Hump Day Update: April 22, 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.

“Once Upon A Time” featured an episode discussing Cruella de Ville’s past life. Personally, I’m wondering why Disney, who owns ABC, is still pretending this show is about magic and fairytales when it’s so clearly just an appeal to remind adults about their childhoods. You can never free yourself (or your wallets) of Disney, people.

Michael Bublé was in a bit of hot water this week when he was accused of body shaming after posting a photo of himself with an unidentified woman’s behind in the background, making a comment on her “beautiful bum.” Hey, Internet, calm down. I’m sure everyone’s favorite Canadian crooner would tell the lady he liked her ass-ets, he just hadn’t met her yet (anyone remember that song?).

MTV officially cancelled “Eye Candy” this week, coming as a surprise to few. If it’s not reality TV about people pretty much ruining their lives one poor decision at a time, it’s pretty short-lived. Anybody else feel like Bowling for Soup and miss hearing music on the network?

Ed Sheeran, who according to Spotify dominates sleepy time playlists, voiced his serious interest in making a guest appearance on “Games of Thrones” some time in the near future after finally having time in his schedule. Not sure what the screenwriters have in mind, but I kind of hope he’ll write and perform a sappy funeral song when another character inevitably gets killed off.

Jon Stewart revealed this week the real reason for leaving “The Daily Show,” including dissatisfaction in his job and the grueling process of watching twenty-four hour news networks all day. So, kind of sounds like hosting a comedy show isn’t all that different from working in an airport or doctor’s office.

In more comedian news, Bill Maher announced he has started a Change.org petition to make 4/20, an unofficial celebration for those who smoke pot, a national holiday. I am down for the idea ONLY because 4/20 also happens to be my birthday (yes, seriously), and it would be kind of cool to act like banks closed down just because I was born.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions were this past Saturday. Among the inductees were Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Green Day, so the next time your parents criticize you hanging out with the kids with black eye liner and spiky hair, remind them they just might turn all that rebellion into fame.

Speaking of rebellion, One Direction revealed some pretty major physical changes. In his first appearance since splitting from the band, Zayn Malik came out and showcased his new nose ring and shaved head, a la other boy-band-members-gone-solo, Nick Jonas & Justin Timberlake. Even stranger, in a peculiar photograph with Chelsea Handler, Harry Styles displayed a previously undisclosed thigh tattoo. Hm, I’m surprised we hadn’t heard about it in a Taylor Swift song.

And finally, speaking of Swift, your favorite Sunday CBS shows were on hold this week for the ACM Awards, the one night a year where Blake Shelton puts his bromance with Adam Levine on hold for one with Luke Bryan. Taylor was up for a millennial award even though she’s gone pop and Miranda Lambert is slated to win pretty much everything. Ah, country music is good if you’re a pretty, blonde girl, ain’t it?

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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