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    21 Pop Culture Moments That You Might Have Forgotten Happened In March 2009

    It was 10 years ago that we were all grinding to Flo Rida's bop, "Right Round"!

    1. Flo Rida had us all running to the dance floor with his No. 1 single, "Right Round" (feat. Kesha).

    2. Incubus had the biggest alternative song in the country with "Love Hurts."

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    3. Taylor Swift's Fearless, U2's No Line on the Horizon, and Kelly Clarkson's All I Ever Wanted were the biggest-selling albums in the country.

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    4. Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs announced they were expecting their first child.

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    5. Madonna announced that she had broken up with her Brazilian model boyfriend, Jesus Luz...

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    6. ...and that she would be going to Malawi to adopt her daughter Mercy James.

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    7. Dwayne Johnson hosted Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards.

    8. While the Jonas Brothers got slimed during the show.


    9. T.I. was sentenced to one year and a day in prison on weapons charges.

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    10. Lindsay Lohan had an arrest warrant issued, which was quickly dropped after she was able to prove to the court that she was complying with her probation.

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    11. Natasha Richardson died of an epidural hematoma caused by a skiing accident.

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    12. Avril Lavigne announced she would be releasing her first fragrance, Black Star.

    13. Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman announced that they were breaking up again (they had previously briefly split the year before).

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    14. Michael Jackson announced his comeback tour and that it would consist of a series of shows at O2 Arena in London.

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    15. These were the teen stars everyone cared about:


    16. Watchmen, The Haunting in Connecticut, and Monsters vs. Aliens were among the movies released into theaters.

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    17. Battlestar Galactica aired its final episode.

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    18. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon aired its first episode (Jimmy had taken over the time slot from Conan O'Brien).

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    19. BeBe Zahara Benet was crowned the very first winner of RuPaul's Drag Race.

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    20. The Office aired its "New Boss" episode, which introduced Idris Elba's character of Charles Miner.


    21. And finally, First Lady Michelle Obama graced the cover of Vogue magazine.

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