KEYS, ARETHA, ROOTS BOOKED UNDER
Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin and
the Roots join a lineup of
performers for NBC’s 12th annual
“Christmas in Rockefeller Center,”
scheduled to air Wednesday, Dec. 2
from 8-9pm ET/PT.
DISNEY’S BLACK PRINCESS ALREADY A
“The Princess and the Frog”
merchandise is apparently flying
off the shelves despite the film
being weeks away from its debut in
theaters. Tiana is outselling other
Disney Princess merchandise by
double digit percentages.
TV ONE SETS THANKSGIVING TABLE
TV One is calling its Thanksgiving
weekend lineup “a schedule full of
family, fun and lots of music,”
including the TV One premiere of
“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,
” starring Brandy and Whitney
Houston at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5
In support of her newly-outed single “Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart”, Alicia Keys has shot a music video for the track. Several photos taken during the video shoot have hit the web. In two of the pictures, the singer is seen rocking a black leather jacket on top of purple outfit. She is snapped wearing helmet and riding a BMW sport motorcycle.
“Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart” is the second single from Alicia Keys’ forthcoming studio album “The Element of Freedom”. The song is produced by Jeff Bhasker, while its accompanying video is directed by Syndrome.
“Element of Freedom” was originally planned for December 1 U.S. release but has been pushed back to December 15. “I think you can expect the unexpected cause there’s going to be things that you’re going to be like, ‘Wow, is that her? Is that her?’ And I love that about it. You can definitely expect to see major growth, but you’re going to fall in love with this album,” Alicia commented on the album.
JAY-Z ON “OPRAH”
Jay-Z’s “Oprah Winfrey Show” visit
airs today. The episode includes
footage of their visit to Hov’s
former home in Brooklyn’s Marcy
Projects, as well as the rapper in
Winfrey’s Chicago studios. At one
point, he tries to teach her how to
DJ ROC RAIDA CAUSE OF DEATH
The family of famed DJ Roc Raida
(Anthony Williams) has confirmed
that his cause of death was due to
complications of cardiac arrest.
His funeral was held earlier this
USHER, KEYS, QUINCY ALIGN FOR
Former President Bill Clinton
opened his Clinton Global
Initiative on Tuesday with a speech
from President Obama, and
appearances from singers Alicia
Keys and Usher – both on behalf of
their respective charities.