|<< - 2004|
|World Series Champions:
Chicago White Sox
|Superbowl XXXIX Champions:
New England Patriots
San Antonio Spurs
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies):
Roger Federer/Justine Henin-Hardenne
Roger Federer/Venus Williams
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightly, Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton, Charlize Theron, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Cate Blanchette, Marcia Cross, Salma Hayek, Reese Witherspoon, Naomi Watts, Nicole Richie, Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Paris Hilton, Gewn Stefani, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sienna Miller, Rachel McAdams
Matthew McConaughey, Terrence Howard, Anderson Cooper, Tim McGraw, Denzel Washington, Justin Timberlake, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Jaoquin Phoenix, Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Jude Law
Rob Schneider ripped critic Patrick Goldstein for panning Deuce Bigalow 2, stating Goldstein was unqualified to judge when he had never even been awarded by his peers. Roger Ebert's responded:"As chance would have it, I have won the Pulitzer Prize... Mr. Schneider, your movie sucks".
|Time Magazine's Person of the Year:
Good Samaritans, Represented by Bono, Bill Gates, and Melinda Gates
Diedre Downs (Birminham, AL)
Chelsea Cooley (North Carolina)
The Scandals, Sad and Odd News:
Minnesota Vikings boat cruise scandal, in which several players
including Fred Smoot , Lance Johnstone , Daunte Culpepper , Mewelde
Moore , Darren Sharper , Koren Robinson , Bryant McKinnie , Ralph
Brown, Travis Taylor, Moe Williams, Jermaine Wiggins and Zygi Wilf
allegedly performed lewd acts on a boat cruise on Lake Minnetonka.
Brad Pitt left Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie. #actors
Sony illegally installed rootkits on 22 million computers to prevent the users from ripping copyrighted music, and could not be uninstalled. It also reported user's listening habits back to Sony. Ironically, the code itself contained open source software, and so infringed copyright.
Tom Cruise 'Jumped The Couch" on Oprah while expressing how much he loved Katie Holmes.
Michael Schaivo successfully sued to have his brain-damaged wife Terri's feeding tube removed.
Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba.
Duluth, Georgia's 'Runaway Bride' Jennifer Wilbanks came clean to the FBI about her faked kidnapping story.
England's Prince Harry went to a costume party dressed as a Nazi.
Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Many people on both political
sides and up and down the political power tree made mistakes.
Writer Death by Suicide: Hunter S. Thompson
2005 Pop Culture News:
The simple cardboard box was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame.
Iraqi terrorists held a GI Joe action figure hostage and tried to claim that it was a US Soldier. #pictureproof
The fasted whack with a Badminton racket was by Fu Haifeng, clocking at 206 MPH.
Alex Smith took so many AP tests in high school that he entered college as a junior. The quarterback received his bachelor's degree in two years, and began working on a master's degree, before becoming the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft.
Wonton Food, a fortune cookie company correctly foretold the Powerball lottery numbers, resulting in 110 second place winners and an investigation.
Mark Zuckerberg offered to sell Facebook to Myspace. Myspace CEO Chris DeWolfe rejected Zuckerberg's asking price of 75 million dollars.
Dannu Boatwright won Survivor:Guatemala
Swedish millionaire Johan Eliasch purchased a 400,000 acre area of land in the heart of the Amazon rainforest from a logging company for the sole purpose of it's preservation.
Ted Koppel retired from Nightline on November 22.
The ending of 2005 romantic comedy Fever Pitch had to be rewritten, with additional filming, when the Red Sox defeated the Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals to win the 2004 World Series. The writers had originally assumed the Red Sox would lose.
Dan rather retired from the CBS Evening News on March 9. #Courage
Bhutan became the first country in the world to ban all sale of nicotine products.
Croatian architect installed a set of large marble stairs that descends into the sea that effectively transform the entire area into a colossal musical instrument played by the motions of the winds and the sea. It is called 'The Zadar Sea Organ'.
Mark Felt, a 92-year-old retired FBI agent was revealed to be 1972's "Deep Throat" who helped take down the Nixon presidency.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore got married on September 24.
England's Prince Charles married long-time flame Camilla Parker Bowles
Heidi Klum and Seal were married on May 10
Rather than use CGI, Tim Burton had 40 squirrels trained to crack nuts for Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 2005: $2,400,000
In order to prove that the bacteria H. pylori could cause stomach ulcers, an Australian doctor named Barry J. Marshall drank a culture of H. pylori, developed an ulcer, and successfully treated it with antibiotics. He won a Nobel Prize for it.
Watching Grey's Anatomy
Wearing Supersized Sunglasses
Lindsay's parents, Dina and Michael Lohan officially divorced.
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey (mutual)
Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger (annulled 4 months after the marraige)
Jude Law and Sienna Miller (His affair with the nanny, we hear)
No Surprise Here:
|1st appearances & 2005's Most Popular Christmas
gifts, toys and presents:
Webkinz plush animals, Barbie as Harley Quinn
Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff, Destiny's Child, and Raven-Symoné dolls
|Best Film Oscar Winner:
Crash (Presented in 2006)
|Top Ten Books:
1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Price
2. You: The Owner's Manual
-Micheal Roizen & Mehmet C. Oz
5. The World Is Flat
-Thomas L. Friedman
-Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
8. The Broker
-James Patterson and Howard Roughan
10. 4th of July
|Top Ten CDs:
1. The Massacre - 50 Cent
2. The Emancipation of Mimi - Mariah Carey
3. American Idiot - Green Day
4. Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
5. Monkey Business - Black Eyed Peas
6. X&Y - Coldplay
7. Love. Angel. Music. Baby - Gwen Stefani
8. The Documentary - The Game
9. Late Registration - Kanye West
10. Feels Like Today - Rascal Flatts
|Top Ten DVDs:
1. The Incredibles
2. Shark Tale
3. Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
4. Meet The Fockers
6. National Treasure
10. Batman Begins
The Big Movies:
1. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
|2005 Most Popular TV shows:
1. American Idol (Fox)
2. CSI (CBS)
3. Desperate Housewives (ABC)
4. Greys Anatomy (ABC)
5. Without a Trace (CBS)
6. Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
7. Survivor: Guatemala (CBS)
8. CSI: Miami (CBS)
9. House (Fox)
10. Survivor: Panama (CBS)
The biggest Pop Artists of 2005 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 2005:
|Popular Music in 2005 - # 1 Hits of 2005|