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38 Things You Definitely Forgot Happened In 2021 That Will Completely Distort Your Sense Of Time And Reality

Yes, all of these things really did happen this year.

1. Being obsessed about Bridgerton — honestly, we couldn't get enough of Shonda Rhimes' horny Netflix period drama.

Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor
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2. And IRL drama, we found out that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were divorcing.

Kanye kissing Kim on a red carpet
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3. We were laughing at and sharing memes of Bernie Sanders (wearing his mittens and looking bored) at the inauguration of President Joe Biden.

Twitter: @AshleyKSmalls

4. Cheering on and supporting JoJo Siwa after she came out.

5. Trying to keep track of what was going on in that whole GameStop — Reddit vs. Wall Street — saga.

GameStop sign
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6. Olivia Rodrigo: Sour and the whole "Drivers License" drama.

Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo
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7. Learning how to make that viral TikTok feta pasta recipe.

Feta pasta in dish
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8. Learning that we have been saying Anne Hathaway's first name wrong this whole time! 😳

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9. The New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears, which really made many people who were unaware of the situation really question the conservatorship and help grow the #FreeBritney movement.

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10. And Justin Timberlake's half-assed apology to Britney after the documentary highlighted his past problematic behavior toward her — which also included an apology to Janet Jackson as well.

11. The Weeknd's incredible Super Bowl Half Time performance.

The Weeknd surrounded by dancers dressed like him
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12. Being obsessed with WandaVision and trying to figure out who really was the big baddie of the show — turns out it was Agatha all along!

Wanda on Halloween
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13. Making jokes about the boat blocking the Suez Canal.

Cargo ship blocking the canal
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14. Oprah's interview with Meghan and Prince Harry that was full of bombshells.

Harry and Meghan holding hands
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And also gave us this now-classic meme:

when you leave things for tomorrow and tomorrow arrives

Twitter: @Y2SHAF

15. Harry Styles' amazing Grammys look that was giving us Cher...from Clueless vibes.

Harry in a yellow plaid jacket
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16. And the too-cute moment when Beyoncé was shocked to learn that she had made Grammy history.

Beyonce looking surprised
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17. Lil Nas X's Satan sneakers lawsuit.

Twitter: @lilnasx

18. And the brilliant responses and trolling he did to people who were criticizing his "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" music video.

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19. The whole debacle Khloé Kardashian caused when she tried to scrub an unedited photo of herself off the internet — which only made us talk about it more.

Khloe on a read carpet
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20. Paul Wesley going on Instagram stories and having no idea who Madison Beer is and confusing her with actual beer.

21. Every single publicity photo, paparazzi shot, and trailer we got for House of Gucci.

Adam Driver and Lady Gaga at a ski resort
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22. The perfection that was Bowen Yang as the Iceberg That Sank the Titanic during a "Weekend Update" segment on SNL.

Bowen dressed as a iceberg
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23. Half-joking and wondering when Season 13 of RuPaul's Drag Race would end, 'cause it was the longest season ever (it started on January 1 and didn't end until April 23!).

Season 13 cast photo
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24. After 1,349 reschedules, finally getting the Friends reunion.

Friends cast with James Corden
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25. And speaking of reunions, Bennifer, aka Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, started dating again and immediately took us back to the 2000s.

Ben and Jennifer on a red carpet looking at each other
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26. Dolly Parton living her best #HotGirlSummer and recreating her 1978 Playboy cover for her husband for his birthday.

27. The Jennifer Coolidge renaissance and The White Lotus.

jennifer lifting a glass of champagne

28. Having thoughts and debating who should replace Alex Trebek as the permanent host of Jeopardy.

Alex Trebek on Jeopardy set
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29. The whatever that was three-way kiss between Taika Waititi, Rita Ora, and Tessa Thompson.

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30. And the whatever that was flashmob thing that James Corden put together to promote Cinderella.

Flash mob in LA
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31. Every time Lizzo and Chris Evans were very flirty with each other in their DMs.

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32. Dionne Warwick continued dominance as the Queen of Twitter.

It does not belong to you. Box it up and I will pay the cost of postage, Jake.

Twitter: @dionnewarwick

33. The whole celebrities who don't shower thing — which was really more than I wanted to know.

Mila and Ashton on a red carpet
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34. Steve from Blue's Clues returning to tell us that he never forgot us. 😭

So about that time Steve went off to college… #BluesClues25

Twitter: @nickjr

35. Talking about nothing but Squid Game.

The Giant Doll from Squid Game
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36. And then talking about nothing but Taylor Swift's 10-minute version of "All Too Well," and the All Too Well short film.

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37. Zendaya and Tom Holland confirming — what we all suspected — that they are indeed a couple.

Zendaya and Tom at the London premiere of No Way Home
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38. And finally, the return of Adele.

Adele onstage smiling
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