Alicia Keys Returns Will Sensational ‘In Common’

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Well, this is a surprise in more ways than one. Alicia Keys swaps out her signature soulful piano-driven ballads for a sultry Latin-infused new sound. It’s unexpected but I like this saucy new Keys.

“We all have our issues, our challenges,” Keys said in a statement. “We are all kind of messed up and that’s all right. In fact, that’s what helps us understand each other. To me, that is what’s so beautiful.”

Produced by Illangelo, “In Common” is the first taste off the 35-year-old’s forthcoming sixth studio album, due out this summer. It’s the first song she’s released in four years. Thank God the drought is over. She’ll perform the track on Saturday Night Live on May 7. Give it a listen below.

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Desiigner ended a record 41-week drought last week for American-born acts when he vaulted to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Prior to that, the likes of OMI, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Adele, Zayn, Rihanna and Drake dominated the chart. Though “Panda” rules for a second straight week, expect Drake to return to the summit next week with “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla.

In the wake of this tragic death, Prince appears in the Top 10 for the first time in 22 years. I can’t believe the Purple One had been absent for so long. “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry” leap to No. 4 and No. 8 respectively.

Meanwhile, Beyonce set an impressive Billboard feat. Each and every track off Lemonade charted on the Billboard Hot 100. With 12 tracks simultaneously charting, she beats the previous benchmark for a female set by Taylor Swift when 11 of her songs charted. Overall, Justin Bieber holds the record for all acts, which he set late last year when Purpose debuted and 17 of his songs appeared on the chart.

Check out this week’s Top 10 below.

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Once again, Modus Vivendi delivers a beautifully-shot new ad campaign. Gotta give them credit for coming up with different and unique concepts to promote their goods, instead of always using the beach or pool as a go-to.

For their latest, they enlisted dancers Davide Zongoli and Elihu Arcopom to show off their flexible moves in the city of Madrid. Photographer Joan Crisol snapped them as they performed handstands, splits and other impressive poses in the Spanish capital city. Check out the stunning promo pics below.

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“We don’t solve problems, we point cameras at them,” says Shiri Appleby in the first trailer for UnREAL Season 2.

And it’s exactly lines like that which made the Lifetime drama such enjoyable watching. Expect even more ruthless manipulation from Constance Zimmer and Appelby as they attempt to deliver another exciting season of the show-within-a-show, Everlasting.

For its sophomore run, UnREAL is going where no Bachelor season has ever gone before. A black suitor played by B.J. Britt will be the leading man this time around. I can’t wait to see all the digs the show takes at the expense of ABC’s popular dating show for its lack of diversity.

UnREAL returns to Lifetime on Monday, June 6. Check out the trailer below.

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Elle King broke out in a big way with her infectious bluesy rock smash, “Ex’s & Oh’s.” Love that song. The 26-year-old rising talent recently released new clips to support two tracks off her debut album, Love Stuff.

America’s Sweetheart” finds King heading back to the disco era for an old school roller skating party. Meanwhile, on the complete opposite spectrum, the southern rock chanteuse opts for stop-motion animation to deliver a Bond-esque type narrative for “Under The Influence.” Check out both clips below.

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Founding Father Alexander Hamilton made history once again. The musical about his life snagged a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations including Best Musical and several nods for its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The previous benchmark was set by The Producers back in 2001 when it picked up 15 nominations. Billy Elliot, did the same, in 2009. We’ll have to wait until June 12 to see if Hamilton can top The Producers for most Tony wins with 12.

Jennifer Hudson was widely expected to score a Tony nomination for her work in The Color Purple revival, however she was surprisingly snubbed. Her dreams of joining the elusive EGOT club will have to wait. The Dreamgirls actress already has a Grammy and Oscar on her mantle.

Even though J-Hud didn’t hear her name Tuesday morning, plenty of Hollywood names were recognized. Lupito Nyong’o, Michelle Williams, Laurie Metcalf, Zachary Levi, Jessica Lange and many more received nominations.

The 70th annual Tony Awards will be held at the Beacon Theatre in New York on June 12. James Corden will host the ceremony. Check out all the nominations below.

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The pressure to be the perfect mother these days is unbelievable. Mommy shaming is definitely a thing that I’ve witnessed first-hand when picking up my niece from school. You can totally tell who the ‘mean moms‘ are.

Bad Moms comes from the guys who wrote The Hangover. You have Team Mila Kunis consisting of Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell facing off in an all-out mommy war against Team Christina Applegate made up of Annie Mumolo and Jada Pinkett Smith. The struggle is real folks.

Bad Moms Movie Synopsis

In this new comedy from the writers of The Hangover, Amy has a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However she’s over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities – going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence – putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms.

Kesha and Lilly Singh also appear in the comedy. Bad Moms carpools to theaters on July 29. Check out the red band trailer below.

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With every season of Britain’s Got Talent, Simon Cowell always makes sure there’s a bit of eye candy in the mix. Last year, it was sexy strippers and this time around, it’s super sculpted gymnasts. Absolutely perfect timing since it’s an Olympic year. The gymnastic competition and swimming events are my favorite to watch for obvious reasons 😉

A group of ripped guys describing themselves as a “men’s artistic gymnastic act” performed impressive stunts on the parallel bars and pommel horses. Naturally, they were shirtless. But that wasn’t enough skin for judge David Walliams. He suggested they only wear thongs, should they advance. I like the way he thinks.

Adding even more spice to their act is the fact the sexy quartet call themselves 4G. After watching their audition, I’m sure you wouldn’t mind an invitation to their fourgy 😉 Check out the eye-popping routine below.

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