Rihanna http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30462/all en Court to scrutinize singer Chris Brown's community service records http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/court-scrutinize-singer-chris-browns-community-service-records <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Prosecutors on Tuesday asked a court to find R&amp;B singer Chris Brown in violation of his probation because they say community service records stemming from his 2009 assault on girlfriend Rihanna contain "significant discrepancies."</p> <p>Brown is scheduled to appear at a hearing on Wednesday in Los Angeles, at which time a judge could revoke the "Don't Wake Me Up" singer's probation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/court-scrutinize-singer-chris-browns-community-service-records" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Brown Music Rihanna Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:30:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747006 at http://www.globalpost.com Grammys show aims for spectacle, not drama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/grammys-show-aims-spectacle-not-drama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The music world gathers in Los Angeles on Sunday for the Grammys, with veterans like Elton John and Sting joining the latest stars -- including oddly-named indie pop band fun., hoping to win big.</p> <p>Security could be even tighter than usual for the industry's biggest awards show, as LA police watch out for a fugitive alleged cop killer, on the run for three days after threatening to murder more officers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/grammys-show-aims-spectacle-not-drama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Grammy Award Music Rihanna AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 04:45:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751522 at http://www.globalpost.com Grammys show aims for spectacle, not drama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/grammys-show-aims-spectacle-not-drama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The music world gathers in Los Angeles on Sunday for the Grammys, with veterans like Elton John and Sting joining the latest stars -- including oddly named indie pop band fun., hoping to win big.</p> <p>Security could be even tighter than usual for the industry's biggest awards show, as LA police watch out for a fugitive suspected cop killer, on the run for three days after threatening to murder more officers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/grammys-show-aims-spectacle-not-drama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Grammy Award Rihanna Whitney Houston AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 07:47:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751552 at http://www.globalpost.com Grammys show aims for spectacle, not drama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/grammys-show-aims-spectacle-not-drama-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The music world gathers in Los Angeles on Sunday for the Grammys, with veterans like Elton John and Sting joining the latest stars -- including oddly named indie pop band fun., hoping to win big.</p> <p>Security could be even tighter than usual for the industry's biggest awards show, as LA police watch out for a fugitive suspected cop killer, on the run for three days after threatening to murder more officers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/grammys-show-aims-spectacle-not-drama-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Grammy Award for Album of the Year Music Rihanna AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:31:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751620 at http://www.globalpost.com Security tight as Grammys stars hit red carpet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/security-tight-grammys-stars-hit-red-carpet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Music stars hit the red carpet Sunday for the Grammys, with veterans like Elton John and Sting joining newcomers including indie pop band fun., hoping to win big in their breakout year.</p> <p>Security was tight for the industry's biggest awards show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as police watch out for a fugitive suspected cop killer, on the run for three days after threatening to murder more officers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/security-tight-grammys-stars-hit-red-carpet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Grammy Award Rihanna Whitney Houston AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:45:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752155 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4- Black Keys win three as Grammys spread widely http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/update-1-taylor-swift-skrillex-beyonce-win-early-grammy-awards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Gotye, Mumford &amp; Sons, FUN. pick up top trophies</p> <p>* Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean also among winners</p> <p>* Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Sting, Rihanna perform</p> <p>By Piya Sinha-Roy</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 10 (Reuters) - The Grammy awards were bestowed widely on Sunday as Australian singer Gotye, New York indie-pop trio FUN. and British folk band Mumford &amp; Sons took home top honors on the music's industry's biggest night.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/update-1-taylor-swift-skrillex-beyonce-win-early-grammy-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English singers Entertainment Grammy Award Grammy Award for Best New Artist Justin Timberlake Music Nationality Rihanna Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 00:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752181 at http://www.globalpost.com Taylor Swift opens Grammys under tight security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/taylor-swift-opens-grammys-under-tight-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 55th Grammy Awards opened Sunday with Beyonce, Paul McCartney and Ravi Shankar among the early winners but all eyes on the major awards, with indie band fun. hoping for big time glory.</p> <p>Taylor Swift opened the music industry's biggest annual show in white hot pants and a spangly top hat, with a circus-themed performance of her hit "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."</p> <p>Elton John, Sting and Justin Timberlake were among veterans at the show, held amid tight security as Los Angeles police hunt an alleged killer who some suggest could target cops at the Grammys show.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/taylor-swift-opens-grammys-under-tight-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Grammy Award for Album of the Year Music Rihanna AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 01:45:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752234 at http://www.globalpost.com Chris Brown shows up at Grammys smiling after car crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/chris-brown-shows-at-grammys-smiling-after-car-crash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 10 (Reuters) - R&amp;B singer Chris Brown showed up smiling at the Grammy Awards show on Sunday, saying he was just a little banged up after crashing his car into a wall on the eve of the annual music industry awards.