Rihanna Claims She Was Tricked Into Buying $7 Million Mansion

LOS ANGELES -- Rihanna is suing over a hillside home that she claims has serious structural defects that rendered in uninhabitable.

The pop singer on Wednesday sued Prudential California Realty and several companies that designed and inspected the home.

The "S&M" singer's lawsuit claims she would not have paid $6.9 million for the home in 2009 if she had known about the problems. She claims water leaked into several rooms of the house from a balcony that lacks the proper slope and drainage after a rainstorm in early 2010. The suit states the damage left the home "uninhabitable."

She claims Landmark Design Group, which remodeled the home, has failed to make necessary repairs.

Landmark could not be reached for comment. Prudential spokeswoman Wendy Durand says the company does not comment on pending lawsuits.

Keke Palmer: Hollywood ‘Is Not My Life’

Keke Palmer has had one busy summer. The multitalented teen star not only appeared in the season 11 premiere of TeenNick's "Degrassi" and debuted two new songs, "Walls Come Down" and "The Greatest," but she also wrapped filming on a one-hour True Jackson, VP movie "Mystery in Peru." But Nickelodeon's teen queen has even bigger things to worry about now--like celebrating her eighteenth birthday.

"I think my boyfriend and my best friend are putting something together, but they're not telling me," Palmer tells The Huffington Post. "I'm excited! I love surprises because I get stressed out easily, so if I don't have to think about it, then it takes the stress off me."

While every teenager across America recognizes Palmer as True Jackson from her hit Nickelodeon show, "True Jackson, VP," the 18-year-old has been in the business for quite awhile now, starring in her first movie, "Barbershop 2: Back in Business" with Queen Latifah, at age 11. She landed her first starring role in the critically-acclaimed "Akeelah and the Bee," alongside Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett, at just 13-years-old. But 2012 will be Palmer's biggest year to date, starring in "Joyful Noise" with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah, lending her voice to the anticipated "Ice Age: Continental Drift," and producing her first ever film--"Ragz"--for Nickelodeon.

"When I first started out, everything was so fresh and so new and so fun," says Palmer, "And I didn't really pay attention to the business side of things, but as you get older, you start to notice things that you hadn't really thought of before, like producing. It was hard at first; Being a producer gives your opinion a little bit more weight. I was almost uncomfortable having so much power. It was hard to let myself have an opinion on things."

And when it comes to balancing her budding career with some sense of normalcy, Palmer says it's all about distancing herself from Hollywood.

"I have a few celebrity friends, but I'm really not into the whole Hollywood scene," says Palmer. "I like to separate myself from my work. It stresses me out if I do too much of the same. I can't work all day and then go home and hang out with the same people. I don't want everything to revolve around the entertainment business. Yes, that's my career, but it's not my life."

The teenager also wants to make it big in the music industry, hoping to release her sophomore album next summer.

"The music industry is something that I'm still trying to understand," admits the Nickelodeon star. "With acting, I've been doing it for so long, that I understand every aspect of it for the most part--there are obviously still more aspects that I need to learn--but I have a grasp on it. With music, I'm still learning. I'm still getting used to it."

Palmer's next big role will be in the 2012 family film, "Joyful Noise," where Palmer plays a young teenage girl, butting heads with her mother, looking to grow up and find who she is--much like Palmer herself. In the midst of finishing school and staring a full-fledged movie career, Palmer's had a lot of decisions to make this past year, but at least she had her two extremely successful co-stars to help guide her along the way--Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton.

"Filming with them was absolutely amazing," says Palmer. "I had the pleasure of filming my first ever role with Queen Latifah, and she was just as kind this time as she was the first time. It just goes to show how great of a character she has. She was just so welcoming, and then Dolly Parton--oh, my God. I just expected her to be a little bit guarded, but she wasn't at all. She's like a mother. She made fudge bars for everyone on set. She doesn't let the difficulties of her job stop her from being awesome. I learned so much from both of them."

Even though she's starred in film with powerhouse actors like Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah, Tyler Perry and Angela Bassett, Palmer still considers herself to be a normal 18-year-old teen. She loves music, James Franco, catches "Freaks and Geeks" and "Doug" every night on TeenNick, still dreams of meeting Will Smith and Mariah Carey, and can spend all day talking about "Degrassi"--and gush about her good friend Drake.

