20 Pop Culture Moments From December 2008 That’ll Make You Say “OMG, Can’t Believe All That Happened 10 Years Ago”

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T.I.’s “Live Your Life” (feat. Rihanna)…

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…and Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” both kept fighting it out each week for the No. 1 spot.


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The Kings of Leon climbed to the top of the Alternative Songs Chart with “Sex on Fire.”


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The month also belonged to iconic albums! Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak, Beyoncé’s I Am… Sasha Fierce, Britney Spears’ Circus, and Taylor Swift’s Fearless were the No. 1 albums.


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Zooey Deschanel announced that she was engaged to Ben Gibbard.


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Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen denied they were engaged after TMZ reported that Tom had proposed to Gisele on a private plane.


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Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt announced they had eloped on the cover of Us Weekly, of course.

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…while MTV’s The City made its debut.

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Paris Hilton was robbed by the then-unknown Bling Ring — they stole $2 million worth of jewelry from her.


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Then-president-elect Barack Obama went to Hawaii to attend a memorial service for his grandmother (who had died right before his election).


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The iconic Eartha Kitt died at age 81, from colon cancer.


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David Beckham was loaned out from the LA Galaxy to AC Milan.


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Madonna reached a divorce settlement with Guy Ritchie and it was reported to be around $60 million (although Guy’s team disputed the figure).


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It was announced that Hugh Jackman would host the 2009 Oscars.


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Rumors began to circulate that Beyoncé had signed on to star in the remake of A Star Is Born — her rep denied it.


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Tina Fey appeared on the cover for Vanity Fair (which, like all us, looked forward to 2009).


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Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke was unexpectedly fired from directing the rest of the franchise.


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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Doubt, and Gran Torino were among the prestige movies released that month.


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And finally, Elmo Live! was among the most popular Christmas gifts that year (proving there was no stopping Elmo!).

I Watched “A Christmas Prince 2: The Royal Wedding” And I Encountered A Lot Of Problems

23. Now a Christmas performance by Princess Emily has been cancelled because workers have gone on general strike and the entire country’s power has gone out! We are now meant to feel bad, but it has nothing to do with their plight…

25. How dare the Aldovian people be so selfish.

29. The royal family’s publicist has now censored Amber’s blog.

51. The corruption across the entire country has been solved in 10 seconds.

52. Everyone in the country is now rich.

53. There is 12 minutes until the end of the film and we still haven’t got to the royal wedding yet in A Christmas Prince: A Royal Wedding.

54. Actually, being British and all, not sure I can withstand watching my third royal wedding of the year.

55. Oh, it’s the wedding.

56. Princess Emily appears to be a DJ.

57. And there’s a conga now.

58. This is exhausting.

16 Christmas Songs You Will Never Listen To The Same Way Ever Again

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“Santa Baby,” “White Christmas,” “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire), “Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” “Winter Wonderland,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” and “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” are some of MANY Christmas songs written by Jewish people.

“White Christmas” by Irving Berlin was a huge success when it was released and encouraged other Jewish songwriters to get into the Christmas writing game.

People Are Accusing Katy Perry Of Being Jealous After She Paid $50,000 To Stop A Fan Going On A Date With Orlando Bloom

@jakeforken @mcmfoto @YahooEnt @katyperry Yes. People put something for bid to raise outside money. If they have class, they don’t deny outside money then bid on their own piece because they are jealous or spiteful. They could have taken Laura’s money and Katy could have donated elsewhere.

02:13 PM – 04 Dec 2018