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Swizz Beatz to attend Harvard Business School

April 17th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Swizz Beatz
Hip hop producer Swizz Beatz is set to attend Harvard Business School to study top-level management.

The star, who is married to Alicia Keys, has been accepted into the Owner/President Management Program.

Posting a portion of his acceptance letter on Instagram.com, he writes, "This might be one of the happiest days of my life. From the BX (Bronx, New York) to Harvard."

Beatz, real name Kasseem Dean, is not the only celebrity to study at HBS - retired supermodel Tyra Banks graduated from the prestigious school in 2012.
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Born That Way: Lady Gaga And 13 Other Celebs Whose Real Names Aren't That Catchy

April 2nd, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Born That Way: Lady Gaga And 13 Other Celebs Whose Real Names Ar
Said Henry Rollins, "I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone." So did the following famous celebrities, who took the names they were given and reinvented them into something more suitable to their personality, or the personality they wanted to cultivate. Want to know why they changed their already perfectly suitable names? We have your answers right here!

1. Lady Gaga

Born That Way: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

Music producer Rob Fusari claims to have invented the name...
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Celebrities' Moms Back President Obama's Healthcare Initiative

March 15th, 2014 4:30pm EDT
Celebrities' Moms Back President Obama's Healthcare Initiative
The mothers of superstars Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys and Adam Levine have stepped into the spotlight to urge young Americans to register for healthcare.

Lopez's mom Guadalupe Rodriguez, Levine matriarch Patsy Noah, and Teresa Augello, whose daughter is singer Keys, front a new TV campaign to highlight the deadline for registering for President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act before March 31.

They reminisce about their talented kids' early days, alongside Jonah Hill's fiery mother Sharon Feldstein, who states: "Trust me, us moms put up with a lot. But one thing we should never have to ...
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Selena Gomez wins Humanitarian Award

February 28th, 2014 6:20am EST
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez has won a Young Humanitarian Award.
The 21-year-old singer was awarded the accolade at the unite4:good and Variety's unite4:humanity gala, held at the Sony Lot in Los Angeles, California, last night (02.27.14).
The 'Spring Breakers' star was honored after being recognized for promoting positivity, inspiring charitable engagement and empowering acts of kindness towards the children's charity UNICEF.
Taking to her Twitter account after the ceremony, she wrote: "By far the coolest award I've received -Young humanitarian award! Beyond proud to represent UNICEF since I was 17 (si...
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Celebrities With Plunging Necklines

February 9th, 2014 4:00pm EST
Celebrities With Plunging Necklines
Hollywood is full of beautiful women who like to spotlight their lean legs, curvy bottoms, and sexy cleavage.

German-American model Heidi Klum has proven that 40 isn't over the hill. She often wears figure-hugging gowns that show off her 5'9" frame.

She's not the only one in Tinseltown who likes to show a bit of skin. Selena Gomez, 21, also likes to step out in a revealing dress now and again.

Check out some celebrities wearing outfits with plunging necklines...

Selena Gomez

Demi Lovato

Kim Kardashian

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Aniston

Vanessa Hudgens

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2014 Grammy Awards Reactions: The Triumphs And Fails

January 28th, 2014 10:30am EST
2014 Grammy Awards Reactions: The Triumphs And Fails
Another year and another Grammys ceremony has come and passed. As always, there were moments that thrilled while others made me curse under my breath. Luckily, as a music journalist, this guy has learned how to think like the Recording Academy, hence the accuracy of many of my picks this year. Still, even being correct, you have to wonder what the Academy is thinking sometimes. Yes, I’m specifically referencing the fact that Kendrick Lamar was shut out – ridiculous! But here goes nothing examining the awards given.

The Big Four: Record, Album and Song of the Year & Best New Artist

Record ...
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Alicia Keys celebrates birthday with Stevie Wonder performance

January 28th, 2014 4:20am EST
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder and P. Diddy were among the performers at Alicia Keys' birthday party.
The 'No One' hitmaker's husband Swizz Beats threw a private party for her 33rd birthday after the Grammy Awards on Sunday (01.26.14), with 75 guests in attendance.
Insiders told the New York Post newspaper that the party-goers had to check in their phones when they arrived at the couple's Hollywood Hills home so no pictures could be leaked online.
Once inside, the revelers enjoyed Nas and Diddy performing 'Hate Me Now', before Alicia joined Nas on stage to sing Lauryn Hill's part of his hit single 'If I Rul...
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The Best & Worst Dressed At The 2014 Grammy Awards

January 27th, 2014 8:59am EST
The Best & Worst Dressed At The 2014 Grammy Awards
The Grammy Awards are music's biggest event of the year, and stars flooded the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, showing off their sexy (and not-so-sexy) looks on the red carpet.

