The talk show queen flew to the Caribbean country for an in-depth interview and a sight-seeing tour with the singer for an episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” scheduled to air on Aug. 19.
Rihanna tweeted the above shot of herself behind the wheel of a Jeep with Winfrey riding shotgun, and captioned the pic, “Look who popped up in my hometown Barbados… Top notch.”
Winfrey, who was also invited into Rihanna’s house to shoot footage, has assured fans they will love the “Oprah’s Next Chapter” special when it airs on OWN later this month.
Oprah tweeted, “What a refreshing surprise she is!… Rihanna interview is August 19th. Didn’t want to compete with Olympics! But worth the wait. She brought it!”
Rihanna is expected to tell all about her current relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, who she split from following a violent altercation in 2009, as well as romance rumors linking her to actor Ashton Kutcher.
*Charlie Sheen is now saying that Dave Chappelle is at the root of his stomach hernia in 2011, which he says triggered his headline-making meltdown and eventually led to the loss of his job on “Two and a Half Men” – a role since taken on by Ashton Kutcher.
Many believe that the stomach hernia was a result of drugs. After all, Sheen did enter rehab shortly afterward. But in this instance, Sheen says it was his laughter at a “Chappelle’s Show” skit that triggered the hernia.
“Remember the scene where he’s a blind white supremacist who doesn’t know he’s black? It’s f**king hilarious,” Sheen told Playboy Magazine. “I’d never seen it, and I laughed myself into a hernia. That is 100 percent true. It’s his fault. There you go. Dave Chappelle cost me my job.”
Sheen’s new series “Anger Management” premieres later this month.
Watch outtakes from the Chappelle’s Show skit in question below. [Warning, strong language.]
*In Hollywood, relationships come and go like the wind.
The latest relationship to suffer this fate (if you even want to call it that) was Ashton Kutcher and Rihanna’s brief fling together.
When the papparazzi caught Rihanna sneaking out of Ashton’s house, that was the last straw for the actor.
According to an OK Magazine insider, once he found out that Rihanna’s visit to his house was made public he contacted her and told her that it was over.
Here’s the quote:
“When Rihanna arrives at his house she didn’t tell him she’d been photographed by paparazzi,” says the insider. “He was very specific that she check to make sure she wasn’t being followed, and the way he sees it, she either screwed up or — even worse — tipped the photographers off herself.”
Rihanna is seen leaving the Mandarin hotel after taking part in a press conference for her new movie "Battleship" in London (March 28, 2012)
*Rihanna played the appalled card when a reporter at a London press conference for her movie “Battleship” tried to address rumors that she’s dating “Two and Half Men” star Ashton Kutcher.
Paps recently caught the singer leaving Kutcher’s Los Angeles home at 4 a.m., but she didn’t take kindly to one reporter asking whether he would be visiting her in the UK.
According to MTV News, Rihanna’s face “dropped” before she fired back, “Wow, how disappointing was that question. I’m happy and I’m single, if that’s what you’re really asking.”
Meanwhile, the Sun newspaper reports that Rihanna has been dating Ashton for eight weeks and even introduced him to her young brother Rorrey. The actor’s ex-wife Demi Moore – who recently completed a stint in rehab – is said to be devastated by the on-going speculation. A source told Closer magazine, “She’s really hurt by the rumors and feels humiliated he’s being linked to other celebrities just a few weeks after she got out of rehab. She feels it cheapens their marriage even further.”
Rihanna seen leaving her hotel and heading to the airport in New York City, NY on March 18, 2012
*The tabloids say Rihanna was spotted making a late-night visit to the home of Demi Moore’s ex Ashton Kutcher.
According to RadarOnline, paps caught the singer leaving his Los Angeles mansion around 4 a.m. Thursday morning.
The site reports Rihanna made a four-hour visit to the “Two and a Half Men” star, but earlier in the night she was seen eating dinner with her friend Melissa Forde (not to be confused with former video vixen Melyssa Ford) at Giorgio Baldi’s in Santa Monica.
The 24-year-old, who makes her acting debut this May with “Battleship,” was dressed casually in denim short shorts, a loose shirt and red polka-dot heels as she left Kutcher’s home.
Ashton is in the middle of a divorce from his wife of six years, Demi Moore, but the 34-year-old has most recently been linked to screenwriter Lorene Scafaria, with whom he spent the holidays in Italy and had a laser-tag date earlier this month.
And despite rumors that Rihanna is hooking up with her ex Chris Brown, she says she’s single, and recently lamented not having a man in her life, telling Britain’s “The Jonathan Ross Show’: “Single life is so overrated. It sucks. I have such incredible experiences in my life. You don’t want to live your life and then meet someone. You want to share your life with someone. That’s what I’m missing right now.”