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MaShonda Says Ex-Hubby Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys Are A Happy Blended Family

7 Mar

The soap opera-like love triangle between MaShonda, her ex-husband Swizz Beats and his new wife Alicia Keys was dragged out in the media for almost a year. But it seems like the group has come to a civil resolution. With her new reality show debuting in 2 weeks, MaShonda recently penned an open letter on her website revealing that amends have been made and she has now accepted her “beautiful blended family.”

As I reflect on my life, I realize how truly blessed I am. Not only am I the proud mother of my 4-year son Kasseem, I also now have a beautiful blended family to share in his love, development and overall health as a young man.

As we grow and mature as women, even through break-ups and sometimes divorce, we realize that none of these things compare to the love we have for our children. As a mother, Kasseem’s happiness is the single most important thing in my life. It took some time, but I now realize that even my former husband and his new wife, Continue reading

Alicia Keys and Other Celebrities Are Back From Their Digital Death

7 Dec

Alicia Keys, Ryan Seacrest and more came back to “life” Monday after taking almost a week off from Twitter and Facebook while trying to raise $1 million dollars for Alicia Keys’ Keep  A Child Alive Foundation. Earlier Monday, the combined celebs had raised less than $300,000, but thanks to billionaire “Stewie Rah Rah” huge donation of half a million dollars, the foundation reached its goal. Money raised will go towards:

**Providing their clinic in Uganda with everything they need to care for more than 7,000 people living with HIV/AIDS for an entire year.

• Running their child rescue program in South Africa for the next 3 years, bringing justice to hundreds of children victimized by rape, and protecting thousands more.

• Provide a year’s supply of medicine, food, care and support to 1500 children in South Africa, orphaned by AIDS or living in child-headed households.

• Expand the programs at their safe-house project in India to more than 1,000 people, helping them regain their health and overcome the stigma of living with HIV/AIDS for 5 years.

Although the celebrities are officially allowed to return to their social media networks, artists like Usher, Kim Kardashian and Alicia Keys each violated their vows to stay off of Twitter and Facebook.

Reason Why Hollywood’s ‘Digital Death’ Campaign Was DOA

6 Dec

It appears the organizers of a Hollywood campaign to raise money for AIDS in Africa either overestimated the popularity of the celebrities they used — or what their fans would be willing to donate to get them back on Facebook and Twitter.

The nifty campaign by Alicia Keys’ “Keep a Child Alive” charity launched on Wednesday (World AIDS Day), declaring that Hollywood would die “a digital death” until a casket full of cash was raised.

Celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, Serena Williams and Elijah Wood all took part in the campaign — many posing “dead” in caskets for the cause and recording video statements before their figurative demise.

The organizers promised that when fans donate more than $1,000,000, “everyone will be back online and tweeting in no time.”

As of 3:25 p.m. ET Friday, the total is $200,416 — still more than $700,000 shy of their goal.

1. The organizers put a $10 minimum on donations. Alicia Keys or Lady Gaga fans might be willing to part with a cup of coffee, but not what it would cost to download their next album on iTunes. The economy hasn’t recovered that much.

2. Another critical error — by keeping the celebrities off Twitter and Facebook during the donation process, the campaign is losing an enormous amount of social media marketing — from the “dead” celebrities themselves. What they should’ve done was have the threat of their collective “digital death” build up while they were allowed to solicit donations from their 30 million-plus followers on Twitter and Facebook today. If fans didn’t meet the stated goal, then kill them off, one by one. (The WRAP)

Alicia Keys, Swizz Beats, Serena Williams, Jay Sean and Kim Kardashian Are DEAD

1 Dec

Alicia Keys is the most recent celebrity to be photographed in a coffin for the Keep A Child Alive “Buy Life, Digital Death campaign.” Tomorrow, Dec. 1, Keys along with celebrities like Swizz Beatz, Serena Williams, Usher, Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian will all sacrifice their digital lives in an effort to provide real life to millions of people affected by HIV/ AIDS. Celebrities participating agreed to stay off Twitter and Facebook until 1 million dollars have been raised by the organization. Check out the celebrities who have digitally died.

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Black Celebrity ‘Royalty’

30 Nov

The stress and demands of being a celebrity surely make it difficult establish a relationship, moreless, a relationship with another celebrity. Let’s show some love to the celebrities that seem to be making it work. Forget Prince William and Kate Middleton, here’s some Black celebrity, royal couples.  

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