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Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna Are ‘Down’ to Star in the Action Movie of Twitter’s Dreams

Lupita Nyong'o and Rihanna Are 'Down' to Star in the Action Movie of Twitter's Dreams
Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna Are ‘Down’ to Star in the Action Movie of Twitter’s Dreams

social-media user tweeted a picture of Rihanna and Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o sitting side-by-side at a 2014 Miu Miu fashion show and commented how the duo looked like a Hollywood action movie waiting to happen.

The photo, taken during Paris Fashion Week three years ago, shows RiRi in a cool, pimped-out multi-colored coat, red lips, black shades and stylish bangs as Lupita keeps it classy and chic with thick frames, bejeweled collar, dangly earrings and modest top. Because of the two contrasting outfits, this particular fan assigned the “Love on the Brain” singer the con artist role while the Black Panther actress plays her intellectual counterpart who devises a crafty plan.

The tweet went viral, causing Lupita to tag Rihanna and suggest, “I’m down if you are.” 

A few days later, on Sunday, the singer replied back saying, “I’m in Pit’z.”

With the characters already set, the Internet worked to fill in the writer and director role for this dream-team film — suggesting Insecure mastermind Issa Rae and Selma director Ava DuVernay respectively. 

Codeblack Films, from Lionsgate, wanted in on the project as well and tweeted their deep interest in the totally made-up film.

With all of this Twitter planning, who knows… maybe we might just get a movie out of it. 

Fingers crossed

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Rihanna, Kehlani, Sevyn, Tinashe & More Storm Coachella 2017

Rihanna, Kehlani, Sevyn, Tinashe & More Storm Coachella 2017
Rihanna, Kehlani, Sevyn, Tinashe & More Storm Coachella 2017

R&B music’s sexiest stars stormed the annual spring festival to enjoy the good vibes.

While Kehlani and NAO were billed for the festival, others–like Rihanna–made surprise appearances, and some were there to attend the brand events, like Solange and Tinashe.

During her Sunday night set, Kehlani rocked a lose fitting white outfit that had ‘Find Our Girls’ written on her top, and ‘Solidarity’ down the leg of her pants.

Rihanna had social media in a craze over her shimmering full body suit with low cut Gucci tank top and jean shorts on Day 2, and she was seen turning up in the crowd to Kendrick Lamar’s set on Day 3.

The Weeknd, who came out to perform with XO producer-turned-artist NAV, spent some quality time with girlfriend Selena Gomez backstage. Singers like Sevyn Streeter, SZA, Christina Milian, Justine Skye and more all were in attendance as well to take in the performances and mingle during the events.

Buzzing teen singer-songwriter Khalid caught up with Solange and Kehlani, who also spent some time with Sevyn and SZA on Day 2. Jhené Aiko and her sister Mila J were also hanging around. Jhené posted a photo on Instagram that said her body was in Coachella but her heart is at the Lightning in a Bottle Festival, which is coming up on Memorial Day Weekend.

See all their festive fun below.

We jus out here blooming 🌻 @kehlani

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Sev x Tina 🤑 @christinamilian #Coachella2017

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FESTIVE🍄

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cozy, but still festival vibes out here at coachella thanks to @onepiece I love this one! 🌺🌸🌞💜🦄✨🌵

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✨ it's LIT #Coachella17

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Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce & The Weeknd Among Top Nominees For 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce & The Weeknd Among Top Nominees For 2017 Billboard Music Awards
Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce & The Weeknd Among Top Nominees For 2017 Billboard Music Awards

300 million streams later and No one can tell Drake that 2017 isn’t his year. The numbers simply don’t lie. When he blessed anxious fans with his summer-leaning More Life “playlist, he blew the record amount of streams amassed from his Views album out the water.

Drizzy now leads the pack of nominees for the forthcoming Billboard Music Awards. According to the nominations list, released Monday (April 10), both Drake and the Chainsmokers hold the top spot with 22 nominations. Rihanna trails closely behind with 14 nods, The Weeknd with 13 and Beyonce with eight.

Elsewhere on the lists—which include Top Artist, Top Rap Song, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top R&B Album and more—Frank Ocean, Bruno Mars, J. Cole, Desiigner, Future, Rae Sremmurd, Migos and a host of other radio faves will duke it out for their own award.

Check out the hot categories below, and catch the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on May 21 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Top Artist:

Adele

Beyonce

Justin Bieber

The Chainsmokers

Drake

Ariana Grande

Shawn Mendes

Rihanna

Twenty One Pilots

The Weeknd
Top R&B Artist:

Beyonce

Bruno Mars

Frank Ocean

Rihanna

The Weeknd
Top Rap Artist:

J. Cole

Desiigner

Drake

Future

Rae Sremmurd
Top Billboard 200 Album:

Beyonce, Lemonade

Drake, Views

Rihanna, Anti

Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface

The Weeknd, Starboy
Top R&B Album:

Beyonce, Lemonade

Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

Frank Ocean, Blonde

Rihanna, Anti

The Weeknd, Starboy
Top Rap Album:

J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only

Drake, Views

Kevin Gates, Isla

DJ Khaled, Major Key

A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service
Top R&B Song:

Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”

Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”

Rihanna, “Needed Me”

Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”
Top R&B Collaboration:

Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”

PARTYNEXTDOOR Featuring Drake, “Come And See Me”

Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk “I Feel It Coming”

The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top Rap Song:

Desiigner, “Panda”

Drake, “Fake Love”

D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”

Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad And Boujee”

Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
Top Rap Collaboration:

D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”

Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)

Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello, “Bad Things”

Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”

Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
Read the full list of nominees on Billboard

eNEWS: Rihanna Accepts Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year Award

eNEWS: Rihanna Accepts Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year Award
eNEWS: Rihanna Accepts Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year Award

The heavy feelings of honorable accomplishments ran through the halls of one of America’s greatest institutions on Tuesday (Feb. 28), as international superstar Rihanna was presented with Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award.

