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Rihanna is Leandra Lovely

Rihanna is Leandra Lovely

Rihanna leaves a Hollywood nightclub with her friend Leandra Goodridge on Thursday night (April 16).

The 21-year-old Barbadian singer just signed the rider to book her first live stage show since her altercation with Chris Brown. The concert is expected to be held in the United Arab Emirates on May 28. The venue has yet to be decided due to Dubai and Abu Dhabi promoters fighting to secure the event.

“It will be the best concert the region has ever seen and we will stop at nothing,” said Yassin Matbouly, promoter and managing director of the event. “She is incredible and she wants to come to the Middle East for the people of the whole region, not just the UAE.”

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  • fresh

    “It will be the best concert the region has ever seen and we will stop at nothing,”

    Who will sing?

  • Murphy

    She needs to stop with the tarantula hair.

  • What?

    Dubai must not get a lot of concerts if they are so desperate to get Rihanna. Sh is a walking zombie onstage. Lifeless. At least Chris used to make her show a bit exciting.

    She looks corny when her stylist is not dressing her. She really thought those cut off shorts and baggy shirt were cute ?? lol

  • deetz

    Girl must need money. UAE pays celebs big bucks to appear there. Even D-listers like Rumer Willis get invited to hotel openings.

  • strawberry

    What happened to her hair??

  • always

    …clubbing again, of course.

  • scout

    Rihanna is doing research for a remake of Mallrats. She got her outfit at Kohl’s.

  • katy

    She looks cute. Hate the hair.

  • ex-cetera

    Her hair looks atrocious, she should be with her family instead of getting wasted at night clubs.

  • Calvin

    WHAT the hell is that on Rihanna’s head?

  • peanut

    i’m still not diggin’ the new hair but i guess she’ll change it…eventually.

  • http://www.blahgirls.com Blah girls!

    Stay strong, girl.

  • Halo

    Rihanna looks like she fell asleep in her wig and didn’t fix it before she left the house.

  • who

    who?

  • Coco

    she is wearing a weave. you can see the glue strips on the side.

  • never learns

    According to MSNBC, she is still texting the douche.
    Go figure.

  • jojo

    She looks so much cuter in shorts and a top than her usual Hookers R Us uniform.

  • just say no

    Time to dump the chump. Move on, Rihanna!

  • femme

    This isn’t that bad; she’s generally a trashy dresser and tends to make herself look much older than 21.

  • LaLa

    LOVE Rihanna!!!!!

    GORGEOUS GIRL!!!!! :)

  • Top Gun

    Best skin in Hollywood!

  • beat it

    She looks like Michael Jackson’s twin brother.

  • Kingston

    If she’s going for an “edgy” look with the hair, it ain’t working.

  • she’s balding

    just shave it off, bald is beautiful. no shame in that.
    even nicole ritchie uses rogaine.

  • Tisha

    I wish she would just wear her hair in a bob style and take that piece off her head.

  • yuck

    yuck. RiRi got fug.

  • intuit

    Is this Rihanna’s new style? I guess it beats the Woody Wood Pecker/Prince look, but she’s copying the Jackson family now.

  • BLT

    she looks nice, minus that shit on her head. at least her boobies are not on display..

  • Christine

    I like her hoops. The rest of the outfit, not as much.

  • Rhonda

    That text story is not from msnbc, it’s from Us magazine and it says that in the article. I can’t believe msnbc is using Us as a source. They said she married him at one point, didn’t they? LOL

    I aint buying none of the rumors of them being together as a couple. I think she dumped her long ago and I think that is why Chris is stepping out with other girls and shyt, he misses the power he had. He’s trying to mess with her head. I don’t think it worked though.

    She looks natural and young here. I think her face is cute. That shirt is ugly though and I wish she’d do something with that hair already!!!! I hope she growing it out..

  • BORG

    AMAZING LEGS, BUT THIS CHICK HAS A DUDE FACE.

  • peeps

    She is still dating Brown but trying to keep it on the down low. Both their careers are in limbo. Good thing she’s playing Dubai. They’ll throw $$$ at anything. All the tv stars and reality tv show bitch fly out there for events and get treated like royalty. lol

    CB’s peeps have been trying to float different stories including him hooking up with another girl. No one bought that, so now they’re trying the “he’s single” angle. Not working. The paps keep catching his car at the same location as hers.

