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25 Small Things Celebs Did In August 2007 That Prove How Times Have Changed

August 2007 was so long ago that Keeping Up With the Kardashians didn't even have a title.

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1. On 8 August 2007, it was announced that an as-yet-untitled new "non-scripted family sitcom" starring a little-known family called the Kardashian/Jenners was coming to E!

Keeping Up With the Kardashians would premiere in October, and remains on the air a decade later.


7. Paris's BFF turned arch-nemesis, Nicole Richie, had just announced that she and boyfriend Benji Madden were expecting their first baby.

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Their daughter Harlow was born in January 2008, with their son Sparrow arriving the following year.


9. But Kim was just a glint in future husband Kanye West's eye. In 2007 he was still engaged to Alexis Phifer and lowkey dressing like a kids' TV presenter.

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Later that year, Kanye's long pursuit of Kim began after he saw a photo of her with Paris Hilton, and asked a friend: "Have you seen that girl Kim Kar-dijon?"

11. And backstage at the 2007 Teen Choice Awards she hung out with some baby-faced Jonas Brothers. 💗

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A year later, Miley revealed that she and Joe Jonas had been dating for two years and she was devastated by their breakup.


15. Just a week after Heidi flashed her engagement ring to the paparazzi, The Hills entered its third season. Rumours of a Lauren Conrad sex tape had been swirling all summer, and the premiere drew in a record 5 million viewers as a result.


The third season opened with this iconic episode in which Lauren accused Heidi and Spencer of being responsible for spreading the speculation. Years later, in 2015, Spencer would confirm that it was indeed him who leaked the rumour.

16. And a week after Season 3 made its debut, Lauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge attended the Teen Choice Awards, where The Hills won Best Reality Show.


19. Back in August 2007, these two were everyone's favourite couple.

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High School Musical 2 premiered on 17 August 2007, with Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens sweeping the board at the Teen Choice Awards 10 days later, winning four gongs between them, including ~Choice Chemistry~.

20. Showbiz's Most Alternative Couple™️, Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz, were also still going strong.

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In fact, the following year they tied the knot and announced her pregnancy two weeks later.


23. She was also invited to read out the nominees for the 2007 Country Music Association Awards, where she picked up a gong for New Female Vocalist of the Year.

25. And, finally, Rihanna was parading around town with an umbrella-shaped walking stick after injuring her foot because "Umbrella" had become the iconic song of the summer.

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Fun fact: The summer of 2007 in the UK was the wettest on record, and "Umbrella" remained at number one in the charts for 10 consecutive weeks – the longest run at number one for any single of that decade.