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(Uproxx)   Rihanna suddenly realizes that accountants pocketing 22% of her revenue leaves little money left over for singing lessons   (smokingsection.uproxx.com ) divider line
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2012-07-06 11:49:21 AM  
As long as you have enough for your autotune licence thenwho cares about singing lessons.
 
2012-07-06 11:51:45 AM  
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Terry Richardson sucks

/end threadjack
 
2012-07-06 11:53:30 AM  
Yeah accountants!
 
2012-07-06 11:59:15 AM  
Amazing that this crap still keeps happening.

What's with the picture, though?

'Fark you while I masturbate'?

'Sure, as long as I can watch...'
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-07-06 12:01:33 PM  
♫We wrote a song that only has nine words.♫
(repeat ad nauseum)
 
2012-07-06 12:05:48 PM  
Her sex appeal has gone down the drain. She did a shoot for GQ and that was the pinnacle of her sexiness for me. All downhill after that.

Singing lessons? She sings?
 
2012-07-06 12:10:35 PM  

jbc: ♫We wrote a song that only has nine words.♫
(repeat ad nauseum)


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2012-07-06 12:15:10 PM  

jbc: ♫We wrote a song that only has nine words.♫
(repeat ad nauseum)


Plus one of those nine words has to either be "sex" or "DJ".
 
2012-07-06 12:16:12 PM  

Lego_Addict: Her sex appeal has gone down the drain. She did a shoot for GQ and that was the pinnacle of her sexiness for me. All downhill after that.

Singing lessons? She sings?


Link
 
2012-07-06 12:16:35 PM  
That's still probably better than she'd do without accountants.
 
2012-07-06 12:22:04 PM  

Lego_Addict: Her sex appeal has gone down the drain. She did a shoot for GQ and that was the pinnacle of her sexiness for me. All downhill after that.


For me it was her SNL appearance in 2010. Never heard of her before but her digital short she did and then her performance of What's My Name made my pants tight. Very, very tight.

thehypefactor.com
 
2012-07-06 12:29:17 PM  

LewDux: Lego_Addict: Her sex appeal has gone down the drain. She did a shoot for GQ and that was the pinnacle of her sexiness for me. All downhill after that.

Singing lessons? She sings?

Link

I'm not making any comments on her singing ability, or lack thereof.

Having said that it's amusing people think they don't use Autotune at live shows.
 
2012-07-06 01:16:13 PM  

Mattyb710:
Having said that it's amusing people think they don't use Autotune at live shows.


THIS

/used about as much for live audio as in the studio
 
2012-07-06 01:40:46 PM  

LewDux: Lego_Addict: Her sex appeal has gone down the drain. She did a shoot for GQ and that was the pinnacle of her sexiness for me. All downhill after that.

Singing lessons? She sings?

Link


I wasn't questioning her ability, just merely pointing out that her looks we're why I was attracted to her or news stories about her. I'm not a fan of pop music, good or bad. Nothing wrong with it, just not a fan of modern radio play or club music.
 
2012-07-06 01:49:37 PM  
Sweetheart, it isn't your accountants killing your profits. It's your entourage. The 30 best friends that you fly around the country from show to show, pay for their hotels and food. Also, having (I am guessing here) 20 full time dancers doing same eats up the $100,000 a night you were making.

Dump them all. here is what you need: 2 people. Hire Suge Knight to protect you from everyone. Then, hire someone to protect you from suge knight.

Make these changes soon, or you are MC Hammer in 5 years telling your sad sack story about once being a billionaire, but then pissed it all away on your 'friends'.
 
2012-07-06 01:51:44 PM  
I often think a comedian is the best way to go as an entertainer. No overhead at all. Just you and your manager driving from city to city. Of course, it takes years of toiling to get to be making any money... but you don't have to split it with an entourage, band, dancers, pyrotechnics, songwriters etc.
 
2012-07-06 01:57:04 PM  
"O na na....What's my nametake?"
 
2012-07-06 02:00:15 PM  
i'm not very bright but even i know when you make coin, you hire a 2nd batch of book keepers to keep an eye on the first, behind their backs. people will screw you, regardless if they are related to you, sexing you or are working for you. trust no one. i don't even trust myself. i know better.
 
2012-07-06 02:01:40 PM  

swaxhog: Lego_Addict: Her sex appeal has gone down the drain. She did a shoot for GQ and that was the pinnacle of her sexiness for me. All downhill after that.

For me it was her SNL appearance in 2010. Never heard of her before but her digital short she did and then her performance of What's My Name made my pants tight. Very, very tight.

[thehypefactor.com image 479x270]


Never seen it, but will soon now that you've included a sample!
 
2012-07-06 02:02:20 PM  
"The lawsuit alleged that the practice of paying itself commissions on revenues was not standard in the accounting and business management industry and created a clear conflict of interest."

I wish that were true.

/Manager takes 15%
//Agent takes 10%
 
2012-07-06 02:36:55 PM  

douchebag/hater: Amazing that this crap still keeps happening.


