Rihanna Fined $47,050 For Missing Legal Depositions

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According to TMZ, Rihanna has been fined $47,050 this week after missing out legal depositions.

Rihanna’s ex – accountants have been trying to get the singer to sit down for a deposition in a lawsuit which she filed against them. The Pour It Up hit maker claims that they have mismanaged her money and therefore they owe her millions. However, the accountants are claiming that Rihanna that she is the one at fault.

The accountants of Berdon LLP have stated that the Barbados beauty has been missing several depositions costing the company hefty attorney fees. Consequently, the firm has asked the judge to punish the singer for doing so. As a result, the judge agreed and has agreed this month to fine the singer $47,050 for Berdon’s legal bills.

The judge also ordered Riri to appear for a final meeting on August 28 to get the ordeal resolved.

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Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna Join Wonder’s Florida Boycott Following George Zimmerman Verdict

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According to reports, some of the music industry’s biggest artists have joined Stevie Wonder in boycotting Florida over the state’s controversial ‘stand your ground’ law.

The acts that have started joining Wonder include Justin Timberlake, Usher, Rod Stewart and Madonna, as a source close to the legendary musician revealed to American Urban Radio Network’s April Ryan.

Rappers Jay Z, Kanye West, Young Jeezy, Wale and Trey Songz have also signed on to the boycott threat as well as pop acts including R. Kelly, Rihanna and Alicia Keys.

After a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of a second – degree murder charges restricting from the death of Trayvon Martin, Wonder announced his intentional boycott the day after it was announced and hit the headlines worldwide through countless media outlets.

The singer said: “I decided today that until the ‘stand your ground’ law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again. As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world.

“For those that we have lost in the battle for justice, wherever that fits in any part of the world — we can’t bring them back.”

He continued: “[What] we can do is we can let our voices be heard. And we can vote in our various countries throughout the world for change and equality for everybody. That’s what I know we can do.”

Several musicians have also gestured their support for Martin: Beyonce held a moment of silence during a concert in Nashville, Tennessee and sang the song I Will Always Love You, originally written and sung by Dolly Parton and bought to a global audience by the late Whitney Houston. The singer also met Martin’s parents during a rally in New York City along with husband Jay Z. Bruce Springsteen also dedicated a song to ‘justice for Trayvon Martin’ during a concert in Limerick, Ireland.

The ‘stand your ground’ self-defence laws in Florida and two dozen other states allow individuals to defend themselves without requiring them to attempt to avoid or retreat from a dangerous situation. Even though Zimmerman did not specifically employ a “stand your ground” law defence to fight second-degree murder charges in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, the trial has brought a changed scrutiny to the statutes.

According to Ryan’s report, some of the recording artists have already cancelled shows in the Sunshine State.

Rihanna’s Stalker Fan Sentenced For Trespassing

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Rihanna’s stalker has been sentenced after he was found creeping around on the singer’s Los Angeles roof. Robert Melanson was arrested and has been given a temporary restraining order to stay away from the 25 – year – old.

Melanson, 26, has been sentenced to six days in jail and placed on three years of probation, after he pled” no contest” after being charged with criminal trespassing. Melanson has also been ordered to commit to one year of mental health treatment.

According to TMZ, Melanson was also fined $344.

Rihanna, who was in the UK on her ‘Diamonds’ world tour at the time of the incident took place on June 17, secured a temporary restraining order against the obsessed fan earlier this week.

The judge ordered Melanson to stay at least 100 yards away from the singer’s house and/or, place of business.

In legal documents, Rihanna wrote she feared for her safety because Melanson is unstable and has a criminal history.

The singer will try and make the restraining order permanent on July 10.

‘She’s Sick, That’s It’: Rihanna Pregnancy Claims Denied

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When Rihanna cancelled another set of shows on her Diamonds world tour for the second time, earlier this week in Houston, and the rumour mill went into an overdrive as speculations started to commence on the report as to the star being possibly pregnant.

But insiders close to the singer have insisted that she is not expecting and that she is ‘just sick’. Claiming that people just want ‘drama’ around the singer, the close friend said the rumours about Rihanna expecting her first child were completely untrue and that Riri has just fallen ill.

The friend told HollywoodLife: “[Rihanna] is just sick, and that’s really it.

