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Best And Worst Celebrity Looks Of The Week — 1st Week of July

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Courtney Stodden at a birthday party, July 6. Because of course.

Happy July! Happy summer! Happy weekend! Let’s celebrate by looking at photos of celebs’ best and worst looks of this week and praising them or making fun of them. What joy for everyone!

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OH SNAP: Did Rihanna Just Shut Down Chris Brown Via Instagram?

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Rihanna has been very fond of social media lately, using it to call out all her “haters”, from journalists to…well, your average online hater. But is she now using it to shut down the ultimate hater of all — Chris Brown? God I hope so.

Here’s what happened. Brown posted a tweet listing off collaborators on his upcoming album. Rihanna was mentioned, along with Nicki Minaj. Here’s the tweet:

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Then, apparently not much later, Rihanna posted this on her Instagram:

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(The line reads: “Bitch you will die, be born again, die again and be born again before I do a song with you bitch.”) Maybe Rihanna was offended that Chris Brown didn’t like her “twerking video.” Rihanna made a video of herself “twerking” to a Drake song and then posted it on Instagram. According to Hollywood Life, Brown saw it and was not impressed.

All he did was laugh at it, say, ‘wow,’ and shake his head.

I guess this means they’re really over — that is, if Rihanna intended for this to be about Chris Brown. Brown has not yet responded.

Thanks to Gossip On This for putting it all together.

The Reporter Rihanna Told Off Has More To Say

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Liz Jones is basically the worst. That’s saying something considering she writes for The Daily Mail which is all-around awful all on its own. Somehow, Liz takes it to a higher level. Anyway, after she dedicated a whole article to Rihanna being a shitty role model and got seriously called out for it, she decided to come back for more and has hit out at Rihanna yet again and defended her decision to write the piece.

From Metro:

‘She [Rihanna] posted a picture on Twitter of herself smoking two giant marijuana joints and had done concerts in Twickenham to an audience of very young girls. Her audience is very young but she’s giving off a very adult message.

‘It’s ridiculous for her to say she isn’t a role model because young women look up to her, they want to be her and do the things she does.

‘She’s got so much going for her – she has an amazing voice, is very beautiful, has a strong, powerful body – I don’t understand why she has to bring these other elements into it.

‘Showing yourself knickerless, prone – I criticised a recent fashion advert for using the same imagery – why are they always leaning over as if they’ve just been ravaged? Why is that the pose women have to take? Surely women are stronger than that and Rihanna has more control over her image than a model has.

‘The picture with Chris Brown where she’s kissing him and he looks completely uninterested sends the wrong message to young women.
If a man beats you up, you should never talk to him again, you shouldn’t forgive him and shouldn’t write songs to him.

‘There’s more that comes with fame than money – there comes responsibility.’

I mean, I sorta kinda get what she’s going for, though I don’t agree with it. Being famous doesn’t automatically give you the responsibility of doing shit everyone is going to approve of. I totally think Rihanna is out of control and a total hot mess, but the only kids she’d be responsible for would be her own, if she had any, and she doesn’t, so this is moot. If you don’t want your kid emulating Rihanna, don’t let your kid watch and try to be Rihanna. It’s a pretty simple formula, here.

I also agree that women don’t need to be portrayed in weak positions, but Rihanna seems quite confident with her sexuality. No one’s MAKING her post the images she does – she does it of her own accord. As for leaving Chris Brown, thank God that relationship is finally over and while it was absolutely ridiculous that she went back to him, again, she doesn’t owe it to anyone else to have left him – she owed it to herself.

Is Rihanna Really THIS Bad At Karaoke?

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Rihanna apparently got hammered and decided to take on No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak” at karaoke and the whole thing is like, “Oooohhh, girl don’t sing. Don’t sing. Don’t sing. Don’t.” And there’s video. I don’t believe it’s Rihanna, it’s hard to tell who it really is. There’s no closeups. And also, the singer is terrible. Yes, she’s drunk. And honestly, I don’t like Rihanna’s singing voice when she’s sober. But is it really possible that Rihanna could be drunk enough to sound this bad? Is there a mic she won’t let go of?