What specifically? The fact that a high profile firm representing a high profile, high income celebrity thinks that they can get away with cheating said celebrity out of a lot of cash?
 
2012-07-06 03:08:13 PM  
Wonder if Nuno's check bounced?
 
2012-07-06 03:49:26 PM  

The Baron: I often think a comedian is the best way to go as an entertainer. No overhead at all. Just you and your manager driving from city to city.


Traveling alone might be part of what leads the best comedians to the drugs that make them end up dead on the floor of a Jersey motel room.
 
2012-07-06 03:57:52 PM  

thurstonxhowell: The Baron: I often think a comedian is the best way to go as an entertainer. No overhead at all. Just you and your manager driving from city to city.

Traveling alone might be part of what leads the best comedians to the drugs that make them end up dead on the floor of a Jersey motel room.


You need to build up a tolerance before you do Jersey drugs. I blame Artie Lange for not giving Mitch the heads up when he was on the show like three days before that.
 
2012-07-06 04:02:17 PM  
Shy Ronnie is still waiting his check to clear. Best not to cross that guy, seriously. He will bust a cap in his ass!
 
2012-07-06 05:24:26 PM  
Why was she only getting 6%?

Was that, on average, all that was left after expenses?
 
2012-07-06 05:45:51 PM  
-essons
-essons
-essons
 
2012-07-06 05:49:13 PM  
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2012-07-06 05:58:59 PM  

The Baron: I often think a comedian is the best way to go as an entertainer. No overhead at all. Just you and your manager driving from city to city. Of course, it takes years of toiling to get to be making any money... but you don't have to split it with an entourage, band, dancers, pyrotechnics, songwriters etc.


That's why you don't operate that way. You hire a production company to handle your tour. In fact, this is where the value of your record label can protect you. The artists get paid a certain guarantee per show, and let everyone else fight over the rest.

Leave the entourage at home. Creating a bunch of dependents is the quickest way to go broke. Conservatives have been trying to beat this in our heads.
 
2012-07-06 06:18:19 PM  

NittLion78: -essons
-essons
-essons


-ay
-ay
-ay...
 
2012-07-06 06:39:45 PM  

The Baron: Sweetheart, it isn't your accountants killing your profits. It's your entourage. The 30 best friends that you fly around the country from show to show, pay for their hotels and food. Also, having (I am guessing here) 20 full time dancers doing same eats up the $100,000 a night you were making.

Dump them all. here is what you need: 2 people. Hire Suge Knight to protect you from everyone. Then, hire someone to protect you from suge knight.

Make these changes soon, or you are MC Hammer in 5 years telling your sad sack story about once being a billionaire, but then pissed it all away on your 'friends'.


Quiet you, she needs to piss away all her money so she's forced to do hardcore porn.
 
2012-07-06 06:48:45 PM  

Harry_Seldon: Creating a bunch of dependents is the quickest way to go broke. Conservatives have been trying to beat this in our heads.


Right, the little farker need to be out working. I say 11 is old enough.
 
2012-07-06 06:50:29 PM  
This girl just comes across as nasty-skanky to me. Not hot, not sexy. Just street corner skanky. The way she dresses, the way she grabs herself, the way she cried abuse from her boyfriend and then recorded a song about liking pain during sex. And yes, I'm a girl, but I'm trying to look at her objectively and I just don't see her appeal.
 
2012-07-06 08:01:50 PM  
This should be obligatory in every Rihanna thread from now on.

chzmemeafterdark.files.wordpress.com

/Well, that and Chris Brown jokes.
 
2012-07-06 08:19:19 PM  
Any time I think she's attractive, I recall that she's from Barbados and would want a blood test done before I'd hit that.
 
2012-07-06 09:37:16 PM  
"Rihanna" is nothing but a soft-core porn rub-and-tug momentary thing. It is not a music artist. So, therefore, who gives a shiat what it feels, even if it's a left hook?
 
2012-07-07 02:24:32 AM  

T.M.S.: "The lawsuit alleged that the practice of paying itself commissions on revenues was not standard in the accounting and business management industry and created a clear conflict of interest."

I wish that were true.

/Manager takes 15%
//Agent takes 10%


Except the accountant is neither of those and, no, 22% of gross revenues is not normal for the accounting firm. That's a fixed rate or per hour kinda thing.
 
2012-07-07 02:23:15 PM  
So... does she expect them to work for free?
 
2012-07-09 02:19:49 AM  

Kali76: This girl just comes across as nasty-skanky to me. Not hot, not sexy. Just street corner skanky. The way she dresses, the way she grabs herself, the way she cried abuse from her boyfriend and then recorded a song about liking pain during sex. And yes, I'm a girl, but I'm trying to look at her objectively and I just don't see her appeal.


Uh, getting the shiat beat out of you by your boyfriend without your consent is a damn sight different than enjoying consensual s&m with someone you trust. Enjoying the latter does not make an allegation of the former any less serious.
 
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