Rihanna to serenade Sheryl Crow at Unforgettable Evening 2012
Rihanna is steering her battleship back to Los Angeles, where this month she'll serenade cancer survivor Sheryl Crow at the annual Unforgettable Evening gala, benefiting the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women’s Cancer Research Fund.
The singer and actress will light up the April 18 event after a cancellation last year due to laryngitis over Grammy weekend. Cee-Lo Green filled her spot then, but the "We Found Love" crooner plans to show this year at the Beverly Hilton as Crow receives the Courage Award.
The gala counts honorary chairs in Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, and Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, as well as co-founders Kelly Chapman Meyer, Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie and Jamie Tisch.
Crow underwent treatment for breast cancer in February 2006, and has lived cancer-free since. Rihanna is currently promoting her summer action flick "Battleship," costarring Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard and Liam Neeson.
— Matt Donnelly
Photos: Rihanna, left, and Sheryl Crow. Credits: Koji Sasahara / Associated Press, left; Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times, right.