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    29 Pop Culture Moments From February 2009 That’ll Make You Say “Wow, That Was Such A Different Time!”

    It was a decade ago that Adele won her first Grammy and that RuPaul's Drag Race first premiered.

    1. Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You"...

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    2. ...and Eminem, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent's "Crack A Bottle" were the No. 1 songs in the country.

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    3. Shinedown had a big hit on alternative radio with their song, "Second Chance."

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    4. Taylor Swift's Fearless, The Fray's self-titled album, and Bruce Springsteen's Working on a Dream were the biggest-selling albums in the country.

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    5. The Boss (along with the E Street Band) also played the Super Bowl XLIII halftime show.

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    6. Oh, and in case you forgot, the Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl after defeating the Arizona Cardinals, 27-23.

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    7. Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady got married (in a very low-key ceremony)...

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    8. ...while Salma Hayek married François-Henri Pinault at a city hall in Paris.

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    9. The Hill's Audrina Patridge was robbed of more than $25,000 worth of jewelry and designer clothes by the then-unknown Bling Ring.

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    10. Adele won the Grammy for Best New Artist — along with a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Chasing Pavements."

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    11. Hugh Jackman hosted the 81st Academy Awards and he even got Beyoncé to appear during one of the show's numbers.

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    12. Slumdog Millionaire took home the Oscar for Best Picture, as well as Best Director for Danny Boyle.

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    13. The acting awards went to Kate Winslet, who won Best Actress for The Reader, Sean Penn, who won Best Actor for Milk, Penelope Cruz, who won Best Supporting Actress for Vicky Cristina Barcelona...

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    14. ...and Heath Ledger, who posthumously won Best Supporting Actor for his performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight.

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    15. Jerry Seinfeld made big news after he announced he was developing a new TV show for NBC called The Marriage Ref — his first series since Seinfeld went off the air over a decade earlier.

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    16. Rumors began to circulate that Katherine Heigl was leaving Grey's Anatomy.

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    17. RuPaul's Drag Race sashayed onto TV for the very first time.

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    18. While Late Night with Conan O'Brien ended after 16 seasons. And, if you remember, this was because Conan was supposed to take Jay Leno's place on The Tonight Show.

    19. The Help hit bookshelves.

    20. Nicole Richie and Joel Madden announced that they were expecting their second baby.

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    21. Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere broke up after dating for two years.

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    22. Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams announced they were engaged.

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    23. LeBron James appeared on his first cover for GQ...

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    24. ...while Blake Lively appeared on her first cover for Vogue.

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    25. Gwyneth Paltrow's then-months-old website, GOOP, was in the midst of getting lots of backlash.

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    26. TMZ posted audio of Christian Bale going into a angry, fuckbomb-laced rant on the set of Terminator: Salvation.

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    27. Christian's rant also got a remix that went viral:

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    28. The Lonely Island had a big viral video with "I'm on a Boat," which was released as an SNL Digital Short.

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    29. And finally, Coraline, Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail, Confessions of a Shopaholic, and Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience were among the movies released into theaters.

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