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The Fierce Five - Gabby Douglas, 16, McKayla Maroney, 16, Kyla Ross, 15, Jordyn Wieber, 17, and Aly Raisman, 18 - appeared at the MTV VMAs last night.

One of America's gymnastics golden girls in particular made her presence felt, however, during Alicia Keys' performance of "Girl on Fire" late in the show.

Midway through the song, Nicki Minaj appeared on stage to perform her verse, which included a shout-out to Douglas, who then tumbled onto the stage!

Nicki Minaj rapped: "Took me on the balcony, telling me to jump with her / Yeah, I'm in the ghost but I ain't doing stunts with her / I ain't trying to be that, haters want to see that / But I got 'em aggy, cause I win the gold like Gabby."

Cue Gabby!

Douglas strutted past Keys and performing a series of cartwheels, jumps and back hand springs, flashing her million-dollar smile and high-fiving Keys as she left.

Talk about making an entrance and an exit. The lame Russian judge probably found some obscure reason to deduct points, but we'd give Gabby a perfect 10.

Our only regret? That she didn't do this for every artist. The Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz MTV performance really could've used a little gymnastics flair.

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"She would call you for no reason at all, but just to say 'hi.' She was a beautiful human being - really caring, beautiful, thoughtful."

So said Alicia Keys today, holding back tears, prior to breaking into a rendition of "Send Me An Angel" in honor of the late Whitney Houston. Watch for yourself now:

Stevie Wonder also performed at the memorial, while Houston's former co-star in The Bodyguard was applauded for his beautiful tribute to the part-time actress.

"To you, Bobbi Kristina, and to all those young girls who are dreaming that dream, thinking that maybe they aren't good enough, I think Whitney would tell you, guard your bodies," said Kevin Costner. "And guard the precious miracle of your own life. Then sing your hearts out.

"Off you go Whitney, off you go. Escorted by an army of angels to your heavenly Father. When you sing before him, don't you worry. You'll be good enough."

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Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Usher are going dark.

All in the name of charity. The aforementioned foursome and others are signing off Twitter and Facebook Tuesday until they raise $1 million for World AIDS Day.

Lady GaGa Naked

Keys' charity, Keep A Child Alive, is staging a campaign that will have celebs such as Lady GaGa, Justin Timberlake, and Usher signing off of all social media.

PEACE OUT: Donate money or Usher won't be back on Twitter!

The "Digital Life Sacrifice" will feature the stars' filming "last tweet and testament" videos which will show them lying coffins to represent their "digital death."

"It's really important and super-cool to use mediums that we naturally are on," Keys said. "It's so important to shock you to the point of waking up."

"It's not that people don't care or it's not that people don't want to do something, it's that they never thought of it quite like that. This is direct, instantly emotional way, a little sarcastic too, as a way to get people to pay attention."

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Alicia Keys and her husband, Swizz Beatz (real name Kaseem Dean), have "joyfully welcomed their first child," reps for the couple confirmed to People.

Egypt Daoud Dean was born Thursday, October 14, in New York City.

This is the duo's first child, and Alicia's first as well. Little baby Egypt "is welcomed by Beatz's three other children," the couple's statement adds.

Congratulations to Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz!

The couple are not only new parents together – they are also newlyweds. The singer and the rapper-producer got married in a private ceremony in July.

On Thursday, the night of Egypt's birth, he seemed to be in a reflective mood, Tweeting, "I'm so thankful for everything I been blessed with in my life."

Well said, Swizz. Here's wishing the new parents all the best.

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Katie Holmes, Alicia Keys, Kim Kardashian and others have come out to Keep A Child Alive.

The organization provides care and support to families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India, as readers can get donate $5 to the cause by texting the first names of any of the celebrities participating to 90999.

Keys and husband Swizz Beatz founded the charity. Says the former:

“With the launch of our BUY LIFE campaign, I am confident less people will needlessly have to die because of lack of proper care which means more children will still have parents to raise them and guide them. I’m never more inspired, then when I’m doing this!”

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It was no three-city extravaganza like T.I. and Tiny's wedding.

No diplomats and former heads of state were on hand like at the widely publicized nuptials of former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky.

Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre and Michael Buble

Still, it was perfect for Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, who wed a private ceremony Saturday in a home on the Mediterranean Sea before family and friends.

The bride wore a Grecian-inspired Vera Wang dress and carried a bouquet of purple calla lilies. The groom was decked out in a Tom Ford tuxedo.

The couple's friend, Dr. Deepak Chopra, presided over the nuptials.

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have come so far.

"Wowwwwwwwww," Beatz (real name: Kasseem Dean) Twittered afterward. "It's a brand new day :) I feel like Nas and Diddy song :) love y’all and blessing!"

The couple, who are also expecting their first child together, have been together since fall 2008. They announced their engagement and baby news in May.

It's the first marriage for Keys and the couple's first child together.

While the newlyweds don't know the gender of their baby just yet, Beatz says it is just magical experience to be bringing a child into this world with Alicia.

"That baby is being born blessed parents," he recently said. "Alicia is definitely one of those great parents-to-be. She's super ready. Super glowing, happy."

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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She announced last month that she is pregnant and engaged to Swizz Beatz, but Alicia Keys is showing no signs of slowing down just yet.

The singer performed her mega-hit "Empire State of Mind" and more for Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series in NYC Friday.

Is that the first traces of a baby bump we see?

Baby bump or not, Alicia Keys looks terrific!

This is the first child for Keys, 29, and it will be her first marriage. Swizz Beatz, 31, who has dated her for years, has two sons from previous relationships.

Good timing, too: Keys' four-month-long Freedom Tour wrapped up June 4 and she recently performed at the World Cup kickoff concert in South Africa.

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Looks like Alicia Keys is in a baby - and wedding - state of mind.

After much speculation, the Grammy-winning songbird's rep confirms that she's pregnant with her and producer Swizz Beatz's first child - and engaged!

The couple will get married later this year.

This is the first child for 29-year-old Keys, while Swizz Beatz, 31, has two sons from previous relationships. The couple has been together for years.

Keys' current four-month-long Freedom Tour wraps up on June 4. She'll also perform at the Fifa World Cup's kickoff concert June 10 in South Africa.


Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz are getting married! Nice!

Reports first surfaced that Alicia Keys was engaged to Swizz Beatz back in January, but were not confirmed. Looks like that was true - well it is now!

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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According to Kim Kardashian, mom jeans are in.

We pray this doesn't become an actual trend.

But we could definitely get behind the style choices made by a trio of beauties over the last few weeks: Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Alba all broke out little black dresses at various public events.

To learn more about these outfits, along with other celebrity fashion decisions, visit the THG style store. Then, compare, contrast and vote below...

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Who looks best in her black skirt?

 

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Who would win a fashion face-off between two gorgeous stars like Blake Lively and Alicia Keys? There's only one way to find out, if you know what we mean.

We mean vote in the survey below. It's a tough call!

The sexy Gossip Girl star showed off her long, long legs in Balmain's sharp-shouldered sequin mini at a post-Emmy party last August. Meanwhile, the talented singer rocked the sparkling, plunging number for the Brit Awards last month.

Who do you think looked better in it? You decide ...

Blake and Alicia

Who looked better in their black mini-dress?

 

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