S.O.S. indeed.

You decide:

Rihanna Goes In On Daily Mail Columnist Liz Jones

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Rihanna is famous for her “what-the-fuck-ever” attitude and we all (okay, some of us) love her for it. All she does is smoke, drink, give money to strippers, Instagram selfies and repost photos of herself from others and oh yeah, sometimes she sings and performs. I’ve always loved RiRi and always will, but I still recognise that she’s a damn mess.

Still, Rihanna knows this about herself and doesn’t care. As she’s repeatedly said – she’s never aimed to be a role model for anyone and is still young and working on her shit. Is that an excuse for some of the stuff she does? No, but who exactly does she owe an explanation? Well, Daily Mail columnist Liz Jones – aka Satan incarnate (LOL, I sorta kid) – thinks Ri owes EVERYONE an explanation, an apology and a better public figure for young girls to look up to. She dedicated an entire column to Rihanna’s exploits, featuring such turns of phrase as the below:

While Rihanna knows when to tone it down in order to pull in advertising deals and keep her record label sweet — so much so that she has enough dollar bills to use them as a carpet, and so many diamonds she can pretend to smoke them in a spliff, both things she’s been pictured doing — the message she’s sending to her young fans, through her explicit lyrics, vile dance moves and pictures on Twitter, is utterly toxic.

This poisonous pop princess should come with a government health warning.

Well… no. While I do agree public figures should keep in mind that younger fans may look to them as sources of inspiration and may want to mimic their behaviour, ultimately it is not a stranger’s job to raise your kids. If you don’t want your 12-year-old daughter rolling blunts and seeking boyfriends that punch her to show their love, maybe instill in her other qualities and have an open dialogue about the issues so that she is aware of them – and aware of your awareness of them – and see how that goes?

In any case, whether you agree with Liz Jones or not, Rihanna certainly didn’t and she took to her Instagram page to air her out publicly:

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Damn. Well, there’s that.

Uh, LOL? Rihanna Smacked a Bitch With Her Microphone

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Rihanna always insists she lives the thug life, and while rolling blunts in your Chanel stilettos while lying on silk sheets may not scream “hood” to anyone here, this story sure will (in the best way possible). Our dear RiRi was walking through the crowd as she performed ‘We Found Love’ during her show in Birmingham, England when a fan grabbed her arm a little too aggressively and wouldn’t let go. While she tried to pull away without incident (and security was walking along with her), this audience bitch decided to hang on tightly, so Rihanna did what anyone would: she turned around and smacked them (we don’t see if it’s a man or woman) in the face with her mic. A job well done, I’d say.

Listen, y’all know I don’t advocate violence of any kind, but no one was hurt here (yes, I’m assuming) and Rihanna didn’t just start throwing bows for something to do. When someone won’t get their hands off you despite your repeated attempts to get away from them, sometimes you gotta use physical force  for your own well-being. So yes, I’m pulling the “self-defense” card here for Rihanna. No, I’m not saying she was going to be hurt, but that still doesn’t give any stranger (or non-stranger) the right to put their hands on you and not remove them when you ask, verbally or by PULLING AWAY.

Anyhow, here’s video of the incident if you’d like to see for yourself:

People Are Stapling Clothes to Rihanna Posters in Dublin

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If there’s one thing Rihanna loves, it’s getting naked. She’s young, she’s hip, she’s got a great body – why not strip down? She certainly hasn’t been shy about stripping down, but some people aren’t too happy about it – particularly some folks in Dublin, where RiRi’s got a concert coming up. Some friendly city dwellers have taken it upon themselves to protect Rihanna’s modesty and have started stapling clothes to her billboards.

Haha! What a lovely gesture, eh? Not to mention I don’t think anyone will be missing those clothes anytime soon. That plaid… girl, no.

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