Star Spotting: Parlez-Vous Francais, Rihanna?

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People like to say, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do," to explain all sorts of behavior. Well, here we have Rihanna in Paris, and girl is certainly doing as the Parisians do.

Cute striped shirt? Check. Adorable but moody bangs? Check. Blank stare contemplating the nothingness, the void that is life, itself? Check. Generally looking like an extra from a cafe scene in a François Truffaut film? Check-ity check, mate.

It sounds like Rihanna was having a much better time than the above photo suggests. The "Rude Boy" singer was in the City of Lights with her boyfriend, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. The two saw some sites and did some shopping at the Jean-Paul Gautier showroom and Prada.

One thing is clear, though: Emo Rihanna is still with us. And, frankly, we wouldn't have it any other way.