Hump Day Update 3/21/18

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.


“American Idol” is back and telling people around the country that they, too, can be famous pop stars if they’re able to impress the likes of Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie. Not sure if a group of musicians taking time off from their careers to be on a rebooted TV show are the best judges but I am curious who is supposed to be the new “Simon Cowell” from the group.


Harry Styles co-wrote with Bleachers a hit song for the new hit film, “Love, Simon” but did not make an appearance in the music video. I guess it isn’t enough for fans that this career move helped him to feel more open in discussing his sexuality — oh, so greedy. people.


NBC has ordered another season of “Will and Grace” after the show returned for its reboot season this past year. Here’s to hoping that Karen will have even more plethoric and large hairpieces worked into her wardrobe in the time to come.


Migos and Drake released the video for their song, “Walk It Talk It:” video where they brought back the feeling of the 1970s with big pants, big sunglasses, and even bigger hair. I know they say that all things are cool again in time, but there are some styles that I think can remain in the back of our parents’ closet for a little while longer.


Rumors are swirling regarding whether or not ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” will be renewed for a fifth season or not as the show’s fate hangs in the air a mist the season four finale. I mean, maybe if the characters could stop trying to kill one another off there might be more incentive to keep it around and find out if they ever get to be normal lawyers or not.


Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt took their Broadways talents into the recording studio, recording the mash-up track “Found/Tonight” from their respective work in “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen” to raise money for the Parkland shooting victims. Not to get all sentimental, but the next time someone tries to argue that art does not do any good in the world, just play this track on loop for a while to prove them wrong.


“Family Guy” revealed a big secret about baby Stewie this week, which is that his British accent is completely fake. News is saying that viewers were left shocked, but considering the fact the rest of the family has no natural tendency to sound the least bit eloquent and snotty, this sounds more like a confirmation and less of a revelation.


The Chainsmokers have released their latest single, “Sick Boy,” where the guys are lamenting the fact that everyone has started to hate them now that they’re famous. I mean, it could be people don’t like them because we’re tired of hearing their songs in every bar we got in ever, or maybe they weren’t all that popular to begin with…


And finally, in one of the biggest news items from the week, Cynthia Nixon announced that she is going to be running for Governor of New York, her campaign focusing on New York City’s subway issues and making sure minority students apply to college. If you thought you might be lost in an episode of “Sex in the City” where Miranda gets too ambitious, you’ve definitely heard of weirder politicians, so think again.


Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here next week. Remind yourself that it’s spring even though we’re apparently being plummeted by snow, NYU.



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