Rihanna snapped with mystery white powder in 'drug photo'

Apr 19, 2012

Red top tales: RiRi's 'skull druggery', Jessie J's 'homosexuality' and Jimmy Savile's string vests

AMERICAN pop star Rihanna has been snapped with a mysterious white powder at the Coachella festival, The Sun reports. Sitting on her bodyguard's shoulders, the 24-year-old appears to be piling the substance on the man's bald head, leading the paper to accuse her of "skull druggery". 'RiRi' posted the snap herself, along with the caption "memories don't live like people". The picture garnered over 1,000 comments within minutes, with one fan warning: "Yep take coke! U gonna die."

An Egyptian man surfing for porn in an internet cafe stumbled across 11 videos of his wife with another man, the Daily Mirror reports. Ramadan, whose 16-year marriage has produced four children, confronted his wife, who initially denied she was in any porn videos. But when he showed her the films, which featured an old boyfriend, there was no hiding. "She then confessed to be still in love with her boyfriend," Ramadan lamented, "saying he is as young as her and that I am an old man." Asked why he had been looking at porn in the first place, the Egyptian said it was his "first time" and he did it "out of curiosity".

The Sun splashes today with claims about the sexuality of Britain's top TV talent show judges. The X-Factor mogul Simon Cowell is quoted as saying, "If I was gay, why wouldn't I admit it?" in a new biography, adding: "It wouldn't harm me and my mother wouldn't freak out." In an extract from a different book, The Voice judge Jessie J is said to be "100 per cent gay" by the author Chloe Govan. The biographer claims that the British singer was advised not to come out due to "fears of a career-damaging backlash".

A sale of late TV star Sir Jimmy Savile's worldly possessions could raise a whopping £1m for charity, the Daily Mirror reports. Sir Jimmy's "jingly-jangly jewellery" looks set to be a big earner, with one gold- and diamond-encrusted Rolex valued at £100,000. Trademark string vests could bring in £300 each, while the Top of the Pops presenter's cigars look set to go for £1,000 a pop. Even personal Christmas cards from Prince Charles and Lady Diana are up for grabs. Profits from the auction will join the £3.6million Savile has already left to his personal charity.

The eco-warrior credentials of American actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin appear to be in tatters if a report in the Daily Star is to be believed. Accompanied by her husband Chris, Gwynnie allegedly used a chauffeur-driven gas-guzzling Lincoln Town Car to make a 100-yard journey between two venues at a Los Angeles party, whizzing past the likes of Orlando Bloom, Amy Smart and 74-year-old Jane Fonda, who chose to walk the distance. According to the paper, "the nature-loving pair weren't prepared to put in the legwork".

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