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Rebecca Black is back in the news, and this time it is not for her music. Entertainment reporter Jill Wilderman talked about Black’s recent endorsement of a controversial Mexican political figure.

Wilderman also discussed Justin Bieber’s upcoming “Believe” tour, which will also feature opening act Carly Rae Jepsen.

Check out Jill’s blog here and follow her on Twitter here.

This week on WBRE’s “PA Live!” and my weekly segment, “The Ralphie Report,” I talked about the year that was. I recapped the successes of a few of 2011’s chart-topping artists, including Adele, Katy Perry, and yes, even Rebecca Black.

Contain your excitement here, Rebecca Black is back with a song called, “My Moment.”

Mila Kunis initially turned down a marine’s invite to the Marine Corp Ball in Washington D.C. before accepting. So what about her “Friends with Benefits” co-star Justin Timberlake?

BTW, he said yes! Finally, I can’t believe what this reporter said on live, national TV… ruining a surprise birthday party in the process.

Yeah, move along, nothing to see here… DON’T ACT LIKE YOU’RE NOT IMPRESSED (Ron Burgundy voice).

I originally never clicked on this video because I thought it was another Facebook virus. I thought wrong – over 11 million views later the eHarmony cat lover is a bonafied YouTube Superstar.

Rebecca Black is also a YouTube sensation. Also from the Ark Music Factory, here’s Lexi St. George and “Dancing to the Rhythm.”

Finally, Girls Gone Wild meets soccer – check out this video of an excited woman’s soccer player… yes, it’s safe for work. To me, the commentator is just as funny as the video.

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Alright, I’m not going to front – this may end up under the “Greatest Misses” category before “Greatest Hits.” The premise was: what if Rebecca Black was a 21 year-old girl that loved to party, not an innocent 15 year-old wrapping up a week of school? Perhaps she’d be confessing her sins on Sunday, Sunday. ADAM FROM KIDD KRADDICK IN THE MORNING did a great job writing it… but yours truly is on the vocals and I may have made Rebecca Black sound like Whitney Houston.

The Fine Bros. post videos of children, mostly 8-11 years old, reacting to various videos and events. Most are innocent and funny in nature. The latest segment is those children reacting to the news delivered by President Obama that Osama bin Laden was killed. It is quite interesting and telling, to say the least.

On a much lighter note, someone has too much time on their hands. Here’s a compilation of President Obama speeches edited together to sound like he’s reciting the lyrics to Rebecca Black’s “Friday.”

And finally, check out Cee Lo Green’s new take on his hit “F You” – rewritten for volunteer firefighters – this is “Thank You.”

We’ll start with these two love birds…

Interesting that these moments will now play out in front of millions on YouTube. Check out this Taiwanese musician playing three instruments at once!

I don’t even know what that one instrument is… never seen it. Do it live. The Lonely Island is back, and this time they brought along Michael Bolton. Brilliant.

Finally, from the same people that brought you Rebecca Black…

We’ll start with a baby who is enamored and amused with bubbles.

Meanwhile, this baby can’t say one “F” word, so another is blurted out.

And finally, Rebecca Black’s “Friday” tune is put top some good use, as a parody is made to promote Earth Day, which was on April 21.

The boys from Bradenton, FL don’t get to spend a lot of time at home these days, but that doesn’t mean We The Kings isn’t in a Sunshine State of Mind. Front man Travis Clark announced Monday evening on “The Ralphie Radio Show” that the nod to the band’s Floridian-roots may serve as the title for their forthcoming third album.

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“It was created by our bass player,” Clark said of Sunshine State of Mind. “(Drew Thomsen) just said it, and we were like, ‘Oh, that’s really cool.’”

Clark is back in the Sunshine State – he celebrated his birthday, which happened to land on Easter this year, with family and friends. The lead singer is back home for about a week before hitting the road again for a handful of college shows and Bamboozle in New Jersey. It’s a rare lull in the action, as his band already completed their portion of writing and recording the next LP.

“Right now, the tentative (release) date is going to be late June,” Clark also revealed of the new album. “Obviously it’s going to be on a Tuesday… maybe the 28 of June, maybe a week before, maybe a week after.”

The first single is called, “Friday is Forever.” No, Rebecca Black did not inspire the song, but that doesn’t mean WTK didn’t have a little fun with Black’s notoriously-popular YouTube video in promoting its own single. Clark says the band contacted the same company that produced the “big head” commercials for the National Basketball Association.

“We decided that we would make a parody video of the little video she did,” he explained. “We cut out our heads and put them on her body.”

Not only did the band use its own heads, but throughout the video the faces of everyone from Charlie Sheen to Angelica from the popular Nickelodeon cartoon “Rugrats” can be spotted. As brilliant as the production is – Clark says that it will not serve as the official music video. The actual piece was recently filmed in Los Angeles and will be released in the near future.

I’m having a hard time criticizing this girl… she’s only 13 and she’s making a ton more money than me. From ABC News Radio:

We don’t know if she’s getting paid on “Friday,” but Rebecca Black is most definitely getting paid for her viral YouTube hit of that name, which some have derided as the worst song ever recorded. Billboard reports that the 13-year-old overnight sensation is earning somewhere around 27 thousand dollars a week from iTunes sales of “Friday.” Not bad for a song and video that only cost two thousand dollars to produce.

Rebecca is also kicking booty when it comes to views of her video. According to TechCrunch.com, “Friday” has been viewed 30 million times on YouTube, which is more than the 22 million views garnered by Lady Gaga’s much-hyped, big budget clip for “Born This Way.”

But the big indicator that Rebecca’s song has truly become part of our culture is the fact that other artists are covering it. On Sunday night at a charity concert in L.A., Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers sang a piano version of the tune, and everyone in the audience happily sang along.