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Lili Meets a Man With Breast Cancer on Lifetime's Anthology Movie 'Five' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 11th 2011 3:00AM
Rosario Dawson, 'Five'There's a certain stigma that's been attached, and rightfully so in many dreadful cases, to Lifetime Original Movies. But the ambitious breast cancer anthology film 'Five' (Mon., 9PM ET on Lifetime), is looking to change all that. The film empowers women at one of their most difficult times through five interconnected stories of five women at five different stages of life and cancer.

The film is a true anthology, featuring five different stars and directors for each vignette. Directing were Jennifer Aniston, Patty Jenkins, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore and Penelope Spheeris, while their stories starred Jeanne Tripplehorn at the heart of all the stories as an oncologist whose mother died from breast cancer.

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Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keys Preview Breast Cancer Film 'Five' (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Oct 7th 2011 6:30PM
Lifetime's original movie 'Five,' which premieres Monday night at 9PM ET, looks at the effect breast cancer has on womens' lives in five short, interconnected films. Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys and Demi Moore, who each directed an installment, stopped by 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) to talk about the project.

None of the women are actually in 'Five,' and for Aniston, who also acted as a producer, that made it more appealing. "That was sort of what was exciting. It was also a year of taking off from acting," she said.

Demi Moore talked about directing 'Charlotte', the first of the five shorts about a girl in the '60s whose mother dies of breast cancer. "When I read it, it wasn't written from the little girl's point of view, but I felt it was essential that we bring it down to her level."

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Alicia Keys Celebrates New York on 'GMA' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 28th 2011 1:30PM
Alicia Keys on 'Good Morning America'Alicia Keys sounded an optimistic note Tuesday morning on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM on ABC). Keys has every reason to be feeling good: she just released a reissue of her debut album, 'Songs In A Minor,' to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Keys is happily married, the mother of an 8-month-old son, and she's spreading her wings as a producer on Broadway with a play called 'Stick Fly.'

'GMA' host Robin Roberts asked Keys if all of that makes it into the music somehow. "That's what also the tenth anniversary is about, you know, the future," she said. "It's about celebrating where I've come from so we can really continue to go on into the future. Because it's going to be an incredible future."

Keys also performed her love letter to her home town, 'Empire State of Mind (Part II),' as the cabs and people passed behind her in Times Square. It made a perfect setting for a song about the city.

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Top 5 TVR Clips of the Week: Ben Bailey's Bathroom Break, Padma's Potato Skins, New 'AGT' Phenom & More (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Jun 25th 2011 6:00PM


This week's five best clips collection features both the stuff of nightmares (hearing your name called at an awards show when you're in the bathroom) and what dreams are made of (Padma somehow making a potato skins recipe sexy).

We saw 'America's Got Talent' find its latest child phenom, Sharon Osbourne continue to horrify daytime television audiences and Jason Segel share his shameful weight loss secrets with America.

Check out the videos after the jump and vote for your favorite in our weekly poll.

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11-Year Old Anna Graceman Sings Her Heart Out on 'America's Got Talent' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 22nd 2011 3:13AM
Anna Graceman, 'America's Got Talent'One of the things that never ceases to amaze us on 'America's Got Talent' (Tue., 8PM ET on NBC) is how astonishingly talented some kids are. Eleven-year old Anna Graceman didn't look like a superstar when she walked out on stage, and she didn't even sound like one after her performance.

But when she sat behind that piano and belted out Alicia Keys' 'If I Ain't Got You,' it was a moment when you stand up and take notice. Like Jackie Evancho wowed people with the maturity of her opera voice, Graceman does it with a more contemporary pop sound.

So authentic and believable was her vocal performance, it was a little jarring when she came up to talk to the judges and there was just a little girl standing there. It's the kind of raw talent we don't want to wait until she's old enough for the likes of 'American Idol' to see. We want more now, and luckily so did the judges, sending her to Las Vegas and the next round.

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Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore to Direct Lifetime's 'Project Five' TV Movie

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 29th 2011 2:30PM
Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston, along with several other A-list stars, is stepping behind the camera for the new Lifetime TV movie 'Project Five.'

The five-story anthology will feature short films about how breast cancer has affected people's lives. Aniston will be joined by Demi Moore, Alicia Keys and Patty Jenkins as directors on the project.

According to Deadline, Aniston will serve as executive producer alongside 'Friends' creator Marta Kauffman, Paula Wagner, Kristin Hahn, Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri. This is the first time Aniston is working with Kauffman since 'Friends' ended.

"Our hope with Project Five is to entertain, inform and inspire dialogue, research and prevention," Aniston said in a statement. "Otherwise, our goals are small -- we want these films to move people and empower those affected by breast cancer to stand tall through this challenge, which impacts ALL of our lives, no matter who we are."

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Pain, Tears -- and an Incredible Routine on 'So You Think You Can Dance' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 22nd 2010 2:00AM
Pain, Tears -- and an Incredible Routine on 'So You Think You Can Dance'We had ANOTHER injury on 'So You Think You Can Dance' (Wed., 8PM ET on Fox). What's going on with this show? Is it suffering from a voodoo curse? Is the stage built over an ancient Indian burial ground? We've never seen so many dancers go down before.

[Spoiler alert.]

Billy Bell became the third injured contestant this season -- after hurting his knee during rehearsal. Now, he's in the dreaded "Bottom Three," and faces elimination. Ashley and Alex, the two previously hurt dancers, have both left the show. Will Billy be able to survive?

