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Alicia Keys, Jay-Z Fooled Some in Tonys Audience

Duet was taped and made to appear the duet was live

(Newser) - Not only were TV viewers fooled, many people in the audience thought they were seeing a crowd-pleasing moment in Sunday night's Tony Awards live. But it was the kind of trickery more common in films than the theater, the AP reports. While Alicia Keys performed a medley from her...

For the Record, NFL Cleans Up Alicia Keys' Super Bowl Vocal

Stumble apparent in live performance disappears in official version

(Newser) - The stage was set for Alicia Keys' surprise performance Sunday in the Super Bowl halftime show to be memorable, cameras gradually closing in to show the singer seated at a red grand piano, wearing a red dress with a huge matching and glimmering cape behind her. But as she began...

Usher's Halftime Show Called 'Electric'
Usher's Halftime Show
Called 'Electric'
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Usher's Halftime Show Called 'Electric'

Alicia Keys made a surprise appearance, as did others including Ludacris

(Newser) - Another Super Bowl halftime show is in the books, with Usher headlining while getting a surprise assist from Alicia Keys (watch here ) and big-name cameos from guests including H.E.R.,, Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon, and Ludacris. The early reviews are strong.
  • "It was an

Teen Shot by Homeowner Gets Invite From a Big Star

Alicia Keys asks Missouri's Ralph Yarl to a Kansas concert; meanwhile, his family has set up a trust

(Newser) - As Ralph Yarl, the Missouri 16-year-old shot last month after going to the wrong home to pick up his younger brothers, continues to recover from his injuries, he now has a fun event to look forward to. As TMZ reports, Yarl received a personal invite from Alicia Keys to attend...

Alicia Keys, Wu-Tang Clan Albums Claim a Major Honor

25 songs, albums, and even a podcast are added into National Recording Registry

(Newser) - Critically acclaimed debut albums by Wu-Tang Clan and Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin's Latin pop megahit "Livin' La Vida Loca," and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" are among the recordings being inducted this year into the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday the 25...

Stars Come Out for Virtual COVID Benefit

'One World: Together At Home' featured Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, more performing from home

(Newser) - Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, and others sang classic songs brimmed with messages of hope and change during a TV special aimed at fighting the coronavirus, while Beyoncé and Alicia Keys spoke passionately about how the virus has disproportionately affected black Americans. Beyoncé made a surprise appearance on...

Teen Told to Cut Dreadlocks Scores One Win

DeAndre Arnold now has $20K for college, thanks to Ellen

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres is "begging" a Texas high school to reconsider its decision to bar a student from graduation over the length of his dreadlocks . "This kid is a good kid. He deserves to graduate, to walk with all the other kids … Please. Change your mind," she...

Alicia Keys-BlackBerry Collaboration Is Kaput

Apparently, no one cared that Alicia Keys was working for BlackBerry

(Newser) - Turns out even Alicia Keys can't get people excited about BlackBerry devices. Roughly 11 months after the company created a position specifically for the singer (Global Creative Director), it yesterday announced the two are going their separate ways, Bloomberg reports. Keys was hired as the BlackBerry 10 operating system...

4 Stars Who Got Engaged on Their Birthdays

Kim, Kanye are the latest

(Newser) - Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian on her birthday, but it wasn't exactly an original idea. Perez Hilton rounds up more celebrities whose engagements were also a birthday present:
  • Justin Theroux proposed to Jennifer Aniston on his birthday.
  • Britney Spears got engaged to Jason Trawick on her birthday ... of

11 Artists Accused of Stealing Music

Madonna should maybe lay off the Gaga accusations...

(Newser) - Even such a legendary band as the Beatles once found itself in a copyright infringement mess, when the band was accused of pilfering the beat and lyrics for "Come Together" from a Chuck Berry song. Huffington Post rounds up 11 musicians who have been accused of stealing parts of...

