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I can’t remember the last time that I saw Brandy and her fiance, Ryan Press, together at the same time, and at one time, they were inseparable. He wasn’t even present at her huge 35th birthday party recently, and it’s clues like that, which had many people wondering if they had gone their separate ways, and had Brandy staying mum.
Well, turns out they have. The rep for the singer and actress told Us Weekly that the couple have ended their engagement, as well as their relationship as a whole.
“They are no longer together. The engagement is off, but the friendship is still on.”
The rep also said that despite the split, Brandy still wants to get married some day, but it just won’t be with Press, a music executive.
“They decided to take a step back and reevaluate the relationship. Brandy is 35 now — that’s what her whole #35 on Twitter is about, becoming her own woman.
Brandy has a daughter and she still wants to be married and have more kids but she is working on so many other things right now. They haven’t ended things on a bad note and they still speak all the time.”
The couple announced their engagement back in December 2012, and around that time, she was on top of the world, telling PopStopTV that she almost gave up on love:
“I’m very happy. I’m definitely on Cloud 20. At one point I gave up on love, so to have this feeling and for it to be like the first time, with the person that I feel like God has created for me to be with, it feels magical. And I want it to stay like this so every married couple that we have been meeting over our vacation, I’ve been asking them, ‘So what’s the secret?’ They’ve been giving me a lot of great tips. Communication is the key, clearly, so we’ll see what this thing does.”
I play the “I Wanna Be Down (Hip-Hop Remix)” like it came out last week, but of course, it came out quite a long time ago, 1995 to be exact, yet it still is a favorite for many almost 20 years later. Brandy spoke to Vibe in the past about how big of a deal it was for her to have the ladies on the remix:
“The hip-hop remix to ‘I Wanna Be Down’…meant the world to me. I’m new…I’m fresh out of the box and these superstars are a part of my first single! They are my mentors and I looked up to them. I was a huge Queen Latifah fan. I’m thinking, ‘Oh my God…I can’t believe this is happening to me.’ I got the chance to vibe with all three of them. They embraced me as a little sister. I was one of the first R&B artists to welcome hip-hop onto an R&B beat. It had never been done before quite like that. Sylvia Rhone came up with that idea, and I just thought it was brilliant. She should get all the praise in the world for that. She wasn’t scared; she just said, ‘This is what we are going to do.’ I knew it was a special record.”
Maybe that’s why Queen Latifah got the gang all back together recently on her show to talk about the creative process behind making the song. That’s right, Brandy, Yo-Yo, MC Lyte and Queen La all sat on the same couch dishing on how the MCs changed verses over and over to compete with each other. Check out what Queen Latifah said:
“I remember going in the studio…Lyte was on that record, and I was like, this is not what–I thought it was a Brandy record, but then I said ‘whoa!’ Lyte made me re-write my part! [laughs] I was like, ‘wait a minute!’ I had some lovey-dovey, emotional cute…I was like ‘oh no no no, I better step my game up or MC Lyte is going to butcher me on the track [laughs]‘”.
But Brandy said she had no idea what they were talking about on the track, but she was just glad they hopped on the track.
“I didn’t know what ya’ll were saying. But I was just so happy that ya’ll were on the song I was like ‘I don’t care, honey! Just do it!’”
Love these ladies! Check out their conversation below (including Yo-Yo’s low-rider reference in the song), as well as the video for the remix further down.
Okay, Brandy! We see you looking cute and curly!
The Game star and singer has been known for rocking braids for a majority of the time that she has been in the public eye, and now 35, much hasn’t changed. She recently promoted the hit BET show’s seventh season with Marley twists, but she has decided to switch it up big time by debuting a full and fabulous ‘fro yesterday to her followers on Instagram. It’s unclear whether or not this is an afro or if it’s her natural strands, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was her own hair because the beauty hasn’t really revealed her own strands like that in the past. Who knows what she really could be working with length wise (and if it’s a wig, I’ll take one too!)? Whatever it is, I think she looks quite cute, and she is digging the style too, joking about it on her Instagram page:
”My #fro looks better than yours, I can teach you, but I’mma have to charge!!”
She also stopped by The Queen Latifah Show and showed it off again while wearing an adorable white ensemble, thanking the good folks who did her hair:
“I love my look @Rennyvasquez, @ashleyseanthomas and@tymwallacehair #dreamteam thank you to @bcstarrand @heatfreehair for my fro and @jazzashley for the cut:) can’t do this without you #all!! #blessed”
What do you think of it? Check out more pics, along with her singing “Tomorow” from Annie (because her mom said that’s what her hair looks like) below and on the next page and let us know if you’re feeling it.
BET’s “The Game” is really spicing things up in the upcoming season. We told you there’s talk of Melanie and Derwin coming back (aka Pooch Hall and Tia Mowry) but before we see them back on the scene, we can look forward to another familiar face in Kelly Pitts.
In our exclusive interview with Brittany Daniels and Brandy, Daniels explained why she came back to the show.
