Creator says Mariah Carey to guest-star on TV's 'Empire'

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Empire" creator Lee Daniels says Mariah Carey will be guest-starring on his hit TV series.

The Oscar-nominated director told a cheering crowd that Carey will appear on the Fox show's second season during a ceremony Wednesday in which the singer was awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

Daniels didn't elaborate on what role Carey would play on the show, or how she might interact with the series' diva, Cookie Lyon.

Neither Fox nor Carey elaborated on Daniels' announcement, but the network is scheduled to present its plans for "Empire" and other upcoming shows at a Television Critics Association panel on Thursday.

Carey appeared in the film "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," which earned Daniels two Academy Award nominations.

The 45-year-old singer has won five Grammys.