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    Updated on Oct 4, 2019. Posted on Oct 2, 2019

    Here Is Everything We Were Talking About And Obsessed With In October 2009

    It was a decade that we were all gripped by the "Balloon Boy" story and that Jim and Pam got married.

    1. The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" ended its 14-week run atop the Hot 100 and shared the No. 1 spot that month with...


    2. ...Jay Sean's "Down" (feat. Lil Wayne) and Britney Spears' "3."

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    3. While Muse's "Uprising" and Alice In Chains' "Check My Brain" were the No. 1 alternative songs in the country.

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    4. Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 and Michael Bublé's Crazy Love were among the biggest-selling albums in the country.

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    5. Speaking of Jay-Z, he also released the video for his and Alicia Keys' song, "Empire State Of Mind."

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    6. Rihanna released "Russian Roulette" on her official website — the song was the lead single to her upcoming album, Rated R.

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    7. Kanye West and Lady Gaga announced that their co-headling tour, Fame Kills, was cancelled.

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    8. Legendary actor Dennis Hopper announced that he was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer.

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    9. The "Balloon Boy" hoax was a HUGE news story.

    10. It was announced that Ricky Gervais would host the 2010 Golden Globes.

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    11. It was revealed that Tom Cruise was the inspiration for Christian Bale's performance as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho.

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    12. Taylor Lautner was the biggest teen heartthrob and not only was he dating Taylor Swift, but he was also on the cover of Teen Vogue.

    13. Beyoncé was awarded Billboard's Woman Of The Year Award.


    14. Theater geeks rejoiced when it was announced that Jonathan Groff would be guest-starring on Glee and that Joss Whedon would direct an episode of the series.

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    15. White Collar made its series debut on USA Network.

    16. Jim and Pam were finally married on The Office.

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    17. Where The Wild Things Are, Zombieland, and This Is It were among the movies released into theaters.

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    18. And finally, Miley Cyrus posted a video on YouTube where she rapped the explanation to why she quit Twitter:

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