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    25 Pop Culture Moments That Happened In August 2010 That Feel Like Both Yesterday And 20 Years Ago

    These were the feuds, breakups, music, movies, etc. that had our attention a decade ago!

    1. Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie," feat. Rihanna, was the No. 1 song in the country.

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    2. While Cage the Elephant's "In One Ear" was the No. 1 alternative song in the country.

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    3. Eminem's Recovery and Arcade Fire's The Suburbs were the No. 1 albums in the country:

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    4. The video of 10-year-old Jackie Evancho performing "O mio babbino caro" on America's Got Talent went viral:

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    5. It was all but officially confirmed that Steven Tyler would be joining American Idol as its new judge.

    A photo of Steven Tyler performing on stage while wearing sunglasses in 2010.
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    6. Sean Penn and Wyclef Jean had a feud throughout the month — which began after Sean criticized Wyclef for not helping enough with earthquake recovery in Haiti and for announcing he would run for president of the country (Wyclef later withdrew from running for president).

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    7. Jennifer Aniston clapped back at Bill O'Reilly when he came after her for saying that women were realizing that they didn't need to settle with a man in order to have a child.

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    Jennifer responded with this perfectly shady response: "Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age. Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth. And, of course, many women dream of finding Prince Charming (with fatherly instincts), but for those who’ve not yet found their Bill O’Reilly, I’m just glad science has provided a few other options."

    8. Amy Poehler and Will Arnett announced the birth of their second child, Abel James.

    Will Arnett and Amy Poehler (who is pregnant and wearing a black stoned cocktail dress) on the red carpet of the 14th Annual Webby Awards in 2010
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    9. Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom officially confirmed they were expecting their first child together.

    Miranda Kerr in a black gown and Orlando Bloom in dark grey suit and navy tie at an even in 2009.
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    10. Neil Patrick Harris and his partner, David Burtka, announced they were expecting twins.

    Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka on the red carpet for Cirque du Soleil's "Viva ELVIS" production in Las Vegas, in February 2010.
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    11. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth announced they were splitting after dating for a little over a year.

    Miley Cyrus in a black one shoulder pleather dress with Liam Hemsworth who is a grey suit with black shirt and black tie at the premiere of their movie "The Last Song" in March 2010.
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    12. Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer got married in Malibu, California.

    Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer on the red carpet of the16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on January 23, 2010 .
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    13. While Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie got married in a small ceremony in Santa Barbara, California.

    Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie posing in the press room of the 2010 Teen Choice Awards.
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    14. Michael Douglas announced that he had throat cancer.

     Michael Douglas attending the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards gala in a black suit and blue tie in January 2010.
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    15. Elena Kagan was sworn into the Supreme Court — which made her the fourth woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.

    Elena Kagan being sworn in as Chief Justice John Roberts administers the judicial oath, and Jeffrey Minear, counselor to the chief justice, holds the Bible Elena has her hand on.
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    16. Paris Hilton was arrested in Las Vegas for alleged cocaine possession.

    Paris Hilton in a soft pink feather dress on the red carpet for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards.
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    17. It was announced that Rooney Mara had nabbed the role of Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (which was a big deal 'cause basically every big-name actor wanted the role at the time).

    Rooney Mara in an off white and nude dress at with a tiara in her hair at the premiere of "Nightmare On Elm Street" in April 2010.
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    18. MTV revealed that Chelsea Handler would be hosting the upcoming 2010 VMAs.

    Chelsea Handler in a white patterned dress in the press room of the 2010 VMAs.
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    19. The Teen Choice Awards were held in LA and Katy Perry cohosted it.

    Katy Perry standing on stage at the Teen Choice Awards in a green, blue, lavender, and silver tube dress.
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    20. And Sandra Bullock and Betty White won the TCA for Best Dance for their film, The Proposal. There were also like, no joke, 340 other categories, so check out the Wiki if you want to reminisce more about it.

    Sandra Bullock grinding her buttocks against Betty White's bum on stage at the Teen Choice Awards.
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    21. The 62nd Emmy Awards were held in LA at the Nokia Theatre and were hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

    Jimmy Fallon performing during the Emmys while dressed up like Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day.
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    And I have no idea why he is dressed like American Idiot–era Billie Joe Armstrong.

    22. The big winners were Modern Family, which won Outstanding Comedy Series for the very first time.

    Cast and crew of "Modern Family" posing backstage after winning the Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy.
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    23. And Mad Men, which won Outstanding Drama Series for the third year in a row.

    Cast and crew of "Mad Men" posing backstage after winning the Outstanding Drama Series Emmy.
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    24. Eat Pray Love, The Expendables, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World were among the movies released into theaters.

    The movie posters for "Eat Pray Love," "The Expendables," and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World."
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    25. And finally, fans of the Hunger Games books got their conclusion, as Mockingjay was published.

    A press photo of the Mocking Jay book
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