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 Jepsen dropped the name of her upcoming album – “E-MO-TION.” You know, because teenaged girls don’t have enough of those already.
Speaking of teens, just when you thought award season was over, it (kind of) resurfaced with the MTV Movie Awards. The winners of silly categories like “Best Shirtless Moment” pretty much consisted of guilty pleasure flicks. But hey, it’s not like any of us college kids care about those, right? I mean, I totally wasn’t obsessed with “The Fault in Our Stars” or anything, haha…um, moving on….
Fox announced they’ll be remaking “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Not sure if this is the network’s very strange response to the end of “Glee,” hoping to gain the same audience with new (er, revised) material, or if they’re just going through their rebellious, experimental phase.
The Kardashians gave America a break this week and took a trip to Armenia with Kanye West by their side. To celebrate their last night abroad, West gave an impromptu public concert broken up by police when he and fans began to mosh in Swan Lake. So, for all of you out there who have told Kanye he can go jump in a lake, looks like you finally got your wish.
If I ever needed more of a reason not to become a doctor, “Grey’s Anatomy” assured me this week with quite possibly the strangest storyline yet. While Mer-Der were pretty much off-camera and Amelia and Owen were having the most overly-dramatic fight ever, the real insanity was taking place when a patient caught in a crazy love triangle had his male appendage removed not once, but twice by scorned lovers. Fellas out there, you may want to think twice before cheating on your lady.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel welcomed their first child this week, a baby boy named Silas Randall. Who else can’t wait until Silas and Franny, Jimmy Fallon/Timberlake’s BFF’s baby girl, are having play dates together?
The star of the bizarre and stomach turning show “Man vs Food,” Adam Richman, made the announcement that he has gone vegan as he trains for soccer season. On the new season of his show, you’ll probably be able to watch him take on the world’s largest salad and a triple-decker tofu burger. Sound yummy?
Speaking of weird eating, the New York City Food Bank has been asking big name stars to take the challenge of living on the same weekly food budget as those who receive food stamps. The latest celeb to try it out this week was Gwyneth Paltrow, who used her cash to purchase kale, lime, and cilantro, among other items. Maybe it would be a little more realistic to have Gwyneth live on this budget without her $4,739 juicer if she really wanted the low-income experience.
And finally, Coachella was the place to be if you were a celebrity or a pair of cut-offs this weekend. But fear not, for you were not the only one who missed out. Miley Cyrus stayed home and posted a photo of herself with her dogs, zit cream on her face, and gold glitter pasties on her…well, you know, telling the world it was just a casual hanging around day. See, stars are (sort of) just like us!
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.