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2009 Trivia

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World Series Champions:
New York Yankees
Superbowl Champions:
Pittsbugh Steelers
NBA Champions:
Los Angeles Lakers
Stanley Cup Champs:
Pittsburgh Penguins
U.S. Open Golf:
Lucas Glover
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Juan Martin del Potro/Kim Clijsters
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Roger Federer/Serena Williams
NCAA Football Champions:
NCAA Basketball Champions:
North Carolina
Kentucky Derby:
Mine That Bird

"The Quote"

"You guys might not know this, but I consider myself a bit of a loner. I tend to think of myself as a one-man wolf pack. But when my sister brought Doug home, I knew he was one of my own. And my wolf pack... it grew by one. So there... there were two of us in the wolf pack... I was alone first in the pack, and then Doug joined in later. And six months ago, when Doug introduced me to you guys, I thought, "Wait a second, could it be?" And now I know for sure, I just added two more guys to my wolf pack. Four of us wolves, running around the desert together, in Las Vegas, looking for strippers and cocaine. So tonight, I make a toast!"
- Alan, from The Hangover

Time Magazine's Person of the Year:
Ben Bernanke
The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Ions:
Christina Aguilera, Malin Akerman, Jessica Biel, Moon Bloodgood, Jordana Brewster, Penelope Cruz, Brooklyn Decker, Eliza Dushku, Anna Faris, Megan Fox, Mila Kunis, Adriana Lima, AnnaLynne McCord, Leighton Meester, Marisa Miller, Katy Perry, Bar Refaeli, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Lea Michele
Miss America:
Katie Stam
The Scandals:

Golfer Tiger Woods allegedly took part in extramarital affairs with ten women including Playboy model Loredana Jolie and porn star Holly Sampson.

Chris Brown's battery charges against Rihanna and the shocking picture of her black eye that surfaced on the internet.

Richard and Mayumi Heene of Fort Collins, Colorado claimed their 6-year-old child was trapped inside a gas balloon that floated up to altitudes of 7,000 feet. The incident received mass media attention but turned out to be a hoax.

Kanye West did not let Taylor Swift finish at the MTV VMA awards and interrupts her during her acceptance speech.

Michael Jackson, The King of Pop, died while preparing for a series of concerts. Prosecutors continue to question Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murry, about whether or not he prescribed Jackson a fatal dosage of Propofol.

Presidents Obama and Sarkozy noticed this young woman. French presidents are known for 'noticing' pretty young women, but American presidents normally don't get photographed in such positions.

2009 Pop Culture News:
Melissa and her husband Jackson Brandts were exploring Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park, Canada, when a ground squirrel photobombed their timed picture.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 2009: $3,000,000

The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
1. Avatar
2. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
4. The Twighlight Saga: New Moon
5. Up
6. The Hangover
7. Star Trek
8. The Blind Side
9. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
10. Sherlock Holmes
2009 Most Popular TV shows:
2. Sunday Night Football (NBC)
3. Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
4. The Mentalist (CBS)
5. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
6. CSI (CBS)
7. Desperate Housewives (ABC)
8. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
9. House (Fox)
10. CBS NFL Postgame

The biggest Pop Artists of 2009 include:
Black Eyed Peas, Colbie Caillat, Flo Rida, George Straite, Jay-Z, John Mayer, Justin Bieber, Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Kesha, Lady Gaga, Michael Bublé, Pink, Rihanna, Sugarland, Susan Boyle, Taylor Swift

(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 2009:
December 13, 2008 - January 16, 2009: Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)

January 17, 2009 - February 6, 2009: Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis - Just Dance

February 7, 2009 - February 20, 2009: Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You

February 21, 2009 - February 27, 2009: Eminem featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent - Crack a Bottle

February 28, 2009 - April 10, 2009: Flo Rida - Right Round

April 11, 2009 - April 17, 2009: Lady Gaga - Poker Face

April 18, 2009 - July 10, 2009: The Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow

July 11, 2009 - October 16, 2009: The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling

October 17, 2009 - October 23, 2009: Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne - Down

October 24, 2009 - November 6, 2009: Britney Spears - 3

November 7, 2009 - November 13, 2009: Owl City - Fireflies

November 14, 2009 - November 27, 2009: Jason Derülo - Whatcha Say

November 28, 2009 - January 1, 2010: Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind
Popular Music in 2009 - # 1 Hits of 2009