Mariah Carey may join ‘Empire,’ gets Walk of Fame star
Mariah Carey finally got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — and it was accompanied by some big news.
Among the guests paying tribute to Carey, 45, on Wednesday was “Empire” creator Lee Daniels, who said fans should look for the singer in the hit show’s second season.
“Watch her on ‘Empire,’ you guys. She’s coming on ‘Empire,’ ” Daniels told the assembled crowd, according to news reports.
However, The Hollywood Reporter said that no deal is in place for Carey, and Fox — which airs “Empire” — declined to comment.
Daniels directed Carey in “Precious” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”
Along with Daniels, Carey’s guests included her twin 4-year-olds, Monroe and Moroccan. Their antics, including hugs, lap-climbing and yawning, sometimes threatened to upstage their Grammy-winning mother.
But Carey, 45, kept a smile on her face the whole time and was obviously pleased with the honor.
“Oh, my God, this is so overwhelming,” she said.
The singer is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, with more than 200 million records sold, according to her website. Eighteen of her singles have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.
By Todd Leopold