Hump Day Update: 09/21/2016

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.

On NBC this week, Donald Trump was the guest on “The Tonight Show,” where the presidential candidate allowed Fallon to ruffle his hair and tried to appear approachable and relatable. But what’s that phrase about what happens when you put lipstick on a pig? Yeah, that and Fallon’s clear inability to take anything seriously definitely come to mind.

A rumor began this week that Lady Gaga is set to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime show after singing the national anthem at last year’s. Not sure if this is true or not yet, but if it is, we can be sure she’ll be giving Coldplay a challenge in terms of having used the most colors in a performance.

If you’ve been missing “The Good Wife,” rejoice in the news that there will be a spin-off on CBS’s premium streaming service, where series regulars will be re-joining the cast, including Christine Baranski and Sarah Steele. Sounds like the place on television to find a bunch of strong, talented women — of course, unlike the very lame “Kevin Can Wait,” this isn’t actually on television.

Greyson Chance (yes, the cute little piano kid from “Ellen”) has released a new song with Frank Pole called “Anything,” which is all about reconnecting with love. If you’re confused as to why these guys need to “reconnect” with something they’ve probably yet to experience anyway, remember that music executives write all of the pop songs these days and you won’t feel so troubled.

ABC’s “The Goldbergs” is planning on producing a Les Miserables-themed episode of their show this season in addition to The Breakfast Club one they’re starting things off with. What do they say? When you don’t have any ideas, just remake some already successful ones?

Demi Lovato has released a music video for her song “New Body” this week, which is rather steamy in its scenes of her feeling herself and grinding on the stage. I can’t decide what’s more important to address here: that it’s no longer interesting when a former Disney diva is getting sexy because it happens everyday, or that there’s no reason for the media to write an article every time it happens because surely someone is doing something far more interesting in the entertainment world than dancing around in a glittery bodysuit.

With the latest edition of “Survivor” on CBS pinning Millennial adults against Gen X members, there has been a lot of conversation about whether or not the program is reinforcing stereotypes. The real question should be why are people still signing themselves up for this ridiculous show, and why are we still watching it?

Everyone remember Usher? Cool, well he is back in the news this week not because him and Bieber have teamed back up but instead because he is on a mission: to make R&B music great again, which he feels he is attempted on his newest album “Hard II Love.” Hey, it sure sounds like an easier task than the one a certain presidential candidate has for the country that sounds a whole lot similar.

And finally, this Sunday the Emmy Awards were held in Los Angeles and aired on ABC, where HBO, Netflix and Amazon won big for their scripted series in categories across the board. So basically, the awards given out for television excellence should really just become the awards given out for excellent things you watch via subscription services on your laptop.

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


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