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Geoffrey Owens lands 10-episode deal, Nicki Minaj donates $25K

The good news keeps coming for Geoffrey Owens.

The “Cosby Show” actor turned Trader Joe’s employee, who was offered a job this week by Tyler Perry, will not only be returning to TV, but will have a 10-episode arc on “The Haves and the Have Nots,” reports TMZ.

Perry reached out to Owens via Twitter after hearing Owens took a job at the grocery-store chain to make ends meet. He’d been an employee there for 15 months before a customer snapped his photo, which resulted in a media frenzy and public shaming by some outlets.

Since Owens, 57, made headlines this week, he has received nothing but positive attention from fellow actors, fans and now musicians.

Nicki Minaj says she’s opening her checkbook and donating $25,000 to the actor.

“Some people are on the internet and seeking attention, and he’s just the antithesis of that,” Minaj explained to Entertainment Tonight of her decision. “So I felt like, ‘Oh my God, could you imagine?’ We all have done jobs like that and I just thought, what if that were me? Or a family member and they were minding their own business, working to feed their family and somebody tried to humiliate them? I don’t like the way that feels.”

The “Chun-Li” rapper hopes Owens doesn’t take her donation the wrong way, but she wants to help in any way she can.

Owens played Elvin Tibideaux, Bill Cosby’s character’s son-in-law, for seven years before the show ended in 1992.