Author Archives: Rodrigo

Rihanna is in Barbados
posted on

RiRi is now in Barbados to visit her family and close friends. On Friday (November 21), she spent time with Majesty, enjoyed the sunset and even visited the Clara Brathwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine. Read more about it via Barbados’ Nation News below and don’t miss all photos after the jump.

Mega star Rihanna, on a working visit to Barbados, made a stop at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital yesterday as she checked in on a centre dedicated to her grandmother’s memory.

The 26-year-old Grammy winner and her mother, Monica Fenty, arrived after 10 a.m. to visit the Clara Brathwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine for an update on the facility named after Rihanna’s beloved “Gran Gran Dolly”, who succumbed to cancer two years ago.

Ri-Ri personally donated funds to establish the existing centre and purchased the facility’s first modern radiotherapy machine which was in use yesterday. She stopped to chat with the cancer patient using the machinery and reports are that she also saw where the area is being retrofitted for another piece of equipment she is set to donate.

+ Click here to continue reading…

Go Rogue With Your Man Sweepstakes
posted on

To celebrate the launch of Rihanna’s first men’s fragrance, ROGUE MAN by Rihanna, Parlux and Cosmopolitan are giving away the ultimate luxury couple’s vacation. Enter here to win a trip for two to Barbados and a ROGUE MAN gift set. Travel and accommodations courtesy of Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. and the Crane Resort in Barbados (Two runner-ups will receive a ROGUE MAN gift set.)

Rogue Man is currently available at select Macy’s and online at Macy’s.com. Visit perfumesbyrihanna.com for more info on Rihanna’s previous fragrances.

Why Rihanna Is Proud to Be the Face of MAC Viva Glam
posted on

When Rihanna arrived at West Hollywood’s Quixote Studios on Tuesday night, it became clear why MAC Cosmetics chose her as the brand’s ambassador: She commanded the room with a strong sense of confidence and genuine beauty. As the face of MAC Viva Glam, the singer is proud of being able to raise HIV/AIDS awareness among her fans.

“I like to use my voice in very powerful ways and this was something close to my heart, so what better people to team up with when you want to get to the source of something like this than the MAC AIDS Fund,” Rihanna, clad in a pink gingham Altuzarra ensemble, told Pret-a-Reporter during the red carpet. “MAC is very hands on with this, and I really respect the way they donate their money to charity. You can’t lose with someone like that, so I was very, very excited to team up with them.” Added John Demsey, chairman of the MAC AIDS Fund, of the success found in having the pop star as a spokesperson: “She has raised more money, more awareness, garnered more fans, more engagement than anything we’ve ever done. So the power of Rihanna, coupled with MAC Viva Glam, has been unparalleled.” With more than a combined total of 51 million followers on both Instagram and Twitter, there’s no doubt that RiRi makes an impact with everything she does. As MAC AIDS Fund global executive director Nancy Mahon told Hollywood Reporter, “We’ve sold $43 million worth of Viva Glam,” and you can bet the singer played a major role in driving up those sales.

Rihanna to answer questions about “Home”
posted on

Internet personality Michael Stevens (@VsauceThree) will host a Home Movie Q&A with Rihanna, Jim Parsons and Steve Martin on Wednesday, November 19. Tweet your questions to @DWAnimation and use the hashtag #HomeQandA.

Home is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy based on the 2007 Adam Rex’s children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday staring Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Steve Martin. The film is scheduled to be released on March 27, 2015.

“When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. HOME will feature the voice talents of Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez and will screen in 3D.”

Rihanna is back to New York City
posted on

Rihanna was spotted twice in New York City this Thursday (November 13). She was first seen in Soho and then leaving Da Silvano Restaurant. Looking gorgeous as always! Click here for photos.

Rihanna’s Instagram Return Sparks No. 2 Re-Entry on Social 50
posted on

Badgalriri – Rihanna’s handle on Instagram — has been absent from the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform all summer since her account was deactivated in May. While no official explanation was offered, some say it was because of posts containing risqué images from her Lui magazine cover shoot.

Either way, Badgalriri reappeared Nov. 2 on Instagram, spurring a No. 2 re-entry on the Billboard Social 50 after a five-month absence from the chart’s top 10. The surge back onto the chart also elevates her on the Billboard Artist 100, where she flies 100-44.

Rihanna’s activity on Instagram is one of the primary drivers of her activity on the Social 50, where she’s spent 21 weeks in the No. 1 position since the chart’s launch in 2012. This explains why the account’s absence is responsible for such a dramatic drop in her standing on the chart.

On the week of her re-entry, she came back with a bang, posting more than 20 photos before the charting week’s end (on Nov. 9) that garnered 14.5 million reactions. The news contributes to the 109,000 mentions of her on Twitter (up 6 percent) and a 10 percent increase in traffic to her Wikipedia page for the week.

Follow @badgalriri and @rihannadaily on Instagram.

Rihanna teases new music!
posted on

Rihanna has been keeping it quiet… until now! She won’t say when she plans to release new music but she is confident about what it sounds like.

“I can’t give you any hints of when it will drop. It’s going to be great, that’s all I’m going to tell you and I’m excited about it,” said the singer at a meet-and-greet Wednesday with fans at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The critic she is worried about is herself. “I try to battle myself and outdo everything I’ve done and that’s been the hardest thing to do. You start overthinking things at times,” she confessed. The 26-year-old typically has released albums in November in the past but wouldn’t comment on that. She just sad, “I can’t wait for everybody to hear (the music) little by little. … little by little. I can’t wait.”

Rihanna also brought along her new men’s fragrance, “Rogue Man,” her first for guys.

“I feel like what better way to get these people excited than to get them something nice, to smell good. They’re running around all day working hard. And, you know, the guys are sexy. They need to smell sexy.” She also joked about not having a “rogue man” of her own, saying with a wink, “hopefully I’ll find one here today on the base.”

Rogue Man is currently available at select Macy’s and online at Macy’s.com. Visit perfumesbyrihanna.com for more info on Rihanna’s previous fragrances.

Rihanna promotes Rogue Man at Fort Belvoir (Updated)
posted on

Rihanna surprised everyone showing up at Fort Belvoir Main Exchange today (November 12) to promote her new fragrance, Rogue Man. Click here for professional photos and check out fan pictures after the jump.

Rogue Man is currently available at select Macy’s and online at Macy’s.com. Visit perfumesbyrihanna.com for more info on Rihanna’s previous fragrances.

+ Click here to continue reading…