Rebecca Black, the world’s favorite internet celebrity, has a special holiday gift for you. She’s filmed herself watching her famous “Friday” music video and her commentary is no holds barred. Surely we can all remember that video, which made her something of a household name and posed us with life-altering questions like “which seat can I take?” as she cruised around singing in a convertible. Rebecca’s ability to laugh at herself and two and a half years (and 61 million YouTube views) later is pretty admirable. I’m rooting for a “Friday” sequel. “Saturday,” anyone? [Gawker]
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My ongoing obsession with Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop” really doesn’t stop! The single, which celebrates twentysomething debauchery, has now been covered by Miss “Friday” herself, Rebecca Black. I somehow managed to evade hearing that curse of a song all the way through, despite the mania surrounding it, so maybe that’s why I was able to listen to her version of Miley’s song without a chip on my shoulder — because I like it. Like, it’s not bad at all. I’m not saying I want Rebecca Black to become a thing again, just giving credit where credit is due to mediocre YouTube wannabe pop stars. Also, who’s that dude with her? No idea.
I only recently discovered the amazing phenomenon that is “Friday Night Lights,” and more specifically, the glorious perfection that is Connie Briton as Tami Taylor. I told Amelia I wanted to be Tami Taylor for Halloween and hopefully win some kind of costume party prize for Least Timely Pop Culture Reference, but then Amelia threatened to dress up as Amelie and steal my crown. Bitch. Anyway, just in case you’re looking for a costume idea that’s neither current (like these internet obsessions) or cheekily retro, but instead falls awkwardly into the pop culture gulch of the past few years, well, click through for some delightfully outdated ideas…
Well, I suppose we should have known this was coming, as much as we may have wished that Rebecca Black’s horrible “Friday” was but a bitter, distant memory. The song, which became a sensation this summer for hell only knows what reason, is not being used by Kohl’s to advertise their Black Friday sale, the day after Thanksgiving. I shudder to think of how many extra dollars Rebecca Black suddenly has to spend as a result of this deal.
Sorry to do this–sorry to bring up Rebecca Black just when she was becoming all but a faded fart particle of a memory to most of us. But! It seems her friend — the curly-haired backseat friend from her beguiling “Friday” video — has launched a music career of her own. And the kids today! Always with the singing about the teen pregnancy! And gay bullying! Benni Cinkle’s gloriously airbrushed “Can You See Me Now?” video manages to tackle both subjects with mid-’90s dance routine aplomb and only a fraction of the autotune her fellow tweenspiration used. So what do you think? Who comes out the bigger, better teen singsation? [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
Rebecca Black has attempted to make Monday the new Friday. Yesterday evening, she released the video for her new single, “My Moment.” It’s gloriously cheesy, showing Rebecca clapping strangely in front of a sound board, singing dreamily while getting her makeup done and attempting a dance sequence, a very risky move. I don’t quite get the lyric, “This is my moment, my moment/ It’s my time, flying high, lime, mine.” I’m guessing she means the limelight and not the citrus fruit? What do you think—does this song compare to “Friday”?
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Success is truly the best revenge. Rebecca Black — an unsigned 13-year-old singer who has become a YouTube sensation with a song Rolling Stone called an “unintentional parody of modern pop” — has reached over 16 million views and a top slot on iTunes. Still, the teen says she cried over the harsh feedback online.
In an interview with GMA, she said the negative onslaught initially got to her:
“At first, when I first saw all these nasty comments, I did cry. I felt like this was my fault. And I shouldn’t have done this, and this is all because of me. And now I don’t feel that way.”
She now seems to be having a little fun with all the attention, playing on some critiques by taking to Twitter to ask if she should have a bowl of cereal or fried eggs to eat (haters bemoan that the chorus to “Friday” sounds like “fried eggs,” she also sings about her breakfast routine in the song). Read more… Keep reading »