Toni Braxton Wants Lesbian Role on ‘Orange Is the New Black’
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• Toni Braxton’s acting wishes may come true! Earlier this year, the legendary singer said she wanted to play a lesbian on a show. As of now, she’s identified which show she’d like to join. “I’m hoping to be on Orange Is the New Black,” said Braxton. “That’s my favorite show. I told you I wanted to be a lesbian… I still want that.” The singer’s been busy as of late promoting her new upcoming duet album with Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds. “Retiring is off the table now,” said Braxton. “I don’t know what I was thinking.” [Grio]

• Kanye West is still on his Yeezus tour, but he’s already thinking about his next album. According to a conversation with architect Jacques Herzog at Miami’s Art Basel, his next LP will have just eight songs. “It’s just reducing down the amount of information that you need,” said West. “People say a design is the point where you can’t take anything else away. [Yeezus] was very, very designed. I took a departure from radio and popular music in order to get this seat here. If I hadn’t made Yeezus, I wouldn’t be sitting here with this cool font at Basel right here.” [Rolling Stone]

• The reviews are in from last night’s live rendition of The Sound of Music. According to critics, it wasn’t all that great. The show contained major flaws, drawn out musical numbers and lack of chemistry between Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer. However, one of the bright spots of the lengthy telecast was the fabulous performance by Audra McDonald, who played Mother Abby. [Fox News]

• Prince’s icon status was given the comic book treatment. Bluewater Productions released the comic book featuring The Purple One, Fame Prince, which follows his life. Writer Michael Frizell says penning this comic book took him back to his teenage years. “For me, the music scene wasn’t defined by Michael Jackson, despite his success with Thriller. The ’80s, and music in general for me, were defined by Prince. He takes chances in his music, doesn’t sell out as an artist in order to make money, and still ends up on top.” [EURweb]