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Rebecca Black

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    'Chinese Food' Makes For a Shitty, Shitty Music Video

    The guy we can blame for Rebecca Black's "Friday" released a new music video earlier this week entitled "Chinese Food," staring his next viral white girl Alison Gold. And guess what, IT'S BAD!

  • Calendar

    December 20, 2012

    Rebecca Black

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  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Musicos con Yo Soy 132: The Anti-Rebecca Black Pack!

    [UPDATE, JUNE 8, 2:21 P.M.: A major scandal continues to erupt in Mexico just as a number of musicians co-signed onto one of #YoSoy132's objectives in demanding democracy and equality in the media. Allegations have surfaced in Britain's Guardian newspaper that PRI presidential candidate Enrique Peñ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Rebecca Black Goes to Mexico, Supports PRI Presidential Candidate/Total Tool Enrique Peña Nieto

    There's a new video featuring Rebecca Black on YouTube that's wracking up the dislikes, and surprisingly, it has nothing to do with her singing! The Anaheim Hills teenager, whose viral monstrosity "Friday" propelled her to internet celebrity last year, is using her fading fame to lend support to PRI ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Sweet Brown Songs: Everybody's Got Time for That!

    I must be living under a rock, because it was only this weekend that a friend showed me the viral video on YouTube of a woman named Sweet Brown. She escaped an apartment fire and gave an interview to Oklahoma City's KFOR News Channel. With all the charisma of a preacher, she retold her story of how ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2011

    The Biggest Music Headlines of 2011

    [Mental Notes] The news that kept us talking this year

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Top 10 Most Annoying Songs Of 2011

    ​As I mentioned once before, there's a shitload of really, really bad and annoying music out there. The music released in 2011 is no exception (No hate to Kreayshawn, but "Gucci Gucci," anyone?). Whether it's overexposure, repetition, or just a terrible melody, each of the songs below are some of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    It's Friday, Friday: The Most Viewed Video of 2011

    ​Well, well, well. Last week we told you that Rebecca Black was 2011's most-searched subject on Google. Today we find out that the video with the most pageviews on YouTube is, of course, Rebecca Black's "Friday." According to the Washington Post, the video garnered more than 180 million views th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Rebecca Black Is 2011's Most-Searched Subject on Google

    ​The most-searched subject on Google for 2011 was not Steve Jobs, nor Casey Anthony. Occupy Wall Street? Psh. Didn't even make the list. According to the Google Zeitgeist, the device that tracks how often something is searched and how fast the search catches speed, the OC's very own Rebecca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Awkward Commercial of the Day: Rebecca Black's Viral Monstrosity Tapped For Kohl's Black Friday Ad

    ​Just when you thought you'd finally got Rebecca Black's musical aneurysm "Friday" out of your head, the most obnoxious store in the mall has tapped the most annoying song in history to try to convince you to go shopping on the most stressful day of the year. Apparently, Kohl's brilliant mark ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Rebecca Black's and Patrice Wilson Now in a Documentary About Internet Memes

    ​Here's the fascinating thing about Rebecca Black's "Friday," written and produced by Patrice Wilson for Ark Music Factory. When it was released as a single last March, no one knew that all the haterade would give the song--and Anaheim native Rebecca--legs. Way beyond its 167 million views on YouT ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Benni Cinkle, Awkward Backup Dancer in 'Friday' Video, Wants To Make School Appearances

    ​What do you do when you're a part of a video that's gotten 176 million views?   Milk it for all it's worth. Benni Cinkle, the brace-faced girl who flails her arms awkwardly in Rebecca Black's "Friday" video, debuted a video of her own last week called "Can You See Me Now." Now, accordin ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2011

    Rebecca Black, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

    [Mental Notes] Plus, Young the Giant deal with fame

  • Music

    September 1, 2011

    OC All Over the VMAs

    [Mental Notes] Plus, a concert and food drive in honor of Kelly Thomas

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    "It's a Small World" Could Have Been Much More Annoying

    ​This year marks the 45th anniversary of Disneyland's "It's a Small World." The ride--which originally had a working title of "Children of the World" (and Walt himself only ever referred to as "the happiest cruise that ever sailed")--debuted in the park on May 28, 1966.Ever since then, the ride's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Top 5 YouTube Cover Artists

    Karmin​Many big-name talents like Justin Bieber, Cody Simpson and the now infamous Rebecca Black were discovered on YouTube, so it's no surprise that thousands of aspiring singers have taken to the video website in hopes of launching their own music careers. There are so many self-proclaimed YouTu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Rebecca Black Pulled Out of School Because of Bullying

    ​ So, Rebecca Black has been forced to leave her high school in Anaheim, Calif. after being bullied non-stop for her hit single "Friday," says ABC News. Black's mother is now homeschooling her to avoid bullies and focus on her career. Since the Internet sensation's "Friday" music video went vir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Pablo Dylan is a Wannabe Rapper: So What?

