Pynk Hosts Surprise Dinner for Brandy

Surprise PYNK Dinner For Brandy NorwoodPynk magazine recently hosted a Pynk Power Dinner in honor of singer Brandy Norwood.

The surprise event was to honor the Chicago star who was one of the first high profile celebs to agree to grace the cover when it was launched just over three years ago.

Co-founders Mecca Moore and Meeka Claxton shared memories of their first cover shoot with the R&B diva, calling her one of the most gracious and humble celebrities they’d ever had the pleasure of working with.

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Brandy Joins Season Two Of ‘Empire’

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In addition to her new BET show “Zoe Moon,” fans can expect to see singer Brandy Norwood on the sophomore season of “Empire” as well.

Yesterday’s FoxUpFronts event revealed several new cast members, and guest stars, including Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Chris Rock, Timbaland and returning guest star, Jennifer Hudson, who performed at the event alongside fellow cast members Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, and Terrence Howard.
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Brandy Lands New BET Comedy ‘Zoe Moon’

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Though her stint on “The Game” has come to an end, Brandy’s relationship with BET, the network that airs the show, appears to be just starting.

Via their official Twitter page, the network announced plans for a new show starring the R&B veteran, titled “Zoe Moon.”

The half-hour comedy will star Brandy as Zoe, a newly divorced mom embarking on a new life as a single mom and career as a fledgling cosmetics mogul.
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Brandy’s ‘Magic’ Coldplay Cover

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In between working on the follow-up to her platinum selling “Two Eleven” album, singer Brandy has taken to recording unofficial covers of popular tunes by her fellow artists.

The latest, “Magic” by Coldplay, was unveiled late last night via Twitter and quickly became a trending worldwide topic.

In the past Brandy has also covered Rihanna’s Diamonds and most recently, Sam Cook’s classic “A Change is Gonna Come.”
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Brandy Calls Off Engagement

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Chardonnay is Back on the Market

“The Game star, Brandy Norwood, has confirmed to US Weekly that she and fiancé Ryan Press are no longer engaged.

Brandy and Ryan, a record executive, became engaged back in 2012, but haven’t been seen with each other since mid-2013. Rumors of a break-up started whirling earlier this year and finally the singer has released a statement.
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Brandy Likes Her Skinny Frame

How awesome has Brandy been looking these days?
The 34-year old R&B veteran is celebrating twenty years in the business, and still doesn’t look a day over twenty herself.

Recent candid shots the singer posted to her Instagram page show her looking just as svelte as did when she was a teenager. Sadly, Brandy’s toned look caused many of her followers to lash out and accuse her of being “too thin.”

Brandy has admitted to battling anorexia and bulimia in the past, saying the pressure to be perfect in Hollywood drove her to not like herself for a long time.

However, the singer said in a recent interview with Ebony.com that those feelings are long gone. “I just stopped caring,” she told the magazine. “I woke up one day and just no longer cared what anyone thought of me except myself and my family.”

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So what do you guys think of Brandy’s super toned new look? Personally, I love it. With a wedding to prepare for, no doubt the R&B diva wants to look her best.

Pre-Grammy Night Celebrations

Despite the overwhelming grief many artists felt in the wake of singer Whitney Houston‘s untimely death, many still chose to attend various pre-Grammy night parties being held in Hollywood

Clive Davis’ annual soirée was attended by the likes of Alicia Keys, Brandy, Toni Braxton, Monica and many others.

While, ROC Nation’s 4th annual pre-Grammy brunch attracted the likes of Rihanna, Michelle Williams and Melanie Fiona.

Click here to see what many of them had to say about the loss of Whitney.

Brandy & Monica Together Again

It’s been 14 years since they last worked together, but finally 90’s R&B icons Brandy and Monica are back together again.

The duo return with “It All Belongs to Me,” a Rico Love written and produced track that will appear on both singer’s albums, just as their smash #1 single “The Boy Is Mine” did back in 1998.

If you haven’t hear the single already, give it a listen below and let us know what you think.

Brandy’s Dream Role is to Play…

Though actresses Meagan Good and Vivica A. Fox have both expressed an interest in playing singer Whitney Houston should a biopic ever be made about her life, fellow singer Brandy says none of them can do Whitney the way she can do Whitney.

