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Rihanna skipped 'Saturday Night Live' dress rehearsal

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This last weekend's Saturday Night Live with Eli Manning and Rihanna may have been one of the better shows the crew has pulled off in recent years, but Ri-Ri allegedly made Lorne Michaels & Co. unhappy by skipping the dress rehearsal. You mean those guys rehearse?

Some anonymous source tells TMZ the singer called in sick for the run-through, which takes place in front of an audience right before the actual show. Rihanna called in sick and had her choreographer dance to her songs, but was seen wandering around backstage eating an apple between her songs on the show, the site says. That didn't sit well with whomever said this whole thing happened, because the performers never miss their dress rehearsals.

"Rihanna was sick and needed to save her voice for the live show," her rep told the site. Other sources say she attended every other rehearsal for the two songs, which were dazzlingly elaborate for an episode of Saturday Night Live. Someone else told TMZ she got a penicillin shot in her dressing room before showtime. Well, whatever, because her performances came off great, and we don't even like those songs.

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[Last modified: Monday, May 7, 2012 3:17pm]

    

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