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.
In local music news, Sir Paul McCartney took over the Big Apple this week with shows at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center. He’s been bringing some famous friends along for the ride during his “One on One Tour,” like Bruce Springsteen who played the Garden with him. When I saw him at Barclays, the only fun face was Jimmy Fallon drunkenly celebrating his birthday on the floor, but hey it was still the best way I could think of to spend my Tuesday night.
Maggie Gyllenhaal’s new HBO series “The Deuce” has already been renewed for a second season only after just premiering this month, proving that no matter how American television habits are changing, people still can’t get enough of learning about interesting things…like the porn industry in the 1970s.
Nicki Minaj is working on new music and claims that it will be “a billion times more epic” than her work with her last project, “Anaconda,” and that this could be the time for her to release her most classic album. This woman made pink nylon look good and singing about butts fun so I’ll believe anything from her at this point.
“The View” on ABC is down a co-host once again with the sudden departure of former FOX News host Jedediah Billa earlier this week, leaving the show once again looking for a conservative voice to speak at the table. It sounds a heck of a lot like a scene out of “Mean Girls”, except I’m assuming no one makes Whoopi wear pink any day of the week.
Rapper Gucci Mane is working on a new book composed of letters that were written to him by fans and sent to him while he was in prison, his next project as a writer after the release of his autobiography this week. “I learned that I can be more than a rapper,” he told MTV. Meanwhile, I learned I can type with one hand and eat a sandwich with the other at a remarkably fast speed (possibly while writing this column).
“Fuller House” has a third season on Netflix for you to check out, and is also celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the original “Full House” with the cast members who remain. They all seem shocked they’re back in the same house again together, but I’m more surprised no one bothered to update more of the furniture in the place.
Nick Jonas is back on the scene releasing new music, and this week he debuted his latest single “Find You,” as well as a music video for the track that has him searching for his soul mate underwater. I guess when you’ve dated a heck of a lot of Hollywood, it’s time to go searching for women in new realms of the earth.
Sia has released a new song, “Rainbow,” which is for the upcoming “My Little Pony: The Movie” film where Sia’s legendary hairstyle will also be used to inspire a new character in the franchise. So if in addition to huge bows, huge bangs also become very in fashion with the younger crowd of kids, you’ll understand the trend this time.
And finally, the Emmys were this past weekend, the night where television honors itself by taking over your television as per usual but with more glitter and tulle. Women won big all around, but sadly, host Stephen Colbert was beat out by John Oliver. It’s okay, Stephen, you’ll always be #1 in my eyes.
Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here again next Wednesday. Always carry an umbrella in unexpected rainfalls, NYU!