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21 Pop Culture Moments From March 2008 That’ll Make You Say “OMG, Can’t Believe All That Happened 10 Years Ago”

It was what everyone was talking about a decade ago.

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1. Usher and Young Jeezy had a No. 1 hit with "Love in This Club."


2. While the Foo Fighters were No. 1 on the Alternative Songs chart with their song "Long Road to Ruin."


3. Jack Johnson had the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Sleep Through the Static.


4. Patrick Swayze went public about his battle with pancreatic cancer.

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5. Justin Timberlake inducted Madonna into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and shamelessly took a stab at his ex, Britney Spears, during his speech.

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6. JT and Madonna also released their Timbaland-produced duet, "4 Minutes."


7. Hulu officially launched to much fanfare.

8. E! began airing the second season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

9. Britney Spears made a cameo as Abby the receptionist on How I Met Your Mother.


10. HBO's critically acclaimed series The Wire aired its final episode.


11. Halle Berry gave birth to her daughter, Nahla.

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12. Jennifer Lopez spoke to People magazine about the birth of her twins, Emme Maribel and Maximilian David.

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13. Ellen Page made fun of the lesbian rumors surrounding her in a now-classic sketch on SNL.


14. Heidi and Spencer continued to keep themselves on the covers of magazines by talking about their ~drama~.

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15. Eliot Spitzer resigned as governor of New York after the New York Times reported he used a high-priced prostitution service.

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16. Kelly Rowland spoke candidly about why she decided to get breast implants.

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17. Kathie Lee Gifford came out of retirement and signed on to cohost the fourth hour of the Today show, alongside Hoda Kotb.

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18. It was announced that Michelle Trachtenberg would join the cast of Gossip Girl, playing the calculating shit-stirrer Georgina Sparks.


19. The Jonas Brothers sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

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20. JC Chasez had to deny rumors that he and Chace Crawford were dating — 'cause I guess people were shipping them?!

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21. And finally, then–presidential candidate Barack Obama graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

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