As the echoing cheers and encouragement from fans in the auditorium changed to attentive listening, RiRi smiled as she explained to the Cambridge audience that she never actually wanted this type of credit for her humanitarian work. “I’m incredibly humbled by this,” she said. “To be acknowledged at this magnitude, for something that, in truth, I’ve never wanted credit for.”

She went on to reveal that as a child she yearned to help other children from around the world while watching charity ads on television. At the time, she thought she had to be rich to make a difference. Now, she realizes that humanitarian efforts aren’t exclusive to the wealthy or famous.

“We’re all human. We all just want a chance, a chance at life, a chance at an education, a chance at a future,” she said. “At CLF [Clara Lionel Foundation], our mission is to impact as many lives as possible, but it starts with just one. Just one. As I stare out into this beautiful room, I see optimism, I see hope, I see the future. I know that each and every one of you has the opportunity to help someone else. All you need to do is help one person, expecting nothing in return. To me, that is a humanitarian.”

To end the ceremony, a young child presented her with flowers. “Rihanna, we thank you for your compassion, your philanthropy to help others in need, and your wonderful music,” he said. “On behalf of the children of Cambridge, I present you these flowers as a token of our appreciation.” Taking the flowers, a smiling RiRi kissed the young man on the cheek.

Rihanna Is Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

Rihanna Is Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year
Rihanna Is Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year.

The Grammy Award-winning singer will receive the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony scheduled for Feb. 28.

She also supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project to provide children with access to education in more than 60 developing countries.

Previous winners include actor James Earl Jones, activist Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH’-lah YOO’-suhf-zeye) and four U.N. secretaries general.

Rihanna is being honored for several philanthropic efforts. She built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer in her home nation of Barbados. She created the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program — named for her grandparents — for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries.

RIHANNA BREAKS MICHAEL JACKSON’S BILLBOARD HOT 100 RECORD

RIHANNA BREAKS MICHAEL JACKSON’S BILLBOARD HOT 100 RECORD
RIHANNA BREAKS MICHAEL JACKSON’S BILLBOARD HOT 100 RECORD

Rih Rih has soared past Michael Jackson, now having the third most songs grace the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100. She now sits behind only The Beatles and Madonna.

Michael Jackson had a total of 29 singles reach the Top 10. Rihanna, whose career spans nearly 12 years, gained her 30th Top 10 with “Love On The Brain”off her 2016 album, Anti. 14 of Rihanna’s 30 singles have peaked at number one. The biggest single being “We Found Love” with Calvin Harris, which lasted 10 weeks at the top of the charts.

Madonna sits at 38 top 10 hits in thirteen years, followed by The Beatles who managed to gain all 34 of their hits in less than six years.

Rihanna still has a lot of wind left in her. At the rate she is going, she’s capable of dropping another album or five. Do you think Rih Rih will eventually surpass Madonna’s record?

Rihanna Channels Amelia Earhart in ‘Harper’s Bazaar’

Rihanna Channels Amelia Earhart in ‘Harper’s Bazaar’
Rihanna Channels Amelia Earhart in ‘Harper’s Bazaar’

Rihanna takes flight for a special cover feature in the March 150th Anniversary issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Opting for a very unique photoshoot, the pop starlet channels Amelia Earhart in looks that are utilitarian, modern, and sexy.

“There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world,” says Rihanna. “It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer. Amelia Earhart was such a dynamic force in her industry, setting multiple aviation records in her time. So it was a no-brainer for me to team up with Harper’s Bazaar in honor of a woman who held her own with the big boys.”

In the magazine, RiRi dazzles with vintage aviation looks by who’s who of high fashion. From Tod’s to Hermés to Dior, the Bad Gal captivates the camera with looks that reference the legendary female pilot.

The March issue of Harper’s Bazaar hits newsstands on Feb. 21. Check out the stunning photos below.

(Photos by Mariano Vivanco)

eNEWS: Rihanna Visits Malawi School Kids

Rihanna Visits Malawi School Kids
Rihanna Visits Malawi School Kids

Rihanna’s empowerment tour is under way. Days after the “Love On The Brain” diva dabbed in front of Trump Tower, she hopped on a plane and joined schoolchildren in Malawi, reports TMZ. The socially-conscious Rihanna helps poor kids around the world have access to proper education. The pop sensation is an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), non-profit organization, since last September. 

Through a multi-year partnership, Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), international advocacy group Global Citizen and GPE campaign together to make sure the world’s poorest children have a chance to better themselves.

“Working together, I know we can amplify our efforts and ensure that millions of children gain access to education globally,” Rihanna stated.

Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty founded CLF in 2012 in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.

VIDEO: Awilo Longomba Ft. Yemi Alade – Rihanna

Awilo Longomba premieres the video to his anticipated single titled “Rihanna”; featuring Africa’s championing diva Yemi Alade.

Check out the video below


Download Awilo Longomba feat. Yemi Alade- Rihanna (video)

Download MP3: Awilo Longomba Ft. Yemi Alade – Rihanna

Awilo Longomba Ft. Yemi Alade – Rihanna
Download Awilo Longomba Ft. Yemi Alade – Rihanna

African Music legend Awilo Longomba premieres his anticipated single titled “Rihanna”; featuring Africa’s championing diva Yemi Alade.
Enjoy!!!

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