Keys stars in MTV/Dove micro-series


R&B singer Alicia Keys is starring in "Fresh Takes," a new micro-series created by Dove Go Fresh, a fragrance collection by Dove.

The series, which premiered this week during "The Hills" show on MTV, follows three 20-something-year-old girlfriends as they struggle with identity, careers and love.

"I am so excited to be starring in 'Fresh Takes' because it puts the pressures that I deal with every day in a new light and opens my eyes to the reality that I can be successful in many different ways and have every reason to feel beautiful right now," said Keys, who plays Alex on
the show, via a press release. "I hope the series inspires other 20-somethings to get a fresh take on the pressures in their lives and start enjoying the ride."

"Fresh Takes" will broadcast three-minute episodes nationwide over a five-week period at 10 P.M. EST. The micro-series, created and produced by MindShare Entertainment and MTV, will also be available on the Dove Go Fresh site ( and on

Alicia Keys headlines the series, alongside up-and-coming actresses Desi Lydi (Diana) and Jessalyn Wanlim (Lizzie).

Mariel Concepcion is an online editor at Billboard. (NY)