Pop Culture Madness!


2008 Trivia

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World Series Champions:
Philadelphia Phillies
Superbowl Champions:
New York Giants
NBA Champions:
Boston Celtics
Stanley Cup Champs:
Detroit Red Wings
U.S. Open Golf:
Tiger Woods
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Roger Federer/Serena Williams
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Rafael Nadal/Venus Williams
NCAA Football Champions:
Florida
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Kansas
Kentucky Derby:
Big Brown
World Cup (Soccer):
N/A
The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Scarlett Johansson, Sarah Michelle Geller, Christina Aguilera, Charlize Theron, Megan Fox, Jessica Biel, Beyonce, Marissa Miller, Eva Longoria, Vanessa Hudgens, Rihanna, Hayden Panerriere, Elisha Cuthbert, Eva Mendes, Lindsay Lohan, Kristen Stewart, Ashley Tisdale
Time Magazine's Person of the Year:
Barack Obama
Miss America:
Kirsten Haglund

2008 Pop Culture News:

The year 2008 was declared the International Year of the Potato by tne UN.

Joel Waul set the Guinness World Record with a 9400 lb rubber band ball comprised of 700,000 rubber bands. It was purchased by Ripley's Believe It or Not in 2009.

The first literal music video uploaded - Take on Me

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 2008: $2,700,000

The Picture:
Bruce Willis, ex-wife Demi Moore and her new husband Ashton Kutcher went sailing and fishing together, and this oddly disturbing, unretouched photo is proof of the event!
The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
1. The Dark Knight
2. Iron Man
3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
4. Hancock
5. WALL-E
6. Kung Fu Panda
7. Twilight
8. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
9. Quantum of Solace
10. Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
2008 Most Popular TV shows:
1. American Idol Results (Fox)
2. Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
3. CSI (CBS)
4. NCIS (CBS)
5. The Mentalist (CBS)
6. Sunday Night Football (NBC)
7. Desperate Housewives (ABC)
8. Two and a Half Men (CBS)
9. Criminal Minds (CBS)
10. Grey's Anatomy (ABC)

The biggest Pop Artists of 2008 include:
AC/DC, Adele, Alicia Keyes, Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears, Coldplay, Jack Johnson, Jonas Brothers, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Mariah Carey, Metallica, Pink, Rihanna, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, T.I.,

(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 2008:
December 1, 2007 - January 4, 2008: Alicia Keys - No One

January 5, 2008 - March 14, 2008: Flo Rida featuring T-Pain - Low

March 15, 2008 - April 4, 2008: Usher featuring Young Jeezy - Love in This Club

April 5, 2008 - April 11, 2008: Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love

April 12, 2008 - May 2, 2008: Mariah Carey - Touch My Body

May 3, 2008 - May 23, 2008: Lil Wayne featuring Static Major - Lollipop

May 24, 2008 - June 27, 2008: Rihanna - Take a Bow

June 28, 2008 - July 4, 2008: Coldplay - Viva la Vida

July 5, 2008 - August 22, 2008: Katy Perry - I Kissed a Girl

August 23, 2008 - September 5, 2008: Rihanna - Disturbia

September 6, 2008 - September 26, 2008: T.I. - Whatever You Like

September 27, 2008 - October 17, 2008: Pink - So What

October 18, 2008 - October 24, 2008: T.I. featuring Rihanna - Live Your Life

October 25, 2008 - December 12, 2008: Britney Spears - Womanizer

December 13, 2008 - January 16, 2009: Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
Popular Music in 2008 - # 1 Hits of 2008