Mariah Carey and Jussie Smollett Sounded Amazing Duetting on Empire Last Night

Mariah Carey made her much-ballyhooed appearance on Empire Wednesday night, as a singer named Kitty (Lambs be damned, but we still know it’s Mimi) brought in to record with Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett). Because Mariah is never not Mariah, in the studio scene she wore a leotard and tights (y not?) while they sang an…

Mariah Carey Plays Kitty, A.K.A. Mariah Carey, in Empire's Season 3 Teaser

Mariah Carey has fulfilled her destiny to play a superstar named Kitty (not to be confused with Boo Boo Kitty) on Empire. Here she is in the season 3 teaser, in which Luscious returns to his slicked back Temptations hairdo and Cookie runs the world. I don’t know what’s going on here. But “I know we still good” because…

Fresh Off of Project Greenlight, Effie Brown Joins Lee Daniels' Production Company

Effie Brown, the independent producer who endured Matt Damon’s rich explanation of diversity on Project Greenlight last fall, has reportedly found a home with Lee Daniels’ production company. Brown, who helped produced 2014's Dear White People, will serve as the outfit’s executive VP of production and development.

Shocker: Empire's Fave Teen Vixen Becky G Does Not Sweat in New Video About Sweating

I’ve been loving Becky G’s run on Empire as Valentina Galindo, the lead singer of hilariously-named trio “Mirage A Trois” who’s been using her wiles on Hakeem to ramp up her stature. (She says she’s not, but we know the drill.) In part because Becky from the Block is all of 18 now, and it’s nice to see her taking on…