Hart, Richie part of Rihanna charity event
NEW YORK – Comedian-actor Kevin Hart will host a Rihanna charity event next month, where Lionel Richie will perform.
The pop singer announced Monday that her second annual Diamond Ball will be held Dec. 10 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
The black-tie event benefits Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, which promotes education and arts globally. The singer founded the foundation in 2012. It is named after her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.
Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino will receive the Diamond Honors Award at the event. Jimmy Kimmel hosted last year’s Diamond Ball, which raised more than $2 million. Guests included Brad Pitt, Kim Kardashian and Ne-Yo.
Rihanna said in a statement she “can’t wait to celebrate with the iconic Lionel Richie and incredibly talented Kevin Hart at this year’s Diamond Ball.”