Fox announced Grammy winners Patti LaBelle and Brandy Norwood will be appearing in guest starring roles in season two of Star. LaBelle and Norwood’s characters will appear in multi-episode arcs during the current season of the music-driven drama.
According to Fox’s announcement, Patti LaBelle will play “Carlotta Brown’s (Queen Latifah) tough but loving mother, Christine.” Brandy Norwood will guest star as Carlotta’s younger sister, Cassie.
Star season two airs on Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT. The cast includes Queen Latifah, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady, Benjamin Bratt, Luke James, Amiyah Scott, Michael Michele, and Stephen Dorff.
The series was created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy and is executive produced by Daniels, Donaghy, Pamela Oas Williams, and Karin Gist. Gist also serves as the season two showrunner.
More on Patti LaBelle, Courtesy of Fox:
With a career that spans more than 50 years, Patti LaBelle has earned 13 Grammy Award nominations and two wins, and sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. She was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Apollo Theater Legends Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2005, she was awarded the “Legend Award” by the World Music Awards.
In addition to her success as a music artist, LaBelle is a bestselling author, actress, humanitarian and entrepreneur, with a successful product line, Patti’s Good Life. Her most recent projects include the cookbook Desserts LaBelle (April 2017), jazz album Bel Hommage (May 2017) and forthcoming holiday album Patti LaBelle and Friends – Home for the Holidays (November 24, 2017).
Brandy Norwood Brief Biography, Courtesy of Fox:
Brandy Norwood is a multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress. She was one of the most successful multi-media stars of the past two decades, with a constant presence on pop and R&B charts, the hit sitcom Moesha and the TV movie phenomenon Cinderella. Her additional film and TV credits include horror film I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and TV series The Game and America’s Got Talent. Norwood made her Broadway debut as “Roxie Hart” in the Tony Award-winning musical Chicago and recently appeared on FOX’s My Kitchen Rules.