11.Lindsay Lohan served 84 minutes in jail (she was was supposed to serve 24 hours as part of a plea bargain for two DUI charges).
12.Matt Damon was named People's "Sexiest Man Alive!"
13.Borat (aka Sacha Baron Cohen) had a book signing at Borders as part of the promotion for the U.S. release of his film, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
14.Beyoncé and Sugarland performed a country version of "Irreplaceable" at the American Music Awards.
15.Jay-Z released his 10th album, American Gangster, while Alicia Keys released her third studio album, As I Am.
16.Chris Brown and T-Pain had the No. 1 song in the country with their collab, "Kiss Kiss."