After landing a role on Lifetime’s original series Drop Dead Diva, Brandy will add another acting gig to her plate. She recently announced that she will be joining the cast of Fox’s 90210 as Marissa Jackson-Lewis, a politician running for Congress. Her character will be “a cross between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Sheâ€™s inspirational but with a drive to get the job done.”
Brandy, who is working on her upcoming album, said yesterday on Twitter, “I have the acting bug, singing bug, and all around ENTERTAINMENT bug! Ready to inspire and fulfill my new dreams all over again! Pray 4 me:).”
In other TV news, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Questlove, will.i.am., and Bruno Mars have signed on to play themselves in the animated series The Cleveland Show. The episode will be a special one focused on the supposed rap illuminati, the rumored group of artists that control pop culture. According to executive producer Rich Appel, “Cleveland inadvertently breaks into it and then itâ€™s how he will either bring them down or theyâ€™ll bring him down. We have a couple of original songs with Kanye and will and Bruno, I mean, all of them, it was great.”
As if that wasn’t enough, Nicki Minaj has also joined the cast of the upcoming Ice Age 4 movie. Keke Palmer, Drake, Queen Latifah, and Jennifer Lopez are just a few of the names and voices attached to the film, which will be released next summer.