Hump Day Update: 3/1/17

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.

Ariana Grande and Future have put out a new music video for their song “Everyday,” which features the duo talking about humping and having sex as much as the song title suggests, celebrating making love by crashing people’s unique hook-up locations. If this sounds like something your friends did to you in high school, know that they didn’t make tons of money off of it so you’re embarrassment wasn’t worth it.

Since “The Bachelor” is getting down to serious drama in the fantasy suite, that means it’s time for yet another season of “Dancing With the Stars.” Stars rumored to participate are Heather Morris formerly of “Glee” and Nick Viall, the current “Bachelor,” so either way, you can’t get away from that creep on Monday nights.

Meghan Trainor has released a new song called “I’m a Lady,” which is a return to her retro, sassy roots that she wrote with the help of her mother while on vocal rest at the end of last year. As I know well, our moms usually remind us of which versions of ourselves are the truest and best – because we can all admit Trainor’s “Thank You” album kind of sucked.

CBS has already cancelled their new legal drama “Doubt” after airing only two episodes, proving that they should have kept “Pure Genius” on air and that Katherine Heigl’s strong suit is making romantic comedies where she falls in love with jerks that she is somehow able to see the good sides of.

Future is also on a track with Rihanna that was released this week. The track is called “Selfish” and is a bit of a ballad, and is also the word that comes to mind when I think about a rapper taking credits on new singles from two leading pop stars.

Connie Britton made the decision to exit “Nashville” and it was made official with the death of her character this week. Britton has said in statements that she wanted to leave the show in order to spend more time with her young son, but seeing as “Nashville” is basically just a nighttime soap opera, I have a feeling this whole plot line could just turn out to be a strange dream – and we’ll believe it, too.

Nicki Minaj is in a fued with rapper Remy Ma after rapping some shady lines in a recent release about her fellow songstress. Remy Ma responded back and Minaj, of course, had the final say, I guess answering the age old question that no, we can’t all get along, but we can make music about it.

“How To Get Away With Murder” finally revealed to us who killed off Wes, one of the members of the original Keating 5, and it was the kind of shocker we can always expect from Shonda Rhimes. It also taught us not to trust telling our fathers who we’re truly in love with just in case they don’t approve (who know what they’ll do…).

And finally, the big screen took to the small screen this weekend with the Oscars, though the awards show was anything but tiny in terms of scandal, which erupted after “La La Land” was mistakenly named Best Picture when the trophy was really meant for “Moonlight.” The feeling many had watching the finale was the same one they had election night, except we’re five weeks into this presidency and still have let to have the “jinx” moment.

Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here next Wednesday. Stay chill, NYU.


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