Number 11, this is your lucky year, because in honor of 2011, we are making a Top 11 List not just a Top 10 of all the things we are looking forward to in 2011. It's going to be a big year, so it's a good thing we could squeeze in an extra slot. Check out the Top 11 most anticipated events of 2011!
11) The new American Idol. Now the Top 12 contestants will live with each other in a house in Hollywood. Premieres Tuesday, Jan. 12th. Maybe I will actually watch again!
10) New Avril Lavigne CD. Coming out this year (very secretive!) Maybe another Skater Boi hit.
9) The Smurfs movie. The Smurfs land in New York City, and have to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. Katy Perry will be the voice of Smurfette, and I can't to wait to see this one!
8) Soul Surfer movie. AnnaSophia Robb is the actress who plays Bethany Hamilton in this true story about an actual girl in Hawai'i who lost her arm in a shark attack, and then went on to become a champion surfer!
7) Nickelodeon's new show How to Rock Braces & Glasses starring Romeo's sister and Master P's daughter, Cymphonique. I read a blurb about it, much like I read a blurb years ago about "a new show starring Billy Ray Cyrus' daughter." That turned out to be Hannah Montana! This one sounds funny. Plus I just like the title, and Cymphonique is adorable in this STACKS video.
6) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is out in theaters in March. The trailer looks hilarious. I think I'll love it as much as the first Wimpy Kid movie.
5) New Rick Riordan books. Book 2 of Kane Chronicles series will come out on May 3. Book 1, The Red Pyramid, came out last May. Based on Egyptian mythology, Carter and Sadie Kane discover they are descended from two pharaohs, and ancient Egypt is still very much alive. No title has been announced yet for Book 2 but we will keep you posted. And if you are a Heroes of Olympus fan, Book 2 of that series will come out in Fall 2011.
4) The fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, On Stranger Tides comes out in May. Captain Jack Sparrow is looking for the fountain of youth. Now what could go wrong with that?
3) Justin Beiber's autobiographical movie Never Say Never. In 2D or 3D. My friend at MTV says it's going to break box office records! Read our interview with Justin where he talks about it.
2) Book 1 of an all new 39 Clues series, Vespers Rising, hits bookshelves April 5, 2011. Six more books to continue this addictive series. I knew it couldn't be over! Written by superstar authors like Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Rick Lerangis and Jude Watson.
1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. The FINAL Harry Potter movie!!! Need I say more?
What about you guys? What are some of the things YOU can't wait for in 2011? Let us know in the Comments!
—Ratha, Stacks Writer