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.
Larry David hosted “Saturday Night Live” this week and it was pretty…pretty…awkward when he made jokes about what it would’ve been like to have been in a concentration camp and that he probably would’ve ended up just checking out his fellow prisoners when given the chance. I’m not sure what’s the most offensive part of this: that we’re perpetuating rape culture, that we’re trying to make the Holocaust something to laugh at, or that we’re all still pretending Larry David’s any funnier than our grandfather losing his mind at Thanksgiving dinner. Get it together, dude.
There have been rumors that tickets to Jay-Z’s 4:44 Tour have not been selling very well, supported by the fact that tickets were on sale for as little as $6 on Live Nation. The business people for Jay-Z say that this is all part of their marketing strategy, but it sounds more like an excuse for trying to explain away that no one wants to hear Jay-Z sing about why he cheated on Beyoncé.
After reports have been made that Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted those who worked on various sets he’s been a part of, Netflix made the decision to stop production on his show “House of Cards.” That’s good, but the internet has responded with a petition to have Kevin James take over for Spacey in the role. Hey, at least it would finally get “Kevin Can Wait” off the air because no one is enjoying that train wreck.
Rumors are swirling that Harry Styles’s next music video will feature a tiny, child version of Mr. Styles himself, which is cool. They say everything is better when it’s fun-sized (except candy – you always want to go big or go home, people).
In more news this week about why men suck, host of “Dancing with the Stars” Tom Bergeron made an inappropriate comment about dancer Witney Carson this week following her dance with Frankie Muniz, implying that a lot of men have lost control of Witney over the years. If you’re as confused as Witney about why the guy who creepily watched hundreds of American home movies for years now thinks he make comments about professional dancing, you’re not alone.
Pop singers Aly and AJ have new music coming out that is dreamy and bubbly, so if you’re thinking it’s 2006 again with President Bush back in the news, you just might be right.
If you ever thought that there weren’t enough installments of “The Bachelor” franchise, especially when it snows, then you’re in luck because someone else with a lot of decision making power was thinking the same thing and decided to create the latest installment for the show, “The Bachelor Winter Games,” which will serve as an alternative to the Olympics come February for people to see the contests try out different sports. If you want to watch both shows, chances are you’re lying and you’re just a freelancer covering a lot of ground.
There is buzz that Taylor Swift’s new music is about her relationship with current boyfriend Joe Alwyn on the upcoming “Reputation,” which would be great if it would just get here already so we can stop making the most predictable assumptions ever.
And finally, “American Idol” is coming back to your television screens officially on March 11th with the brand new set of judges, which is two years after the farewell season of the show on a different network. So this still sounds a lot more like those stupid friends you have who break up every few weeks only to end up in each other’s lives forever. At least Ryan Seacrest will never be out of work.
Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here again next Wednesday, where hopefully it will not be raining and pouring, or at least pleasant enough not to encouraging dozing off in a mid-week slumber.