Hump Day Update: 5/4/2016

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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. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news.

You know how they say summer television isn’t usually the best? Well, CBS is trying to prove that old adage true with the trailer they released this week for a summer series entitled “BrainDead” about the members of Congress actually being aliens. I mean, we’ve all thought it, but only the creators of “The Good Wife” (yes, seriously) were mad enough to put it down on paper.

Do you know who Nathan Sykes is? Neither do I, but apparently he is really into making out, according to his new music video for the song, “Give It Up” where he rolls around in bed with some chick for a lengthy amount of time. And they say the kids are too involved with sex these days…

In more summer TV news, ABC has decided to try and revamp the popular game show “Match Game” for ten episodes. Alec Baldwin is set to be involved in the project and bringing in some of his friends, so it’ll be just like the original version in the 1960s was: primarily white and filled with men.

Drake admitted this week that and he and Nicki Minaj aren’t really speaking to one another much these days after some controversy with her boyfriend, Meek Mills, but did say that he will always have love for her. Nicki said her piece, too, saying the feud is between the boys. See, kids, high school never does end, does it?

John Krasinski has landed the role of Jack Ryan in Amazon’s upcoming series based on the life of Tom Clancy’s famed CIA character. Unlike other Amazon series, this one is not just a pilot but a full series order, proving that there is a world out there if you quit your boring office job (remember those days, John?).

Chris Brown is set to release a new mixtape within the next few days entitled “Before the Trap: Nights in Tarzana,” but he teased the idea of already being onto another project. Brown discussed having a new album coming out, as well, but then took that back. I guess it’s easier to forget a potential album than the horrible mistakes of his past, right?

Speaking of Chris Brown’s mistakes, Rihanna and Calvin Harris have a new single out, “This Is What You Came For,” but there’s been a lot of questioning as to whether or not Harris and his lady Taylor Swift will be working together in the studio. The couple doesn’t seem to have plans seeing as Swift is set to take a “long break” according to Harris. 

Do you love reading Cosmo? Well, now you can watch it, too. The magazine is going to be launching two television shows – one that is scripted entitled “Issues” that loosely follows the daily life of a character much like the editor, and then a reality show on the E! network where all of humanity goes to slowly rot away. Millennial women really needed another outlet for their feelings, right?

And finally, in more millennial news related to music, it turns out that we have a better attention span for music compared to most other things in our lives. We listen to songs longer than previous generations, so I guess that means if you really want to get a message through to us, have The Weeknd write a tune about it, parents!

Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here next week! And good luck with finals, NYU!


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