Daily Buzz 10.21.11

    Alicia Keys intros Stick Fly

    Alicia Keys can’t say enough great things about her upcoming play Stick Fly or its cast.

    “It’s honestly been a dream come true," the singer said in a statement. "I love the humor and humanity of Stick Fly, and I’m so excited to be a part of the emotional journey."

    Dule Hill, Tracie Thoms, Meki Phifer star in Stick Fly, which centers on a Black family in Martha’s Vineyard. But, as Alicia says in the video below, it’s about so much more than that.

    Mariah Carey talks baby prep on ’20/20′

    Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Cannon said they introduced their babies to music very early on. And, as the "Daydream" singer told Barbara Walters, she didn’t mind sharing the spotlight.

    But what was her special song to sing to her bundles of joy? Play the video below for the answer.

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    Nick and Mariah also dished about how soon they found out they were having twins.  Find out what ran through their heads when they go the good news.


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    NeNe Leakes losing weight

    NeNe Leakes is cutting a trimmer figure these days. The reality TV Star showed up to the weekend stop of The Real Housewives Live Tour looking a few pounds lighter.

    "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star decided to show off her new frame in a white button-down shirt, black shorts and black boots. Check her out!


    Michelle Obama tweets

    The First Lady is officially on Twitter.

    Michelle Obama sent her first Twitter messages to followers on Wednesday. She sent a message using the @joiningforces account.

    She and Jill Biden, lady No. 2, answered questions from the public about the Joining Forces initiative.

    Watch Michelle’s first tweet below.


    Tyra doesn’t miss ‘Tyra’

    Tyra Banks sat down with talk-show host Gayle King recently, but being in that setting didn’t make the supermodel miss her old gig at all.

    “I don’t miss it. I was doing ‘Top Model’ and the talk show at the same time,” Tyra told Gayle before expressing how unhappy she was juggling both jobs.

    “The pain and that stress… I don’t miss that. I was so stressed out,” said Tyra whose mother had to pull her aside and warn her not to put so much pressure on herself.

    Watch more of the interview below.


    MC Hammer gets search engine

    Rapper MC Hammer is venturing into the digital frontier with a new search engine.

    According to TheBoombox.com, Hammer popped up at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco to introduce his new search engine WireDoo. So what does WireDoo do exactly?

    "It’s about relationships beyond just the keywords," he said.  He’s hoping that WireDoo will allow users a deeper, more direct search.

    "We’re always thinking about how can we solve problems, how can we improve user experiences," the rapper said. "And the idea here was, how would we be able to improve search… What came out of it was this relationship-driven searches. Searches that go beyond just the generalities, that give you more relative information in a consistent way in one environment."

    Hammer hopes to have WireDoo up and running in December.


    Drake  teases Take Care

    Drake is getting fans pumped up for his next album, Take Care. The rapper-singer’s label has just put out a video summing up all of his accolades and positive reviews thus far. You know…just in case you forgot how awesome Drake is.

    Get a quick recap of his career, and peek at the cover of Take Care, when you watch the video below.


    Ellen DeGeneres shocks Steve Harvey

    Steve Harvey nearly jumped out of his seat and may have soiled himself (just kidding) when Ellen DeGeneres decided to call his bluff on her show.

    Steve was retelling a story about how his son tried to scare him last Halloween. In response to the shock, Steve said he instinctively punched his on in the mouth.

    However, that’s not exactly how Steve reacted when a costumed figure snuck up on him on the show.

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    Kardashians not fazed by Barack Obama diss

    Rob Kardashian isn’t too upset to learn that the President of the United States won’t allow his young daughters to watch his family’s reality shows.

    Why not?

    Rob concludes that someone in the White House must be tuning in, and that’s good enough for him.

    “To each his own, and I understand he’s trying to raise his daughters a certain way, and that’s fine,” said Rob who defended the family’s series. “There’s no negative things on our show, and there’s always a positive message at the end of the day.”

    Watch the clip here.



    —Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

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