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10 Years Ago, This Is What Summer Looked Like

Ahh, 2005. You were such a simple time.

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Fox brought back Family Guy to TV after canceling the series three years earlier.

Following its cancellation, Family Guy developed a huge cult following thanks to reruns of the series airing on Adult Swim and DVD sales. The success made Fox consider bringing the show back.
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Following its cancellation, Family Guy developed a huge cult following thanks to reruns of the series airing on Adult Swim and DVD sales. The success made Fox consider bringing the show back.

Desperate Housewives ended its first season.

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HBO's Six Feet Under aired its perfect and very emotional series finale.

HBO

Tom Cruise declared his love for Katie Holmes by jumping on Oprah's couch.

In case you forgot, he was there to promote his upcoming summer blockbuster,War of the Worlds.
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In case you forgot, he was there to promote his upcoming summer blockbuster,War of the Worlds.

Paris Hilton announced her engagement to Greek shipping heir, Paris Latsis.

The engagement was called off four months later.
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The engagement was called off four months later.

Potterheads rejoiced as the sixth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, was published.

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Star Wars fans thought they were seeing the last of the galaxy far, far away, with the release of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.

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Brangelina brought pure raw sexiness to Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

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Christian Bale began his run as the Dark Knight in Batman Begins.

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Steve Carell launched his film career with The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

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And also terrifying moviegoers everywhere with the "chest-waxing scene."

Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson were still going strong.

The two would announce their split in December of that year.
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The two would announce their split in December of that year.

The Real World took us to Austin.

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Thanks to The O.C., Mischa Barton was the "It Girl" everyone wanted to be.

Lindsay Lohan became a blonde.

When it came to social networks there was only one name: Myspace.

Faith Hill's "Mississippi Girl" became the 500 millionth song sold on iTunes.

The iTunes user who downloaded the 500 millionth song received a pretty cool prize: 10 iPods, an iTunes gift card worth 10,000 songs, and an all-expense paid trip to see Coldplay.
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The iTunes user who downloaded the 500 millionth song received a pretty cool prize: 10 iPods, an iTunes gift card worth 10,000 songs, and an all-expense paid trip to see Coldplay.

U2, Paul McCartney, Madonna, The Killers, Destiny's Child, and Elton John were among the many acts that performed at Live 8.

The series of concerts were held simultaneous in London; Paris; Philadelphia; Berlin; Rome; Barrie, Canada; Tokyo, Moscow, Cornwall, England; and Johannesburg, South Africa.
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The series of concerts were held simultaneous in London; Paris; Philadelphia; Berlin; Rome; Barrie, Canada; Tokyo, Moscow, Cornwall, England; and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Rihanna burst onto the scene, and got everyone on the dance floor in the process, with her debut smash single, "Pon de Replay."

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Gwen Stefani took a S-W-I-P-E at Courtney Love with her song "Hollaback Girl."

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While Mimi emancipated our broken hearts with "We Belong Together."

Universal Music

Britney Spears' next BIG project was her first baby.

Her son Sean Preston was born later that year on Sept. 14.
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Her son Sean Preston was born later that year on Sept. 14.

And Kourtney and Kim Kardashian were still unknowns.

Keeping up with the Kardashians was still two years away from premiering.
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Keeping up with the Kardashians was still two years away from premiering.

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