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.
Carly Rae Jepson released the video for her new single, “I Really Like You,” this week, inadvertently giving advice to NYU girls: when the guy you like turns out to be more into guys than girls, don’t fret! Just go dancing with Tom Hanks and Justin Bieber along Manhattan’s brick roads.
If you’ve missed Alec Baldwin on TV, then this will cheer you up as you study. Rumors are swirling Baldwin will return to the small screen for a new HBO drama where he will play the Mayor of New York City. Hopefully the role will inspire him to start riding his bike the correct way on one-way streets.
Paul McCartney will be working with the Hollywood Vampires, a new music group comprised in part of Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper. Personally, I think “The Midlife Crises” may’ve been a more fitting name.
“Saturday Night Live” host Chris Hemsworth overheated televisions around the country this weekend when he invited his two equally handsome brothers on stage for his monologue. Raise your hand if you’re beginning to wonder if the Hemsworths are actually robots – and keep it up if you’re still attracted. Guilty as charged.
Blink-182 continued their ongoing feud this week. Drummer Travis Barker expressed his wish for guitarist Tom DeLonge to “just man up” and tell fans he is quitting the band already, rather than claiming he is simply working on side projects. For anyone who’s ever seen a Blink-182 music video, I think it’s safe to say none of these guys are ever really going to “man up.”
Despite the cancellation of two out of three of their “CSI” franchises, CBS figured people might want a fourth. “CSI: Cyber” premiered this week, but I wouldn’t count on it sticking around. Not only does it make people paranoid about the Internet, it stars James Van Der Beek and he’s been poison to TV since “Dawson’s Creek” ended.
Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen is selling some guitars from his collection of more than 400 to make room for new additions. A month into the process, the most expensive sale thus far was a $5,760 Les Paul. Wow, Nielsen may want us to want him, but he certainly doesn’t want to give us a deal on a piece of his collection.
Speaking of how much it really costs to own a piece of a musician, it wouldn’t be Hump Day Update without Kanye. This week, Mr. Kim Kardashian makes the list after a fan tried to sell a plastic, Zipperseal bag from one of his concerts on eBay. Bidders drove the price up to over $60,000 before the listing was removed from the site. Too bad. Some of that cash could’ve been used to help Kanye’s wife fix her hair (he’s made her go white before she’s even 40).
And finally, “The Good Wife” did an entire episode inside lead character Alicia Florrick’s head, letting us all into how the mind of a brilliant defense attorney and candidate for Chicago State’s Attorney works. Turns out, between playing out conversations and hook-ups with her coworkers, and taking long walks with her iPod playlist on shuffle to try and clear her mind, she’s just as crazy and scattered as the rest of us.
Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here after spring break. Happy midterms!
Rachel A.G. Gilman is a staff writer. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.