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Just the other day, I was reminiscing about the goodness of the ’90′s show “Moesha,” and now the rumor mill is swirling with news that a show based loosely on the show might be coming to a television screen near you.
According to Kempiredaily.com, Brandy and Tyler Perry are collaborating on a new television show.
Here’s what the report, which has no verification from… anyone, has to say about the possible new show.
Brandy has been talking about doing her own TV show for a while now, and everything is finally falling into place for her! She recently teamed up with Tyler Perry and is working on her own TV show slightly based off of her old show “Moesha”. We’re not sure if it will be a continuation or a completely different show, but we do now that William Allen Young and Sheryl Lee Ralph (Frank and Dee from Moesha) will be portraying her parents again in this new show. Sources say it will be more mature but will still be comedic and family orientated. Tyler is negotiating with Oprah to get it on OWN but if that doesn’t work out, BET or TBS would be a great back up.
Right now, all of this is really shaky. But we’re reporting it because it would be such a great thing for all parties involved…especially if it ends up on OWN. Annnd it would be great to get answers to the loose ends in the last episode like who was really pregnant and what the hell happened with the Myles kidnapping?
What do you think about the reemergence of Moesha? Are you down?
Is it an accessory or a necessity? These 15 celebs prove that although they may wear weaves out in public, they actually have a head of beautiful hair underneath it all.
Actress Sanaa Lathan is known for her high-end hair extensions but over the summer, the Best Man Holiday star decided to switch things up. Posting a photo of herself on Facebook sans a weave, Lathan revealed a thick and full head of hair. Lathan added the following caption: And the weave is out! #yesihaveALOTofhair #sandybrown #ineedatrim #ilovemyscalp
Famous people do everything bigger and celebrity engagement rings are no exception! Beyonce said “Put a ring on it” and the fellas lined up, with their wallets of course. Engagements are a symbol of love and commitment, but they can be costly, ranging from $70,000 to $5 million if you’re a celebrity. Check out 15 celebs who literally have million dollar homes on their ring fingers.
Future knew what he was doing when he chose a beautiful 15-carat emerald cut diamond ring by Avianne & Co for Ciara. Yes, she had the birthday celebration that many girls dream of. Her man got on one knee in front of everyone to pop the question with a three-stone cut ring made of flawless diamonds with a price tag of $1 million to 1.5 million.
Well, well, well. Look what we have here.
For those of you who are still watching BET’s “The Game,” and I know you’re still out there, you’re in for a treat. One of our favorite characters from the earlier seasons is coming back for season 7. Kelly Pitts ya’ll.
You know she’s going to come in and cause all types of drama. Admittedly, I haven’t watched the show in years but I will admit that I was saddened when she and Jason split up. So I’m interested to see what happens with that.
Fans learned of the return of Brittany Daniel when Brandy posted this potential love triangle, herself as Chardonnay and Coby Bell (aka Jason Pitts) and Daniel. She included the caption “Look who’s BACK! @thegameBET #season7.”
Are you excited to see Kelly coming back to the show? Who would you want to see Jason with, Chardonnay or Kelly?
You win some, you lose some. But what’s important is how you handle both your successes and perceived failures. Though 34-year-old singer Brandy Norwood’s highly anticipated TwoEleven album didn’t perform as well as she and her label may have hoped–selling only 180,000 copies since its 2012 release–the bride-to-be admits that she is thankful for the people who supported her.
“Am I happy with the sales of ‘TwoEleven’? Um, honestly? No, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate everyone who supported it and appreciated it. But would I have loved for it to reach more people? Absolutely,” Brandy told DaVibe Magazine.
“I say this humbly, but the work was great. I think everyone involved in the project really brought their A-game. They really brought their hearts. They brought their passion. When something is very special you want for it to connect with as many people as it possibly can, but again, I’m so thankful to everyone who supported it and appreciated it for what it is. So I did my job, even if it’s only a few people.
“Everything in your life is to teach you something about yourself. I think we’re all here for [a] purpose, and I think certain experiences can reveal what those purposes and those truths are for us as people.”
As for new music, The Game star says she’s already working on her next album.
“Yes, I have started the process of working on the new album. I’m just putting it all together and putting the vision together. It’s definitely in the works. I want to work with a lot of different producers. Hopefully it all can happen. The producers that I would love to work with are Timbaland, Pharrell. I would love to team back up with Sean Garrett and Bangladesh.”
We love her positive attitude.
Turn the page to watch Brandy’s interview. What did you think of TwoEleven?
My daughter Dia is turning 14 in a few weeks so I asked her what she wanted to do for her birthday. Her reply? “I want to see Brandy.” I said, ‘She lives down the street, we could go by her house right now.’ Her reply: ‘No, I’m not ready, I’m not in a cute outfit!’ As she continued to talk about Brandy, I started to sing “Mo-to-the-E to the: Moesha! Dia’s eyes got big as saucers and she yelled, ‘Wait, Brandy is Moesha?!’ This became a teaching moment.
The woman I call my friend is actually an icon. I think I missed it too because she doesn’t act like one. Down to earth, funny and approachable and the best ways to describe her. I took the opportunity to educate my daughter on Brandy’s contribution to entertainment. I told her that she is so much more than Chardonnay on BET’s The Game. When I was growing up Brandy was TV star, reality star, a pop star, a Cover girl, Grammy winner, had her own Brandy doll, and was the first African American to play Disney princess Cinderella.
