Star Scoop: Apple Makes Dr. Dre a Billionaire, Holding Up Mean Moms, ABC’s Freshman Class


Welcome to the billionaire boys club, Dr. Dre! Apple is closing a deal to buy the hip-hop innovator’s Beats by Dre (co-founded in 2008 with record exec Jimmy Iovine) for a staggering $3.2 billion. The deal will be Apple’s largest ever, and would make Dre, currently worth $550 million, rap’s richest man thanks to his 20—25% stake in the company. [Forbes]

With Mean Girls turning 10, it’s about time we crack open the Rosalind Wiseman world once more. New Line is doing just that with Jennifer Aniston starrer Mean Moms, which we learned today, has been pushed back from its original May 8, 2015 release to make room for a Sofia VergaraReese Witherspoon comedy. That’s so not fetch. [The Wrap]

Though it’ll be missing one Gladiator in a suit (ahem, Columbus Short), Scandal will be bringing the drama back to ABC for a fourth season. It joins Grey’s Anatomy and Modern Family as one of nine vets that the network will renew for the 2014—15 viewing season. The network is giving the green light to eight other shows, including Shonda Rhimes’ How to Get Away with Murder and Steven Spielberg’s The Whispers; sadly, Trophy Wife didn’t make the cut. [Vulture]

Also on the cancellation front is CW’s The Carrie Diaries. [ELLE]

With the return of American Idol comes news that its “most enduring face” Ryan Seacrest will remain host for at least another two years. Talk about loyal! [The Hollywood Reporter]

Are you ready for some football? ESPN viewers are. Thursday night’s airing of the 2014 NFL Draft saw record ratings, topping viewership for all other shows, except CBS’ reigning The Big Bang Theory. [Variety]

This is what Disney’s Frozenwould look like if it were re-imagined as a horror film. “Do you want to build a snowman?” never gave us such chills! [YouTube]