Major competition ensues between Midtown Sound artists Take 3 and Noah Brooks when they fight for a coveted track produced by one of the industry’s hottest producers. Blasts from the past are in full effect when Paola (guest star Alani “La La” Anthony) and Jahil explore their complicated history, Noah and Alex revisit their time together and Derek invites a date to the salon’s reopening celebration in the all-new “Forward (E)Motion” episode of STAR airing Wednesday, April 18 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (LDS-213) (TV-14, D, L, S, V) STAR Season 2 Episode 13 Photos Forward (E)Motion.
Cast: Queen Latifah as Carlotta Brown, Benjamin Bratt as Jahil Rivera, Jude Demorest as Star Davis, Ryan Destiny as Alexandra, Brittany O’Grady as Simone Davis, Amiyah Scott as Cotton, Quincy Brown as Derek Jones, Lawrence as Miss Brooks and Luke James as Noah Brooks
Guest Cast: Evan Ross as Angel Rivera, Elijah Kelly as Andy, Lance Gross as Maurice Jetter, Alani “La La” Anthony as Paola, Caroline Vreeland as Mary, Juanita Jennings as Grandma Ruby, Matthew Noszka as Jackson “Jax” Ellis, Camila Perez as Mariela, and Imani Lewis as Karen
The story of three girls’ rise to fame, STAR’s first season ended on the heels of a victory, as the singing trio caught its first big break – winning Atlanta NextFest. Heading into Season Two, one thing is clear: their lives will never be the same. It’s a whole new world for the girls, as STAR (Jude Demorest), ALEXANDRA (Ryan Destiny) and SIMONE (Brittany O’Grady) prepare for their next career move, with help and guidance from CARLOTTA (Queen Latifah), the group’s new manager. Having entered into a deal with Midtown Sound, the girls and Carlotta must contend with R&B crooner NOAH BROOKS (Luke James) and other artists to fight for the attention of the new label president, AYANNA FLOYD (Michael Michele), a powerful Machiavellian corporate operator with her own agenda for the girls’ future.
Meanwhile, after a harrowing stint in prison, COTTON (Amiyah Scott) must find a way to re-enter society as a convicted felon. And, with DEREK (Quincy Brown) facing the possibility of never walking again, Alexandra must work to keep their romance alive, while balancing her own career goals. Finally, the fate of JAHIL (Benjamin Bratt) remains decidedly unclear, following last season’s shocking and explosive finale.
In addition to its ensemble cast, the series has featured a star-studded roster of guest stars, including Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz, supermodel/actress Naomi Campbell, Grammy Award-nominated musician and actor Tyrese Gibson, empress of soul Gladys Knight, Grammy Award winner Missy Elliott, Grammy Award-nominated artist Big Boi and Paris Jackson, who made her acting debut on the series.
STAR is a production of 20th Century Fox Television in association with Lee Daniels Entertainment. Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy are the creators and executive producers of the series. Pamela Oas Williams also serves as executive producer. Karin Gist serves as showrunner and executive producer.