By Rachel A.G. Gilman
Welcome to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news.
For the first time since publicly making up this summer, Drake and Chris Brown will work together, joining Lil Wayne on Nicki Minaj’s new single, “Only.” Lots of people are questioning what the new single will sound like, but I’m more curious about whether or not Drake and Brown will let another big-bootied lady come between them.
Jim Carey hosted “SNL” this week where he not only tried to make sense of Matthew McConaughey’s Lincoln commercials, but also performed a terrific rendition of twelve-year-old Maddie Ziegler’s dance in Sia’s music video, “Chandelier.” This qualifies Ziegler as the coolest pre-tween of the week. However, her peers probably aren’t allowed to stay up and watch SNL, so they probably don’t get it.
Katy Perry turned thirty this week. Her only birthday wish was for her name to appear on the marquee of a pizza place on Santa Monica Boulevard. This doesn’t sound like a lot, but since Perry’s party consisted of watching fire dancers in Morocco before flying her friends to Paris, I guess she had to think of something to ask for that money couldn’t buy.
Taylor Swift gave Perry a present in her own way with the release of her new album, “1989” this week. The song “Bad Blood” is reportedly about the superstars’ ongoing feud. But, hey, I don’t think Perry should take any of this to heart. After all, isn’t it sort of a rite of passage in Hollywood to have Taylor Swift write a song about you?
ABC cancelled their new romantic comedy, “Manhattan Love Story,” earlier this week due to low ratings. I’m bummed out—not because the show was fantastic, but because they’ve yet to air the episode they shot around Washington Square Park where I’m pretty sure I made it into the background.
Jack Antonoff of fun. released a new music video for “Rollercoaster,” a song with his side project, Bleachers. In the video, the band performs on top of a moving ice cream truck. Wonder how long it is until Taylor Swift copies the idea…
Remember Juan Pablo Galavis, the worst guy ever on “The Bachelor”? (He refused to get engaged at the end of the show, rendering it pointless.) Well, his girlfriend, Nikki Ferrell, dumped him after a failed run on “Couple’s Therapy.” Maybe these two need to understand that reality TV and true romance do not coincide.
Returning after a week’s break, Jimmy Fallon continued playing games with his celebrity guests despite negative comments from TV Guide. Monday night, he partnered with Charles Barkley to go against Ewan McGregor and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweady in an epically dysfunctional battle of charades. As Barkley was continually confused by the rules of charades and unable to think of a way to convey “Ice Ice Baby” other than by shivering, I got confused about what sport he used to play…isn’t it football players that get a lot of head injuries, not basketball players?
And finally, if you’d like a good Halloween parody before setting out for your spooky party Friday night, Disney blog “Oh My Disney” released “Counting Scars.” It’s a cute take on One Republic’s hit song—classic Disney villains are upset that Scar is always the most fearful—that won’t make you lose sleep.
Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here next Wednesday
Rachel A.G. Gilman is a staff writer. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.