</p> <p>"Little bit of bumps, I'm good though," Brown, 23, dressed in a white Lanvin suit, told E! News on the red carpet.</p> <p>Brown crashed his Porsche into a wall in Beverly Hills on Saturday and told police he was trying to elude aggressive paparazzi.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/chris-brown-shows-at-grammys-smiling-after-car-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Brown Disaster Entertainment Human Interest Music Reggae Rihanna Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752263 at http://www.globalpost.com Rihanna television special hitting U.S. airwaves in May http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/rihanna-television-special-hitting-us-airwaves-may <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fans of Rihanna can get a sample of the singer's 2012 tour when a documentary featuring performances and behind-the-scenes footage will be shown on U.S. television on May 6.</p> <p>"RIHANNA 777," a one-hour special, will air on Fox, the network said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/rihanna-television-special-hitting-us-airwaves-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Reggae Rihanna Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:45:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5786894 at http://www.globalpost.com Rihanna opens European tour in Spain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130527/rihanna-opens-european-tour-spain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Barakaldo, Spain, May 27 (EFE).- Rihanna awed and captivated a devoted audience at the BEC arena in the northern Spanish city of Barakaldo with a show that had fans dancing and singing along at what was the first European concert of her Diamonds World Tour.</p> <p>The singer from Barbados staged her show for close to 15,000 fans Sunday night.</p> <p>Rihanna kicked off the evening with "Mother Mary" and went on to perform songs from her latest disc "Unapologetic," along with some of her previous greatest hits.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130527/rihanna-opens-european-tour-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Don't Stop the Music Rihanna Singles Agencia EFE Mon, 27 May 2013 16:15:47 +0000 Agencia EFE 5846925 at http://www.globalpost.com US singer Chris Brown charged over hit-and-run http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130625/us-singer-chris-brown-charged-over-hit-and-run <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US singer Chris Brown has been charged over an alleged hit-and-run car accident, police said Tuesday, but the star claimed the other driver involved was trying to get a "payday" from him.</p> <p>Brown, who is still on probation for his notorious 2009 assault on then girlfriend Rihanna, took to Twitter to proclaim his innocence over the accident in May, saying he had exchanged insurance details with the female driver.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130625/us-singer-chris-brown-charged-over-hit-and-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Brown Chris Brown Human Interest Music Rihanna Technology AFP Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:02:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5867391 at http://www.globalpost.com US singer Chris Brown could face jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130715/us-singer-chris-brown-could-face-jail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Prosecutors called Monday for US singer Chris Brown's probation for his notorious 2009 assault on then girlfriend Rihanna to be revoked, potentially landing him in jail.</p> <p>Brown was sentenced to five years' probation, a year-long domestic violence program and 180 days of community service after assaulting Rihanna on the eve of the 2009 Grammys. A photo of her bruised face triggered widespread anger.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130715/us-singer-chris-brown-could-face-jail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Brown Chris Brown Disaster Human Interest Music Rihanna Technology AFP Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:04:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5884730 at http://www.globalpost.com Chris Brown concert in Halifax stokes outcry from mayor, sponsors pull support http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130715/promoter-defends-decision-have-chris-brown-headline-concert- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HALIFAX - An upcoming performance in Halifax by controversial American R</p> <p>"I've never seen anything like it," said Stephen Tobin, owner of the concert promotion company Drop Entertainment Group.</p> <p>"I believe it's a very slippery slope when we start trying to censor or to dictate who can or cannot perform in this province."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130715/promoter-defends-decision-have-chris-brown-headline-concert-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Brown Music Rihanna The Canadian Press Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:03:52 +0000 The Canadian Press 5884371 at http://www.globalpost.com Rihanna, Beyonce voice objections to George Zimmerman verdict http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130715/rihanna-beyonce-voice-objections-george-zimmerman-verdict <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Note: Strong language in paragraph 4)</p> <p>By Brent Lang</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Rihanna and Beyonce expressed their outrage and shock about George Zimmerman's acquittal this weekend in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.</p> <p>Beyonce called for a moment of silence during a concert appearance in Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday, before singing a chorus of "I Will Always Love You" as a tribute to the slain young man, according to a report in the Associated Press.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130715/rihanna-beyonce-voice-objections-george-zimmerman-verdict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Rihanna Thomson Reuters Tue, 16 Jul 2013 00:31:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5884782 at http://www.globalpost.com Rihanna sues Topshop's owner at Britain's High Court over use of her image on T-shirt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130719/rihanna-sues-topshops-owner-at-britains-high-court-over-use- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON - Racks of T-shirts bearing Rihanna's image have been on display at London's High Court, where the singer is suing a British retailer for using her image.</p> <p>Lawyers for the star seek damages from Arcadia Group Brands Ltd., which owns the Topshop fashion chain, after it sold shirts bearing her picture without permission.</p> <p>The shirts were initially sold as the "Rihanna Tank" and then — after she complained — as the "Headscarf Girl Tank" and the "Icon Tank."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130719/rihanna-sues-topshops-owner-at-britains-high-court-over-use-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Reggae Rihanna The Canadian Press Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:33:19 +0000 The Canadian Press 5888271 at http://www.globalpost.com