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Rihanna Turns Down Nude Playboy Offer

Although Rihanna has turned down offers to pose nude for Playboy magazine, the pop star says she is not completely opposed to stripping for the cameras. Rihanna says she would consider posing nude in a “classy way.”

 

“I got a few offers to do Playboy actually. They want to pay [me] to be naked on the cover,” Rihanna said Wednesday in an interview on the Hot 97 Angie Martinez radio show.

“If I’m gonna take my clothes off, it has to be in a classy way and my will, not a check. I wouldn’t take any money to do that.”

The 22-year-old recently released her fifth album, ‘Loud,’ on November 16. She will make her acting debut in the upcoming film ‘Battleship,’ which also stars Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson and Taylor Kitsch. ‘Battleship’ is scheduled to hit theaters on May 18.

 

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Rihanna has opened up about her sadness at missing her pal Kay Perry’s wedding.

R&B and pop singer Rihanna is pictured visiting the studios of BBC Radio One to promote her latest single.

“I am crushed that I missed that,” she said. “I will never, ever forgive myself.”

Obligations related to her new album are said to have kept the Umbrella singer from being on hand to celebrate with the couple.

Calling in to Ryan Seacrest’s radio show earlier this week, Rihanna revealed that she and Perry are set to team up in the recording studio.

“She actually sent me a song a while ago and she wanted me to be a part of it,” the 22-year-old said E! Online reports.

“And I was like, ‘Hell yeah, of course, that’s my girl,’ and the song is amazing. So we’ll be recording that together pretty soon.”

Beyonce has now won a career total of 16 Grammy Awards

Beyonce has now won a career total of 16 Grammy Awards

Pop star Beyonce was the big winner at the prestigious US music ceremony in Los Angeles, winning six prizes.
Starting the night with 10 nominations, her awards included song of the year and best R&B song, both for Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).

Twenty-year-old country star Taylor Swift picked up four prizes, including the coveted album of the year title.

The Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z and Kings of Leon all picked up three trophies each, while Lady GaGa and Eminem won two.

Beyonce has set a new record for the most awards won in a single year by a solo female, and takes her career tally to 16.

Her other awards this year included best contemporary R&B album, best R&B female vocal for Single Ladies and best traditional R&B performance for At Last, which she performed at President Obama’s inauguration.

She also won best pop vocal performance for Halo. Accepting that trophy, she said: “This has been such an amazing night for me and I’d like to thank the Grammys.

“I’d like to thank my family including my husband, I love you,” she added, referring to rapper Jay-Z.

Lady GaGa and Sir Elton John got dirty as they opened the ceremony

Lady GaGa and Sir Elton John got dirty as they opened the ceremony

But she lost out to Tennessee rock band Kings of Leon in the record of the year category. In a surprise result, the group’s song Use Somebody won that prize, also beating hits by Lady GaGa, Taylor Swift and The Black Eyed Peas.

The song had also earlier been named best rock song – triumphing over tracks by heavyweights like Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Green Day – as well as best rock performance by a duo or group with vocals.

Michael Jackson’s children Paris and Prince accepted a lifetime achievement award on behalf of the King of Pop, who died last June.

“Daddy was going to perform this year,” 11-year-old Paris told the audience. “He couldn’t perform last year. Thank you and we love you daddy.”

Their appearance followed a 3D tribute featuring Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion, Smokey Robinson and Usher accompanying a recording of Jackson’s Earth Song.

The Black Eyed Peas won best short video for Boom Boom Pow and best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals for I Gotta Feeling.

Taylor Swift won best country album for her second LP Fearless

Taylor Swift won best country album for her second LP Fearless

And the group beat acts including Kelly Clarkson and Pink to win best pop vocal album for The END. An emotional Taylor Swift won best country album for her second LP Fearless plus best country song and best female country vocal performance, both for the track White Horse.

Jay-Z’s track Run This Town, featuring Rihanna and Kanye West, was named best rap song and best rap/sung collaboration, while the rapper also picked up best rap solo performance for DOA (Death Of Auto-Tune).

Fellow rapper Eminem, meanwhile, won best rap album for Relapse and best rap performance by a duo or group for Crack A Bottle, his comeback collaboration with Dr Dre and 50 Cent.

Lady GaGa took two awards – best dance recording for Poker Face and best electronic/dance album for The Fame. But she missed out on the major prizes.

The outrageous newcomer also performed an elaborate routine that culminated with her playing piano opposite Sir Elton John.

Other winners included Indian composer AR Rahman, who won two trophies for his soundtrack to the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. Film composer Michael Giacchino also won a pair, for best score soundtrack album and best instrumental composition for his work on the Pixar animation Up.

Michael Jackson's children Paris and Prince Michael gave a dignified speech

Michael Jackson's children Paris and Prince Michael gave a dignified speech

Neil Young won the first Grammy of his career, taking best art direction on a boxed or special limited edition package for Neil Young Archives Vol. 1 (1963-1972).

British artists have dominated the Grammys in the past couple of years. Last year, Robert PLant and Alison Krauss took top honours, with Coldplay, Adele, Duffy and Radiohead also doing well.

And in 2008, Amy Winehouse scooped five prizes. But this year, UK artists fared less well.

Rock veterans Judas Priest took home best metal performance and Jeff Beck won best rock instrumental.

Singer-songwriter Imogen Heap was awarded best engineered non-classical album, while the London Symphony Orchestra won best opera recording for Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd.