Monday, February 22, 2010

Kemp and Rihanna: Good News, Bad News

The good news is, according to E! Online, Dodger slugger Matt Kemp and Rihanna are still an item, with Kemp throwing Rihanna a surprise birthday party this past weekend:

Rihanna's new beau is no rude boy.

Los Angeles Dodgers star Matt Kemp surprised the sexy singer on Saturday with a 22nd birthday party in Phoenix, E! News has learned.

Rihanna was "shocked" by the ballplayer's gesture, apparently expecting a small get-together with a few friends, a source says. She had no clue what was really in store for her.

So how did it go?

Pretty great. Kemp had been planning the event for at least a month to make sure Rihanna's birthday was special, according to an insider.

There were flowers, Sprinkles cupcakes, tiki torches in the pool, engraved bottles of Ace of Spades champagne and Johnny Walker Blue, as well as a Jamaican chef who whipped up lots of appetizers for the crowd.

Around 40 people showed up, including both Rihanna's friends and some of Kemp's baseball pals.

Kemp brought out a cake decorated with the songstress's various tattoos, while everyone sang "Happy Birthday."

Nothing says "I Love You" like a cake decorated with your tattoos. Kemp clearly does a lot of thinking about the inking! (Kemp also gave Rihanna a nice diamond necklace, which I'm sure helped Rihanna celebrate as well.)

The bad news? Well, the entertainment selection is a little...unusual.

"Yeah, I'm pretty certain you can stand under my umbrella."

Rihanna celebrated her birthday on Saturday night with boyfriend Matt Kemp, a few close friends ... and a little person who gives lap dances. [...]

UPDATE: The tiny dancer is "Bridget the Midget," a porn star who also appeared on "Cathouse."

Hmm. Maybe a balloon-animal clown might have been more appropriate?

photo:, of course


Greg Hao said...

Amusing anecdote, I actually went to high school with "Bridget the midget". She was not as wild then, but still was a cool chick.

Nostradamus said...

A balloon animal clown who performs lap dances?

appropriate or nor, that's the stuff of nightmares.

Josh S. said...

Matt still had Bridget's number on speed dial from Juan Pierre's birthday party. JP likes girls he can see eye to eye with.

Kyle Baker said...

That was cool of him to invite David Eckstein's wife.

Kyle Baker said...

One of you damn well better order me a midget clown lapdancer who makes funny shapes with balloons for my 40th bday in May.

Steve Sax said...

Nostradamus said...

If we can hire one who makes balloon animals that are also inappropriate, I'll front some cash to the DB birthday entertainment fund.

Kyle Baker said...

@Mr C-

Yeah, like a balloon dog with a wang. That would be really cool.

Josh S. said...

All balloon animals look like wangs.

Steve Sax said...

Especially the Chien-Ming ones.

Steve Sax said...

Updated with picture caption. Wow, I can't believe this took me an hour to think up. I'm getting slow.

Neeebs (The Original) said...

DB not even 40 yet? Damn you're an old soul in a puppy's body.

Eric Karros said...

Didn't a reader go to high school with one of the Deal or No Deal models? I vaguely remember a GT discussion awhile back about that. Or was it just my imagination?

MeanieBreanie said...

It’s probably safe to say that Matt just moved up in the rankings from “Friend” to “Good Friend” status. We women love surprises of the good variety! A diamond necklace along with a party can go a very long way. But really, a stripping porno midget? Not my cup of tea, but Matty gets points for originality and creativity.

Greg Hao said...

@EK - Considering they've got like 9 million models, that's not surprising. What would be surprising is if any of us ugly bastards are sleeping with any of them.

Fred's Brim said...

this is no good, no good at all!
Matty's in love :(

at least he won't get Bagwelled