We’re not sure if Empire‘s Lucious Lyon is a child of destiny — but his mother most certainly is.
TVLine has confirmed that sometimes Destiny’s Child diva and erstwhile X Factor judge Kelly Rowland will guest-star as the mother of Terrence Howard’s hard-charging label exec — in flashback, of course. E! Online first reported the news.
Rowland is the latest in a string of bold-faced names joining the ratings phenomenon’s second season. Last week, Oscar winner Marisa Tomei signed on for a recurring role as Mimi Whiteman, a lesbian venture capitalist who becomes embroiled in Lyon family drama.
Among the show’s additional sophomore-season guest stars are CSI: Miami‘s Adam Rodriguez, comedian Chris Rock, R&B superstar Alicia Keys and rock god Lenny Kravitz. Additionally, Gabourey Sidibe and Ta’Rhonda Jones, who play Lucious’ and Cookie’s respective lackeys Becky and Porsha, have been elevated to full-fledged series regulars, TVLine reported exclusively in April.
Rowland’s previous acting credits include guest stints on American Dreams, The Hughleys, Single Ladies, Girlfriends and Real Husbands of Hollywood.
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