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Rihanna shuns glam party scene... for Dublin pub

POP star Rihanna kept it real in Dublin by shunning celebrity haunts in favour of a traditional pub.

The chart-topper celebrated Thanksgiving with a meal and a few drinks in well-known watering hole, O'Donoghue's of Merrion Row.

Fans planning to invade The O2 tonight will be glad to know that she called it a night early.

The We Found Love singer was heavily tipped to attend a VIP party in Lillie's Bordello but opted to go back to her hotel to prepare for her sold-out gig.

But not before she enjoyed a bit and drink.


Her crew were catered for at O'Donoghue's pub on Merrion Row for most of the day.

"Rihanna spent all of her time in O'Donoghue's yesterday. She headed there mid-afternoon and didn't leave until about 11 o'clock.

"She had most of the place to herself and her management had organised special caterers to make her perfect Thanksgiving dinner," explained a source.

"She had a great time with her crew there, she didn't want her crew to miss out since they were half way across the world. All her friends in LA were celebrating the holiday so she made sure she had a chance to enjoy it too.

"This year Rihanna has a different tour manager so they were extra careful when it came to her security. Rihanna wanted to party all night, but instead she had a few drinks and hit bed early.

"Everyone missed her at Lillie's, she partied there last year and she was so nice to everyone and she wasn't afraid to have a good time."