under: one of Rihanna’s NSFW topless snaps. Shine bright like a diamond, everyone…it’s pop tits! UPDATE: You can now see all of her photos from the shoot here. More »
took The New York Times
through her songwriting process in a recent article
and casually revealed that “Pretty Hurts”
, a self-help ballad on Beyonce
‘s game-changing visual album, was originally offered to Katy Perry
and then Rihanna
, whose manager sat on the future hit for eight months before ultimately passing on it.
The Australian singer/songwriter first emailed the song to Katy but got no reply. (More about that later). Next on the “Chandelier” diva’s list was RiRi. Her manager held on to it for eight months but didn’t pay the fee to secure the soaring song. “When Beyonce heard it, she slid into home base and just closed the deal,” Sia explains.
Interestingly, Dr. Luke got his hands on Bey’s version before it was released and played it for Ms. Perry. “I’m pretty hurt you never sent me this song,” was the message she apparently texted Sia, who, in turn, told the frequent chart-topper to check her email. Her reply? “It was meant to be with Beyonce.” The moral of the story is clear. When Sia sends you an email, open it! More »
A million weeks ago, before Pharrell
was the #1 song in the country
‘s second collaboration, “The Monster,”
was the first single to top the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014. And while the rest of the music industry was either taking in, performing at or recovering from Coachella, Em and RiRi hit the stage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (April 13) night and performed the Marshall Mathers LP 2
smash live for the very first time.
Get a taste of what’s to come from the pair’s summer Monster tour above. More »
is no stranger to showing skin for the camera
, and her latest exploit comes courtesy of a photo shoot for an undisclosed French magazine. TMZ was on the scene, snapping no less than 70 pics of the bare-butted “Diamonds”
singer as she arched on all fours and even had some dude pour water on her back while the lens captured the classy moment.
The most we can hope for is this whole spectacle signalling that new music is indeed on the way from Rihanna…perhaps sooner than we think. (After all, she does have a new tour coming up.) At the very least, it’s something to feast your eyes on for a few seconds — though, really, after about pic #17, they all look the same.
Head over here to see all of TMZ’s photos of RiRi in the buff. More »
are linking up at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards for the debut performance of their hit collaboration “The Monster,”
off Slim Shady’s MMLP2
. While there’s no apparent connection to anything in cinema beyond the fact that, like, some movies have like monsters
and stuff, the stint is timed to give fans a preview of Em and RiRi’s upcoming Monster Tour
, which kicks off August 7.
The two stars join an increasingly music-focused MTV Movie Awards roster, with Ellie Goulding and Zedd scheduled to perform a pair of Divergent tracks, plus a performance from twenty one pilots. More »
Internet mashup artist Chambaland
has struck gold, melding the unlikely pairing of Chvrches
for the perfectly titled “The Umbrella We Share.” The mashup uses the chipper synth arrangement of the Glasgow trio’s “The Mother We Share” to underpin RiRi’s “Umbrella” vocals, making for a juxtaposition so odd that it ends up being alluring.
And however you feel about the mashup, it’s worth listening through just to hear how perfectly the bridges match up. Stream the novelty joint here. More »
Sex sells. Nobody knows that better than our favorite pop stars, who are losing their clothes in magazines, videos and on social media at every opportunity. And it’s not just the usual suspects (Rihanna
, Nicki Minaj
and Miley Cyrus
). Everybody is getting in on it, from the usually demure Selena Gomez
to British girl-next-door Jessie J
The phenomenon also transcends age and race. Madonna (55) recently posted a picture of her butt on Instagram, while Kylie Minogue (45) raised temperatures — and other things — in her eye-popping “Sexercize” video. Oh, and let’s not forget Beyonce (32). She made the entire internet blush with her hypersexual “Partition” visual. See the sexiest pop star antics of 2014 (thus far) up top. More »
A bunch of suits in a conference room have decided that the world needs another awards show, so here we are, talking about the first iHeartRadio Awards and a bunch of nominated names we’ve already named regarding nominations for all the other awards shows. In the future, there will be only awards shows, in order to keep the huddled masses in check.
Rihanna leads the pack of pop star nominees with seven nominations, including artist of the year (um, what year?!) and song of the year. Justin Timberlake nabbed five nominations and Imagine Dragons got four, and they’ll both be competing against RiRi in the artist of the year category. Macklemore, Lorde, Maroon 5, etc etc etc, they’re all represented. Nominees for the awards were selected based on the “iHeartRadioChart, which compiles airplay-based listener feedback and performance data, digital streaming data from the iHeartRadio platform and sales, social video data and tags from Big Champagne and Shazam.” Sure why not. Look, we’re in the business of pop music here, and when there’s an awards show, business is good. But, just stahp.
The totally necessary ceremony airs May 1 on NBC. Head below for the full list of nominees. More »