Alicia Keys and Kanye West
American Music Awards darling Alicia Keys, who nabbed five nominations this year, will perform at the ceremony next month.
Also joining the musical lineup are Kanye West and The Fray. Previously announced performers include Rihanna, New Kids on the Block, the Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Ne-Yo, the Pussycat Dolls and Pink.
Keys enters the Nov. 23 show (and NOKIA Theatre) as the one to beat with a leading five nods, including one for Artist of the Year. Hot on her heels are Coldplay and The Eagles, each with four.
One person who is guaranteed to go home a winner is ...
Alicia Keys will be the woman to beat next month at the American Music Awards. The songstress nabbed a leading five nominations, including the big kahuna, Artist of the Year.
Her other four nods are for female artist and favorite album, As I Am, in both the Pop/Rock and Soul/R&B categories.
Nipping at her heels with four nods are ...
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The WNBA's 12th season begins Saturday and the league has scored an A-list spokeswoman: Alicia Keys. The Grammy-winning musician made a special video of her song "Superwoman" that will air before all 22 of the league's nationally televised games on ABC and ESPN2 this summer. The video was filmed earlier this month during a concert in Anaheim, California.The season tips off with with the defending league champion Phoenix Mercury hosting the Los Angeles Sparks (May 17, 3:30 pm/ET, ABC). ESPN2's Tuesday-night game-of-the-week schedule begins three days later with Sacramento Monarchs visiting the refurbished Seattle Storm (May 20, 10:30 pm/ET).
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Is there something in the water? A severe throat ailment forced American Idol alum Jordin Sparks to cancel an appearance with Alicia Keys this week. Now, swollen vocal cords have forced Keys to cancel her own appearances.She was scheduled to perform tonight in Cleveland. She also cancelled an apearance in Pittsburgh earlier this week as a result of the ailment. J.R. WhalenRelated: Jordin Sparks Sidelined by Severe Throat Injury
All the King's Men, starring Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and many other bold-faced names has been given a new September 22 release date. The political-drama remake was originally pegged to hit theaters last December.... Singer Alicia Keys will play Scarlett Johansson's best friend in The Nanny Diaries.... Peter Segal (The Longest Yard, 50 First Dates) will direct Shazam!, a big-screen take on Captain Marvel, the superhero I was for Halloween many, many years ago.
UPN is teaming with Alicia Keys to develop a drama loosely based on the Grammy-winning R&B chanteuse's childhood. Born to a white mother and black father (who split when she was a toddler), Keys was raised in NYC's Hell's Kitchen and started learning classical piano at age 6. The tentative title: "Everybody Hates Practicing Their Scales."
Well, this is one way to get out of diaper duty: Ben Affleck is set to star opposite Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds and Alicia Keys in Smokin' Aces, a feature about a Vegas magician (Entourage's Piven) marked for murder. "You'll be shocked to see a very different Ben Affleck in this movie," Reynolds tells the Chicago Sun-Times. Which I think means that Matt Damon will be playing him.
Mariah Carey, Kanye West and John Legend are the early favorites for the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, having garnered eight nominations each this morning. Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé Knowles, 50 Cent, Stevie Wonder and the Black Eyed Peas (I love those lumps!) follow with six nods apiece. CBS will broadcast the ceremony live on Feb. 8; for a complete list of nominations, visit Grammys.com.
The first batch of performers has been announced for Friday's multinetwork telethon, Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast, and they include newly engaged Sheryl Crow, the Dixie Chicks, Alicia Keys, Randy Newman, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and Neil Young. Among the nonmusically inclined celebs slated to appear are Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Ellen DeGeneres, Jack Nicholson, Chris Rock, Ray Romano and Sela Ward. Kanye West, meanwhile, will serve as host. Psych!!! Speaking of the little rabble-rouser...