Gladys Knight to Guest Star as Herself on Upcoming Episode of STAR on FOX
The empress of soul, Gladys Knight will guest star on an upcoming episode of the new FOX series STAR. Playing her legendary self, GLADYS KNIGHT is Alexandra's (Ryan Destiny) music idol, and also the aunt of Danielle, who works in Carlotta's (Queen Latifah) salon. When Danielle arranges for Ms. Knight to introduce the girls at the Taylor Brothers Hair Show, the girls are honored beyond belief.About Gladys Knight The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last 50 years have matched her unassailable artistry. The Georgia-born performer is a seven-time Grammy Award winner who has enjoyed No. 1 hits in pop, gospel, R&B and adult contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. Most recently, Knight released "Where my Heart Belongs," a new inspiration gospel album which won an NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Gospel Album." Finding time to make forays into film and television, Knight's recent credits include EMPIRE, "Apollo Live," "Hollywood Homicide" and " Dancing with the Stars." Today, Knight and husband William, along with various other members of the family, oversee her busy career from the Las Vegas headquarters of Shakeji, Inc., her personal entertainment corporation. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, performer and businesswoman with a spiritual outlook on her life. She is featured in the upcoming holiday movie "Almost Christmas," which opens in theaters Friday, Nov. 11. About STAR Featuring a soundtrack of original music and stunning music performances, STAR is an emotional drama that follows three talented, young singers - desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom - as they navigate the cut-throat music business. The series stars Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah ("Bessie," "Bringing Down The House") as CARLOTTA and Emmy Award nominee Benjamin Bratt ("24: Live Another Day," "Law & Order") as JAHIL, and newcomers Jude Demorest as STAR, Ryan Destiny as ALEXANDRA, Brittany O'Grady as SIMONE and Amiyah Scott as COTTON. The series also will feature guest stars Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz ("Lee Daniels' The Butler," "The Hunger Games"), supermodel/actress Naomi Campbell (EMPIRE) and Grammy Award-nominated musician and actor Tyrese Gibson ("2 Fast 2 Furious").
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