Alicia Keys is Engaged and Expecting

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Talk about music to your ears! Not only are private power couple Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz engaged to be married, they are having a baby.

The announcement comes after the two, together since fall 2008, attended Thursday night’s Black Ball in London, which benefits Keys’s Keep a Child Alive charity. Read the rest of this entry »

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Alicia Keys VS Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Alba Hot Black Leather Dresses

Alicia Keys VS Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Alba

Hollywood Ladies are looking hot. Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Alba get tough in sexy, black leather sheaths.

Alicia Keys plays host at celeb-filled 6th Black Ball benefit

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For Alicia Keys, one star-studded night could change the world.

The singer played host Thursday night at the Hammerstein Ballroom at her sixth annual Black Ball, which benefits the AIDS organization Keep a Child Alive.

Change is a thematic reference in all of Keys’ recent projects. Her next album, due Dec. 1, is titled The Element of Freedom, and she recently set up AK Worldwide, a company to handle her philanthropic affairs.

But the Black Ball is “something I build up to for the entire year,” Keys said backstage before the festivities. “I’m in the middle of finishing my album because you know it comes out on World AIDS Day, which is very intentional for me.” Read the rest of this entry »

Next Bond Girl: Alicia Keys?

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The siren just showed off some meaty dramatic chops in “The Secret Life of Bees,” and now she’s setting her sights on another role: bond girl.

She recorded the theme song “Another Way to Die” with Jack White for “Quantum of Solace,” which is out on Friday.

But now that she’s seen the flick, she says“I think I can be the next Bond girl,” she told MTV.

Bet Awards: Waterfalls

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The ladies dance and sing “Waterfalls” by TLC.

Bet Awards: Girl Power

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The ladies of En Vogue join Alicia Keys on stage for a wonderful performance.

Jack White, Alicia Keys Bond Over 007 Theme

Here’s a match made in…a lab?

With Amy Winehouse long out of commission, Alicia Keys has signed on to lend her sultry, soulful pipes to the new theme song being readied for the upcoming James Bond installment, Quantum of Solace, by alt-rocker Jack White.

The male half of the White Stripes, who wrote and produced the tune, called “Another Way to Die,” will also play drums. The film’s soundtrack is due out Oct. 28, while the movie itself, the second 007 flick featuring hunky blond Bond Daniel Craig, hits theaters Nov. 7.

Keys’ involvement in the production was first reported by E! Online’s own Marc Malkin.

White and Keys’ collaboration marks the first time a duo have tackled the Bond song, which hopefully will be more “Thunderball” (Tom Jones = suave and sophisticated) than “Die Another Day” (Madonna = Pierce Brosnan getting his ass kicked in a Korean prison).

The tradition of having a specialized theme harkens back to English cabaret star Matt Monro’s treatment of the title song from 1963’s From Russia With Love.

Hitmakers who have lent their vocals for the use of her majesty’s secret service over the years include Paul McCartney and Wings (“Live and Let Die”), Carly Simon (“Nobody Does It Better” originated on The Spy Who Loved Me soundtrack), Sheena Easton (“For Your Eyes Only”), a-ha (the purveyors of “The Living Daylights” as well as ’80s favorite “Take on Me”), Duran Duran (“A View to a Kill”), Gladys Knight (“License to Kill”), Tina Turner (“GoldenEye”), Garbage (“The World Is Not Enough”) and, most recently, Chris Cornell, who crooned “You Know My Name” for Casino Royale.

U.K. pop stars Leona Lewis and Duffy were also rumored to be in contention for Quantum of Solace honors before the job was handed over to White and Keys, who are sure to add a certain “that sounds like a marimba!” je ne sais quoi to the 22nd Bond adventure. source E