Spotted: Rihanna Walks This Town (In Smashing Boots)

Every day a multitude of stars wanders through the halls of MTV News to talk about their latest projects and goof around with our intrepid correspondents. But sometimes we catch stars elsewhere, and that's why we put together Spotted!, a daily compendium of stars in the wild.

The march toward the release of Rihanna's third album kicked into gear last week when the singer made her debut on Twitter with a note about the record's release date. This morning, the finished product not only got a title (it's going to be called Rated R) but also a debut single (the pulsating, Ne-Yo-penned ballad "Russian Roulette"). It even got its first piece of racy art in the form of the single cover. Naturally, all this activity has kept her busy, and yesterday her no-doubt whirlwind schedule took her to Milk Studios on the far west side of New York City. Clad in all black (save for those smart-looking boots), she answered the question that is on the minds of many: Yes, her hair is like that all the time.

Rihanna wasn't the only star pounding the pavement yesterday. Kristin Bell and Freddie Highmore (plus a very special, big-eyed guest) hit the red carpet for the premiere of "Astro Boy" in Los Angeles yesterday, while Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts were seen scooting around New York on their Vespas. Click here for these photos plus the entire "Spotted!" archive, which contains more than 300 candid shots of stars like Britney Spears, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, the Jonas Brothers, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Shakira and Adam Lambert!