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.
If you’ve been missing “Saturday Night Live,” you probably won’t care that it’s coming back because half of the cast from last season will be gone when they premiere in October. But, Margot Robbie will be the first guest host so I guess they’re hoping we’ll all tune in to see her pretty face and forget about everything else (and honestly, we probably will).
Shawn Mendes is making the publicity rounds lately, including a stop of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” where he parodied Justin Bieber by singing a song about hiding a bong in relation to past news stories. Hey, Mendes, watch out — if the history of old pop stars teaches us anything, it is that you are more than likely headed down the same path someday.
The cast of “Will & Grace” reunited this week for what is being called a super secret project that everyone is speculating to be something between a search party for beloved character Rosario and a campaign ad for Hillary Clinton. Whatever the case, sounds like NBC finally made a good decision and decided if they can’t make good new shows, they’ll just bring back successful old ones.
Nirvana’s album “Nevermind” turned twenty-five this past week and the baby featured on the artwork decided to recreate the famous picture to celebrate. News organizations have had to edit the album artwork to show on television so that the baby’s private parts weren’t featured, and the adult version chose to wear swim trunks in the new version so we’ll never knew if everything grew proportionately.
ABC’s “Quantico” is back and we are time hopping again, with one storyline picking up where we left off in present time, and another taking place a year in the future. I’m still trying to follow it, but I’m the most puzzled by how these characters don’t age but do get very different hairstyles over these periods of time.
Young Thug and Future have mended all wounds after they got in an argument on the Internet at the end of last year all over what seemed to be a big misunderstanding. Now the two are even recording music and performing together, which proves the fact that the Internet makes everything worse by blowing it out of proportion and keeping it accessible forever and we just need to go back to having actual conversations with people rather than passive aggressively airing our frustrations over our computers (also, I am aware of the hypocrisy of this statement granted I’m making it over the Internet).
For those of you reading this who are over 35, you might be like myself and love Sunday morning political shows, and CBS is getting a new host for theirs when Jane Pauley replaces Charles Osgood as host of “Sunday Morning.” Not sure what you’re doing with this choice, CBS, and not because I’m all for females in charge, but rather because your main demographic of old, sexist white men might not be in favor of this.
And finally, the first presidential debate was on every station Monday night and saw Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squaring off for the first time. Twitter of course joined in the fun, even having a cute emoji to accompany the #debate hashtag. Of course, the second most talked about hashtag with an emoji was “Dancing With the Stars,” showing you where Americans’ priorities are.
Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here next Wednesday.