Fox Renews Bratt’s Drama Series “Star” for a Second Season

Benjamin Bratt’s star is still shining bright…

Fox has renewed its freshman drama series Star, starring the 53-year-old half-Peruvian American, for a second season.

Benjamin Bratt

The music-centric series was co-created by Lee Daniels, the co-creator of Fox’s hit series Empire, as well as Tom Donaghy.

It follows three talented singers – running from their pasts and desperate for a new start – with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cutthroat music business. The Season 1 finale airs March 15 before Empire returns to the Wednesday 9 PM time period. Guest stars set to appear on Star over the next four weeks include Naomi Campbell, Big Boi, Rickey Smiley, Missy Elliott and Paris Jackson.

“Lee Daniels is a true visionary, and he and Tom Donaghy have delivered a series with a unique and meaningful point of view,” Fox Entertainment president David Madden said.

Launching behind the fall finale of Empire, Star hasn’t been a breakout hit like the soapy hip-hop family drama. But it has had a stable audience, averaging a Live+Same Day rating between 1.2 and 1.3 in adults 18-49 for the past five weeks, rising to about 1.9 in Live+7. Its L7 average of 2.1 demo rating is below Lethal Weapon (2.5) and above Lucifer (1.9), both of which were recently renewed, along with Fox flagship Empire.

Star, whose cast includes Bratt, who plays talent manager Jahil Rivera, Queen Latifah, Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott and Quincy Brown, averages 7.5 million multi-platform audience, according to Fox.

Star is a production of 20th Century Fox Television in association with Lee Daniels Entertainment.

Kid Cudi Added to Outkast’s Homecoming Show in Atlanta in September

Kid Cudi is being treated like an outkast

The 30-year-old part-Mexican American hip-hop artist, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, has been added to Outkast‘s homecoming show at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on September 27.

Kid Cudi

Childish Gambino and Raury have also been added to the roster.

Dubbed #ATLast, the concert is being curated by the reunited duo, who promise additional performers at the one-day fest in downtown Atlanta.

“Dream come true opening for Outkast, holy fu-k lets go!” Kid Cudi said Wednesday morning on Twitter.

“It’s only right that we give the hometown what we’ve been giving the rest of the world, Atliens in ATL, homecoming! Festival Killers,” said Big Boi in a previous statement. “We want to say thank you” to Atlanta, Andre 3000 added.

The duo confirmed in January plans for an international headlining festival tour that began at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Fest and included more than 40 dates throughout the summer.

Outkast’s tour came close to home when the pair played the CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival in April, a three-day event in Rome, Ga., about 60 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta.

Tickets and more information can be found on Outkast’s new website, outkastatlast.com.

Daddy Yankee’s “Born to Rule” Appears on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” Mixtape

Daddy Yankee has some serious game

The 37-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton singer-songwriter has provided a track to HBO’s Game of Thrones mixtape, which has been released in preparation for the fantasy show’s season 4 debut.

Daddy Yankee

Daddy Yankee’s “Born to Rule” appears as the fifth single on the 10-track mixtape.

In addition to Daddy Yankee, Catch The Throne: The Mixtape includes tracks from Wale, Big Boi, Common, Snow Tha Product, Bodega Bamz and Magazeen.

Catch the Throne: The Mixtape

The release from Launch Point Records features songs inspired by the storylines of the show’s first three seasons.

It’s available for download at www.soundcloud.com/catchthethron.

Game of Thrones returns to HBO April 6 at 9:00 pm ET.

Here’s the complete track list:

01 Big Boi: “Mother of Dragons”
02 Magazeen: “Iron Throne”
03 Bodega Bamz: “Win or Die”
04 Kilo Kish: “Magical Reality”
05 Daddy Yankee: “Born to Rule”
06 Dominik Omega: “Arya’s Prayer”
07 Dee Goodz: “The Parallel”
08 Snow tha Product: “Fire”
09 Common: “The Ladder”
10 Wale: “King Slayer”