Look what hard “work work work” can buy: Rihanna's new $7 million mansion

Getty Images via ABCRihanna has a new place where she can think her “Wild Thoughts”: a Hollywood Hills mansion.

Realtor.com reports that Rihanna spent nearly $7 million on the new home, which features six bedrooms and 10 baths in 7,130 square feet.  There’s also a chef’s kitchen, high ceilings, arched doorways, city views, a spa, a guesthouse, and — best of all — a pool with a swim-up bar.

Despite her new Hollywood digs, Rihanna will be heading to New York City in a couple of weeks to host her annual event, the Diamond Ball.  The bash raises money for her charity, the Clara Lionel Foundation.  The September 14 event will feature Calvin Harris, Dave Chappelle and Kendrick Lamar.

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Tweet hospitalized due to blood clots

Erika Goldring/Getty ImagesSinger-songwriter Tweet is currently in the hospital because of blood clots in her lungs and arm.

Her boyfriend, Dr. Jamal H. Bryantconfirmed the sad news on his Instagram, writing, “ALERT!!! I need your prayers for @tweet_ She’s been admitted in hospital for blood clots in both lungs & right arm! Doctors can’t trace it but God is a healer! Prayer still works… .”  

There haven’t been any updates regarding Tweet’s condition since Bryant’s statement.  

However, close friend Missy Elliot wrote a heartfelt message for the ailing star on her Twitter: “Sending prayers up for my sis @MS_HUMMINGBIRD who has blood clots in both lungs… We are asking for your prayers for healing…Amen.” 

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Drake and Rihanna make donations to aid Hurricane Harvey victims

L-R: Drake, Rihanna; Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABC, Lester Cohen/Getty Images via ABCDrake and Rihanna are two of the latest superstars who’ve pledged major donations to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The “Hotline Bling” rapper shared an Instagram video Thursday in which he tells fans he’s donated $200,000 via NFL footballer J.J. Watt‘s Houston Flood Relief Fund.  

Watt’s initiative has already surpassed it’s $10,000,000 goal.  

In the video, Drizzy begins, “To the resilient people of Houston and the entire state of Texas, I would like to send you all of our love and all of our prayers. To the brave men and women who have assisted in aid, relief and rescue, your actions are truly heroic.” 

He continues, “My good friend J.J. Watt has started a fundraising effort through YouCaring and I donated $200,000 towards it. I’ll be leaving a link in my bio.”

“The journey to rebuilding is going to be a long one, so anything you can give is greatly appreciated. Thank you.” 

As for RiRi, the nonprofit organization Feeding America confirms via Twitter that the singer also donated funds through her Clara Lionel Foundation, though the pledge amount is currently unknown.  

“A huge thank you to @rihanna and the @ClaraLionelFdn for their generous donation for Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts!” reads the tweet.

Other stars, including BeyoncéDJ KhaledNicki MinajT.I.Chris BrownDwayne “The Rock” JohnsonKim Kardashian WestJennifer Lopez and boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, and Miley Cyrus, have either pledged money or set up charity initiatives to collect donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

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Beyoncé reveals BeyGOOD Houston charity initiative to aid Hurricane Harvey victims

ABC/Image Group LATuesday, Houston native Beyoncé pledged that she was working with her BeyGOOD team, and her pastor, to implement a plan of support for victims of Hurricane Harvey.  

Now Beyoncé’s making good on that promise with her newly announced BeyGOOD Houston relief initiative.  

Bey has teamed up with Houston-based nonprofit Bread of Life and the Greater Houston Community Foundation to collect donations that will be used to purchase items for people in need, such as cots, blankets, pillows, baby products and wheelchairs.  

There’s an option to pledge money to either or both organizations to support Beyoncé and her BeyGOOD team’s charitable cause. 

For more information, check out Beyonce.com

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Who's “Bad”? Michael Jackson's hit-packed '87 album released 30 years ago today

Sony LegacyMichael Jackson‘s Thriller was the biggest-selling album in music history, but MJ managed to follow it up in grand style. Thirty years ago today — on August 31, 1987 — his album Bad was released.

Bad was Jackson’s first album on which he had in writing nearly all of the songs — nine of the 11 tracks, to be exact — and he was listed as a co-producer for the entire project. It also was the first album that Michael toured behind as a solo artist, cementing his status as a global superstar.

Quincy Jones, who co-produced Bad, says he encouraged Michael to take a bigger role in writing material for the record.

“All the turmoil [in his life] was starting to mount up, so I said I thought it was time for him to do a very honest album writing all the songs,” Jones tells Rolling Stone. “He did all but two songs.”

The record spent an impressive six consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, and became the first album in history to spin off five singles that reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It took more than 20 years for another artist to match that record, when Katy Perry did it with her album Teenage Dream.

The five Bad number ones were the title track, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Dirty Diana” and one of MJ’s best-loved and most-enduring songs, “Man in the Mirror.”

Bad is estimated to have sold about 35 million copies worldwide; earlier this year it was certified Diamond for sales of 10 million in the U.S. alone. It was nominated for six Grammys, and won two.