According to Brandy, who cites the 80’s icon as a huge influence of hers, she has studied Whitney’s mannerisms over the years and feels as though she can bring something to the table that no other singer/actress can.

“I would love to play Miss Whitney,” said Brandy during an interview with http://trueexclusives.com. “I have her entire personality down pat… her isms down pat. Like no offense ladies… it’s a lot of talented ladies out there… but nobody can play Whitney Houston like me.”

I have already let it be known that Vivica is my first pick to play Whitney should her life story come to the big or small screen.

However, because the singer is so intensely private, I doubt she will ever co-sign any project about her still evolving life and career.

Kyla Pratt and Brandy Join BET

Singer and “Moesha” actress Brandy Norwood will be joining the cast of “The Game” when it returns to TV on January 10th. The fifth season will also see the return of PJ Byrne (Irv), Gabrielle Dennis (Janay), as well as guest appearances from Estelle, Nene Leakes, Loretta Devine and Selita Ebanks.

And in another bit of BET news, the channel also announced the addition of Kyla Pratt to their sophomore series “Let’s Stay Together.”

Kyla’s last major TV role was as Brianna Barnes on the hit show “One on One,” which ran from 2001-2006.

The 25 year old actress recently made headlines again when she revealed news that she gave birth last year. Several websites took Kyla to task for having a baby out of wedlock, while several reported that the baby’s father was a former stripper- a claim Kyla vehemently denied on her blog.

Brandy is Back

Brandy is heading back to the big screen. The 32-year old singer/actress has confirmed news that she will be appearing in Tyler Perry’s upcoming film ‘The Marriage Counselor.’

Brandy will be joined by ‘Roc’ actress Ella Joyce, comedian Ben Stiller, ‘House of Payne’ actor Lance Gross, ‘Eve’s Bayou’ actress Jurnee Smollett and socialite Kim Kardashian.

‘The Marriage Counselor’ will be Perry’s 13th film under the Lionsgate umbrella and his second to be filmed exclusively at his Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.

Editor’s Note: Tyler Perry has singlehandedly kept black Hollywood working for the last 7 years and for that I respect him. He has especially given work to black women that I feel would have remained jobless were it not for me. Having said that, I was saddened to see him cast Kardashian in a role that could have, and should have, gone to one of the many struggling black actresses we all know exist in Hollywood.

Not only that, but when it comes time for this film to be promoted, the press will focus in on Kardasian, as oppose to Jurnee and Lance, who are the film’s starring characters.

If Perry is trying to broaden his fan base, he surely has the right to do so. However, he should be careful not to alienate the base that has so far helped make him the richest man in Hollywood.

Brandy Wants to Reinvent Herself

Brandy hit up ‘Access Hollywood Live’ yesterday morning to talk about resurrection and re-invention.

The 90’s R & B diva, who once had a thriving acting and music career, says she is ready to reclaim her throne in both arenas.

The singer has already lined up several acting gigs: ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ and says she next has her sights set on releasing her next album.

According to Brandy, the music will be classic R & B and feature a side of herself she says few fans have seen.

Could Brandy be talking about her rap alter-ego Bran Nu or something completely brand new?

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Sista Sighting: Ciara & Brandy

Timbaland celebrated his 38th birthday last night with a star studded party at the Drai Nightclub in Hollywood, California. The producer was joined by sidekick Justin Timberlake, as well as Ray J, his sister Brandy, Paris Hilton, Ciara, Busta Rhymes and many others. Tim is rumored to be working on tracks for Brandy and Ray J’s upcoming duet album and is said to also have produced a few tracks for Ciara’s upcoming “Basic Instinct” album. And speaking of Ciara, the singer’s new “Ride” single is doing quite well on Itunes. The song is #1 on the R&B/Soul chart and #42 on the main chart. The video also debuted at #1, knocking Gaga and Knowles out of a position they had held for weeks.

Preview: Brandy’s Family Affair

Brandy and her family come together for VH-1’s newest reality series “A Family Affair.” Debuting April 11th, the show will chronicle the life of superstar Brandy Norwood as her parents attempt to teach she and her brother to take over the family business. Check out an extended preview of the first episode below.