The Story Behind Rihanna’s Shape-Shifting Alien in Valerian

When it was announced that Rihanna would play a sexy, shape-shifting alien named Bubble in Valerian, Luc Besson’sadaptation of the French sci-fi comic series, the Internet understood this as perfect casting. The sexy singer-songwriter has a habit of transforming herself—or red carpets, music videos, photo shoots, and the odd acting gig—with such boldness and ease that it wouldn’t surprise anyone if Rihanna revealed…

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Cara Delevingne talks working with Rihanna in Valerian

At the press junket for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan sit with Access Hollywood and Cara talks about working with Rihanna. Cara, who has been a friend of Rihanna for five years, says that working with Rihanna on set was fun and it was wonderful to watch her encompass that…

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Luc Besson praises Rihanna’s work ethic

Director Luc Besson says getting Rihanna’s team on board for her role in the sci-fi epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was a little painful at first. Rihanna’s manager Jay Brown was a fan of Besson’s films like The Professional and La Femme Nikita but they had to make sure they trusted Besson…

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Carlos Santana is here for Wild Thoughts

DJ Khaled’s latest single Wild Thoughts featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller is a rush of nostalgia. The beat for the track, which arrived on Friday and will appear on the well-connected producer’s 10th studio effort Grateful, due this Friday, heavily relies on the 1999 Carlos Santana classic Maria Maria, with contributions from The Product G&B and Wyclef Jean’s…

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Rihanna’s stylist Mel Ottenberg talks her iconic MET Gala look

The artist’s longtime stylist tells Billboard how he and RiRi chose her Comme des Garçons garment for Monday night: “This had a special harmony to it”. There are no actual prizes given for best dressed at the Met Gala, but if there were, Rihanna and her longtime stylist Mel Ottenberg would have grabbed the gold,…

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Kendrick Lamar talks collaborating with Rihanna

One week after its release, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. album has had a huge cultural impact is on course to become the fastest-selling album of the year. In his first interview since the release of the project, Kendrick sat down with Zane Lowe for an in-depth discussion about making an album that isn’t about Trump, collaborating…

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H.E.R. talks hearing her song in Rihanna’s Instagram video

Over the weekend, Rihanna posted a dreamy video on her Instagram and captioned it “Jet Lag.” In the slow motion clip, the ethereal goddess looked into the camera as her sultry black hair made waves in the wind. It’s minimal and mesmerizing just like R&B artist H.E.R.’s song “Focus” that played in the background. In…

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PARRI$ talks Rihanna: “She makes you feel valued and listens to what you have to say.”

Parris Goebel is a part of the multihyphenate generation. Under the moniker PARRI$, the dancer, choreographer, and singer-songwriter is a creative visionary on many levels. She is a choreographer behind Rihanna’s Pour It Up and Bitch Better Have My Money performances at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. In her recent interview with Nylon, she…

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Cara Delevingne On Being Directed By Rihanna In Her PUMA Campaign

Cara Delevingne is very selective about her modeling gigs these days, so whenever she comes out with a new shoot, it’s bound to be good. Her latest gig is no exception: Delevingne is joining Puma’s ever-buzzy ambassador family, in a campaign creative-directed by none other than Rihanna, who’s responsible for Fenty Puma by Rihanna, the…

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