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We profiled Rihanna's red hair earlier this week.

We also took a listen (and liking) to her hot new collaboration with Eminem from his upcoming album, Recovery. The girl can definitely be pretty bad ass.

But inside is also a fashionista waiting to come out.

Gracing the cover of the July issue of Elle, Rihanna muses on fashion and has a few things to say about glamorous, often unattainable - ideals of designers.

"I respect designers who aren't afraid to go outside the box," she says.

"I went to a Jean Paul Gaultier show, and I saw girls who are thicker than me, beautiful and voluptuous and different ethnicities. That made me so excited," the singer continued. "I thought, Okay, I can work that, for sure."

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Rihanna in Elle ... and in concert.

Of course, the beauty is leaving her mark on couture, and not just with the shocking ensembles she wears live. She's become a high-end icon as well.

"There are definitely fewer black women in the high-fashion industry. One of the things I respected most about Gucci was that they did a print campaign with me."

"I'm a black girl on a fashion spread for Gucci. That was a big deal."

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Leaked tracks from Eminem's Recovery album continue to surface online, despite its official release date still being two weeks away. That sucks for Eminem.

Or does it? Conventional wisdom suggests leaks hinder sales, but Em's new songs and collaborations with Rihanna, Lil Wayne and others are drawing raves.

Gaining probably the most online traction of the leaked tracks - a bunch of which are still up as of right now - is "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna.

Seeing as the song chronicles a destructive, abusive and violent relationship (cough, Chris Brown), it's tailor-made for tabloid fodder as well as a solid track.

Listen to the leaked Recovery track and vote on it below ...

In between Eminem's verses Rihanna brings it in the chorus: "Just gonna stand there and watch me burn / That's alright 'cause I like the way it hurts / Just gonna stand there and hear me cry / That's alright 'cause I like the way you lie."

What do you think of "Love the Way You Lie"?

 

Follow the jump for two more tracks: Eminem and Lil Wayne sampling Haddaway (no joke) on "No Love," and Pink teaming with him on "Won't Back Down" ...

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Rihanna's fiery new red hair was on display as she performed live at the Rock in Rio concert in Madrid, Spain over the weekend. Pants, however? Nowhere to be found.

Always a fierce fashionista with a penchant for shock value to match her music talent, Rihanna's pants-free performance was almost passe compared to those hot locks.

Wearing lingerie in concert? Always. That hair? Wow!

Her daring style shines live, as previous Rihanna fashion displays have proven. After all, who else could pull this off credibly - and while cranking out hit after hit?

Rihanna in Red

What do you think? Too much? Just right for a performer as dynamic as she is? Click to enlarge more Rihanna pictures from her Madrid show below ...

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  • Giant Ass Robot

[Photos: Splash News Online]

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Who will prevail in a fierce fashionista showdown of Parisian proportions?

We have no idea what that even means, but what we do know is that Victoria Beckham and Rihanna both look fabulous in Burberry trenches - both worn in Paris no less!

The designer and wife of David Beckham was spotted in hers recently, while the touring singer wore the same, but toughened it up a bit during a visit to the French city.

Who looked better in it? Take a look at the photos below and vote ...

Rihanna and Posh

Who looked better in their belted trench?

 

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Katy Perry has been named No. 1 on Maxim's 2010 Hot 100 List. That is awesome for her. We are big Katy fans, and don't mean to discredit her here, but ...

Blake Lively is fourth. Megan Fox fifth. Marisa Miller is tenth. Tenth.

Last year's winner, Olivia Wilde, fell to 20th. Was she in an accident we're not aware of? What gives? How did the future Mrs. Russell Brand pull this off?

Perry is "a triple - no, quadruple - kind of hot," Maxim Editor-in-Chief Joe Levy says. "It's like that feeling you get when you suddenly realize that the smartest, funniest, coolest girl you know also happens to the best looking."

You buying that?

Hot List Topper

Does Katy Perry deserve her Hot List title?

Don't get us wrong, she seems really cool and Katy Perry pictures are easy on the eyes too. But #1? Let's see how Maxim's rankings match up with yours, readers:

Who would you have voted for atop the Hot List?

 

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Man. Hitting .299 with seven homers, 20 RBIs and one pop star girlfriend, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is having a helluva spring.

The baseball star finally 'fessed up about his newfound romance at the State Farm DDF Bowling Extravaganza at L.A.'s Lucky Strike Lanes, too.

A Rihanna Bikini Picture

When asked if he and Rihanna were official, Kemp said, "Yeah! That's my girl!"

