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Keke Palmer is joining the cast of FOX’s new musical drama, “Star.”

According to our sources, the singer, dancer, and actress has signed on to play a new artist, the “ratchet and rich” Gigi. Not only does her role description sound fabulous (and right up her alley) she will be a regular fixture — the role is recurring.

Get your first glimpse of Palmer next Wednesday, Oct. 18, during an episode titled “It Ain’t Over.” During her debut, Palmer (Gigi) is singled out by Ayanna and the girl’s new label, Midtown Records, according to a press release.

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Viewers can also expect to see guest appearance by Paris Jackson as Rachel and Lance Gross as Maurice along with series regulars Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady, Amiyah Scott, Quincy Brown, Michael Michele, and Luke James, of course.

In case you’re playing catch-up, “STAR” pulls back the curtain on music’s gritty and dark reality. Featuring original music and stunning performances, the titillating series follows three ambitious, talented young singers, desperate for a new start and their big break, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to super stardom.

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Palmer, an award-winning actress, has made her mark as one of the fastest rising stars of her generation. Palmer’s acting, singing, and dancing abilities made history as she was the first African American to grace Broadway as “Cinderella” in the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. The 24-year-old began her career at the age of 9. A six-time time NAACP winner, Palmer is the youngest talk-show host in television history, having launched the cable talk show “Just Keke” in 2014, on BET. To top it off, this fall, Palmer starred as Zayday in FOX’s comedy-horror series “Scream Queens.” If you ask us, she’s the level up queen.

“STAR” airs on FOX Wednesdays at 9 EST. Will you be watching? Sound off in the comment section below.

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