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.
The Olympics finally came to a close, but not before the U.S. proved to the world that we are all looks and no brains with the scandals surrounding members of the swim team, most prominently Ryan Lochte, who lied about a situation at a Rio gas station and said he had been robbed when he had not. I’m not sure what this means for the status of the states worldwide, but it may mean good things for a renewal of “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” on E!
Carly Rae Jepson’s album “E-MO-TION” turned one year old this week, and she released a bunch of B-side tracks, as well as a video for the song “Super Natural” which featured her going on a very erotic tour of a house. Now if “House Hunters” looked more like this, then men might start understanding why women are addicted to the HGTV show.
In case you were worried about Jon Stewart going back on vacation after his time of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” fear not, for he made an appearance this week on the WWE’s Summer Slam when he got in the ring ready to participate while wearing what was apparently a magical unicorn horn on his head. That time in the back woods might not have messed with his humor, but it looks like it has affected his brain.
Ellie Goulding is continuing her work on super film soundtracks by contributing the song “Still Falling For You” for the upcoming flick “Bridget Jones’s Baby.” Seeing as Ellie’s previous work was for the super sexy “Fifty Shades of Grey,” can we assume that this career move is showing what happens if you’re not safe during your more intimate encounters?
New photos were released this week from the set of “Supergirl,” where it looks like Lynda Carter, former Wonder Woman, is playing the President of the United States. Whether or not this is foreshadowing for what’s to come in the future of our country who knows, but I’m glad to see feminism and spandex taking over the TV world.
Green Day is working to make their comeback with the release of their song “Bang Bang.” The track fits right in with the norm-core style trends of the 90’s where their music all started. Get ready to break out your dark eyeliner, put on your Manic Panic hair dye, and feel very, very old.
Amy Schumer sent fans into a freak out this week when she implied that her Comedy Central show “Inside Amy Schumer” had been cancelled before later clarifying that the show was simply on indefinite hiatus while she promotes her book and goes on a stand-up tour. Geez, the world is so quick to push you out when you’re trying to be a female triple threat, aren’t they?
Frank Ocean dropped his long awaited album “Blonde” this week, but also released a zine to accompany the album which features poetry from Kanye West and apparently a hefty price tag, because Ocean’s mother was encouraging fans not to pay so much for one. Then Frank Ocean proceeded to tell his mom to be cool while blushing and watching his friends laugh at him.
And finally, Kellie Pickler and her man have been making the rounds like week to promote their CMT show “I Love Kellie Pickler,” even giving love advice to people with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. They seem like experts on the matter, but just ask every Real Housewife what reality television can do to a marriage. Watch out, guys!
Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here next Wednesday. Stay cool, NYU!