Samsung Releases Promo for Rihanna’s “Anti” Album

Samsung Unveils Commercial for Rihanna’s “Anti” Album

ANTI ALBUMRihanna’s eighth studio album, the highly anticipated, Anti, is reportedly set to be released before the year is out. The project is being executive-produced by Kanye West and features the previously released tunes FourFiveSeconds, American Oxygen and Bitch Better Have My Money.

Tidal, which is rumored to be exclusively carrying the album, has been running promo for the project on various social media sites, most notably Instagram. Also hot on the Anti promo trail is Samsung, which debuted a commercial for the album during last night’s broadcast of the American Music Awards.
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Rihanna Lands New Movie Role

RIHANNA LANDS NEW MOVIE ROLE AS A VALERIANRihanna has landed her next movie role.

According to Luc Besson, the 27-year old pop diva has joined the cast of his upcoming film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

Via his Instagram account, Besson had this to say about the singer’s casting: “Rihanna is a Valerian, and she has a really big part. I am so excited.”

RiRi joins a cast that already includes Dane DeHann (The Amazing Spiderman 2), Clive Owen (The Bourne Identify) and model Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns).
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Interview: Rihanna for New York Times Magazine

rihanna t magazine interviewWith a new album set to possibly be released any day now, Rihanna is once again back on the promotional trail- which in this case includes yet another magazine cover.

The 27-year old pop diva is is gracing New York Times’ T magazine, and along with Karl Largerfeld, Quentin Tarantino, Steve McQueen, Johnathan Franzen and Elizabeth Holmes, has been dubbed by the magazine as one of The Greats.
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Rihanna’s Anti Album Cover

Rihanna’s Anti Album Cover Art Revealed

rihanna anti album coverRihanna has unveiled the title to her eighth studio album and surprisingly it isn’t R8. Instead, the 27-year old pop diva shocked fans by naming the album Anti, and unveiling cover art that seems to very much epitomize its name.

Via her Instagram account, Rihanna posted an image containing the definition of the word anti, as well as an un-sourced quote about her partnership with Anti cover artist Roy Nachum.
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Rihanna Covers November 2015 Edition of Vanity Fair

Rihanna is covering the latest edition of Vanity Fair. The 27-year old pop star was lensed by Annie Leibovitz earlier this year for an on location photo shoot in Cuba. With a new album to promote, Rihanna touched on quite a few topics for her interview with the magazine, including her album’s release date, her lack of a love life, and even Rachel Dolezal, whom she called “a hero.”
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Rihanna to Launch Her Own Cosmetics Line

rihanna fenty beautyWhile recently promoting her new fragrance RiRi, pop diva Rihanna revealed plans to launch her very own cosmetics line.

After having promoted brands like MAC and Covergirl, Rihanna says she is finally ready to step out on her own, and took the first step last year when she quietly went about registering for the trademark Fenty Beauty.

“Having my own line of cosmetics is definitely something I have always wanted to do,” Rihanna recently told Refinery 29. “I’ve usually had so much on my hands the time was never right. But this time I’m going to make sure it happens. I promise”

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Rihanna Promotes RiRi by Rihanna at Macy’s in New York

Rihanna Promotes RiRi by Rihanna at Macy's Pop diva Rihanna was pretty in pink today as she hit up Macy’s in New York to promote her latest fragrance RiRi by Rihanna.

The fragrance is Rihanna’s eighth to hit the market and for the first six months will be sold exclusively via Macy’s.

Purchased via their official website, a 1.7 ounce bottle of RiRi by Rihanna will cost you as little as $20- while the larger 3.4 ounce will set you back a mere $60.
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Rihanna’s New Puma Ad

rihanna's new puma adAs you all know by now, Rihanna is a Creative Director at Puma. She is also the Global Brand Ambassador for the company’s women’s fitness division. In both capacities it is Rihanna’s job to conceive and showcase new products, including this new high-impact sports bra she’s wearing in the company’s latest ad.

The $45 two-tone bra has padded shoulders, reinforced straps and will reportedly keep the twins nice and cozy with a mixture of polyester (44%), nylon (44%) and lycra (15%).
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Rihanna as Josephine Baker?


Another Josephine Baker story is the works and producers have set their sights on none other than Rihanna to reprise the role that first earned actress Lynn Whitfield an Emmy Award back in 1991.

Per Shadow & Act, a production company called Noosa Films has won the rights to Baker’s autobiography and hope to bring the singer/actress/activist’s story to the big screen.

W. Lance Reybolds, a producer on the film, reportedly wants Rihanna to take on the role and has publicly stated so. “Rihanna is one of the most talented performers of this millennium, and with her unique acting and performing abilities, I have no doubt she will bring Josephine back to life on the big screen.”

This isn’t the first time a new Josephine Baker film has been rumored to be in production. A few years ago both Beyonce and Alicia Keys were reportedly up for the role. Beyonce was also up for the lead in a supposed Lena Horne biopic. So many of these films never see the light day. Chances are this one won’t either.

The original ‘Josephine Baker Story’ aired on HBO and cost a fraction of what it would have cost to put it up on the big screen.

Still, if anyone has an interesting life story that should be told over and over again, it is Josephine Baker. If you aren’t familiar with Josephine, click here. If you haven’t seen the HBO film on Josephine I believe it is available via Netflix rental only.

‘RiRi Woo’ Sells Out


Rihanna’s first collaboration with MAC Cosmetics is officially a success.

