Rihanna Throws 1st Annual Diamond Ball to Benefit Clara Lionel Foundation

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Rihanna shined bright like a diamond last night; draped in Zac Posen couture gowns and adorned with Chopard jewels, in honor of the pop tart’s inaugural gala for the Clara Lionel Foundation, held in the ritsy 90210 zip code aka Bev Hills.

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Rih Rih treated celeb attendees–Tia and Corey Hardrict, Kim and Kris Kardashian, Salma Hayek, rapper Fabolous, Big Sean, Tyrese–and the Fenty family with her old and new tunes with a live orchestra backing the “Umbrella” singer up.

But not before Brad Pitt cued the orchestra up and gave a cringe-worthy intro. This is when a teleprompter with very funny, witty writers comes in handy. Not everyone can be Jimmy Kimmel, oh he hosted the ball, BTW.

The black-tie affair was to highlight Rihanna’s foundation, named in honor of grandparents Clara and Lionel, that aims to “improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts and culture.”

To raise money for the Clara Lionel Foundation, founded in 2012, the org launched an online auction that offers meet and greets with Rihanna as well as Kanye West (if you’re in to it) and other exclusive items. Click here to peruse the offerings.

Rapper Tyga Plays Santa for L.A. Children’s Hospital & OKC’s Russell Westbrook Hosts Christmas Party for Foster Kids

Tyga  with Isael at L.A. Hospital Photo Credit: Theybf.com

Tyga with Isael at L.A. Hospital
Photo Credit: Theybf.com

Okay, so Tyga may not be donning the candy cane suit and white beard. And he’s about 50 pounds lighter than ol’ Saint Nick, (and who knows if he’s the right complexion for the part) but the spirit, the giving spirit he exhibited at the Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Diseases of L.A. Children’s Hospital this past weekend was shown throughout.

Tyga Playing Santa Photo Credit: Theybf.com

Tyga Playing Santa
Photo Credit: Theybf.com

The Young Money rapper TYGA (acronym for Thank God Always) took a break from fiancee and Kim Kardashian’s┬ábestie Blac Chyna to visit his No. 1 fan Isael Gomez, a 16 year old in need of a kidney transplant. Not only did the “Still Got it” lyricist surprise Isael with his presence and rallying support to find a donor. But PRESENTS, yes kiddies, Christmas presents.

And what did Santa Tyga bring Isael and the other fifty-nine kiddos?

Why, the joy of music of course. He gifted them with Flips Audio headphone X speakers, Music Bullet Speakers along with clothing from his company Last Kings.

It’s important to support nonprofit organizations like Children’s Hospital Los Angeles–they take care incredible care of our community, so I am honored to help make a difference for these children who are from the city I grew up in and to help encourage them and to bring a smile to their faces. – Tyga

By far the best gift.

….Meanwhile in Oklahoma City, OKC baller Russell Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation hosted a Christmas party for foster children in his native city.

Russell Westbrook granting a Christmas wish. Photo Credit: Westbrook

Russell Westbrook granting a Christmas wish.
Photo Credit: Westbrook

He teamed up with Citizens Caring for Children, a non-profit that provides clothes, shoes, books and other essentials for kids in state custody, to hand out gifts and brand new shoes.

More and more children are placed into foster care each year and to be in a position to bring the joy of Christmas to some of these kids is truly a blessing. I am in a unique position to be able to give back to a community that has been so supportive of me and help children in need -Russell Westbrook

I guess Tyga isn’t the only one playing Santa, at least Westbrook rocked the hat.