Rihanna is looking to be the talk of Hollywood in 2017 after landing significant roles in several upcoming films — one being ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.’
The first teaser trailer for the new sci-fi movie is expected to arrive on Thursday, but EW got their hands on an exclusive photo of Riri. In the coy visual, the music superstar’s character brandishes a flapper/gothic look, one of her many faces from the film.
Along with the $180 million budgeted, Luc Besson-directed ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,’ due Summer 2017, Rihanna can be seen in the upcoming pictures Bates Motel and Ocean’s 8.
Rihanna is apparently anti-Pokemon after demanding her fans be in the moment during her concert on Saturday night (23Jul16).
The Diamonds star brought her Anti World Tour to Lille, France, where she encouraged the thousands in the audience to truly enjoy the experience of the live gig as opposed to watching her show through the screens of their mobile devices.
During her concert, she gave a speech about being in the moment, and called out any users of the popular Pokemon Go app, an augmented reality game in which users 'catch' the digital creatures.
In video footage posted on Twitter, Rihanna is seen telling her fans, "I don't want to see you texting your boyfriends or your girlfriends. I don't want to see you catching any Pokemons up in this b**ch."
The R&B star isn't the only celebrity to criticise the app, and among those who feel the same way is Zachary Quinto, who discussed the game while promoting Star Trek Beyond, a film which features a new theme song called Sledgehammer by Rihanna.
Speaking of Pokemon mania, Zachary told Entertainment Tonight: "I think it's great that people are engaging with one another, but I feel like the ultimate goal for us is to be able to do that without these devices in our hands.
"And I realise that technology has evolved and there's a lot of good that comes from that, and I have no judgement of people that are into it, but I feel like, how do we facilitate the conversation about connecting without these devices between us?" (Bron: Music-News)
Rihanna honoured the victims of the Nice terror attack by dedicating her song Diamonds to them at her concert on Sunday night (17Jul16).
The Work singer was due to perform in the French city on Friday (15Jul16) but she cancelled the show after at least 84 people were killed there in an attack on Thursday evening (14Jul16) when Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a lorry into a crowd celebrating the country's national Bastille Day holiday.
Rihanna's Anti world tour resumed in Frankfurt, Germany, on Sunday and she paid tribute to the victims and their families ahead of her song Diamonds, according to social media reports.
Video footage posted online also shows her asking the audience in the Commerzbank-Arena to light up their phones to fill the venue with "stars".
She said, "I feel so blessed that we could make it to Frankfurt tonight so in light of those recent events, I'd really like you guys to help me out with a little bit of stars, give me some flash light, give me anything... just make in here look real beautiful right now."
She shared a video from her Diamonds performance on Instagram after the show and wrote in the caption, "#FRANKFURT I'm so in love with you!!! I wish every night of my life could feel like tonight!!! Thank you for taking me away!!! #ANTIWORLDTOUR"
Rihanna had previously used the song to honour late singer Prince following his death in April (16). She performed in Calgary, Canada on the day he died and told the crowd, "A lot of us have started making music and listening to music because of Prince, so right now I just wanna honour him, me and my crew, and you guys. Let’s shine some light to heaven for Prince right now."
Rihanna was in Nice at the time of the attack and her representative issued a statement to assure fans she was safe. (Bron: Music-News)
After much anticipation, Rihanna’s video for “Sledgehammer” has arrived, the single from the soundtrack of the upcoming film Star Trek Beyond.
As hard as it is to believe, Rihanna looks a little rough in the clip in which she plays a seductive alien on another planet who completely owns her powers.
Directed by Floria Sigismondi, the visual sees RiRi levitating boulders and playing with mystical matter before she becomes bigger than life. That’s when the Starship Enterprise eventually makes it’s way towards her side of the galaxy.
Catch Star Trek Beyond when it hits theaters on July 22.