Mariah Carey to guest star on 'Empire'

Mariah Carey is the latest star to check into Empire. Fox made the exciting announcement during the TCA summer press tour in Los Angeles on Monday (Aug. 8). The singer will appear in the hit drama's upcoming third season set to premiere on Sept. 21.

TAP FOR GALLERY Mariah is Empire's latest guest star.

While celebrities like Patti LaBelle and Rita Ora have played themselves on the series, Mariah will take on a fictional role. According to the network, the GRAMMY winner will play Kitty, a superstar singer who records a duet with Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett). Her episode is expected to air on Oct. 5.

The network made the announcement at the TCAs in Los Angeles.

The mother of two is busier than ever, having landed a stint on Empire in addition to filming her own reality series Mariah's World. The docu-series (Dec. 4 E!) will follow the songstress as she kicks off the European leg of her world tour all while planning her wedding to Australian billionaire James Packer.

The first full trailer for the show was released last week and shows the singer lounging at home in lingerie, trying on wedding gowns, practicing for her tour and making prank calls. The 46-year-old sums up her world by simply saying, "There is no typical day in Mimi's life."

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