The pop singer took 250 journalists with her around the world. Unfortunately, the trip didn't turn out as many planned.
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• Rihanna’s whirlwind 777 tour in support of her latest album, Unapologetic, came to an end last night in New York City. Unfortunately, major criticism came from the 250 journalists who she took on board for the bumpy ride to seven countries in seven days. Many complained about the lack of sleep, food and access to the pop-star. At the conclusion of the tour, the singer took to the loud speaker and apologized for not being available. “I know you guys got barely any dirt,” said Rihanna. “But I had to be good. I still sound like sh**. It’s impossible to spend time with everyone, and I’m sorry I didn’t. But this was excellent, and I would definitely do it again.” [US Magazine]
• Alicia Keys says she now plans family time instead of constantly working. The singer spoke with CBS’ Lara Logan and explained how her life changed when she had her son, Egypt. “…To have time to spend with my family, my son, it’s like perspectives change a bit, it’s like, ‘Hold up! Let’s not kill ourselves here.'” When asked how many more kids she’d like to have, Keys replied, “A lot more… definitely at least one more.” [People]
• The soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino’s new film Django Unchained will feature a track from Frank Ocean. The singer told GQ the news and explained that he’s got several projects in the works including writing songs for Alicia Keys and Beyoncé. It certainly looks like 2013 will be a busy year for Ocean. [Grio]
• After more than three months on ice at an El Paso, Texas funeral home, a funeral date has been set for Jeffersons star Sherman Hemsley. According to USA Today, Hemsley’s service will be held today at noon and will be open to the public. [USA Today]
• It’s that time of year again! Journalist Barbara Walters released the names of her annual 10 Most Fascinating People list. Although she’s keeping No. 1 underwraps, this year’s list includes famous Olympic gymnast and ESSENCE cover girl Gabby Douglas. [Hollywood Reporter]
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