Celebrities took to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to display their edgiest red carpet looks.
This year's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit Gala paid tribute to unique Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo and her edgy label Comme des Garçons. Entitled 'Art of the In-Between', this year's theme allowed celebrities to let rip with some seriously visionary gowns.
Here are some of the most eye-catching pieces from the New York City event:
Rihanna wore Rei Kawakubo at the 2017 Met Gala
Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are partners. Skilled government agents whose job it is to protect the human race and uphold the law on an intergalactic basis, they defy orders to seperate when they are sent by their commander Arün Filitt (Clive Owen) to visit a utopian city named Alpha. Housing 17 million residents of every alien species in the known universe, it's a sprawling metropolis where creatures of all races share their varied knowledge and their skills and help each other in creating the most technologically advanced and peaceful place in existence. However, the fact that Valerian and Laureline are on their way there means that something evil is afoot; somebody wants to destroy the cross-cultural harmony and threaten the safety of all races not just in Alpha, but in every corner of the universe.
Adele performed a slow-downed version of ‘Fastlove’ at Sunday night’s ceremony.
During her performance Adele was forced to restart the song to make sure she got it perfect, telling the audience, "I can't mess this up for him.”
Rihanna chose the moment that Bey's name was read out for Best Urban Contemporary Album to apply some lip gloss. Shade?
In amid the annual music industry bunfight that is the Grammy Awards last night, social media went wild after a few eagle-eyed viewers thought Rihanna shaded Beyonce as she lost out to her for Best Urban Contemporary Album award by disinterestedly applying lip gloss as Bey’s name was read out.
Surprising, as they’re both among the most loved female pop stars in the world at this moment in time and not normally associated with petty spats with other celebs.
Rihanna arriving at the 59th Grammy Awards
Continue reading: Did Rihanna Really Throw Shade At Beyonce With Lipgloss At The Grammys?
Sandra Bullock leads an all female cast who will attempt to pull off the heist of the century.
Next summer eight women will attempt to pull off the heist of the century at the annual Met Ball in New York City.
Warner Bros have just released the first cast picture from the upcoming Ocean’s Eight movie, showing the film’s star-studded female line-up riding the NYC subway.
Continue reading: The Heist Is On! Here's Your First Look At All-Female 'Ocean's Eight'
Drake and Rihanna have had a long on-off relationship for years
The greatest pop star love story turned out to be a bit of a difficult to follow on-and-off set of complications when Barbadian superstar Rihanna and smitten rapper Drake parted ways. Now their romance has taken a turn for the worse after news of Drake’s newest girlfriend became official: with super singer J-Lo taking the spot.
Rihanna is said to be unhappy about Drake and J-Lo's new relationship
The 47-year-old mother-of-two has been rumoured to be with the 30-year-old rapper for a few weeks and now it’s become a proper thing, sources have said 28-year-old Riri is unhappy at the situation.
Continue reading: Rihanna Is Not Happy About Drake's New Relationship With J-Lo
For Luc Besson's latest foray into the sci-fi stratosphere, he has decided to bring the popular graphic novel 'Valérian and Laureline' to life in a screen adaptation; Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne have been cast in the lead roles of Valerian and Laureline respectively.
A remix of The Beatles' much loved track 'Because' from their 1969 classic album 'Abbey Road' can be heard sound tracking the trailer.
Set thousands of years in the future, Valérian and Laureline journey far and wide around the universe at the behest of the government in charge of the human territories. Their mission is to keep the peace and make sure order is continually maintained. Valérian can't help but be enamoured by Laureline obvious beauty and strong mentality but she is hesitant toward his advances and tries to keep their relationship as professional as can be.
The couple were thought to have split, but reports say they’re just not exclusive anymore.
The pair seemed to be hot and heavy all summer long, but earlier this week they were reported to have split, with Drake rumoured to have moved on with model India Love.
