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Rihanna, Jim Parsons and Steve Martin talk ‘Home’
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Rihanna along with “Home” cast members Jim Parsons and Steve Martin took part in a movie Q&A yesterday. Check out some of the highlights of the interview:

Steve Martin and Jim Parsons may be big fancy stars, but Rihanna was the main attraction at footage screening and press Q&A for Dreamworks Animations’ “Home.”

Dressed in a short red dress and white sneakers (and approached by several journalists/fans as she made her way out of the theater), the pop star voices the role of middle-schooler “Tip” in the forthcoming animated adventure, which centers on the relationship between Tip and a diminutive purple-hued “Boov” alien named “Oh” (Parsons) after Earth is invaded by the the Boov race and its villainous leader Captain Smek (Martin).

But anyway, Rihanna! She looked fantastic and seemed very nice. Below are nine other things we learned at yesterday’s press event.

1. Stars, they cry at Hollywood production meetings just like us!

“There’s one specific point in the movie that really wrecked me,” said Rihanna. “And I feel like it’s gonna kill everybody because when I was watching it for the first time, it was just stick figures. It didn’t even get to the point of animation all the way yet, so I was bawling my eyes out in this meeting and I’m like ‘Oh my god! I’m so embarrassed right now!’ I’m crying at literally these stick figures….at the end, I can’t even tell you, cause I’m [not going] to tell you the movie right now, but…it’s really emotional for me.”

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Rihanna teases new music!
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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 Reveals Her Secret to Perfect Skin
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Via ELLE.com: Before meeting Rihanna, I procure the following: a rare tube of RiRi Woo—the megastar’s 2013 fire-engine red lipstick for M.A.C—and a pair of six-inch python pumps from ELLE’s fashion closet. My effort pays off: “Those shoes are killing it,” she says, eyeing my borrowed gear. “They’re sick. I keep looking at them.”

From the fall runways to Twitter feeds worldwide, Rihanna’s influence is impossible to ignore, and her fans now have access to that magnetism via her frosty new M.A.C Viva Glam collection. “It’s for rock stars,” she says. “People who like to have fun.”

You’ve topped every “world’s sexiest woman” list. Who do you think should get the title?
Penélope Cruz is the shit. If I could wake up and look like her tomorrow, that would be great. Mia Wallace [Uma Thurman’s Pulp Fiction character] is gangsta. She’s epic. I’m going to do that bob again. Those bangs.

Who is the sexiest man?
Vince Vaughn. He’s amazing. Fantastic.

Do you have any words to live by?
“Avoid obviousness.” That is a quote by Leonardo DiCaprio. That’s what makes you create something, that’s the excitement, that’s the thrill.

What’s the best part about working with Viva Glam?
The fact that every penny spent goes to the M.A.C AIDS fund: All of it helps save the lives of people who are affected by HIV and AIDS.

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Rihanna Discusses Her CFDA Award With André Leon Talley
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The CFDA Award will be presented to Rihanna tonight! The full CFDA Fashion Awards show and highlights from the red carpet will be available on CFDA.com and of course on RihannaDaily! Make sure to check us again later tonight!

Rihanna’s MTV China Interview
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Watch below a newly released Rihanna interview from September 2013 in China. Ri talks about going on tour, a new album, her collaboration with MAC and more! Special thanks to our partner @RihannaDemos.


The Rihanna Effect: Fashion’s Most Exciting Muse, On Her Third Vogue Cover
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The latest Vogue issue with Rihanna on the cover is out now! Check out below photoshoot outtakes and read the interview from vogue.com!

With her power pipes and full-on attitude, Rihanna has become fashion’s most exciting new muse. So how does it feel to have her dress you for a day? Plum Sykes finds out.

On a wintry December afternoon the Alexander Wang SoHo store is temporarily closed, no customers allowed. A bodyguard is scoping the place out like a character from Homeland. He looks suspiciously from Wang, dressed in droopy black jersey, who is sitting next to me on a black leather couch scattered with black mink cushions, to the lush fox-fur hammock hanging in the center of the store, and back again. His eyes narrow as he scrutinizes the twelve-foot-high black teddy bear in the window for hazards. “I need to know where the nearest hospital is,” he whispers. A convenient hospital is quickly located.

