Russell Simmons Wrote these Words for Alicia Keys Creative Projet Recently. Words worthy of Reflecting on again today:
Ladies and gentlemen, we gather here today, because we have “lost” an angel. An angel who has blessed us with the gospels of truth ever since we first heard the ivory keys and the metal chords strike notes of compassion and empowerment. An angel who carried her message to lands far and wide, but whose wings always touched the ground. We are gathered to pay our last respects to this gentle angel who has inspired us with her unwavering generosity and her valiant sacrifice. But, before I continue eulogizing this precious angel, I am here today to stop this funeral. To stop this angel’s wings from being clipped. Because angels don’t die.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.4.10~
Update: Egypt Daoud Dean is the name of Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz baby boy, reports E! Online via Keys’ rep.
Cute name. Daoud is arabic for David – as this couple send a message of peace to the world, about acceptance of difference between Jewish and Arab communities – with this baby’s unique name. Of course, Egypt is the largest Muslim populated nation in the world – so definitely a message being sent to the Muslim world, in this little messanger’s life.
And, for a good book that sums up, Keys’ and Beat’s son’s name. Click on this rose, to read a novel (“Courage to Love” by author Robert Ellis) that’s all about this exact same theme of Peace when a teenager and a soldier, one an American-Jew the other an Arab teenager, unexpectedly fall for eachother in love.
This novel is set in Israel and the Gaza Strip. There’s not one camel in it, but it’s definitely a profound Mid-East love story of tolerance being the starting point of genuine love.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.15.10~
Alicia Keys has given birth. Now she has the perfect person in the world, to sing this song to each night. Exciting news for the talented Keys and her hubby.
“NEW YORK — It’s a boy for Alicia Keys and her husband, music producer/rapper Swizz Beatz.
A representative for Keys said she gave birth Thursday night in New York. The couple have named their son Egypt Dean. It’s the first child for the 29-year-old superstar and the fourth child for Beatz, whose real name is Kaseem Dean. The couple was married July 31.
Swizz Beatz, 31, took time to tweet on Friday: “I’m so thankful for everything I been blessed with in my life wo http://wwwwww!
Singer Mary J. Blige also tweeted her congratulations on the birth.”
Alicia Keys turns up the heat for Gotham Magazine in NYC. The Jonas Brothers play football. And here in the beautiful City of Angels, here’s how you ranked and voted your top ten news posts today. Enjoy!
7. From the vault: Bar Refaeli‘s Esquire Cover has heat
10. Festive Color: Carnival in Brazil pics. Go Rio!
Alecia Keys is stunning performing live at the Black Ball. Enjoy a true American songstress, singing her heart out and rattling those ebony and ivory keyboards like there’s no tomorrow. She is beautiful inside and out.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood, California USA. 12.3.09~
UK Brits can do black too. Love it from Twilight Star, Robert Pattinson today, this week Pattinson has referred himself to a Beatle and now Jay-Z the king of hip hop. And Lady Gaga thinks that she’s a fame monster. He’s too much. Here’s what Pattinson says:
“When I was 14, I fronted a rap trio.”
On his trademark look: “I’ve never really had a specific look in mind. It is what it is. It’s so funny, a friend of mine from London came over and said, ‘Why is everyone going on about your hair all the time?’ Everyone has hair like that in London.”
[Image: Robert Pattinson Out take, courtesy of Vanity Fair Magazine]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.26.09~
Here’s the full list of AMA winners tonight. (more…)
They’re hot in their new music video. Jay-Z and Alecia Key’s continue their presidential hip hop mission, to rebuild New York after the 9-11 tragedy.
Here’s the official music video, for Empire State of Mind starring what makes New York City so great. Her skyline, her people, her art and artists.
Being a working mom who is one of the few A-List black, actresses in Hollywood, Halle Berry turned out her brand of charm and sexy perfection on the red carpet of the Keep A Child Alive 6th Annual Black Ball.
The organization helps 13 million orphans in Africa who have lost their parents to the AIDS virus. You can make a difference by going here to donate. Along with the beautiful Halle Berry, singer, Alecia Keys is also a patron of the org.
Thanks Halle Berry. Hollywood’s sexiest black A-List star, just keeps getting better with age. Amazing!
The Ten Top MTV VMA Awards moments of 2009 that stood out, were:
1. Michael Jackson’s footage of the King of Pop performing his greatest hits, was a level of performance, that perhaps only Beyonce is matching at this level, singing live and storytelling through constant, rigorous dance choreography. The posthumous footage of Jackson’s music videos and MJ live in concert, stole the show.
2 TIE A: Madonna’s speech for the King of Pop, showed class. The woman who has had the most successful tour ever in the history of music or a solo act this year and in a global recession; and who has amassed 40 #1 dance chart hits; the highest ever in the dance chart countdown by an artist… only Madonna could honor Jackson in a way that other American leaders couldn’t. She did. Wow! What a moment!
2. TIE B: Janet Jackson’s performance of her duet song with brother Michael, Scream was amazing. Janet is back.
4. Kanye West’s interruption of Taylor Swift’s speech, for Taylor’s first ever VMA award she’d won drew boos from the crowd. Of course this was staged (as was the Eminem and Bruno prank at the MTV Popcorn Awards earlier this year), but it seemed so real, even Pink tweeted about it before her performance. Kanye created a moment that stole the show.
Alongwith Michelle Obama, Ebony Magazine thinks Halle Berry, Alecia Keys and Miss Tina Turner are the hottest black “it” girls on the planet for their August Ebony cover, 2009. Word!
Meanwhile, in Hollywood, it’s all about Miss Tessa, The Twilight and New Moon Kids; plus the talented musicians at UCLA’s Herb Albert School of Music. Here’s 10 Hot Entertainment News Posts right now on Horiwood.Com.
Horiwood’s top 10 entertainment news and celebrity news posts here in Hollywood, fiercely rated by you worldwide today are:
ALECIA KEYS STARS AS MICHELLE OBAMA, A WOMAN AT HOME, RAISING THE CHILDREN, EDUCATING THE NATION AND SUPPORTING THE FRONT LINE
Alicia Keys is glamorous in Glamour Magazine’s 70th Anniversary edition, that iconizes images of American female empowerment. Here as Michelle Obama, Alicia looks the most socially responsible, she’s ever appeared as a pop star. The First Lady has made it very clear that her passions are being a Mom, educating the nation, and she is perhaps the most supportive woman of a front line man and military families, that we’ve seen in American politics in quite a while! Effectively, current world, political history has dictated that Michelle Obama must cast herself as ‘stay at home’ military mom. Alicia nails Michelle’s responsibilities at hand, as her children, adore her and emulate her on the steps of the White House. Children must never know that there’s major strife on our hands y’all?! PARENTS must be strong and maintain a sense of play.
And … Oh yes, No one, no one, no one… can get in the way of what Alecia Key’s is feeling for the Obama effort to prepare America for the ‘storms’ that lie ahead of this nation. Nice pose Alicia! Work it girl!