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Trends 2007

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It's a brand new year, 2007, so what is hip? Well, not low-rise jeans, we hear. Abs down to there and muffin-top rears are so over. Hip-hop? Looking a little long in the tooth. Dance music is back. Mini-desserts. The Sopranos, one last time.

In 2007, Beyonce will sing with Shakira. China is the Lonely Planet guide's number one hot travel destination. Luxury comfort food is the rage. Solar power is red hot in California (Leonardo DiCaprio just installed his).

The average American will spend 3500 hours — more than four months - on the Internet, TV, newspapers and music — with more iPods than papers, we presume.

This hour On Point: we're looking at what's hot in cultural trends for 2007.

Trends Mentioned on the Show:

Music Groups to Watch Out For — by Nathan Brackett
Fall Out Boys
Arcade Fire
U2
Kayne West
50 Cent
Lily AllenMovies to Watch Out for — by Stuart Levine
Pirates of the Caribbean 3
Shrek 3
Spiderman 3
The Simpsons
Charlie Wilson's War
Evan Almighty
Transformers
Blades of GloryHot TV Shows — by Renee Graham
American Idol
Friday Night Lights
Sopranos Finale
Gray's Anatomy

Fashion and Food Trends — by Janet Ozzard
French bohemian girl look is in (low-rise boot cut jeans are out!)
Luxury comfort food is in — Mac & Cheese topped with truffles!

Guests:

Renee Graham, freelance writer and pop culture Critic

Stuart Levine, Senior Editor with Variety Magazine

Tom Merritt, Executive Editor for CNet.com

Nathan Brackett, Senior Editor at Rolling Stone Magazine

Janet Ozzard, Editor of Strategist section at New York Magazine

This program aired on January 4, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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