By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer
Welcome back 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.
Comedy Central has released a statement that later this month they will debut a late night show hosted by Donald Trump, or one of them, since people doing mocking impersonations of the president seem about as prevalent as department store Santas at Christmas these days. They will be pulling their material straight from CNN updates – no revisions necessary.
Zayn Malik is still enjoying his solo career, celebrating the release of his new single by getting a tattoo with the initials and the release date for “Still Got Time.” I guess that’s one way to think about inventive advertising.
Netflix is going to be turning “Girlboss,” the story of the founder of Nasty Gal, into a series soon, proving that while it’s tough, women can make it top. I’m not sure how they find time to write about it because I barely find time to sleep during the pursuit, but I’ll get back to you when I’m retired.
Speaking of One Direction boys going out on their own, Harry Styles finally started promoting some of his solo stuff now that the ladies have stopped cheering his name for a bit, which included releasing what might be album artwork for something being debuted on April 7, right before his SNL performance. We really have no idea what this means, other than all that Harry Styles needs to do to send the internet into a frenzy is get wet in an ocean and tousle his head of curls. We grow old, yet some things never change.
There is concern that Fox’s “New Girl” and its upcoming season six finale might also serve as a series finale for the show. Considering the fact the manic pixie dream girl is now such a troupe I’m studying it in my Gallatin class with Jess being the epitome of the term, I’d say the show has run its course.
Raven-Symoné is still waiting to see in her Disney-channel show is getting a reboot, but for now, she is playing a singing flight attendant in Todrick Hall’s “Straight Outta Oz” musical project, telling us what all of those safety regulations really mean. The likelihood of one of the airlines (probably Jetblue) parodying this parody in the future feel quite likely.
There had been conversation of rebooting “American Idol” in 2018 but now the conversation has come to a halt since show runner’s can’t decide whether or not to accept the offer from NBC. Meanwhile, Ryan Seacrest is seeing if this opportunity of a podcast hosted by all of the Kardashian offspring will be more monetarily rewarding.
Kendrick Lamar released a new music video this week for his song “Humble” which features his hair being set on fire. Now, I know that this is a phrase the kids are using these days, but seriously, the dude has flames on his head. Maybe that’s why we shouldn’t have altered the definition of literally because people clearly need to stop doing things in such a manner…
And finally, in more political and television news, Matthew Perry revealed this week on Jimmy Kimmel Live that he and his friends beat up Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when they were in the fifth grade because they were jealous at how good he was at playing sports. In true Canadian courtesy, Trudeau took a little while to consider his feelings then released a Tweet challenging Perry to a rematch because “who hasn’t want to punch Chandler?” I think the answer to that question is the same as “who wishes politicians would stay off social media and go back to their day jobs?”
Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here next week. Enjoy the warmth and rain, NYU.