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Alicia Keys is quite busy these days! From serving as a judge on the new season of  The Voice to working on a new album, and music for Disney’s Queen of Katwe. So, how is she balancing it all with motherhood and marriage?

HipHollywood sat down with Keys, who told us she’s had to forfeit some sleep, but says that’s not stopping her grind.  “I’m feeling good, and I’m just feeling like the things I’m doing, I’m loving them, and I’m just so excited about this film, so excited about the music that is coming, with my music, she explained. “I’m like, I can’t wait for ya’ll to hear it.”

And believe it or not, Keys going makeup free for the past several months has given her a renewed sense of confidence that fans will definitely hear on her new album. “I just feel renewed,” said the 35-year-old mother of two. “I just feel in a new space as an artist, as a woman, as a creative person, as a mother. I just feel like I’m in my skin, and I’m liking it here.”

“I know for a fact that this music is the most honest that I’ve been, it’s the most vulnerable that I’ve been able to be on a record,” she added.

So far, Keys has dropped the up-tempo single “In Common.” No word yet on when the project will release, but fans can enjoy her music in Queen of Katwe when it hits theaters September 30th.

 

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Cocktails & Coins! Inside Aisha Tyler’s Wild Life After Divorce & Departure From ‘The Talk’

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Aisha Tyler went through a few MAJOR life changes over the past two years and now, the actress is back on top living life to the fullest.

In 2016, Tyler’s college love and husband of 20 years, Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce from the actress. As if that weren’t an emotional challenge to overcome, Tyler was then ordered to pay Tietjens $31,250 a month in spousal support for the next four years, plus a lump sum of $500k.

Following the emotional split, Tyler’s career then took a big turn when she walked away from CBS’s The Talk. Just eight months ago, the actress left the show to pursue other passions. “I also have three other series (Criminal Minds, hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway? and voicing a character on Archer),” the actress said during the big announcement. “People always go, ‘How do you do all that?’ And I don’t always have an answer.”

While it might sound like Tyler’s woes and 360 of a life might seem completely damaging, it all turned for the better. “The unknown can be very compelling and can be interesting. Instead of thinking about it as change, think about it as dynamism,” she told HipHollywood during the screening of Dwyane Wade’s, Shot in the Dark. 

She explained, “You can’t stay the same, your life can’t stay the same. Staying the same is staying in place and staying in place is dying slowly. For me, I always reminded myself I’m not always going to feel this way, it’s not always going to be this tuff.”

“You cannot get through this experience on this planet without a little bit of pain and you need to know that and see that it’s temporary,” Aisha said. “My life is so interesting now and it wouldn’t have been without going through the stuff that I’ve been through. It’s been good for me; all this change.”

The actress is not only the star of some major network shows, but she also is about to launch her new cocktail line, Courage and Stone. “It’s been a really really exciting process,” she told us. “It really came out of my love of cocktails, my love of going to great bars and then going home and being like ‘I don’t know how to do all this.'”

Tyler then admitted that she was a whiskey girl at heart and that when she left the Talk “Julie Chen put me in a whiskey of the month club. She she’s doubled my collection in the last couple of months.”

Set to releae late spring early summer 2018.

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