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.
There was a mini Jonas Brothers reunion this weekend when Joe joined Nick on stage during his pre-Super Bowl party. The brothers sang Nick’s solo music as well as “Cake by the Ocean,” Joe’s single with his new band, DNCE. This is a serious S.O.S. because I’m certainly not old enough for my past obsessions to be reuniting.
Fox is going to be teaming up with Andy Samberg for another project coming up in March. Samberg and his comedy troupe The Lonely Island (remember, they liked to hang out on boats?) will be heading to the small screen for “Party Over Here,” a half an hour Saturday Night sketch comedy show. Sounds awfully similar to an old gig of Samberg’s – we all know “Saturday Night Live” stops being funny after about half an hour.
Speaking of “SNL,” Larry David took over the hosting duties this week on the show where he was paired with musical guest The 1975, so there was something for the sexually charged teenagers and the old fogies. David also took the stage with Bernie Sanders, the politician he’s recently been impersonating on the program, though most of American probably couldn’t tell which was which.
CBS mistakenly listed Drake as a performer at the upcoming Grammy Awards in their Super Bowl commercial when he will in fact not be performing at the awards show this weekend. Hey, if you were trying to ask him to give it another thought, maybe you should’ve tried leaving him a message on his cell phone late at night.
Netflix announced its renewal of “Orange Is the New Black” … for three more seasons. Well, it is Valentine’s Day season, so I guess the network just really wanted to show the program that it’s prepared for a long-term commitment.
Kanye West wins the award for Most Indecisive Man of the Year when he announced that the title of his album may be changing once again. Kanye, I get that you’re thought to be a musical genius or whatever, but this is drawing the kind of attention even your giant ego probably doesn’t really want – just release the darn album!
Meanwhile, Adele continued to warm hearts this week when she revealed the adorable artwork for her upcoming single, “When We Were Young.” Oh, Adele, how I wish the Internet would love my really nice photos as much as they do your dorky, childhood pics.
Sunday night was a sad night for fans of the Carolina Panthers and those of “The Good Wife” on CBS, where a commercial announced that the show would be ending in May during its seventh season. I’m very bummed, as this is one of my favorite shows on TV right now, but my DVR is pleased to have one less thing to keep track of soon.
And finally, TV, sports, and music also came together on Sunday evening for the half-time show, where Coldplay performed alongside Bruno Mars and Beyoncé. The performance featured everything: all the colors of the rainbow, kick ass dance routines, that dude whose name is on every song but whom you rarely see (hey, Mark Ronson!), a picture montage to sad music, and the newest black culture anthem. However, people still weren’t pleased. Sorry, Chris Martin, you can sing “Fix You,” but you can’t fix the fact people want an American band to perform at the biggest American sporting event of the year.
Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here next Wednesday.
Rachel A. G. Gilman is a Highlighter staff columnist.