Hump Day Update: 3/8/17

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.

Rumors have spread this week that Alec Baldwin might be looking to retire his Donald Trump impression on Saturday Night Live, instead looking to earn big on the release of his animated film, “The Boss Baby.” To be fair, it does seem like the guy is getting typecast these days.

The Weeknd is collaborating with H&M to create his own fashion brand. I’m not sure when it became cool for musicians to have their own clothing lines again, but something tells me I shouldn’t have tossed out my plaid skirt with the chain on it from Hillary Duff’s collection for Target back in the early 2000s.

In preparation for the upcoming season finale, “The Bachelor” aired its “Women Tell All” special this week, and in a decidedly boring move, TV Guide chose to rank the “winners” and “losers” of the evening. If you’re spending your Monday nights either participating in or watching this special, I think it’s pretty obvious that you’re actually losing your mind.

The music world cannot get enough of talking about Future, saying that he is the only performer that could ever consider outdoing him, that each of his songs is a hit, and with his recent appearance on Ellen Degeneres’s show, your mom has probably even gotten to know him. Considering the fact I am both lame and not home to watch daytime television, I am, admittedly, still out of the loop.

“This Is Us” on NBC is still going strong, and the show has decided to promote two of its writers who were originally slated to work on a spin-off of “How I Met Your Mother.” If you’re wondering how the same person could possibly work with heartfelt, emotional stories as well as write about an aging, playboy Barney Stinson, you’re not alone.

Iggy Azalea is back with a new song this week called, “Can’t Lose,” and put out a message on Twitter about the delay of her new album due to a number of “personal challenges” in her life. If you’re looking for an update as to why I have not finished all of the reading I need to do during midterm time, my personal statement via Twitter is also coming quite soon.

Netflix revealed this week that they are looking into the possibility of having more episodes of “Gilmore Girls” released on the streaming network. Considering the fact I have already scripted out what I think should happen to the characters in my mind and removed all instances of ridiculous dance numbers, I’d say it’s about time they made the announcement.

Ed Sheeran is looking to start a boyband of his own. He already has the songs written and is just looking for members. They’ll be like One Direction but with looser pants and a much better longevity – oh, and they’ll play instruments since that’s sort of what being in a band means.

And finally, speaking of Ed Sheeran, the iHeart Radio Awards were this past Sunday, and if you didn’t watch, you probably weren’t alone, since they were not on major networks nor seemed to be a surprise to any of the people winning them. However, they did feature a crooning Sheeran and a bubbly medley from Bruno Mars – also known as everything on your middle school playlist.

Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here in two weeks. Enjoy spring break, NYU.

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