VH1 is set to debut a variety of new reality shows starting next month. Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business, is one of them.
The show will feature a behind the scenes look at celebrity siblings Brandy and For The Love of Ray J star, Ray J Norwood, as they try to take their careers to the next level. The duo will be getting the support and guidance of their parents – entertainment manager and mom, Sonja Norwood and talented musical father, Willie Norwood.
Viewers will get a firsthand glimpse into the lives of the Norwood family unit and family business – Rn’B Productions. Run by Sonja, Rn’B Productions features a roster of musical artists including Brandy, Ray J and their father Willie, who also serves as the company’s vocal coach. Sonja is ready to step down as a manager, leaving Brandy and Ray J to try to fill her shoes quickly.
Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business premieres on VH1 Sunday, April 11 at 9:00 PM.
The For the Love of RayJ 2 Reunion show was the first reunion show VH1 had done since last May and boy o boy did it not disappoint. Two days later, it is still being widely talked about.
The reunion show was a big hit mainly because it brought the drama. The last 10 minutes of the show featured season 1 winner, CocktailakaJoanna Hernandez, coming on the show to warn season two winner- Mz Berry aka Connie Deveaux , about the womanizing ways of Ray J.
Things got particularly heated when Ray J joined both ladies on stage , and got into a shouting match with Cocktail, even accusing her of bedding other women after she accused him of being unfaithful during their brief relationship. Interestingly enough, Cocktail never denied Ray’s claims that she slept with other women as well. Things got even more heated and RayJ ended up walking off the stage. MzBerry followed him, and so did Cocktail, as the two continued their argument backstage.
The reunion show then ended abruptly and we the viewers never even got to know the status of Ray and Mz Berry’s relationship. Mz Berry gave an interview to Talkofthetown411.com Monday night, hours after seeing the reunion show and she shed some light on what really happened between she and Ray before, during and after the dramatic reunion.
In the new interview, Mz Berry claimed she did see Ray J once within the last five months but it was not aired on the reunion show for some reason. She said she was hurt by the reunion show and didn’t understand why Cocktail felt the need to “warn” her. She also said she was a little hurt by Ray J’s actions towards Jaguar, but she already knew his feelings regarding his regret for sending her home early.
As for their current relationship status, she says she and Ray continue to talk but stops clear of saying the two are in a relationship. It’s pretty obvious from listening to Mz Berry that she and Ray are at the most, just friends. According to Mz Berry, Ray was aware that Cocktail would be on the reunion, but did not know the extent of what she would say. However Mz Berry says she was fully unaware that Cocktail would be on the show.
To sum this up, Mz Berry and Ray J are still on friendly terms but are not in a relationship, which is not surprising considering our previous report which revealed Ray J had a 20 year old girlfriend he was serious with the entire time he was filming the show last year.
Part 1 and Part 2 of the interviews below -
TELL US – ARE YOU OVER THESE DATING SHOWS? OR WILL YOU CONTINUE TO WATCH EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE PHONY?
The finale of the 2nd season of For The Love of Ray J aired last night with 33 year old Mz Berry aka Connie Deveaux beating out Platinum to win the heart of Ray J, or did she?
The question on everyone’s minds is are they still together? The answer to that seems to be NO, coming from Mz Berry’s new interview with VH1. According to her, she and Ray J have barely made any contact since the show finished filming months ago. The winner of the show and the person looking for love are usually discouraged from contacting each other, as not to give away the show’s results, however in the past shows, it has been very common for the two to stay in touch and see each other if they really wanted to.
In other words, Ray J could have made an effort to see and contact the winner of his show if he was genuinely interested. Plus the following photos of Ray J were snapped of him and an unknown lady back in October 2009. Ray J can be seen hugged up and kissing the lady, who has been described to us by sources as being his 20 year old girlfriend. According to the source, Ray and this girl have been together for a while, and were together the entire time he was filming the 2nd season of his show.
As we also previously reported, Ray J broke up with season 1 winner, Cocktail, just so he could do a second season. By the way, he finished filming his second season in early October. These photos were taken around October 26th. You can put two and two together. The photos courtesy of TheYbf.com are below -
The two lovebirds were snapped leaving Hawaii after a vacation. These photos were taken just a week before his show was set to premier last year. The good news is we do get a Reunion show, so it will be interesting to see what Ray has to say about his “relationship” with Mz Berry.
