Alicia Keys may not actually be a ‘girl on fire’, but her pants sure are (see what I did there?). Despite serving as a creative director for Blackberry, it turns out… she actually uses an iPhone! The jig is up, because she accidentally tweeted on Monday from the Twitter for iPhone app, probably not realising that anyone else would notice. It wasn’t even a good tweet, either, just a lyric from the new Drake song, which was super disappointing.
That’s neither here nor there, however. Despite having told The New York Times last week that she only uses the Blackberry Z10, she clearly has enough sense in her everyday life to realise that Blackberrys are useless unless you’re a suit & tie businessman (or woman) who needs the Enterprise feature. Other than that, iPhones or Androids are the way to go.
Of course, Alicia went the route that all stars do whenever they’ve been caught out doing something stupid: they lie and claim they were “hacked”. Yeah, hacked by the slow part of your own brain that wasn’t on top of what you’re doing on the internet.
What the h*ll?!!!!Looks like I’ve been hacked… I like @drake but that wasn’t my tweet:-(
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) February 11, 2013
Girl, nobody believes that shit, okay? And also, pretty much no one with any common sense is going to blame you for using… well, anything but a Blackberry. I’d rather have one of those old Motorolas that were like walkie talkies that everyone had and would use on the bus so that everyone could hear your entire conversation than go back to a Blackberry.
February 13, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Let’s just be real, if it’s a Lifetime movie, I’ll watch it. A cheesy William and Kate movie? I’m on it. A film featuring Jennifer Love Hewitt? I’ll be there. So really, when I heard that Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, and Alicia Keys (and Penelope Spheeris and Patty Jenkins) were going to be directing some tearjerker about breast cancer? I cried a little just thinking about it.
And now we hear that this Five business also features the talents of Rosario Dawson, Tony Shalhoub, Josh Holloway, Jennifer Morrison, and Jeffrey Tambor? Forget about it, I’m all over it, let’s do this already.
Will any of you be tuning in as well?
August 31, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Emily
You know what’s real nice? Celebrities who spend their time doing stuff to raise awareness about something important, while investing their finances in a project that’s going to help save lives, unlike the antics of vapid twat gnats like those on shows such as Real Housewives and Jersey Shore. It’s positively refreshing, isn’t it?
This month the three friends team up to help launch the women’s advocacy project of the year: Five, a series of films about women and breast cancer that, stitched together in a two-hour block airing on Lifetime on October 10, powerfully show how breast cancer affects women’s lives, families and friendships.
What Jennifer Aniston had to say to Glamour about the Five project:
“We were intrigued by the challenge of creating short stories that would defy audiences’ expectation of the subject. We wanted to balance the drama with humor and irreverence because that’s what’s helped our friends who’ve faced this get through their treatment. We wanted stories that were informative without being heavy-handed. Oh, and they needed to be brilliantly written. Other than that, our goals were small. [Laughs.]”
On those pesky Angelina-voodoo rumors:
“There’s not nearly as much stealing and obsessing and middle-of-the-night secret calls to ex-boyfriends and scheming and cheating [as they lead you to believe]. Most of it’s just bullshit, however entertaining.”
What Demi Moore had to say to Glamour about the Five project:
“I think that so often there is that ‘out of sight, out of mind’ feeling, like breast cancer is happening to other people, not you. Before this project came up. Even I really didn’t want to pay attention. I feel that this came to me to make me pay attention.”
On keeping the fires burning at home:
“I’m an old-school romantic, so I get giddy when Ashton shows me another way of saying ‘I love you’—any little thought or gesture that’s playful or sweet. We leave Post-it notes for each other; some have been sticking up for five or six years! For me, it’s the small things.”
What Alicia Keys had to say to Glamour about the Five project:
“After I read the scripts, I felt like this was something important, and I wanted to be a part of it. I chose Lili because she’s close to my age and I understood the family dynamic. I had an immediate idea of what I could bring to it.”
On waking up to find the important things in life:
“… There were certain people [I was working with] who weren’t right. I had friends who weren’t right anymore. I was tired and I had overworked myself and burnt myself out. So I went to Egypt by myself. When I saw what was built there, it made me understand how powerful we are, that we can create anything. And I felt like I needed to create things that were timeless too.”
What lovely ladies. Seriously.
For the full, in-depth interview, check out Glamour‘s site here.
August 31, 2011 at 7:30 am by Sarah
Alicia Keys is a notoriously beautiful woman who NORMALLY has some pretty keen fashion sense, but girlfriend here was photographed wearing …. I don’t know what. Apparently the shortest, tightest, ROLL-UP jean shorts ever (I’m sorry, never a good idea on ANYONE; cuffed jean shorts? Please) coupled with gladiator sandals, all which make her legs look about a foot long.
Girl, I love you to pieces, and you’re gorgeous no matter what you wear, but this whole outfit here (gestures wildly)? Has just got to go.
Images courtesy of Splash News
July 15, 2011 at 6:30 am by Sarah
Here we see Alicia Keys, always classy, fugging it up with a travesty of a faux-hawk. I’m not a big faux-hawk fan, I think that a very select few can pull it off and look just alright (like skinny, black-haired emo ninth-graders), but I’m going to overlook the hair for a few minutes to say ‘Damn, Alicia.’ Girlfriend had a baby only six weeks ago and she’s looking slamming. What are they feeding these new celebrity mothers, and don’t start with the ‘oh-it’s-just-breastfeeding crap’ – I’m thinking it’s diet, exercise, breastfeeding and some pretty hardcore diuretics, ’cause I know that I was puffy as a bitch in the weeks after my pregnancy.
Either way, congrats on the birth of your bundle of joy, Alicia, but please – do something about that hair.
December 2, 2010 at 6:30 am by Sarah
…seriously. I would have cut off my boob and given it to you in a Ziplock had you come to me and offered to trade me a Rock the Bells ticket for it. So… if you invent time travel… and you have an extra ticket to the show… and a plane ticket to New York… and you have any interest in one small (AA) right breast…. let’s talk.
Why was the show such a big deal? The return of Lauryn Hill, duh. It’s been ages since Lauryn released the most important album of my lifetime, went crazy and then disappeared. But for some reason she agreed to perform at Rock the Bells. And if you don’t know how big of a deal that is, maybe the fact that she brought Jay-Z, Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige out on stage with her might be an indication of her importance. Mary J! Beyonce! Jay-Z! Performing with Lauryn Hill! I would have died! Would you not have died?