Ri-Ri personally donated funds to establish the existing centre and purchased the facility’s first modern radiotherapy machine which was in use yesterday. She stopped to chat with the cancer patient using the machinery and reports are that she also saw where the area is being retrofitted for another piece of equipment she is set to donate.
The footage from Rihanna’s 45-minute visit will be featured as part of the presentation for the upcoming Diamond Ball on December 11, a fund-raiser for The Clara Lionel Foundation. Funds raised from the Diamond Ball will go towards improving the two-year-old center’s equipment and infrastructure planning at a project out of $2,4 million.
The singer will perform at the Diamond Ball at The Vineyard in Beverly Hills and will announce additional special guests soon.
In March of 2015, Dreamworks will be introducing us to a different kind of Earth – one that’s been taken over by a race of travelling aliens, and one that’s now only inhabited by a teenage girl named Tip.
During the Home Q&A a few days ago, Rihanna commented on what it felt like doing an animated film:
Neither of us [referring to Parsons] have done an animated film and it was just the story. The story just spoke to me. It was so real and I found so many parallels in it and I felt like I identified with Tip. She is essentially a role model, and for me it was very strange to read a character that you can look up to, and I was very excited [about it].
Above, you can check out the cast introducing a new trailer for Home.
Steve Martin and Jim Parsons may be big fancy stars, but Rihanna was the main attraction at this Wednesday’s footage screening and press Q&A for Dreamworks Animations’ “Home”.
Dressed in a short red dress and white sneakers (and approached by several journalists/fans as she made her way out of the theater), the pop star voices the role of middle-schooler “Tip” in the forthcoming animated adventure, which centers on the relationship between Tip and a diminutive purple-hued “Boov” alien named “Oh” (Parsons) after Earth is invaded by the the Boov race and its villainous leader Captain Smek (Martin).
But anyway, Rihanna! She looked fantastic and seemed very nice. Below are nine other things we learned at yesterday’s press event.
1. Stars, they cry at Hollywood production meetings just like us!
“There’s one specific point in the movie that really wrecked me,” said Rihanna. “And I feel like it’s gonna kill everybody because when I was watching it for the first time, it was just stick figures. It didn’t even get to the point of animation all the way yet, so I was bawling my eyes out in this meeting and I’m like ‘Oh my god! I’m so embarrassed right now!’ I’m crying at literally these stick figures….at the end, I can’t even tell you, cause I’m [not going] to tell you the movie right now, but…it’s really emotional for me.”
Rihanna hit the MAC Aids Fund red carpet on Tuesday night and talked about new music (and more) in an exclusive interview with Intertainment Tonight.
She revealed what we all have been waiting for for a while now, her new album is coming “very soon”!
“That’s my hope,” she said. “I’m really excited about the music that we’ve been working on, so I can’t wait for everybody to hear it.
[I'm] very excited, very honored [to be here],” she said. “This is gonna be an amazing event for an amazing cause, an amazing film. This documentary, It’s Not Over, is really gonna be educational for the youth [with] what’s going on and how they’re affected by HIV/AIDS all over the world.
I think a lot of people from my generation, including myself, didn’t realize that the epidemic was in such a dire state,” filmmaker Jenks told ET. “So it was a great challenge to take on and then to be able to film all over the world and get to know all these different people — it’s important.”
On November 19 Rihanna will attend a Q&A event along with Jim Parsons and Steve Martin, to answer questions about the DreamWorks animated film “Home”.
The Q&A will be he hosted by Michael Stevens, the Internet personality behind the YouTube channel Vsauce. Fans can tweet their questions to @DWAnimation by including #HomeQandA in their tweet.
“Home” is based on the critically-acclaimed book “The True Meaning of Smekday,” by Adam Rex. When the galaxy’s most annoyingly optimistic alien (Jim Parsons) finds himself on the run from his own alien race, he’s forced to team up with a fiercely stubborn teenage girl (Rihanna). Together they become the most unlikely fugitives ever to save the planet.
The DreamWorks Animated film “Home” premieres in theaters on March 27, 2015.Click here for a detailed list of release dates worldwide.