Rihanna and Drake are said to be still together, just not exclusively
Continue reading: Rihanna And Drake Are In An "Open Relationship"
Rihanna and Drake pictured leaving Tramps nightclub in London at 4.30am seconds apart. The pair were seen out for the second night in a row following Rihanna's show in Manchester. Drake and Rihanna continue to spark dating rumours. - Thursday 30th June 2016
RiRi hasn't released a new album for three years
Rihanna hasn’t released an album for three years and rumours are beginning to circulate that the reason it won’t hit shelves this year is Adele and her own surprise third album. The Bajan star was due to release her eighth album in 2014 but instead extended the promotion of her seventh album.
Rihanna hasn't released an album for three years
Now the Daily Star has reported that the album was due to be released this year but could be pushed back to 2016 with reports suggesting that "once Adele was added to the schedule, the scramble to find a new date began".
Continue reading: Has Rihanna Delayed Her Album Release Because Of Adele?
The newbie actresses are out to show that they are women of many talents.
Rihanna and Cara Delevingne are proving that they are taking this transition into acting very seriously indeed, by starring alongside each other in an upcoming science fiction epic. 'Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets' is being directed by Luc Besson and is coming to theaters in 2017.
Rihanna is returning to the big screen
While London model Cara has been doing her damn hardest to convince the world that acting is her biggest passion in life, despite her extensive work in the fashion industry, Rihanna has also been coasting along and getting involved in Hollywood - though her busy music-making schedule hasn't made it easy. So far she's only had cameos in 2012's 'Battleship' and 2013 comedy 'This Is the End' and one main role as the voice of Tip in the animated film 'Home'. But now she's taking it to the next level by landing an as yet undefined role in time-travelling sci-fi adventure 'Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets'.
Continue reading: Rihanna Joins Forces With Cara Delevingne In Forthcoming Luc Besson Film
Rihanna commissioned conceptual artist Roy Machum to design the artwork for 'Anti', which does not yet have a release date.
At long last, Rihanna has revealed the name of her much-delayed eighth studio album, as well as unveiling the impressive conceptual artwork for the record.
The new album will called Anti, and the title and cover art were revealed at a private viewing at the MaMa gallery in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night (October 7th). The artwork, designed by artist Roy Nachum, features a picture of Rihanna as a child, with her eyes covered by a gold crown.
Laid over the actual image is a poem, translated into Braille, by Chloe Mitchell. She has previously had her work used by Kanye West – who is incidentally one of the executive producers of Anti.
Continue reading: Rihanna Announces New Album 'Anti', Reveals Conceptual Artwork
A number of high-profile stars are suing ElevenParis for using their likenesses without their permission to sell clothes.
A range of pop stars including Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West and Rihanna are suing a Paris-based clothes retailer and manufacturer for “brazenly” selling merchandise such as hats, T-shirts and mobile phone cases bearing their likenesses without their permission.
A complaint was filed on Tuesday (October 6th) at a federal court in New York alleging that the company ElevenParis has ignored warnings previously issued by the artists to stop the items in question from being sold. According to Reuters, the retailer’s actions “have caused and are causing immediate irreparable harm” to the plaintiffs.
Beyonce and Jay Z are two of the stars behind the legal challenge
Continue reading: Jay Z, Beyonce And Other Pop Stars Sue Paris Clothing Retailer
RiRi spoke about the former NAACP leader Dolezal and her ex-boyfriend Brown in a new interview with Vanity Fair.
One of the strangest stories of 2015 has been that of Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP leader who became the focus of controversy and no small amount of ridicule when her parents revealed that she was white, not black, back in June. However, Rihanna has stated some admiration for her, calling Dolezal “a bit of a hero” in a new interview.
Dolezal was a former leader for the Spokane, Washington chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Rihanna claims that her deception was not that big a deal and helped change people’s perceptions, as well as continuing a discussion about race in America.
Rihanna was speaking to Vanity Fair
Continue reading: Rihanna Praises Rachel Dolezal; Talks About Chris Brown Relationship
‘BBHMM’ sung by five men in striped suits is surprisingly satisfying.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt showed he really can carry a tune on Friday’s edition of 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’, when he joined a barbershop quartet for a rendition of Rihanna’s ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’. The 34 year old actor became the latest star to join The Ragtime Gals, helping the group give a unique twist to Rihanna’s hit single.
Joseph Gordon Levitt joined a barbershop quartet during the ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’.
