Brandy and Rick Fox talk about 'Dancing'

September 20, 2010 9:34:56 AM PDT
Twelve celebrities are heading to the 'DWTS' dance floor this season, including a Grammy-winning singer and former NBA star.

BRANDY - Brandy is a platinum-selling R&B and pop singer, actress, songwriter and record/television producer. In 1994, at the age of 15, Brandy released her eponymous debut album, selling over 6 million copies. Following a major success with "The Boy Is Mine," a duet with singer Monica, which spent 13 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, she won a Grammy Award for Best R&B performance by a duo or group. The accompanying album "Never Say Never" in 1998 sold over 16 million copies worldwide. A series of hit CD's followed, including "Full Moon," "Afrodisiac" and "Human," bringing the star's sales to over 30 million records to date. While maintaining a recording career, Brandy also gained fame as an actress, starring in several film and TV projects, including the popular UPN sitcom, "Moesha" (1996-2001), the 1997 version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella, Double Platinum," a miniseries co-starring Diana Ross, and the movie "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer." Brandy has also been spokesmodel for Cover Girl, Candies Shoes, DKNY, Sketchers Shoes and Ultima/Kaneka brand by Brandy. Her civic and charity interests include the Make-A-Wish Foundation and The Norwood Kids Foundation, which supports music and the performing arts in public schools. She is currently filming Season 2 of the hit VH1 reality show "Brandy and Ray J: a Family Business," in which she stars and on which she's executive producer. She is also in studio recording a new CD for release in 2011.

RICK FOX - Three-time NBA Champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, actor and producer Rick Fox has appeared in a number of film and television projects, sharing the screen with actors ranging from Whoopi Goldberg to Henry Winkler, Angela Bassett and Shia LeBeouf. Fox's acting debut came in 1994 in William Friedkin's "Blue Chips." Similar roles followed in 1996's "Eddie" and 1998's critically acclaimed "He Got Game" (directed by Spike Lee), before Fox's breakout role on the hit HBO series "Oz." Since then he has appeared in over a dozen network shows, including "Ugly Betty," "One Tree Hill," "The Game" and "Dirt." In addition he has appeared in such diverse films as "Resurrection," "Holes," "Mini's First Time" and Tyler Perry's "Meet The Browns." While Fox continues to strengthen his craft, he's just as busy behind the camera developing his own film and television projects for his production company, 1744 Entertainment. As a star basketball athlete, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was coached by the legendary Dean Smith. He began his pro basketball career when he was drafted into the NBA by the Boston Celtics as a first round pick. He went on to be the captain of both the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers while being coached by 11-time champion Phil Jackson. Fox is a father of two and currently resides in Los Angeles.


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