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Rihanna set to celebrate Thanksgiving with us

SUPERSTAR Rihanna is planning to celebrate Thanksgiving in Dublin ahead of her sell-out gig.

The 23-year-old, who is due to take to the stage at The O2 tomorrow night, has reportedly scheduled a traditional three-course meal for her dancers and crew in the capital before they wow crowds with the superstar's hit tracks.

Insiders close to Jay-Z's protegee have revealed that the star has booked a secret venue in Dublin to celebrate Thanksgiving festivities in Irish style.

"Rihanna and her crew have been on the road a long time and they're all missing out on sharing the holiday dinner with their families," said a source.

According to pals close to the Umbrella singer, the award-winning beauty has ordered a hearty clam soup for her friends, followed by a turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

Allowing herself a day off from her strict diet to maintain her petite figure, the risque performer will splurge on apple cobbler and biscuit crumble for desert.

The Bajan chart-topper, who will take to the stage for another sell-out show as part of her Rated R world tour, disappointed revellers last month after she failed to turn up to a number of Dublin hot spots for her concert after-party.

However, it is expected that the talented Grammy winner will pack out the renowned club Lillie's Bordello after her performance tomorrow, with her 100-strong crew in tow.

Irish pop idols Westlife are also gearing up to perform in the city tomorrow, and it is tipped the popular foursome will toast their 10-year success in the charts at the trendy nightclub alongside superstar RiRi, after an intimate set at the O2's blue room.

labutler@herald.ie


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