"I'm totally normal," says Palmer. "I love watching movies and hanging out with me friends at my house. I still go to the mall, I love to text and go on my computer. I'm totally normal--sounds kind of boring, right?"

PHOTOS: Guess The Celebrity Body Part?

They may land killer parts on the big screen but we all know that it’s their own body parts that have us lining up at the box office. From ripped arms and toned tummies to rhinoplasty-enhanced noses, these celebs prove that it’s those specific features that set them apart from the rest.

We’ve compiled a slideshow of some of the hottest celebrity body parts for your viewing pleasure. Now all you’ve got to do is guess who they belong to.

Good luck!


‘Bachelor Pad': Vienna Girardi Talks Jake, Kasey and Reality TV Future

Vienna Girardi first landed on Hollywood’s radar thanks to her leap into love as a contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelor” in 2010. At first, everything seemed to be working out for her -- she even won Jake Pavelka’s heart and the two became engaged.

But, as we all saw on ABC’s breakup special, the couple has since split. However, Girardi isn't finished with reality TV just yet. She’s currently a contestant on the second season of ABC’s “Bachelor Pad” and this time, Girardi’s not in it for love -- she's there for the money.

“I said no at first,” she told The Huffington Post about appearing on “Bachelor Pad,” adding that it wasn’t until the producers approached her and current boyfriend, “The Bachelorette 6” contestant Kasey Kahl, about appearing on the show together that she agreed, on one condition.

“They told me Jake wouldn’t be there,” she said, but that obviously wasn’t what ABC had in mind. “They clued me in a few days before we started filming, but by that point I was all packed and ready to [do the show].”

Pavelka was indeed a contestant on the reality show until -- spoiler alert! -- he was voted off during the August 22 episode.

“It was more heightened for the viewers,” she said of the intense rose ceremony between Kasey and Jake. “Everyone knew by that point that Jake was going home.”

Girardi admits that having Pavelka in the house was “uncomfortable” but that she and Kahl had a great time filming and are friends with many of their former “Bachelor Pad” housemates. In fact, it was cast member Erica Rose that helped Girardi take the plunge into plastic surgery.

“It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while,” Girardi said of her new nose, adding that she talked about it with Rose while filming the show together. “A week later, I was in Texas” to have the procedure done, she said.

Girardi debuted her new nose in August, but don’t think she will be going back under the knife anytime soon.

“No, I’m done,” she said, adding that getting a nose job was the only thing she wanted to change about herself.

As for Girardi and Kahl, viewers still don’t know how far the power couple makes it in the game -- they are competing for $250,000 -- but things are definitely moving fast for them on the homefront. The couple recently moved in together, but should the day come that Kahl gets down on bended knee, don’t expect to see the moment captured on camera.

“I had said I didn’t want him to propose on the show,” she said when asked about a scene showing Kahl giving her a promise ring. At first, Girardi thought he was going to give her an engagement ring, and she was less than pleased. “When we get engaged, I want it to be our moment.”

Though we won’t see Girardi get engaged on TV for the second time, she and Kahl haven’t ruled out returning to the reality TV realm themselves. So, could a Vienna-Kasey show be in the works?

“We’ve talked about it,” she said regarding appearing on reality TV after “Bachelor Pad.” “We’re not against it.”

They aren’t the only former “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” contestants mulling over their future reality plans. Pavelka told Ryan Seacrest that he’d consider appearing on “The Bachelor” for a second time, "but not right away."

His idea about returning to “The Bachelor” doesn’t surprise Girardi.

“That would be his, what, ninth reality show?,” she said, exaggerating, but making the point that Pavelka has appeared on a long list of reality shows, including “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “Dancing With The Stars,” “Famous Food,” and, now, “Bachelor Pad.”

So would Girardi tune in should Pavelka wind up handing out roses yet again on “The Bachelor”?

“Absolutely not.”

Sting Celebrates 25-Year Solo Career

Sting will perform a special concert at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan on October 1st to celebrate the 25th anniversary of solo career on the eve of his 60th birthday The show which will feature music from the singer's extensive body of work will be a benefit concert for the...