Appearing on Fallon’s sofa, the actor was noticeably excited at the opportunity to perform with the show's quartet. “That was so much fun man,” the 34 year old said after his performance.
Rihanna also wanted her latest release, Alive
Popular and talented singer and songwriter Sia has revealed she was offered a million dollars from Adele for her new single while superstar Rihanna also wanted to take it off her hands. Alive is Sia’s first single from her new album This Is Acting and was recently previewed online.
Sia's latest single Alive is in demand
Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, the Australian 39-year-old told the DJ about the story behind her song, Alive, and how she originally gave it to Rihanna but was pleased when the Umbrella hit-maker gave it back.
Continue reading: Sia Reveals That Adele Offered A Million Dollars For Her New Single
She wouldn't want to become part of Swift's 'squad' because Taylor is a "role model", whereas she isn't trying to be.
Taylor Swift may be the toast of pretty much the entire world right now, but there’s one person who definitely doesn’t want to be part of her “squad”. Fellow pop star Rihanna has said that she wouldn’t join the ‘Bad Blood’ singer on stage if she was asked, because to her it wouldn’t make sense.
Throughout her 1989 World Tour, Swift has attracted tons of headlines for bringing a huge array of female celebrities – plus Matt LeBlanc, for some reason - up on stage with her. “Please welcome to the stage…” has become one of the most parodied phrases of the summer, ending up in that hilarious viral video.
Rihanna says she wouldn't join Taylor Swift on-stage
Continue reading: Rihanna Says She Wouldn't Join Taylor Swift Onstage
Rachel McAdams will star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Doctor Strange’.
Rachel McAdams has joined the cast of Doctor Strange. The 36-year-old Canadian born actor, best known for her roles in The Notebook and True Detective, confirmed her casting whilst appearing at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday (14th September).
Rachel McAdams at the New York premiere of Southpaw in July 2015.
Continue reading: Rachel McAdams Confirms Her Casting In Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’
She hit out at Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Lady Gaga in an excerpt of her new autobiography in Time Out.
Grace Jones has unleashed a tirade of criticism at all manner of modern pop stars, from Minaj to Miley, by describing them as “middle of the stream” and lamenting the current state of the music industry, in her new autobiography.
‘I’ll Never Write My Memoirs’ is released on September 29th, but as a taster she has published a few excerpts from the new book via Time Out. In one of them, Jones complains that a whole host of pop stars have copied her style but have no “long-term vision”, coming off as unoriginal and therefore easily replaceable.
“Trends come along and people say, ‘follow that trend’,” she writes. “There’s a lot of that around at the moment: 'Be like Sasha Fierce. Be like Miley Cyrus. Be like Rihanna. Be like Lady GaGa. Be like Rita Ora and Sia. Be like Madonna.’ I cannot be like them – except to the extent that they are already being like me.”
Continue reading: Grace Jones Hits Out At Unoriginal Modern Pop Artists
Launching her new fragrance 'RiRi' on Monday, the singer suggested in an interview that she could launch a much wider range of beauty products in the future.
In the year that sees her celebrate ten years in the music industry, Rihanna would appear to be branching out into fashion, with the announcement today that the Barbadian singer will be launching a range of approved beauty products at some point in the near future.
RiRi told Refinery29 on Monday (August 31st): “That is definitely something I am going to have my hands on and would love to do. It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do, but I’ve always had so much on my hands. But, this time, I’m going to make sure it happens. I’m going to find some time between albums and fragrance to do that. I promise.”
Rihanna launching her 'RiRi' fragrance in New York
Continue reading: Rihanna Hints At Beauty Range In The Near Future
NBA star Barnes had claimed that they were past the "crush stage". Not so, says RiRi.
Rihanna has comprehensively taken down new rumours that she’s dating sports star Matt Barnes via her Instagram page, seemingly denying that the two had even met.
The 27 year old pop star, who has been rumoured to be going out with Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton in the recent past, has also been connected with the 35 year old NBA star in gossip columns, with sources claiming that they’d been on a couple of dates. Barnes fanned the flames of that particular fire with a statement to TMZ over the weekend.
