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Kelly Rowland to Play Terrence Howard’s Mom on Empire

Empire’s celebrity guest list seems to be nowhere near capacity. Kelly Rowland will be making a cameo in season two of the wildly successful Fox show. The 34-year-old Destiny’s Child alum will play Luscious’s mom in a flashback scene. It won’t be her first foray in acting, though. Ms. Kelly has previously appeared in Freddy vs. Jason, The Seat Filler, Single Ladies and Girlfriends. Ne-Yo, Lenny Kravitz, Chris Rock and Alicia Keys are all expected to make appearances after Empire returns on Sept. 23.

Read it at E! Online.

Remy Ma Is Joining Love & Hip-Hop: New York

Kelly isn’t the only music star coming to a small screen near you. Remy Ma has confirmed that she will become a cast member on Love & Hip-Hop: New York. She and “king of New York” Papoose have been one of the more aww!-worthy couples in rap since they got hitched while Remy was incarcerated. The Bronx rapper and Big Pun protégé is much respected on the battle rap scene; we’re sure she can hold her own in the inevitable LHHNY clashes.

Read it at The Urban Daily.

Miguel Says He Makes Better Music Than Frank Ocean, Then Says Not to Compare the Two

Are Miguel and Frank Ocean experimental R&B’s Drake and Kendrick Lamar? A rivalry between the two has been brewing for years now, dating back to 2012, when Frank’s awesome Channel Orange (and the fabled liner notes shedding light on his sexuality) inadvertently overshadowed Miguel’s also-great Kaleidoscope Dream.

Well, now the gloves are off. Miguel was recently asked about his relationship with Frank Ocean, and he told The Sunday Times how he really feels: “To be completely honest—and no disrespect to anyone—I genuinely believe that I make better music, all the way around.”

He’s now doing a bit of back peddling. The singer, whose Wildheart album dropped last month, took to Instagram to elaborate on his comments. “Yes, I am competitive, we ALL have to have a level of competitiveness to put ourselves on the line day in and day out,” he wrote. “But I also believe there’s room for all artists… There’s no need to compare apple to oranges, there’s something out there for everyone.” May the comparisons continue once Frank Ocean’s next album drops this summer.

Read it at Billboard.

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