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Rebecca Black's new single and video 'My Moment' has arrived -- watch it here!

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The wait is over!

The question over how exactly viral sensation Rebecca Black would follow-up her unexpected success with “Friday” has come to an end—the 14-year-old YouTube star just dropped the video for her new single, “My Moment.” And boy, oh boy, it’s a doozy.

Just like “Friday,” it’s main theme is repetition, repetition, repetition: READ FULL STORY

Rebecca Black to release new single, 'My Moment,' on July 18

What’s that? No, it’s not Armageddon.

It’s just the rumbling from the internets that Rebecca Black—she whose most favorite day of the week is Friday— will drop a new single on July 18 (that’s a Monday, if you’re counting), according to MTV.

The song will be titled “My Moment,” and you don’t have to venture too far to guess what it’ll be about. That’s right, because she’s clearly been around long enough now to be self-referential, the single will tell “the story of her sudden rise to fame,” according to a statement. “It’s a fairy tale story, but it happened in real life.”

The video, though, is probably what everyone is wondering about, given that her first clip was so darn memorable. Will the video for “My Moment” be as intriguing? Sadly, unlikely; early reports imply that it will include images from her real life, like her attending red-carpet events and receiving an award at her junior high school.

But wait! There’s more: Black is also set to drop a five-track EP in August. Few details have trickled out about what that release will include. But we did get this little teaser from her earlier this year: “I really like Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez; all just the fun upbeat stuff, teenager songs,” she told MTV. “My dream duet would be Justin Bieber. Even just doing something with Taylor Swift, or any of my favorite artists would be so cool.” So, basically, pop music?

Readers, are you prepared for the fun fun fun fun of a new Rebecca Black single? Will you listen or—gasp!—purchase it? Sound off below.

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Rebecca Black's 'Friday' controversy: Video production company says it was 'blindsided' by YouTube removal

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Rebecca Black’s infamous music video for “Friday” remains pulled from YouTube due to a copyright claim by Black, as the saga surrounding the viral video continues to play out. ARK Music Factory, the company that helped Black create it, has fired back in a statement, claiming that they’re working to resolve a complaint from Black’s representatives.

The statement from ARK’s spokesperson is as follows: “We’re disappointed, having been in good faith negotiations with Rebecca Black and her representatives for months regarding any open issues. There’s been an ongoing, open dialogue with our company. So we were blindsided to get a Take Down Notice — with no notice — alleging copyright infringement instead of a call or email from Rebecca’s representatives.” READ FULL STORY

Rebecca Black's 'Friday' remains pulled from YouTube. A nation mourns?

UPDATE, 7 p.m. ET, June 17: It’s Friday and Rebecca Black’s video remains off of YouTube, after a purported “Director’s Cut” was yanked off-line as well.

“This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Rebecca Black. Sorry about that.” Those horrifying words are now what greets anyone seeking out the official music video of Rebecca Black’s generational pop anthem, “Friday,” on YouTube. READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry's 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)' video welcomes Rebecca Black, Corey Feldman, Hanson to the party of the year: Watch it here

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“Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” is the fifth single from Katy Perry’s 2010 album Teenage Dream, and so far the acompanying videos have featured aliens, giant anthropomorphic gummy bears, lots of heavy petting and, um, fireworks.

Perry’s latest clip raises the bar considerably, featuring the debut performance by Perry’s alter-ego Kathy Beth Terry but also welcomes “Friday” expert Rebecca Black, the three members of Hanson, two stars from Glee, Corey Feldman and Debbie (Deborah?) Gibson to the party (not to mention several dozen extras as well as a copy of Just Dance for the Wii). Check out all the neon-colored action after the jump.

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Rebecca Black's 'Friday' will find a home on 'Glee'; which seat should she take?

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In Hollywood, you know you’ve reached critical mass when you’re asked to appear on The Simpsons. In the music world, another Fox show provides the same stamp of transcendence (just as long as it’s not performed by Foo Fighters or Kings of Leon).

