Next month, the lovely and talented Rihanna will host her inaugural Diamond Ball in Los Angeles to benefit her Clara Lionel Foundation. And considering this is going to be one of the biggest events of the year, it’s only right that one of Hollywood’s power players introduces the singer when she takes the stage to perform.
BadGalRiRI confirmed on Twitter on Monday evening that Jimmy Kimmel will host the anticipated event and Brad Pitt will introduce the pop star, who will will be accompanied by an orchestra.
The 26-year-old also wrote in a statement:
“It is such an honor to have Jimmy Kimmel host this event. There is no one more hilarious to make the first annual Diamond Ball an incredible night. I’m blessed by his support. Brad Pitt is not only a phenomenal talent, but I admire him and am inspired by his philanthropic work.”
On December 11, 600 guests will attend the Ball which will be held at The Vineyard, a private 157-acre enclave in Beverly Hills. According to the foundation’s website, table and ticket packages will also include dinner and a live auction.
The Clara Lionel Foundation, which was founded in 2012, “works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts, and culture.”
The Good, Bad And Ug… Less Flattering At The NAACP Image Awards
This year, the NAACP Image Awards were held on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As we all know, Dr. King had a dream, and for many on the red carpet it was a dream come true. But unfortunately, there were some nightmares … fashion nightmares.
Here’s our list of then stars who were hot and those who left us bothered. First, let’s start with the hot…
And it doesn’t get hotter than Halle Berry showing half her body. Ms. Berry slayed in this Reem Acra gown reminding then youngin’s that she’s still got it.
And speaking of youngin’s A Wrinkle In Time star Storm Reid may be relatively new to the game, but she showed up on the carpet looking like a vet in this adorable Yanina number.
Yara Shahidi also showed up serving #BlackGirlMagic in this beautiful Vera Wang dress.
And Kerry Washington killed it, also wearing black, in this Michael Kors stunner.
But as we know, with the good comes the bad, and the bad this time around came courtesy…
Danielle Brooks, we love our Orange Is The New Black boo, but this Michael Costello look just didn’t work for her.
We also love Ava DuVernay, but unfortunately this Greta Constatine jumpsuit didn’t have us jumping for joy.
Lil Mama left us wanting more in this navy blue feathery frock … actually it may be her hair that left us disappointed.
And adding to our disappointment was Letoya Luckett wearing a purple gown that had scallops and bows and slits … oh my!
Do you agree with our hots and nots?
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