Rihanna arriving at the Mandarin hotel to promote her new film ‘Battleship’ in London, UK. Mandatory Credit: INFphoto.com Ref.: infuklo-113/126
MARCH 28: Rihanna attends a photocall for Battleship at The Corinthia Hotel on March 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, Broadway actors for a Gershwin Show, pose for pictures under Gershwin marquees. The actors had some fun outside their respective Theatres; ‘Porgy and Bess’ at the Richard Rogers Theatre, and ‘Nice Work if You can Get It’ at the Imperial Theatre. Mandatory Credit: INFphoto.com Ref.: infuslv-07/Walter McBride
March 28, 2012: Mike Tyson out and about in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mandatory Credit: INFphoto.com Ref: infusla-220
March 28, 2012: Singer Drake seen leaving Nobu Berkeley ST in Mayfair, London, UK. Mandatory Credit: INFphoto.com Ref.: infuklo-105/ASI 121237
First lady Michelle Obama © takes part in a 1912 Cherry Blossom tree planting re-enactment ceremony with Yoriko Fujisaki ® near the Tidal Basin and along the Potomac River March 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. 2012 marks the 100th anniversary since the United States received 3,000 Cherry Blossom trees as a gift from Japan symbolizing the friendship between the two countries. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
March 26, 2012: Actor Derek Luke is seen out and about in Beverly Hills, California. Mandatory Credit: INFphoto.com Ref: infusla-220
March 26th, 2012: Rihanna arrives at LAX airport in Los Angeles, Calif. to catch a flight. The ‘Umbrella’ hitmaker rocks a giant platinum blond afro, sunglasses and black leather jacket. She strangley tries to hide her upper lip as she makes her way to departures. Mandatory Credit: Brooks/Kreusch/Merino/INFphoto.com Ref: INF usla-98/153/238
Entertainer Will Smith acknowledges the crowd during the game between the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on March 21, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Knicks won 82-79. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
March 27, 2012: Drake arriving at his after party at London’s DSTRKT nightclub after kicking off the first leg of his Club Paradise European tour in London, UK. Mandatory credit: INFPhoto.com Ref: infuklo-140
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Rihanna is in London this week promoting Battleship, in which she makes her feature film debut. On March 29, she appeared at the Mandarin Hotel in a bold floral jumpsuit, rocking a head-to-toe look not everybody could pull off — but Rih Rih is working it!
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Yesterday, Rihanna wore a deep olive, sleeveless gown with a twisted front panel drape to a film photo call. Many in the Internet world considered this look to be rather demure compared to her breast-baring escapades of late, but one must remember that one can be chic, sexy — and fully clothed.
Check out more pics of Rihanna on her British pr blitz for Battleship, below, and more snapshots of the fabulous happenings of other black celebrities.
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