HoopsHype Rihanna rumors
We hear the danger-loving Barbadian beauty and the ballplayer have been quietly keeping time together for weeks, and one down-South source tells us that they were “definitely hanging out” in Miami this weekend after Smith’s run-in with cops there on Thursday. Smith, 26, was picked up in South Beach on an outstanding bench warrant for driving without a valid license. He reportedly bonded out on Friday, in plenty of time to hang with the pulchritudinous pop star over the Memorial Day weekend, and that coincided with the culmination of Urban Beach Week, which the Miami Herald called “South Beach’s biggest party of the year.” New York Daily News
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Rihanna has a health regimen we simply must try. Although The Palm Beach Post reported the singer had canceled a long-scheduled charity performance at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago last weekend because she was still recovering from bronchitis, we hear the Barbadian beauty was in fine form at her private 23rd-birthday party on Sunday. After singing at the NBA All-Star Game, Rihanna headed to a Beverly Hills mansion, where a partygoer tells us she smoked hand-rolled Camacho cigars and drank Champagne "straight" from the bottle with Jay-Z, Diddy and rumored new beau Ryan Phillippe. New York Daily News
A week after hitting the stage of Los Angeles' Staples Center for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards performances, Rihanna came back on Sunday, February 20 to the venue for another live performance. This time, the Def Jam artist rocked the house for the NBA All-Star Game. RiRi kicked off the set with her popular single "Umbrella" with an orchestra backing her up. She later moved on to more uplifting track "Only Girl (In the World)" before proceeding with "Rude Boy" and "What's My Name?". Her featured guest Drake showed up to deliver his flirty rap lines. aceshowbiz.com
Kanye West Will Crash Rihanna's NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show On SundayHe had 2010's best album, best album cover, and best tweets. And now, in the midst of a relatively silent period for Ye, an in-the-know tipster tells us he'll make a surprise appearance during Rihanna's halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Sunday. And, yes, Rihanna will know about this surprise appearance beforehand. We think. Kanye is a Bulls fan, but he's an even bigger Kobe fan. West sat courtside at last Friday's Knicks-Lakers game, and our source also says the two will have some kind of star-studded event this weekend. Anyone have the energy for another bounty hunt? The weather will be nicer in Los Angeles. Deadspin.com
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