Kelly met with writers from the show last month, sparking speculation she could make an appearance. Terrence Howard’s character had a number of flashbacks over the first season, and according to reports, Kelly will feature in another.
Rowland joins Chris Tucker and Lenny Kravitz in a VIP line-up of guest stars which also includes Alicia Keys and Marisa Tomei. The second season of “Empire” premieres September 23rd.
Rowland’s Food Faves: Acme Restaurant has the most amazing char-broiled oysters I have ever had in my life. You could close your eyes and guess what you want from the menu and it’s all-good.
Rowland’s Big Hair Rules: I wear a curly wig [laughs] but I’m serious. I don’t feel like being bothered. It takes some time to prepare my natural hair. So I just wanted to have a curly Afro this weekend.
Rowland’s Battle of the Baby Weight: I worked out three times a day. I started with trainer Jeanette Jenkins. She started me slow right after I had the baby. It was yoga, Pilates, and then building up to a hard work out. Then we did weights and then running and cardio. She does the most incredible workout called Tread and Shred—I’d do it three times a week. I swear to you in three weeks I dropped seven pounds. I didn’t want to rush the weight loss. I didn’t want to starve myself and have it come right back. I wanted to burn it all off. I did SoulCycle three times a week with Angela Davis—she’s a goddess. I did dance classes with Aisha Francis—it’s called a Pump Camp. I did that three to four times a week. We did all these lovely sensual dances where we you don’t realize that you are working your core, legs and butt. She was killing me.