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Rihanna has been cast to star in a new 3D animated DreamWorks film titled “Home,” which is based on Adam Rex’s children’s book “The True Meaning of Smekday,” IndieWire reports. Rih Rih will be providing the voice of the film’s leading character, Tip. Jennifer Lopez, Jim Parsons and Steve Martin will also be starring in the new project, which takes place during a postapocalyptic alien invasion. A brief description of the 3D project reads:
“When Earth is taken over by the overly confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while the Boov get busy efficiently reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov by the name of Oh (Jim Parsons). Equally stubborn and set in their ways, these two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. Good thing they have a flying car.”
Jennifer will be voicing Tip’s mother, while Steve Martin will be providing the voice of Captain Smek. This project, of course, is a big deal because as Shadow & Act’s Tambay A. Obenson puts it, it’s “not often that black girls (or boys) are at the center of 3D computer-animated feature films set in the future, produced by Hollywood movie studios.”
Check out a quick prequel to the upcoming feature below.
Whether they were changing their sound to get put on, or they were changing their sound to do the music they actually wanted to (and not what the record company wanted), change is inevitable from artists in the music industry. However, the 10 different musicians on this list made some major, if not drastic, changes to their sound and their image. For the most part, it all worked out in their favor–even if it left fans confused as hell.
When Can’t Take Me Home dropped in 2000, P!nk was a hybrid of pop and R&B–more of the latter. That probably had a lot to do with the fact that most of the songs on her first album were written by or with the help of black folks: Babyface, Kandi Burruss, Tricky Stewart, etc. But by the time her second album, Missundaztood, came out a year later, P!nk was more on the pop and rock side, and she never looked back.
After getting close at Melissa Forde’s birthday (Rihanna’s bestie) earlier this week, Drake and Rihanna decided to keep their distance while attending the Clippers game on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. She sat courtside with Forde, while Drake sat courtside as well, but far away from Ri Ri, with another friend at another end of the court. As TMZ pointed out, the separation in their seating could have a lot to do with the fact that at NBA games they love to make people do the whole PDA thing on the kiss cam, and clearly, these two aren’t ready to put whatever they have going on out there in such a way.
However, they came together at some point during the game to chat, laugh together and share a hug. The resulting photos are quite adorable, as you can see. Homegirl is glowing! While they look very comfy with one another, just a few month back, Drake was playing coy about having anything special with the Bajan bad girl when speaking to Rolling Stone: “She’s the ultimate fantasy. I mean, I think about it. Like, ‘Man, that would be good.’ We have fun together, she’s cool and sh*t. But we’re just friends. That’s my dog for life.”
But then he turned around and shouted her out quite a bit in his song “Days in the East,” talking about finding something “real” with the beauty.
He knows he loves that girl.
Check out the other pics of Rihanna and Melissa Forde laughing and drinking it up at the game, as well as Drake having a lot less fun with his companion elsewhere on the next page.
Beyonce is one of the most recognizable celebrities in the world so it comes as no surprise that she is also the subject of incredible speculation and some of Hollywood’s most ridiculous rumors. Though Queen Bey seems to take it all in stride, we couldn’t help but call out some of the most insane, off-the-wall and absolutely ludicrous whispers even a Beyhive hater wouldn’t believe. So without further adieu, her are the most ridiculous beyonce rumors to hit the web.
We endured the longest winter ever and since it seems Mother Nature is allowing Spring to be in full effect, you may want to head to the gym — especially after you see pictures of Rihanna’s recent photoshoot.
Down on all fours and bottomless like an infant, bad gal Ri Ri poses for a French magazine in what might be her riskiest spread yet. The good girl clearly gone bad posed face down, a** up wearing nothing more than a bikini top and a tan line down below yesterday which has us scratching our heads. Meanwhile men everywhere are drooling over the “full house spread,” including the lucky man TMZ notes assisted in pouring water down the singer’s back as she posed in these suspect positions.
We don’t know how the final product will turn out, but as Rihanna’s Caribbean peers would say, “She tun up!,” meaning her body is everything right now. I guess all that’s left to say is if you got it flaunt it…or nah?
Check out more of these interesting bottomless Rihanna pics here. Thoughts?
How cute are these two?
They took their coupledom out in public and in front of cameras for Rihanna’s BFF Melissa Forde’s early birthday party last night. Everyone from Ri Ri and Drake to Christina Milian and J. Cole (with a woman who is NOT his fiancée) and more partied it up at the Supperclub in Hollywood. And though it was Melissa’s big soiree, Rihanna was seen smoking, drinking, dancing, hugging on and talking most of the time with Drake throughout the night in her bra top and pearl-adorned jeans. But Drake did take a picture at the party and post it on his Instagram to wish the b-day girl some love, saying “Happy Early Bday Dollas!!!”
