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.
Remember that song “Closer” from Halsey and The Chainsmokers you couldn’t enter Sidestein without hearing? Well they have now a video to go along with it where Halsey and Drew Taggart spend a good deal of their time almost kissing each other. It’s not a heck of a lot different from how the middle schoolers who are still jamming to the song probably spend their time.
On ABC’s “Quantico” this week, we learned that Miranda, a higher up boss at the FBI, is actually one of the bad guys who is keeping our favorite agents held captive (something my mother has been saying for weeks). It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, anyway. We all know that our bosses are really just terrible people deep down inside, right?
Taylor Swift has returned to our column, we are happy to say — and for what else but boy drama! The songstress was performing at Austin’s Formula One United States Grand Prix when she took to the piano and launched into a toned down version of “This Is What You Came For,” the song she wrote with ex-Calvin Harris that he later released with Rihanna. Sure, this is interesting of a personal level, but like, legally, man, is this chill? Do artists have custody battles with their songs like we normal folk have with our children? Please let me know if you know.
In doing press for his new NBC show “Man With a Plan,” Matt LeBlanc has frequently been asked about doing a reunion of “Friends” with his buddies since Matthew Perry shoots in the studio next to him for “The Odd Couple.” Neither party was exuberant about the possibility, but hey, we’re just trying to remind you of when your work was actually involved in a successful project.
Kanye West is planning to boycott the Grammy awards if Frank Ocean is not nominated for his work this past year based on what he feels is unfair treatment by the board after they bent the nomination rules for Lady Gaga in 2011. While it is a little crazy what the board did for Gaga, it’s even crazier that Kanye is making perfect sense.
Ray Romano is returning to television once again on an upcoming episode of CBS’s “Kevin Can Wait” where he and Kevin James will play fauxs instead of friends as they used to in their old crossover days. Maybe that’s a way of Romano’s fellow TV friends from the past who are returning to the silver screen with new shows telling him to stop trying to ride their coattails.
Little Mix has released a new video for their single “Shout Out to My Ex” where they show you exactly how to deal with a break-up. In other words: hope your ex’s boy band breaks up and then he falls out of relevancy while your career soars (bye, Zayn).
“The Walking Dead” has returned on AMC this week, where things got brutal and apparently left fans of the show significantly traumatized. If this is how the crowd is reacting to just watching the stuff on a screen, imagine how freaked out they’ll be when they see everyone in these costumes at their doors wanting candy on Halloween night.
And finally, speaking of Halloween “Saturday Night Live” did some Halloween-themed skits in celebration of the holiday which will be happening on Monday, including one where Tom Hanks and Cecily Strong sang along to a spooky version of “Don’t Stop Believing.” Hey, make fun of Journey all you want, but some things are just that scary good.
Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here next Wednesday.