Glee is that show, and its latest adoption is Rebecca Black’s viral behemoth “Friday,” which recently surpassed 100 million views on YouTube,

According to nymag.com, the song will appear an upcoming episode that centers around the prom, and will either be sung by Kevin McHale, Chord Overstreet and Mark Salling, or the combination of Salling and returning guest star Jonathan Groff, reprising his role as Vocal Adrenaline leader Jesse St. James.

At this point, both Black and Glee have faced so many backlashes (and, uh, frontlashes) that it’s impossible to tell whether it’s OK to still like them, or whether you should try to be ironic about it or not. What do you think, readers—are you ready for the fun fun fun fun? Should Black make a cameo? Tell us in the comments below.

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‘Glee’ scoop: Gwyneth Paltrow will cover Adele on next week’s episode
Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon sing Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’
Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’: Will someone please think of the children?!

Rebecca Black recording 'LOL' single to follow 'Friday'; Miley Cyrus is not a fan

Although deciding whether to sit in the front or back seat of a car has proven difficult for viral video star Rebecca Black, she isn’t showing any indecisiveness when it comes to the next step in her career. The 13-year-old Californian is already working on a follow-up single to her much-parodied “Friday” music video, called “LOL.”

When we spoke with her the funfunfun enthusiast was just beginning to vet song choices, and apparently in the week since then, she’s already commenced working on numerous tracks in an Orange County studio, although she remains unsigned.

An Internet-borne slang term certainly seems an appropriate title to succeed a song that the web community catapulted from a kid’s vanity project to an unavoidable viral sensation. READ FULL STORY

Rebecca Black Q&A: EW talks to the 'Friday' viral video star about getting compliments from Gaga, donating her song profits to Japan, and using her dad as a 'bodyguard'

In the two weeks since since it began its viral rise to Internet infamy, Rebecca Black’s “Friday” music video has amassed a staggering 42 million views on YouTube and shows no sign of slowing down.

That’s an absurdly high number of hits for any singer, but it’s jaw-dropping when you consider that Black is an unsigned 13-year-old from Orange County who only made the video for fun with her friends (and a little help from a vanity production company).

With her song in the iTunes Top 40 and a guest spot on The Tonight Show under her belt, we caught up with Rebecca (after she got finished school for the day, naturally) and talked to her about what she’s doing with all this money, how her dad scares off gawkers in public, and how she felt to hear Lady Gaga call her a “genius.”

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: On Leno you said that you are donating most of your YouTube and iTunes proceeds to earthquake and tsunami disasters in Japan. That’s really cool. What made you decide to do that? I don’t think anyone would hold it against a 13-year-old for keeping the money from her first hit record. READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga reveals she’s directing her next video, talks Rebecca Black, and more in fan-generated Q&A taped at Google HQ

Confirming suspicions that Google is the coolest place to work on the planet—free laundry rooms! Sand volleyball courts! Dinosaur skeleton!—Lady Gaga appeared at their California headquarters yesterday to reveal, amongst other things, that she will be making her directorial debut on her next music video for the upcoming single “Judas.”

In an hour-long Q&A panel, Gaga fielded questions submitted via Google Moderator and Twitter as well as in-person inquiries from the lucky Little Monsters working at the Internet search engine giant.

Since you probably don’t have a spare hour and thirteen minutes to watch the whole “Musicians@Google Presents: Google Goes Gaga” YouTube video, we have kindly excerpted the highlights for the edification of you Little Monsters, casual fans and Internet trolls: READ FULL STORY

Rebecca Black's 'Friday': The Internet's latest bizarre music video obsession

In this era of anonymous Internet ridicule, are we really the kind of culture that shares the music video of an aspiring teenage singer just to laugh at it? When the object in question is as bizarre as Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” the online community’s answer seems to be a resounding “YES.”

Coming from the L.A.-based Ark Music Factory (which is apparently pop music’s answer to Uwe Boll), Rebecca Black is the first teen singer to successfully marry the vocal stylings of Miley Cyrus and HAL 9000. While the video to Black’s debut single “Friday” had less than 4,000 views on Friday, in the last three days it’s racked up 2 million YouTube hits [UPDATE: It has soared past 5 million views as of Tuesday morning] and shows no signs of stopping. Watch it here:

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