By Rachel A. G. Gilman, Staff Writer
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.
I don’t know what’s going on this season of “The Bachelorette,” but one of the few couples from the franchise who managed to make it work is Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici who just welcomed their first child. So for all of you ladies who auditioned for the show when it was recently casting in Manhattan, never say never.
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston continued to show how very quickly they’ve become smitten this week when they frolicked on the beach and Hiddleston was shown wearing a tank top that read “I Heart T.S.” That sounds like something that you’d want your boyfriend to do to be cute, but it’s actually a little too creepy to work its way into even the worst of pop songs.
Because this week also included a holiday (happy belated Independence Day!) there were also lots of marathons of some popular shows running all day. Among these were “Tiny House Hunters” on HGTV (i.e. people who want to live in sheds), “Sharkfest” on National Geographic (because without a “Sharknado” movie, chances are you missed Shark Week this year), and “NCIS” on USA (which is no different from every other weekend).
Fergie is making a comeback this week with the release of her newest single “M.I.L.F.” that also came with a music video empowering moms where Chrissy Teigan is breast-feeding and Kim Kardashian has the skinniest waist ever, thanks to those waist trainers. I guess the video’s cool, but then again, it’s not my mom in it.
Speaking of Kim K, she’s also a video vamp in the newest Sum 41 music video, “Fake My Own Death,” where her naked butt is on display. Maybe she’s just trying to connect with her soon-to-be sister-in-law, Blac Chyna?
Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars” continues to drag out its last season where we started out with three of our liars burying someone in the ground, then flash-backed to four days ago and have yet to return to what looks like a crime scene. I mean, it’s pretty interesting to hear Aria explain for the millionth time how she fell in love with her high school English teacher, but I would like to eventually wrap this up, guys.
While Jimmy Fallon has been on vacation, Stephen Colbert and “The Late Show” have been chugging right along, and this week the funny man continued to share his hatred of Donald Trump with the world when one segment involved a discussion of a poll where Americans were asked if they’d rather vote for one of the presidential candidates or have a meteor hit the Earth. About half of those polled wanted either Trump or the meteor – so basically the end of the world, regardless.
Adele shared her favorite breakup songs this past week in a playlist, and people were surprised to not see any of her own tracks in the mix. I don’t think Adele cries when she hears her music — not unless they’re tears of joy from realizing how much money she makes every time someone is heartbroken.
And finally, Drew Barrymore may be getting her own talk show on top of the program she’ll be producing next season for NBC about couples of first dates at a Chicago restaurant. Both projects involved Ellen DeGeneres, too, and if her persistence in getting “Finding Dory” produced is any indication of the status of these projects, it looks like they’ll just keep swimming along.
Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here next Wednesday. Stay cool, NYU!