Hump Day Update: 09/14/2016

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.

Fashion Week has been invading New York these past few days, which brought Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss out for Gigi Hadid’s show with Tommy Hilfiger. When Gigi was asked to comment on her famous friends in the front row, she slipped up and said that Swift is back in the studio working on new music — and also effectively got black listed from the squad.

When it returns for its third season on Fox this upcoming week, “Gotham” is going to refocusing its structure to focus more on the city of Gotham and the characters that live in it rather than a random series of evil and heroic events happening. Too bad that Gotham is actually filmed in New York City and the characters are just people annoyed that they’re blocked off part of Lexington Avenue with trailers.

Lady Gaga released her new song “Perfect Illusion” this week and then proceeded to appropriately place her face all over the news from performing for a crowd at a bar in London to hanging out with a Spice Girl. People were excited but quietly and appropriately so (we are talking about England, after all — it takes a lot to get their feathers ruffled).

FX has decided not to bring their comedy “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” back for a third season, and declined to comment as to their reasoning behind it. It’s sort of like the same reaction parents have when they’re asked to discuss their children’s involvement in any of those three things.

Green Day has released another single from their upcoming album, “Revolution Radio,” and this one was the title track. It hails back to their “American Idiot” days, where Armstrong takes inspiration from watching a 2014 protest in New York City, and it isn’t half bad, so all of you can stop ironically liking my interest in their upcoming Webster Hall concert on Facebook.

In more TV cancellation news, “Mistresses” was also dropped this week by ABC after four seasons, but I’m pretty sure no one told the writers since they made everyone have children, get involved with new problems and overall leave viewers more confused than they already were watching a show where no one is actually what the title suggests.

Drake and Rihanna continued to be the perfect couple that may or may not be a real thing this week when the good girl gone bad joined him onstage for his Los Angeles tour stop and Drake told the crowd, “I pray that you find somebody that holds you down like this woman right here.” This is sweet, I guess, but call me crazy: I would rather have a man look at me the way Joe Biden looks at ice cream.

Rob Lowe has a new acting gig on CBS’s “Code Black” where he’ll play a beefed up Colonel who is also the new doctor in town. Lowe’s addition to the cast is meant to revitalize the medical drama, which is ironic, because “Code Black” is also what Lowe’s agent is calling this project since it’s Lowe’s last hope of remaining relevant outside of being roasted.

And finally, the past week was the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, which thankfully Facebook decided to honor with a temporary filter you could put on your profile picture to show your Trekkie love. Looks like being nerdy has finally just become being mainstream.

Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here next Wednesday.


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