Actress Paula Patton took a risk by wearing a zebra print dress featuring two lion heads growling at her neckline. Robin Thicke's wife got a lot of attention for the dress - but not in a good way. She tops our list of the worst dressed at the 56th annual event.

Pharrell Williams also made quite a statement by showing up in a giant hat, which many compared to the Arby's logo.

But it wasn't all bad. Stars i...
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Alicia Keys, John Mayer, More Stars To Salute The Beatles In Grammy Special

January 7th, 2014 8:29am EST
Alicia Keys
A new television special, "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles," will feature performances by John Legend, Alicia Keys and Maroon 5.

Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics will also reunite for the special, and John Mayer and Keith Urban will also participate, according to Grammy organizers.

The primetime show, presented by The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS, will celebrate the iconic Beatles and their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964.

The special will air on Jan. 27, one day following the 56th Annual Grammy Awards...
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Alicia Keys leaving Blackberry executive position

January 3rd, 2014 3:10am EST
Alicia Keys
Singer Alicia Keys is set to leave her executive position at Blackberry later this month (Jan14) after just one year.

The Empire State of Mind hitmaker was named the first ever Global Creative Director for BlackBerry in January (13), but she will step down on 30 January (14).

A statement from a company spokesperson to CTV News, reads, "We have enjoyed the opportunity to work with such an incredibly talented and passionate individual."

While working at Blackberry, Keys helped to establish the BlackBerry Scholars Program in a bid to inspire women to explore career opportunities in technol...
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Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton holiday in Aspen

January 2nd, 2014 6:20pm EST
Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton have jetted off on a New Year's holiday together.
The on/off couple, who started dating in 2007 after meeting at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin, have fueled speculation their relationship is firmly back on track by flying to Aspen, Colorado to enjoy a skiing holiday with the Formula 1 star's family after ringing in 2014 with Alicia Keys and her music producer husband, Swizz Beatz.
The 'X Factor' judge posted a picture of herself on a snowmobile in front of a sunset on her Instagram profile this morning (01.02.13), with the caption: "What better w...
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Welcome 2014 With The 100 Hottest Celebrity Bikini Photos Of The Past Year

January 1st, 2014 4:01pm EST
Jessica Alba
2013 was a very eventful year when it came to celebrities flaunting their bikini bods.

Jessica Alba, among others, hit the beaches of popular celeb hangout St. Barth's, a French island in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, back in April. The island is is a favorite of several celebs during the holiday season, like Russell Simmons, Stephanie Seymour and Olivia Palermo.

British supermodel Cara Delevingne opted for Barbados, where she spent time with both her family and with pal Rihanna, a native of the island.

Those weren't the only active beaches during the 2013 holiday seasons (both at the ...
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Thoughts On The 56th Annual Grammy Nominations

December 9th, 2013 8:50pm EST
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Grammys are like a musician’s Super Bowl, even if the nominations and victorious artists are flawed.  I won’t lie to you, I complain every year that someone won a Grammy that didn’t deserve it while someone else was snubbed. Just last year, during the 55th Annual Grammys, I lobbied hard for Frank Ocean (looking back, I have reservations now) while Mumford & Sons walked out with the Album of the Year trophy.  The year that Taylor Swift won for Fearless, my girl Beyoncé was on a roll until the coveted Album of the Year award was read.  You get my position though! This year,  I find myself...
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Laura Mvula looking forward to meeting Legend

October 31st, 2013 8:20am EDT
Laura Mvula
Laura Mvula is looking forward to working with John Legend and Alicia Keys.
The 'Green Garden' singer has been inundated with calls since her debut album, 'Sing to the Moon' took off, and can't wait to meet some of the people who inspired her in her career so far.
Speaking at the Barclay Card Mercury Prize in London last night (30.10.13), Laura told BANG Showbiz: "Jill Scott is my new best mate, and John Legend is in touch, Alicia Keys, I'm doing something with in a couple of weeks, so I feel like, man, I'm dropping all these names! I don't think they realize that I'm not all that huge ov...
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John Travolta, Alicia Keys Help Queen Latifah Kick Off Her New Talk Show

September 17th, 2013 9:00am EDT
Queen Latifah
On Monday, Queen Latifah kicked off her new daytime talk show with celebrity pals John Travolta, Lenny Kravitz and Alicia Keys.

Twelve years after her first short-lived chat show ended, the actress returned to the small screen to launch "The Queen Latifah Show" with a little help from her A-list friends.

Latifah told the audience: "Thank you so much for being with me today, and really throughout my whole career. Everything that I have done has led me to this moment.
 