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Rihanna: ELLE Canada interview
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There’s a brand new Rihanna interview featured in ELLE Canada‘s latest issue. Read below:

The Barbados beach is lit like a Monet. The sun is setting hazily behind Rihanna as she shakes sand out of her pearl-embellished sandals and concentrates on the stepping moves a young girl is demonstrating. Laughing, Rihanna claps her hands and tries to keep up with the other members of dance4life, a program that educates local kids about HIV and AIDS through dance. Maybe she’s having a great time, or maybe she’s just trying to put the teen, whose voice is quivering with nerves, at ease.

The 25-year-old of Internet-crushing fame surprised these kids (who I feared might black out when their idol strolled over to greet them) as part of her work as M.A.C’s Viva Glam spokesperson for 2014. The annual initiative, which started 20 years ago with a bold campaign featuring RuPaul, aims to raise $41 million for AIDS research this year alone by donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the signature lip colour.

Rihanna seems at home here on the beach, even with tourists circling and holding their phones out like weapons. Then again, she is home. It’s her grandfather’s birthday this weekend, and she managed to squeeze in an early stop at Chefette, the popular Bajan fast-food chain, for a spicy roti. The sun has set by the time we sit down upstairs on the balcony of a suite at the posh Sandy Lane resort on the western coast of the island, but Robyn Rihanna Fenty is still glowing.

“I didn’t know that I would have to learn a dance today,” she says, cracking up. “I’m so serious! I thought I was just going to watch. I would never have worn this skirt or this long-sleeved black jacket!” She smooths her Lanvin pencil skirt and oversized top, making her gold-and-pearl bangles jingle. “But it was fun,” she adds. “It was harder than I thought it would be.”

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Rihanna talks about personal life, Viva Glam, new film
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Via USA Today: Rihanna gets why fans, or even curious bystanders, might think she’s music’s other resident wild child. You only need to check her Instagram to see ample photos of the singer in teeny bikinis, at various exotic locations, doing various very non-PC things.

“I think they think I’m drunk all the time. I think they think I am always partying, that my house is probably a party all the time with tons of people and tons of music and no clothes. I think that’s what they think,” she says. “I’m actually very laid back. I love watching TV on a big old couch by myself. I love to swim in the ocean or the pool.”

But beyond all of that, behind the sleek hair and glitzy Lanvin scarf, Rihanna is actually also a very savvy businesswoman and a social media powerhouse, with millions of followers.

Music aside, she’s been Mac Cosmetics’ first-ever celebrity “creative partner,” launching three sell-out collections with the brand. And now, she’s the face of Viva Glam, fronting a bold lipstick and lipglass, with all proceeds going to the Mac AIDS Fund, which helps people living with the disease. According to John Demsey, chairman of the Mac AIDS Fund, Rihanna takes her role with the brand quite seriously. “She’s 100 million percent involved. She conceptualized all the shades of her commercial collaborations. She conceptualized the shade of Viva Glam. She’s a force of nature,” he says.

Rihanna says she was “floored” by the response to her previous makeup lines, and “wanted to expand my role, so to speak, as a more philanthropic role.” So does she view herself as a role model? “I don’t like to use that word because people have their own opinion on what that means to them. I can’t really say I’m a role model. I’m not perfect. I’m not trying to sell that,” she says. “I want people to have fun but be responsible, protect themselves and be in control of your life. You can never judge people. I always made that a point. You never know what someone is going through.”

She just released a single with Shakira called Can’t Remember To Forget You, and she geeks out over the Colombian singer, whose post-baby body leaves Rihanna speechless. “Don’t even talk about it. But you know what? It gives me hope,” she says, giggling.

Rihanna didn’t attend Sunday’s Grammys because her categories were off-camera and she wasn’t performing, so she chose to sit that one out. She’s “playing” with more music, she says, and she’s one of the voices of the DreamWorks animated film Home, along with Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin. It’s her first foray into voice work.

“It’s such a different experience from being on camera. You really get to learn the art of acting and dialogue. I don’t know about going more into acting – acting is something I respect so much. It’s another level of skill,” she says.

Chances are, if she does venture into Hollywood, she’ll share that information on Instagram, which shows the enviably buff Rihanna smoking, swimming and frolicking on beaches, in oceans and with friends and family. She doesn’t agonize over what she shares with the public and her more than 11 million followers.

“It’s in the moment. Even sometimes I go back to my Instagram and I’m like, ‘Did I really post this?’ I never know. One day I would never post this type of picture. A week later, I like this post,” she says. “It’s when I’m bored. It’s in the moment.”