Celebrities are mixing it up and getting behind a turntable. Empire star Taraji P. Henson played a DJ onstage (as DJ Raji, no less) when she hosted a music special in Newark, New Jersey, on Aug. 5, while James Van Der Beek has taken on the persona of actual DJ Diplo for the series What Would Diplo Do? (airing on SBS Viceland). Cashing in on spins for real, though, are Game of Thrones’s late Hodor, Kristian Nairn, and socialite Paris Hilton. Requests, anyone?
Henson (left) rocked onstage for show; Van Der Beek stars as Diplo in a new mockumentary series. Nairn performed at the Linq hotel in Las Vegas on July 23.
Hilton (in 2014) has been spinning for years, even though critics scratch her skills.