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.
All fans of “Gilmore Girls” have yet another reason to freak out about the upcoming reboot on Netfix for Melissa McCarthy has finally decided to return in her role as Sookie St. James. I can smell the delicious snacks being prepared at the Dragonfly Inn already – also, can we commercialize these goodies so we can actually eat them when we have screening parties? Just a thought…
Just in case you hadn’t already figured out how to illegally download Kanye West’s new album, “Life of Pablo,” the album is now available for all of us too cheap and too moral to access the tunes on their original release platform, Tidal. It already hit number one on iTunes, so if we ever thought being a jerk meant you eventually get payback for your behavior, guess again.
If you’re still following the Shondaland train and watching “Scandal,” then you’ll know that Olivia Pope got her frustrations out by using a chair to beat Andrew Nichols to death, getting the blood all over her bare hands. Well, I guess that’s one way to “handle” things, as Pope always says, right?
This past week also saw the induction of numerous groups into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which included Chicago, Cheap Trick, and N.W.A., who have had a big year all around with the release of “Straight Outta Compton.” They said during their acceptance speech that “you gotta earn it” in order to receive the award. Or, I mean, you can just be a white British male band with a couple big pop songs…that seems to work pretty well, too.
There has been an ongoing investigation for morning television’s favorite guest to discuss dog behavior, the “Dog Whisperer” himself, Cesar Millan. No charges were brought after an episode of the show featured a dog nipping the ear of a pig. Hey, I think the dog just realized that its treats weren’t really bacon after all and wanted to try the real stuff.
Yet another childhood star from our favorite kid shows is blowing our mind and trying to take a stab at becoming a musician. This week it’s Orlando Brown, who reached fame by playing Eddie on “That’s So Raven.” He released a music video with a Not Safe For Work title, which featured some not so Disney approved behavior. Well, if it worked for Miley, why shouldn’t it work for Eddie, too?
In reality television news, it looks like the E Network has another long special on its hands with the engagement of Rob Kardashian to Blac Chyna. Now will this get more or less airtime than Caitlyn Jenner’s getting her own MAC make-up line if the real question we have to wait to answer.
After announcing he had a new album coming out, Nick Jonas released another single this week called, “Champagne Problems” where his advice is to get over an ex by getting super drunk. This is your logic if you don’t finish college, kids!
And finally, James Corden made another ploy at being my favorite late night television this past week when he made the best use of Justin Bieber lyrics ever by putting them into a soap opera where Ray Romano and Salma Hayek stopped by. I didn’t think anything would make me consider shifting my loyalty from Fallon to Corden, but I might be ready to switch up my Jimmys.
Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here next week!