Hump Day Update: 3/30/2016

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By Rachel A. G. Gilman, staff writer

Welcome back 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. Hope you had a fantastic spring break! I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news.

Zayn’s new album has finally dropped and it seems that everyone is digging it in all its raciness, including the kid who used to play Zoey’s little brother in “Zoey 101” (professionally known as Paul Butcher) who covered it this week along with Justin Bieber tracks. Well, what better way to try to get out of your own childhood career stigma than to piggyback off of someone who already did so?

CBS announced the renewal of eleven shows this week, which did include some popular ones such as “2 Broke Girls” and “Scorpion” but others like “The Odd Couple” may be getting the boot. “Survivor,” however, will be getting its thirty-third season, just in case you thought there were no longer any deserted islands to inhabit.

The lineup was released for Vans Warped Tour this upcoming summer, and it includes all of your high school favorites (or at least my high school favorites), like The Maine and The Summer Set. So buy your tickets and dig out those old concert t-shirts (unless you’re me, in which case they’re probably in the wash from wearing them last week).

Netflix has picked up a series where Emma Stone and Jonah Hill will star opposite one another as residents in a mental institution. For any of you who’ve been waiting for a sequel to “Superbad,” this might be your lucky day…

Carly Rae Jepson’s latest album started off well enough, but now it has become a meme for the ages, the music being superimposed in everything from clips of “SpongeBob SquarePants” episodes to cute cat clips. Well, they say all publicity is good publicity, right? (Though king of the memes, Nicholas Cage, may disagree.)

NBC might not have any more good shows to offer us, but hopefully some of you will have a memory of “The West Wing,” and if you don’t, then you can listen to the podcast that is now starting to up to recap all of the great episodes. It’s jump started the conversation about which epic TV shows should be brought to the podcast world next, and also made me think maybe my philosophy class is right in assuming we’re moving backwards from the most hip technology.

Nick Jonas released the news that he is dropping another album this week, and in very twenty-first century fashion, the bulk of the news came via Twitter. He swore, he talked about sex, and he released a very titillating video. Our childhood is very much over everyone, yet it looks like some things about our favorite Disney star needing lots of attention via social media.

Rumors are flying around that ABC is looking to cancel “The Family” after it’s been receiving pretty lame ratings over the last couple of weeks. Well, unlike our real life families, it’s nice that when things just don’t go our own way the network can just clip ties with unfortunate things.

And finally, ABC Family’s “The Fosters” tried to make “Romeo and Juliet” cool again this week when the cast took on a half-musical, half-TV show where we realized everyone is still in love with their exes… ah, so high school. But more importantly, we learned where Corbin Bleu’s been hanging out the last few years when he guest starred – just waiting for another high school musical to come alone.

Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here in two weeks. Have some fun in the sun and try to survive midterms!


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