Daily Buzz 9.16.11

    Alicia Keys gives Swizz a surprise

    Infidelity rumors aside, Alicia Keys decided to return her husband’s kindness by throwing him a surprise party.

    As we reported yesterday, Swizz gifted Alicia with a new Lotus on his birthday. Not to be outdone, UsWeekly.com reports that Alicia had a roller rink constructed beneath The High Line in Manhattan. 

    Alicia and Swizz were joined by famous friends such as La La Vasquez, Carmelo Anthony and Gayle King.

     

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    Kelly is Diddy’s Empress

    Kelly Rowland has signed on to help Diddy promote his latest fragrance for women, Empress.

    “The scent is clean sophisticated, sensual. It has strength, but it also has grace and poise,” Diddy told "Access Hollywood." “I only had one person on my list, and it was Kelly,” he said about choosing the singer to help promote the perfume.

    She returned the praise.

    “I’m completely honored because I’ve been a fan and respected Mr. Combs for so long,” she said. “I just completely admire him.”

    Watch Kelly and Diddy discuss the campaign.

     

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    Frank Ocean releases ‘Thinking About You’

    Frank Ocean took an unusual route with the video for his ballad "Thinking About You."

    High 5 Collective released the visual early this morning, blasting all expectations and clichés. Instead of having Frank pining over an illusive love, "Thinking About You," seems to have drawn some of its inspiration from Cowboys & Aliens.

    Take a look!
     

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    Tyra Banks coaches Conan O’Brien

    Tyra Banks showed Conan O’Brien a thing or two about working the camera. During her visit to "Conan," the model-turned-media-mogul, taught the late-night TV host the basics of how to "Smize."
     

     

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    Jim Jones talks ‘Love & Hip Hop’ season 2

    Jim Jones stopped by MTV studios recently to dispel rumors that his fiancée, Chrissy Lampkin, has been fighting during the season 2 taping of "Love & Hip Hop."

    “I definitely ain’t heard that one. That’s not a good look,” Jim told MTV reporter Sway before explaining how he’s come to love the show.

    “Getting into it, I didn’t really know what I’d get out of it or how it’d make me look,” Jim said. “It’s something they’ve been trying to do with me for like five years and we finally got it down to a science where I could be a part of it and not necessarily make it feel like it’s my show directly. First season I was a little skeptic, I watched it like everybody else, fell in love with it.”

    Watch.

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    Javier Colon to visit ‘The Playboy Club’

    Javier Colon, first season winner of NBC’s "The Voice," will return to the network for its swanky retro drama, "The Playboy Club."

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Javier will play Ray Charles during an upcoming episode. He’ll sing Ray’s hit, "Let the Good Times Roll."

    He’s simply one of several artists set to portray entertainers from 1963, and he’s in very good company. Raphael Saadiq will also make an appearance as Sam Cooke in another episode, where he’ll perform "We’re Having A Party."

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    —Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

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