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40 Pictures That Perfectly Sum Up 2000–2005

It was...something. And by "something" I mean that all the fashion was tragic and it can never be forgotten.

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1. Aaron Carter desperately trying to hold on to Hilary Duff.

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2. Ashanti desperately trying to get away from Fat Joe.

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3. Ja Rule and Nelly posing with an iMac at the website launch party...

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...and by the look on Ja Rule's face, Internet Explorer probably crashed on them when they searched for

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Should've used AlltheWeb.

4. Nick and Jessica before their love disappeared like Microsoft's Zune and Von Dutch trucker hats.

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5. Ja Rule, Nick Lachey and his 98 Degrees bandmate Justin Jeffre, and Molly Sims looking happy to be at MTV's "Rock N' Jock."

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6. Carson Daly with Jennifer Love Hewitt...

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7. ...and then with Tara Reid. He was like...a thing.

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8. Fred Durst, a PalmPilot (?), and a Von Dutch shirt. Enough said.

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9. Daphne Aguilera — whose mother's cousin's friend lives on the same block as Christina Aguilera's mother — feels up Fred Durst.

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10. Avril Lavigne in her signature "Avril Lavigne Effect ™" pose with BBMak.

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11. Brittany Murphy actually touching Avril Lavigne -- whoa!

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12. The worst fedora ever created in the history of worst fedoras.*

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*All fedoras are worst.

13. Paris and Nicky Hilton showing that there was NO such thing as too much self-tanner in the early 2000s.

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14. Carson Daly talking to SmarterChild (probably) while Eve looks like she has no idea what's going on.

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15. Justin Timberlake, Britney, and Chris Kirkpatrick looking at the next picture of Christina Aguilera.

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16. : 0

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17. Lil Bow Wow taking a call on stage while Mandy Moore is like, "No what is happening?"

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18. *plays "Only Hope"*

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19. Jessica Simpson probably wondering if she could join Dream at the 2001 VMAs. Also Mandy Moore is wondering the same thing.

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20. Chris Kirkpatrick going in for a kiss-kiss and Jessica Simpson is not, LOL.

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And this guy in the back watching it all like, "WTF...ew...LOL."

21. Lindsay Lohan and like 8-year-old JoJo.

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22. Blu Cantrell and Craig David were what was next according to Teen People.

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23. Ashton Kutcher and the cast of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, LOL.

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24. Eve + Gwen.

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25. TRL's Damien, Hillary, and Quddus. Missing: Suchin Pak.

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26. Britney Spears and Natalie Portman hosting their own NYE party, like they were actually true friends.

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27. Colin Farrell, Bai Ling, and Josh Hartnett just hanging -- I am sure they're all admiring Colin's turquoise bracelet.

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28. Pink and the ladies of 3LW. 🙌🏻

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29. Faux-lesbian queens Tatu, covered in hair gel and Vaseline.

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30. Lance Bass wearing someone's nana's fancy tablecloth at the premiere of On the Line.

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31. Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, and the most god-awful early-2000s outfits you've ever seen.

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32. Angelina Jolie, her Billy Bob Thornton tattoo, and Gary Busey chatting it up at the premiere of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

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33. Even better: Angelina Jolie literally caressing Billy Bob Thornton's furry tits.

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34. The white trash trifecta at, literally, no joke, the Joe Dirt premiere.

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35. Jennifer Aniston wondering what had happened with her career.

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36. Nicole Kidman questioning her life and her choices.

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37. Madonna being forced by Guy Ritchie to wear a jacket with his name emblazoned with Swarovski crystals...

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38. ...and she was loving every moment of it.

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39. Ben and Jen and a big-ass thing of nachos.

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*Nacho kisses*

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40. And finally, this photo of Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé attending a Boy Scouts meeting while being side-eyed by a fan.

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