    ​I like internet snark as much as the next person, but sometimes there's just too much hate in the world. Take the case of Pablo Dylan, Bob's 15-year-old grandson who just wants to rap. If you listen to "I'm On One" after the jump, you'll see that it's not any different from any boy band staple, a ... More >>

  • Music

    July 21, 2011

    Bob Dylan's Words Blowin' In the Wind

    [Mental Notes] Plus, the verdict on Rebecca Black's new single is out

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Black Eyed Peas go on Hiatus; Four Other Groups That Should Take a Break Too

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​This week the Black Eyed Peas announced at their Staffordshire show that it was the "last time we're going to be in England for a long time." So yes, the group is taking a break, but they're not breaking up--at least, not according to Fergie and will.i.am.Sure, there ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011

    Rebecca Black Tries Again

    [Mental Notes] Info on Thrice's new album and Pennywise guitarist's tattoo parlor

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Rebecca Black to Release New Single, "My Moment"

    ​First a starring role in Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" video, now a brand spanking new single called "My Moment"!  Rebecca Black's follow up to her hit (?) "Friday" debuts July 18. Apparently the 14-year-old YouTube star is also finishing a five-song EP that should be out in August.&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Lexi St. George, Ark Music Factory's Latest Protege, Is Not That Bad

    ​"Dancing to the Rhythm (With Me)" is a song by Lexi St. George. It was produced by Patrice Wilson, CEO of Ark Music Factory, the same company that put together Rebecca Black's "Friday" on the Internet.This morning, Lexi St. George performed on Good Morning America as the culmination of the  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Next 'Friday': 'I Don't Wanna Be a Crappy Housewife'

    ​Now that Rebecca Black's "Friday" isn't on YouTube anymore, we're all on the lookout for the next best worst video ever. And we may have found it, in Tonje Langeteig's " I Don't Wanna be a Crappy Housewife." It's the same tuneless, hook-less ditty with a random rap stuck in, but you know for a fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    [UPDATED] Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Video is Gone, Gone, Gone, Gone!

    Off YouTube, but forever stuck in our heads. Partyin' partyin' yeah! ​UPDATE, JUNE 17, 2:45 P.M.: So Friday has come, and all is still silent. As we sit here, lookin' forward to . . . nothing, here are some more details on the disappearance of Rebecca Black's "Friday" video:   &nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    We Know You're Over Rebecca Black, But...It's Friday (the 13th!)

    ​[via College Humor]We know, we know. We're totally over "Friday" and Rebecca Black too. (We didn't even mention the whole "Friday-was-about-the-JFK-assasination" theory on the blog.) But after the jump is a video that will give you warm fuzzies: Happy Friday The 13th from Rebecca Black!

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Introducing 'Where Da Cash At?' by 3vajayjay

    ​Looking for this week's "Friday"? You're in luck. Even though it's only Tuesday, we found you the new Rebecca Black. Introducing 3Vajayjay, also known as the makers of the new "It's So Cold in the D." The song could be about prostitution...or about where to buy 3XL lingerie...or Pokemon.&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Rebecca Black to Guest on MTV's O Awards

    ​First the DigiTour, and now Rebecca Black is going to be at the MTV O Awards. Why does the world keep proving the Onion right again and again?As you all know, "Friday" has racked up more than 122 million views on YouTube. This is apparently enough to merit an appearance on MTV's inaugural O Award ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Five Suspects in the Rebecca Black Death Threat Case

    ​As reported yesterday, YouTube pestilence and "Friday" singer Rebecca Black received death threats in March, leading to an ongoing investigation by the Anaheim PD. We're not sure what's more pathetic--threatening an 8th grader, or a detective having to waste time hunting down anyone who takes Bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    UPDATED: Rebecca Black Getting Death Threats!

    ​UPDATE, April 20, 3:49 p.m: Are the death threats a publicity stunt? Our sister publication LA Weekly did some more digging, and says the whole thing is "ridiculously misreported." Read it after the jump.  ORIGINAL POST: April 20, 12:08 p.m.: According to RadarOnline, "Friday" singer Rebecca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    All Time Low Front Man Alex Gaskarth Talks About Pop Music and Why Rebecca Black's 'Friday' is Terrible

    ​Something about All Time Low's front man Alex Gaskarth is immensely appealing. It's unnerving, especially since I am not a 15-year-old girl. But Gaskarth is charmingly candid, and is much more thoughtful than your idea of a pop-punk singer with highlights. After the jump, read about why he loves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Kobe Bryant Stars in Chinese Hip-Hop Video

    ​Hey, if that whole basketball thing doesn't work out, Kobe Bryant can always launch a second career making cameos in hip-hop videos overseas. The versatile Laker is featured in "Tian Di Yi Dou" ("World Battle"), a music video starring Taiwanese superstar Jay Chou,which also seems to be a gl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Jim Norton Doesn't Give a Shit About Libya, Says He Gives Good Head

    ​Self-loathing East Coast comic Jim Norton isn't afraid to voice his opinion, whether on gigs such as the Opie & Anthony Show or Red Eye. Even better is his standup: He's satirical, sure, but he also tells it like it is and is never afraid to point out own his flaws. (Norton on his boobs: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    An 'Ode to Women' From Your Best Friend's Ex--Really?

