Hump Day Update: October 28th, 2015

by Rachel A.G. Gilman

Via Marisa Hagerty at
Via Marisa Hagerty at

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.

Sam Smith told fans this week he will be taking a hiatus from music for an undetermined amount of time to give him a chance to be a normal twenty-three year old out in the world and on the dating scene. If it’s anything like being a nearly twenty year-old in the same place, I can say it’s not worth quitting your day job, Sam!

On this past Sunday’s “The Good Wife,” with more of Alicia spending her days in bond court as she attempts to climb her back up the legal ladder, all while sparking her new romance with Jason, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, which sparked the awkward conversation of my mother and I being attracted to the same man.

In preparation for the physical release of his “1989” cover album, Ryan Adams made a comparison of Taylor Swift’s work to that of Shakespeare, which means it is only a matter of time before the two subjects are brought together for a Gallatin Interdisciplinary Seminar.

It was announced this week that Ricky Gervais will return to host the Golden Globes in 2016 despite claiming in 2012 he would never do so again, perhaps due to the negative reviews surrounding his gig. Hey, you know what no one says—fourth time’s the charm!

Justin Bieber stole the show at the MTV EMA awards this week, not only breaking a record set previously by Eminem but also by showing up to perform injured with a broken ear drum. Someone break out the Silly Bandz and order your first pair of TOMS because 2010 is looking to make a comeback.

For all you “Gilmore Girls” fans, Netflix is going to revive the show for four, ninety-minute mini-movies chronically the characters through a calendar year in present time (i.e. eight years following the show’s finale). Each mini-movie will take place in a season, so winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is wait for it to debut!

Newest member of the NYU faculty, Pharrell Williams, is in a bit of hot water as the full tapes from his deposition with Robin Thicke, where the two discussed their contribution to the 2013 hit “Blurred Lines,” a case that ultimately resulted in Marvin Gaye’s family being rewarded a settlement. Multiple times throughout his deposition, Williams refers to how “uncomfortable” he feels, which seems appropriate since having to hear that song on the radio every day for an entire summer made women feel exactly the same way.

“Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon injured his right hand this weekend after tripping and falling on his way out of a celebration for an award he was presented at Harvard University, just four months after injuring his left hand in a tripping accident with a kitchen rug: proving the only qualification you need for late night comedy host is the clumsy gene (sign me up!).

And finally, in other late night show host news, Jimmy Kimmel brought his show back to his hometown of Brooklyn this week, where he spoke with the New York Mets, reunited his third grade class, and, perhaps best of all, poked fun at his old stomping grounds with some segments including a beard guessing game called “Hipster or Hasidic,” or as I call it, “either way, probably an NYU grad.”

Hope you enjoyed this week and are surviving/have survived midterms! See you back here next Wednesday.

Rachel A.G. Gilman is a Highlighter Staff Columnist. Email her at


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