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Sorry if we got your hopes up there. Rated R refers to the title of Rihanna's new album. The headline was in no way meant as a commentary on our part.

In fact, if you want to be critical based on the hype, the cover itself is pretty PG-rated compared to most of the stuff the singer wears on a daily basis.

We admit we're just a little bit disappointed.

It's still hot, though. Not unlike Rihanna's new single, "Russian Roulette," which has been blowing up the Internets since it was turned loose last week.

Take a look at Rihanna's Rated R album cover, which bears some similarity to the just released Adam Lambert album cover for For Your Entertainment ...

Rihanna Rated R Album Cover

Rihanna is back on the music scene in R-Rated fashion.

At the very least, we hope this bad-ass signals a newer, more bad-ass Rihanna. Not someone who Tweets links to sappy YouTube videos. Sorry, Chris Brown.

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Chris Brown is gettin' all introspective and emotional these days.

There's little doubt who the troubled star was referring to when he took to his Twitter page to virtually reflect on and yearn for "The Way We Used to Be."

He linked to a fan-made YouTube video montage, set to the tune of R. Kelly's "The Way We Used to Be," showing footage of Rihanna and Chris Brown.

Back before he destroyed their love and her cheekbones, that is.

"IM SORRY YALL. JUST HAD TO POST IT," he wrote with the link.

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In other news, Chris' Twitter name is MechanicalDummy.

It was a pretty blatant appeal to the ex-girlfriend he's not allowed within 100 yards of. But Brown, who released his new single last week, wasn't done there.

A few minutes after posting the video, the singer Twittered the following message of inspiration to all you love-struck guys out there: "FOR THE FELLAS: showing emotion doesn't make u weak... BEING HONEST MAKES U STRONG."

That may be. But a YouTube video set to a song by a guy best known for urinating on girls and child porn charges may not be the best way of showing it.

Here's a look at the way Chris Brown and Rihanna used to be ...

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Rihanna is known for style moves that most of us could never pull off, but she manages to because her sense of fashion and hairstyles are just that unique.

This newest hair affair of hers, however? Iffy.

We're not sure what she's going for here. Should she keep it? Does it just kind of work because it's her? Does it make you want to play "Russian Roulette"?

A Nice Rihanna Pic

Vote in our poll below and let us know!

What do you think of Rihanna's new hair?

 

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Rihanna is back on the radio, having debuted her comeback single, "Russian Roulette" on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show in L.A. Tuesday morning.

The first single off her new album Rated R marks her return to the music scene, a welcome relief after months of talk about the Chris Brown incident.

No word on whether Justin Timberlake and Rihanna are dating or even hooked up, but the new track definitely has a little bit of a JT vibe to it. Maybe.

Click to listen to her new song below, at least before it's taken down, and tell us what you think of "Russian Roulette" by voting in the below survey:

What do you think of Rihanna's new song?

 

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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel might be broken up - but they are definitely having relationship problems.

In the latest issue of Star, the supermarket tabloid reports on the one-word reason for the tension between Justin and Jessica: Rihanna.

RiRi Vogue Pic

Reportedly, JT brought SexyBack under RiRi's Umbrella at a MTV Video Music Awards gathering on September 13, as the singers grinded in front of onlookers... and then moved on to her hotel room for a "steamy, private after-party," the magazine states.

“They tried to keep it a secret, but Jessica found out within days,” said a source, adding that Biel "must be a wreck" over the news.

While the publication won't come out and label Timberlake and Rihanna as an official item, it does go into detail about their close contact. You might wanna turn away (and unclench your fists), Chris Brown:

“Rihanna and Justin have been talking and texting on the phone nonstop since the VMAs,” sand ain insider. “She asked him on the phone, ‘Are you still with Jessica?’ And he hinted that things were cooling off between them.”

But it's quite the opposite for this gorgeous pair. Sources say Rihanna "wants to date" JT and even gave him an impromptu lap dance during a recording session this month!

Is this a good match for Timberlake? Who do you think he should date?

 

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This is celebrity fashion at its finest.

Looking casual in a black tank top and no bra, Rihanna's nipple rings are on display thanks to flash bulbs from the celebrity gossip media following her every move.

Which makes you think it's all on purpose. Shocking.

