Alicia Keys has come out with a brilliant campaign to help raise money for Keep A Child Alive to battle AIDS/HIV in areas stricken by poverty. The name of the campaign is Buy Life, and the concept is simple. With just a click of a button from a cell phone app, you can help save a child’s life by scanning a bar code– just like you would in a grocery store. You scan the code with your cell phone, and viola you’ve purchased the ability to save someone’s life by helping them purchase anti-retroviral drugs to battle HIV, thus the name Buy Life.
If you want to go a step further, you can purchase a Buy Life T-shirt, and help spread the world visually. People can also scan your t-shirt to make a donation. So you are essentially an ambassador to Keep A Child Alive and a philanthropist.
BE POSITIVE!!! Go to Buy Life right now, and save a life:
Is it me or is Nick Cannon starting to look more mature; fatherhood suits him well. Check out pics of him at GQ’s Gentlemen’s Ball, along with Trey Songz, Chris Brown, and Ashton Kutcher with Demi Moore close by, very close. Chris Brown and Trey Songz were excited to see each other, like some little kids on the red carpet, and it was cute.
More pics when you continue, including pics of Nick Cannon getting his grown man sexy on…
Mariah Carey confirms that she is indeed pregnant, and we are happy for her. Mariah Carey has not confirmed the sex of the baby because she is still trying to wait, so those rumors that it’s a boy, were just that rumors. Sadly, she talks about being pregnant before with Nick Cannon, and losing the baby due to a miscarriage, which also explains her superstition this time around. Media attention and speculation has been the reason she has delayed the confirmation.
We like to tease Nick Cannon a lot, but I bet he will be great father and supportive husband for years to come. Mariah Carey looks so cute.
If you haven’t noticed it’s really been a slow news week, this week and last week. Here are few hard working celebs out and about and around town. Kim Kardashian was spotted at Scoop NYC with cameras in tow, more filming for Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Rihanna hits up Barnes & Nobles to sign copies of her new coffee table book Rihanna: Rihanna. The book will focus on highlights of Rihanna as a fashion icon during her last world tour. Rosario Dawson hits the red carpet at the premiere of Unstoppable, and Selita Ebanks is no longer Kanye’s Phoenix at Ron Barcelo Gran Platinum Party.
DISCLAIMER:This not a negative commentary on Alicia Keys, it’s a negative commentary on Me (Mrs. Grapevine). It’s about me learning to be more positive and search for ways to see Alicia Keys in a more round view instead of a myopic one. She doesn’t need to change, I need to change.
Alicia Keys writes a blog post about being a mother, and of course it’s about how beautiful and wonderful motherhood is. I will let you read the quote because it is beautiful, but it finally hit me why I can’t connect with Alicia Keys and her music:
Every moment is beautiful; delicious even! Every moment I’m learning and living in a way I never have before. Being present in a way I never have before. Existing in moments I never have before.
Never have I felt so calm, so purposeful in taking the time to truly observe the world around me, to live in it fully and watch it, discuss it, put time toward it. It feels really incredible – so peaceful, so complete and long overdue.
I’m grown, I’m confident, I’m secure, and so blessed to be these things.
I’m most enamored with anatomy at this point. The miracle of the human body. The ability to create all these small amazing machines of veins, capillaries, digestive systems, eyes, ears and noses. I can spend HOURS looking at one little EAR! Have u ever noticed how complex just an ear is? A tiny maze of art. It may sound silly but it’s so true. Or a heartbeat? Everyday we wake up and in some way, take for granted the fact that this beautiful pulsating organ in our body is the reason, and yet now that’s all I can think of…
And breath; invisible as it may be, how necessary! Ain’t it true that things we really can’t see are of the greatest importance?
I’ve never seen a more beautiful face in my LIFE! The most perfect eyes and beautiful nose, the sweetest lips and skin so soft and kissable!
Never have I felt such disbelief, such awe, humility, godliness, such strength, power and possibility.
I’ve never believed in greatness and the never ending Higher Power more than now!
And I can’t believe he’s mine!
Most people would be like awwwww, but something is wrong with me.