Hump Day Update: November 19, 2014

By Rachel A.G. Gilman

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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.

Although I don’t really consider her an entertainment star, Kim Kardashian did create a stir this week when she tried to “break the internet” with her revealing cover for Paper magazine. The NSFW photos started one of my new favorite games: let’s see which news outlet has the most creative sensors!

The Hollywood Film Awards were aired on television for the first time ever this week, bringing with them a slew of strange occurrences. Jennifer Lopez, unable to read the teleprompter, presented an award to “How to Drain Your Dragon 2.” Strangest of all was Johnny Depp, who slurred inaudibly until two very clear f-words came out. Did Depp get confused and think that he was back to being Captain Jack Sparrow? Or maybe he was reliving his days of playing the loopy Mad Hatter in “Alice in Wonderland?”

One Direction released their fourth album, appropriately titled “FOUR,” this week. Buzz has already swarmed that some of the tracks are about Harry Styles and Taylor Swift’s relationship, so if you need to know anything more about the short courtship of those two, go on and pick up a copy of “FOUR.”

In other 1D news, they gathered with other artists to record “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” which will benefit the fight against Ebola in West Africa. Apparently tensions were high between Niall Horan, Ellie Goulding, and Ed Sheeran, a love triangle which reportedly inspired Sheeran’s hit “Don’t.” Hey, if the three getting in an argument will inspire Ed to release another awesome song soon, I’m game.

CBS hacked “The Millers” from its line-up this week, meaning the talents of Will Arnett will be limited to him playing a horseman on “BoJack Horseman.” Maybe it proves you shouldn’t mix friendship and business, since it left poor Sean Hayes, Arnett’s BFF, out in the cold again after another unsuccessful show. Anyone else think it’s time for a “Will & Grace” reunion?

TV Land also decided that this season of “Hot in Cleveland” will be its last. Guess the ladies have finally finished going through the change and it’s time to move on. Don’t get discouraged about not seeing Betty White each week – there are still tons of “Golden Girls” reruns each day.

Rascal Flatts will be the first country band to do a residency in a Las Vegas club with their nine-show run, “Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot!” But seriously, do country music fans really riot? Isn’t it more about swaying back and forth with a beer in one hand, a cowboy hat in the other?

In strangest collaborations of the week, Nick Jonas released a video of him and a gospel choir doing a rendition of his song “Jealous.” Nothing quite like hearing a group of religious singers go on about how they get jealous when other people check out their lady. At least they had the sense to switch “sexy” to “crazy” so that things didn’t get too uncomfortable.

And finally, “The Tonight Show” was slated to have U2 spend the entire week entertaining Jimmy Fallon and his guests, until Bono had an accident while riding a bike in Central Park and now has to undergo surgery. But the show will go on, with or without U2 (give me a ring if you need a guest to fill in, Jimmy!).

Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here next Wednesday.

Rachel A.G. Gilman is a staff writer. Email her at music@nyunews.com.

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