We can't know Billy's fate yet, so let's move on to the good news. Adechike had an amazing performance tonight, dancing to 'Fallin'' by Alicia Keys. In the end, Adechike poured so much emotion into his routine that he ended up crying during the judges' review. Adam Shankman summed up the judges' universally positive reaction to the dance. Pointing at the weeping Adechike, Shankman said this: "Everything that you're feeling right now: look at you .. that is how you made me feel."

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'American Idol' - 'Seven Finalists Compete' Recap

by Kona Gallagher, posted Apr 20th 2010 10:23PM
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This season has actually gone by pretty quickly for me. Top 7? That's completely nuts, yet here we are. Plus, we get a bitchin' mentor this week: Alicia Keys. The theme this week is the nebulous, "songs of inspiration," which could either be completely ridiculous or pretty cool.

Unfortunately, it's a little bit more of the former instead of the latter. I don't know what it is, but when left to basically their own devices, these guys aren't very good at picking songs. Just about everybody gave pretty much a "take it or leave it" performance. Of course, it wouldn't be 'Idol' if there wasn't a standout or two in the crowd.

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Alicia Keys Talks Success on 'Good Morning America' (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 6th 2010 1:15PM
Alicia KeysAlicia Keys stopped by 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC) to reflect on how far she's come in the music industry in just a decade. The R&B artist, whose debut album sold 12 million records, has seen a lot of success in the entertainment industry, but don't call her ungrateful.

"I step out on that stage and all those people are out there and they're singing all the words at the top of their lungs and I cannot that ... I am constantly and perpetually in a state of shock," Keys said.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Idol Gives Back' Line-up Announced

by Rich Keller, posted Apr 2nd 2010 1:03PM
Idol Gives Back airs on April 21stI've never been a big fan of 'American Idol.' Mostly because the show rips up the FOX schedule to the point that viewers forget programs like 'Bones' and 'House' still exist on the network. And don't get me started on what it did to the 'Glee' schedule!

Still, the show does redeem itself once a year with 'Idol Gives Back,' which raises a good deal of money for various charities ($140 million to date). This year, the program will take up the entire FOX schedule on Wednesday, April 21st with performances by Alicia Keys, regular 'Gives Back' performer Carrie Underwood, The Black Eyed Peas, Annie Lennox, and Jeff Beck.

Donations raised from the show will benefit the Children's Health Fund, Feeding America, Malaria No More, Save the Children, and the United Nations Foundation. Donations can be made via phone during the broadcast as well as online, through text messaging, and via the primitive mail service.

Oh, to make sure viewers don't think the show is too charitable, the week's voting results will be revealed and a finalist will go home during the show. Hey, they have a reputation to keep!

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Alicia Keys Dishes on 'Food, Inc.' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 5th 2010 7:06PM
Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, Food Inc.Alicia Keys confirmed what we already know -- 'Food, Inc.' is a great movie that can make a big difference in your life.

"I've always been conscious about how I eat, so that just made me eat even better," she said on 'Oprah Winfrey' (weekdays, syndicated). "I'm in a great space, and I feel really positive."

You can tell, too. Seriously, it would be really hard to make Alicia Keys look bad in any way, but when a person is happy, healthy and productive, it shows in their whole persona. And thus ends our public service announcement for today.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Charles Barkley on 'Saturday Night Live': Clip Highlights (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 10th 2010 1:06PM
Saturday Night Live, Charles BarkleyNBA star Charles Barkley hosted 'Saturday Night Live' this week, with musical guest Alicia Keys. The show covered everything from the situation in Yemen to MacGruber's sensitivity training to two fantastic performances by Keys.

Nicolas Cage, Gov. David Paterson, and James Carville stopped by Weekend Update to chat with Seth Meyers, and if you're looking for an insurance company who will keep an eye on you day and night, Thomas Peepers is there to help.

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Review: Saturday Night Live - Charles Barkley/Alicia Keys

by Annie Wu, posted Jan 10th 2010 12:45PM
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Charles Barkley isn't much of an actor. I knew that even as a little kid, when I saw him pop up in Space Jam for all of five minutes. If anyone was expecting to be blown out of the water by Barkley's performance, they really need to reconsider if their entire life is plagued by self-sabotage, as that was clearly a silly thing to hope for and a set-up for inevitable disappointment.

Going in with low expectations made this episode easier to watch. There were a few points here and there where Barkley seemed more comfortable, and some of his pre-taped segments were pretty funny. Overall though, this wasn't a particularly memorable episode, apart from the fact it was bumped by over thirty minutes, thanks to something called the NFL.

And yes, as a young person that isn't very well-versed in sports Space Jam is my go-to reference for Barkley.

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The Sex and the City 2 movie trailer is out!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Dec 23rd 2009 5:04PM
Sex and the City 2In mid-October, spoilers about the Sex and the City movie sequel started to leak as shooting begun. It won't spoil the fun if I confirm that the four ladies -- Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis -- are back and so are Chris Noth, Evan Handler and Jason Lewis.

Today, it's time to open your first Christmas gift as the first Sex and the City 2 trailer has been released!

Trailer and a few slight spoilers coming up!

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Stephen Colbert Raps with Alicia Keys on 'Colbert Report' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 16th 2009 12:20PM
Stephen Colbert busted a rhyme during Alicia Keys' performance of 'Empire State of Mind' on last night's 'The Colbert Report,' replacing Jay-Z's rap with one that echoed his upper middle class lifestyle.

In stark contrast to Jay-Z's original rap on the single, Colbert got gangsta bourgeoisie with lyrics like, "Shopping mall is close. My community is gated. My shorties are all private school educated."

Watch the video after the jump.

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