  • michelle

    Your reading of the situation seems off to me. All Chris did was cement his douchy reputation by hanging out with a jump off. No one believes he’s NOT with that girl from Girlicious! I don’t know what you’re talkin bout LMAO! He and his team WANT to show that he and rihanna are “together.” they’d love a shot of both of them, but her team aint having it. Her story is that she is “moving on” and she’s sticking to it.

    I don’t know if she feels sorry for him, feels guilty for something (which is bullshit but some victims do think that way) or was convinced she’d have a hard time in the industry if she went against him, but their teams are working together to reach a plea deal. I think that is the extent of it. After a plea bargain a statement will be released saying they split “on good terms” and bla blah

    No way did CB’s peeps tell him to be seen with that girl, it took away the angle they were trying to give of him being in “counseling” and getting help. Yeah, he’s so sorry he’s hanging out with slutty looking chicks at tattoo parlors. ahah. Chris screwed up and his people had to clean it up. First they said he didn’t know her, but the girl said they were “friends” LOL So then his people had to change the story. Chris messed up AGAIN, trying to be cute. the guy is just a young horny idiot.

  • grayson

    I agree with #32 – Rihanna seems to be trying – not very well – to hide that she’s still with Chris Brown. The only reason you don’t see them out with each other is because she did not anticipate the backlash she would receive for taking her abuser back. I also don’t believe Brown is dating Natalie Mejia, but I’m sure this is a story that Rihanna’s publicist would love people to believe.

    Once Rihanna realized how much damage the reunion was doing to her career, she backed off and has been trying to present the image of being single and dating different guys. The weekly rotation of different men is a pretty obvious p.r. tactic and just not believable. Nor is the strong woman moving on story. It’s always been that, just an image like the Good Girl Gone Bad facade.

    I can’t see it being good for Chris Brown’s career to be with Rihanna right now. It’s a constant reminder that he’s an unpunished abuser, and no good publicist would advise this reunion until the legal issues and some sort of public repentance are sorted out. The two of them together is also financially toxic to both their careers.

  • jump

    Bad title. Rihanna’s not Leandra Lovely. She’s Dionne Warwick 2.0.
    Much better.

  • mEL

    Nah. How could Rihanna or anyone for that matter not anticipate the backlash from taking about an abuser after that photo leaked? Let’s get real.

    I also don’t agree that she’s trying to give an impression of being with different guys. The media is excited about her moving past Chris Brown-there has even been polls about who she should date. It makes a good story. I do see that she wants to give the impression that she is moving forward with her life. I’d say it’s been semi-successful. To get on your feet after having been publicly humiliated like that makes her seem somewhat like a survivor. She’s not a symbol of strength or anything, but I give her a little credit for showing her face and not cracking (yet).

    Both of these kids seems to have foul people around them. But all the leaks and tipping off to the paps have come from Brown’s end. That totatly staged “reunion” at PDiddy’s for example came from Chris people tipping off the media. The paps even said this.

    It’s in Rihanna’s best interest to not be seen with him, true. But it is NOT in her best interest to have him out with Natalia or whatever her name is if the plan is for them to get back together. It’s just another sign of disrespect after having suffered too much. It weakens Rihanna’s image even more for having anything to do with him. .Natalia is loving it though. There’s no shutting her up.

    This week there was a photo of Chris’ mom and family leaving Rihanna’s with what many think was the rest if Chris’ stuff. Chris is headed back to VA where he should’ve stayed all along.

    I guess I am not sold on Rihanna and Chris being back together. Something feels fishy and off about all of this. It’s romantic to think of this twisted Romeo and Juliet that just cannot let each other go, but I bet the truth is a lot uglier. I think he paid her off or she seriously has something she wants kept a secret.
    But, if they are trying to see each other on the down low, and think they can just be together after everything dies down, they are in for a rude awakening, especially Rihanna. She’ll never regain her footing if Brown is in the picture.

