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Rihanna Sues Former Accountants

Posted in Celebrity, Music with tags , , on July 13, 2012 by thebestmusicnow

Superstar Rihanna has sued her former accountants for mismanaging the singer’s finances, including claiming they earned huge commissions from concert tours that resulted in her losing millions of dollars.

In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court that surfaced on Thursday, the 24-year-old singer and her tour company, Tourihanna, is seeking an unspecified amount of compensatory damages and loss of earnings from accountancy firm Berdon LLP and former employees Michael Mitnick and Peter Gounis.

The suit, first filed late in Tuesday ahead of the July 4 U.S. holiday, claims the accounting firm caused “significant financial losses” between 2005 and 2010 by charging “exorbitant” commissions from Rihanna’s 2010 “Last Girl on Earth Tour.” It also accuses Berdon of mishandling Rihanna’s foreign and domestic taxes and failing to monitor unpaid song royalties.

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Rihanna Defends Chris Brown Collaboration

Posted in Music, Music news with tags , , , , , on March 15, 2012 by thebestmusicnow

Rihanna says that her collaboration with Chris Brown on the “Birthday Cake” remix “made sense” and it’s “innocent.”

Rihanna also appears on a remix of his “Turn up the Music.” Their music union is noteworthy because Brown beat up Rihanna three years ago and is still on probation for the assault.

Talking to Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show in Los Angeles, Rihanna says it was her idea for Brown to appear on her song because he’s “the hottest R&B artist” right now. He then asked her to be on his song.

She says, “There shouldn’t be a divide. … It’s music, and it’s innocent.”

Rihanna in Talks to Play Whitney in Biopic

Posted in Celebrity, Music, Music news with tags , , , on February 29, 2012 by thebestmusicnow

As talk of a Whitney Houston biopic grows, Rihanna is considered a frontrunner to play the late singer. The Daily Mail reports that Whitney’s music mentor Clive Davis is helming the project and he reportedly wants filming to begin as soon as possible.

Some of the others in contention for the lead include “Dreamgirls” actress/singer Jennifer Hudson, who sang a heartfelt “I Will Always Love You” tribute at the 2012 Grammys, Vivica Fox, Megan Good and “American Idol” alum Jordin Sparks, who shared the screen with Houston in the upcoming flick “Sparkle.” There’s also talk that pint-sized Willow Smith may play a young Whitney.

The superstar singer died on February 11 in Los Angeles. The cause of death is still unknown. She was 48 years old.

Chris Brown Under Investigation in Miami

Posted in Celebrity, Music, Music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2012 by thebestmusicnow

Miami officials on Thursday said they are investigating R&B singer Chris Brown for violating his probation due to a robbery of a young woman’s cell phone. Brown is currently on probation for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

A 24-year-old woman filed a police report in Miami Beach this past Sunday for “robbery by snatching” and that Brown was the culprit.

The report from TMZ said the woman tried to take pictures of the singer as he was leaving a nightclub and Brown took her iPhone and drove away.

Miami Beach police did not immediately return calls for comment, nor did Brown’s representatives.

But Florida state attorney in Miami-Dade County, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, issued a statement late Thursday to address “erroneous reports … regarding the Miami Beach Police Department’s investigation of singer Chris Brown.”

“My prosecutors are currently speaking with witnesses and reviewing all of the materials supplied by Miami Beach Police. Only after these reviews have been completed would any type of action be considered or taken,” Rundle said in the statement.

22 year old Chris Brown is currently midway through a five-year probation after pleading guilty to criminal assault for beating ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. If arrested again, Brown risks being jailed for probation violation.

Rihanna and Chris Brown Reunite for Remixes

Posted in Birthday, Celebrity, Music, Music Alert, New Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2012 by thebestmusicnow

On Monday night, Chris Brown and Rihanna dropped the remix to Ri’s “Birthday Cake,” from her Talk That Talk album. The duo also dropped a remix of Brown’s Fortune track “Turn Up the Music,” all on Rihanna’s 24th birthday.

The producers behind the “Cake” track, Da Internz, promised that the remix would “shock,” and they didn’t lie. Considering that it was just three years ago that Brown assaulted Rihanna over Grammy weekend, the two coming together for the sexy duet marks a new chapter for the singers.

How do you feel about the two reuniting?

Rihanna Tops Lady Gaga as Most Viewed Female on YouTube

Posted in Celebrity, Music, Music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2012 by thebestmusicnow

Pop princess Rihanna has now passed Lady Gaga in total number of YouTube views, making her the most-viewed female recording artist on the go-to video viewing network. Over the weekend, RiRi boasted 2,068,076,591 (yeah, that’s billion with a capital “B”) official views to Gaga’s 2,044,728,691. Digital Journal reports Rihanna has been attracting over 3,000,000 views daily for most of the late fall and early winter on the strength of her singles from Talk That Talk, including an impressive 115.3 million views for her chart-topping smash “We Found Love.”

Gaga, by comparison, has seen her YouTube dominance dwindle. Recent singles “You and I” (49.4 million) and “Marry the Night” (31.3 million) are far from her 2010-11 peak, when one-time record holder “Bad Romance” commanded a staggering 443 million views and songs like “Telephone” (132.1 million), “Alejandro” (162.5 million) and “Born This Way” (88.3 million) regularly tallied massive numbers.

Neither starlet, however, has been able to catch up to the young king of YouTube, Justin Bieber, who has 2,275,845,406 views.

Late last year, Rihanna leapt past Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder on the list of artists with the most #1 singles when “We Found Love” topped the charts, becoming her 11th #1 and tying her with Whitney Houston. Only the Supremes, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Mariah Carey and the Beatles have more chart-toppers. The single also helped the pop star make Billboard history as the solo artist to reach 20 top tens the fastest. It took her six years and four months to reach that total, five less than it took Madonna

Katy Perry and Russell Brand Divorce Details

Posted in Celebrity with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2012 by thebestmusicnow

On Friday, Russell Brand filed for divorce from his pop-star wife, Katy Perry, after only a year of marriage. Details about the breakup are beginning to emerge.

Sources told Us Weekly that the couple always fought, but in the time leading up to the divorce filing, the arguments had gotten more heated, leading to one “massive fight.”

“She was like, ‘F— you. I’m going to do my own thing.’ Russell replied, ‘Fine, f— you too,’ ” the source explained.

The couple had been having problems for some time, and after trying to make it work, TMZ sources add that “it just wasn’t there” anymore. Brand eventually filed for divorce first due to Perry’s strong religious beliefs and background.

Other reports suggest that Brand and Perry may have had differing views about how they wanted to live their lives. The Daily Mail reports that recovering drug addict Brand didn’t approve of Perry’s friends (like fellow pop star Rihanna). He had reportedly asked her to “tone it down.”

Whatever happens next for these two, the comedian noted in a statement that he hoped to remain friends with Perry. “Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I will always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.” Perry has not commented since the news broke.