From Film to Fashion, Beyonce to Baby Kim K., Here Are the Top 10 Things to Look Forward to in 2013

2012 was definitely an entertaining year. From Gangham Style to “Downton Abbey,” One Direction to Fifty Shades of Grey, “The Hobbit” and “The Avengers” and everything else, the year may have had some drawbacks, but entertainment definitely was not one of them.

Believe it or not, 2013 is shaping up to be even better. With that in mind, here are the 10 things that we are most looking forward to in 2013:

The Royal Baby Makes Its Debut

No surprise here, the whole world is waiting for this one. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced they were expecting their royal bundle of joy in early December and everyone promptly went berserk with the news. There has been no due date announced yet, but it’ll happen sometime this year. Until then, we’re going to enjoy Kate’s sure-to-be amazing maternity fashions.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Welcome the Most Over-Exposed Baby Ever

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ended 2012 with major news: they are expecting a baby! The mega-couple have been together since last April, a mere six months after Kardashian filed for divorce from husband Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage. West revealed their happy news at his concert at Atlantic City, and the Internet quickly lit up with the news. The couple, both together and apart, has never been shy about publicity. And despite our modest proposal that they do the most truly newsworthy thing in this instance – actually hide the baby from the media – we have little doubt that their offspring will be just as exposed as them. We’re also pretty sure that this baby – whether it’s a boy or girl – will have a name starting with the letter K.

Beyonce Returns to Music

Beyonce spent the whole of last year playing mom to our favorite celebrity baby, Blue Ivy Carter. But in 2013 she’s returning to her roots—music. The former Destiny’s Child singer has been holed up in a Queens, New York studio recording tracks for her fifth album. And she’s got a heavy list of collaborators working with her too: Missy Elliot, Ne-Yo, The Dream, and of course, Jay-Z. No word on when the album will drop but rumors are we’ll be able to hear it before she performs at the Super Bowl halftime show on February 3rd. There is also the hotly anticipated Beyonce HBO documentary set to air on February 16th. When you put it all together, 2013 is shaping up to be the year of Beyonce!

Mad Men Finally Returns to Television

It has already been 7 long months since “Mad Men” concluded its fifth season with our favorite characters, from Don to Peggy to Roger, heartbreakingly alone and questioning how they got there. Joan divorced her husband. Roger went back to LSD. And with his marriage possibly falling apart, Don found himself being propositioned by a strange woman at a bar, just like the good ol’ days. What happens now? Devoted fans hope we’ll learn the answer sooner rather than later in the new year. AMC hasn’t announced a return date for their hugely popular series, but fans are waiting on the edge of their seats with news. Rumor has it that we can expect an April return date.
We can only hope!

The Star Trek Sequel Lands in Theater

J.J. Abrams’ 2009 “Star Trek” reboot was a huge success, grossing over $385 million worldwide and creating a whole new generation of fans for Gene Roddenberry’s science fiction franchise. It’s been four years now, but fans will finally get to see the sequel. The hotly-anticipated trailer debuted late last year and features up-and-comer Benedict Cumberbatch, the British star known for playing Sherlock Holmes, as the villain. The movie drops in theaters on May 17th. Don’t be surprised if you see us lining up with our Spock ears on come May!

“American Idol” Returns with Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Keith Urban

The 12th season of “Idol” hasn’t even started yet, and it’s already generating lots of drama. New judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are feuding behind the scenes and as leaked footage showed, it got very ugly. The two got into a verbal altercation during auditions in North Carolina, with Minaj threatening to shoot Carey and cussing her out. Fellow judges Keith Urban and Randy Jackson sat by silently, watching the whole thing unfold. If this was only the audition process, we can’t wait to see what the rest of the season looks like! Catch it January 16th on FOX.

Jennifer Aniston vs Angelina Jolie in the Wedding Race

Tabloids have been pitting Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie against each other as rivals ever since Aniston’s marriage to Pitt ended in divorce and he took up with Jolie. 2012 was no different, as both stars got engaged within months of each other, Aniston to boyfriend Justin Theroux in August and Jolie to Pitt in the spring. Pitt won’t confirm when he and Jolie will finally tie the knot, but it seems likely that there will be a 2013 wedding. As for Aniston, no word on her wedding date either, but considering how soon after the Jolie/Pitt engagement hers came, we can assume we’ll be seeing both couples wed around the same time!

The Great Gatsby Makes its 21st Century Debut

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic story of the Roaring Twenties is finally meeting the 21st Century. After several setbacks, Baz Luhrman’s stylish adaptation will be released on the big screen on May 10th. The all-star cast features Leonardo DiCaprio as the titular Jay Gatsby and also stars Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and Joel Edgarton. The splashy and vibrant trailer includes music from Jack White, Florence + the Machine, Kanye West, and Jay-Z who produced the score. Don’t be surprised if “Gatsby” spurs a huge revival in ‘20s fashion this spring.

“Boy Meets World” Gets a Spin-off: “Girl Meets World”?

It’s been 12 years since Cory and Topanga went off our televisions. And while we’ve definitely enjoyed the reruns, we couldn’t be more excited that one of the ‘90’s greatest guilty pleasures is getting a spin-off. In November, Disney announced they were developing “Girl Meets World,” which would focus on the 13-year-old daughter of Cory and Topanga, Riley Matthews. Not long after, original stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel signed on to play their old roles. Sweetening the pot, Cory Matthews will reportedly be his daughter’s seventh grade teacher. It’s a good thing, too, since Mr. Feeny is too busy over at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital these days.

Prabal Gurung Collaborates with Target

Target’s collaborations with designers have been a wildly successful venture for the mass retailer. Remember how the rush for the Missoni collection crashed their website? We expect their next collection, with Prabal Gurung, to be just as popular. The Nepalese designer is a favorite of everyone from Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama to Kate Hudson and Diane Kruger. Gurung’s Target collection will feature women’s wear, accessories and shoes and will feature his edgy aesthetic, feminine silhouettes, and striking prints. Prices will also be wallet-friendly, starting at a mere $19.99! The collection drops in stores on February 10th. We suggest lining up now!

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