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.
It was announced this week “Downton Abbey’s” next season will be it’s last, only appropriate since most of the characters must be well beyond 100 by now. I don’t think PBS is prepared to show the cast going through their second round of teenage years.
The lines are no longer blurred for Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke. They were found guilty of copyright infringement for their 2013 hit resembling Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” Williams is claiming the jury acted on emotions rather than logic when making the decision that he and Thicke must pay Gaye’s estate $7.3 million. Not so happy now, Pharrell, are you?
“Orange Is the New Black” will be required to compete in the drama category at the 2015 Emmy awards despite other hour long comedies getting the green light. I think members of the Academy are just peeved because they can’t remember their Netflicks passwords and are unable to catch up before season 3 premiers in June.
This week, Taylor Swift reportedly purchased the web domains “Taylorswift.porn” and “Taylorswift.adult” before they became available for public purchase. The question now is, what is she going to do with them? Perhaps use them to blog photos of her cats? We never know with Taylor….
On “Pretty Little Liars,” all of the girls found themselves locked up in jail alongside their good friend Alison DiLaurentis, who was found guilty of murdering Mona Vanderwaal —yes, this has basically become a nighttime soap opera. With all of the main characters behind bars and confined to orange jumpsuits, the costume department is taking a well-deserved break. I mean, seriously, do these girls ever repeat outfits?
Speaking of clothes, E! made the decision to put “Fashion Police” on hold until September after Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin parted ways with the show following controversial comments made by Guilana Rancic. The show’s been in a rough patch since the loss of host Joan Rivers. Face it, E!; without Joan, “Fashion Police” is just a bunch of mean people making comments about pretty people while lame people in pajamas watch from their couches at home.
Zayn Malik took a leave of absence from One Direction this week claiming stress after rumors swirled of a break-up with fiancé Perrie Edwards. At the first show without their bandmate, the other four members of the group introduced themselves individually rather than labeling themselves “One Direction.” Parents attending were thrilled because they finally learned which boy is which.
On Monday, Jason Derulo dropped his newest music video, “Want to Want Me,” using the dating app, Tinder. Not sure how that works, but feels appropriate since his songs are all pretty much about physical image and isn’t that what Tinder’s all about, too?
And finally, we bid adieu to “Glee” this week after six seasons. In it’s two-hour finale, we were reminded of the past and flashed to the future, showing us what happens to all of our favorites down the road. For the most part it was good (Rachel finally wins a Tony; Tina and Artie find their way back to each other), but if Sue Sylvester really does become VP in the 2016 election, we might want to finally stop believing, New Directioners.
Hope you enjoyed this week (and your spring break)! See you back here next Wednesday.
Rachel A.G. Gilman is a staff writer. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.