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Mariah Carey Will Basically Be Playing An Even More Divalicious Version Of Herself On Empire — Get The Deets On Her 'Character'!

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Her empire is about to get even bigger!

While the second helping of Empire may not have lived up to the immense success of Season One, Lee Daniels sure is bringing out the big guns for Season Three.

That's because more than a year after announcing her casting, we're FINALLY getting some new information about Mariah Carey's highly anticipated appearance!

FOX talked up the musical drama at the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday, where they confirmed that while the singer WILL NOT be playing herself… she might as well be.

Related: Mariah Throws Some Serious Shade At The Kardashians!

Apparently, Mariah will be portraying a superstar named Kitty — where have we heard that before? — who is brought in to partner up with Jussie Smollett's Jamal for a brand-new song.

That's sounds pretty entertaining in itself, but as long as we get a scene between Mariah and Taraji P. Henson when she stops by on October 5, we'll be content!

Plus, as if that weren't enough, Mariah's other new show Mariah's World premieres on E! this December, which means we're not gonna be emancipating from Mimi anytime soon!

Do U think Mariah has the acting chops to play a fictionalized version of herself??

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Terrence Howard's Ex Management Firm Is Suing Him For His Empire Money!

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Mo money, mo problems!

On Tuesday, Terrence Howard's former management firm — Authentic Talent and Literary Management — filed a lawsuit against the Empire star claiming he breached his contract.

Related: Is This A Terrence Howard Quote Or Made Up Nonsense!?

They are seeking $250,000.

According to legal docs, the company played "a key role in the resurgence of Howard's career" and gave him "professional, personal and other advice and career guidance."

Although the 47-year-old thespian parted ways with them after he took the Fox role, the management company says he owes them 10% of his salary.

Interesting enough, Authentic hired lawyer Mathew Rosengart, who represented Sean Penn in the defamation lawsuit against Empire co-creator Lee Daniels.

You can't make this drama up!

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49 Celebrities Honor The 49 Victims Of The Orlando Shooting With This Touching Tribute Video

Dozens of A-listers are doing their part to make sure the lives that were tragically lost in the June 12 shooting at Orlando's Pulse night club aren't forgotten.

On Wednesday, the Human Rights Campaign shared a touching tribute video to the 49 people who were taken too soon in the senseless act of incomprehensible violence, enlisting all sorts of stars to help remember the victims.

Related: President Obama Hand Picks The Country's First LGBT National Monument!

Ryan Murphy and his production company Ryan Murphy Television gathered together some of today's most famous, influential celebs to read the names of each victim, and share a little bit of their stories.

Big names like Caitlyn Jenner, Lady GaGa, Demi Lovato, Lea Michele, Kerry Washington, Colton Haynes, Gerard Butler, Sofia Vergara, and so many more honored those whose lives were sadly cut short in the terrible tragedy.

In fact, here are all the celebs who joined together for this moving clip (below):

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Lee Daniels Gives 'Heartfelt' Apology To Sean Penn Following Defamation Settlement

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It's nice to see these two working things out!

According to legal docs, Lee Daniels and Sean Penn have finally settled their legal battle over comments Lee made about Sean's alleged physical abuse against women. Mr. Daniels initially made the offensive remark when sticking up for Terrence Howard's long history of domestic violence.

Related: Sean & Minka Kelly Are NOT Dating!

While the Empire creator initially fought back against S.P.'s $10 million dollar defamation lawsuit, he decided to settle the case with an apology letter in addition to a donation to the actor's Haitian relief organization.

In the apologetic message, Lee absolutely gushes over the 55-year-old while also begging for forgiveness:

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Empire Wins Its Most Ridiculous Copyright Lawsuit Yet!

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Everyone wants a piece of Lee Daniels' Empire!

As you've probably noticed by now, the co-creator of the FOX hit has been dodging lawsuits left and right from people who claim that the hip-hop drama was stolen!

The Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson series has already dealt with litigation from a woman who claimed the show stole her life story and another from a man who alleged the producers jacked the idea of lead character Lucious Lyon!

Related: Empire Completely Flopped Overseas!

Well, it looks like Daniels just scored another victory because in a federal court ruling this week, a judge shot down yet another lawsuit saying that Empire was ripped off from someone else's original script!

This time, a man named Jon Astor-White said his show titled King Solomon is similarly about a Harvard-educated black guy who starts his own record label.

Not only did the judge notice

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Empire Facing $1.5 BILLION Copyright Lawsuit For Allegedly Stealing Terrence Howard's Lucious Lyon!

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Why do they keep having so much legal trouble??

Despite a slight dip in quality and ratings for its sophomore season, Empire remains one of the most popular shows on television.

And while this means a lot of money for the people responsible for the hit series, it also means there are a lot of people out there who want their cut.

Related: Sean Penn's Defamation Suit Against Lee Daniels

The Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson musical drama already faced a lawsuit from a woman who claimed the show stole her life story back in August; now FOX has another very similar case of copyright infringement on their hands.

According to a docs filed in federal court in Virginia, FOX, Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, and other producers are being sued for an astounding

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Empire Creator Lee Daniels Files A Motion To Dismiss Sean Penn's Defamation Suit! Get The Latest Legal Deets!

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Looks like Lee Daniels isn't giving up!

On Tuesday, the Empire creator filed a motion to dismiss Sean Penn's defamation suit against him. The legal move is the latest in a case that has been ongoing since September of 2015.

Related: The White House Isn't Happy With Sean!

For those who don't know, Sean decided to sue Daniels after he insinuated that the actor maliciously abused Madonna back in 1987. The heinous allegation has been floating around Hollywood for years.

Obviously, S.P. did not take kindly to the claim and filed a defamation suit against the mogul for $10 million dollars. Penn was so adamant about his innocence that he enlisted Madge to testify in court on his behalf back in December.

Considering the singer vehemently denied any wrong doing on her ex-husband's part, Sean's lawyer expected the case to go forward despite L.D.'s claims that the first amendment protects his right to free speech.

Now Lee has filed a motion to dismiss Mr. Penn's lawsuit all together.

The father of two's lawyer said of the latest deflection:

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