As 2012 comes to an end, we’re getting psyched for the New Year – and beyond. From big Hollywood weddings to a royal baby, 2013 is looking poised to be one to remember.
Award Show Laughs
Rick Gervais ruffled a lot of famous feathers during his years as host of the Golden Globes. Now, funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been tapped to helm the award show on Jan. 13. But do you think Ricky will give up the mantle that easily? We predict the British comedian will march up on stage, take the mic and pull a Kayne on those ladies. But watch out, Ricky, those Saturday Night Live alumni have the comedy chops to take any challengers.
And when Seth MacFarlane hosts the Oscars on Feb. 24, let’s just say we’re hoping for an irreverent, animated night.
Sparks Fly on American Idol
Forget about the contestants: We already know there’s going to be serious diva drama on the new season of American Idol, which premieres Jan. 16. Video of a blow-up between new judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj has already gotten the web talking. But the real excitement will come when the live shows get started later in the season! Meow.
So, who will make it down the aisle first? Now that gay marriage is legal in more states, it seems like Brad and Angie – who for years said they wouldn’t wed until everyone could – might finally tie the knot. (Brad must have been getting impatient: He recently donated $100,000 for marriage equality to help get the job done.) But Jen & Justin have been on the fast-track ever since they started dating. Justin popped the question after just a 15-month courtship.
We predict … that J&J will make it official first: They’ll jet off to Jen’s favorite spot – Los Cabos, Mexico – for a beautiful, beachy wedding that’s as much of a whirlwind as their romance.
Also, we have to wonder, will Angelina show off her famous legs in her wedding gown? We can only hope!
We can’t wait! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are going to welcome the next royal heir – or two? – in 2013. How much fun would it be if Will and Kate had twins? We can already see the made-for-TV-movie of their lives: Double Trouble at the Palace.
As for baby names, the odds-makers have Mary, Victoria and John as the top contenders, with 8 to 1 odds. Next, there are 9 to 1 odds for the names Diana and Frances. Philip, Charles and Anne are next in line with 10 to 1 odds. Even though it’s got the odds against it with 16 to 1, we think the royal little one, if it’s a girl, will be Elizabeth after the Queen. And we say if it’s a boy, Charles will win out!
Plus, let’s not forget American royalty: Earlier this year, Jay-Z denied rumors that he and wife Beyoncé are expecting another baby. But come on, Blue Ivy needs a sibling!? And we need Jay and Beyoncé to literally birth their own super singing group. Let’s hear it for another little one for our favorite power couple!
Feel the Force
Disney bought Lucasfilm. Get over it. Let’s just hope the force is strong for a new set of Star Wars films in 2013. How about we get Ben Affleck to direct the new trilogy – the dude has talent! Have you seen Argo? Heck, he can even suit up as Luke Skywalker with his BFF Matt Damon as wise-cracking bad ass Jason Bourne turned Han Solo. Too long in the tooth? What about on-screen rivals Robert Pattinson as Han and Taylor Lautner as Luke? They do know how to make an addictive trilogy!
Don’t agree? Have at it: Tell us your dream Star Wars cast – and all your predictions for 2013 – below.