Tonight is the last day of 2012 and with 2013 only a matter of hours away, I thought it’d be fun to share world renowned mentalist, Sidney Friedman‘s predictions for 2013. Friedman apparently has a documented track record at 73% accuracy over 15 years of stating predictions on various mainstream shows like The View, The Today Show, and 20/20 among other shows in addition to his predictions printed in publications like Forbes magazine and the New York Post.

Friedman has a near perfect record of predicting Oscar winners and has only missed twice in that period. He also includes some economic forecasts as well as various other specific events. One that stood out to me was that a major discovery or major event will happen in regards to solar flares. This is actually in line with other people that have been predicting the same and I am not looking forward to that. A power outage that impacted six million people in Canada back in 1989 was caused by a strong solar flare in 1989 and the same type of solar storms are expected in 2013, according to The Examiner. Other unfavorable predictions involve a huge portion of the internet going dark for some time and a plague-like pandemic affects populations in Europe and to some extent in the USA – apparently this occurs in hospitals.

Not all the predictions are as scary as those few, but I wanted to highlight them as they really stood out to me. Check out the list of Friedman’s 23 predictions for 2013 below.

Check out the predictions after the jump…

WOO HOO, the Oscars are finally here. It feels like forever since we first started talking about them. There are so many things to look forward to tonight. Will Anne Hathaway and James Franco make us laugh? Which actress will dazzle on the red carpet? On the flip side, who will shock us with their interesting fashion choices? Which movie will dominate tonight and win the most awards? But most importantly… which Homorazzi cast member will predict the most correct winners? I know, it’s so exciting you can barely stand it 😉

Patrick, Dan, Brian, Adam, Jonny, Rich, Nic, Redd and myself have all cast our ballots for tonight’s ceremony. We all love a little friendly competition, and would love to have bragging rights amongst us as the official unofficial Oscar guru at Homorazzi. You can check out all our selections below and afterward, place your votes on which cast member you think will come out on top? Pssst, a little secret. Like ‘N Sync sang, “It’s Gonna To Be Me“.

check out all our predictions after the jump

Brad Womack Is The Most Boring Bachelor EVER!

In: TV Shows, Tyrell

I admit, I’m a big fan of The Bachelor and even more so, The Bachelorette. Although I don’t understand how you can honestly harvest true feelings for someone in a group dating experiment, I enjoy the “dream” dates, the drama, and of course in regards to The Bachelorette, the shirtless men. After watching Ali and Roberto find love last year, I was more than thrilled for the return of this ABC staple. However, when I found out Brad Womack was returning as the coveted leading male, I was a little disappointed. I understand his need for redemption but honestly, they couldn’t find anybody else?

However, like a moth to the flame, burned by the fire, I tuned in for the past two weeks to catch the women throw themselves at this hunky man and to be expected, I’m completely disappointed in Brad’s performance. The two-hour premiere began with an entire featurette on how Brad has become a changed man since his first appearance on the show when he chose neither of his remaining bachelorettes. Yawn. After an awkward reunion with the two ladies, we moved on to meeting the potential mates for Brad, and this year, they found some interesting characters.

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52nd Annual Grammy Nominations

In: Dan, Music

Once again the biggest night in music, The Grammy Awards, are just around the corner. Celebrating their 52nd year, the upcoming 2009/2010 Grammy Awards promise to be entertaining! The nominations for were announced on Wednesday, December 2nd and needless to say this is one of the most exciting days of the year for me (largely to do with the Country genre) as I get EXTREMELY excited for all of the nominees. I don’t know what it is about award shows in general but there’s something about the brooding hope of the utmost achievement and watching people’s dreams come true is nothing short but inspiring.

Based on the following list of nominees, I can only IMAGINE the performance that will be put together/collaborated on for the live television event. Airing this upcoming January 31st, a bit early this year due to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, we’re getting a taste of the magic sooner than we’d expect. I really hope that all the artists asked to perform pull out all the tricks in the bag to make this event bigger than any year before. Another special element of this year’s awards sure to be truly magical will be the tribute to the ever inspiring Michael Jackson that we’re sure to experience.

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And the Winner is …. Oscars 2009

In: Donovan, Movies

2009 OscarsThe biggest event of the year in Hollywood is almost upon us.  While prepping for Brian and my annual Oscar party this Sunday, I thought I would share my thoughts on who will and should win at this year’s ceremonies.  When selecting my picks for the ballot pool, I always tend to pick who I think will win so that I can claim top predicting honors but since this doesn’t really count towards the pool, I’ll share with you my sentimental favorites.

Best Supporting Actress

2009 Best Supporting Actress Nominees

Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Amy Adams, Doubt
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

Will Win: Penelope Cruz
Should Win: Marisa Tomei

This race is probably the widest amongst them all.  Any one of them with exception to Taraji (no disrespect) could win this award.  The precursors really don’t matter in this race because Kate Winslet won practically most of them leading up to the big night.  Now with Kate out of the Supporting Actress race the field is wide.  Personally, I hope Marisa Tomei wins so that she can finally be vindicated for the Oscar she won for My Cousin Vinny.  Urban legend states that Jack Palance (the presenter) misread the winner and wrongfully declared Marisa as the winner.  Poor Marisa has been the butt of many jokes ever since then and never really gotten her proper due.

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