Rihanna Announces New Album Will Be Called Anti

Last night at Los Angeles MAMA gallery, Rihanna debuted the cover artwork for her forthcoming eighth album, which she announced would be called Anti. The album cover features a young Ri wearing a crown over her eyes and holding a black balloon.



The singer encouraged those in attendance to touch the large paintings by contemporary artist Roy Nachum, as they are covered in Braille poetry by Chloe Mitchell. Of the use of Braille, Rihanna explained, “The whole idea behind the Braille is that people who have sight are sometimes the people who are blindest.” Pretty cool! Now, when the fuck do we get to hear it?? [Us Weekly]

WOW. In a really impressive move, People Magazine, led by editor in chief Jess Cagle, published a two-page Call To Action in their latest issue, listing contact information for all 535 members of Congress, imploring their readers to contact their representatives about the need for gun control. You can read Cagle’s Editor’s Letter at the link. [People]


Taylor Swift said in a new interview with NME (cover above)that she’s learned her lesson following her Twitter fight with Nicki Minaj, and in the future, she will use text message to convey her disappointment or frustration, not a social media platform. “But I send text messages now,” she said. “If there seems to be some kind of misunderstanding, I go to someone’s management, I get their number and I text them.” [Us Weekly]

Hey, here’s a picture of Katie Holmes getting on a New Jersey Transit train in a red ballgown, for some reason. [People]


Kim Zolciak says that the stroke that got her hospitalized and forced her to withdraw from “Dancing With The Stars” was a “blessing in disguise” because it revealed she had a more serious heart condition. “The minor TIA [transient ischemic attack] revealed that I have a PFO [patent foramen ovale], a hole in my heart that never closed,” Zolciak said. Here’s hoping she’s on the mend! [People]

So, Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford had a baby who probably came out of the womb playing a banjo. [Just Jared]

Crazy ass Randy Quaid was arrested in Montreal and is apparently being deported back to the U.S. Randy and his wife Evi had apparently fled the States to escape facing charges for felony vandalism and burglary. [Dlisted]

Meet some men who are drying their damndest to … regrow their foreskin? Yeesh. [The Cut]

Gwyneth Paltrow is take a stand against Hollywood’s gender pay gap, saying it’s “hurtful” and “feels shitty,” and she specifically called out the enormous salary made by her “Iron Man” costar, Robert Downey Jr. “Look, nobody is worth the money that Robert Downey Jr is worth,” she told Variety. “Your salary is a way to quantify what you’re worth. If men are being paid a lot more for doing the same thing, it feels shitty.” I wonder if she feels as strongly about the race pay gap? Because I’m pretty sure white actresses are making a hell of a lot more than WOC in Hollywood. [The Guardian]