Rihanna covers Elle Magazine…

You know Rihanna is one of those chicks who is going to be fab no matter what she does. Her clothes are fierce, her music rocks, and she bounced back from a traumatic experience like a true soldier. Check out some photos for her shoot…






Rihanna + Nicki Minaj+ Ke$ha….what is this, the FLY CHICKS Tour?


Tour dates are from HipHop.popcrunch.com:

Jul 02 – White River Amphitheatre in Seattle, WA
Jul 04 – General Motors Place in Vancouver, Canada
Jul 06 – Pengrowth Saddeldome in Calgary, Canada
Jul 09 – ARCO Arena in Sacramento, CA
Jul 10 – Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA
Jul 14 – Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque presents The Pavilion in Albuquerque, NM
Jul 15 – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre in Denver, CO
Jul 17 – Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV
Jul 21 – Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Jul 22 – Cricket Wireless Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ
Jul 28 – Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA
Jul 30 – Ford Amphitheatre in Tampa, FL
Jul 31 – American Airlines Center in Miami, FL
Aug 03 – Verizon Wireless Music Center in Indianapolis, IN
Aug 05 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto, Canada
Aug 07 – Bell Center in Montreal, Canada
Aug 08 – Comcast Center in Boston, MA
Aug 11 – Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
Aug 12 – Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Aug 15 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY
Aug 18 – Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ
Aug 20 – Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA
Aug 21 – Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA
Aug 22 – DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit, MI
Aug 25 – United Center in Chicago, IL

just so you know tidbits…

  • “Te Amo” is supposed to be the next single off of Rihanna’s Rated R album
  • Fashion brand, Rock & Republic has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. OUCH!
  • Thandie Netwon is the new face of Olay’s Total Effects collection. Her ad campaign will launch first in the UK celebrating the company’s 10 year anniversary there.
  •  word on concreteloop.com is that Queen Latifah will be the host for Paula Patton’s baby shower. btw, Paula Patton is married to singer Robin Thicke.
  • rumor is that Ochocino presented his dance partner Cheryl Burke with a 10,000 ring after one of their performances according to popcrunch.com.
  • i didn’t even know they were together, but they’re being reported as having broken up. Audrina Patridge and Ryan Cabrera are  no more.
  • this is the line up for Lollapalooza 2010, which will be in Chicago’s Grant Park from August 6-8th… straight from popcrunch.com:
  • Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, the Strokes, Phoenix, Social Distortion, MGMT, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, the Black Keys, the National, Spoon, Devo, Cypress Hill, Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu, Slightly Stoopid, Grizzly Bear, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, Wolfmother, Yeasayer, X Japan, MUTEMATH, Metric, Dirty Projectors, AFI, Mavis Staples, Matt & Kim, the xx, Drive-By Truckers, Blues Traveler….

    Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, the Temper Trap, Jamie Lidell, Frightened Rabbit, F Buttons, Deer Tick, Blitzen Trapper, Stars, Raphael Saadiq, the Cribs, Minus the Bear, Switchfoot, the Walkmen, Mumford & Sons, Wild Beasts, Rogue Wave, Los Amigos Invisibles, the Big Pink, the Dodos, Hockey, Cymbals Eat Guitars, B.o.B, Dawes, Warpaint, the Antlers, the Soft Pack, Rebelution, Balkan Beat Box…..

    Wavves, American Bang, the Ike Reilly Assassination, Company of Thieves, Nneka, Harlem, the Constellations, Miniature Tigers, Mimicking Birds, the Kissaway Trail, HEALTH, Javelin, the Morning Benders, Foxy Shazam, Violent Soho, Royal Bangs, NEON TREES, Freelance Whales, Semi Precious Weapons, Dan Black, The Band of Heathens, Dragonette, My Dear Disco, Shawn Fisher, Neon Hitch, Skybox, The Ettes, Jukebox the Ghost, These United States, MyNameIsJohnMichael….