“I know, that’s not a good enough reason because everybody wants some drama and the rumors that she’s pregnant to make the rounds, but sorry, not this time. She’s not pregnant!”

The Diamonds star, who disappointed fans in Houston on Monday posted a picture on her Instagram with a quote explaining that she has been ill since April 11.

She wrote in the post: “I was sick since San Diego! I kept working because I thought two days off after the Vegas show would be enough time to recover and I f****ed up, those were two days off from hell and today is not different!”

Insiders have claimed that they are not surprised at the cancellation of the gigs after the Stay hit maker was warned to tone down her hard partying lifestyle, which bought on her laryngitis illness at the start of her tour.

The insider told The Sun: “Rihanna’s illness was so severe that doctors warned it could take months for her to fully recover. There were worries that she’d have to cancel her entire tour.”

Chris Brown And Rihanna Split? Chris Brown Says He Is ‘no longer with’ Rihanna In New Radio Interview

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On Tuesday, Chris Brown gushed about his romance with Rihanna in an interview and admitted she was ‘a wonderful person’ for accepting him back after he beat her. But it appears a few days later, things have changed between the two musicians.

During his interview with Los Angeles hip hop station Power 106 on Friday, the 23-year-old revealed that he and Rihanna have broken up.

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Power 106 posted the announcement of Chris’ and Rihanna’s break up on their page which Chris made during an interview with them

Chris made the shocking revelation when he was asked directly by the interviewer: “Are you still with Rihanna?”

The rapper replied: “Uh, no – that’s the short answer.”

The radio station then announced the news with a tweet on their Twitter pge which stated: “Are you still w/ @Rihanna?” @ChrisBrown: “Uh,no-that’s the short answer” just now to @BigBoy POWER 106 LA @TuneIn http://bit.ly/o1QLJd

According to Fuse, the radio station who recorded the interview this week in Los Angeles and have released segments of it, have plans to post the interview online shortly.

Some fans have questioned whether the statement is factually true, to which Power 106 have not denied and are standing by the news, telling Fuse: “We wouldn’t have tweeted it if it wasn’t true.”

Rihanna, in the meantime, sent out a tweet early Friday morning that may refer to the break up, stating: “This is terrible.”

But he singer was quick to mysteriously delete the message a short while later, and instead re-tweet a message about her star sign Pisces:

“It’s the heart of a #Pisces that makes us soft mannered BUT is that same heart of a #Pisces that will make us get in your ass if needed.”

The news comes just days after Chris spoke with Ryan Seacrest about their reconciliation after he viciously battered her in a vicious 2009 attack, leaving her brutally bruised and injured.

In his most candid interview with Seacrest, he admitted to taking full responsibility for the incident, confessing that the attack was entirely his fault.

He told Ryan Seacrest in an interview with KIIS-FM radio on Tuesday: “It’s all about my responsibility.”

The singer acknowledged that he tried his best to change himself over the years after the incident and was uncertain whether Rihanna would ever speak to him again until their recent reconciliation.

He added that he was ‘eternally grateful’ that Rihanna forgave him which lead to their reconciliation.

He said: “I just tried my best to be the best man I could be over the years and just show her how remorseful and sorry I was for the incident and that time was probably the worst part of my life and being that she has and she’s a wonderful person I’m eternally grateful and thankful.”

 

Rihanna Defends Chris Brown Romance: ‘He’s Not The Monster Everyone Thinks’

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Rihanna has spoken out about why she has given Chris Brown another chance after he assaulted her in 2009. The singer was frank and open, insisting that Brown is not ‘the monster’ that people think that he is.

Talking to the Observer magazine, Riri, who went public with her relationship with Brown on Christmas Day defended her romance that has split fans.

She told the paper: “It’s different now. We don’t have those types of arguments any more. We talk about [stuff]. We value each other.”

Explaining his behaviour she said: “I know it comes off like that, And it doesn’t help. For a long time he was really angry … there’s so many reasons why I ever reconsidered having him in my life. He’s not the monster everyone thinks.”

She continued: “He’s a good person. He has a fantastic heart. He’s giving and loving. And he’s fun to be around. That’s what I love about him – he always makes me laugh.”

The Stay hit maker even spoke about starting a family, but she didn’t seem too keen on being pregnant: “Hell yeah, but I wish I could order them.”