Rihanna has denied Matt Barnes' claims that the two are romantically linked
Continue reading: Rihanna Denies Matt Barnes Rumours - In The Strongest Possible Terms
RiRi will be available to give advice to contestants from all four judges' teams during the Knockout Rounds.
‘The Voice’ is lining up yet another big name for its ninth season with the announcement that Rihanna is to be the new key adviser.
This comes hot on the heels of the news that Gwen Stefani would be one of the four judges when the singing competition returns on September 21st on NBC. The network’s president Robert Greenblatt announced on Thursday (August 13th) at the TCA press conference in Beverly Hills that the ‘B**** Better Have My Money’ singer would be playing a major role.
Rihanna has been announced as key adviser for season 9 of 'The Voice'
Continue reading: Rihanna Confirmed As Key Adviser For Season 9 Of 'The Voice'
Rihanna is said to be angry at the British singer thanks to her new track ‘Body on Me’.
Another day and it seems another showbiz feud is brewing. Yes the latest stars who allegedly aren't seeing eye to eye are British singer Rita Ora and Rihanna. The two pop stars are said to not be on the best of terms following Ora’s latest single, ‘Body on Me’, which happens to feature Rihanna’s ex Chris Brown.
Has Rita made an enemy of Rihanna?
According to The Sun, Rihanna is none too happy that Ora chose her ex to record a duet with and what makes it worse is that the single’s yet to be released video is said to be pretty steamy. ‘There’s no lost love between them, but this is another example of what Rihanna perceives to be a lack of respect by Rita,’ a source told the newspaper.
Continue reading: Is Rita Ora Vs Rihanna The Latest Showbiz Feud?
Perry had a few interesting comments on Swift's reactions, following the slight she perceived in Minaj's complaints about bias in the music industry.
More feathers are flying in the Nicki Minaj v Taylor Swift Twitter saga, with Katy Perry wading into the argument with some pretty subtext-heavy comments that all but confirm the subject matter of Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ video.
Perry called out Swift’s reaction to Nicki Minaj’s complaints to not receiving enough MTV Video Music Awards nominations as ironic. “Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman…” she said, a tweet quickly favorited by Minaj.
Perry all but confirmed her 'Bad Blood' with Taylor Swift, one of the worst kept music industry secrets
Continue reading: Katy Perry Wades Into Nicki Minaj Vs Taylor Swift Twitter Feud
Miss Piggy sings Rihanna’s ‘B***h Better Have My Money’ in a hilarious new video.
A video in which scenes from Miss Piggy’s prolific Muppets career were remixed in a parody of Rihanna’s ‘B***h Better Have My Money’ (BBHMM) is pretty fabulous, if we’re completely honest. The 1 minute 40 second footage is a tribute to Miss Piggy, who is arguably a bigger diva than Rihanna. Whilst Rihanna’s video involves controversial violence, Miss Piggy’s is much more toned down yet the message remains the same: nobody messes with Miss Piggy and gets away with it!
Rihanna at the Met Ball in 2015.
Read More: Miss Piggy Presented With Feminist Award By Gloria Steinem.
Miss Piggy sings along to BBHMM in the video. The role of the villain, played by Mads Mikkelsen in Rihanna’s video, is played by Miss Piggy’s long-time love, Kermit the Frog. Adam Schleichkorn, A.K.A. Mylo the Cat, created the video for Vulture as part of their weekly remix videos. Mylo even makes a cameo appearance in the video.
Rihanna’s ‘B***h Better Have My Money’, or BBHMM for short, was released last month and immediately caused controversy. The music video for the song sees Rihanna kidnapping the wife of a man who has wronged her. Rihanna and other women working with her assault the woman on various occasions, at one point in the video tying her upside down by her feet from a barn building.
Two companies have requested Vevo to stop playing their adverts before the controversial seven-minute video.
Her new controversial video has already divided opinion around the internet, but now some companies are taking steps to distance themselves from the graphic violence of Rihanna’s single ‘B**** Better Have My Money’ by stopping their adverts appearing before the video on streaming website Vevo.
Travel firm Kuoni and the Co-Operative Group are the first two companies to announce that their advertisements will no longer play before the explicit video, even though it has been viewed over 18 million times in less than a week since its upload last Wednesday (July 1st).
