Making her first official comeback since her debacle with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, Rihanna (in a stunning bustier and sky-high do) looks radiant as the star of Kanye West‘s new music video for “Paranoid”.

While we love that she’s trying to put her battered past behind her, we kinda wish she didn’t do the manic driving sequence in the end, with the caution sign for “Paranoid Road” in the background…a little too close to reality for us!

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The mark of a real household name is the endorsement deal–and with the recent announcement of Freida Pinto’s latest deal with powerhouse cosmetics brand L’Oreal, we thought it’d be apt to countdown five of our favorite beauty spokesmodels:

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1. Liya Kebede for Estee Lauder

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2. Queen Latifah for Cover Girl

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3. Beyonce for L’Oreal

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4. Halle Berry for Revlon

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5. Tyra Banks for Cover Girl

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L’Oreal has named Indian actress (and lovely Ga Ga Girl) Freida Pinto the newest face of L’Oreal cosmetics.

“I am very moved to be joining the great L’Oreal Paris family and all these personalities: a family I am now proud to be a part of,” the Slumdog Millionaire beauty said in a statement.

Also joining the roster (which includes Beyonce, Penelope Cruz and Eva Longoria Parker) is Lost star Evangeline Lilly, who says, “It is a source of great pride for me to represent a brand whose ambition is to respond to every person’s aspirations to beauty and contribute to the fulfillment and well-being of everyone.”

Congrats, Freida!

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It’s taken two long years for Halle Berry to mix up a “yummy” and “very sensual” fragrance with perfume house Coty.

The Oscar-winning stunner conjured up a personal scent that is “very much reflective of the outdoors” using such earthly delights as fig, mimosa, olibanum (a close relative of Frankincense) and sandalwood.

Coty’s other famous perfumologists are Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Moss, David and Victoria Beckham, Gwen Stefani, Celine Dion and Tim McGraw.

Blindie loves the sexy ad campaign shot in Hawaii and we can’t wait to spray on some Halle and smell yummy!

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If you love E*Trade’s “Talking Baby” commercials – because you know we do! – then you probably love the newest installment aired during the Superbowl. The adult-voiced stock-trading baby has a black friend -Kenny!

Even though Blindie is wondering why the black friend has to be singing, we love that he’s singing the ’80s hit “Broken Wings” by Mr. Mister.

Check out more of Kenny in the “outtakes” clip.

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It seems another one of the pretty black faces featured in Vogue Italia‘s Black issue is getting work: African-American model Sessillee Lopez has landed in the print ads of Calvin Klein’s CK One campaign, shot by Steven Meisel.

In her spot, she’s photographed canoodling a hot white model with the tag line, “We Are One,” serving us de ja vu: Wasn’t it only a few weeks ago that Blindie reported on Banana Republic featuring an interracial couple in its latest ad campaign?

The up-and-coming model of Dominican and Portuguese decent was bred in Philadelphia and Port St. Lucie, Florida, and just turned 20. She’s simply stunning!

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Liya Kebede, international supermodel from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has another accolade under her tiny belt, as the new face of St. John.

Taking over where actress Angelina Jolie left off, Kebede—who was the first woman of color to represent Estee Lauder—is front and center (with her own page!) in the ads Blindie scanned above.

While most black models are thrown in the midst of a gaggle of blonde European waifs, Kebede touts her own page, while two Euro models share one. Blindie LOVES it!

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