You can read the rest of Niecy’s dedication to Brandy over on ESSENCE.com. The relationship between Niecy Nash and Brandy is adorable; there is something so beautiful about true friendship. “They say” that it is hard to maintain friendships in Hollywood, but clearly these two are doing a great job.
When Ray J dropped “I Hit It First” in April, the consensus for folks with good sense was that Brandy’s little brother had stooped to a new low. Not only was Ray J lying in the track, but it was a tacky display altogether, “kissing and telling” on an individual who is clearly happy in a new relationship, and was at the time, with child. Kim Kardashian never responded to such foolery, and surprisingly, Kanye West never opened his mouth (not even in his controversial sit-down with Kris Jenner) about the wack track…until now.
While performing his song “Bound 2” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon from the Yeezus album, and backed by Charlie Wilson, the Roots and a talented boy’s choir, the rapper opened the song with a new lyric. The original opening line is, All them other ni**as lame, and you know it now, but on the show, he started with “Brandy little sister lame and you know it now.” It was his first live performance of the song ever and the first time he ever stepped on the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon stage, and he used such an opportunity on a stage that could be seen by a national audience to basically say “F U” to Ray J. The “One Wish” singer isn’t too fond of people trying to diss him (I’m sure you recall the squabble he had with Fabolous a few years back over some Twitter comments), so I wouldn’t be surprised if he responded. But he’s definitely done enough talking already…
Check out the performance of “Bound 2″ (which is actually pretty good–Charlie Wilson kills it!) and let us know what you think!
Last December we excitedly told you that R&B singer Brandy had officially gotten engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Ryan Press. But as the summer bids us adieu and the fall continues to creep up on us, fans have been wondering why they haven’t heard of any official wedding plans yet. During a recent interview with Tom Joyner, The Game actress confessed that her wedding remains without a date because she’s been super busy!
“I’m really trying to map out all of the wedding stuff. I didn’t realize how hard it was to plan a wedding. Even with a planner it’s hard. I think I’m going to get married next year,” she said.
She also reminisced about how she met her music executive beau.
“We met at a studio and I always thought he was cute, a little quiet. I didn’t really know where he was mentally and then I had a conversation with him later on and, you know, we just connected.”
Back in March she revealed that she’s thought about allowing reality TV cameras into her wedding so that she can share her special day with fans, but there’s been no word on whether or not this will actually happen.
“I don’t know. I just wish I could invite a lot of my core fans to the wedding because they’ve been there for me for so long… That’s what makes me think about it that way because I’m very, very close with my fans,” she told Wendy Williams.
“It’s Like More Than 40 People Out Here!” Brandy Pokes Fun At Performing For Empty Seats In South Africa At Show
If there’s one thing I like about Brandy aside from her singing voice, it’s that she has a good sense of humor.
We told you last month about the singer performing in South Africa last month for the Mandela Sports And Culture Day. But because the shindig is a day-long fest that most people attend for the football and rugby matches much earlier in the day, and also because she was a surprise guest at th
Brandy Reportedly Walks Off Stage In South Africa After Only 40 People Show Up At Stadium That Holds 90,000
I don’t know who is supposed to be promoting Brandy’s shows, but they need to be fired immediately. Seriously.
According to the Guardian, the singer traveled to South Africa to perform a show in Johannesburg for the Mandela Sports and Culture Day. The event was jam-packed and lasted a majority of the day, and Brandy was actually a surprise guest set to perform at the end of the event. Unfortunately, either folks couldn’t wait for the surprise, or they just didn’t care about the music segement because according to reports, no more than 40 people showed up to watch her “Put It Down” on the stage. She eventually walked off the stage after doing a couple of songs for the small crowd.
Numerous people, including South African musician Kabomo, took to social media to express their shock at the sparse turnout:
“Brandy [just] performed to an empty stadium. With the stadium lights on. People didn’t know there was a concert after the games. No one knew Brandy was around. Maybe a 40 people audience … She sulked after two songs and walked off.”
“Well Brandy is going to perform for herself and Mbaks only. Stadium now empty.
#nelsonmandelasportsandcultureday” “@BeatleBeat lols hai friend…I gave up the min I saw the empty stadium. Brandy performing for the chairs! (/.\)”
But the Guardian says that it really had nothing to do with the singer. Tens of thousands of people came to the event mainly to watch the football and rugby matches that took place, and many slowly but surely began leaving when the music segment began. With four other performers coming on before B Rocka, and she being tagged as an unnamed “special guest,” by the time she finally came out, folks seemed like they couldn’t wait around any l0nger. It was a day-long event. *shrugs*
But I’m mad at television broadcasters in Johannesburg. According to The Guardian, while they covered and broadcasted a majority of the events that took place, “SABC, the country’s national TV channel, ended their broadcast of the concert before the singer came on stage.” They just insisted on doing this woman absolutely greasy. But alas, such is the reality for a lot of performers when they take their act abroad. Keri Hilson performed in Nigeria in 2012 and attendance was reportedly scant. But Brandy’s reps contacted TheYBF to give a statement where they don’t deny the report, but play it down:
“She was booked at the last minute to fly to South Africa to support a “cause”–not a concert. It was a cause that honored “Mr. Nelson Mandela” and there was other performers on the bill besides Brandy. She attended because she wanted to support the foundation and Mr. Mandela…a man who has changed history. This whole story has been blown out of proportion and Brandy has sold out shows across the world including South Africa before.”
I would have stuck around for Brandy though. I still blast Never Say Never like it came out yesterday…