Two years ago, Alicia Keys gave birth to her son, Egypt, and declared
that she wanted to create tools for children. The singer has finally brought
that dream to reality with a new storytelling app called The Journals of Mama
Mae and LeeLee for children.
"I was just getting introduced to
the kind of the TV shows and the DVDs and all of the things you start off
introducing your kids to, and I thought how cool would it be to be part of
something that really allows them to hear music from different places, different
cultures, different sounds," gushed the Grammy Award winner. "That's what
we're able to do with this."
Based loosely on her childhood, the interactive app tells the story of a
young New York City girl's relationship with her wise grandmother, and includes
music produced by Keys. It was released today for $3.99 through her company, AK
Worldwide, and Bento Box Interactive. The celeb cites raising her son as part of
the app's inspiration.
Keys will soon be raising her
young prince in a spacious Englewood, New Jersey, mansion. The singer recently purchased Eddie Murphy's ten-acre
home, which comes equip with a bowling alley, indoor pool and private recording
studio, for $12 million dollars.
Rocsi Diaz Lands New TV Correspondent Gig
Congrats are in order for Rocsi Diaz!
The former 106 &
Park host has landed a new gig as a correspondent of newsmagazine show
Entertainment Tonight. Diaz dropped the news via Twitter on Wednesday,
revealing plans to begin her duties alongside host Nancy O'Dell that same
Rocsi's 106 & Park co-host Terrence J will also
soon make his return to the small screen as co-host of E! News.
Terrence and Rocsi both got
their start on 106 & Park seven years ago, and tearfully announced
their departure from the long-running countdown show in May. We wish them both
huge success in their new endeavors!