According to a company spokesman, ‘RiRi Woo,’ a remixed version of MAC’s uber successful ‘Ruby Woo’ lipstick, went on sale at 12pm EST time and officially sold out in just over three hours. MAC wouldn’t reveal exactly how many lipsticks were sold, but WWD estimated the number to be about 50,000

As previously reported, MAC brought Rihanna in as a “creative partner” and will launch four distinct color collections with the singer titled ‘RiRi [Hearts] Mac.’

Fans not lucky enough to get their hands on ‘RiRi Woo’ when it launched online yesterday will get another shot when the singer performs at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn on Saturday and Sunday night. MAC plans to set up a pop-up shop where the lipstick and various other products from the first collection will be sold. Should you not have tickets to those two shows then you’ll have to wait until June when MAC says the color will go on sale again.

Are any of you guys planning to buy ‘RiRi Woo’?

I tried but by the time I remembered it was on sale it was sold out.

I have ‘Ruby Woo’ and I call it the happiest lipstick in the world. It is the perfect Black girl red and I recommend it to anyone and everyone I can.

FYI: I checked eBay today, and just as I predicted, people lucky enough to get their hands on ‘RiRi’ are attempting to sell the $15 lipstick at a massive mark-up.

Rihanna and MAC Team Up


What do you do once you have conquered the world of music? Well, if you are Rihanna, you move on to the world of fashion and cosmetics.

Just days after unveiling her new capsule collection for British retailer River Island, Rihanna and MAC announced a joint venture that will feature four distinct color collections, which will be sold at Rihanna’s concerts and MAC’s official website.

John Demsey, president of MAC’s parent company Estée Lauder, called the collection a true collaboration between Rihanna and MAC, saying: “Rihanna didn’t just slap her name on a generic product. This was not a front. This is a true and organic collaboration based on mutual respect and admiration.”

RIHANNA MAC COLLECTIONSThe four collections will be known as RiRi [Hearts] MAC and will all feature RiRi Woo, a lipstick based on Rihanna’s favorite shade of MAC lipstick, Ruby Woo.
The collection will make its debut when Rihanna kicks off her ‘Diamonds Tour’ on May 4th and 5th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. MAC is helping to sponsor the tour and will open a pop-up shop on the first night to showcase the line.

Rihanna’s collaboration with MAC is the first of its kind and unlike the company’s previous liaisons with celebrities, is long-term. MAC is calling Rihanna a “creative partner” rather than a collaborator and notes that the singer’s signature will be embossed on all the products, expected to total 31 in all.

Rihanna’s Rolling Stone Cover

Beyonce isn’t the only singer who has a magazine cover leaking prematurely.

Though it’s not officially due to hit newsstands until Friday, Rihanna’s Rolling Stone cover made an early appearance on Instagram today as well.

This is Rihanna’s second cover. The 23-year old pop diva made her first appearance back in April of 2011, click here for a trip down memory lane.

Stay tune for excepts. I’m sure they’ll leak any minute now.

Update: Rihanna’s cover story has been posted in its entirety on Rolling Stone’s official website.

It appears the interview deals mostly with her relationship with fellow pop boy Chris Brown, who as we all assaulted Rihanna almost four years.

Rihanna doen’t mince words and is very open about where she and Brown stand today.

Rihanna on those who say she is making a mistake by returning to a man who once beat her: “I decided it was more important for me to be happy. I wasn’t going to let anybody’s opinion get in the way of that. Even if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I’d rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it.”

Rihanna on how her relationship with Brown has changed: “You see us walking somewhere, driving somewhere, in the studio, in the club, and you think you know. But it’s different now. We don’t have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about shit. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that.”

Rihanna on Brown possibly being violent towards her again: “He doesn’t have the luxury of fucking up again. That’s just not an option. I can’t say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But I’m pretty solid in the knowing that he’s disgusted by that. And I wouldn’t have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility.”


Preview Rihanna’s New Fashion Line


With Rihanna’s much hyped fashion line set to make its debut at London Fashion Week on February 16th, the singer is finally taking fans behind-the-scenes to see what they can expect.

A short 2 minute 21 second video has been released showing the singer meeting with designers and talking about her inspirations.

According to RiRi, her line is all about the youth.

“Designing clothes for young women, young sassy personalities, that’s what I wanted to do… and the high-end designers are inspired by these kids. It’s the kids who say what’s cool and the high-end designers go and design it. Why not go to the source when you want to be ahead of the trend, and have something inspirational?.”

Rihanna Wins Top Honors at VMA’s

Rihanna’s once controversial video for her hit single “We Found Love” took home top honors at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

The Calvin Harris assisted track won Video of the Year, beating out MIA (Bad Girls), Katy Perry (Wide Awake), Gotye f/ Kimbra (Somebody I Used to Know) and finally herself, along with Drake (Take Care).

You would think taking top honors for an award only won by a handful of women would be the talk of the evening but you would be wrong.

You may even think the singer’s new pixie haircut or “Cockiness” performance with A$AP would be the talk of the evening, but again, you would be wrong.

Instead it a was a moment not shown on live TV but captured by’s “All Access Live” cameras and broadcast all over the internet that became the talk of the evening.

After accepting her award for Video of the Year Rihanna exited the stage where she saw Chris Brown sitting and quickly gave him a hug and a kiss before patting him on the head and walking away.

Lord only knows why this would shock people considering the non-stop rumors of the two being in each other’s company numerous times since the lifting of the restraining order. Rihanna even admitted as much during her recent sit down interview with Oprah.

At any rate, all is forgiven on Rihanna’s part, and judging from Chris’ two wins tonight, the public has moved on as well.