Siya

'Empire' creator Lee Daniels is reportedly auditing teenage girls to play a new character on Fox TV's 'Empire' named Betty Barz.

TVLine reports that the teenager who wins the role must be "moody, outspoken, and unapologetically butch" -- with emphasis on butch. Not unlike openly gay rapper Siya (pictured above) who stars in Oxygen's reality show, Sisterhood of Hip Hop.

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Sidney Starr

When transsexual video model Sidney Starr allegedly hooked up with washed up rapper Chingy, he saw the relationship as a fast track to stardom. But Sidney was passed over for a role on spin-off series Love & Hip Hop: Chicago. Without naming the show, Sidney vented his disappointment at producer Mona Scott-Young in an interview with Vlad TV.

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Photo: American Idol Worship

If this is old news I apologize, but I was not aware that American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino had a brother. Somehow I assumed she was an only child. According to American Idol Worship blog, the seventh season of American Idol begins tonight, and Fantasia's brother Ricco Barrino is one of the contestants.

According to them, Ricco is expected to win it all. I hear the major labels are in hot pursuit of the brotha. They say his voice sounds like a male version of Fantasia, whatever that means. I have never seen an episode of AI, so I'm counting on you guys to keep me up to speed on whether he wins it all or goes back to flipping burgers at White Castle.