Spotted: Rihanna Makes It Feel Like Christmas In London

Every day a multitude of stars wander through the halls of MTV News to talk about their latest projects and goof around with our intrepid correspondents. But sometimes we catch stars elsewhere, and that’s why we put together Spotted!, a daily compendium of stars in the wild.

The Halloween decorations have barely been struck, but if you go into any store at the moment, you’ll find everybody primed and ready for Christmas. The sales have begun, the music is starting to feel a little more festive and the stress level is slowly inching up towards prime Christmas levels. But Christmas also represents joy, togetherness and lots and lots of lights, which is why Rihanna was in London on Thursday (November 4) to flip the switch on the holiday glow at the Westfield Shopping Center. The 22-year-old singer — whose new album Loud hits stores on November 16 — was joined by a group of children, surrounded by lights and showered with confetti for an official kick off to two months’ worth of yuletide celebration.

Rihanna wasn’t the only star out and about, as Lady Gaga was spotted coming out of a yoga class in London and Ne-Yo helped celebrate the release of Microsoft’s new XBox 360 peripheral Kinect in Times Square. Click here for these photos as well as the entire “Spotted” archive, which features over 500 candid shots of stars like Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Madonna, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Shakira, Drake, the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus and Adam Lambert!