"This is my chance to do all of the things that I love. I get to introduce you to amazing people who are doing extraordina...
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Queen Latifah recruits superstar friends for chat show return

September 16th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah kicked off her new U.S. daytime talk show on Monday (16Sep13) with the help of her A-List friends John Travolta, Lenny Kravitz and Alicia Keys.

The Oscar-nominated actress returned to the small screen 12 years after her short-lived chat show ended in 2001 and marked the occasion with a string of superstar guests.

Talking to her first-day audience, Latifah gushed about her new job, saying, "Thank you so much for being with me today, and really throughout my whole career. Everything that I have done has led me to this moment.

"This is my chance to do all of the things that I ...
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Swizz Beats Posts Photo Of Wife Alicia Keys In A Bikini While Vacationing In Brazil

September 13th, 2013 6:02pm EDT
Alicia Keys bikini
Alicia Keys showed off her bikini body in an orange swimsuit reminiscent of the one Halle Berry wore in James Bond flick Die Another Day.

The singer was photographed on the beach in Brazil by producer husband Swizz Beatz, who captioned the photo "Yeah baby [heart heart heart...] #BondGirlFlow".

The couple, along with 2½-year-old son, Egypt, are vacationing in the South American country and are set to celebrate Swizz's (real name Kasseem David Dean) 35th birthday on Friday, and the record producer also posted an image of the family relaxing on a yacht.

Keys tweeted a birthday message to h...
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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz share wedding anniversary tweets with fans

July 31st, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz celebrated their third wedding anniversary with heartfelt tweets on Wednesday (31Jul13).

The happy couple poured out their feelings online for all their followers to see.

Beatz wrote, "Wow 2day make 3 years being married to my soul mate / partner / BFF/ wife/ sister. we never raised our voice to each other now that's amazing."

He added, "She love (sic) all of my kids like they belong to her that's what I respect and love the most cheers to My Queen and 100 plus more years!"

Keys replied, "Happy anniversary! The love of my life! N ur eyes (in your ...
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Alicia Keys, Timbaland, Jay-Z, And Justin Timberlake Rock New York

July 20th, 2013 2:37pm EDT
Alicia Keys
Superstars Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake turned up the heat in New York on Friday by bringing out Alicia Keys and Timbaland to join them onstage during their joint concert.

The "Suit & Tie" hitmakers, who are currently touring North America as the Legends of the Summer, had two special guests lined up for the Yankee Stadium gig with Jay-Z sending the audience into a screaming frenzy as he welcomed Keys to perform their chart smash hit, Empire State of Mind, in their hometown.

Timberlake also got into the Big Apple spirit by belting out a rendition of Frank Sinatra's city anthem "New York, N...
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Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys set for Global Poverty Project benefit

July 11th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Alicia Keys
Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, John Mayer and Kings Of Leon are teaming up for a star-studded benefit concert in New York City to raise money for the Global Poverty Project.

The artists will come together in Manhattan's Central Park on 28 September (13) to urge world leaders convening in the city for the United Nations General Assembly Meeting to take more action to end extreme poverty.

Charity founder Hugh Evans says, "We must push our leaders to step up and commit to action. This is not just a concert. We are building a movement."

The first annual Global Citizen Festival was held last yea...
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Alicia Keys recording duets album with Maxwell

July 10th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Alicia Keys
R&B stars Alicia Keys and Maxwell are reuniting in the studio for a new duets album.

The Empire State of Mind hitmaker invited Maxwell to join her on the ballad Fire We Make for her latest album, Girl on Fire, and it appears their musical chemistry has inspired the singers to record a whole project together.

Maxwell tells Billboard.com, "We got a thing musically. That's like my little sister. What's funny is Swizz (Beatz, Keys' husband) is the champion of all of it... She's someone that I trust... And I'm proud to say that I've known them 20 years almost."
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Roger Waters urges Alicia Keys to boycott Israel

June 3rd, 2013 3:10am EDT
Alicia Keys
Roger Waters has backed calls for singer Alicia Keys to axe her upcoming concert in Israel over the government's alleged mistreatment of Palestinians.

The veteran rocker has written an open letter echoing author Alice Walker's previous plea for Keys to call off her show in Tel Aviv on 4 July (13) in response to the ongoing violence between Israel and Palestine over the Gaza strip.

In his message, Waters admits Keys may not have heard of him, writing, "I used to be in a band called Pink Floyd, and, believe it or not, I still work."

