“Battleship” Filming Will Keep Rihanna From 2010 MTV Video Music Awards

Eminem needs a duet partner — Quick, someone page Patti Labelle! While Lindsay Lohan is expected to make her first formal public appearance since finishing up a brief stint in jail and rehab, filming on the Hawaiian set of her first feature film — Battleship — means Bajan pop queen Rihanna won’t be in the house for tonight’s 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. Tough break — particularly since Eminem will open the show with a performance of their charttopping duet “Love The Way You Lie.” Ri-Ri issued a statement Sunday apologizing to fans for her absence”

“I definitely wish I could be there for Eminem. He’s performing the song we did together. It would have been nice to do it, but he understands. Obviously right now I’m doing something that is a priority to me. The VMAs will be there next year. I’ll have a lot more music out by then.”