Rihanna // dinner and a movie in NYC (Apr. 2nd 2009) Rihanna and friend/assistant Melissa Ford // dinner and a movie in NYC (Apr. 2nd 2009)

We believe this is the first time Rihanna has been photographed with a seemingly genuine smile on her face since the alleged fight between her and Chris Brown. She was spotted in good spirits as she spent Thursday evening with her girls, including her good friend and assistant Melissa Ford (pictured above) in the West Village in New York City. The group of ladies reportedly watched a movie and had dinner. Continue reading for a few more photos.

Rihanna and friend/assistant Melissa Ford // dinner and a movie in NYC (Apr. 2nd 2009)

Rihanna and friend/assistant Melissa Ford // dinner and a movie in NYC (Apr. 2nd 2009) Rihanna // dinner and a movie in NYC (Apr. 2nd 2009)

Rihanna and friend/assistant Melissa Ford // dinner and a movie in NYC (Apr. 2nd 2009)

Rihanna\'s driver involved in fender bender

We also hear they got into a little fender bender later in the evening when the SUV they were in hit another vehicle.

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