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.
For those of you still watching “The Good Wife” after the stress and disappointment we’ve been put under this season, you might change your mind once you find out the sexy P.I. Kalinda is bidding the drama adieu at the end of this season. As much as I dislike yet another of my favorite characters exiting the small screen, it makes sense: Kalinda has slept with so many characters she’s pretty much burned all her bridges…and has likely caught something by now.
Jamie Foxx is getting a lot of smack talk following his performance of the national anthem for Saturday’s Mayweather-Pacquaio fight. Many were less than impressed with his performance, some even claiming he should be thrown into the ring and knocked around a bit. I say we should probably blame our disappointment on the lack of auto tuning we’re used to hearing with Foxx’s voice.
On “Elementary,” Sherlock Holmes found himself in possession of what appeared to be the Stanley Cup (aka the highest award a team in the NHL can achieve). Turns out, the cup was legit, which was a bummer because if the trophy had been fake, Sherlock planned on turning it into a lux home for his pet turtle, Clyde. Is it weird I feel like the real scene-stealer on this show is a four-legged reptile?
On Friday, Miley Cyrus continued to document things on social media most people would never publicly discuss, let alone photograph. The singer stuck out her infamous tongue while snapping a shot of getting her armpits bleached, captioning the photo, “Don’t eat the bleach baby,” showing you don’t have to be drunk to make bad choices.
ABC announced its cancellation of “Revenge,” proving its marketing strategy of having every character on their other shows talk about watching the drama was more successful in theory than in reality.
After releasing the trippy space-themed artwork for their single “Pretty Girl,” hot messes Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea asked fans not to share the video for the song once it unofficially leaked. Hey, girls, you should take the good press while you can! Apparently, someone still wants to hear you two “sing.”
For those of you mourning “How I Met Your Mother,” Josh Radnor’s (a.k.a. Ted) new role probably won’t fill the holes in your hearts. He’ll be playing a Civil War surgeon named Jedediah in a new PBS series coming this winter. But cheer up! Perhaps there’s a chance he’ll fall in love with another woman holding a yellow parasol…or at the very least one who has yellow fever.
It just wouldn’t feel like the last Hump Day Update for the semester without T-Swift and Kanye. The two made news together this week when Swift said she admires Kanye’s creativity and hopes to find some studio time with him. Some call this insanity, but Taylor, with all of the successful relationships you’ve had, I’m sure you’re a great judge of people’s character.
And finally, in one last bit of Kanye news, he announced the renaming of his new album from “So Help Me God” to “Swish,” a word he’s previously thrown around when posting nude photos of his wife, Kim Kardashian. Again, genius or head case? You be the judge.
Hope you enjoyed this week and this entire year of pop culture news! It’s been my pleasure. Good luck on finals and have a great summer!
Rachel A.G. Gilman is a staff writer. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org