Hump Day Update: 8/03/2016

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.

Well, our summer “Bachelorette” has finally concluded, but not without the déjà vu of having fallen in love with two men at once after she fell victim to the same situation with bachelor Ben last season. C’mon, ABC, can’t you think of any new plot lines?

Canadian band The Arkells recruited Drake’s dad, Dennis Graham, for their music video that was written all about the guy. Although the video does showcase the band having a grand old time on a Southern road trip with Mr. Graham, they, unfortunately, did not take the opportunity to re-enact the Rihanna and Drake scene from “Work.”

Starz has renewed “The Girlfriend Experience” for a second season, a show about a law student who also moonlights as an escort by night. And they say that women can’t have it all.

Kanye West released his video for “Wolves” this week, where his wife Kim Kardashian was featured, so she can officially call herself a video vixen now. But more interestingly, the couple is featured crying throughout the video. Maybe it’s all that anxiety over being famous and having expendable amount of money for frivolous purchases that the Kardashian Klan is always talking about that’s getting the couple now. I can’t imagine how difficult that must be for them to deal with – literally, my sad bank account can’t.

Sarah Jessica Parker has a new role in HBO’s upcoming series, “Divorce,” where she says that the styles will be inspired by the 1970’s. Hey, as long as we can still afford it on a Carrie Bradshaw budget and stuff it in our huge closets in our tiny Manhattan apartments, I’m okay with anything.

Frank Ocean has left fans in the lurch by hinting but not specifically saying that he has a new album, “Boys Don’t Cry,” that will be released at an unspecified date. First he hinted at July, but now it’s August, so all I can think is that he’s trying to think of a way of surprising fans, and maybe with all of the videos this past week, hoping to make the next “Lemonade,” (perhaps Kool-Aid).

The saddest news for TV came this week for all of you “Game of Thrones” fans when it was revealed that the next season of the show will be its last. I guess the writers have just run out of energy to create characters to have rule empires only to ultimately get killed.

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have been divorced for more than a year now, but that didn’t stop the songstress from shedding a few tears over the relationship when she performed a song the two had written together at a recent concert. Hey, you’re better off without him, Miranda – and you’re still making a ton off the royalties from the song so use that cash to buy a new pair of shoes and hold your head high.

And finally, in case you had missed having an awards show on your television, Nickelodeon aired the Teen Choice awards this week, where the cast of “Pretty Little Liars” won big in what is (hopefully) their last season, as well as the gang behind “Fuller House,” plus Justin Timberlake was awarded the decade award. Isn’t it a little ironic that none of the winners were actually teens themselves, or has the media just ruined the reality of youth?

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


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