Our girl Rihanna is back in the Big Apple after a quick trip to Hawaii, and took in dinner at celeb-haunt Da Silvano before enjoying a movie with a pal. The starlet looked stylish and svelte and she donned a smile that was hard to miss. Is she giddy from enjoying the single life?Ã‚Â
Rihanna waltzed into the Honolulu airport looking like it was her own personal runway rocking hot Christian Loubotins, white rolled up jeans, a long vest, a spectacular gold necklace, a funky hairstyle, and some fabulous eyewear that Kanye West is surely green with envy over. Rihanna is reportedly getting back to work in Hawaii after being allegedly beaten by boyfriend Chris Brown, and has been staying in a luxury hotel and only leaving to go to the studio. There is nothing like a tropical getaway with a pal and some ferocious new threads to get a girl’s mind off her allegedly abusive BF. Chris Brown who? [Photo: Splash News Online]
It’s not quite Diddy‘s Miami mansion, but it’ll sure do! Rihanna is apparently in discussion with Oprah Winfrey about appearing on her show, under one condition – it’s gotta be done with Chris Brown by her side! She supposedly wants an on-air apology from her allegedly abusive ex – in person. Awkward!
“She’s been having second thoughts about them being back together,” a source close to RiRi revealed. “Agreeing to go on Oprah’s show and tell the world how sorry he is will help make up her mind.”
Oprah’s people are denying everything of course, but we wouldn’t put it past Lady O to try to snag this interview - if only so she could lecture them both! [Photos: GettyImages]
She’s already reportedly turned down advice from Jessica Simpson, but will Rihanna listen to her new friend Katy Perry? Apparently the two have recently become “inseparable” friends and have been out together on girlie nights. (When? Where? Hmmm.)
“Katy was there when Rihanna needed her the most and as terrible as the stuff with Chris is, at least one good thing has come of it,” it’s reported. Although we’ve seen little evidence (so far) of this friendship and Rihanna’s still behaving in a confusing manner after the Chris Brown scandal, surely someone as feisty and strong as La Perry can only be a good addition to the camp? [Photos: Splash News Online]
Yesterday, Fox News accused Rihanna of apparently not wanting to cooperate with the L.A. authorities prosecuting her maybe-ex, Chris Brown. A source told the conservative chat channel that she’s pissed off that the photo of her after the alleged beating was released, and she just “wants the whole thing” to go away.
Almost immediately after, RiRi’s people responded, insisting that the singer was totally and completely down with doing whatever the 50 wants. “She will do everything that the law requires her to do… nothing has changed,” asserted her lawyer.
Most people seem to think that not cooperating would greatly damage RiRi’s career and public persona, even if it may not be what she really wants. Looks like our girl is stuck between her bank account and a hard place. Which should she choose? [Photo: GettyImages]
In today’s edition of The Daily Rihanna Rumor: the singer allegedly rejected a letter of advice from Jessica Simpson. Apparently the country singer has experienced domestic violence in the past, and even penned a song about her struggle. In concert recently, she advised women in similar situations to “take your heart and run,” and is rumored to have put her words on paper and sent them to Rihanna.
“But Rihanna ignored Jessica’s letter,” someone close to the star told the National Enquirer. “Actually, she was kind of shocked that Jessica had the nerve to try to get involved in her very personal problems.”
Obviously, Jessica’s gotta stay relevant somehow, and this might work, especially as we’re all over caring about her waist size for now! Meanwhile, Rihanna is supposedly suggesting that her ex Chris Brown apologize to her – and America, we guess – on the Oprah Winfrey Show. We know you’d watch that trainwreck get slaughtered by Lady O, but would you accept his apology?
Rihanna is continuing her bi-coastal pub crawl, and stopped by Nobu on Wednesday for an evening of dinner, drinks and D-Listers. The starlet, who is rebounding after her allegedly ass-whooping by Chris Brown, didn’t let her protective female (!) bodyguard get in the way of her flirting. The songbird chatted with a group of dudes, including doe-eyed Hills hunk, Brody Jenner.
The next night, RiRi hit up Delux in L.A., and cozied up to Brody’s BFF, Frankie Delgado, whose career remains a mystery. A source on the scene says, “Rihanna was all over Frankie Delgado! She was snuggling with him on her couch and the two were all about each other. Rihanna gave Frankie a lap type dance when Destiny’s Child’s song ‘Bug-A-Boo’ started playing.”
The singer apparently downed vodka drinks and was “having a blast.” Photo: Splash News Online]
Rihanna apparently flew out a tattoo artist named Bang Bang from New York to L.A., where she put him up in the Roosevelt Hotel and had him ink up her body. She ended up getting a tiny gun on the side of her ribs, even though she originally planned on doing two lil’ shooters on her shoulders. According to Bang Bang’s MySpace, “
We can’t help but wonder if her new bangin’ tattoo serves as a visual warning to anyone who may try to lay a hand on RiRi. To us, that gun says, “back the f*ck off.” Think anyone else is getting that message? [DListed via ONTD]
Jay-Z apparently instructed his protege Rihanna to get as far away as possible from her (allegedly) abusive boyfriend Chris Brown. “Jay-Z told Rihanna she needs to cut things out with Chris, at least in public,” said an insider. While we wish Jay had told her to can Chris altogether, we’re glad someone has talked some sense into RiRi’s stylish brain. He really is the most influential man in hip-hop!
Chris, meanwhile, is still hiding out in Virginia, apparently emerging only for the utmost important reasons, like buying 14 baseball caps at a Lids store. He even took time to chat up the salesperson, who then of course blabbed about the entire conversation. “He said, ‘It’s not what it seems’ about the Rihanna situation,” Shavon Bradshaw revealed. We have a hard time believing Chris is really gonna open up about a legal situation to a Lids salesclerk, but whatever you say, Shavon! [MSNBC. Photo: GettyImages]
Normally we’d dis a lady for getting with notorious Hollywood poon-hound and occasional actor, Wilmer Valderrama. But after Rihanna‘s recent disastrous and allegedly abusive relationship, we’re all for her rebounding with Lindsay Lohan‘s ex-first love.
The pair was seen getting “pretty cosy [sic]” at Geisha House last Wednesday, says a spy. “They were chatting and laughing for ages. They looked pretty cosy and relaxed in each other’s company. Wilmer was all charm and even had a bottle of champagne for Rihanna.”
We’ll overlook the fact that Wilm’s bedded a bevy of Hollywood skanks and created one of the worst shows ever to grace basic cable (Yo Mamma!, obvs). As long as he avoids physical (and emotional) violence and jet skis and treats RiRi like a queen, we’re game. Wilmer, make your move. [Mirror. Photo: GettyImages]