November 19, 2014 4:43pm Category: MAC Cosmetics
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.
November 19, 2014 2:51pm Category: New Music
Attention Navy! Rihanna has new music and we could be hearing it very soon. Watch the interview here.
“That’s my hope,” she said. “I’m really excited about the music that we’ve been working on, so I can’t wait for people to hear it.”
While making the press rounds, Rih didn’t rule out the possibility of a surprise album drop but kept tight-lipped on her exact plans for release.
Rihanna stepped out on Tuesday night as MAC’s Viva Glam Cosmetics ambassador, showing her support in the fight against AIDS at the premiere of Andrew Jenks’ new documentary It’s Not Over.
“[I’m] very excited, very honored [to be here],” she said. “This is gonna be an amazing event for an amazing cause, an amazing film. This documentary, It’s Not Over, is really gonna be educational for the youth [with] what’s going on and how they’re affected by HIV/AIDS all over the world.”
The film, which premieres on Netflix and Pivot on Nov. 19, follows three young people from different corners of the world who are affected by HIV/AIDS.
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November 19, 2014 2:37am Category: Appearances & Events
Rihanna appeared at the MAC Cosmetics And The MAC AIDS Fund premiere Of ‘It’s Not Over’. The movie, which you can watch here, tells the “inspiring story of three courageous millennials from around the world who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Award winning filmmaker Andrew Jenks takes viewers on a journey across India, South Africa and the United States to experience the epidemic first hand.” Click here to watch a video from her arrival. Click here for photos.
After the event Rihanna was spotted heading to her favourite restaurant in LA. Check out more pictures here.
November 15, 2014 6:09am Category: Gallery Updates
Rihanna is back in Los Angeles. On her LAX arrival the singer was greeted by a crowd of fans. Check out more pictures here.
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November 14, 2014 8:35pm Category: Home
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.”
November 13, 2014 8:54pm Category: New York City
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.
November 13, 2014 8:35pm Category: Charts, Instagram
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.
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November 12, 2014 9:23pm Category: Interviews, New Music, Rogue
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.