RIM Gets Ready to Do or Die With BlackBerry 10 Launch
 RIM Rolls Out BlackBerry 10 

RIM Rolls Out BlackBerry 10

And it's RIM no more, plays up 'beautiful' new phones

(Newser) - The six-city launch of the new BlackBerry 10 phones and operating system is now complete. One of the biggest shockers from the event: Research in Motion is scrapping its name, and will now be known simply as BlackBerry. Other developments:
  • CEO Thorsten Heins underscored the "heartfelt and brutal honesty"

Alicia Keys Gets Super Bowl Gig

She'll sing the national anthem

(Newser) - A person familiar with Super Bowl entertainment plans tells the AP that Alicia Keys has been lined up to perform the national anthem before the NFL championship game in New Orleans on Feb. 3. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL has not yet announced the anthem...

Stars Rock '12-12-12,' Raise $30M for Sandy

Springsteen, McCartney, Bon Jovi come together for storm relief

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, and Kanye West were just a few of the music and screen legends who raised millions for Sandy relief last night. Appearing on TV, radio, the Web, and in movie theaters, the 12-12-12 concert had a potential audience of some 2 billion, USA ...

Empire State Building Dazzles With New Lights

New, eco-friendly LED lights wow New Yorkers

(Newser) - In the wee hours of Thanksgiving morning, as most of New York slept, something big and bright lit up the Manhattan skyline for just seconds, a tightly held secret to all but a handful of people. It was a tiny test for the huge public surprise four days later: the...

Celebs Stop Tweeting for AIDS; No One Cares

Billionaire has to donate last half of money needed to get them back online

(Newser) - Celebrities had a plan: Stay off Twitter until they raised $1 million for HIV/AIDS relief, in a campaign known as "Digital Death." Just one problem: They expected to raise the cash in a snap ... and they didn't. After six days of silence, just $450,000 had come in:...

Alicia Keys Has Baby Boy
 Alicia Keys Has Baby Boy 

Alicia Keys Has Baby Boy

Singer, hubby Swizz Beatz welcome Egypt

(Newser) - It's a baby boy for singer Alicia Keys and new husband Swizz Beatz. reports People. The couple "joyfully welcomed their first child," Egypt Daoud Dean, Thursday night in New York, according to reps. "I'm so thankful for everything I been blessed with in my life." Beatz,...

8 Shotgun Weddings
 8 Shotgun Weddings 

8 Shotgun Weddings

The bun was in the oven when these stars got hitched

(Newser) - You may have heard of a certain high-profile wedding this past Saturday—but did you know the bride was pregnant? No, not Chelsea Clinton : Alicia Keys, who married producer Swizz Beatz . In her honor, The Frisky lists seven other celebrity shotgun weddings:
  • James Van Der Beek: The Dawson’s Creek

Alicia Keys Weds Producer Beau

Singer and Swizz Beatz are expecting their first child

(Newser) - So that's where the celebrities were—Alicia Keys married rap producer Swizz Beatz yesterday in a small ceremony attended by, among others, Bono and Queen Latifah, reports the Daily Mail . Though overshadowed by Chelsea Clinton's blowout in New York's Hudson Valley, the exchange of vows on the French island of...

Alicia Keys Pregnant, Engaged
 Alicia Keys Pregnant, Engaged 

Alicia Keys Pregnant, Engaged

She'll marry rapper Swizz Beatz later this year

(Newser) - Alicia Keys will need a bridal shower and a baby shower: She and rapper Swizz Beatz “are expecting a baby and are engaged to be married in a private ceremony later this year,” reps confirm. The couple has been dating since 2008 and “they’re very happy,...

13 Surprising Irish Celebrities
 13 Surprising Irish Celebrities 
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13 Surprising Irish Celebrities

Alicia Keys? Barack Obama? Ben Stiller? Yes, yes, and yes.

(Newser) - Lots of celebrities are likely to be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day tonight—but you might be surprised to discover which of them actually have Irish roots. The Daily Beast lists 13 you might not expect:
  1. Barack Obama: Yes, it’s Obama, not O’Bama. Nevertheless, the president has an

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