Once again blonde Rihanna was spotted running through sound check in New Orleans on Saturday afternoon (March 10). RiRi sported all-black attire with a striped hat over her long blonde tresses as she prepped to perform at the Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres co-hosted fundraiser dubbed “A Night to Make It Right”.
Tweeting to her millions of followers prior to the gig, RiRi wrote, “Gettin purrty for a charity event, and jammin my tunes!”
Rihanna has just performed at a special Grammy Afterparty at The House of Blues together with deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Seb Ingrosso. As previously announced it was a charity concert, benefitting the Children’s Orthopaedic Center and Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Make sure to check the gallery for pictures! And scroll down for our full coverage from 2012 Grammy Awards – including pictures and performance video!
On Sunday, February 12, 2012, partners Three Six Zero Group and Roc Nation will stage an unprecedented charity concert featuring international superstars deadmau5, Rihanna, Calvin Harris and Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles. All proceeds from this once-in-a-lifetime concert will benefit the Children’s Orthopaedic Center and The Mark Taper–Johnny Mercer Artists Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The all-star line up will also include Chris Lake and Michael Woods. All artists are donating their time for this wonderful cause.
Tickets, priced at $1,000 go on sale today, Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 5:00pm (PST). They may be purchased on-line LiveNation.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-653-8000 or at the House Of Blues box office located at 8430 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been named the best children’s hospital in California and among the best in the nation for clinical excellence with its selection to the prestigious US News & World Report Honor Roll. Children’s Hospital is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States. The hospital is also one of America’s premier teaching hospitals through its affiliation since 1932 with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. For more information, visit www.CHLA.org.
Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, the Neville Brothers and Seal will perform at the event for Make It Right, while guests include Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey, Spike Lee, Blake Lively, Bennett Miller and Djimon Hounsou.
The stars will be out in New Orleans on March 10 for Brad Pitt’s Make It Right charity event, which will raise funds to build sustainable, affordable homes for New Orleans’ families who lost everything to Hurricane Katrina.
Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres will host the event, which will feature performances by Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, the Neville Brothers and Seal. Host Committee members for the event include Djimon Hounsou, Spike Lee, Blake Lively, Bennett Miller, Chris and Jada Paul, Sean Penn and Kevin Spacey. Randy Jackson and Wendell Pierce will co-host the performance event. Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari will host the after-party. + Continue reading…
The city of Tuscaloosa said today that the Rihanna Benefit Concert in Birmingham gave a total of $89,000 to the Tuscaloosa Storm Recovery Fund. Proceeds from the concert were divided between three Alabama relief funds, including the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham and a Nick’s Kids partner, Project Team Up.
“We are truly grateful for Rihanna and her team for this amazing contribution to the City of Tuscaloosa,” said Kristen Love, City of Tuscaloosa’s Liaison for Private Development in a release. “This donation will certainly help the long-term recovery effort as we continue to move Tuscaloosa forward.”
Money that is donated to the City of Tuscaloosa Storm Recovery Fund will be used to support the city’s five critical needs in the wake of the tornado damage: public services, parks and green spaces, education, social services and public infrastructure.
150 celebrities are using their social media power to promote the fundraising campaign ‘I’m Gonna Be Your Friend’, organised by the charity Save the Children. The campaign’s aim is to raise awareness of a major famine that is sweeping across east Africa, affecting around ten million people.
The campaign has launched a short film, directed by Kevin MacDonald, to highlight the struggles of those affected by the severe drought. Featuring the song ‘High Tide Or Low Tide’ by Bob Marley & The Wailers, the video can be downloaded from iTunes, through Bob Marley’s Facebook page and the campaign’s website. But by enlisting the help of celebrities to promote the film through Twitter and Facebook, the video could be viewed by up to 700 million people globally according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Justin Bieber have pledged to support the ‘I’m Gonna Be Your Friend’, as well as U2, Coldplay, Britney Spears, Shakira and Madonna. + Continue reading…
Stars galore came out earlier this week under the New York City skyline for the fifth annual DKMS Gala to fight leukemia. The event raised a record $2.5 million, which will go towards registering 40,000 bone marrow donors.
Rihanna was recognized for all her hard work with the cause. The event was hosted by DKMS cofounder Katharina Harf, who lost her mother to leukemia when she was only 14 years old.
“Anyone can be affected by leukemia … It is the number one disease children in the US die of and we can change that. I encourage people to become bone marrow donors with DKMS. If we have more donors, we can save more lives,” Rihanna said. “I would like to dedicate this award to Shannon Tavarez who fought so bravely against this disease but was tragically taken from us far too soon. Shannon was a great inspiration who selflessly promoted awareness of the need for donors, so that others may receive the help they need, and she will be missed.”
DKMS is the largest bone marrow donor center in the world with over 2.7 million registered donors. Help them shoot for 3 million and get swabbed here.
Click here to watch a short video of Rihanna’s speech at the event.