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Courtney Love Joins Fox’s ‘Empire’ as Recurring Guest

Rocker-actress will go way out on a limb and play a rock star

Hole frontwoman Courtney Love has signed on to join Fox’s “Empire” as a recurring guest star.

Love will play hard rocker Elle Dallas, who is part of the fictitious Empire Entertainment’s stable of artists. The real singer and guitarist’s acting career hit a high note when she was nominated for a Golden Globe for 1996’s “The People vs. Larry Flynt.”

Love was most recently on “Sons of Anarchy.”

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Other guest stars on the upcoming series include Naomi Campbell, Cuba Gooding, Jr. (“Jerry Maguire”), Gabourey Sidibe (“American Horror Story”), Derek Luke (“The Americans”) and Judd Nelson (“The Breakfast Club”).

The Fox family drama, set in the world of a hip-hop empire, stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. It comes from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong.

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“Empire” is slated to premiere January 2015 on Fox.