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RiRi Rips It Up

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Rihanna ripped it up last night in this animal print dress with some very strategically placed tears that showed off the singer’s curvaceous figure. Riri was all smiles last night after her performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom. She headed over to Manhattan hotspot M2 where she partied in a VIP area and danced with her pals until late into the evening. A fellow party attendee tells TheFABlife, “Rihanna was in great spirits: she was definitely the life of the party.” [Photo: Splash News Online]

Check out hot shots of Rihanna performing songs from her new album below.

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Rihanna Searched At LAX

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Stardom and success may improve treatment once you’re on an airplane, but when you beep, you beep. Rihanna got a once-over with the metal detector at LAX yesterday, to her visible annoyance. The Rated R singer was on route to New York, where she’ll be holding a party at M2 tonight for fans who were kept out of her last shindig in the city. Watch her suffer the indignities of airline security in the gallery below.

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Susan Boyle Beats Lambert, Rihanna, Gaga For #1

Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Adam Lambert may get a lot of press, but none were able to snag the number one spot on Billboard’s Top 200 with their new albums last week. No, the decisive Thanksgiving week champion was none other than UK singing sensation Susan Boyle, who sold more than 700,000 copies of I Dreamed A Dream, the biggest opening week for a debut album since Snoop Dogg‘s Doggystyle in 1993. Holy shizzle!

Not only did Boyle knock Eminem out of the running biggest opening week of 2009 (though AC/DC did bigger numbers in 2008), Boyle sold more than Lambert’s For Your Entertainment, Rihanna’s Rated R and Gaga’s The Fame Monster EP combined—each selling only 150-200k copies (still career highs for all). Gaga can also take comfort in the fact that if you combine the sales of The Fame Monster and her first album, The Fame (at #5 and #6, respectively), she’d snag the #2 spot away from Andrea Boccelli‘s month-old My Christmas. Meanwhile, last week’s #1, John Mayer‘s Battle Studies, falls out of the top ten entirely in its second week. Gossip is undoubtedly good for sales, but it’s no stocking stuffer compared to opera.

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Rihanna Confirms Nude Photos, “They Were For My Boyfriend”

Rihanna recently confirmed to Hot 97 that it was really her in those nude photos someone leaked last May. “They were for my boyfriend at the time,” she told the station, “if you don’t send your boyfriend naked pictures, then I feel bad for him.” Yes, even with the public embarrassment she suffered after they leaked (“I thought, ‘Oh great, so now there’s nothing they don’t know about me and my private life’”), Rihanna is standing firm that providing naked photos of yourself is a lady’s romantic obligation. Making mom blush is just collateral damage.

“It was humiliating and it was embarrassing—especially my mom having to see that,” she continued, explaining that she sent flowers before breaking the news. “I was nervous [but] when the world is against me, she’s always there supporting.” Considering the same can’t be said about Chris Brown (who denied leaking the photos), maybe she should reconsider her stance on boudoir photography.

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Rihanna Loves Shopping For Lingerie With Friends

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Ever wondered what Rihanna likes to blow all that hard-earned “Umbrella” cash on? Turns out she’s all about heels and sexy panties, people. The singer told VH1 that she loves shopping for lingerie because, “you get to go and play dress up in the dressing room with your best friend.” We bet there’s a line of guys hanging outside her house just waiting for a chance to be her BFF on her next trip to Victoria’s Secret. Clip below.

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Rihanna Reveals Her Serious Chef Skills

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Rihanna can do it all – sing, dance, revolutionize short hair, and – cook? Yep, the super starlet tells VH1 that she’s a master in the kitchen when it comes to cooking ramen noodles. She even called herself an “expert.”

We’re going to assume she’s not referring to the packaged stuff we ate every day in college, because surely our precious RiRi can do more than just add hot water and a flavor packet to a bowl of dried noodles. She probably spends all day brewing vegetable stock and hand-rolling the ramen before preparing the dish with a whole lotta love. I mean, this is Rihanna we’re talking about here. She’s perfect at everything! Clip below.

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Style Wars: Gaga And RiRi Rock Our Socks Off

Lady Gaga and Rihanna each gave eccentric, visually captivating performances at last night’s American Music Awards. Gaga donned nude undergarments, fishnets, and an Alien-esque light-up skeleton. During her performance she gyrated, smashed glass, set a piano on fire, and broke bottles, all while delivering stellar vocals on “Bad Romance” and “Speechless.” Rihanna made one helluva comeback in a white-banded bodysuit with a laser-emitting bolero, and a “Rated R” chest tattoo. Whose performance was more stylistically shocking? [Photos: Getty Images]

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Jennifer Lopez Falls, Stars Have A Ball At American Music Awards

Say what you will about “Louboutins,” but Jennifer Lopez definitely reaffirmed her Fly Girl status at the American Music Awards last night. Sure, J. Lo. fell on her ass after climbing a staircase made of shirtless men. But thanks to a quick leap to her feet, Lopez turned what could have been a major embarrassment to a blink-and-you-missed it lol. Then again, thanks to the internet, there’s not much difference.

Among those performing alongside Lopez and oral-sex mimer Adam Lambert were fellow drama queens Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Shakira (making impressive work of those truthful hips). See their red carpet fashions and more in the gallery below.

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Rihanna’s Rated R Tattoo – Love It Or Hate It?

Rihanna‘s mediocre performance at last night’s American Music Awards was overshadowed by an eye-catching new tattoo strategically covering the starlet’s neck and chest. We barely noticed her meekly warbling her new single because we were so transfixed by that giant “Rated R” tatt. Fierce, right?

But then we checked out Rihanna on the red carpet, and her ink was nowhere in sight! Turns out the songbird faked us out with some not-so-permanent ink. But we’re still digging the look. Maybe she should add it to ever-growing tat collection?

Feast your eyes on pics of her new tattoo below and check out other celebrity skin art here. And don’t forgot to tell us what you think of Riri’s neck tat – is it hot or not?

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Is This Rihanna’s New Boyfriend?

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Behold: Tristan Wilds, the man people are saying is now dating Rihanna. The actor – who is known for his work on “The Wire” and “90210″ – apparently showed up at a party the singer held in Los Angeles this past weekend. “No one knew why Tristan was there initially, because it was not an industry party — it was very intimate,” a source told the NY Daily News. “But everyone quickly realized they weren’t meeting for the first time, because they were openly affectionate for everyone to see.”

The insider adds, “She likes him a lot, and it shows. From the moment he walked into her party, Rihanna lit up.” We’d be cooing over this news if it wasn’t for Rihanna herself, who has reportedly denied that she’s dating anyone - ANYONE – at all. What do you think – is Tristan her new man – or a figment of the web’s imagination? [Photos: GettyImages]