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Alicia Keys Raises $2.9 Million for AIDS-Relief Charity, LeAnn Rimes Opens Up to Giuliana Rancic and Other Must-Read News

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Indeed, this girl is on fire—for a good cause.

Alicia Keys drummed up a staggering $2.9 million for her AIDS-relief charity Thursday at a celebrity-studded affair at New York City's famed Apollo Theater that also included Jennifer Hudson and Whoopi Goldberg, according to published reports.

The Black Ball Redux benefited her charity Keep a Child Alive, which supports HIV/AIDS outreach in India and Africa, and Oprah Winfrey was honored for her work with The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.

But the night's big moment came when billionaire Stewart Rahr bid $250,000 for a trip to South Africa accompanied by Keys—and he also pledged $1 million to her foundation.

Whether it's racking up hit records, Grammys or charity funds, Keys certainly knows how to bring it on!

Madonna bares butt for Hurricane Sandy relief, visits storm victims in NYC

Here's what else went down:

An Eyeful: Christina Aguilera talks about the time Hillary Clinton stared at her cleavage.

Opening Up: LeAnn Rimes gets candid in a sit-down interview with Giuliana Rancic.

Love Nest: Take a look at the renovations Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are doing to their home.

Big Question: Why was Justin Bieber snubbed by the Grammys?

TV Land: Get the recaps for Jersey Shore, Glee, X Factor and Grey's Anatomy.

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