Back in business

She was forced to cancel three concerts earlier this week after being struck down with an undisclosed illness.   However, Rihanna showed she was back to her usual self as she stepped out in a signature skimpy outfit as she boarded a flight in Los Angeles on Friday.   The Barbadian singer, 25, looked like she was back to health as she boarded a private plane to Tampa, Florida ahead of her gig that night.

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Although looking undeniably thin, she wore a pair of denim short shorts, black top with side slits and a pair of £1,107 Alexander Wang Martha cut-out leather boots.   Ahead of takeoff, she tweeted: ‘#DIAMONDSWORLDTOUR I’m back!!! #Tampa we’re coming to find you!!!’   She also posted an Intagram photo of her wearing her distinctive white sandals in the cockpit of her private plane, captioning it: ‘Just me and my cockpit.’

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Her Tampa concert went off without a hitch, with British reality TV star Jessica Wright in the audience.   The Only Way Is Essex star tweeted: ‘My love has grown even more for @rihanna since tonight’s show in Tampa! Love her!!!! Bed now shattered wicked night.’   Earlier this week, Rihanna cancelled two gigs in Houston, Texas, which followed on from previous cancellations in Baltimore and Boston last month.

She then returned home to Los Angeles, where she was photographed visiting a medical centre on Tuesday.

Writing on Instagram last week, the singer said: ”I was sick since San Diego! I kept working because I thought two days off after the Vegas show would be enough time to recover and I f****ed up, those were two days off from hell and today is not different!   ‘I’m sad and disappointed about it! I had all kinds of plans for Houston!’

Concert promoter Live Nation added that the cancellation was ‘as a result of illness’, although declined to reveal the exact nature of said sickness.   However, many fans have been speculating about the nature of Rihanna’s illness, as the singer has been seen partying in between her tour stops.   Rihanna has regularly posted shots of her antics on her Twitter and Instagram pages – most recently of which showed her and a group of friends celebrating the singer’s friend Melissa Forde’s birthday on the bus en route to San Diego.

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Rihanna cancels another show!

She’s already postponed two stops on her Diamonds World Tour since it started in early March.   And on Monday Rihanna was forced to cancel yet another show – this time in Houston, Texas – due to an undisclosed illness.   Promoter Live Nation was once again left having to contact ticket holders and let them know that ‘as a result of illness’ the Bajan beauty would not be performing.

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As well as sending her condolences to all those involved in the Boston marathon bombings, she also sent a Happy Birthday message to her brother Rajad.   She wrote: ‘Happy Birthday to the love of my life @RjFenty15.’

According to Hollywood Life the 25-year-old has been struck down with laryngitis once again, which is what led her to cancel the Boston stop of her tour too.   A source told the website: ‘She feels bad, but what can she do? This cold and laryngitis … just ain’t the business, but she will bounce back. She just laying it down, trying to get better.’   Rihanna’s health has been an issue throughout the tour and she has reportedly been told to curb her party-loving lifestyle if she wants to fulfill her touring commitments.

After bowing out of the Boston and Baltimore legs of her epic seven-month tour, Rihanna is said to be taking the advice of doctors, who expressed concerns about the effect her late nights, smoking and boozing could have on her overall health.   A source told The Sun newspaper: ‘Rihanna’s illness was so severe that doctors warned it could take months for her to fully recover – there were worries that she’d have to cancel her entire tour.   ‘They’ve told her that she needs to make some serious lifestyle changes, or risk this happening again. This has given her a scare. But Rihanna knows it’s partly self-inflicted!

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‘She loves to smoke, drink and stay up late. Her body was bound to need a break at some point. She’s now on a mission to start looking after herself.’   Meanwhile it has been confirmed that Rihanna is not the new face of Chanel, despite much online speculation.

AshLee Frazier and Brad Womack Are Dating!

Who says you can’t find love on The Bachelor? Two of the hit ABC show’s former contestants  AshLee Frazier, fresh off the most recent season of The Bachelor, and Brad Womack, who dumped fiancee Emily Maynard weeks after proposing back in March 2011  are now dating.

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The pair first met at an event in Texas, and have been happily hanging out ever since, according to an insider. Frazier, 32, even posted a photo of the pair hugging on her Instagram earlier this week.

“Game day. Who’s the real winner here? #Astros #twoTexaskids #wgt,” she captioned the shot. Fans immediately responded, asking Frazier if she and Womack were an item.

Frazier’s ex-husband, Andy Barbarow, said that though he doesn’t know who Womack is, he’s happy for the warm-hearted reality star.   “Cool…good for her,” he told Us of the news. “I wish her all the best.”

Frazier famously left her season of The Bachelor without so much as a word to Bachelor Sean Lowe after he sent her packing from Thailand just ahead of the final two.   “He’d been telling me, ‘You’re going to meet my family. You and my sister are going to be best friends,'” the personal organizer told host Chris Harrison on The Women Tell All special in March. “So this whole time, I’m thinking, ‘Huh, I got this.’ And then all of a sudden I didn’t.”

Now, however, the Houston native is cuddling up to another Bachelor hunk — 39-year-old Womack, who first made headlines on season 11 of the show when he dumped both DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft at the finale, opting to go home empty-handed rather than drop to one knee.   Womack reemerged for another go in the franchise for season 15, when he narrowed the bevy of beauties down to Chantal O’Brien and Maynard and ultimately popped the question to Maynard.   The pair were engaged, but Womack pulled the plug on the relationship in June 2011, saying in a later interview that he “dodged a bullet with that relationship.”