PHOTOS: Celebrities Scooping Up After Their Dogs

They may be furry, slobbering animals, but in many ways, dogs are wildly humanizing.

While celebrities hold sway over the star-struck public, rendering them deferential and sometimes even speechless upon chance encounters, dogs' colorblindness extends to fame. A dog does not care how many films someone has made, how many awards they've won or who they're sleeping with; a four legged friend just wants some food, water, and love. And two walks a day, for reasons above and beyond exercise.

No matter what a dog's owner does for a living, whether it comes with a million dollar paycheck or the minimum wage, the law requires that they pick up post-relief. Or, scoop their dog's poop. And so it goes, a paparazzo's delight, borne out in the photos below.


Steven Seagal Sued For Killing Puppy In A Tank

Look out Steven Seagal! A Phoenix man is out for justice, suing the action film star and the Maricopa County sheriff's department for killing his puppy during the taping of a reality TV show.

The unlucky dog was marked for death while cameras taped a raid on Jesus Sanchez Llovera's home in March by sheriff's deputies and camouflage-clad Seagal, who rode in a tank for an episode of "Steven Seagal: Lawman", TMZ reported.

Llovera's 11-month-old hound wasn't hard to kill. The lawsuit said that the dog was shot while the police and Seagal overtook his home in a hunt for an alleged illegal cockfighting ring, The Associated Press repored.

Anyone who saw the bust could have thought that Llovera was under siege. Deputies in armored cars blew out his windows and knocked down the gate outside his property, according to The Wrap. More than 100 hens and roosters were on deadly ground that day and were euthanized, The Wrap said.

"Animal cruelty is one of my pet peeves," Seagal told TV station ABC-15, which to watch the action by publicity-hungry Sheriff Joe Arpaio, known for making inmates wear pink.

Did the martial arts fanatic and Dalai Lama supporter act like he was above the law? Llovera apparently thinks so. He wants $25,000 for emotional distress, humiliation and property damage, The Arizona Republic said. He's demanding a written apology from Arpaio too, the newspaper said.

Marc Anthony On ‘GMA': ‘I’ll Always Love Jennifer’

In an interview airing Thursday on "Good Morning America" and "Nightline," Marc Anthony opened up to ABC news correspondant John Quinones about his separation from Jennifer Lopez after seven years of marriage.

"I'll always love Jennifer," Anthony said.

The former couple and parents to three-year old twins Max and Emme issued a statement last month about their split.

"We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time," they said.

Lopez gave her first post-split interview to Vanity Fair, revealing that she still "believes in love."

"Sometimes we don't realize that we are compromising ourselves," she added. "To understand that a person is not good for you, or that that person is not treating you in the right way, or that he is not doing the right thing for himself – if I stay, then I am not doing the right thing for me. I love myself enough to walk away from that now."


Cobra Starship Takes Over HuffPost Celebrity Social Media, Talks Bieber

Fresh off a slot performing at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show and the release of their 4th album "Night Shades," Gabe Saporta and Ryland Blackinton of Cobra Starship stopped by the Huffington Post offices to guest edit the HuffPost Celebrity social media accounts.

"I read everything my fans say on my Twitter," Blackinton told us while he and Saporta tweeted with Cobra Starship and HuffPost Celeb fans about their favorite snacks, famous friends like Pete Wentz and Mikey Way, and what cities they will tour to next. (They'd love to come to Italy but it's not in the cards yet.)

The band will performing at FBR15 next week in New York, celebrating 15 years of their record label, Fueled By Ramen. They will also join Justin Bieber on the road in South America in October.

"We want to do kid stuff with Justin -- go carts, hackey sack, mini golf. We're going be like his dad," Blackinton said. "Or like the cool older brothers."

All photos Gino DePinto, AOL 2011

Sony Warehouse Fire May Have Been Raided by Professionals

New evidence has emerged that suggests the blaze that destroyed the Sony DADC distribution center in London earlier this month was not caused by rioters but instead was a carefully planned raid carried out by professionals who used the riots as coverSources within the security field have told the Telegraph...