There’s something really amazing and kind of magical about starting a new year. It’s a time full of possibilities: anything can happen and the best (and scariest) part is that you have no idea what will actually happen! I love the beginning of the year because I love thinking about all the things that are going to come within the next few months.
I especially love thinking about what’s to come in regards to pop culture. A new year means so many things to look forward to and I love the uncertainty of it all. While there are some things that are definitely best kept in 2013, I’m pretty excited about what’s going to happen with celebrities, movies, TV shows, books and more. Here are 14 things I can’t wait to see in 2014. What about you?
The New Celeb Everyone Won't Stop Hate-Talking AboutThis year, no one could stop talking about Miley Cyrus (who I unapologetically love) - everyone said they hated her, but at the same time, they just couldn't stop watching her. The same went for Justin Bieber. These two both had crazy antics that sometimes went too far, ridiculous outfits and public social lives that I watched with awe. But as we all know, no celeb can stay in the spotlight like that for too long, so I can't wait to see who is going to be there in 2014. Will it be a newcomer? Will it be someone surprising like Selena Gomez? Who knows!
A New Crazy Food HybridThis year we saw some pretty wild food hybrids. Just to name a few, we now have the cronut (a croissant and donut combo people waited hours on line for), the ramen noddle burger (a burger in a ramen noodle "bun"), the waffle taco (a breakfast "taco" wrapped in a waffle) and of course, Doritos tacos from Taco Bell. What foods will we combine next year? I hope it's something involving mac and cheese.
'90s Nostalgia Stuff Happening Again2013 was the year that everyone was obsessed, and I mean OBSESSED, with '90s nostalgia. You couldn't get away from it! Old groups like Destiny's Child and TLC reunited for major events and Furbies became popular again. I am praying that 2014 brings an NSYNC reunion, if only to see Justin Timberlake in one of those silly outfits. Source: Nikki Nelson/WENN.com
New Relationship Studies That Will Make People AngryThere were no shortage of ridiculous studies about love, sex and relationships this year - and most of them made people either feel angry or validated. I'm excited and scared to see what science will discover next. Source; ShutterStock
Old and New TV Shows To Be Obsessed With2014 will bring back some of our favorite shows that will be on hiatus and it will also introduce us to some brand new shows. I can't wait to see if Girl Meets World will be as good as Boy Meets World when it airs in September. And of course, I can't forget about my favorite show ever, Pretty Little Liars, which is returning in January. Plus, The Mindy Project will return in the spring and, if you're into it, a new season of Girls is coming up. Oh, and obviously the fall of 2014 will bring a whole new crop that we haven't even heard of yet.
The New Albums We'll All Have On RepeatIn my opinion, 2013 was a pretty amazing year for music. I had several albums on repeat, including Drake, Jay Z, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, One Direction, Eminem and Lorde. In 2014, we can look forward to new music from Adele, Lana Del Rey, Lea Michele, and maybe Jay Z and Kanye West, among others.
Books, Books, Books!Every year, several new books come out that become total sensations because they're amazing. Past years have included The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Fault In Our Stars, 50 Shades Of Grey and more. I'm not exactly sure what is coming out this year, but that's what makes it exciting! I can't wait to read something shiny and new.
The New One-Hit Wonder We'll All Forget About In 2015In 2012, none of us could stop singing "Call Me Maybe." This past year, we were all into "Blurred Lines." I can't wait to see what 2014 brings - who will sing the song we all can't stop hate-singing until we completely forget about it? Source: ShutterStock
The New Social Media App/SiteThere was once a time when Facebook was the only social media giant around. That is not so anymore. 2012 brought us Instagram, 2013 brought us the sensation of Vine (then Instagram video)... what kind of new social media will we have next year? I can't even imagine.
All Of The Amazing Movies Coming OutArgh there are so many amazing looking movies coming out I want to scream! I love movies and I am literally SO excited to see some of these. Just to name a few, we have The Fault In Our Stars, Maleficent, The Neighbors, 22 Jump Street, Divergent and That Awkward Moment. I'm so excited!
The 2014 Winter OlympicsI love, love, love the Olympics and the winter games are some of my favorites. Starting in February, we'll all be tuning in every night - even those of us who aren't that into sports. It's so fun!
Upcoming ToursA lot of our favorite singers are going tour in 2014, which is definitely going to be fun. Who's going to see One Direction, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato or Lady Gaga?
Awards Show HostsI love awards shows, even when they're boring, but last year I was so pleasantly surprised to have such a fun time watching the Golden Globes - and that was all because of the incredible hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I can't wait to see them host the 2014 Golden Globes. I also can't wait for one of my favorite comedians ever to host the Oscars - Ellen Degeneres! This is a great season of awards shows.
The Celebrity Babies That Will Be Popping OutFew things make me smile more than two beautiful celebrities creating adorable children. In 2014, we can look forward to offspring from the likes of Megan Fox, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde and more.
Which of these things are you the most excited about? What are you not excited about at all? What did I miss? Tell me in the comments.