Rihanna made her annual appearance at the Crop Over Festival (casually known as Carnival) on Monday in her native Barbados and, yes, there is visual evidence of her splendor and, yes, it is time to bend the knee.
A woman who attended Carnival in Port of Spain, Trinidad this week was found dead, and now the city’s mayor is facing heat for publicly stating Asami Nagakiya, like all women attending Carnival, was herself responsible for “ensuring that she is not abused.”
Every year, Rihanna graces the Crop Over Festival, aka Carnival, in her native Barbados, with her presence. Every year, we are blessed.
Ladies and gentleman! Boys and girls! Step right up for the spookiest spectacle you'll ever behold! It's long been rumored and now we have confirmation from American Horror Story writer Douglas Petrie — the next season of AHS will be set at a carnival.
The Catholic Church may have introduced a lot of not-so-awesome traditions, but give credit where credit is (partially) due: Carnival season is the best time of year. If you don't live in a place that will take part in the pre-Lenten debauchery, sucks for you. If you do live in such a place, congratulations and enjoy…
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People gather to watch a woman dressed in a traditional costume descend from the bell tower into St. Mark's square, during the "Angel's flight", one of the highlights of the Venice Carnival, in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 19: A reveler takes part at the Banda de Ipanema carnival parade. Hundreds of people gathered Saturday during one of the many parades which take place in the city before the famed 'Carnival' which this year runs March. 4-8. Also, you now have the theme song from The Nanny stuck in your head.
[Rio, February 15. Image via Getty]
• According to a survey, 40 percent of French men think they're the best lovers in Europe. French women claim Italians are the most attentive lovers. •
• The role of the "queen" of the Rio de Janeiro carnival is usually played by a model or soap star, but this year 7-year-old Julia Lira will be the drum corps queen. Children's services groups are none too happy.