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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.

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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."

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Rihanna and Colin Farrell are not dating and/or sexting despite persistent rumors to the contrary. Here's the update on this uber-hot non-relationship.

Reports circulated that the singer and actor were dating after they were both spotted at an L.A. restaurant this week, but they weren't together.

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"They are not dating," a source revealed to People.

"It was absolute coincidence they were at Giorgio Baldi at the same time. Colin was there at a business dinner and Rihanna was across the room."

EASY! Colin Farrell certainly is ... but he's not dating Rihanna.

This isn't the first time rumors have swirled about the two celebrities getting cozy. Just last month, reports circulated that they were "sexting" back and forth.

Not sure how that particular spin got started (Rihanna does have a history of sexting topless pics), but they had just met on the U.K.'s Graham Norton Show.

Those claims, the source says, are also false.

Says the source of Farrell and Rihanna, who recently split from Matt Kemp: "There's no truth whatsoever to the reports and rumors that they're dating."

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Rihanna poses for Vogue in a Little Mermaid-esque cover shoot this month. The setting and a fashion statement both conjure up images of a Disney heroine.

The ocean. The tight, translucent gown, innocent and yet revealing. Most notably, the flaming red hair, accented with a few waves. The parallels are endless.

Okay, they pretty much end there. Still, who does mermaid fashion right? Can RiRi's sense of style overcome Ariel's half human/half fish advantage? Vote:

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Who looks better, Rihanna or Ariel? The Little Mermaid vs. a Mermaid-inspired photo spread featuring the pop singer. Vote for the winner! View Poll »

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Chris Brown raised eyebrows - shocker there, we know - with a recent interview in which he said he was done apologizing for attacking Rihanna.

While the point was that he can't just keep saying sorry every minute of every day for life, it was the word "mishap" that the media seized upon.

He put himself in this position with his own actions, but this was somewhat unfair to Brown, who was trying to make a broader point about fame.

Brown at the Beach

In the full interview, it's clear that Chris Brown was trying to express the frustrations and pitfalls of fame in the context of his new album F.A.M.E.

The album title stands for Forgiving All My Enemies and also Fans Are My Everything. The "mishap" he was referring to was no specific event.

Of people who turned their backs on him, or on any person after a negative event in their life, Brown actually sympathized, saying the following:

“You can’t blame people for how they want to be portrayed or if they don’t want to be associated with somebody who had a particular mishap.”

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Nivea is making Rihanna its official "voice." More like body!

To celebrate the partnership and the brand's 100-year anniversary, the 23-year-old singer posed for a stunning stripped-down topless photo.

"We are excited to have Rihanna supporting us and helping build a new generation of fans," the beauty product company said a statement.

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Is she the only girl in the world who could pull this off?

Rihanna first debuts with Nivea in May, coinciding with the centennial anniversary and her "Loud" tour. She'll also lead an interactive social media campaign.

Unlike the Rihanna photo that caused a stir last week, she looks happy. And unlike previous topless pics that have surfaced, this one isn't of the sexting nature.

She looks awesome, don't you think?

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Last week, a graphic photo of a battered Rihanna leaked.

That image showed, for the first time, the gruesome extent of the damage caused by then-boyfriend Chris Brown the night before the 2009 Grammy Awards.

Now, a new photo has surfaced that reportedly shows a lip injury Chris suffered the night he beat Rihanna up. The damage is minor, but it's still there.

MediaTakeOut, which broke the story, says the pic was taken after the fight, during which he claimed Rihanna hit him first. Follow the jump to see:

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You really gotta love Twitter. Celebrity feuds begin suddenly over nothing and spiral out of control for all to enjoy so efficiently in this high-tech day and age.

Today's star-studded social media beef: Ciara and Rihanna!

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On Joan Rivers’ Fashion Police last night, the host was discussing with Ciara some absurd outfit Rihanna had worn (take your pick). That's when Ciara said:

IT'S SO ON: When diva singers attack with Blackberrys!

"I ran into her recently at a party and she wasn’t the nicest, and it’s crazy because I’ve always respected what she’s done with fashion and I’ve ran into her before, but this time it just wasn’t the most pleasant run-in, so ..."

That thought was completed by Rivers: "…a bitch. Next!"

No sooner had the show aired, Rihanna took to her Twitter page, fuming about the remarks, writing: "My bad ci, did I 4get to tip u? #howrudeofme."

It only got better from there ...

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Earlier this week, a judge allowed Chris Brown to once again have contact with former girlfriend Rihanna, tossing the restraining order against him.

With the passage of time, and Brown doing an exemplary job with his probation, one practically forgets that he beat his one-time lady love senseless.

Until today, when MediaTakeOut posted uncensored photos of Rihanna's battered face after the attack - pictures even more graphic than you think.

Follow the jump to see one of the images. Warning: It's upsetting ...

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Rihanna and Ryan Phillippe GOT IT ON and not for the first time, according to a totally reliable unnamed source quoted by Us Weekly this week.

While the singer appeared to blow off Phillippe at a Gucci/Roc Nation brunch in L.A. Feb. 12, an insider now says it was actually the opposite.

The couple had a sleepover that very night! "She thinks he's hot," says the source. "They totally had sex. And it wasn't even the first time!"

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Are Rihanna and Ryan a secret item? [Photos: Pacific Coast News]

"They initially hooked up when things were strained with [her ex] Matt Kemp back in early December," says a Rihanna source, adding that they "played it cool."

"There was no PDA," says an attendee of the Los Angeles party. "They hung out a bit, but were discreet. It is still very casual." Sums up another source:

"Clearly they're keeping it on the downlow!"

Pretty typical for a non-relationship. With Chris Brown's restraining order lifted, she may want to keep her options open too. You really never know.