Kelly Rowland Joins ‘Empire’

The buzz around season 2 of FOX’s Empire continues to get more interesting.

The hit show, which has captivated a widespread audience and boosted Taraji P. Henson’s Hollywood fandom, packed on quite a few celebrity appearances in its season 1 debut. As the momentum for the music business and family drama soars, the writers are vetting more star power to round out its “pow” factor in the upcoming season.

The latest face added to the growing list is Mrs. Kelly Rowland!

No stranger to the small screen, the mother, wife and singer, is said to be appearing as…get this, Lucious Lyon’s mother.

Add that to the list of things that make you go …hmmm. E! News reports that the solo artist will appear in a few flashback scenes in the upcoming season.

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In addition to this bit of Empire news, Marisa Tomei (A Different World, season 1) is also scheduled to join the TV series. No word on what role she’ll play, but she is in the company of Alicia Keys, Zac Efron, Chris Rock and Cookie’s new love interest Adam Rodriguez.

Empire season two premieres on September 23.