Alicia Keys gets Super Bowl off to fiery start
February 3rd, 2013
06:58 PM ET

Alicia Keys gets Super Bowl off to fiery start

Alicia Keys pulled no punches with a performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" ahead of the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Keys took her time belting out the lyrics to the national anthem as she played her own accompaniment, but her performance was nearly flawless and generally well-received. Many joked that the 33-year-old singer was a "Girl on Fire" seated at a piano in the middle of the field.

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Alicia Keys on the role she's been eyeing, new app
October 29th, 2012
10:25 AM ET

Alicia Keys on the role she's been eyeing, new app

Alicia Keys has stepped in front of the camera to appear in films like “The Secret Life of Bees” and “The Nanny Diaries,” but there’s one role the musician has been particularly eager to play.

“I’ve had my eye on the role of Lena Horne for awhile, and it’s been a little bit of a discussion in different ways for awhile as well,” Keys told CNN. "And I’d really love it if that came together because, what a beautiful woman, a beautiful story, such an incredible time, and that would be a cool thing to explore.”

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Alicia Keys' new album actually isn't about 'The Hunger Games'
August 23rd, 2012
04:57 PM ET

Alicia Keys' new album actually isn't about 'The Hunger Games'

You're not alone if, upon seeing the cover art for Alicia Keys' new album on Thursday, you assumed the singer must have been spending sleepless nights devouring Suzanne Collins' "Hunger Games" trilogy.

"Girl on Fire"? Come on - obvious reference to Katniss Everdeen, right? Yeah ... not so much.

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Alicia Keys' 'Keep a Child Alive' to air on World AIDS Day
December 1st, 2011
01:20 PM ET

Alicia Keys' 'Keep a Child Alive' to air on World AIDS Day

“Keep a Child Alive with Alicia Keys” will air on Thursday in honor of World AIDS Day.

The day, dedicated to uniting in the fight against HIV, is a fitting one for the Showtime documentary’s debut.

The documentary follows Alicia Keys and five young adults as they visit the Keep a Child Alive funded sites in South Africa.

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While you were working...
July 8th, 2011
05:17 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Megan Fox is determined to show the world she doesn't use Botox. And obviously, posting a photo of her wrinkled forehead takes care of that. (JustJared)
  • Even if you're not one to gush, Alicia Keys' 8-month-old son, Egypt, is absolutely adorable. Who wants to bet that having parents like Keys and Swizz Beatz means the kid is going to be musically inclined? (E! Online)
  • There's something going around - Katy Perry rescheduled two of her concerts, only a couple of days after Taylor Swift was forced to do the same. Get well soon! (USA Today)
  • The once "it girl" Chloe Sevigny is switching it up by going brunette. We're glad to see the"Big Love" actress is getting into character for her next role, but let's hope it's temporary dye. (PopEater)
  • According to an interview with Cosmopolitan U.K., Rihanna has officially joined ranks with all the other single ladies. But remember: the R&B singer is a working gal - she's got a career to focus on! (MTV)
  • Is there anything the woman can't do? Oprah Winfrey is reportedly being considered as a candidate to host the Oscars. (Los Angeles Times)
Alicia Keys in awe of waxen look-a-like
June 29th, 2011
03:56 PM ET

Alicia Keys in awe of waxen look-a-like

Madame Tussauds is in the business of making wax figures that resemble their famous counterparts but the job they did on Alicia Keys' statue went so well, the multiple Grammy winner could hardly believe her eyes.

"I actually think it's really, really good!" she told MTV News when she paid the figure a visit at Madame Tussauds New York.

"I was looking close up: It's like my eyebrows are for real, and it's like my eyes are for real, and the bone structure of my chin," Keys goes on, "like, 'Look, that's my chin! That's my jaw!'

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