June 23, 2009 |
IN THE END, Rihanna didn't have to dime out Chris Brown. Before she needed to be called to testify, her ex-boyfriend pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault on the "Umbrella" singer. He entered his plea before his preliminary hearing began. Brown will be sentenced on Aug. 5, but the terms of the plea deal call for him to serve five years of formal probation and six months - roughly 1,400 hours - of community labor. He will be able to complete his probation in his home state of Virginia and his service will be made up of either graffiti removal or roadside cleanup.
October 12, 2011
LADIES-WHO-LOVE-LADIES and gentlemen (hetero chicks, you can probably skip this item), Esquire mag has named their Sexiest Woman Alive: Rihanna. (The Esquire list is not to be confused with People 's list that includes 50 people and, most importantly men, nor Maxim 's Hot 100, which hardly deigns to identify the winning ladies, nor the countless lists kept in the heads of many teenage boys.) The Esquire pictorial, which, let's be honest, is what people care about, features the Barbados-born Rihanna covered in not much more than seaweed, sand and dirt, looking like she positively owns the title.
February 9, 2013 |
Rihanna , 24, who recently told Rolling Stone she's happy being back with old flame and convicted assailant Chris Brown , plans to do the red-carpet shuffle with the dude at Sunday's Grammy Awards, says HollywoodLife.com. Fact, the lovely Barbadian artist was in court this week to support Brown during a hearing on that very case! Brown, 23, was sentenced to five years probation in '09 when he was convicted of felony assault for striking Rihanna after a pre-Grammy bash.
August 1, 2014 |
THE WORK OF local photographer/blogger Conrad Benner caught the eye of the people behind Rihanna 's new tour. An image that Benner, a noted chronicler of the city's streets, took of SEPTA's abandoned Spring Garden Station on the Broad-Ridge Spur will be a part of her new tour, appearing behind the mega-pop star while she sings her hit "Man Down. " Benner, who runs a site called Streets Dept (streetsdept.com), described his sojourn to the station in a 2013 blog post as "an abandoned mecca for graffiti artists and urban explorers alike, who are arguably the only people showing the old station any love.
June 20, 2013 |
MIGHT AS well face it, she's addicted to love. According to Jezebel.com, RiRi is heading to Rihab. Tattle doesn't believe we have ever sourced Jezebel previously, so this item should be read with a certain amount of skepticism, but the website says that Rihanna is taking a break from touring to check into the 2,000-acre Recovery Ranch in Nunnelly, Tenn., to participate in the love- and sex-addiction program at the Ranch's Center for...
September 7, 2012 |
Rihanna won video of the year for her sexy hit "We Found Love," but it was the fresh-faced boy band One Direction that stole fans hearts during MTV's Video Music Awards on Thursday night. The 2012 awards were scripted as lead-nominee Rihanna's night, but the teens in One Direction won three awards, including best pop video and best new artist at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. There was no signature moment as in years past, but Rihanna's show-opening medley was one of the night's sauciest moments.
January 8, 2014 |
MYCHAL KENDRICKS scored a shout-out from Rihanna yesterday. The singer listed the Eagles linebacker as her choice on Instagram's "Man Crush Monday," posting a photo of Kendricks with the comment, "Is it Monday? Cuz chhh . . . #MCM" Rihanna has a history of athletic attraction, having been linked to Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, Cavaliers center (and former Sixer) Andrew Bynum, Heat forward Rashard Lewis, and Knicks guard J.R. Smith. Kendricks, who bears a striking resemblence to Rihanna's ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, didn't seem thrilled about his not-so-secret admirer.
August 19, 2012 |
In a much-touted chat with Oprah , Barbadian beauty Rihanna speaks at length about her 2009 assault at the hands of former bf Chris Brown . "Everything I knew switched in a night, and I couldn't control that," Rihanna says in the interview, set to air Sunday night on OWN. "It was a weird, confusing space to be in because as angry as I was - angry, hurt, and betrayed," she says. Rihanna says she was concerned Brown would be demonized rather than receive the help he needed to deal with his anger.
August 26, 2011 |
YOU EITHER HAVE SOMETHING or you don't. Claiming you have something you don't actually have is not something you can lie about for too long. Eventually, it catches up with you. So Tattle is baffled by the report on RadarOnline.com that Hustler claims it has a sex tape of leggy "S&M" singer Rihanna and rapper J-Cole , (who may have really been) her opening act on her recent "Loud" tour. " Hustler is in possession of the Rihanna and J-Cole tape," said a rep for Larry Flynt's porn empire.
August 12, 2016 |
ELEVEN YEARS into her career, Rihanna will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the Aug. 28 MTV VMAs from MSG in NYC. Rihanna will also perform at the show. Rihanna's hits and music videos include "Umbrella," "We Found Love" and "Work. " She has won the VMA for video of the year twice. Past recipients of the Video Vanguard Award include Madonna , Guns N' Roses , Peter Gabriel , Justin Timberlake and Kanye West . Another Video Vanguard Award winner, Beyonce , is the leading nominee this year with 11, followed by Adele , who is up for eight moon men. Does MTV even air music videos anymore?