In non-news, “Haylor,” known formerly as Taylor Swift and Harry Styles, rang in the New Year with a glorious kiss in New York’s Time Square on Monday. Then I’m pretty sure (though it’s unconfirmed) that she morphed into a winged unicorn and floated into the sky since she’s clearly not living a human life. At the very least, some movie studio has been pranking us all these years by filming her life for an upcoming chick flick about a “regular country girl” who moves to Hollywood, becomes an amazing role model and starts dating a curly-haired dreamboat.
Swift performed “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” at ”Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Her kiss inspired supportive fans to get the hashtag #WeRespectHaylor trending on Twitter.
To be honest, I’m still not fully convinced the relationship is serious because I’m used to celeb couples (Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth and Jelena in the early days) shying away from the media instead of leading a parade down Central Park.
Meanwhile, the guys from One Direction took time from their busy schedules to wish Directioners a happy New Year, however, the comment ruling all others right now is wishful thinking: “They exchanged a look and suddenly one of them shied away and the other’s sullen face showed a hint of amusement. You know who I’m talking about! ”
The best part of any One Direction video is the subtle deconstruction of every word, look and expression the guys give from commenters — even if the video is only 11 seconds. In this case, ”they” means Harry and Louis… aren’t we over the whole Larry Stylinson thing people? They’ve both got special ladies of their own now.
What do you think of Haylor’s relationship? Do you think it’s real? Are you sick of hearing about it?
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Recover from last night’s party
Whether you were celebrating with friends, family, or woke up with the person you met last night, it’s time to get back to reality. School starts back next week and you probably have a work shift to get to. 2012 was fun while it lasted, but make sure 2013 is even more memorable! [getinmystockingleo]
Be kinder to others
Okay admit it, Mean Girls is hands down one of your favourite movies, am I right? Even though the whole flick is hilarious, you could learn a few lessons. If there’s a new student transferring from Africa (or anywhere else) be the bigger person and let them sit with you! In the end, nobody likes a “Regina George.” [photographyxox]
Cut down on the calories
I get it. That chocolate bar is tempting. Those chips are addicting. Those cookies smell so fresh. But guess what, 6-months down the line will be summer and you’re gunna be kicking yourself wishing you DIDN’T eat what you did months ago. Be prepared to show off that beach bod. [debramorgan]
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10. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone
If Harry Potter doesn’t make you happy, then I have no words for you. Seeing the heartwarming face of Hagrid, or witnessing the blossoming friendship of the Trio is enough to cure a hangover. The nostalgia of your Potter childhood is enough to give you butterflies — and not the kind that will only worsen the feelings in your stomach. Just take note to not follow up this movie with The Chamber of Secrets. You know, that scene when Ron throws up the slugs…
9. Drop Dead Gorgeous
You might not know of this film, but you will at some point in your lifetime. Drop Dead Gorgeous is both horrifying and hilarious at the same time. I suggest this as a hangover cure because it’s kind of like the gem on pageant mockery. Seeing the way these girls battle it out for the top title of pageant glory will take your mind off of your own sad state. If you don’t get around to watching the film, just sit back and be mesmerized by this gif from the movie:
8. Toy Story
Toy Story is a film that lives in the hearts of everyone who is legally old enough to drink. Watching this movie whilst hungover will make you forget all of your worries and remember that you have a friend in Woody and Buzz. It might also inspire you to dig up some old childhood toys and cuddle your nausea away. That, or you can slowly fall asleep during the movie and slumber away to a happy place.
7. Lost in Translation
Lost In Translation earned director Sofia Coppola a lot of attention for her notorious dreamy visuals and uncanny writing. Some of the scenes of Bill Murray are hilarious, but with an undertone of sadness. Amongst basically every Sofia Coppola film, Lost In Translation is good for a hangover because it has beautiful, sleepy music with lovely visuals that will sooth your mind and ease you into a deep sleep.
6. Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink is the kind of movie where you really, truly want to cheer for the main character to find happiness. Following Andy (and her adorable sidekick, Duckie) will give you some purpose and motivation during an otherwise hopeless time. It’ll also motivate you to get off the couch and completely DIY your entire wardrobe to look like Andy’s and/or Duckie’s.
5. Mean Girls
The question is, when ISN’T it ever a good time to watch Mean Girls? Of course, you know every line, every expression, and every comedic pause that occurs in this cinematic gem. So instead of being a bump on a bump lying on your couch, you’ll at least be reciting the classic lines in Mean Girls. You’ll also have Janice Ian to discourage you from any future hangovers.
4. The Social Network
The Social Network is the type of film that will stimulate your brain. Its quick wit and fast-paced lines will hold your concentration (and whatever else in your stomach) for a few hours. It also might discourage you from logging onto Facebook and seeing evidence of last night’s regret.
3. Napoleon Dynamite
Napoleon Dynamite is so mind-numbingly pointless, it will require very little of your hungover attention. On the other hand, it’s also side-splittingly hilarious, so it could possibly single-handedly cure your hangover. Napoleon Dynamite gets up to so many shenanigans just trying to fight off the school bullies. Seeing his many (often weird and random) accomplishments will make you want to say “forget this hangover” and then conquer the world. Heck yes!
