Brandy to Tour Australia and New Zealand in the Summer
It looks like Zoe Ever After star, Brandy Norwood, wants to keep things moving once her Chicago run at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles comes to a close on May 1st. Via her official Facebook page, the R&B veteran announced plans to embark on her first tour of Australia and New Zealand starting June 15th.
Beggin and Pleadin Video
Brandy is officially back you guys. The Zoe Ever After star unveiled the visual for her Beggin and Pleadin single as a BET exclusive yesterday afternoon. The video is Brandy’s firs since 2012’s Matthew Rolston directed clip for Wildest Dreams.
Brandy Suing Her Record Label for Breach of Contract
That Slayana album Brandy has been talking about releasing for the last few months may be put on hold indefinitely. The 37-year old Zoe Ever After star is reportedly suing her record label, claiming they are holding up its release in order to double-dip into her earnings.
Singers Brandy and Jasmine Sullivan were both of hand Saturday evening to celebrate the 5th Annual BET Music Matters Grammy Showcase. The two R&B divas took to the stage together, but sadly did not perform. Both singers will be attending the Grammy ceremony tonight, Brandy as a presenter and Jazmine as a three-time nominee. Here’s hoping Jazmine finally walks away with a statuette. She’s been nominated eleven times in total.
Preliminary overnight ratings for Brandy’s new comedy Zoe Ever After are looking pretty good. The BET original series pulled in just over a million viewers and garnered a 1.0 in demo. Those numbers would ordinarily render a network show dead on arrival, but in cable land, especially BET, those numbers are actually worth celebrating.
It should also be noted that BET made the first episode of Zoe Ever After available for viewing online just days before its premiere. I wondered why the network would do that, as most likely it would affect the show’s premiere numbers. But based on what it takes to be renewed on BET, I can only assume they knew what they were doing.
Watch the First Episode of “Zoe Ever After” Before it’s January 5 Premiere Date
Brandy’s new show Zoe Ever After doesn’t officially air until January fifth; however, as of today BET has chosen to make the debut episode available to fans online.
As previously reported, Brandy stars as Zoe Moon, a newly divorced single mom looking to break out of the shadow of her famous ex-husband by starting her own cosmetics company.
Zoe will be joined by a hilarious cast of characters that include Dorian Missick as her ex-husband Gemini Moon, Tory Devon Smith as her assistant Valenté, and Haneefah Wood as her best friend Pearl.
Brandy is returning to the stage next spring to reprise her role as Roxie Hart in the Los Angeles production of Chicago the Musical. The Zoe Ever After star originally made her Broadway debut in the play over the summer when she enjoyed a 12-week sold-out run at the Ambassador Theatre.
No doubt Brandy hopes to reproduce the same magic when she beings her one-week engagement in the musical on April 26 at the Pantages Theatre in downtown L.A.