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Tank readies new album, “Savage,” available to pre-order now

Taj StansberryTank‘s new album, Savage, comes out September 29, but it’s available to pre-order now.  

The 11-track disc features guest appearances by a handful of artists, including Ludacris, labelmate Trey SongzJ. Valentine and Candice Boyd.   

In addition, the “Please Don’t Go” singer will embark on his 15 city Savage tour this September.  

It kicks off September 5 at Nashville’s City Winery, and Tank will make stops in cities such as New York, Boston, Pittsburgh and Raleigh.  

For more information on tickets and how to pre-order Savage, check out therealtank.com.  

Here’s the list of tour dates: 

9/5 — Nashville, TN, City Winery 
9/6 — Raleigh, NC, Lincoln Theatre
9/8 — Washington, DC, The Howard Theatre 
9/9 — New York, NY, BB Kings 
9/10 — Boston, MA, House of Blues 
9/12 — Buffalo, NY, Waiting Room 
9/13 — Cleveland, OH, House of Blues 
9/17 — Mobile, AL, Soul Kitchen 
9/19 — Augusta, GA, Sky City 
9/21 — Birmingham, AL, Work Play
9/22 — Jackson, MS, The Hideaway 
9/23 — Little Rock, AR, Metroplex 
9/24 — Memphis, TN, New Daisy Theatre 
9/26 — Cincinnati, OH, Bogart’s 
9/27 — Pittsburgh, PA, Rex Theater  

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Solange schedules Hurricane Harvey relief benefit shows

Dimitri Hakke/RedfernsSolange has announced a string of concerts to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey, which devestated her hometown of Houston.

The singer took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce a special show at Boston’s Orpheum on September 28, all proceeds of which will go to Harvey relief.

“I’m committed to partnering with organizations on the ground in Houston and making contributions to uplift the city that raised me with so much love. See you September 28th Boston, I thank you in advance for making this a special meaningful night!” she wrote.

The singer also announced that she has added a second show at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, and that $3 from every ticket sold for the new date will go to Harvey relief.  That show is scheduled for October 3.

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John Legend gives relationship advice to “Cosmopolitan” readers: “Listen and empathize with one another”

ABC/Eddy ChenIf there’s one thing John Legend knows, it’s what young men are afraid to talk about with their first true loves.  

Luckily, he’s willing to give Cosmopolitan magazine readers a heads up about what those topics are.

“Fear,” he says. “People are afraid about their fears and insecurities. They’re afraid of expressing emotion beyond anger, dominance, or power, and they’re afraid of getting in touch with their feminine side.” 

The Grammy and Oscar-winner also believes that young women should encourage young men to open up about their emotions and feelings.

“I think they can talk to each other more often,” he says.  

“It’s hard because women are dealing with the same thing: they’re dealing with expectations about how they’re supposed to look and how they’re supposed to interact with men.”

He adds, “I think we’re all trying to figure it all out, especially when we’re teenagers, but I think the key is to listen and empathize with one another.”

As for John and wife Chrissy Teigen‘s line of communication, he tells the publication that “there’s no problem with openness in our relationship.” 

“You know Chrissy. She doesn’t hold anything back! I’m quite reserved, but being with someone like her inspires me to be open about my emotions,” reveals John.  

“She brings them out of me because she’s so open about hers.”  

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“Grown-ish” taps BeyoncĂ© protegees Chloe x Halle for Season One cast

ABC/Fred WatkinsGrown-ish, Freeform’s upcoming black-ish spinoff show starring Yara Shahidi, has announced that a few familiar faces will be joining the cast.

In addition to Shahidi, the new series will feature Francia Raisa and Jordan Buhat in series regular roles, and Beyoncé protégés Chloe x Halle will have recurring roles.

Raisa, who played Adrian Lee on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, will play Ana, “an outspoken conservative freshman at Southern California University.”  Buhat will play Vivek, a first generation Indian-American freshman at Southern California University with an endearing lack of self-awareness.

Chloe and Halle Bailey, who are sisters in real life, will play twins Sky and Jazz, who are college track stars. 

As previously reported, grown-ish follows the character of Zoey as she heads to college and experiences the challenges of adulthood.

The 13-episode comedy will start production next week and is set to arrive in early 2018 on Freeform and the Freeform App. 

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Finally: Jhene Aiko is gearing up for a comeback with release of sophomore album

Isacc SterlingYou can call it a comeback: Jhené Aiko is planning to finally release her second solo album, dubbed Trip 17.  

In an interview for Playboy‘s 2017 Music Issue, she reveals that the disc is “inspired by every type of trip you could imagine: mental, physical, even psychedelic.” 

“I’m at a point where I put it all in the music. It’s a puzzle I want people to put together,” Jhené adds.  

You can see her photo and read her brief interview for Playboy on her Instagram page.  

Jhené’s debut studio project, Souled Out, was released in 2014. 

Stay tuned for the release date.  

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