Rihanna Donates $1.75 Million In Memory Of Grandmother

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Rihanna donated$1.75 million to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados in memory of her late grandmother, Clara ‘Dolly’ Braithwaite who passed away this year in June as she died from cancer.

The donation comes just weeks after the singer threw a listening party to benefit the victims of hurricane Sandy.

The payment will be able to allocate to the entire radiotherapy department which will now be called the Clara Braithwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine.

Regarding her motivation, Riri told E! News: “This was my way of giving back to Barbados, in a form of philanthropy, by assisting the QEH in its continued modernization program. … I believe that this will have a huge impact on the people of Barbados. This was all done to save lives or at least extend them.”

The Diamonds hit maker also attended an opening ceremony for the new wing of the hospital with her grandfather. Shortly after she posted a photo on her Instagram account captioned with a message that read: “Me and grand pops in Barbados at the unveiling ceremony in memory of #granDolly at QEH.”

Rihanna Reveal’s Next Single Stay

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Rihanna has confirmed her next single from her seventh studio album Unapologetic will be Stay.

The track will be her second single to be released from her new album.

The singer revealed that the song – which received its UK radio debut on 30, November – will be released for sale on 7, January.

Unapologetic is the first album Riri has managed to reach the Number 1 spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 Charts and her fourth No 1 album in the UK. The album features the leading single Diamonds which reached No 1 on both the UK singles  and US Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Rihanna Loses Out On ‘Fast And Furious’ Movie Role To Rita Ora?

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Rihanna has reportedly lost a movie role in The Fast And The Furious 6 to her pop rival Rita Ora.

The singer was given a villainous role in the popular franchise but according to newspaper The Sun, a source has told them: “Rihanna impressed movie bosses with her role in Battleship. But schedules didn’t work out and Rita really shone during castings. They loved her look and her attitude.”

Rita will now be appearing alongside actors Vin Diesel and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in the sixth instalment of the movie.

Rihanna made her debut on the big screen in the action film Battleship earlier this year.

Riri has previously revealed that she wants to try different types of roles as an actress.

She said: “I want to do comedy, maybe a romantic comedy. I want to try being more vulnerable, but I want to try different things. I don’t want to stick to one type of role.”

Rita isn’t a newcomer to acting either as she had a role in East End drama Spivs in 2004.

Rihanna Album Unapologetic Debuts At No. 1 On US Billboard Chart

Rihanna has finally received her first number one album on the US Hot 100 Billboard chart in her seven year career.

The Diamonds’ singer has had 4 UK number one albums but has always struggled to get her albums at the top spot in the US.

With her seven studio album Unapologetic, the album sold 238,000 copies in the States according to SoundScan.

The pop star felt emotional after learning that her album had peaked at number one in America as she tweeted on her Twitter page: “Wait!!!!! What the F**K?!!!! #UNAPOLOGETIC just debuted at #1 in AMERICA!!!!! My first number 1 album there!!! Thank you Navy, u deserve it.”

“I’m legit crying like a p***** right now!! #UNAPOLOGETIC”

The closest Rihanna has been to have a number one album was back in 2007 with her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad which reached number two. The album spawned some of her biggest hit singles including Umbrella, Take A Bow, Disturbia, and Don’t Stop The Music.

Perhaps due to her latest 777 tour, the sales of her album boosted sales up. The tour saw the singer travelling to seven cities in seven different countries across the world in seven days. She took 150 fans and journalists from several countries.

However, Rihanna angered her guests who travelled with her as she failed to fulfil a promise of daily press conferences and parties every night.

The 24 – year – old apologised to defend herself and said she was preserving her voice.

Rihanna told Radio 1’s Nicki Grimshaw: “It was different having to do your job but also have 200 guests come along with you.

“They all want you to host a party every time you get on the plane after a show but you really only have that time to sleep until you get to the next country. Sometimes it was a two-hour ride to the next country and that was all the sleep you would get.”

She explained: “I knew I had seven countries and seven shows and I had to save my voice.

“I didn’t go crazy. I didn’t party too hard. I did have fun though. I tried to get everybody involved but sometimes you just wish you could give more.”

Unapologetic features the number one leading single Diamonds and features from Chris Brown, Eminem and Future & Mikky Ekko.

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