According to Media Takeout, Rihanna is dating Travis Barker, the uber-tattooed drummer of Blink-182. Two Rihanna insiders confirm that RiRi and Travis are mushy puppies over each other—apparently they went on a few dates years ago, but are now seeing each other for real. Supposedly, Rihanna will be appearing in his video for “Can a Drummer Get Some?” It appears the answer to that question is: yes.
On the surface, these two are an odd pairing. She’s R&B/reggae/pop while he’s punk rock. She’s high fashion while he’s T-shirts with insanely big arm holes. She’s 22 while he’s 35. But after the jump, a few things they have in common, besides both liking soup and being able to talk or not talk for hours. Keep reading »
Chris Brown is hosting “Saturday Night Live” tomorrow night and no one cares.
I would have thought that, even after two years have passed since he beat the crap out of his then-girlfriend Rihanna, people would question “SNL”‘s decision. I would think there’d be more of a public uproar. I would have thought people would make a stink. But all I’ve found online was one piece on Clutch Magazine, an online mag for young black women, and a tiny blog post on The New York Observer‘s web site. Nothing from Feministing. Nothing from Jezebel (though they ragged on him for performing at a boxing match last spring). The Young, Black And Fabulous blog even said they were happy Chris Brown was performing on “SNL.”
Even a few friends I asked didn’t care. “Dude has a right to go on with his career,” one friend said. “A lot of performers have done f**ed up stuff in their personal lives. If they’re good, they’re good,” another said.
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You don’t have to love S&M
to love Rihanna
‘s new music video for “S&M,” but it certainly helps! The pop princess’ ode to bondage, dominance and sadomasochism features bondage gear, pink latex, ball gags, and leather switches, and stars gossip blogger Perez Hilton
lead around on a leash. (And yes, the fact that Perez Hilton gets a spanking
in a video that arouses me is making my head explode.) The costumes, hair and makeup in “S&M” are incredible and it’s by far the sexiest “sexy” music video Rihanna’s ever put out. Obviously, Amelia wants me to get nothing accomplished for the rest of the day, so I’ll just … hit replay … and be .. right … back …. [Vevo
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“Me and Nikki [sic] in our new crib, lol! Gettin busy on set of FLY!!! Its so hard to keep my hands off!”
—Rihanna tweets about Nicki Minaj, who she sings with on the new single “Fly.” Looks like Katy Perry has been replaced as RiRi’s besty who she likes to (fake?) flirt with. Check out Nicki’s response after the jump. [Huffington Post]
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Even though Rihanna looks beautiful, the ad for her much-anticipated Reb’l Fleur fragrance doesn’t exactly say fragrance to me. I’m also surprised she wore that rebellious red hair, but I guess that was the point. Keep reading »
The world is so fixated on what Lady Gaga will do and wear next that she was the newsstand hit in 2010. She can sell a magazine as well as she sells out her concerts. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, Gaga graced the covers of the best-selling Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, and Elle issues in 2010. Rihanna also did well on the newsstands. Her GQ cover was the second-best seller for the men’s mag. But she also had appeal with young women, as her Seventeen cover also sold like hotcakes. Surprisingly, Taylor Swift was an under-performer at the newsstands. Her April Elle cover was the worst-selling issue of the year. Likewise, Taylor’s November Glamour cover was the mag’s second-worst seller, and her July Marie Claire was the third-worst selling issue for the monthly. So what does this say about our culture now? We’re more interested in celebs with a sexy edge as opposed to a wholesome image. [WWD] Keep reading »