Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the first annual Diamond Ball, a black tie fundraising event benefitting the Clara Lionel Foundation and taking place on December 11th at The Vineyard in Beverly Hills. In addition, special guest Brad Pitt will introduce Rihanna’s orchestra performance.
“It is such an honor to have Jimmy Kimmel host this event. There is no one more hilarious to make the first annual Diamond Ball an incredible night. I’m blessed by his support,” said Rihanna. “Brad Pitt is not only a phenomenal talent, but I admire him and am inspired by his philanthropic work.”
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During a recent press conference about “Home” movie, Rihanna taught her fellow cast member Jim Parsons how to make a selfie. And the result is awesome!
Check out even more videos here. A “Home” sneak peek was also featured in today’s Good Morning America. Watch it below. Spoiler: Rihanna mentions the soundtrack!
After Rihanna posted beautiful new photos from Barbados on Instagram, her best friend decided to share a few videos of Ri having fun while dancing this Sunday (November 23)… and those are hot! Make sure to watch them after the jump.
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.
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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.”
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.
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.