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

    It was a decade ago that Inception first blew our minds.

    1. Katy Perry's "California Gurls" feat. Snoop Dogg...

    2. ...and Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie" feat. Rihanna were the No. 1 songs in the country.

    3. While the Dirty Heads' "Lay Me Down" feat. Rome was the No. 1 alternative song in the country.

    A screengrab of from the Dirty Head performing "Lay Me Down" from their music video for it

    4. Drake's Thank Me Later and Eminem's Recovery were the No. 1 albums in the country:

    5. The "Double Rainbow" video (which had been uploaded to YouTube earlier that year) got remixed into a song:

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    6. Old Spice's "Questions" commercial (which featured the Old Spice Guy) was one of the most popular commercials and viral videos that month:

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    7. Sh*t My Dad Says topped the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

    The hardcover book cover for "Sh*t My Dad Says"

    8. While Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex was published in the UK.

    The cover for "Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex"

    9. Christina Milian and The-Dream announced that they were separating after less than a year of marriage.

    A photo of The-Dream in a backwards white cap and black T-shirt hugging Christian Milian who is wearing an acid-wash denim jacket.

    10. Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr got secretly married in Los Angeles.

    A photo of Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom on the red carpet of the 2011 Met Gala

    11. While Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz got secretly married in Corsica, France.

    Swizz Beatz (wearing a leather fedora) with his cheek pressed up against Alicia Keys (who is wearing a black dress with red butterflies on it).

    12. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski got married in Lake Como, Italy.

    Emily Blunt in a pink dress hugging John Krasinski on the red carpet of the 2010 Golden Globes

    13. Celine Dion announced that she and her husband, René Angélil, were expecting twins.

    A close-up of. Rene Angelil and Celine Dion sitting in the audience of an event in 2010

    14. Rumors began to circulate that Mark Ruffalo would replace Ed Norton as the Hulk in the upcoming Avengers movie.

    15. The rumors were confirmed when Mark was brought out along with the rest of the Avengers (Robert Downey Jr., Scarlet Johanssen, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, and Jeremy Renner) during the Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

    Robert Downey Jr., Clark Gregg, Scarlet Johanssen, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, and Joss Whedon all hugging each other on stage at Comic-Con

    16. Spain defeated the Netherlands to win the FIFA World Cup.

    Photo of the Spanish team holding up the World Cup trophy with gold confetti falling around them.

    17. Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail for violating her probation.

    Lindsay Lohan wearing an orange prison jumpsuit in her booking photo

    18. President Barack Obama appeared on The View — making him the first sitting president to appear on a daytime talk show.

    Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, President Barack Obama, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck setting on yellow armchairs on the set of The View

    19. Ellen DeGeneres announced she would be leaving American Idol after only serving as a judge for one season.

    Ellen DeGeneres pointing at the American Idol: Idol Gives Back sign on the red carpet for the event.

    20. Rumors begin to circulate that Jennifer Aniston would guest-star on her BBF Courteney Cox's show, Cougar Town — which she did.

    Photo of Jennifer Aniston hugging Courteney Cox at an event in 2010

    21. The first RuPaul's Drag Race spinoff, RuPaul's Drag U, made its debut on Logo.

    Promotional photo of RuPaul's Drag U

    22. MasterChef made its premiere on Fox.

    Promotional photo of MasterChef

    23. The Hills ended its run with its infamous tongue-in-cheek it's ~all fake~ finale.

    The Hills intro logo.

    24. Despicable Me and Inception were among the movies released into theaters.

    25. And finally, Antoine Dodson went viral when the news interview he had given was remixed into the "Bed Intruder Song!!!":

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