Cover Girl of the Day

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Rihanna covers the May edition of Elle magazine and inside, the Bajan singer opens up about her reconciliation with Chris Brown.

"I respect what other people have to say. The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently," she says of the criticism. "It's very hard for me to accept, but I get it. People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that's all right. I don't hate them for it."

Three years ago, Brown was charged with felony assault after he violently attacked Rihanna just before the Grammy Awards. Despite their troubled past, the singers recently collaborated on two remixes.

She received a lot of backlash for working with her former boyfriend, but she's not apologizing: "Because tomorrow I'm still going to be the same person. I'm still going to do what I want to do."

A source recently told Page Six that her management had banned her from working with Brown, but she insists on doing it anyway.

"Rihanna is rebelling," says the insider. "She says they have been working her too hard and she wants some time to herself. They fear she'll secretly record an album with Brown, just to defy them."

[Elle / PageSix]

Jessica Simpson Censorship of the Day

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Jessica Simpson Censorship of the Day
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A Safeway grocery store outside of Tucson has decided that Jessica Simpson's pregnant Elle cover is far too shocking and unseemly to be viewed by the public.

A reader sent the photo to Jezebel, and pointed out that the cardboard block at the Tanque Verde Safeway has been there for a week. The Elle cover features Simpson showing off her pregnant stomach à la Demi Moore.

The manager of the store said he didn't know about it, and "doesn't even look at the magazine racks."

Women of Arizona, take note: If you're pregnant you apparently need to cover it up, and if you're not, you better explain why you're taking those birth control pills.

[Jezebel]

Elle Cover Girl of the Day

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Jessica Simpson is the latest celebrity mom-to-be to to pose à la Demi Moore for Elle magazine.

The April issue features plenty of glamour shots of the pregnant singer, plus one of her fiancé Eric Johnson kissing her uncovered stomach.

The fashion mogul also revealed that the new baby will be a "she," and Simpson is hoping for a little girl who cares about fashion as much as she does.

"Ah swear, ah will croak if she asks me for a pair of Nikes instead of Christian Louboutins!" she drawled to the magazine.

"Eric is so athletic," said Simpson. "We're gonna have this ath-a-letic girl and I won't even be able to take her shopping."

[USAToday]