Category Archives: Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys @ Keep A Child Alive – Charity

Grammy winner Alicia Keys had her fifth annual Black Ball for her AIDS charity – Keep A Child Alive – at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, which included guests: Padma Lakshmi, Justin Timberlake, John Mayer, Tyra Banks & Jessica Alba and honoraries: Queen Latifah & Simon Fuller (Idol Gives Back).


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Alicia Keys on recruiting star-studded guests: I bat my eyes and I wink. And we have great conversation, and they show up. It’s a very important event.

Ms. Keys on the country’s direction: It’s a difficult time for all of us, but due to our recent election, it’s a hopeful time.

John Mayer on Keys: She’s a rare human being. I’m proud to consider her a friend. I’m kind of a creep. It’s about supporting a friend, and it’s about myself feeling strong enough about it to help.

Jessica Alba on Keys: What she’s done with this organization, the money and awareness she’s raised, is incredible. Becoming a mom makes everything more relevant. You feel the impact of every decision that’s made.

Padma Lakshmi on helping Alicia Keys raise money for Keep a Child Alive: (It can be tough asking for charity dollars). It really is. I’m sending e-mails and calling. You felt almost bad because it was when the world was crumbling.

To learn more about this children charity, please visit keepachildalive.org.

Excerpt from Queen Latifah speech: I’m so blessed. I was raised by a strong black woman. (She) taught me that every woman was a queen. I want to continue to contribute to this organization. You didn’t need to honor me tonight — I’d still give to your organization. As a person, as a child, I was actually abused and I didn’t say anything, because I didn’t know how.

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Dakota Fanning @ The Secret Life Of Bees

Dakota Fanning walks the red carpet and faces hordes of flashing bulbs to promote her new film – The Secret Life Of Bees – at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California.

The Secret Life Of Bees: In 1960s South Carolina, a young white girl (Dakota Fanning) flees her hometown with her black surrogate mother and is taken in by an eccentric trio of beekeeping sisters who introduce the runaway to their secret world.

The Secret Life Of Bees rolls out to theaters on Friday, October 17.

The Secret Life of Bees – Premiere

Producer Will Smith and Executive Producer Jada Pinkett Smith attend Queen Latifah and Tristan Wilds’s The Secret Life Of Bees Los Angeles premiere at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California.


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The Secret Life Of Bees is set in South Carolina in 1964, the tale of Lily Owens, a 14-year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping, honey and the Black Madonna.

Bees hits theaters on Friday, October 17.

Tristan Wilds @ The Secret Life Of Bees

90210 2.0 actors Dustin Milligan and Ryan Eggold came out to support their talented co-star Tristan Wilds at his Los Angeles premiere of The Secret Life Of Bees held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California.


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Tristan Wilds was previously seen on critically acclaimed HBO series – The Wire, is repped by Marni Rosenzweig @ Abrams Artists Agency and managed by Elise Koseff @ J Mitchell Management.

The Secret Life Of Bees opens in theater on Friday, October 17.

Secret Life of Bees @ Toronto International Film Festival

The 2008 Toronto International Film Festival announced four films – Secret Life of Bees, RockNrolla, Religulous Larry Charles, & The Duchess – of their premiere line-ups. The fall festival runs from September 4 to 13.


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Gina Prince-Bythewood’s Secret Life of Bees: Set in South Carolina in 1964, the tale of Lily Owens, a 14-year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping, honey and the Black Madonna.

Bees hit theaters on October 17. Prince-Bythewood is repped by Carin Sage @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

Saul Dibb’s The Duchess: A vibrant beauty and celebrity of her time is trapped in an unhappy triangle with her husband and his live-in mistress. She falls passionately in love with an ambitious young politician, and the affair causes a bitter conflict with her husband and threatens to erupt into a scandal.

The Duchess / Georgiana, Georgiana: Dutchess of Devonshire hits theaters on September 12. Dibb is repped by Charlotte Kelly @ Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd.

Alicia Keys @ Nobel Peace Prize (Norway)

Alicia Keys and Uma Thurman attend Nobel Peace Prize event to celebrate the recipients at a concert in Norway. Al Gore was honored for his environmental work on global warming.


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Alicia Keys Humps EW

RR Sideshow: Alicia Keys Humps EW

Alicia Keys graces the cover and pages of Entertainment Weekly magazine to discuss life and promote her latest album, As I Am.