He encourages the Fallin' hitmaker to "stand united with ...
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Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Usher, And Others Raise Millions With Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert

May 30th, 2013 2:07pm EDT
Blake Shelton Healing the Heartland
Several music stars gathered at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City to raise millions in charity for those affected by the devastating tornadoes in the state.

Blake Shelton organized the Healing in the Heartland event to air on NBC, where he also appears on The Voice. He started the show with a rendition of "God Gave Me You," and then gave the stage to Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder for musical performances.

Shelton’s wife Miranda Lambert focused on the displaced animals affected by the storms. She held back tears as she sang The House Th...
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Alicia Keys announces BlackBerry scholarship programme

May 14th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Alicia Keys
R&B superstar Alicia Keys is helping to launch a new scholarship programme through her partnership with smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry.

The Empire State of Mind hitmaker, who was appointed the company's Global Creative Director in January (13), has teamed up with the firm's bosses to form the BlackBerry Scholars Program in a bid to inspire women to explore career opportunities in technology and mobile computing.

Outstanding female students enrolling in degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) this year (13) have been invited to apply for the fin...
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Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys penned court letters of support for Lauryn Hill

May 9th, 2013 4:00pm EDT
Alicia Keys
Soul icon Stevie Wonder and R&B singer Alicia Keys sent letters of support for Lauryn Hill to the judge overseeing her tax evasion case in a desperate bid to keep her out of jail.

The former Fugees star reached out to friends and family to write to the New Jersey judge on her behalf in a bid to land a lesser sentence after pleading guilty to three charges of failing to file tax returns between 2005 and 2007, with each count carrying a year behind bars.

On Monday (06May13), she was sentenced to serve three months in jail as punishment, and now Hill has penned a note of thanks to everyone w...
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Music's Biggest Stars Rocked The Red Carpet At The 2013 Grammys

February 11th, 2013 11:04am EST
55th Grammy Awards
  The 55th Annual Grammy Awards got off to a hot start on the red carpet, where music's biggest stars gathered before the main event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Most stars adhered to the requests in the memo that CBS sent out on Wednesday, asking stars to tone their fashion choices down. The memo specifically asked that "buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered"; also warning that "see through" fashions, visible thongs and attire exposing any part of "genital regions" was forbidden at this year's award show.

Most stars followed the rules, including Jennifer Lopez, who ...
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Kerry Washington Wins Big At NAACP Awards - See Red Carpet Pics!

February 2nd, 2013 9:36am EST
Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington took top honors on Friday night at the 2013 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards.
 
The actress, 36, won three awards: Best Supporting Actress ("Django Unchained"), Best Actress in a Drama Series ("Scandal") and President's Award for her public service work on behalf of President Barack Obama.

Washington is the first African-American woman to lead the cast of a primetime drama since Diahann Carroll in "Julia" over 30 years ago. Carroll gushed: "I think she's enjoying one of the great moments of her life right now in our industry."...
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Alicia Keys Assumes Executive Position At Blackberry

January 31st, 2013 10:03am EST
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys has signed on as the Global Creative Director of smartphone maker BlackBerry.

Her job title was announced during the company's BlackBerry 10 launch in New York City on Wednesday, and it appears the Grammy Award winner will have her hands full with a load of new responsibilities for the tech firm.

President Thorsten Heins says, "Alicia Keys has come to BlackBerry because she believes in the product and technology, and subscribes to our overriding philosophy to 'Keep Moving' to empower people through mobile computing and communications.

"We are excited she will be bringing t...
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Alicia Keys & Taylor Swift Sizzle At The NRJ Music Awards In France

January 28th, 2013 2:00pm EST
Alicia Keys
These girls are on fire! Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift attended the 14th NRJ Music Awards ceremony in Cannes, France, over the weekend, and they looked hot.

Keys wore a black cut-out dress that showed off a lot of skin around her midsection and back. Last week she celebrated her 32nd birthday at the 40 Principales Awards in Madrid, Spain, where she was presented with the honor for best American artist/composer of the last decade.

Swift looked amazing in an off-white sequined mini dress. The singer seems to have left behind her usual conservative wardobe these days for much sexier ensembles...
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Alicia Keys Celebrates 32nd Birthday At Spanish Awards Show

January 25th, 2013 1:34pm EST
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys rang in her 32nd birthday at a music awards show in Spain and left with a special present after accepting a career achievement prize.

The Fallin' star, who turned 32 on Friday, marked her special day early on Thursday by attending the 40 Principales Awards in Madrid, Spain, where she was presented with the honor for best American artist/composer of the last decade.

Keys performed at the ceremony and while she was on stage, the crowd serenaded her with a rendition of Happy Birthday.

The singer posted a picture of the special moment on her Twitter.com page, with the caption,...
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