He added: "She's just a fun person. I love to be around her."

Aww. Here's a cute photo of Matt Kemp and Rihanna ...

Rihanna and Matt Kemp earlier this year.

Right now, the pair has to contend with long-distance love, as Rihanna is currently on her world tour: "She's definitely not gonna be here for a little while."

"Hopefully when she gets back she'll be at a couple [more] games," Kemp said.

Perhaps that's for the best, as Matt's been called out by the Dodgers' brass for being lazy in the field and underachieving. He doesn't need more distractions.

Just being with RiRi may be enough to have Kemp's mind elsewhere, though. "She's definitely a great person in my life," he said. "I'm so happy I'm with her."

Sniff. Definitely a step up from Chris Brown ... or 20.

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Rihanna performed in Paris Wednesday, and is making headlines once again - and not for falling on stage or for a mystery hospitalization this time.

The star, who recently started dating Matt Kemp, may be apart from her L.A. Dodger beau, but gives him plenty of pictures from the road at least.

Her album, Rated R, may be aptly titled, as her concert attire seems appropriate for mature audiences only. Yowza. What do you think, hot or not?

Vote in our survey below, fashion critics ...

Rihanna in Paris

Rihanna's concert fashion sense is ...

 

Click to enlarge more Rihanna pictures below if you need to further examine the subject ... or simply gaze upon this hottie and talented singer:

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[Photos: Fame Pictures]

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Please don't stop the music ... even when Rihanna takes a spill on stage!

The singer took a major tumble while performing in France, but we can laugh because she was totally alright, kept her composure and continued singing.

Grace under pressure, you could call it.

Fresh off rumors that an incident in Switzerland left Rihanna hospitalized, she was performing "Let Me" at Le Dome in Marseille, when she slipped and ...

Fans gasped at her tumbling to the ground, but the hit-maker brushed off the mishap and carried on singing on her knees, barely missing a beat or note.

The girl is a pro.

Hey, these things happen with the elaborate costumes and performances of a Rihanna or Lady Gaga. With the latter, hermaphrodite rumors also occur.

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Move over, In Touch. Outta the way, OK and Star.

No one does celebrity gossip like foreign tabs.

Escorted Through the Airport

After giving a performance in Zurich Monday night, the third stop on Rihanna's Last Girl on Earth tour, her tour bus went straight to the Hirslanden Clinic.

The singer, accompanied by a few members of her entourage, entered the private facility. Cue obligatory headlines about Rihanna being rushed to the ER!

No mention has been made of the two-hour visit by Rihanna, but it doesn't look like there was any Chris Brown-style shadiness about this whatsoever.

Rihanna in an outfit only she could pull off.

The singer, who recently confirmed she is dating Matt Kemp, recently left the Dodger in L.A. to embark on her Rated R tour of Europe. Will the show go on?

The director of communications for the hospital, Alenka Ambroz, said that yes, Rihanna came to the hospital, but right now, "We do not know the details."

Calls to the singer's U.S. reps seeking further enlightenment have not been returned, but she appears to be okay, because she was in top form last night.

Whatever the problem, it seemed a faint memory as R packed the house in Lyon, France. She'll continue the tour tonight in the French city of Marseilles.

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Now that Rihanna finally confirmed she is dating Matt Kemp, she's no longer being coy about it. Rather, she's being a supportive girlfriend in public.

In their case, being a supportive significant other means attending concerts (her) or Los Angeles Dodgers baseball games (him). Pretty cool couple!

Earlier this week, Ri-Ri was front and center to cheer on her man at the hometown team's home opener and watch Matt Kemp collect some awards.

Matt received both Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards for his offensive and defensive prowess last season. As for his prowess in the ... forget it.

Rihanna cheered Matt Kemp and the Dodgers to a 9-5 win!

The couple was first linked together over the offseason during a romantic trip to Mexico. While they denied they were really dating, it was fairly clear.

Now it's official, out of the bag and pretty darn cute.

A proud and enthusiastic Dodger backer, Rihanna looked on, clad in a hoodie and shades. Not exactly incognito ... but by her standards, very much so.

Lest you think the singer might be a distraction?

Matt Kemp is hitting a robust .351 so far this season with three home runs, 11 RBIs, 11 runs scored and two stolen bases. Eat it, Jessica Simpson!

Rihanna Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Saint Michael, Barbados
Full Name
Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Rihanna Quotes

I get asked about it all the time and I’m like, You’re asking, but you know the answer. I don’t even like to address it anymore.

Rihanna [on rumors that she dated Jay-Z]

Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.

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