Keys expecting second child
Alicia Keys is getting ready for another big release: her second child.
A representative for the Grammy-winning performer confirmed Thursday that the singer is pregnant.
Keys posted a photo with her baby bump on Instagram early Thursday, which also marked her fourth wedding anniversary to producer-rapper Swizz Beatz, who posed in the picture.
Keys wrote that their anniversary was sweeter because they’ve “been blessed with another angel on the way.” She didn’t offer any more details about the pregnancy. She gave birth to her son, Egypt, in 2010.
Ne-Yo sues ex-manager
Grammy winner Ne-Yo wants $8 million from his ex-manager.
The Daily News reports that the R&B singer-songwriter has sued one-time manager and confidant Kevin Foster in Manhattan federal court.
Foster started handling Ne-Yo’s finances in 2005.
The lawsuit says Foster moved some of Ne-Yo’s money without permission. It also alleges that Foster faked Ne-Yo’s name on loan documents and invested Ne-Yo’s money in a water company that was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.
The lawsuit seeks $4.5 million plus $3.5 million in fees that Ne-Yo, 34, says he paid Foster.
Stars gazing at ‘Love Letters’
A.R. Gurney’s romantic play “Love Letters” is about to hit Broadway again with some big movie stars.
The two-person work, composed of letters exchanged over a lifetime between friends who grew up together, will star Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow from Sept. 13 to Oct. 10, then Carol Burnett and Dennehy from Oct. 11 to Nov. 7, then Alan Alda and Candice Bergen from Nov. 8 to Dec. 5, then Stacy Keach and Diana Rigg from Dec. 6 to Jan. 9 and finally Anjelica Huston and Martin Sheen from Jan. 10 to Feb. 1.
The show will run in the Nederlander Theatre under Gregory Mosher’s direction.
Warwick on way to San Jose
In 1968, Dionne Warwick had never been to San Jose and didn’t think much of the song.
But after the iconic singer recorded “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” and the song became a huge hit, the 73-year- old singer says with a laugh, she “cried all the way to the bank.”
The catchy tune penned by the songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David would become her biggest international seller and won Warwick her first Grammy Award in 1968.
This week, Warwick is heading back to San Jose to be dubbed the city’s “global ambassador of good will.” She’ll sing that song, as part of a Sister Cities International conference, today.
Warwick said that while for years she didn’t like singing it, recasting the song as a duet with Celia Cruz has given it new life. “I’m having a lot of fun with it now,” she said.
Warwick said that she first recorded the song as a favor to her dear friend and songwriter David, who wrote the lyrics after developing an affinity for the town while he was stationed there in the Navy.
“It’s a thriving city now,” Warwick said.