Star Scoop: Drake Gets Sporty, Colbert’s Late Night, Mystique Gets Her Moment

By  April 10, 2014

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Just call him Dribblin’ Drizzy. Drake has been selected to emcee this year’s ESPY Awards on July 16th. We guess his overzealous attendance at basketball games and photo opps with the likes of Lebron James paid off. [Rolling Stone]

Tracy Morgan won’t have the chance to make good on bringing Jimmy Fallon some late-night competition. Though his name floated around as a replacement for David Letterman, it turns out that Stephen Colbert is the one who’ll be popping celebratory champagne. “I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me,” Colbert said. “Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.” [ABC News]

Mystique may not be a mystery for that much longer. 20th Century Fox executives say there is room to explore the shapeshifter’s story in an X-Men spin-off. “I love what Jen[nifer] Lawrence has done with her,” said producer/writer Simon Kinberg. “And I feel like because she is in such a crowded ensemble, there’s so much more opportunity if you were to follow her solo.” [Entertainment Weekly]

Coachella regular Frank Ocean may be skipping out on the annual sonic fest to “stay in the groove” and finish up his second album. We’ll miss you out in Indio, but… priorities! [MTV]

“A scrub is a guy that thinks he’s fine…” and there are just as many in 2014 as there were when TLC released the song, on this very day, 15 years ago. Here’s what Rozanda Chilli” Thomas has to say about the mega hit. [Billboard]

This, my friends, is a marathon. After dropping $750 million for syndication rights to The Simpsons, FXX will be airing all of the series’ 500 episodes over the course of 12 days. According to FX executive Jon Landgraf, who“doesn’t care that other people had them first,” it will be “the longest continuous marathon in the history of television.” [Vulture]

YouTube is ready to make nice. After being slammed by networks like Viacom for copyright infringement, and settling a related $1 billion dispute out of court, YouTube is positioning itself as a resource to boost TV viewership, not hinder it. [Variety]