*YAWN* Now that we’ve finally woken up from our holiday hibernation, it’s time to take a good look back on what happened this past year. 2011 was certainly a year for celebrating absurdities (read: Charlie Sheen’s Tiger Blood), and incredible changes (Lybia, anyone?). But let’s scale all that happened down to our two favorite categories, Entertainment & Events. So let’s dig in to the interesting events that made 2011 a year to remember.


In the Music World, we had a strange start with the introduction of Rebecca Black’s YouTube phenomenon, “Friday“. It’s been covered by everyone imaginable- from the boys on Glee to Stephen Cobert, but it’s silliness was more than most could handle. Then Nicki Minaj won our hearts and the award for most “featuring” spots on just about everyone’s number 1 singles. But it was her super hit, “Super Bass” that really won us over this year thanks to Taylor Swift (not to mention the smaller version, Sophia Grace Brownlee). And lastly, with over 5 million copies sold world wide, the whistling intro of Moves Like Jagger was all I needed to start dancing like a maniac! Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera really knocked it out of the park with this infectious tune. Take me by the tongue and I’ll show you!


The movies of 2011 were less than exciting- that is, of course, unless you’re a Twilight fan or 3D movies don’t give you headaches. So let’s skip over all those Bridesmaids, pretend you actually sat through X-Men: First Class, and move right on to the best TV Shows we waited for each week. It was quite a year for Modern Family, Mad Men, Big Bang Theory, and Community. All of these shows did excellent at the Primetime Emmys, and are slated to do equally as well at the Golden Globes in 2 weeks.  And as far as the guilty pleasures go, there’s nothing quite like a marathon of Real Housewives of Atlanta (Congrats Kim!), The Biggest Loser, and Extreme Home Makeover.



Without a doubt, the most exciting event for me to watch this year was William and Kate’s Royal Wedding. The attention to detail, the extravagance, and the world attention (nearly 2 billion tuned in) were altogether fascinating and inspiring. If you really want to know what I thought, read my post for MyWedding.com here!  Speaking of weddings, how about a congratulatory hoo-rah for New York state in their legalization of Gay Marriage! Kitty Lambert & Cheryle Rudd became the first same sex couple to wed in NY at Midnight on July 24, 2011. And then, of course, the world grew 6 Billion strong on October 31 (at least, approximately). It was kind of a big year.


There are a few things we intentionally left out- Osama Bin Laden, the Casey Anthony Trial, and that whole Rapture thing that never happened. But let’s not dwell on those events while we look forward to a great 2012. Afterall, this is the year of a 29 day February, the London Summer Olympics, the Presidential Election, and the end of the world (thanks, Mayan Calendar). What could be more exciting than that?!

-William Fogler
WM Events

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