10 Things to Look Forward to This Summer

It’s Memorial Day, which means summer is here. Officially, summer solstice doesn’t begin for another three to four weeks, but hey, it’s never too early to get excited for shorts weather, music festivals and Henry Cavill.

Here are 10 things we’re looking forward to in the next four months (in no particular order).

Kate Middleton’s Baby

We’re counting down the days until the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, aka. Prince William and Kate Middleton, welcome their first child. Will it be a boy or girl? Will it really arrive at the same time as Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation Festival?

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One thing’s for sure, the royal baby be loved by everyone from Prince Harry to Princess Beatrice’s legendary hat.


From a cryptic tweet to the innovative debut of his new song “New Slaves,” Kanye West has been buttering up his fans for the release of his sixth studio album. On May 18, West’s girlfriend Kim Kardashian posted the following image on her Instagram account. Yeezus drops June 18.

[Photo courtesy of Instagram]

Arrested Development

All 15 episodes of Arrested Development season four went live on Netflix on Sunday, May 24. While it’s hard to gage how many of you have already seen all the episodes, those with enough willpower might be able to enjoy a summer of AD — one healthy episode at a time, with daylight and a change of clothes in between. As advised by creator Mitch Hurwitz, don’t binge watch.

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“Don’t feel obligated to watch it all at once. It’s a comedy! It’s not like Lord of the Rings. Comedy takes a lot out of you,” he told Vulture.

Man of Steel (June 14)

Henry Cavill as Superman. Michael Shannon as the oh-so-evil General Zod. A super team of director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch) and co-producer Christopher Nolan. Need we say more?

Kim Kardashian’s Baby

Hey baby Kimye, we can’t wait to meet you.

Beyonce Comes Home

Beyonce Knowles started her Mrs. Carter Show world tour in April, but her massive production doesn’t hit stateside until June 28, with her first show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

[Photo courtesy of Beyonce’s Tumblr]

Queen Bey will tour the United States of America through early August before jetting overseas again for a music festival in England.


Speaking of music festivals, one of the wonderful things about summer has always been the sights, sounds and smells of Bonnaroo. On the lineup this year: Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, R. Kelly and these talented people. See you in Tennessee.

Pacific Rim (July 12)

This. Is. Going. To. Be. Epic.

Legends of Summer Tour

Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z will be hitting up 15 stadiums this summer, beginning with the Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada on July 17.

[Photo courtesy of JustinTimberlake.com]

Can we wear shorts and tanks instead of suits and ties?


The other big music festival of the summer will take place in Chicago’s Grant Park. Nine Inch Nails fans will surely have a ball, as will fans of The Cure, Queens of the Stone Age and The Killers.

Can it be summer always?