13 year old Rebecca Black, best known for her song Friday which became a viral hit online, is pregnant.
One of Rebecca’s closest friends revealed the news on their Facebook wall. The post was soon deleted but the revelation had already spread to websites such as CNN, Allvoices and Twitter. Apparently Rebecca did not want the news made public yet, she even disabled comments on the Friday video which has 140 million views on Youtube.
Rebecca’s boyfriend Nat Wolff is assumed to be the father. They have been seen together at functions and award ceremonies since meeting last year.
Black has already been criticized by some for allowing herself to become pregnant, many are concerned that she is setting a bad example for teens. Rebecca has previously acknowledged that she is a role model for young people. The community at babycenter.com was particularly critical with many calling for Rebecca to seriously consider an abortion. Black has previously spoken about her pro-live values.
Other websites such as skiphopz.com and a new Facebook group dedicated to Rebecca’s pregnancy have been more supportive. Rebecca Black herself has not made a statement about her pregnancy at this time.
Remember when Rebecca Black asked Justin Bieber to sing a duet with her a few weeks ago? Well, her dream may have come true when the Canadian pop star sang a few bars of her absurdly catchy single “Friday” at a recent concert.
Rebecca Black’s “Friday” the much-maligned but still catchy pop music video that’s taken the web by storm, has passed into nothingness. The video was removed from YouTube by the original publisher (Black’s record label, Ark Music Factory) as of 4 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
Love it or hate it — and chances are, you hate it — Rebecca Black’s music video “Friday” had racked up an impressive 64 million YouTube views since its inauspicious debut last month. However, when it comes to sentiment, “Friday” was killing it, and by “it” we mean “any feelings of charity or kindness you may feel toward Ark and its teenie bopping popsters.” of course.
“Friday” had racked up around 1.189 million dislikes; Justin Bieber’s “Baby” its nearest competitor for the dubious honor of “most hated video” has only 1.162 million dislikes on YouTube.
But Bieber’s clip had more than 501 million views. When you do the math, that means Rebecca Black’s video was actively disliked by almost 1.88% of viewers who saw the video. “Baby” is disliked by a mere .23%.
We’ve written about Black’s first foray into Internet fame a few times, and not everything we’ve had to say has been nice. After all, the teen singer was given only the briefest radio play, and she reportedly didn’t even make that much money from the video, especially when one considers the amount of exposure and emotional pain that comes along with such an ordeal.
We’ll keep an eye on the video’s URL the clip may pop up again shortly. In the meantime, we’re reaching out to Ark for a statement on why the video was pulled in the first place.
This week in Rebecca Black news, the 13-year-old’s debut single “Friday” went viral, landed Top 50 on the iTunes charts followed by her first TV appearance on Good Morning America and then her attempt to duet with Justin Bieber. So with all the hype surrounding Rebecca and “Friday” YouTube buffs had a blast impersonating the singer with numerous covers. Then came the release of what many thought to be Rebecca’s second song “Prom Night.”
But, Rebecca squashed the rumors on Twitter saying the ditty was not her reprisal from “Friday.”
Rather, it was another impostor trying to get in on the Rebecca Black action.
The chorus: “It’s prom night, who I’m gonna dance with/ It’s prom night, is he looking at me/ It’s prom night that boy’s kinda cute…. dancin’ dancin’ dancin’ ”
Catch the song below!
Rebecca did give her stamp of approval to this parody of her hit Friday, Tweeting, “Hah. Love this parody.”
She is working on a second single, but the only details she released, “We’re currently writing another song…it does not have to do with weekdays, or months, or numbers or colors. Throwin’ that out there.”
Are you ready for more Rebecca? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Apple has just made its second-generation iPad official! It features a 1GHz dual-core A5 chip and, finally, cameras, both on the front and rear. The new CPU is said to be up to twice as fast, with graphics performance up to nine times better than on the original iPad, while power requirements have been kept the same. Battery life is, consequently, unaltered, with Apple promising 10 hours. Pricing, too, has been left unchanged, starting at $499 for a 16GB WiFi-only iPad 2 and stretching up to $829 for a WiFi + 3G SKU with 64GB of storage. The new tablet will come with an HDMI output capable of 1080p — which will set you back $39 for the requisite dongle, called an Apple Digital AV Adapter — but there will sadly be no rumblings of Thunderbolt connectivity here. What you will get is an enlarged speaker grille on the back, as expected, and the same 1024 x 768 resolution and IPS LCD screen technology as on the original iPad.
Update from Engadget: We’ve gotten our first hands-on with the iPad 2 and, boy oh boy, it’s fast! – awesome.
720p video recording at 30fps will be on tap from the rear-facing camera, which can also do a 5x digital zoom if you’re into that kind of thing, whereas the front-facing imager will record at a more modest VGA resolution, also at 30fps.
There’s a new cover for the device, which is best defined by Steve Jobs himself: “We designed the case right alongside the product. It’s not a case — it’s a cover.” Basically, it’s a magnetic flap that protects the front and automatically wakes and puts the device to sleep according to whether it’s open or closed. Guess we know what that proximity sensor was about now. These Smart Covers will cost $39 in plastic or $69 if you opt for leather.
The iPad 2 is 33 percent thinner than its predecessor, at a mind-melting 8.8mm, and a little lighter at just over 600g, while paintjob options have been expanded: you’ll get a choice between white and black. It’ll be available on both AT&T and Verizon, and all variants start shipping on March 11th. Apple Retail Stores will start sales at the unusual hour of 5PM, which will probably make online pre-orders the fastest way to get yours.
In terms of new software, Apple’s launching iOS 4.3 alongside the new iPad and bringing with it much improved Safari performance as well as FaceTime, Photo Booth, iMovie and GarageBand (the latter two costing $4.99 a piece) apps specifically for the newly camera-enriched iPad. Personal Hotspot capabilities are also arriving in the latest version of the OS, but they’ll be exclusive to the iPhone 4, so you won’t be able to share your 3G iPad’s connection. The minimum compatible version of iTunes for the new iPad 2 will be the freshly released 10.2.