Hump Day Update: 07/27/2016

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.

During a stop on his summer tour, Drake hinted around that he could have another mixtape coming out very soon, which of course also means Urban Outfitters will be rolling out new t-shirts for millennial young women to purchase and wear while making memes of the album artwork.

The CW’s “Supernatural” is shaking things up for its twelfth season, which premieres this fall, adding musician Rick Springfield to the cast as one of Lucifer’s new vessels. Well, I don’t know if I’d quite say he’s the devil, but having “Jesse’s Girl” get stuck in your head is pretty close to hell.

Sister musical duo Tegan and Sara are aiming to make a music video for every song on their latest album “Love You to Death,” and released their fourth this week with “BWU,” which features sister Sara attempting multiple proposals only to be met with multiple rejections. Hey, if adorably accomplished and super cool singers get turned down, what hope is there for the rest of us normal people?

San Diego was feeling nerdy this past week when Comic Con took over. Among the information being shared was the name of the newest Star Trek series, which is going straight to the streaming service CBS All Access in January. This is exciting news for fans of the original series just as soon as they can figure out what a streaming service is and how exactly it works.

In more CBS news about dorks, on “The Big Bang Theory’s” upcoming season, we’re going to meet Penny’s mom, and it was revealed this week that she will be played by Katey Sagal, who previously worked with Kaley Cuoco on “8 Simple Rules.” Let’s keep our fingers crossed that perhaps this could mean perhaps David Spade will be cast to play one of Penny’s troubled uncles.

Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith created a blast from the past this week when they performed “Never Say Never” together at Madison Square Garden, an event that had previously taken place for Bieber’s concert film. I wonder if this means Bieber will be helping to bring other things back from 2010, like his signature shaggy hairstyle or the shenanigans of the “Jersey Shore” gang.

Summer has meant lots of bad reality television, including “The Bachelorette,” which is coming closer to an end as the men tell all special aired this week. However, do not fret, for it only means we are one step closer to “Bachelor In Paradise” premiering. If ABC wants to pay people to go swimming, drink, and cry about petty problems, they can come do so at any college campus for cheaper, I’m sure.

An Adele fan travelled from Nigeria to see the songstress, and she rewarded his efforts by bringing him up on stage then accidentally kissing him when they both turned when going to take a photo together. I’m sure that guy was saying a heck of a lot more than “hello” after that moment happened.

And finally, Michelle Obama and James Corden took a spin around The White House on “The Late, Late Show” for a round of carpool karaoke, where Missy Elliott hopped in the back seat for some sing-along fun. It’s definitely worth watching to help you remember politics is not all angry, spiteful people shouting their opinions across arenas, people.

Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here next Wednesday. Stay cool, NYU!


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