Some of the more interesting R&B-related news and rumors from the past week:
- During a recent concert in New York, R. Kelly revealed he has an offer to turn his "Trapped in the Closet" series of songs into a Broadway play, and that he could participate in a few of the performances.
- Frank Ocean has discussed his sexuality in a new interview with GQ magazine, saying that he had fears about publicly revealing his first love was a man, but didn't let that stop him.
- Alicia Keys says she and Miguel are going on tour together starting in March 2013. No word yet on the exact cities they'll perform in, or it's a U.S. or international tour.
- While on the red carpet at the American Music Awards, Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo said they've recorded a couple of duets for each others' upcoming albums.
- Ex-Danity Kane and Diddy-Dirty Money member Dawn Richard will release a five-song EP of Christmas music called Whiteout Dec. 1 via iTunes.
- Vikter Duplaix is going on a five-date tour of the U.S. East Coast, beginning with a Nov. 29 show in Miami and ending with a Dec. 5 performance in NYC.
- Lenny Kravitz is rumored to have been chosen to star in a biopic about the life of the late, great Marvin Gaye.
- Rest in peace to R&B singer Billy Scott, who recently died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 70.
- Former Jive Records artist K. Michelle has signed a deal with Warner Bros. Records.