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Rihanna and Gwyneth Paltrow. You don't get much more opposite than that when it comes to fashion, but they're both worthy contenders in this Fashion Face-Off.

At least night's MET Institute Costume Gala, the fashion icons looked every bit the part, although with dramatically different styles, as you would probably expect.

Previously, we matched up Taylor Swift and Blake Lively. Now, decide the winner of a couture clash featuring the "S&M" singer and an award-winning actress:

Fashion Face-Off!

Who looked better at the MET Gala, Rihanna or Gwyneth? Vote in our survey below to determine the style champion! View Poll »

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Rihanna changed up her look yet again last night on American Idol, going back to long red curly locks after a week or so of wearing her hair much, much shorter.

The 23-year-old singer showed her latest look as she performed her new single, "California King Bed" live. She started the song softly, tantalizing fans.

As her dancers pulled down white draping onto the stage floor and into the crowd, Rihanna was eventually revealed and really ramped up the performance.

She even threw in some air guitar as the audience went wild, earning her a standing O. Watch her performance from the American Idol results show here:

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We told you yesterday how Britney Spears and Rihanna were remixing the latter's kinky hit single, "S&M." Now we have the actual track for you!

In addition to adding her own voice to the chorus, Britney also offers up an all-new verse, breathlessly moaning about her own bad girl ways.

The single, released through New York's Z100, was first teased by the duo over the weekend on Twitter. Take a listen and comment below:

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Rihanna and Britney Spears are set to collaborate on a new song.

That song is believed to be a remix of the former's hit, "S&M".

Rihanna announced it first, writing this on Twitter: "I got a sexy collaboration coming your way super-dupa soon! By popular demand... it's Britney bitch!"

Spears' manager replied: "Rihanna you're such a tease! I like it, like it..."

Britney Spears Live on Jimmy Kimmel

This duet will be off the chain ... see what we did there!?

Rihanna tweeted last week asking fans whether they would like to see her rework the song with another pop star, and if so, who. Britney seems like a great fit.

They've got their work cut out to top the original video, though:

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A video circulating online Wednesday features a young woman, Dani Shay, who bears a striking resemblance to Justin Bieber. At least pre-haircut Bieber.

Naturally, in the video, Dani covers ... Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie.” The juxtaposition is as strange and mesmerizing as it sounds.

Take a look at Shay's performance below and see for yourself.

If you get past the fact that she's a DEAD RINGER for Justin Bieber, and stifle your laughter when she tries to channel Eminem, she's actually not bad ...

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Rihanna and ... Jennifer Nettles? Carrie Underwood and ... Steven Tyler?

Not exactly tandems you might expect to perform together, but both duos held their own and then some at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Here's Rihanna and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland fame, rocking "California King Bed" before a packed house at the 46th annual industry gala in Vegas ...

Follow the jump for Carrie and Steven - American Idol stars past and present - performing a medley of "Undo it" and "Walk This Way" at the event.

They actually sounded pretty good together ...

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Chris Brown and Rihanna got into an infamous disagreement two years ago, but they can certainly agree on wanting to move past that argument now.

In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Rihanna opened up again about her famous ex and why she agreed to the lifting of a restraining order against him.

"You can never please people," she said. "That's my decision. It doesn't mean we're gonna be in a relationship, or make up, or even talk ever again."

"It just means I didn't want to object to the judge," she stressed.

Rihanna in RS

The modified order means that the former couple may attend industry events at the same time as long as Brown doesn't annoy, molest or harass her.

That, Rihanna says, was the entire point. Moving on.

"What he did to me was a personal thing. It had nothing to do with his career. Saying [he can't be at awards shows] definitely made it difficult for him."

But, she takes pains to clarify again: "We don't have to talk again ever in my life. I just didn't want to make it more difficult for him professionally."

That's a relief. His Good Morning America rampage made it hard enough.

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When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When Chris Brown loses his mind and explodes on Good Morning America ... welcome him back to talk about it?

ABC was quite forgiving after the singer's tirade this week, keeping his Dancing With the Stars visit on the docket and even inviting him back to GMA.

R and B Star

The reason isn't that they want it to go away, reports a source. They want to "milk this event for everything its worth" news standards be damned.

In the wake of his Good Morning America trip, during which Robin Roberts' questions about Rihanna set him off, ABC wonders if there's more potential here.

There have even been internal discussions about "orchestrating Chris Brown talking to Rihanna for the first time." This is considered "a top get at the network."

Guess that's not a huge shock, as all things Brown have electrified the media so much. As for who the interviewer would be if this came to fruition? Easy call!

"It would be Robin [Roberts]," the insider said matter-of-factly.

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Rihanna's concert ticket sales are so sluggish, reports say, she may have to call off some dates. That's not what we'd expect, but her 2010 tour had similar issues.

After poor US concert pre-sales last month, Rihanna has been advised by her manager Jay Brown to actually cancel some domestic dates on her "Loud" tour.

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For example, Ri's scheduled to perform at TD Garden in Boston July 24 with Cee Lo Green. Only 3,700 tickets have been sold, with 15,000 needed to break even.

Rihanna split from her first manager, Marc Jordan, who launched her career, over a disagreement after her 2010 tour. A rep for Jordan declined to comment.

Her new manager, Brown, is part of Jay-Z's Roc Nation and promises "changes." But an insider said, "She should've been doing theaters and smaller venues."

She still demands the bells and whistles to make it a blow-out show, too: "Normal diva requests," an insider said, "which is tolerated, when you make money."

Hey, it could be worse ... like Chris Brown's career.

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Rihanna and U2 are among the major names expected to come together this week in the name of disaster relief.

Universal Music has confirmed to Billboard that it plans to release a digital album at some point in the next few days, with all proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross.

"We are doing it only digitally because it is faster, and this will be a worldwide release. The plan is to have it available later this week," a company spokesman said.

  • Bono Photograph
  • Rihanna in London

The lineup of artists is not finalized, as the label must find major acts willing to waive their royalties in exchange for a single to be included on the CD. Lady Gaga, a Universal signee who has already designed a special bracelet for the cause, is a strong possibility to join.

The March 11 earthquake in the region, and subsequent tsunami, have left over 20,000 people dead or missing.

UPDATE: Justin Bieber will also lend his voice to the album. He has Tweeted: "Japan is one of my favorite places on earth... it's an incredible culture with amazing people. My prayers go out to them."