Last night, a whole mess of iconic musicians got together for the epic “12-12-12″ Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert, which aired on a number of different TV networks and lasted nearly six hours. While the show was definitely lacking in female performers — where were New York City legends like Patti Smith or Bette Midler?! — it was chock full of big name acts like Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys (holdin’ it down for the ladies), Kanye West (wearing a controversial leather skirt), Paul McCartney, the remaining members of Nirvana, Billy Joel, and The Who. I couldn’t clip the whole show, obviously, but here are seven performances that I especially enjoyed!
I must be ovulating because I cannot stop downloading photos of celebrity babies today! But more importantly, I must take this opportunity to publicly apologize to Egypt, Alicia Keys’ son, for not recognizing his incredible adorableness earlier. But better late than never, right? What a handsome, sweet little gentleman he is. Welcome to the Celeb Babies I Love Club, Egypt — Abel Arnett (pictured below, in photos I also downloaded in my baby-craving frenzy today) will put your membership materials in the mail ASAP.
Alicia Keys, you are generally really cute. And you can sing really well! But that doesn’t mean you should wander around the Paris Chanel show – which is basically like Oz for fashion people — with weird head jewelry on.
“[Married life is] so fly. There’s something great about feeling at peace and ease with your partner and knowing you understand each other. I really enjoy that friendship. There are so many similarities between us, it’s just mind-blowing. It’s really cool to have met my equal.”
—Alicia Keys talks to People about her first year as a married woman on the eve of her anniversary with rapper Swizz Beatz. With all the sitcoms and commercials telling me that marriage is the pits, it’s so refreshing to hear someone talk about it with excitement and wonder. Thanks Alicia! [People] Keep reading »
So, apparently, Jennifer Aniston didn’t love our idea for her to direct an all female version of “The Three Amigos” starring herself, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow. Looks like she wanted something more meaty and heartfelt for her directorial debut. She has signed on for “Project Five,” a Lifetime project that will meld together five short films about different breast cancer survivors. And Jennifer won’t be the only famous director—Demi Moore and Alicia Keys will also be stepping behind the camera for the cause. Keep reading »
This is the only case I can think of where a singer croons to a “baby” in a song and is actually talking to a human infant. Alicia Keys has released this new tune, also featuring Eve, for her newborn baby, Egypt Daoud Dean. It’s called “Speechless,” and has me a little teary eyed and wistful this morning. “Ain’t no words to describe the way that I’m feeling when I look at you,” Alicia sings. “I’m just speechless, baby, don’t know what to say.” Sweet. [PopEater] Keep reading »
OK, Kim Kardashian isn’t really dead, but she is playing dead for charity. Celebrities like Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, and Alicia Keys, along with Kardashian, are going to stop social networking — posting to Twitter, Facebook, and the like — until $1 million has been raised in the Digital Life Sacrifice event on Wednesday, Dec. 1, which benefits Keys’ Keep a Child Alive charity as part of World AIDS Day. All that said, Kardashian does make a pretty attractive corpse. [Just Jared] Keep reading »