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Rihanna: Rachel Dolezal Is 'a Bit of a Hero'

And more from her 'Vanity Fair' cover story

(Newser) - What does Rihanna think about Rachel Dolezal, the white NAACP exec who portrayed herself as black? You may be surprised: "I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit. Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to... More »

6 Most Talked-About Met Gala Outfits

A flaming headdress, a Star Wars-like hood...

(Newser) - The Met Gala was last night, meaning celebrities had a chance to dress up in totally crazy outfits and vie for headlines the next day. Six of the most talked-about costumes:
  • Beyonce showed up—two hours late—in a mostly see-through (with the exception of some well-placed ... confetti?) dress, prompting
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5 Celebs Spotted Awkwardly Dancing at Coachella

So much for 'dance like nobody's watching'

(Newser) - Thanks to its setting in the California desert, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which ends today, is always packed with celebrities looking to escape LA and let loose for a weekend or two. In recent years, Coachella-goers got the celebrity sightings of a lifetime when certain A-listers showed... More »

9 Big Music Feuds

Even Taylor Swift gets into them

(Newser) - One of the songs on Taylor Swift's hugely popular 1989 is reportedly about Katy Perry—"Bad Blood," which includes the lyrics "Did you think we'd be fine? / Still got scars on my back from your knife," is rumored to be about Perry "... More »

5 Stars Who've Been Stalked

In a particularly scary way

(Newser) - One downside of being a celebrity: You're often a target for stalkers, and Gossip Girl rounds up 10 of the scariest:
  • While Kim Kardashian was staying with mom Kris Jenner, along with Kanye West and daughter North, a 21-year-old man claiming to be Kim's boyfriend was caught loitering
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Kim Kardashian Among Celebs in New Nude Photo Hack

Actress Gabrielle Union says she'll contact the FBI

(Newser) - Celebrity hackers have unleashed another round of nude photos on the Internet, including apparent images of Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Emily Ratajkowski, and Hayden Panatierre—as well as more pics of Rihanna and Jennifer Lawrence, the BBC reports. The images appeared briefly yesterday morning on the websites 4chan and Reddit,... More »

Rihanna Has Some Words for CBS, NFL

And they're not exactly happy ones

(Newser) - Last week, CBS dumped a Rihanna song from the first of its Thursday night NFL broadcasts, partially thanks to the Ray Rice situation and Rihanna's own connection to domestic violence at the hands of Chris Brown. Now, apparently, the network wants to include the song in this week's... More »

NFL Show Ditches Rihanna Song Over Ray Rice Case

CBS tones down its pregame coverage

(Newser) - CBS begins its Thursday night NFL broadcasts tonight, but the Ray Rice case has caused some last-minute alterations. The changes include eliminating a pregame segment with the song "Run This Town" featuring Rihanna. The singer's own h istory of violence involving Chris Brown was one of several factors... More »

NFL to Would-Be Halftime Acts: Pay Up

League looking for money, with Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Rihanna the finalists

(Newser) - Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Rihanna: One of them will headline next year's Super Bowl halftime show, and it might just come down to whoever is willing to shell out for the privilege. Citing "people familiar with the matter," the Wall Street Journal reports that the NFL, in... More »

8 Celebs Who've Visited Sex Clubs

Even the rich and famous sometimes can't resist a good den of iniquity

(Newser) - It seems almost every star in Hollywood has been photographed stumbling out of a nightclub at one point during his or her career, but, if rumors (and press interviews) can be believed, some A-listers don't have any qualms about hanging out at sex clubs either. Below are eight celebrities... More »

Homeless Man Accused of Stalking Rihanna

Police say he delivered threatening notes to her home

(Newser) - Police have busted a 53-year-old homeless man accused of stalking Rihanna and delivering threatening notes to her Manhattan residence, reports TMZ . Cops say they have surveillance video showing Kevin Mcglynn at the SoHo building three times this month alone, reports the Daily News . On the last visit, he reportedly dropped... More »

Spotify's Most-Streamed Song Ever Is...

Avicii's 'Wake Me Up,' with 235M listens

(Newser) - If Spotify listens are a barometer for musical quality, then the best song of all time is, apparently, "Wake Me Up," by electronic dance music producer and DJ Avicii. The song has been streamed some 235 million times, the Huffington Post reports, making it the music service's... More »

11 Celebs Who Bare All* on Social Media

*or, at least, almost all

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan posted a topless photo to Instagram over the weekend, baring the PG-13 portion of her breasts alongside a male friend at the Cannes Film Festival. It wasn't her first time posting topless photos online—and she's not alone. These 10 other celebrities have also shown some... More »

9 Celebrities Behaving Badly on Social Media

Lil' Kim would like you to buy her a pricey baby gift...

(Newser) - Rihanna got into hot water this week after she mocked a young fan on Twitter . Alexis Carter, 16, wore a Rihanna-inspired outfit to her recent prom; her picture went viral, and Twitter users started comparing her to a bat thanks to the outfit's "wing-like attachments." Carter was... More »

Rihanna Mocks Fan —for Dressing Like Rihanna

Alexis Carter derided as #PromBat

(Newser) - Rihanna is in hot water after a teen fan accused the singer of mocking her on Twitter. Alexis Carter, 16, decided to go to her Hollywood-themed Baltimore prom wearing an outfit similar to one Rihanna wore at a Berlin awards show in 2010, Fox News reports. (See Rihanna's version... More »

7 Stars Who Were Bullied as Children

Justin Timberlake called a 'sissy,' Kate Middleton was 'meek'

(Newser) - They're now the coolest kids in school, but the dozen celebrities rounded up by The Stir were bullied when they were younger. A sampling:
  • Justin Timberlake: "I got picked on all the time. I had terrible acne, weird hair," he has said. "I grew up in
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Why Chris Brown Got Booted From Rehab

Judge orders R&B singer to stay in jail for a month

(Newser) - Chris Brown was kicked out of a Malibu rehab facility last week, and TMZ says it knows why. First off, he violated a rule specifically imposed on him because he assaulted Rihanna: to keep at least two feet away from all women (he touched a woman's hands and elbows).... More »

Rihanna, Drake Officially Together

Plus more in the world of celebrity romance

(Newser) - Rihanna and Drake have long been an item , but, as TMZ puts it, they were just "casually hooking up"—until now. Sources say they're now an exclusive couple, and that Rihanna is spending all her free time with Drake because he treats her so well. Currently, they'... More »

Rihanna's NYC Place Uses 3 Bedrooms as Closets

Hey, she needed more room for her clothes, OK?

(Newser) - What in the world to do when you have more clothes than your fancy penthouse apartment has closet space for? If you're Rihanna, the solution is simple: Convert three of the four bedrooms into closets. That's what sources tell Page Six she's doing at the $39,000-per-month,... More »

Pro Football Players in Nasty Brawl ... Over Rihanna Autograph

One Australian player breaks the other's jaw, and no one gets an autograph

(Newser) - Two Australian Football League players from the same team got into a nasty brawl over the weekend—all reportedly over the opportunity to get Rihanna's autograph. And the whole thing was caught on camera. This video shows Gold Coast Suns players Campbell Brown and Steven May. The team was... More »

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