The second and highly anticipated Lord of the Rings film, The Two Towers, was also a huge box office hit.
Halle Berry became the first Black woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress.
She also played a Bond Girl in Die Another Day.
Rosie O'Donnell ended her daytime talk show after six seasons. She also publicly came out.
Rachel gave birth to Emma on Friends.
Everyone was watching and talking about 24.
Hairspray opened and was the hottest show on Broadway.
He and Jennifer Lopez also started dating — they got engaged that same year too.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. got married.
Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton announced they had broken up after two years of marriage.
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake announced that they had broken up after two and a half years of dating.
Michael Jackson caused an international controversy after he dangled Prince Michael II off the balcony of his hotel room in Berlin.
Christina Aguilera entered her "Dirrty" era with the release of her second album, Stripped.
Avril Lavigne released her debut album, Let Go, and was quickly proclaimed the anti-Britney.
Kim Possible made its debut on Disney Channel.
Mariah Carey welcomed us into her New York triplex in her ICONIC episode of MTV Cribs.
VH1 took us back to the 1980s with its I Love the '80s.
The Osbournes made its debut on MTV.
And on E!, The Anna Nicole Show premiered — introducing us to Sugar Pie and Bobby Trendy.
The Bachelor made its debut — with Alex Michel as the very first Bachelor.
Eminem's The Eminem Show was the biggest-selling album of the year — selling 7.6 million copies.
Ashanti's "Foolish," Nelly's "Dilemma," and Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles" were some of the biggest songs of the year...
And Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle" was a big alt-rock hit.
Apple released its second-generation iPod, which held a then-whopping 20GB of storage space.
A Walk to Remember had everyone crying in theaters.
Disney released its animated classic Lilo and Stitch.
And finally, Kelly Clarkson won the very first season of American Idol.