“I had to come back on the show. I had to finish. This character has been my most favorite character that I’ve ever played on any project. I felt like that I needed to come back. There needed to be some kind of completion to this story.”
The ladies also spoke the ways they’re similar to their characters, the drama that Kelly is going to bring to the show now–you know she has been known to punch people– and whether or not there are unresolved feelings between Jason and Kelly. OOooo Sounds like there’s going to be some mess involved.
There’s also surprise guest in this interview. Check it out in the video above.
You can watch “BET’s The Game” on Tuesdays, (tonight!) on BET at 10p/9c.
Will you watch?
Sony is being accused of carrying out a racially charged vendetta against a well-known publicist,” TMZ reports. Courtney Barnes, who has been linked to artists such as Brandy and Fantasia in the past, insists that he was not only targeted, but fired by Sony executives because he’s black.
The way the story is being told, Courtney was hired to work as Fantasia’s publicist approximately one year ago; however, he was fired just days later by the “Side Effects Of You” singer’s manager. Courtney claims that the manager told him that the Vice President at Sony, Sarah Dennison, hated him and wanted him fired. He also alleges that he was told that the V.P. was so adamant about Courtney being let go that she threatened to sabotage Tasia.
According to Courtney, Sarah’s negative opinions about him were formed solely off of hearsay and rumors that he engages in ”shady business practices.” As for where the alleged racism comes into play in the whole fiasco, Courtney says “shady business practices” is code for racism. To make matters more interesting, he adds that outside of a brief handshake, he has never even dealt with Sarah, which would make it impossible for her to form a substantive opinion about him.
Courtney argues that the firing totally ruined his career and that Dennison’s negative campaign against him also cost him a job with Brandy. As a result, he’s suing Sarah and Sony for $250,000 in damages, which is the amount he says he would’ve made had Sarah not tainted his career. Sony, however, claims the entire lawsuit is baseless.
When we watch “The Game” usually the actors are in serious mode, conveying the latest dramatic scene. But when you spend so much time around people, you develop a nice, jovial relationship. The cast members are actually quite close. Check out Jay Ellis and Hosea Chancez joke with one another and then Coby Bell and Brandy on the next page.
Part of our hearts broke this morning when we heard Brandy and Ryan Press have reportedly called off their engagement after two years. We’ve been rooting for our girl Brandy to find everlasting love ever since she was forced to hide her relationship with Wanya back in the “Brokenhearted” days so we can’t bear to see her solo for too long; hence we’ve put together a list of eligible men Brandy should date — or at least rebound with.
Nearly a year and a half ago singer Brandy Norwood began doing interviews where she openly discussed her desire to be married to then-boyfriend, Ryan Press. Though many felt that her public declarations had a bit of a thirtsy flare to them, in the end, they certainly worked. Less than six months after her initial statement, “The Game” actress was promoted from girlfriend to fiancée when Ryan finally popped the question.
Ironically, after having her engagement wish granted, the “Put It Down” singer seemed to drastically decrease the pace in her public race to the altar. While she expressed that the hold up was due to nothing more than the fact that wedding planning is a huge undertaking, it looks like there may be a bit more to the story. According to TheYBF, the couple has called off their engagement, which would definitely explain why Brandy has been showing up to quite a few events without her ring—including her 35th surprise birthday party and the 45th NAACP Awards ceremony.
Insiders say after Brandy and Ryan moved in together, they decided that marriage probably isn’t the most ideal move for them right now. As a result, they’ve opted to take a step back so that they could both clearly re-evalute their situation. The insider went on to say that the two have remained friends and Ryan still manages her, adding that there’s hope that the former couple will may revisit and rekindle their romance at a later time. However, in the meantime, Ryan has reportedly been on a few blind dates.
Brandy and Ryan have yet to publicly comment on the rumors, but it looks like they could very well be true.
Check out footage of a ringless Brandy at her 35th birthday bash below.
If it wasn’t for reality television, we would probably never have known them (or at least as not as well as we do now) but these reality stars decided to turn up their noses on the very thing that made them famous or resurrected their careers.
Tia and Tamera Mowry
Identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry first gained fame as twin teens separated at birth on the sitcom “Sister, Sister.” The twins took a break from Hollywood to attend college before resurrecting their acting careers again. For six seasons, Tia played Melanie Barnett Davis on the hit show “The Game” but the sisters would work together again with their reality show “Tia & Tamera” on the Style Network. The show premiered to record numbers on the network but as each season passed so did its popularity and it was canned at the end of 2013, although according to them it was time to them to get back to living their lives off camera.
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Love is in the air! This year has been full of celebrity engagements and and we can’t wait to see the lavish weddings that are to come. Some engagements were obvious, while others came out of nowhere. Hopefully they won’t all get married in a secret ceremony and share the details later or not at all. Check out these celebrity weddings we can’t wait for in 2014.
Brandy and Ryan Press
Brandy looks like she’s glowing these days with her music executive fiancée Ryan Press. They met in the music industry and became engaged in December of 2012. Before meeting him she had given up on love, but clearly that has changed. Congrats to the happy couple!