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Rihanna Bites The Hand That Feeds Her?+Flicks From Teairra Mari's New "Automatic" Video

Rihanna spoke this week about being anti-product placement in her videos.  Reportedly she was asked the question in relation to GaGa and Honey Bee's much talked about and obvious product placement throughout their "Telephone" video.  Rih says she hates businesses pushing their ish in her videos because it then feels like an ad campaign, not a video: RIHANNA is fed up with music executives placing products into her music videos, because it transforms her work into “ad campaigns”. The Umbrella hitmaker claims too many singers agree to show off gadgets or designer goods in their videos to boost the budget - and wants to see an end to the money-spinning marketing tactic. She tells Britain’s NME, “I don’t like things to be so commercial. I hate product placement in my videos. Videos should just tell the story of the song. “With product placement, it becomes this big ad campaign. I just don’t like that. Sometimes we have to (use products in music videos), for whatever political reason, but it’s never my first choice.” Last week (ends04Apr10) reps at Kelly Rowland’s label Universal Motown sent a mass email to all major brands, urging bosses to place their products in her upcoming single’s video. Source Well seeing that "product placement" made your "S.O.S." song the promo music for Nike and Agent Provocateur a few years ago, you make serious dough as the face of Cover Girl and Gucci, and now use product placement as a means to have high budget videos, it may be best to keep thoughts like this in your head.  No matter how valid.  Somebody's got to foot the bill right?  Just sayin'.... Pics from the set of Teairra Mari's new video when you read the rest...

Ciara's "Ride" Flicks+Candids

  Ciara's riding it out in her new video "Ride" with Ludacris.  Here's some flicks from the set thanks to ThisIsRnB.  

And she was also spotted hitting the hair salon looking undercover in her hoodie the other day.  Like most of us do when it's about that time. More pics when you read the rest....

Rihanna Lets Matt Kemp Move In?+Robin Thicke Parties In D.C.+Behind The Scenes Of Janet Jackson's "Nothing" Vid

Rihanna and Matt Kemp are in the news again. Star mag is reporting the two are moving in together. Matt was supposedly seen moving his boxes and things into Rih's new L.A. home this week: A source told Star magazine in the US, “Matt is very happy to be moving in with Rihanna. He knew it was only a matter of time before Rihanna moved him in. He wants to make her happy. He had boxes of his things brought over in mid-March.” Can't say I'm believing this one 100% yet but time will tell.... More when you read the rest....

BITS: Janet Jackson Shoots "Nothing" Vid+Reggie Bush Cooks Things Up+Diddy Causes Vodka Wars

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Here's the first pic released from the set of Janet Jackson's "Nothing" video set. The song is for the Why Did I Get Married 2? soundtrack and is produced by her ex Jermaine Dupri. More with Reggie Bush and Diddy when you read the rest....

PHOTOSHOOT FAB: Derek Blanks Behind The Scenes With LeToya Luckett, T.O., & More

Celeb photographer Derek Blanks went to L.A. last weekend during the NAACP Image Awards to shoot the YBF folks at Destination 1610.  Letoya Luckett got fab for her shoot in the rain.  We've got the behind the scenes shots of all his photoshoots. More flicks of Letoya, T.O., Columbus Short, and others when you read the rest...

ON THE SET: Teairra Mari & Soulja Boy's "Sponsor" Video

Soulja Boy is Teairra Mari's leading man for her new "Sponsor" vid they shot yesterday.  He's also featured on the track along with Gucci Mane. More pics from the set when you read the rest...

Al Sharpton's Daughter Beat By Boyfriend?+VIDEO FAB

Messing with Al Sharpton's daughter is never a good look.  On Tuesday, reports say that Dominique Sharpton, 23, was involved in a domestic dispute with her boyfriend Latrelle Peeks.  He allegedly punched her in the mouth, then threw her out of the car while they were fighting/breaking up.  Dominique went to Harlem Hospital afterward to get the cut in her mouth treated.  The Daily News reports: Yesterday, she told police she did not want Peeks arrested, but the NYPD's policy is to charge domestic violence offenders even if the victim doesn't cooperate. Peeks' mother, Jewel Gomez, defended her son, saying: "He said he did not hit her. They had a scuffle and one thing led to another. ... I'm sure that if she had not been Sharpton's daughter, this would had been a private matter.
Rihanna's "Rude Boy" behind the scenes vid and the season preview for "Real Housewives of NY" when you read the rest...