* Rihanna will finally come to her senses, realize she's entirely too good for Chris Brown and kick that kid to the curb in favor of a rap bad boy who knows how to treat a lady right. Hey, is Meek Mill single? Or she'll continue making movies (Ri Ri was the best part of "Battleship," after all) and find herself a hottie from the big screen. May we suggest someone with some straight-up talent? How about Idris Elba or Anthony Mackie?
* Our summer will once again be dominated by familiar superheroes with the release of "Iron Man 3," "Man of Steel" and "The Wolverine." (The "Thor" sequel hits theaters in November.)
But there's also a postapocalyptic vibe sure to engage audiences throughout 2013, with the release of the Will/ Jaden Smith vehicle "After Earth"; Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim"; the Tom Cruise-anchored "Oblivion"; the sorta-Philly-set zombie flick "World War Z," and Seth Rogen's comedy "This is the End." "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," of course, fills both the tough guy main character ( Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen) and apocalypse quotas, so that will most definitely be huge.
* "American Idol" will produce yet another milquetoast singer-songwriter type who won't move anything close to Carrie Underwood-level units. Celeb judges like Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj will be bloated busts, and the show will slowly lose ratings steam. Of course, we'll watch until the bitter end. Don't judge.
* Gwyneth Paltrow will continue to be the most insufferable person on the planet.
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