Pop star Mariah Carey will appear on the upcoming second season of "Empire," Fox's hit drama about a music-industry family.
TheWrap.com said series co-creator Lee Daniels announced the news at Carey's Hollywood Walk of Fame star dedication Wednesday.
As a director, Daniels, 55, worked with Carey, 46, when she acted in dramatic roles in his films "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" and "Lee Daniels' The Butler."
The singer, born in Huntington and raised in Greenlawn, joins such other Season 2 guest stars as Ludacris, Chris Rock, Kelly Rowland and recurring guest Marisa Tomei. Snoop Dogg, who played himself in one episode of the first season, is reportedly returning for the next go-round.
The series' Taraji P. Henson, who stars as Cookie Lyon, has been nominated for a lead actress in a drama series Emmy Award.