Julie Chen Refutes Rumors About Rihanna's GRAMMY No-Show!
Rumors are swirling that Rihanna backed out of her GRAMMY performance because she had a diva meltdown at rehearsals, while another report says she bailed out when she realized rival Beyonce was there. Host Julie Chen refutes the claims after doing some investigating, saying, "She only rehearsed her song the morning of the GRAMMYS, so she showed up for rehearsals... it was after she came off stage that the doctor came out, because as an artist you know when you kill it, and it didn't sound as great as she wanted to sound and that's when the doctor said "immediately, you must rest your vocal cords." Regarding Rihanna's scheduled GRAMMY bit with 'Late Late Show' host James Corden, Chen uncovers, "It was her idea for the bit. She said let's do a funny bit with a talk show host. They got James Corden...He did it with a stand in and sent her a recording of it...and then when she came off stage -- you know when you can't sing or you can't speak. As far as the Beyonce rumors, totally untrue!"moreless