Oh, 2013! You cannot come soon enough! We had a lot of great moments this year, but between the Elmo sex scandal, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett‘s divorce and Amanda Bynes‘ still mystifying meltdown, we are ready for a fresh start. We might have spent the week celebrating the Best of 2012, but now we’re ready to say goodbye to all that by bidding goodbye to 10 Things We’d Like To Leave Behind In 2012.
1) Rihanna & Chris Brown drams
We know there is no way on God’s beautiful green earth that these two will stay away from each other (People’s Exhibit Z: their basketball viewing shenanigans), but how amazing would that be? What it Rihanna and Chris Brown just meet on a mountain top at 11:59pm on December 31 and decide to move on? We can dream, can’t we?
2) Kevin Clash (a.k.a. Elmo’s voice)
If we have to type “Elmo” and “underage sex scandal” in even one post in 2013, so help us Snuffy…
3) The sudden decline of Amanda Bynes
We hope we can stop associating Amanda Bynes with Home Depot or locking oneself in a changing room for hours. The best way to do that? Leave that mess in 2012 and keep moving forward! We’ll see She’s The Man 2: She’s The Groom in theaters thrice if that helps!
4) The Death Of Love
After our emotional experience dealing with Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett or Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman, we demand all celebrity couples stay together in 2013. Or at least the couples we like. Jesse James, you can do whatever you want.
The fact Drake is demanding Macy’s and Walgreens pay him royalties for making merchandise emblazoned with YOLO seems like an omen that we should put the saying to bed. Sorry, everybody who got those ill-advised knuckle tatts!
Celebrities from Aubrey O’Day to Lady Gaga haven’t be able to take out their contacts unaided since at least 2011. Please help them help themselves by rejecting the continuation of talon manicures.
7) Raggedy, Saggedy, Draggedy Cut-Offs
Looking at the number of celebs wearing dilapidated denim cut-offs, you’d think it’s been Coachella all year, a.k.a. our worst nightmare. There is just no need for shorts to be so threadbare, faded and body. Let’s collectively pledge to keep all-year mom jean cut-offs where they belong: 2012 or the garbage.
8) “Gangnam Style”
Hugh Jackman did it. Andrew Garfield did it. Britney Spears did it. Damian Lewis did it. Everyone in the world danced to “Gangnam Style” for the last infinity months. Now let us move on and allow Psy to make a new international pop sensation. It’s time.
9) Kate Middleton’s bottomless nudes
10) Ryan Lochte
Ryan Lochte killed it at the Olympics and as a sex idiot on 30 Rock. See you in 2016, buddy! And not a second before then! Please!
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