Nick Swisher

The Soap Scene

MARIAH CAREY GUEST STARS ON "EMPIRE": As had been rumored for months, singing legend Mariah Carey will appear on the October 5 episode of "Empire." The artist plays a superstar named Kitty, who teams up with Jamal on a new song. Kitty's involvement helps Jamal get past some deep seated personal issues as they create a memorable duet. ... "Empire's" Taraji P. Henson (Cookie) lends her voice to a first-time hour long episode of "The Simpsons" in early 2017. In the episode, Henson portrays a character named "Praline." ... From "Everlasting" to the ball field -- Actor B.J. Britt, who recently completed the role of bachelor Darius...