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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... More »

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
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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... More »

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"
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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... More »

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 ... More »

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... More »

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:... More »

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,... More »

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
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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... More »

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,... More »

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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8 Least Likely Celeb Homewreckers

Meg Ryan, Natalie Portman, Claire Danes? Say it ain't so!

(Newser) - Susan Sarandon's 23-year relationship with Tim Robbins may have been broken up by her affair with a much younger ping-pong player…or it may have been broken up by Meg Ryan. Yes, that Meg Ryan: "America's sweetheart." But she's not the only unlikely celebrity homewrecker. The Frisky found... More »

Celeb Telethon Rakes In $57M —and Counting

Star-studded 'Hope for Haiti Now' event haul sets record

(Newser) - The Hope for Haiti Now telethon raised $57 million in a day, a record for a disaster relief telethon, and donations are continuing to pour in. Friday night's star-studded event was just the kickoff of a 6-month fundraising effort masterminded by George Clooney, and the preliminary total is even more... More »

'We Are the World' Sequel to Help Haiti

Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie plan 25th anniversary re-recording

(Newser) - It's "We Are the World" take 2, this time for Haiti. Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are getting some of the music industry's top stars together for a 25th anniversary re-recording of the song, with proceeds going to earthquake victims. The gathering will probably take place in Los Angeles... More »

Boyle's Album on Track to Be Year's Top Seller

No. 1 seller for 4th week may just beat out Tayor Swift

(Newser) - Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed a Dream was the top-selling album in the country for the fourth week in a row last week, and its total of 2.4 million copies makes it the second-best-selling album of the year. The leader is Taylor Swift’s Fearless—and Fearless has had... More »

Stephen Colbert Raps With Alicia Keys

Colbert 'improves' Keys' 'Empire State of Mind'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert is a big fan of Alicia Keys’ hit with Jay-Z, “Empire State of Mind,” with just one caveat: Where are the verses celebrating the suburbs? He fixed that problem last night when Keys performed on The Colbert Report . For lyrics about Connecticut, gated communities, private schools,... More »

New Site Decodes Rap Lyrics

Rap Genius breaks down Jay-Z, Ghostface Killah, and more

(Newser) - Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ song “Empire State of Mind” is everywhere, even at the World Series. But do you know what the lyrics mean? If not, Rap Genius (formerly Rap Exegesis) can clue you in the way it educated Nick Antosca of the Huffington Post. Some of the explanations... More »

The 2009 Best-Dressed List

2009 list also includes sports figures, politicians, royalty, entertainers, artists

(Newser) - Vanity Fair’s 2009 International Best-Dressed List is as glamorous as ever, but the magazine didn’t ignore the global pinch of the recession. A sampling of the honorees, along with their favorite recession-friendly bargain-hunting locale or item:
  • Michelle Obama: J. Crew
  • Barack Obama: Secret Service employees’ store
  • Alicia Keys:
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