News

‘Orange is the new Black’ star inks record deal

‘Orange is the new Black’ star inks record deal

JACKIE CRUZ: The actress has a recording deal. Photo: Associated Press

“Orange is the new Black” star Jackie Cruz has signed a record deal with music publishing powerhouse BMI.

The Dominican-American actress, who plays Flaca on the hit Netflix prison comedy, has signed with the same company which represents Rihanna and Pink.

She tells OKMagazine, “I’m excited to have my music overseen by BMI. They’re an amazing music family to be part of, as they’ve been the parents to many legends that I look up to.”

Cruz, who is planning to record in both English and Spanish, is no stranger to the music scene. She began her career as part of a girl group managed by will.i.am.

As a solo artist, she found success with her 2010 track “Your Love.”

Recent Headlines

2 hours ago in Viral Videos

The cicadas are coming …

24-overlay

Billions of cicadas will soon emerge after spending 17 years underground and they have a lot of catching up to do.

3 hours ago in Entertainment

Too much ice in your Starbucks?

starbucks265305906988

A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid in its plastic cups.

8 hours ago in Sports, Viral Videos

It’s not ‘Regulators:’ Warren G butchers ‘Ball Game’

20-overlay-1

WATCH: The rapper messed up the first line and sang off-key.

10 hours ago in Music

Dixie Chicks adding 9 more dates to tour

maguiredixiechicks693363152099

The Grammy-winning country group starts the tour on June 1 in Cincinnati and wraps on Oct. 10 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

10 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Ghostbusters’ reboot is ‘most disliked’ trailer of all time

25-overlay-1

The trailer for the all-female remake of the classic 1984 comedy hits theaters this summer.