Rihanna and Chris Brown Get Down French Style!

Rihanna, working the hell out of some fun LED light toys and her cockatoo do’ hairpiece, partied the night away at Paris’ Palais M club with not-her-boyfriend Chris Brown, 19, on Friday night.

Rihanna, 20, worked out the nervousness she might have felt earlier in the evening when she appeared on Star Academy (France’s version of American Idol) and sang duets with their finalists.

The Obama inauguration night performer rocked her smash hit “Umbrella” with Star Academy hopeful Alice (like Cher or Madonna). It might have been a little nerve-wracking sharing her hit with someone for whom English might be a fourth or fifth language.

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Then it was time to sing “Rehab” with this year’s Season 8 winner Mickels Rea. Rea might be French but he sang the song in English with true confidence and seemed to be trying to outshine RiRi. Not quite, Mickels, to judge from the video below.

Once at the club, Chris Brown seems to be very attentive to his not-girlfriend. They have recently bonded even more over Billboard magazine naming Ri as Top Female Artist of the Year and Brown being named Top Male Artist and Top Artist of the Year.

Are there awards that these two haven’t won yet?