It's as if she wants to prove beyond a doubt that those Rihanna nude pictures that surfaced earlier in the year, but were never commented on, are really her.

Check out the latest Rihanna fashion statement below, then click on the images for an even closer inspection if you can't see it (and are into that stuff) ...

  • Rihanna Nipple Ring Picture
  • Rihanna Nipple Ring

Rihanna's nipple ring is on full display here, which is really awesome, if you're into nipple rings and other body piercings. [Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

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Lea Michele stars on the new Fox hit, Glee.

The unique series is a musical comedy, as various well-known singles are remade by actors and actresses that portray characters in a high school gluee club. It's quite awesome.

To conclude last week's episode, Michele's Rachel Berry belted out a heartfelt version of Rihanna's "Take a Bow" that left us wondering: Might this be better than the original?!?

That may sound sacreligious to some, but watch the video below before you judge. Michele has some serious pipes on her:

We apologize ahead of time to Rihanna for even bringing up this comparison. We know she's been beaten a lot recently and we don't wish to cause her any more pain or suffering.

But the question remains: Which singer's version of this song do you prefer? Rihanna responds to the challenge below:

[video url="http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/videos/take-a-bow-video/" title="Take a Bow Video"] [/video]

Whose rendition of "Take a Bow" is better?

 

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Rihanna's photo spread in the new Italian issue of Vogue elicits mixed reactions.

Some might call this high fashion. Others might see the revealing nature of some of the pictures and be turned on. Others may be downright terrified.

Not sure how we feel about this. Sure, Rihanna topless is never a bad thing ... but no clue if is this supposed to be high fashion or a Halloween costume:

Rihanna Topless Picture

Rihanna models trendy fashion items. None of which are a top.

No doubt about it, the girl looks fierce. In the literal sense. Ferociously scary.

Chris Brown may or may not remember pummeling the crap out of her, but you are not likely to get the image of these pictures out of your head.

Click to enlarge more Rihanna photos from the Italian Vogue ...

  • Black and White Rihanna
  • Rihanna Vogue Italy Pic
  • Dominatrix-Esque
  • Rihanna in Vogue Italy
  • A Rihanna Bikini Pic
  • RiRi in Vogue
  • RiRi Vogue Pic
  • Rihanna Vogue Cover

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Showing street cred but hanging with a kinder, gentler companion, Rihanna poses for a photo at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif., on Monday.

Tweety is unlikely to use her face as a speedbag - although to be fair, if they ever got into an altercation, that bird brain might not remember it either.

Rihanna and Abusive Boyfriend

Still, it's unlikely the creature with Rihanna below would ever do her harm.

The guy on the right, however? He doesn't have the best track record.

Nor is he scoring points with that yellow vest. Come on, Chris Brown. Tweety can pull that color off, not you. Just stick to (appropriately named) wife-beaters.

GOOD COMPANY: Rihanna's face is safter with the figure on the left.

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Yes, you read the headline right, and we're not lying. He said this. Both parts.

Fans and celebrity gossip readers everywhere were shocked to hear that R&B star Chris Brown pummeled girlfriend Rihanna senseless back in February.

Chris Brown was also shocked to learn this.

That is, if his first public comments on the situation since being given five years probation last week are to be believed in his softball Q&A with Larry King.

Flanked by mom Joyce Hawkins and attorney Mark Geragos during the interview, airing this week, Brown said he had no recollection of the bloody fight.

"No, I don't," Brown said, when asked whether he remembers savagely walloping his superstar ex-girlfriend. "It's like, it's crazy to me. I'm like, wow."

We're like, "wow," too right now. Another shocking quote? Chris Brown's revelation, in a new interview with People, that he's still in love with Rihanna.

"I never fell out of love with her," he said. "That just wouldn't go away." Unfortunately, that court order might make it go away - 100 yards away.

Other Chris Brown revelations from the two interviews:

  • "I was distraught ... I went to my mom on the same night and told [her] what happened and broke down." (on his reaction after the assault)
  • "I feel like he enjoyed it. He was an abuser. It was continuous." (on how his domestic abuse history differs from his abusive stepfather)

Here's a (very short) clip of Brown on Larry King Live ...

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.

Rihanna
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