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27 Random As Hell Photos That Will Make You Miss "TRL"

Remember when MTV would force random groups of celebrities to interact? Good times.

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1. Rihanna posed with her adoring (and adorable) fan Hayley Williams.

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2. Ashanti and Vanessa Carlton curled up with Backstreet Boy's Nick Carter because, sure.

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3. Raise your hand if this photo makes you think Madonna and 50 Cent hooked up sometime in the mid-'00s.

Body language doesn't lie!
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Body language doesn't lie!

4. Yeah, OK, sure: LL Cool J and Tom Green probably had things to talk about.

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5. You'll never guess what Brian McKnight and Christina Aguilera were singing when this picture was taken.

The answer is "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas."
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The answer is "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas."

6. Aly and AJ Michalka appeared on a panel with a cranky looking Nicole Scherzinger.

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7. Miley Cyrus hung out with sumo wrestler Manny Yarbrough for no apparent reason.

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8. Destiny's Child did a goofy-ass line dance in some country-inspired fringe.

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9. Beyoncé begrudgingly tasted a cake iced with her face.

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10. Carson Daly and Marilyn Manson chilled like a couple of bros on a black leather couch.

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11. Britney Spears acted as Sean Combs' personal towel girl.

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12. Kim Kardashian posed with two people she'd never deign to stand next to today.

Sorry Carmen and Vanessa, them's the breaks.
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Sorry Carmen and Vanessa, them's the breaks.

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13. MTV decided it made sense to seat Kate Bosworth, Shaun White, Fefe Dobson, and Lindsay Lohan together.

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14. Here's a photo of Solange Knowles and Miranda Cosgroves presented without comment.

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15. Is there a more random '00s pairing than the All-American Rejects and t.A.T.u.?

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16. Carson Daly auditioned to be Angelina Jolie's make-up artists on air.

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17. Here's the exact moment when Jay Z changed his mind about Simple Plan.

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18. This is a photo of Katharine McPhee and Jim Carrey, but if you thought it was a photo of Jim Carrey and his embarrassed niece that's understandable.

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19. VJ Damien Fahey made a blind-folded Katy Perry kiss a sponge for some reason.

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20. Joey Fatone wasn't really photo-bombing JLO and Puffy but let's pretend, for our sake, that he was.

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21. Tony Hawke and Busta Rhymes have never been more excited than they were in this moment.

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22. Little known fact: Jimmy Fallon pretended to be Carson Daly every day for five months in 2002.

OK, so "fact" might be a strong word.
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OK, so "fact" might be a strong word.

23. Joe Rogan rode a mechanical bull. It was not sexy.

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24. Kylie Minogue politely interrupted Denzel Washington's portrait session.

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25. In 2002, Matthew Perry celebrated his birthday with American Idol's RJ Helton and an over-sized birthday cake.

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26. Somebody send this picture of Ryan Reynolds to Blake Lively, I don't know her but I think she'd enjoy it.

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27. Dangerously cheesy, indeed.

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