"My first song that I remember falling love with was a Whitney Houston song: 'I Will Always Love You'," she told the Associated Press. "It was really inspiring and it made me develop a passion for music, so really, she's partly responsible for me being here in this industry."
Rumors of a biopic based on Houston's life circulated after her tragic death in February, often with Rihanna's name attached. Although it was only talk, the "What's My Name?" singer said she would like to take on the role.
"That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do, because I would really want to pull it off," said Rihanna. "That's a huge, huge role and whoever does it has to do a good job."
"Everyone is innocent until proven guilty and Mr. Brown was not driving erratically," his lawyer Tiffany Feder told E! News. "He was speaking on his cellphone. Mr. Brown has not been convicted of anything associated with this incident."
Earlier this week, he was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol for talking on his phone when officers noticed signs of intoxication.
The "My Prerogative" singer failed a field sobriety test and was booked at the Van Nuys County Jail.
"Mr. Brown is taking this matter seriously and an investigation is underway," said Feder. "The legal process shall run its course."
The former New Edition member has been in the news since last month, when his ex-wife Whitney Houston died in her Beverly Hills hotel room.
<li><strong>Above:</strong> Selena Gomez <a href="http://instagr.am/p/IrzzRMxu-U/" target="_blank">tweeted this photo of James Franco</a> from the set of their film <em>Spring Breakers</em>, and apparently he's playing Kevin Federline?</li>
<li><em>Downton Abbey</em> becomes "Downton Arby's" in <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/26/downton-arbys-parody-of-pbs-hit-fast-food_n_1380744.html" target="_blank">this new parody</a> by Sketchy.</li>
<li>Christian Slater is doing a lot of <a href="http://seriouslyomg.com/?p=24293" target="_blank">naughty and nice tweeting</a>.</li>
<li>Chloe Moretz has been <a href="http://www.deadline.com/2012/03/mgm-formally-offers-lead-remake-of-stephen-kings-carrie-to-chloe-moretz/" target="_blank">offered the lead</a> in the new <em>Carrie</em> remake.</li>
<li>You can expect a <a href="http://www.themusicnetwork.com/music-news/artists/2012/03/27/new-mgmt-record-in-september-no-new-adele-til-2014/" target="_blank">new record from MGMT</a> in September.</li>
<li>Yoko Ono talks about <a href="http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/67699666.html" target="_blank">John Lennon's affair</a> with their assistant, May Pang.</li>
<li>Ameriie is back with <a href="http://www.vulture.com/2012/03/ameriie-every-time.html" target="_blank">a new song</a>.</li>
<li>Did Raffles van Exel, the man who is suspected of taking the coffin photo of Whitney Houston, also <a href="http://www.celebitchy.com/217367/man_who_sold_coffin_photo_of_whitney_houston_admits_wiping_hotel_suite_clean_did_he_have_a_hand_in_her_death_/" target="_blank">clear her hotel room</a> of drugs?</li>
<li>The Black Keys are <a href="http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/180965/the-black-keys-may-hate-on-spotify-but-theyre-the-second-most-pirated-artist-at-coachella/" target="_blank">dissing Spotify</a>, and calling Sean Parker an "a**hole."</li>
<li>Rumor has it that Eva Mendes is <a href="http://laineygossip.com/Articles/Details/23080/Eva-Mendes-on-the-coffee-run-for-Ryan-Gosling-in-Thailand" target="_blank">hanging out with Ryan Gosling</a> in Thailand so he doesn't run off with his co-star.</li>