Rihanna’s LOUD red hair has tongues wagging everywhere. That neon red lacefront wig perched on top of her head has RiRi’s fans all atwitter. People either love it or hate it. We hate it! But we also realize Rihanna has an album to promote. And what better way to promote an album titled LOUD?

Hollywoodlife.com reached out to Rihanna’s stylist Ursula Stephens to explain why she’s ruining RiRi’s iconic status with that awful red wig.

HL: How was the decision to go red made? Was it yours or Rihanna’s?
Ursula Stephen: It was actually a mutual decision we made together. We had just wanted to do it at different times, but, as it happened in the end, the timing was perfect and we decided to go for it!

HL: Are these extensions? If so, are they real or synthetic?
Ursula Stephen: We’re using real human hair extensions, which are colored. The process to install them is simple: they’re bonded onto her actual hair.

HL: How does she like them. Does she love the new look?
Ursula Stephen: She loves the whole new look, especially the color! It’s her new favorite thing.

HL: Will she have to have relaxers in the meantime? What products will you use to maintain her look?
Ursula Stephen: Rihanna will definitely get relaxers in the meantime. I use Motions Silkening Shine Relaxer System to keep it sleek, shiny, and conditioned.

HL: What would you suggest to women who would like to copy her look? Any advice they can take to their stylist?
Ursula Stephen: My advice when copying someone’s look is always to make it your own! Work with your stylist to create a look that suits you and your personality. If you think this is a look that will suit you and your personality, then work with your stylist to create it!

Great info! But I wish HL had asked Ursula if Rihanna realizes she looks like a clown?

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LeBron James’ former teammate Delonte West has once agin denied a rumor that he slept with LeBron’s mom Gloria Jones.

How many times does he have to deny this stupid rumor before people will believe it? Why do some people stubbornly cling to this rumor when there is not an iota of evidence to support it?

Even Delonte’s denial is being questioned by a few of my readers, even though the man clearly said “Not at all.”

Finally, LeBron’s former teammate has been asked directly about the gossip. According to the Boston Globe, a reporter asked West if he slept with Gloria James.

“Not at all,” West replied. “I come from an era where you don’t say nothing bad about someone’s parent, so not at all.” West, now with the Celtics, is looking forward to playing with his new team. “There’s a lot of excitement here,” he said.

The reason Delonte said he comes “from an era where you don’t say nothing bad about someone’s parent,” is because the rumor itself is shockingly disrespectful to Ms. James and LeBron.


Thanks to loyal reader Deirdre for the tip.

Yesterday I posted pics of Halle Berry out and about with her daughter Nahla and her “assistant” who we believe is carrying on a steamy love affair with the Oscar winner.

No sooner did those pics hit the wire services then Halle was spotted rushing through LAX airport en route to Paris, France. It appears that Halle left her daughter with her “assistant” in order to rush to France to comply with a contractual agreement that calls for Halle to perpetuate a fraudulent romance with her co-star Olivier Martinez.

I see no sparks flying between the two of them. In addition to that, he’s not her type: Martinez is neither handsome nor gay. And I sincerely doubt that Martinez is in Paris — alone — pining away for Halle while she’s in LA with her “assistant.”

Is Christina a chubby chaser? It seems singer Christina Milian has dumped Atlantic Records music executive Shawn “Pecas” Costner for a man who is twice his size. It’s a well known fact that petite females prefer big men to be their providers and to make them feel safe. That occurs frequently with women who came from single parent homes where the mom was the only parent.

C Mili and her new man were spotted out and about with her baby girl Violet on Monday. So much for The Dream’s hopes that his baby mama would reconsider and get back together with him.

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This Dancing With the Stars gig is not working out for Brandy. It’s embarrassing how she pimps herself for attention. Her dance partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, is as gay as the day is long. Instead of chasing the spotlight, why doesn’t Brandy get back in the studio and do what she does best: making music? Does she have any friends to advise her on how dumb she looks?

A loyal reader writes:

Salon Se Swa is a chain of salons that have been around for a few years in NC (Raleigh/Durham) area. They are always closing locations and moving because of Katrise’s inability to pay salon rent, stylist and vendors. Katrise’s meal ticket ‘Gee’ got locked up so she is hurting for cash. Do some research you will see.

Sorry for the short email. I’m heading to a mtg and can’t go into a much detail as I would like. I will try to email u later.

SN: what’s up with MTO stealing ur stories?

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I didn’t know anything about this. Maybe another reader has more juicy details?