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.
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” was finally released on Netflix this past week. It left fans feeling all kinds of emotions and wanting to see even more to answer the new questions it raised, and in particular, it left me yelling at my computer which then decided to stop working as a result — karma much?
Pop star Charli XCX revealed this past week that she wrote Selena Gomez’s hit song “Same Old Love” before the former Disney Channel darling had her take on it, and she turned it over because she felt it related to her more with her high profile relationship with Justin Bieber. Also, Charli was getting all of the royalties without any of the actual heartbreak involved, so win-win in the end.
ABC’s “Quantico” came to its winter’s end this week where we realized that Alex’s man, Ryan, is actually on the side of the bad guys and betrayed her. So in other words, the world of romance is no less complicated just because you’re working in the FBI, which is a real bummer.
Alternative rock band OK GO is still promoting their album that they released back during my freshman year of college. Now they’ve made another one of their legendary music videos for the song “The One Moment” that finds them smashing guitars, blowing up water balloons and jumping into streams of brightly colored paint. That’s cool and all, but the guys really showed that they’re hip when they performed with Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show” last week — yes, it took a 52-year-old man to make a bunch of thirty-somethings relevant again.
Since it was Thanksgiving last week, many of our favorite shows took a break, but the parade was on a couple of channels. I watched with my family and when they asked me who a bunch of the musicians were, I discovered that even I have gotten too old to be able to answer that question.
But, if you’re looking for other music to enjoy during this holiday season, the popular pornography website, Pornhub, has officially released its first music video on its new label, Pornhub Records. The song is for rapper Mykki Blanco’s song “Loner,” which is probably also a title you can use if you’re a fan of this new music adventure.
Also on ABC we had our first week without an episode of “Dancing With the Stars” and we somehow managed to survive. Olympic gymnast and gold medal winner Laurie Hernandez took home the disco ball trophy, proving that a sport that involves technique, flexibility and rhythm is the perfect training for another sport that involves technique, flexibility and rhythm.
Lady Gaga spent her holiday weekend volunteering in Brooklyn at a local LGBTQ Center, dropping off gifts, leading meditation sessions and sharing some of her music with the teenagers at the center. Sounds like she has officially turned into that really talented, do-gooder friend you have on Facebook that is always doing something and making you feel like you can’t do anything right anymore.
And finally, it’s with heavy hearts that we discuss the passing of Florence Henderson, everyone’s favorite television mom, Carol Brady, from “The Brady Bunch” of yesteryear. We’ll miss you, Mrs. Brady, but we can finally admit now that it was really Alice who took care of those kids.
Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here next Wednesday. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!