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.
We discovered what Beyoncé meant with all her “lemonade” talk last week, which not only revealed new music but also the difficulties with her husband Jay-Z after he had an affair, purportedly with Rachel Roy. The Internet, of course, mistook this was an affair with Rachael RAY and began to cause havoc. People, get some glasses, learn to spell, and leave Rachael Ray to her thirty-minute meals, okay?
Season 6 of “Game of Thrones” premiered this past week on HBO, and though this may or may not be a spoiler, apparently a majorly important character was killed off during the evening. Rumors and polls have formed that he will be back, which leads me to further question what the real difference between “Game of Thrones” and telenovelas are.
Meghan Trainor continues to be the girl I want to have as my best friend as she releases more and more new music each week. Most recently, it was her track “Better” where she blows off an ex-boyfriend and tells him that she is looking for something exactly as the title implies. Now if only I could have her write off my ex-lovers in such a catchy, fun way rather than the angst-ridden stories I find myself writing.
Speaking of soap operas, this past week, one half of the daytime talk show “Live with Kelly and Michael,” Michael Strahan, announced that he would be leaving Kelly Ripa’s side and upgrading to a co-hosting spot on “Good Morning America” in the future. Showing her soap-opera-star roots, Ripa handled the news very well and refused to show up for work for five days until an adequate amount of attention had been given to her since she was not offered the promotion herself.
The 1975 released a new music video for their song “Change of Heart” where lead singer Matty Healy dresses up like a sad clown and wanders around in a heartbreaking way. Leave it to The 1975 to make me not cringe and run away from clowns but cry when I see them.
ABC’s “Once Upon A Time” put two things together that we don’t typically see on TV: fairytales and the LGBTQ community when Dorothy and Ruby shared a kiss. Of course, the discussion couldn’t really go much more beyond this – remember, ABC is owned by Disney, and we don’t want to overwhelm Mickey Mouse too much, do we?
In more music video news, Charli XCX also released a video for her song “Vroom Vroom” where she is dressed in an all leather cat suit and holding a “luxury whip” as she sings about a car. Basically, she’s doing the stuff all of us imagine ourselves doing when we listen to her music but aren’t cool enough to do.
Comedy Central celebrated National Marijuana Day in the way only they could – with a special called “Time Traveling Bong” about a magical weed tube that transports its users. Much like other activities that go down each year on 4/20, let’s hope everyone forgets about this train wreck of a television show.
And finally, on a serious note, legendary musician Prince passed away last Thursday. Tributes occurred everywhere from the Prince Street subway station to “Saturday Night Live” featuring all of the best musical performances and comedy sketches featuring the singer. For all those politicians out there criticizing New York’s values (*cough cough* Ted Cruz), what do you have to say now?
Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here next week!