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 throwback news, Miley Cyrus was sharing her feelings on her old hit “Party in the USA,” saying that she wrote it as an ode to “uniquely individual motherfuckers.” I don’t know if I can put that word in this column but I’m in my fourth year writing this thing and it’s about time I start taking chances.
If anyone else still binge watches HGTV when they can’t sleep (or when they just need to be soothed by the sight of subway tiles), there is sad news for “Fixer Upper” fans. The show’s fifth season will be its last, which also means we can all stop romanticizing the idea of owning a farm in Texas and locating shiplap to put on the walls, returning to our normal, urban lives.
At his recent solo show in Los Angeles, Harry Styles showed fans that he still enjoys giving them a soak, spraying the contents of a water bottle all over the audience. The crowd cheered but one day these young women will learn that it’s actually a lot nicer to have a guy be nice to you instead of playing such childish games.
“The Big Bang Theory” on CBS announced this week that Professor Proton, played by Bob Newhart, will make yet another return to the series in the upcoming season, but it hasn’t even been shot yet. So this update is kind of like when you’re friend says they’re buying you a gift but they haven’t even gotten out of bed to go to the store yet, I think.
Ed Sheeran’s song “Shape of You” has officially become the most-streamed song ever, officially dethroning Drake who previously held the position with “One Dance.” That might be kind of a bummer, but I still assume that Drake has one of the most downloaded songs for ringtones because everyone wants a little “Hotline Bling.”
The rankings for the highest paid people in television have been released and Sofia Vergara has claimed the title of highest paid actress on the small screen for the sixth-year in a row. Raise your hand if you totally support Sofia earning a living but also think “Modern Family” has totally run its course and wish it were leaving this year instead of “The Middle” on ABC (just saying…)?
With another instance of the stars getting political, musician, actor, and vodka mogul Diddy encouraged NFL players to “stand up for each other” in light of President Trump’s recent comments. It’s pretty sad when you get to a point where the person first reporting this story probably had to do more fact checking of which name Diddy is currently using than of whatever outrageous comment the United States president made.
SNL on NBC has named three new cast members ahead of its 43rd season premiere this upcoming week. One of them in Donald Trump’s heart and the other is his brain – they weren’t getting much use working with him so they figured they’d at least get a paying gig.
And finally, in the world of one of my guiltiest pleasures, reality television, both Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner have rumors floating this week that they are pregnant, which means that three members of the Kardashian family might be having babies within mere weeks of one another (Kim announced a few months back that she and Kanye were expecting via surrogate). With the start of the tenth season of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” just getting underway, sounds like the best marketing technique ever.
Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here again next Wednesday. Enjoy this first week of fall that feels like summer, NYU!