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.
In “Grey’s Anatomy” news, Leah Murphy is reported to return. You probably don’t remember, but she was the blonde doctor who was told she didn’t have what it takes to be a surgeon and therefore had to leave the program, which was really just code for you slept with one of the doctors just like every other resident and it got out and caused too much drama. Well, let’s see what happens now that she’s the doctor and not the teacher.
The nominees for the American Music Awards were announced live on “Good Morning America” and included Adele, Justin Bieber and Rihanna, among a few others, who were pretty much nominated over and over again in every category. It’s also worth noting that none of those artists are actually American, either.
“The Big Bang Theory” had Sheldon finally moving out from his apartment with Leonard this week to live with his girlfriend, Amy. People think the fact the couple’s been together for six years means this is long overdue, but it takes me that long to decide if I like a pair of shoes or not.
This past weekend out in California, “Desert Trip,” or “Oldchella” was held where Bob Dylan, The Who, Neil Young and a few more of their friends played music all day and night while their fans slept in tents and ate gourmet food, enjoying a nicer concert experience than they could ever afford as teenagers. I guess that’s one way to honor the Indians Christopher Columbus slaughtered during the weekend named to remember him.
E! has decided to halt all production on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” after the robbery and attack of its star, Kim Kardashian, in Paris last week. As bad as it is to hear the news about what happened to Kim, it’s even worse to think that what it took for her network to stop exploiting her was for someone else to do it even worse.
Solange dropped a new album this past week, which has already made it on the list for many people’s best music of the year. It also became the subject of every midterm paper for every Gallatin student in a class about feminism this semester.
Lin Manuel Miranda hosted “Saturday Night Live” this week where he reminded you he was the guy that raps about the presidents by rapping about the people who may become president. He really wanted to make sure you knew that even though he was the host, Lorne Michaels made a poor decision not also having him as musical guest.
Kelly Clarkson has been making the talk show rounds this past week, but not for her music: for her children’s book that she wrote using the name of her daughter. Hey, it might not be music, but what’s more rock and roll than love?
And finally, we endured yet another Presidential Debate this week where Donald Trump was slammed for his lewd comments against women made to Billy Bush during an Access Hollywood interview. Bush, who had become a contributor for the Today Show on NBC, is now suspended due to his involvement. Not everyone can make the shift from reporting the pop culture scoop at one outlet to talking about the hard-hitting stuff at another — but I’m not everyone (catch me recapping the debate on WNYU tomorrow).
Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here next Wednesday.