  • Truth Be Told

    People can blame Brown’s team for the sightings and stories all they want, but in the end they’re just speculating like everyone else and it’s most likely a back and forth between the two camps. It makes perfect sense that Rihanna’s management would spin stories that she’s out and about with various guys if they’re trying to create the impression (emphasize on impression) of a strong woman who’s moved on. These are the same people who’ve gone on record (including a book deal) as admitting they deliberately made up stories about Rihanna being involved with Jay-Z to generate public interest and launch her career.
    Rihanna doesn’t seem to be the brightest bulb in the bunch. I have no problem believing she didn’t fully understand (or want to understand) the consequences of getting back with Chris and was stubborn about doing a fake break up. The girl is known as sweet but dim and a fairly immature 21 year old. That relationship has always struck me as somewhat one-sided with Rihanna being more into Brown than him into her.
    I think her management finally talked some sense (CONKED HER OVER THE HEAD) into her and she realized she would lose her endorsement deals if she was perceived as staying with her attacker. People are not going to buy Cover Girl from someone they think uses it to cover up her bruises or an umbrella from someone they think needs it to ward off an attack.
    It is absolutely in Rihanna’s best interest fame/money-wise if Chris Brown is perceived as a cheating lothario hooking up with hotties for booty calls. It creates more of a separation between those two and generates public empathy and good will for Rihanna — not only did he beat her but now he’s a cheater too. Rihanna may not like it but that doesn’t mean her management team isn’t behind it or acting without her approval. They know where their bread is buttered and what they have to do to secure their product’s viability. Keep in mind this group also admitted they spun the rumors about Jay-Z/her without her knowledge.

    ITA that it would be disastrous for these two to continue on and publicly reunite but stranger things have happened.

  • http://rosamanuela.07@hotmail.com Rosita, Luanda, Angola

    Good morning to you there in the United States, I am from Angola and a little below this case involving these two great stars of the music Rihaana and Cris Brown, I understand a little of the side Rihaana after all she is suffering from pressure all sides of the family, the friends, the media, the businessmen, but i most agree that it lacks the personality Rihaana left much to be desired. More she really loves Cris, because until now she can not comment on the case, from Cris he is very talent, a great artist, now everything depends to himself, I wish the family strength and courage are at that time complicated, we all miss, the more the most important is our attitude after error,So Cris brother here in Africa has a lot of people to pray for you, you will leave this strengthened …From the Rihaana not the most serious was the fight with Cris itself, most of it is the attitude after the fight … Rihaana is a person who does not define whether this really part of that … I understand that now the two are trying to regain its public again … More half of the problems that have Rihaana today with the public it was she who created … It could be simply to come public and say … Even if not enter into details …My role with Cris is over … And she had the whole … More speculation but she can not do this because she like much Cris and she really does not want the relationship to end it, she wants to always Cris around her …Cris also loves her,but he is very young boy …More Rihaana know that the Cris is is not bad … In this moment my advice is to go with Cris calm everything will be resolved ..,Cris is brave … Between the two Cris was more courageous than Rihaana … I am not so sure he clarified some points in the incident public because the courts in this case … I like both the Rihaana Cris …But Cris more, because it took courage to go after the incident to her … And Jesus said those who never missed that throw the first stone … Cris got the age of my brothers I will continue to pray for you … I do not agree with what you did so well because I am a woman, the more I have to remember that your relationship is loving … involves feelings … and sometimes those feelings by have extreme attitudes are issues … very personal …And my friends excesu-me my englis is not very weell…Thank you…

  • mEL

    ^^ Of course it’s all speculation, that’s a given. lol I see both camps working together, but his being especially aggressive because he’s in deeper trouble than she is. He is the one with two felony counts. But for whatever reason they probably feel that it would be better for both of their careers and less fall out in their fanbases if they put on a amicable front.

    I was responding to the idea that they were waiting to get back together. If that is the case, I would think the idea was to have Chris look “rehabilitated” and truly sorry, so the public might be understanding of their reunion and not think Rihanna’s a total masochistic idiot.. Him being seen as a cheater spoils the progress if that was their plan. That’s why I have doubts about that being a mutual plan. That photo op at the tattoo shop with ole girl came from Chris Brown being Chris Brown. Maybe he was “acting out” for some reason. It was a dumb move on par with the jet skiing lol It is like from Feb until now, dude hasn’t done a single thing to improve his image. I have never seen such shoddy PR handling. Is Tina Davis still managing him or what? Just awful.

