The queen is back on Fox. The ex-‘American Idol’ judge is officially booked to guest star on an episode of ‘Empire’ in season three! So, who will she play?
Mariah Carey is the latest star to guest star on Empire, Fox revealed during the Television Critics Association’s Summer press tour on Aug. 8. She will join the previously announced guest stars for season three, Taye Diggs, Sierra McClain, French Montana, and Birdman.
Mariah, 46, will play Kitty, a mega-superstar who comes to Empire to collaborate with Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett) on an explosive new song. When the duet encounters obstacles, Kitty helps Jamal dig deep to overcome personal difficulties and reach a musical breakthrough.
Of course this is the second time Mariah will be on Fox. She was a judge on season 12 of American Idol! This is not the only network she’ll be on this year either. Her reality show, Mariah’s World is set to debut on E! starting in December. She appeared earlier in the week to the press tour for the new show and said it actually as not reality. “I don’t even watch reality. I don’t even know what reality is. Like, literally in terms of the real world.”
However, she also slammed her time on Idol during her appearance — in which she was carried out by Chippendales — calling it the “most abusive situation” of her life. Yikes.
She’s also about to begin part two of her Las Vegas residency, “Mariah #1 to Infinity,” starting at Caesars Palace later this month. Her “Sweet Sweet Fantasy” tour will also head to Latin America this fall and has planned stops in Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Mexico. We’re not sure how she has time, but we’re thrilled about it!
Mariah’s episode will air Wednesday, Oct. 5! Season 3 premieres Wednesday, September 21 on Fox. Are you excited, HollywoodLifers? Let us know.