Hump Day Update 11/15/17

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.

Amazon recently committed to producing “multiple episodes” of an upcoming “Lord of the Rings” series which is being produced in conjunction with Tolkein’s estate, HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema, plus there’s already the possibility of a spin-off, too. So, if you were ever wondering why you couldn’t get more out of the already outrageously long “Lord of the Rings” film series, something is both clearly wrong with you and your wishes have come true.

Thank the Lord, Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” is out so the speculating is over…unless you were planning to listen on Spotify, in which case you’re going to have to wait indefinitely unless you want to dole out the cash to purchase the album on another platform. You think you’re clever, Miss Swift, but I have less than $10 in my wallet and a very comfortable chair so bring on the wait.

“Shameless” is being shamed for having a scene that involved fat shaming in a recent episode, where Trevor reveals that he enjoys using chubby people to fulfill his emotional gaps. I guess when everyone on your show is a real jerk anyway, there are no longer any lines you can’t cross.

Enimen dropped the first single from his upcoming album, “Revival,” called “Walk On Water,” which fans were shocked to find out involved the collaborative efforts of Beyoncé. When it doubt, add Queen B to whatever your plans are and chances are your sales will be through the roof. Ironically, the track also comments on the issue with putting celebrities on pedestals, so maybe that joke means that I don’t really grasp the point of the lyrics…

In the latest in sexual assault allegations in Hollywood, “Supergirl” and “Arrow” Executive Producer Andrew Kriesberg has been suspended after allegations of sexual harassment were made, I suppose proving that even when you produce a show that is all about a woman who kicks serious butt you can’t be expected to respect them.

Niall Horan is going country, or at least he was after he performed at the Country Music Awards last week with Maren Morris, singing a collaborative song of theirs for the first time. So if you ever wondered what Guinness and cowboy boots have in common other than both being found in your weird, local bar back home, now you have an answer.

ABC announced that it is going to be requesting that more episodes of “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” be made, which is a surprise to everyone since the only people (probably) watching the show are the creators and there families, and I guess whoever’s DVR screws up and decides to take a bad comedy instead whatever better line-up CBS has on that night.

Lana Del Rey may be working with her sister for the production of her next music video for her song, “Cherry.” The details have been kind of fuzzy and daydreamy regarding the process, which honestly sounds a heck of a lot like a Lana Del Rey video, anyway.

And finally, Disney Channel revealed this week that they are in talks of possibly planning a television show based on the hit TV film series “High School Musical,” so if Ryan Murphy is reading this, I guess someone forgot about the fact that “Glee” was already very much a thing.

Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here again next Wednesday. Enjoy registration week, NYU, and may the odds of Albert functioning properly be ever in your favor.

 

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