    I still think that if or when she makes a clean break with him her career can flourish. Many young women play the fool at some point in their lives or have low self esteem. She’d have to be real with her issues to gain understanding though. None of this “tough girl” crap. As for Brown, yikes. Nothing I’ve seen from him thus far makes me think he “gets it”. He should maybe try a show like T.I. did so people can understand him better or smthg.

    Having said all that, if this thing goes to trial all bets are off.

  • mEL

    to clarify, i was responding to TruthBeTold.

  • JEM

    Rihanna’s stuck in an 80s time warp. Same hairstyle as Michael J. Ugly on a woman.
    She is not a happy girl. All that clubbing. This is all to get her name back out there. Promotion at its worst. It’s played out now.
    Rihanna, go home and rest!

  • ally

    Hi…. I am looking for her Tee with mask

    Ally

  • whatever

    @truth be told, you right..This back and forth is really getting out of had..ok, chris has not done much to get back in the good side of the public infact both have not done so..she has been partying herself to death and he has simply not shown much remorse..To be honest she will never regain the success she had because of her actions post the incident and now .. she was known for her style but now she is a train wreck.. he music was mediocre to begin with..out of the two, chris has more talent..he cannot do much right now because of the trail..he did plead not guitly after all so its not like he can go to dv shelters etc.. however i do believe he should lay low for a while and him being caught at the tattoo palour with natalie was not such a great idea..they are friends but people will always take it out of context and make it like he is cheating on her..I hope after that incident him and his PR team start moving forward in the right direction and get back the success that he much deserves..He is the more talented out of the two and with some rehabilation i see him comming out alright..as for her, i guess she must just continue doing what she is doing..Hope both stay away from each other because they are both not good for each other..Both are to blame for this mess and both need to grow the hell up…

  • whatever

    @truth be told, you right..This back and forth is really getting out of had..ok, chris has not done much to get back in the good side of the public infact both have not done so..she has been partying herself to death and he has simply not shown much remorse..To be honest she will never regain the success she had because of her actions post the incident and now .. she was known for her style but now she is a train wreck.. he music was mediocre to begin with..out of the two, chris has more talent..he cannot do much right now because of the trail..he did plead not guitly after all so its not like he can go to dv shelters etc.. however i do believe he should lay low for a while and him being caught at the tattoo palour with natalie was not such a great idea..they are friends but people will always take it out of context and make it like he is cheating on her..I hope after that incident him and his PR team start moving forward in the right direction and get back the success that he much deserves..He is the more talented out of the two and with some rehabilation i see him comming out alright..as for her, i guess she must just continue doing what she is doing..Hope both stay away from each other because they are both not good for each other..Both are to blame for this mess and both need to grow the hell up…

  • http://www.justjared.com midgetf0x

    best concert they ever seen?……
    mmmmmmmm tat cant be right,,,,
    saw her live myself in ireland 2 years ago – and is no great shakes but still love her music….:)….

  • RIHANNA VICTIM OF ABUSE LIFE

    For the rest of her life she will be known as the woman who did not
    fight back.. the coward.. Her name will be attached to Chris Brown
    victim of an abuse … that is the best payback.. ever..

    RIHANNA IS THE VICTIM OF A ABUSE FOR LIFE!! WAY TO GO !

    WHENEVER THERE IS A ABUSE CASE HER NAME WILL BE
    ATTACHED TO IT…

  • RIHANNA -

    So she must fly to Virginia where Chris is to see him.. eh??? Not
    NOT SEEING EACH OTHER ANY MORE…IT WOULD BE LIKE
    TOM CRUISE STILL DATING PENELOPE CRUZ..WHEN YOU BREAK UP IT IS USUALLY FOR GOOD. GET IT PEOPLE.. SHE IS A DYKE
    ALWAYS WILL BE A DYKE SET HER UP WITH LINDSAY LOHAN..!!
    PERFECT BOTH LIKE TO PARTY CLUBBING AND HIGH SOCIAL LIFE.

  • Cris

    i do not like herrrrrr… please stop posting pictures JUSTJAREDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  • chipper

    @42 – try your local Hallmark store. They sell that kind of shit there.

  • Janey

    You guys are all so mean! rihanna is coming to UAE!! btw #3, Dubai gets plenty of celebs each month and are totally not deperate. dont say anything is you dont know ok? Just a while ago, all of ya’all were posting get well soon wished for riri and what happen? shes still that same girl and i think all you haters should get a life :D

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