Watch out, Cookie! Another diva is coming to ‘Empire.’ Mariah Carey will be one more celebrity cameo on the hit Fox show. Creator Lee Daniels announced the big news yesterday at Mariah’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. I can’t believe she’s only just now getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but better late than never, right?
Lee didn’t share any details of her appearance, but she’ll have plenty of company in the cameo department. Here are some other people who will appear on ‘Empire’ in its sophomore season, per E! News:
Ludacris—The rapper announced his stint on the show by posting a photo of himself in a prison guard uniform on Instagram, alongside the jumpsuited Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard). Whether he’ll be playing an actual prison guard or someone who only looks like a prison guard has yet to be revealed.
Marisa Tomei—The Oscar-winning star of My Cousin Vinny will play a billionaire venture capitalist who gets involved with the company because why not. She loves fashion, hip hop, money and ladies. Please, Empire writers, give us many scenes between Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Tomei’s Mimi Whiteman.Pleasssseeeee?!?!
Kelly Rowland—The singer will play Lucious’ mom…in a flashback.
Chris Rock—The comic was seen in Instagram posts by co-creator Daniels in a prison orange jumpsuit alongside Howard.
Alicia Keys—She will appear…in some capacity. No word on character details yet.
Lenny Kravitz—Ditto, no word on whether he’s playing himself or a new character.
Adam Rodriguez—This Magic Mike hunk will play a love interest for Cookie. No word on whether he will be dancing. But he should be dancing.
Tyra Ferrell—The White Men Can’t Jump star is set to play a lawyer on the second season of Empire, according to Deadline.
Andre Royo—The Wire star is playing Thirsty Rawlings, a lawyer with a shady past who starts working with Lucious, according to TVLine.
I’m always sad to see summer end, but the fact that it means we’re closer to the second season of ‘Empire’ definitely takes the sting out of it :).
Meanwhile, check out the pictures from Mariah’s ceremony below. Her kids, Monroe and Moroccan, were there, and they were absolutely adorable. It’s great to see things going well for Mariah these days.
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