PopUps :: Don’t Mess With RiRi
Justin Bieber dominated headlines this week after two videos surfaced of a young Bieber using racial slurs while making lame jokes. But let's not give the Biebs anymore attention and focus on the real gossip winner this week: Rihanna.
Rihanna made headlines this week when she decided to show us her boobs again. It wasn't that long ago when the pop star graced the cover of a French magazine wearing nothing but a nipple ring and fake nails, but her latest stunt was at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards Ceremony Monday. She was being honored with the Fashion Icon Award.
The singer showed up wearing a sheer dress, covered in 216,000 Swarovski crystals, and a pink stole, leaving very little to the imagination. The outfit was custom made by designer Adam Selman and featured a shiny turban and Rihanna sporting a thong. But as reports point out, Ri wasn't just bearing it all for the sake of showing off her immaculate bosom - she was actually paying homage to Josephine Baker.
Everyone from Mia Farrow to Tumblr thought the "Diamonds" singer looked fine as hell, but as the phrase that should be hammered into Rihanna's tombstone goes, "haters gonna hate." The haters this time around is TLC, who once made some of the best R&B around but now dances with Lil Mama.
As Complex reports, the now-duo stopped by "Sunrise Australia" on the heels of their Australian tour and slammed RiRi's revealing look.
"Every time I see you, you don't have to be naked. It is what it is, I call it spade of spade," T-Boz said. "We sold and became the biggest girl-selling group of all-time with our clothes on, that says a lot. It's easy to sell sex....we can go around with boobie cakes out all day long."
As we learned last month, thanks to Charlie Sheen, you do not fuck with bad girl Rihanna; she's unstoppable on taking your ass down on Twitter and TLC was no exception. Rihanna on Friday responded to TLC's criticism by changing her Twitter header to the iconic topless image of TLC. The group has not responded to the pic.
Speaking of RIhanna, rumors say that Drake is completely under her spell. The singers rekindled their relationship earlier this year but reports say that they’ve once again called it quits... but that’s not what Drake really wanted. The rapper is allegedly devastated that he was dumped again but would still go back to her should she change her mind.
"All she needs to do is snap her fingers and he’ll go running back to her,," a source tells RadarOnline.
Drake and Ri reportedly started dating in February when the "We Found Love" singer attended Drake’s concert in Paris, but he wasn’t with her when she attended the Met Gala in May. To further prove the duo are no more, look to Hot 97 Summer Jam concert in New Jersey Sunday.
Both the Canadian rapper and the Bajhan pop star attended the event where Drake was SUPER excited to see Nicki when she jumped into his arms during a performance.
A source close to Rihanna told Urban Islandz that Drake and Rihanna hardly even looked at each other - at one point they were just standing feet away but did not say word.
"RiRi was backstage where a lot of other artists were including Drake but they completely ignored each other and a lot of us were surprised," the source said. "At one point Rihanna looked at Drizzy and smiled but he had a scowl on his face and was chatting with everyone else. They both left the venue separately without saying anything to each other."
I wonder how Chris Brown is feeling about all of this. Maybe it’s under his radar: he’s too focused on what’s for dinner. As the Daily Mail reports, Brown, 25, who served 108 days in prison band was released on Ji, made a public appearance Thursday and looked like he packed on a few pounds.
The once stick-thin singer was spotted with his girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, who blindfolded and took him to an "out of jail" party with close friends in Beverly Hills.
Perhaps Brown can be workout buddies with big little brother Rob Kardashian, whose mother, Kris Jenner, spoke with TODAY’s Kathie Lee & Hoda on Thursday, US Weekly reports.
"Rob is working on himself," Jenner said. "He’s going to be okay. A lot of prayer and, you know, he’s such a great human being ... he’s my heart."
The mother of six remained quiet when it came to daughter Kourtney’s third pregnancy with partner Scott Disick, however.
"I think you’re going to probably get the answer to that on the premiere of ...’Keeping Up With The Kardashians.’"
Bonus: Gwyneth "Goopy" Paltrow once again proves she is clueless about the world around her. Sometimes she’s giving helpful advice" to "working moms" like herself, or sometimes she’s just saving a life on 9/11 and she now reveals: Negative words, like "you’re a fucking moron" and "holy shit what’s wrong with you," can change the molecular structure of water.
As the New York Daily News reports, the 41-year-old actress made an endorsement of Japanese doctor Masuru Emoto, who published a number of books on the theory that human consciousness can change the structure of water.
"I have long had Dr. Emoto’s coffee table book on how negativity changes the structure of water," Paltrow wrote on Goop. "How the molecules behave differently depending on the words or music being expressed around it."
I am fascinated by the growing science behind the energy of consciousness and its effects on matter," she added.