Jennifer Hudson and Rita Ora Set for Empire


We knew Jennifer Hudson was set to guest star, on the new hit FOX show, Empire, but EOnline is reporting that pop singer, Rita Ora, is on board too.

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and superstar singer Rita Ora, who’s set to make her acting debut in Fifty Shades of Grey, have been cast as guest stars on Fox’s hip-hop breakout hit, E! News has learned.
No details have been released yet regarding their roles (chances are, they are playing themslves), but sources tell us that both ladies will be appearing on the Fox drama before the first season ends.
We are also told that producers reached out to Iggy Azalea and tried to make a guest spot work, but the scheduling wouldn’t allow it. Fox doesn’t comment on casting rumors.

Well. The Jennifer Hudson news is hardly a rumor. She appears in one of FOX’s early teasers for the season. That’s why we reported it weeks ago. Neither stars appear in the next two episodes (I’ve seen both). Although tonight, singer Anthony Hamilton, appears as part of Lucious’ romantic proposal to Anika!

Click to check out some spoilery sneak peeks of tonight’s episode, “Dangerous Bonds.” I promise, it’a another wild episode!

Rita is currently coaching the UK version of The Voice.

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