Rihanna in New York earlier this year
The Barbadian pop star has become the first ever artist to top 100 million digital sales (including downloads and streams) in America.
Rihanna has been confirmed as the highest selling digital singles artist of all time in the US, and as the first artist to pass the 100 million mark in terms of downloaded and streamed singles.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) made the announcement on Wednesday (July 1st) that the 27 year old singer – who has been recording for a decade after her first single ‘Pon De Replay’ was released in June 2005 and has enjoyed ten US Number 1 singles since then – had become the only artist ever to pass the landmark.
Rihanna, the best-selling singles artist in America ever, in May 2015
Continue reading: Rihanna Named Top Selling Digital Singles Artist Ever
The ‘Poison’ singer reportedly thinks Rihanna’s ex could be the key to helping her break the US market.
Rita Ora has reportedly enlisted rapper Chris Brown to help her crack the American market. The ‘Poison’ singer is said to have recorded a track with Rihanna’s ex for her forthcoming second album, with the single being touted as a sure fire hit.
Rita Ora is said to have been working with rapper Chris Brown.
A source close to the singer told The Sun newspaper, "The song with Chris sounds amazing and is bound to be a big hit. It's the best song Rita's done and will break her in the US”. So far the British singer’s biggest hit stateside has been her collaboration with Rita Ora, ‘Black Widow’.
Continue reading: Is Rita Ora Working With Chris Brown To Try And Crack America?
Vanessa Hudgens, in a recent interview, explained how she had supported Selena Gomez at the Met Gala when there was a possibility Gomez would see her ex, Justin Bieber.
Vanessa Hudgens supported Selena Gomez at the Met Gala earlier this month when there was a chance Gomez may have bumped into her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber. 26-year-old Hudgens revealed she hadn't specifically intervened in ensuring Gomez avoided Bieber but had been there for her best friend throughout the event.
Vanessa Hudgens heading to the Met Gala earlier this month.
Barbadian pop star Rihanna was spotted out and about wearing a San Antonio Spurs basketball jersey while she was doing some shopping on SoHo with a friend in New York City, New York, United States - Friday 8th May 2015
You can always count on the Met Ball to bring out some of the year’s craziest fashions.
Last night the world’s most famous and fashionable descended upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York for the annual Met Gala, a celebration of fashion that always delivers some seriously out-there looks. This year the Gala’s official theme was ‘China: Through The Looking Glass,’ but on the red carpet the nearly nude look ruled for some, while for others it was all about making an unforgettable fashion statement.
Rihanna in Guo Pei
First let’s look at Rihanna, the singer who literally stole the show last night. Dressed in an awe inspiring yellow Guo Pei gown, Rihanna had jaws dropping all along the Met’s red carpet. Lined with yellow fur and covered in embellishments Ri-Ri’s dress was an internet meme creator’s dream and it ended up being compared to everything from Big Bird to an omelette online.
Chris Brown is reportedly suspected of assault. The incident occurred during a basketball game in Las Vegas on Monday (4th May).
Chris Brown allegedly assaulted a man during a heated argument. The incident reportedly occurred during a basketball game in Las Vegas in the early hours of Monday (4th May) morning. According to reports in TMZ, Brown has been named as a suspect by the police.
Chris Brown is reportedly suspected of assaulting a man during a basketball game.
Read More: Chris Brown 'Blessed' By Daughter.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Reportedly Suspected Of Las Vegas Assault
Ronald Fenty and Monica Braithwaite - Shots from the red carpet as a variety of stars arrived for pop star Rihanna's inaugural Annual Diamond Ball which was held in aim to Benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation and was held at The Vineyard in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 11th December 2014
Rihanna - Rihanna sports a new pink hairstyle as she and a friend cheer on the Los Angeles Clippers NBA basketball game against The Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder defeated the Clippers by the final score of 104-98 in game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 15th May 2014
Rihanna - Rihanna and Drake are seen leaving Nobu restaurant seconds apart after having dinner together. The rumoured couple were seen heading to Power House recording studio ahead of Drakes UK tour dates coming up. Rihanna was seen flashing a jacket with the slogan F*CK as she left the eatery. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 10th March 2014
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