Rihanna to Launch Reality Television Show

Can you design something quite so flattering for Rihanna? (Getty Images)

Can you design something quite so flattering for Rihanna? (Getty Images)

Not satisfied with her long string of number-one hits or her ever-escalating stunty tattoos (“THUG LIFE,” dear–are you sure?), Rihanna is set to launch a reality-TV show in the U.K. this summer. The “We Found Love” singer is to act as executive producer, though not necessarily in an onscreen role–the star is to be British popstar Nicola Roberts, following in the footsteps of either Heidi Klum or maybe Paula Abdul, depending on how her performance shakes out. Contestants will vie for the opportunity to outfit Rihanna for a live performance–and the victor should be hard to predict given the singer’s mercurial tastes in dress.

The show is to air on Britain’s Sky Living HD–we’d say we’re looking forward to it, but since MegaUpload went down, we’re not sure how we’ll watch! (Not that we would have, naturally.)