Hump Day Update: February 25, 2015

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.

Lena Dunham is set to guest star on the hit ABC show “Scandal” for an episode in March. Dunham said she wants to play “a senator who did something wrong.” Maybe you should tackle playing a girl who finally does something right first, Lena.

Justin Bieber and Cody Simpson have recorded a song together, but have decided to wait to release it. Maybe the Biebs simply can’t come to terms with the fact he needs help from the guy who replaced him in order to get back into the business. Don’t blame you, Justin.

Speaking of Bieber, his ex, Selena Gomez, released a new single with her new flame, Zedd, this week, “I Want You to Know.” With her last single, “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” Gomez let us feel her heart-break over the Biebs; now, she wants everyone to know what her heart really wants is a more successful musician to take cute selfies with. Sorry, Justin; probably didn’t make you feel any better about that collaboration, did I?

“Two and a Half Men” came to a close Thursday, taking up a full hour with an overly elaborate plot involving Charlie Sheen’s character still being alive (but alas, no appearance by Sheen himself), an awkward animated segment, and a lot of breaking character, proving that even the actors had stopped taking the show seriously. Honestly, Chuck Lorre, it would’ve been more interesting to see you and Charlie have an all-out brawl than hear your constant jabs referencing his 2011 rant. Well, at least you went out with a bang (literally, a piano fell on both “Charlie Harper” and Lorre).

The final season of “Glee” rolled on, continuing to tie up loose ends. This week’s episode, “A Wedding,” celebrated long time couples Brittana and Klaine finally tying the knots. Personally, I was disappointed they didn’t title the episode, “My Big Fat Gay Wedding.”

Because apparently dressing his wife, Kim Kardashian, isn’t enough for him, Kanye West debuted his Adidas Originals collection at New York Fashion Week. However, it was met with mixed reviews, especially by NYFW creator Fern Mallis. Of course, West responded in a Twitter rant, explaining how he has been hindered by his fame when trying to enter the designing world. Seriously, is anyone paying attention to Kanye at this point besides Kanye?

Cartoon Network announced its list of renewed television shows, ironically before ABC officially did. They also revealed plans for a reboot of “The Powerpuff Girls” set to return in 2016. Cartoon Network hopes to draw a new audience with the re-launch, but let’s be real: their target audience should likely be college students nostalgic for their childhood.

In the most unlikely of collaborations, Ricky Martin and Simon Cowell are pairing up for a new competition show, “La Banda,” where they will be looking to put together the next Spanish-speaking, five-member boy band. I’d say, “Watch out, One Direction,” but if Martin is going to use inspiration from his own sequined, florescent lycra jumpsuit boy band days, I think they’ll be safe.

And finally, TV shows took a back seat and dedicated Sunday night to the movies with the 87th Annual Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars. On the red carpet, fashion experts said the hottest trend of the night was white, so I guess everyone decided to dress to match the nominations.

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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