If you are of superstitious nature, then today is definitely not your day: Friday the 13th. I learned an interesting fact that Friday the 13th will happen at least once a year but never more than three. If the month begins on a Sunday, then you are destined for a Friday the 13th. The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia.
According to history, there was no sign of a Friday the 13th phobia before the 19th century. One thesis states that the superstition came from the amalgamation of two older thoughts: that 13 is an unlucky number and Friday is an unlucky day. I also read that during the last supper, there were 13 sitting at the table. Therefore, it brings the idea that if you dine with 12 by your side, death may come to one who eats with you. Crazy theory I know but really interesting when you think that Jesus ate his last meal with his twelve disciples and then was hung from a cross. (Meanwhile, everyone reading this article is cancelling their weekend dinner plans or adding more to the bunch.)
So is there any way to save of us from the perils of the cursed day? In my hunt for research on why this day is so damn unlucky, I also came across some ways to keep yourself safe from the things that may (or may not) happen to you on this day of doom. Try them out, they may be helpful to you.
When I was in high school, I remember how I couldn’t stop watching The O.C.. That show not only had a grip on me but my entire group of friends. We’d watch it together, discuss it during the week, quote the show and even compare it to our own lives. To be fair, our lives were never that dramatic or intense but we couldn’t help but vicariously live through the lives of Summer, Seth, Ryan and Marissa. Since then, there have only been a show or two that have really captivated the same type of audience but they still remain super genre specific, like The Vampire Diaries.
Creator Jordan Ross believes it’s time to step in and revitalize this genre for younger TV viewers. “It is my belief that we, as people, must go through the heartbreak, the discovery, and the suffocating uncertainty of being a teenager. But, most importantly, it is who are when we come out on the other side that truly defines who were, and where we are headed. Nick, Stephanie, April, Max, and Carter are a combination of who we all are at one point in our lives. It is my desire to bring to life a show that can make you smile, make you laugh, and ultimately break your heart. Rock Way won’t be the NEXT anything. It will stand on its own, and it is my hope it will inspire many like its predecessors before it.”
Directed by Matthew McInnis, the pilot has already gained a ton of traction and is boasting quite the star-studded cast. The list includes Stephen Lunsford (“Teen Wolf,” “Switched at Birth”), Drew Seeley (“Another Cinderella Story,” “Glory Daze”), Katherine Mari Stevens (“American Idol”), Molly McCook (“Excision”) as April Ryan, Katie Wallace (“Awkward”), Jeremy London (“Party of Five,” “7th Heaven”), Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight,” “Heroes”), and John McCook (“The Bold and the Beautiful”). Wanna know what the show’s about? Check it out below.
I am in LOVE with Anna Kendrick. This woman is so talented. If you haven’t seen Pitch Perfect, then you’ve never seen the magic that is her rendition of the song, Cups (When I’m Gone). The song spent some time on Billboard’s Hot 100 when the film was released on DVD but now, it looks like Anna is gearing up to take over the radio game with a special radio remix which has surfaced online.
The song maintains it’s funky cup rhythm with the addition of some strumming guitars and some plunky xylophones in the chorus. According to a few sources the track is set to hit radio on March 26. Luckily, we can listen to a version of the single now. Do you think the song has what it takes to stake it’s claim in Top 40 radio? Listen to the track and sound off in the comments below.
This weekend while driving home from teaching dance classes, I was jamming out to this song on the radio that had a catchy, catchy hook. The track was titled Hey Porsche and literally sounded like a track that didn’t quite make the cut for Flo Rida’s latest album. Color me surprised when I found out who the actual artist behind this earworm was. No, it wasn’t some new hot act out of LA. It was one of my favorite rappers from the late 90′s, early millennium, Nelly.
That’s right. Nelly has unleashed a new track. But, don’t expect to to spitting out and country grammar to this one. Instead, you’ll be wanting to to roll the windows down on your next long road trip and take you on a stroll down memory lane to pop tracks that made us sing along in the early 2000′s. But still, I’m like, WTF?!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally digging the track. But from Nelly? Come on! What happened to the Nelly that brought us Ride Wit Me, one of my favorite jams of all time. He completely flipped his sound around. Is he trying to the next/new Flo Rida? I can’t tell what the M.O. behind this single is. Funny, considering that’s the name of his forthcoming album. The track isn’t making much of a wave over here in North America but peaked at #7 in New Zealand. Nelly Furtado and Wiz Khalifa among others have been rumored to be featured on the album.
With the Oscars taking over Hollywood tonight, the movie industry is buzzing. In it’s annual tradition, the anti-Oscars or, The Razzies revealed their list of winners (or losers depending on how you look at it) last night. In an almost clean sweep, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 took home seven out of the ten awards.
The vampire themed series took home Worst Director and Worst Movie among others. My favorite award winner of the night however has to be Kristen Stewart. The dead-panned actress won the award for Worst Actress not only for her skills (or lack there of) in Twilight but also for her role in Snow White and The Huntsman.
The ceremony took place at a Hollywood hotel by the Dolby Theatre where the Oscars will take place this evening. As expected, none of the evening’s award recipients made it to the event unlike Sandra Bullock who attended the ceremony in 2009 to accept her Razzie for worst actress in All About Steve.
I am dying for Justin Timberlake to finally release his new album in the next month. After warming up to Suit & Tie, I was ready for a track like Mirrors to really remind me why JT is so good at what he does. *swoon* This past week, Timberlake has pimped out his latest international single not only once, but twice. He first hit the stage at the 2013 Brit Awards to sing out the power ballad and last night in Germany, performed the same track on the famous game show, Wetten dass..?.
Dressed in suit and tie (or untied bowtie), Justin wins over the crowd with his smooth vocal, sans dancers. The crooner even heads into the crowd mid-performance to sing to a few lucky audience members. Highlight? Two girls running up to him to take a picture on their iPhone. Justin is completely caught off guard but like a true professional, keeps singing and smiles for the pic before heading back to the stage.
Following his performance, JT channeled a little Elvis Presley attempting to perform his song, Suspicious Minds. While attempting to perform with hair curl and all, Timberlake can barely keep it together long enough to perform the whole song. Even with silliness injected, he still kills the impersonation. Check it all out below.
I have been a fan of OneRepublic from the day I first the track Apologize on the radio. How many years later and I am still jamming out to this pop/alt rock band. After the group released the track Feel Again last year, I knew that this new album was going to be pretty solid. And then this January, the group dropped their International single, If I Lose Myself and I immediately fell in love and was ready for Native.
Yesterday, the band released a first little album teaser. I would have to say that the sound of the album is mix of their old sound and songwriting mixed with a little bit of the The Killers and Coldplay. Stand out tracks aside from the two previously released singles including What You Wanted, I Lived and Can’t Stop. This album is definitely going to be a must-have for me this Spring when it drops on March 26.
I have to admit, I was a little devastated when party rockers, LMFAO called it quits. Who was now going to provide me with some seriously addictive party anthems for pre-gaming or heading to the bar? Thankfully, the boys have been working on music separately to quench our musical thirst. After SkyBlu released a few singles, it was time for Redfoo to do the same. Last week on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, he debuted his new single, I’ll Award You With My Body.
The pulse-pounding, electro driven track is exactly what you’d expect to hear from the former party-anthem creator as he raps out, “if you do that girl like, ah, I’ll award you with my body.” Personally, I cannot wait to bust out some serious moves to this on the dancefloor at the club this coming weekend. If you were a fan of Sexy And I Know It, then this jam is for you. A solo album is expected to be released sometime this year. Give a listen to his new track below and tell us what you think…