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Rihanna

Angers 'SNL' Producers

by Missing Dress Rehearsal

5/6/2012 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rihanna was a no-show for her final rehearsal for "Saturday Night Live" last night -- which did not sit well with the show's producers, including head man Lorne Michaels ... TMZ has learned.

According to our sources, RiRi called in sick for the dress rehearsal, which is done live in front of a studio audience right before the actual show. We're told Michaels takes dress rehearsals very seriously and was quite upset when Rihanna bailed at the last minute.

Our sources say that in her place, Rihanna's choreographer danced to her songs. 

When Rihanna showed up later looking just fine, we're told the staff was shocked ... and felt she didn't appear sick enough to have missed the dress rehearsal ... though no one from the show called her on it.

According to our sources, once the live show got going, Rihanna was seen eating an apple and walking around in between songs ... which bothered several staffers because she did not seem ill at all.

We're told producers can't even remember the last time someone has skipped the dress rehearsal.

Sources close to Rihanna tell TMZ she went through every rehearsal except the dress rehearsal (which she was in the building for) because she just felt too ill to do it. We're told RiRi had a doctor come to her dressing room before the show and administer a shot of penicillin before she went on. 

A rep for the singer tells TMZ, "Rihanna was sick and needed to save her voice for the live show."

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106.

Meanie    

Skanky coocarocha.

716 days ago
107.

The One Truth    

Ah...the 99%. You all realize that the 1% (Rihanna included) doesn't care what you say. Whether you like her or not she still had loads of money. Love everyone here calls her a whore but she wouldn't touch any of you for a million bucks. But if I through 50 grand down on the floor you would all do a 2 girls 1 cup type scene...lol
Haters will hate...jealousy is a quality that is not easily overcome...lol, she's garbage? Yeah there must be diamonds in those garbage bags...lol Do any of you realize how much of losers you are? Sit here hating on rich and famous people to make yourselves feel better...but they don't read any of this BS so they couldn't give a F*ck

716 days ago
108.

The One Truth    

*throw

716 days ago
109.

Skippy La Rue    

beggars cant be choosers...SNL sucks!

716 days ago
110.

Michelle    

She sucked,big time the whole episode sucked really except for maybe the little brothers sketch...

716 days ago
111.

puhleez    

She probably was just super horny that day and needed some time to herself to relax before the show.

716 days ago
112.

Billy Bob    

She thinks its perfectly normal for surrogates to sit in for her.

716 days ago
113.

maggothead    

Heard 30 secs and turned the channel!! Bich Cant Sing!! Go find Quis Bwoun and beat each other up!! Take your millions and buy some singing lessons and vocal chords!

716 days ago
114.

blayer    

What does she need to save her voice for when she lip syncs. her performance was terrible.

715 days ago
115.

Sam    

That's because she is living a THUG LIFE! Girl has no idea what it's like living in the hood!

715 days ago
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