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Star: Gladys Knight to appear on Lee Daniels musical drama

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Star is bringing out its brightest for its debut season.

Fox announced Friday that soul legend Gladys Knight will guest star in an upcoming episode of the network’s musical drama from Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy.

The show will focus on three rising singers from Atlanta with eyes toward fame. Playing herself, Knight is Alexandra’s (Ryan Destiny) music idol and also the aunt of Danielle (guest star Jasmine Burke), who works in Carlotta’s (Queen Latifah) salon. When Danielle arranges for Knight to introduce the girls at the Taylor Brothers Hair Show, the girls are tremendously honored.

Like Daniels’ other show Empire, guest stars should be flocking to Star. Lenny Kravitz, Naomi Campbell, and Tyrese Gibson are already confirmed to appear.

Star, which also stars Benjamin Bratt, debuts Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.