Beyoncé or Rihanna as a Bond Girl? You never know. If Denise Richards can land a role as one of 007′s sexual conquests, why can’t either of these gorgeous ladies? Who better to resolve this dilemma then James Bond himself, Daniel Craig. During one of his many interviews promoting Skyfall, the 44-year-old actor sat down with Global Grind and answered this all-important question.
It’s true what they say about men being from Mars and women hailing from Venus. When asked the same question, Skyfall’s Bond Girls, Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe, both choose Beyoncé, while Craig opted for the “Diamonds” singer. His reason for choosing Rihanna over Bey even shocked his co-stars. Find out what it is below. Feel free to fast-forward the clip until the tail end of the interview to learn his answer.
Last night, the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards took place in Frankfurt, Germany with host Heidi Klum. Some of the presenters included Lana Del Rey, Alicia Keys, Ludacris, David Hasselhoff, and Kim Kardashian, who actually tripped and almost fell when she walked out.
Rihanna and Taylor Swift had received the most nominations with six and five nods respectively, but it was Swift who walked away with Best Female, Best Live and Best Look and Rihanna walked away empty handed. For the boys, it was Justin Bieber that came out on top and won the same amount as Swift, taking the Best World Stage, Best Pop and Best Male.
Carly Rae Jepsen and Psy were one of the many performers at the show. Jepsen earned two awards, one of which was Best Song (presented by Kim Kardashian) for “Call Me Maybe,” while Psy took the award for best video for his worldwide hit, “Gangnam Style.” Check out the full list of winners below.
Rihanna has just released her music video for her latest single, “Diamonds” and the buzz before it was released suggested that it was a post-apocalyptic theme, but that is not the case. In fact, I’m not sure what the theme is.
The video features countless closeups of Rihanna, who gets emotional as she sings the lyrics. Other intermittent clips include a burning rose, a pile of diamonds, a closeup of Rihanna’s tattooed fingers on some guys tattood arm, two affectionate horses, and more. Towards the end, we see clips of what could be considered apocalyptic but if it is, it’s not clear. Lastly, we see Rihanna floating face up in a body of water as the camera slowly pulls up and away.
There are some very beautiful and interesting shots in this Anthony Mandler-directed video, but all together there’s no real common thread other than maybe sadness?
After the filming of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show wrapped up last night, Rihanna took to Twitter to reveal pictures from the event as well as from a majorly sexy photo shoot she did with supermodel Kate Moss for V Magazine.
In the girl-on-girl V Magazine photos, Rihanna seems to take the more dominant role in some very intimate, S&M-like photos. In one of the pictures, Rihanna is topless with Kate Moss sitting on her lap and Rihanna has her arm wrapped around one of Kate’s legs. The photos for this upcoming issue of V Magazine were photographed by celebrity photographer, Mario Testino.
Stay tuned later on today as Rihanna will be releasing her new music video for her “Diamonds” single. We’ll have it up on the site as soon as it comes out! In the meantime, check out the incredible pictures of Kate & Rihanna below.
Some artists like to offer their new album at a discounted price to inflate their sales numbers *cough* Lady Gaga *cough* Katy Perry *cough*. Rihanna, on the other hand, is going in the opposite direction. Ever the rebellious bad girl, isn’t she? When her seventh studio album, Unapologetic, hits the streets it’ll come in two special edition boxes- a Diamonds Executive box and a Diamonds Executive Platinum one. The latter will go for a whopping $250.
SAY WHAT ?!?!?! Has the 24-year-old singer given up hope on scoring that elusive No. 1 album. RiRi has several songs that have topped Billboard’s Hot 100, but not one album has topped Billboard’s Top 200.
What do you get for $250? Well, the Diamonds Executive Platinum box is a “limited edition art piece for a true collector”. Their words and not mine. Reportedly, only a limited edition numbered supply will be sold. Yeah, right *wink*. In addition to her Unapologetic album, you’ll pay for a whackload of memorabilia any hardcore Rihanna fan would die for. To the rest of us mere mortals (sane people), it’s a bunch of fancy stickers, signed crap and photos.
In this day and age where the recording industry is already having a hard time selling albums at “regular” prices, I wonder how many Rihanna and her record label expect to sell of these special boxes. See an itemized list and photo of the Diamonds Executive Platinum box below.
Leona Lewis is throwing some shade Rihanna and DJ/Producer Calvin Harris’ way. In a recent chat with the Daily Star, Leona claims that she had recorded the single, We Found Love with Harris first before he apparently replaced her with Rihanna.
“I worked with Calvin and we recorded We Found Love. But he went touring with Rihanna and she ended up releasing it. I didn’t commit to it because I wanted Trouble to be my [next] single so I think that was another reason they went with Rihanna.” She continues, “It was the same version and production but mine’s better.” Oh really…
According to the article, Leona still has the tapes. Should we have a battle?
Is it just me or does it feel like Rihanna is getting a little overexposed. I mean seriously. She has her seventh studio album coming out this November, she’s going on a world tour again and she’s gracing magazine covers like crazy. When can this girl just take a break from the spotlight to actually focus on releasing a quality track that’s really going to blow us away? You can’t actually tell me that she expected Diamonds to be a run away smash. Don’t get me wrong, I am loving the single but when are we going to get another epic Rihanna song like Only Girl In The World?
In any case, this Rihanna reign isn’t letting up so in the meantime, I’m just going to embrace it and share some exciting news. On Friday via Twitter, Rihanna announced that she was once again going to be gracing the cover of Vogue magazine in the US. Her first cover hit shelves in April of last year. She’s also graced Vogue covers in the UK and in Italy. The cover photo was shot by famed photographer Annie Lebibovitz. Rihanna’s short haircut looks stunning with her red lipstick and lacey dress backdropped by a dry, grassy knoll reminiscent of her We Found Love video.
In a double whammy release, Rihanna has revealed both the title of her new album as well as the cover art. The name of her new album is called Unapologetic and it’s slated for release on November 19.
The singer made the announcement on Twitter, writing “My NEW album ‘UNAPOLOGETIC’ will be released on NOVEMBER 19th WORLDWIDE #Navy,” and also attached the album’s cover. On the album cover, Rihanna sports her short pixie cut and is topless. All across her body are words like “Victory,” “Sensored,” “Fearless” and “Side Effects” among others. This is Rihanna’s seventh studio album and she looks absolutely hot on the cover.