Other famous folks there included Future (which is surprising since Ciara and Rihanna’s crew have past drama, but he did collaborate with Rihanna in the past), producer Mike WiLL Made It and Busta Rhymes. Check out images from their night out, including RiRi and Drake coming and going from the club and all the other famous folks having a ball on the next couple of pages.
This week, we were happy to announce Lupita Nyong’o is always winning. The highly regarded cosmetic business, Lancome revealed Nyong’o will be their new spokeswoman. Besides Nyong’o, Yandy Smith of LHHNY had a win of her own. She bailed her fiancé Mendeecees Harris out of jail, allowing him some much needed family time. Speaking of reunions and love, Drake and Rihanna have become very close again. Yesterday, the rapper released a new song that may be about their romance. Unfortunately this week, the news made us roll our eyes many times over. Alexsandra Wright, Beyonce’s half brother’s mother claims she and her son Nixon are now homeless. Marie Claire told the world Kendal Jenner took cornrows to a “new epic level”, causing an uproar with Black Twitter.
When not annoyed, we were sad to hear the progress of a case regarding a teen boy who was shot for sneaking into his girlfriend’s house. To top the week off, we cheered for a New York teenager who was accepted into all the Ivy League universities.
This is, as the church folks would say, Lupita’s season. The fashion and beauty industry’s obsession with this young lady has not letting up. The Oscar winning actress has been named the new face of makeup brand, Lancome. Lupita will be the first black ambassador for Lancome which has featured Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz and Lily Collins as former spokeswomen.
Drake and Rihanna have been getting quite cute and cozy lately: holding hands, going out on dinner dates while jetsetting around the world for his tour, wearing similar clothes, and spotted having fun together. In his new song, Drake ran off his thoughts about a lot of things; many people are saying the song was something of an ode to the Bajan bad girl, and we agree.
Rihanna will no longer be calling Island Def Jam her music home. The “Diamonds” singer has released seven albums with the imprint, but now due to a company reorganization by parent company Universal Music Group, Rihanna will be on the new Def Jam, reports EUR.
UMG has split up one of its major divisions, displacing Chairman & CEO Barry Weiss. Under the reorganization, the Island Def Jam Music Group, one of the four umbrella units for Universal’s dozens of record labels “will cease to exist,” reports The New York Times.
“By re-establishing Def Jam, Island and Motown as stand-alone labels within the UMG family, we’re positioning them to recapture the uniqueness of their brands and serve artists with the singularity of vision, focus and creativity that was at the core of their original success,” said UMG’s Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge in a statement.
UMG’s constituent labels, including Def Jam (also home to Kanye West), Island (Bon Jovi, Justin Bieber) and Motown, will operate separately. There will be changes in leadership and operations, including Ethiopia Habtemariam being bumped up from executive vice president of Motown to president.
Republic Records, one of the top labels lately with hits by Lorde, Drake and Florida Georgia Line, will be unaffected by the changes.
UMG is closing down Island Def Jam because it never really took a foothold in the industry. “The fact is: No matter how much we might work to build ‘IDJ’ as a brand, that brand could never be as powerful as each of IDJ’s constituent parts,” Grainge wrote in a note to employees.
According to UMG, Weiss had stepped down from his position “in order to enter into discussions with U.M.G. about a new venture together.” But many music industry observers say Weiss will leave the company totally.
Jay Z went from being a Brooklyn drug dealer to a rapper to a business mogul worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Though some might consider the Bed-Sty native crude and self-serving, once upon a time he didn’t have a problem helping a few ladies climb the ladder to success right along with him — or at least climb the charts for a few weeks. In case you didn’t know, here’s a list of women Jay Z helped put on throughout his career.
For more on Jay Z, check out A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized story of Jay Z.
Hype Williams has been making music videos since the early 90’s. With budgets that rivaled independent movies, Williams has worked with everyone in the game from The Notorious B.I.G. to Beyonce. Here’s a look at some of the 15 best Hype Williams music videos
The Notorious B.I.G. – “Big Poppa”
The Notorious B.I.G. made waves with his first single “Juicy” but it was his second single “Big Poppa” that really helped put the Brooklyn emcee on the map. Set inside of a brownstone with a club-type atmosphere, Biggie said his rhymes while party-goers danced and others gambled over a game of dice. There were plenty of cameos in the video as well, including Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, Busta Rhymes, Heavy D and of course Sean “Puffy” Combs, who was there in a hot tub full of women along with his then-girlfriend Misa Hylton-Brim.