    ​For Canadian rap-rockers Your Best Friend's Ex, the definition of an ode as a lyrical verse in praise of something inspiring somehow got horribly lost in the mix. Their cheap trick of a first single, "Ode to Women," manages to peddle "I said, bitch, shut your mouth" as a chorus. Feeling poetic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Meet Patrice Wilson, a.k.a. Man 'Friday' (It's Now the Most Disliked Video on YouTube!)

    ​Today is Wednesday, and you know without a doubt that two days from now, someone on the Internet will be playing the Rebecca Black song brought forth by vanity production company Ark Music Factory. CEO Patrice Wilson, a.k.a. the rapper who calls Rebecca "RB" while driving his car, tells Gawker th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    What Day is it Today? Friday, the Day Rebecca Black Got a Manager via Ryan Seacrest

    ​TMZ reports that after Rebecca Black appeared on Ryan Seacrest's radio show yesterday, Seacrest "realized Rebecca and her mom were overwhelmed by the sudden burst of attention." He then hooked Rebecca up with Debra Baum, a manager with DB Entertainment. Rebecca has now signed with DB.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Be a Fan of Everyone and Everything in Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Video

    ​ENOUGH OF REBECCA BLACK ALREADY!    Now let's turn her sidekicks.   On Facebook, you can proclaim your "like" for everyone and everything in the "Friday" video, from the "guy that looks shit happy" to the bus stop. And don't forget the "awkward girl in pink." So much fun, fun, fun ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2011

    It's Friday All Day

    [Mental Notes] Rebecca Black is this year's Antoine Dodson

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Odd Future Gives Pitchfork an Interview Guaranteed to Make You Feel Old

    ​ No act since Odd Future has gotten audiences this legitimately excited--in awe of their music as well as their stage antics and Internet popularity--in a really long time. Music journalists love them because they their songs are well-crafted, flow-driven, hook-laden hits. They're incredibly prol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Rebecca Black's Ultra-AutoTuned Jay Leno Appearance Was Sadder Than We Expected

    ​Here are the things we learned from watching Rebecca Black on Jay Leno last night: Nick Jonas sang her song at a charity Sunday night, she's had 35 million views on YouTube and it's been watched more times than Lady Gaga's "Born This Way." Simon Cowell wants to meet her; Ryan Seacrest has been "a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Rebecca Black, 13-Year-Old Millionaire?

    ​Who's laughing now? All of Rebecca Black's haters can naysay all they want, but Forbes.com said that Black's song "Friday" has been downloaded over two million times. Apple's payment agreement decrees that Black will receive .70 cents for every download.  That means she's already earned $1.4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Awkward Backup Dancer in 'Friday' Video Speaks Out

    The internet is weird. The fact that you can achieve even a miniscule notch of pseudo-internet-fame simply for being a backup dancer on what's been pegged as the Worst Music Video Ever blows my mind. Yes, I'm talking about Rebecca Black's "Friday" video. And yes, I'm talking about Bennet "Benni" Cin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Ten Facts You Need to Know About Rebecca Black Without Having to Read a Too-Long, Too-Nice Article

    The OC Register finally tracked down 13-year-old Rebecca Black and got the first real interview with the viral superstar of the week. Problem is, it's long-winded (about 2,400 words), cliche-ridden and too, too nice. So we're doing everyone a favor by condensing the interview to the most impor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    TGIF: Four Shows You Can't Miss--Girl Talk, New Fidelity, California Metal Fest 5 and Soundtrack of our Lives

    www.myspace.com/thenewfidelity​What's going on this weekend? High energy shows no matter where you look. From Girl Talk to the New Fidelity, we have a short list for every genre you want to jump up and down in.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    No Wait, There IS a Rebecca Black Mall Tour!

    ​We we we so excited: contrary to what The OC Register reported earlier, there IS a Rebecca Black mall tour that will kick off her first series of live performances on April 19 at Los Angeles' Hollywood & Highland Center. The three-month tour will take her across the country -- from malls in S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Local Record Review: 'Friday' by Rebecca Black from Anaheim Hills

    ​Rebecca Black "Friday" Ark Music FactoryDon't give us that look--who could be better for a Beat Blvd. entry? She's totally local (from Anaheim Hills), she's got a new release, and let's face it, if everyone isn't actually talking about her, the fact that you're reading this via the Net means th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Rebecca Black: 'Friday' Part 2?

    ​ Speaking of Rebecca Black, Oh No They Didn't today published a screen capture of "Friday" director Chris Lowe's Facebook page, on which he talks about . . . the second Rebecca Black video!The video, which now has more than 10 million hits on YouTube, is also on iTunes' top 100. So it's not a str ... More >>

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