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So, What’s Going On with Rihanna and Drake?

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Yeah, yeah, it’s this old story again. Rihanna and Drake performed together at a Paris concert and got a little cozy with some sexy dancing and all of that and now everyone’s wondering if they’re together. Chances are, the answer to that is a definite NO, but I’d say they’re probably sleeping together again – or were while they were in the same place.

They were also seen together the night before this at the Soixante Dix Neuf nightclub, also in Paris, where they were apparently “getting cozy”. I sorta like them as a couple, but I thought Drake was with Jhené Aiko. Hmm…

Rihanna’s Not Trying to Be a Rebel

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I feel like Rihanna has kinda tamed herself in the past several months – or maybe we’re just that desensitized to her crotch patting, stripper visiting, ass-baring ways. Either way, I wasn’t really moved by her new interview in Vogue, in which she insists that she’s not trying to be a rebel, she’s just unconventional and likes going against the grain.

Fair enough, of course, but I don’t really see Rihanna as a rebel at this point. She’s just… RiRi. She likes to get her ass out and smoke a lot of weed and that’s what she does. She’s never been a role model and isn’t trying to be and yada yada… so why is this still a discussion?

Here’s what she had to say, anyway:

“I don’t go out of my way to be a rebel or to have that perception, but a lot of the decisions I make, a lot of the direction I want to move, is against the grain, or against society’s tight lane.

“I’m aware of that sometimes. It might not be fitting with the norm, but that’s okay for me.”

Cool. On a side note, that hand tattoo is just horrendous. Why would you layer tattoos on top of one another? Why? And then show it off in a magazine? Just personal preference, of course, but dear God.

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Rihanna’s Former Accountant Almost Left Her Bankrupt

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Rihanna is rich as shit and is worth about $45 million these days – certainly enough to ensure that she’s well set for life. However, this wasn’t always the case, and in fact she was apparently close to bankruptcy back in 2009 when some shitty accountant at Berdon LLP lost $9 million of her money. She’s not taking things lying down, either – she’s suing!

From the New York Daily News:

The 25-year-old pop star, whose real name is Robyn Fenty, says accountant Peter Gounis of Berdon LLP recommended she purchase a $7.5 million Beverly Hills mansion in 2009 — so she went ahead and bought it.

“Mr. Gounis advised Ms. Fenty that she could afford to purchase [the home] at a time when Ms. Fenty was in financial dismay,” her court documents say.

“In 2009, Ms. Fenty was ‘running out of cash’ and Mr. Gounis knew this,” the papers say, quoting a deposition in Rihanna’s federal breach of contract and negligence lawsuit.

“Ms. Fenty’s accounts were so diminished that requested wire transfers would not go through. In fact, Ms. Fenty was effectively bankrupt at the end of 2009.”

“Mr. Gounis was fully apprised of Ms. Fenty’s financial condition, yet, nonetheless, failed to advise her that the purchase would be unwise,” her new court papers say. “In fact, in or around March 2009, defendants advised Ms. Fenty by email that purchasing a home in Los Angeles ‘would be a good investment.’ ”

That’s not all, either – apparently the accountant knew that her Last Girl On Earth Tour was going to lose money and yet failed to advise her on this, as well.

Some people might say that Rihanna should have known better, etc, but when you’re not super on the ball with money and you’ve got so much of it, this is why you hire someone who IS good at it and who can help you manage it in a smart way. If this dude was a good accountant, he’d have paid more attention to these things and helped his client more effectively manage her investments.

Of course, Gounis isn’t taking any responsibility for his negligence, saying only:

“These allegations are false,” Thomas Manisero, a lawyer for Berdon LLP, said Wednesday. “Berdon acted properly concerning Ms. Fenty’s affairs.”

LOL, kay. He was fired in 2010.

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