MILAN, ITALY // JULY 15H 2008 » Pop superstar Rihanna (y’all might as well accept the fact that this girl is HUGE now) recently performed overseas in Italy at the MTV Mobile Bang Concert. According to various sources, she performed “Breakin’ Dishes” and her smash hit, “Umbrella.”

NEW YORK CITY // JULY 15TH 2008 » Pharrell ‘nem (collectively known as N*E*R*D) performed this past Tuesday in New York City at Santo’s Playhouse for the Sounds Like Paper Celebration, hosted by Paper Magazine and Converse.

If you haven’t heard already, Pharrell is supposed to undergoing a pretty painful procedure to remove some of his tattoos. But instead of going with the old method of laser removal, which doesn’t particularly work well for people with dark skin, he’s having the DNA in his skin cloned, which is basically “growing skin.” Surgeons will remove the layers of skin currently on his arms, and replace it with his “new skin.” Sounds cool, huh?

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