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23 Pop Culture Moments That You Might Not Realize Are Turning 10 Years Old Next Year

It was the year that gave us both the iPhone and the Kardashians.

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1. The Spice Girls made every '90s kid's dream come true by reuniting and embarking on a world tour.

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2. The late, great Prince rocked the fuck out of the Super Bowl during his epic halftime show.

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3. Spider-Man 3 introduced the world to the cringe-inducing “emo Peter Parker."


4. The final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was published...

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5. ...while the fifth Potter film, Order of the Phoenix, premiered.

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6. Britney Spears had her very public meltdown. 😔

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7. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End was the biggest movie of the year.


8. While The Simpsons finally came to the big screen.

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9. Stephen Colbert announced that he would run for president of the United States.

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10. Paris Hilton was arrested and served 23 days in jail for violating her probation...

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11. ...while Lindsay Lohan served 84 minutes in jail for a drunk driving conviction.

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12. Beyoncé had the biggest song of the year (and had all of us singing "To the left, to the left") with "Irreplaceable."

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13. RiRi had a smash with "Umbrella" (ella, ella, eh-eh-eh).


14. While Carrie Underwood delivered the ultimate revenge-anthem "Before He Cheats."


15. Jordin Sparks won American Idol.

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16. "The crying girl" (aka the girl who cried during a Sanjaya Malakar performace) was the most unexpected viral star of the year.

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17. Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens were the ultimate teen couple.

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18. While Jessica Simpson and John Mayer were the most WTF? couple.

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19. Jamie-Lynn Spears shocked everyone when she announced her pregnancy.

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20. The Bob Barker-era of The Price is Right came to an end and Drew Carey took over as host.

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21. Keeping Up with the Kardashians first premiered.


22. Miley Cyrus launched the ultimate tween concert with her Best of Both Worlds Tour.


23. And finally, the very first iPhone debuted.

And everyone was forced to switch over to AT&T.
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And everyone was forced to switch over to AT&T.

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