Excerpts from Mz Berry’s interview is below -
How has communication with Ray been since the show wrapped?
Really, Ray and I aren’t allowed to speak to each other. We aren’t allowed to meet or anything like that.
Do you have a good feeling about where things are going?
We just have to see. You can’t really base on everything that happened with us three, four months ago. I wouldn’t say feelings change, but you just have to see. In any type of relationship, you just take it one step at a time. We’ll definitely both talk about what we want, and we’ll see where it goes from there.
Are you excited to see him at the reunion?
Yes, very excited. I’m a little nervous, but very excited.
With the 2nd season of For The Love of Ray J premiering last week, Cocktail is once again opening up about her break up with Ray J. In a new interview with the season 1 winner, Joanna “Cocktail” Hernandez tells In Touch that Ray J broke her heart and that he only did the show for money and exposure. She also reveals what’s going right with her career.
When did you first sense that things weren’t going to work out with Ray J?
Things didn’t feel right after the reunion. I tried to be his girlfriend, and then we went on tour and there were rumors that he was going to do season two. When I asked him about it, he said “no,” but then I found out the truth, among other things. Ray did break my heart — this whole thing has been an emotional roller coaster. I was offered a guest spot on season two, but I declined. I mean, why make me look stupid again? I’m not about to go on his show and support a season two when it’s all lies.
What are your feelings toward Ray J today?
I care about him, and when I am around him, sometimes the feelings come back again. But I’m at a place now where talking about what really happened is allowing me to move on.
Do you think he’s sincerely looking for love — or looking for fame?
Ray doesn’t have to go on a show to find love. It’s about exposure and money.
What’s your advice for the winner?
Enjoy it while it lasts — it’s a short ride.
What’s next for you?
I have a weekly one-hour show called Hangin’ With JoJo — it’s fun and laid-back. I am focused on my career — in which direction it’s going, I’m not 100-percent certain, but I am in a few upcoming movies. So I am excited about that! For details on me, go to welovecocktail.com.
Would you do more reality TV?
I would do more reality TV for sure — but not about finding love! I would love to do Dancing With the Stars or Big Brother. I can dream, can’t I?
What can we expect this season? Based on the supertrailer, there will be lots of fighting, drama, plus the return of Dangerand Chardonnay from last season. Even though Danger can be seen saying her baby is hers and Ray J’s in the previews, Ray J is not the father of Danger’s baby. Her child’s father is Gabriel Cannon.
YOU CAN VIEW THE OFFICIAL CAST PHOTOS HERE, AND HOT PHOTOS OF THE CAST HERE.
Tell Us – Will You Be Tuning In For The Second Season? What Are Your Thoughts On The Season Premier?
A very pregnant danger makes an appearance on the show in an apparent bid to win back Ray J, who is not the father of her child by the way. Danger also announced on her twitter page days ago that she has given birth to her baby girl.
Ray J’s relationship with season 1 winner, Cocktail, seemed to turn sour just weeks after the 1st season ended. It’s rumored Ray J dumped Cocktail so he could film a second season of his hit dating show. With names like Popper, Lava, Fettucini and Trouble, surely Ray J will find his one true love among this bunch.
The new season is set to premier on VH1 on Monday, Nov. 2 at 9/8c.
World famous R&B superstar Ray J is back for another season of For the Love of Ray J. Last season Ray brought 14 beautiful women to his home to see if he could find love — and he thought he did. After going through challenges, dates and eliminations Cocktail won Ray J’s heart and the two of them hoped things would work out, but it wasn’t meant to be. Just because things didn’t work out with Cocktail doesn’t mean Ray didn’t have blast. Ray wants to give love a second chance, so he hit up VH1 and told them he wanted to do it just like last time, but better.
Theybf is reporting that Monica Leon aka Danger from The Love of Ray J is now pregnant. Yes she’s really pregnant this time judging from the above photo that was taken this weekend in the Hamptons.
Her man and the assumable father of her unborn child looks to be her ex fiance, Gabriel Cannon. Gabriel is the younger brother of Nick Cannon. Congrats to Danger. I am however a bit sad we won’t be getting any For the Love of Danger dating show any time soon.
UPDATE – Danger has confirmed via her twitter that she is indeed pregnant.