Rihanna is high on everyone’s feature list. The Turn off the Lights singer has collaborated and made hits with the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj. Next on her list, Gwyneth Paltrow’s husband Chris Martin of Coldplay. The sound is a departure from Rihanna’s usual vocals – though it appears to be the sound Martin was going for on Princess Of China. He tells of Sun of approaching Rihanna,
“The album is designed as a whole piece. It has boy and girl lead characters and top of our list for the girl part was Rihanna, but it took a while to pluck up the courage to ask her. We did a show in Las Vegas and I met her and said, ‘Do you think there’s any chance?’ I was very Hugh Grant-like and spluttering about it.
“She has such an amazing voice and it’s so different to mine. When the vocal happened I thought ‘Wow, you sound different’ but I think that’s also because she was singing a different song to what we are used to hearing from her and it is written by a bloke from Devon.”
Rihanna is also scheduled to join Antonio L.A Reid – the man who introduced her to the world in 2005 – on X Factor. Rihanna, much like Mariah Carey with Simon Cowell, will help Reid decide which contestants to mentor.
X Factor will premiere on September 21st.
Zoe Saldanda was seen in West Hollywood over the weekend catching up with old friends showing off her slim legs in short shorts. The Colombiana actress was spotted sans her fiance Keith Britton, the two have dated for 10 years now. According to the Daily Mail Zoe has said of her fiance,
“I feel like the partners that stay at home, they have their lives, but they’re the ones that are living with the real you.
I think that they need to be recognized, every now and then, every 10 years, just come out in public – put him on the spot and just say thank you.
He’s a very independent soul. He understands what I do, but this is not what he fell in love with and that’s what I love.”
Enjoy pictures of Rihanna and Zoe over the past weekend…