2. The Wizard of Oz
This might seem like a completely random way to cure a hangover, but hear me out. The Wizard of Oz is like a treasure trove of happiness because of its magical colours and famous songs. The film will for sure stimulate your fried brain after a long night of partying. The best part is that the film’s heroine, Dorothy, reminds us all that there’s no place like home. This statement will comfort you after a wild New Years Eve.
1. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings makes the number one spot on this list for endless reasons. Primarily, the length of the film is enough to lull you into a nice sedation. The film is so addicting that you will be practically forced to watch the rest of the LOTR movies, which will keep you occupied for your entire hangover. By the end of it all, you can give your self a nice round of Hobbit-esque applause.
By Gabriella Zicarelli
New Year’s Eve is the night to wrap up a wonderful year with friends and family, but honestly, it can be a drag if you’re single. When the clock strikes midnight and all the couples start smooching it can get awkward standing in a corner with your loved one, Captain Morgan. Don’t turn to Adele tunes or Ben and Jerry’s:
Whether alone or with a group of fellow single friends, you can skip the parties, choose your comfiest pj’s and watch these great movies instead.
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Bridget Jones’ s Diary stars Renée Zellweger as Bridget, a singleton who makes a resolution to better herself and work on dealing with her imperfections. From her weight to her lacklustre dating life, she fills her diary with every honest thought. She later finds herself wrapped in a triangle when both her womanizing boss, played by Hugh Grant, and frenemy played by Colin Firth, fancy her.
Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist
This isn’t technically a New Year’s movie but Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist offers laughs and is all about moving on from horrible relationships. I thought it deserved a spot on this list. Nick, played by the adorable Michael Cera, is depressed after his girlfriend breaks up with him. Meanwhile Nora, played by Kat Dennings, is stuck in a horrible friends with benefits situation. When these two meet they realize they can do better and find themselves on an adventure when they lose Nora’s friend in New York. Plus it has an amazing soundtrack so it’s a win-win!
When Harry Met Sally
Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan play the original “friends with benefits” couple in this popular 1989 New Year’s flick. After being friends for years they consider the possibility of a more intimate relationship but fear it would make things awkward. And how can we forget THIS memorable moment?
Set in 1981, 200 Cigarettes stars Ben and Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Christina Ricci and Paul Rudd, all playing characters in their 20s on their way to a New Year’s party. This film is all about dealing with relationships and being lonely, so it’s perfect for the occasion.
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As if Rihanna wasn’t sexy enough, for New Year’s she kissed another hot girl. This all went down at Diddy’s New Years party in Miami.
She later tweeted, “Fyi, we gotta find me somebody to kiss @ midnight by next NYE!!!! Melissa didn’t cut it for me lastnt.”
And what is Rihanna’s New Year’s Resolution? It’s to quit smoking.
A source told The Sun, “She thinks it’s a good time to do it as she has some down time. She’ll be able to dedicate even more time to working out as she’s worried she’ll pile on weight once she stops.”
“As for the men, she’s always on the lookout but she’s pretty fussy,” the source added.
We don’t know about quitting smoking, but she should have no problem finding another man by next New Year’s Eve.
We finally know the big news that Justin Bieber has been hinting at for a bit. Justin announced that he is releasing a new song tonight with Jaden Smith.
Justin tweeted, “Me and @officialjaden are releasing a new years song at 12 tonight. Be the first to hear it.!!!!!!!”
The two pop stars have become quite close, as Jaden appeared in Justin’s movie “Never Say Never,” and has been spening a bunch of time with Justin. This track is just one further step in their bromance.
“For New Year’s I’m gonna be waitin’ on F— da City Up to drop. We got a party poppin’ off down here in Atlanta, 200 Peachtree. We gonna turn up and it’s basically that,” he told MTV News. “Between the party and the mixtape, that’s all I got going. New year, new money. That’s that.”
T.I. has been teasing fans for a week, including a video where he’s working with Dre.
“Dre was here. He sent for me, and of course I answered. We really just turned up more than anything else. It was about creating chemistry,” T.I. told MTV News while in Atlanta preparing for the release of the tape.
Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have created a cute video where they sing a duet called “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve.”
Snooki is going to have her way for New Year’s, kind of. Although the “Jersey Shore” star wanted to be dropped in a big ball for New Year’s in Times Square, she will now be dropped in more familiar surrounds, Seaside Heights, N.J.
A big ball in Seaside Heights is currently being constructed for Snooki. Entertainment Weekly spoke to Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment who explained why Snooki could not pull the stunt at their New Year’s bash.
“It was never intended or requested for Snooki to be in the actual New Year’s Eve Ball in Times Square,” the producers say in a statement. “The request to have her in a separate ball on a set-back roof came too late and was too impractical to fit in to our outdoor events.”
Rachel Uchitel is trading her golf clubs for a polo stick (or whatever it is called). TMZ has confirmed that Tiger Woods’ apparent mistress has been invited to a New Years Eve soiree in Wellington, Florida thrown by a group of polo players. Apparently Uchitel will either be partying with the polo players or going to the movies. We will have to wait and see.