Empire exclusive first look: Mariah Carey hits the studio…in a bodysuit! The pop star duets with Jussie Smollett’s Jamal in season 3 of the Fox series

EMPIRE "What Remains is Bestial" Seaon 3, Episode 3 October†5,†2016 Mariah Carey and Jussie Smollett

“What Remains is Bestial”
Seaon 3, Episode 3
Mariah Carey and Jussie Smollett

Posted September 7 2016 — 9:00 AM EDT

IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING!!!! After years of rumors, Mariah Carey is set to guest-star on Empire. Good friend (and Precious director) Lee Daniels has been teasing a Carey cameo since the first season and decided enough was enough. “I said, ‘It’s time to put Mariah on the show because I am going to be a liar to the world and to her,’” says the show’s co-creator and EP with a laugh.

Carey will portray Kitty, a singer brought in by Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) to duet with Jamal (Jussie Smollett). The Lyon matriarch thinks working with a star as big as Kitty will help her son deal with his PTSD and stage fright after being shot near the end of last season. “She’s the one that sees everybody’s always telling Jamal what to do,” says Smollett. “From Lucious to Cookie to the media to his fans. Kitty is a person who’s a much bigger star than Jamal and she’s there to kind of be like, ‘Stop. He’s human.’”

Apple Unveils iPhone 7: No Headphone Jack, New Wireless Tech, Better Cameras and Water Resistance


All within a phone that looks remarkably similar to the one you’re probably holding right now.

Apple is doing away with the headphone jack on its new iPhone.

The tech giant revealed its latest mobile device, the iPhone 7, during its annual product event in San Francisco on Wednesday. As was expected, the new phone is missing one standard feature: the headphone jack. Instead, owners of the new iPhone will need to connect over the lightning connector, the same port where the iPhone’s charger plugs in.

“Some people have asked why we would remove the analog headphone jack from the iPhone,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s svp of worldwide marketing. “It comes down to one word — courage. The courage to move on.” Apple has moved on before — from floppy discs, CDs, to name two technologies the company was among the first to delete from its memory bank. The world was slow to adapt to those hardware pivots, and that will likely be the same here.

Schiller added that there was simply no room for the outdated jack. “Our smartphones are packed with technologies, and we all want more,” he said. “Maintaining an ancient, single-purpose connector doesn’t make sense… that space is at a premium.”

Tim Cook Touts New Apple Music Subscriber Count, Welcomes Mario to iOS

Apple has also introduced a new set of ear buds, called AirPods, that connect wirelessly. “We believe in a wireless future,” cooed Chief Design Officer Jony Ive in a video for the device, which contains the company’s first wireless chip, the W1, plus dual optical sensors, two microphones, an antenna and five-hour battery life. A new line of wireless Beats headphones, titled Beats X (or “Beatsx,” as no one will bother typing), that will use the same W1 chip as the AirPods. The real announcement here, really, is a new wireless connection technology — the one contained in that W1 chip — that may help usher out the now-ubiquitous and ever-sensitive Bluetooth.

An arguably more practical — at least for those whom Apple’s ear buds cause physical pain — upgrade to the device’s audio was also announced: it’s “external” speaker count has doubled to two, and can play audio from the device itself twice as loud. Now you’ll need two coffee mugs for amplification, but it will be much clearer and louder.

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the new iPhone on stage, reminding the audience that Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones since the device was first introduced in 2007. The new iteration will be available to purchase Sept. 17.

Apple is calling the iPhone 7 a major design change from previous devices (but it’s not).

The iPhone 7 also comes with a new camera that Apple is calling “the best camera we’ve ever made.” The iPhone 7 Plus, much like those speakers, also doubles down in this area, with two megapixel cameras, one wide angle and one telephoto, that creates a zoom feature built into the iPhone.

Apple Event Kicks Off With Tim Cook ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Sing-Along

The announcement came during an announcement-heavy presentation from Apple executives that kicked off with Cook riding shotgun with James Corden for Carpool Karaoke, a spin-off series that will be premiering on the company’s streaming service “early next year.” And, at the top of the presentation, legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto announced that Mario would be coming to iOS, on the heels of Pokemon Go.

The company also updated the audience on Apple Music, which now has 17 million subscribers, and introduced a “swim-proof” Apple Watch, the Series 2, along with updates to the company’s already-cozy partnerships with both Hermés and Nike.

“We are just getting started,” said Tim Cook at one point from the stage. They aren’t — but they are still trying to act like it.

Trailer: UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS – Official “Legacy

The next installment in the blockbuster franchise follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice. #UnderworldMovie

Pedestrians Interpret Desiigner Panda On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Rapper Desiigner’s hit song “Panda” is insanely popular with kids. The words go by so fast, it’s almost impossible to understand. So in order to educate parents who might be listening to this song with their kids, we went out on the street, played the song for pedestrians and asked them to interpret the lyrics for us.

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