Alicia Keys’ “Fresh Takes” Micro Series

posted by Sista on March 12th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

aliciakeysfreshtakes Alicia Keys Fresh Takes Micro Series

Singer Alicia Keys has been tapped by Dove and MTV to star in their Real Beauty TV micro-series, “Fresh Takes”. The series will revolve around a group of 20 something year old females and the pressures they must overcome in order to pursue their dreams. Each mini series will air as a commercial interstitials during the March 24th premiere of “The Hill”, which airs on MTV.

You can check out a clip of the first episode below.



22 Comments

  1. Hmm..could be something, I don’t know. I like Alicia Keys but she didn’t stand out in this preview to me, or the whole thing looks corny.The only one standing out in this preview is the asian woman to me. I can’t stand The Hills though, so if it’s like the Hills or I’m forced to see those brats whine to see this, I’ll have to peek at it online. The only show that I’ve ever seen make this “BFFs in the city” thing work is Sex and The City…and I don’t see anyone doing it half as well as that show did.

    But Go Alicia! I like to see her out and about trying things, and I hope the success just keeps on rolling in for her.

  2. Alicia cannot act. Love her though :brownsista:

  3. Really Dana? I thought she was pretty good in Smokin Aces, THE MOVIE was wack but I thought her acting was good.

  4. i think she is an average actress not the best for sure but average
    go alicia represent your REAL sisters with CLASS

  5. [quote comment="22951"]Really Dana? I thought she was pretty good in Smokin Aces, THE MOVIE was wack but I thought her acting was good.[/quote]
    Liyah I was really disappointed with that movie and that Alicia even took the role. I figure she was trying to diversify but all she did was repeatedly say the F word over and over again and that doesn’t take much skill. Haven’t seen anything else she has done , but then Smokin Aces was more than enough for me.

  6. I felt Aces couldve been better too. But it was ok enough. I loved Taraji. She cracked me up. I’ll have to view the Dove thing later. Watching re-runs of Prison Break. Oh that Wentworth is sexy! :lol: :brownsista:

  7. This looks boring and :iagree: that Alicia can’t act :booty: But, she has a charasmatic personality, great energy, good songs and seems to be very thoughtful. Do you boo :banana:

  8. I disagree. It worked ver well on “Girlfriends”. Did u ever watch that show?

    [quote comment="22948"]Hmm..could be something, I don’t know. I like Alicia Keys but she didn’t stand out in this preview to me, or the whole thing looks corny.The only one standing out in this preview is the asian woman to me. I can’t stand The Hills though, so if it’s like the Hills or I’m forced to see those brats whine to see this, I’ll have to peek at it online. The only show that I’ve ever seen make this “BFFs in the city” thing work is Sex and The City…and I don’t see anyone doing it half as well as that show did.

    But Go Alicia! I like to see her out and about trying things, and I hope the success just keeps on rolling in for her.[/quote]

  9. Alicia Keys is very beleivable actress. She was good in Smokins Ace and but half of her performance in Nanny Diaries was chopped in editing. She really hasn’t been given a showcasing skills part to me. We will see more with Secret Life of Bees

  10. Alicia is talented, with experience her acting skills will improve. I love her in the screen.

  11. *on

  12. @ lilkunta:

    I saw Girlfriends. It was entertaining at to watch to say the least, but there were times when it just seemed too corny and predictable. It has that Sitcom feel (which I’m not a fan of), Not to mention somewhere along the way they lost a BFF. It’s not a terrible show, but it’s nowhere close to Sex and The City to me.

  13. @Majesa
    O ok. I thought “Gfs” was real & believable. Toni of course is my fav ! Toni & Mya’s storylines were real IMO. Joan annoyed me but was somewhat real and Lyn is an *ss. So unreal, so much bull, & I grew tired of it GET A JOB! Will I dont even know. I really dont c any AfrAm man giving his sperm to his homo sister for her wife’s son.

    IMO S&TC was overrated. These ladies live well beyond their means. & SJP is overrrated. She looks similiar 2 Joan Clayton\Tracee Silberstein(her real name) & I think both looked ok but not great.

  14. I think we should give Alica another chance, b/c smoking aces wasn’t a good movie. What until we see that Mammy movie w/Jennifer Hudson, then we’ll know if she can act :thumbsup:

  15. I think alicia is a very believable actress

  16. I think being a cameo or playing a role in film for a singer is something you can`t take it seriously. It is like a break from their main career.I love seeing Brandy in I Still Know what You Did, Mya in Cursed, Cassie in Step Up2 and that`s all. :|

  17. See I don’t know. I really have a problem with these singers doing this with no I mean NO TRAINING! I admire the “BALLS” to stand up and say I’m going to try this, and I”m going to do well but what about those actresses and actors that’s been studying this craft for years? Why don’t they get a shot?

    In all I don’t know I’m sure she will do her best. But I PRAY SHE KILL’em (LOVE A. KEYES) but I don’t know. Have any one ever seen her act before?

  18. S. Dot, singers have been acting since the beginning of time, or at least film. The problem today is that Hollywood wants to make everyone an actress in order to sell their films. I guarantee you Alicia didn’t really wanna act and neither did Beyonce or Ashanti. Some Hollywood guy simply offered them the opportunity and they took it.

  19. @Sdot: EXCELLENT! I agreee

    @Dana : bk didnt have 2 take the role. I have no doubt she did it bc her daddy told her so. She really doesnt seem 2 me like she thinks 4 herself. We know 4 damn sure she dont write her songs ( yet they still havent taken that ascap songwriter award from her ). I’m soooo glad Jhud wipped her ass! bk & her daddy matty really thought she’d get oscar that easy :lol: PLEASE. As for the rest,
    -mya was a dancer b4 she started singing so I liked her Havana Nights role.
    -brandy wasnt good in I Know…Sumer movie IMO.
    -Ashanti was actually good in Coach Carter.

    I liked AK’s songs a& her music is great but her voice is annoying so quickly. AK needs voice lessons bc I can see her loosing her voice real quick since it aint strong. This is her 4th cd, how many cds is her contract?

  20. Congratulations to Alicia Keys for getting the part and I know that she will do well. Also I agree S. Dot about giving the people who have studied this craft the first chance at a lot of these new roles. And Dana I also agree with you too. The movie producers are offering these roles to already established singers etc. That’s so they can make the money off of their already built in fan base. For example, even though Kimberly Elise may have the more pronounced acting skills they would more than likely offer the role to Beyonce first because she has that built in fan base that will support her no matter what she says or does. It all comes down to a money and numbers game. But once again good luck to A. Keys

  21. That is true generally but wasnt in 05 for Bk & I’m so happy about that. She wasnt supported no matter what! In fact in Jan2006 as well I read from many of her fans that JHud dud deserve more acclaim over bk. Her fans demanded more creativity, remember hearing about the petition? Her same style of ass shaking song featuring a rapper was popular but the 1st 2 songs off ‘bidet’ didnt hit #1. NeYo’s Irr song saved her by finally getting her 2 #1 song. Still sales were slow & that is y she did a rerelease.

    Her clothing line is repeately clowned on for the overairburshed unrealistic ads. Plus the clothes are shoddy. bk & tine want fans 2 spend $200 on something made in a sweatshop in Guam for $5, when bk herself wears Gucci.

    [quote comment="23097"] . . . For example, even though Kimberly Elise may have the more pronounced acting skills they would more than likely offer the role to Beyonce first because she has that built in fan base that will support her no matter what she says or does. …[/quote]

  22. Alicia can definitely act imo.