Pop Culture Madness!

2005 Trivia

<< - 2004
World Series Champions:
Chicago White Sox
Superbowl XXXIX Champions:
New England Patriots
NBA Champions:
San Antonio Spurs
Stanley Cup Champs:
U.S. Open Golf:
Michael Campbell
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies):
Roger Federer/Justine Henin-Hardenne
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Roger Federer/Venus Williams
NCAA Football Champions:
NCAA Basketball Champions:
North Carolina
Kentucky Derby:
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
The Heartthrob(s):
Matthew McConaughey, Terrence Howard, Anderson Cooper, Tim McGraw, Denzel Washington, Justin Timberlake, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Jaoquin Phoenix, Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Jude Law

"The Quote":

"I'm the decider"
- President George W. Bush

Time Magazine's Person of the Year:
Good Samaritans, Represented by Bono, Bill Gates, and Melinda Gates
Miss America:
Diedre Downs (Birminham, AL)
Miss USA:
Chelsea Cooley (North Carolina)
The Scandals:

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 leaves Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie

December 12 - Dina and Michael Lohan officially divorced

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.
(Spoiler :Joran van der Sloot did it.)

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.
'nuff said about that.

Writer Death by Suicide: Hunter S. Thompson

Nerd News:

The fasted whack with a Badminton racket was by Fu Haifeng, clocking at 206 MPH.

Dannu Boatwright won Survivor:Guatemala

Ted Koppel retired from Nightline on November 22

Dan rather retired from the CBS Evening News on March 9. 'Courage'

Mark Felt, a 92-year-old retired FBI agent was revealed to be 1972's "Deep Throat" who helped take down the Nixon presidency.

Ashtun 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

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 2005: $2,400,000

The Habits:

Sudoku, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook opened up for High School students in September 2005.

Watching Penguins

Watching Grey's Anatomy

Wearing Supersized Sunglasses


Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston (Homewrecker: Angelina Jolie)

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:

Mary Kay Letourneau married just-turned-21 Vili Fualaau, the student she met (and had sex with) when he was 12.

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
-J.K. Rowling
2. You: The Owner's Manual
-Micheal Roizen & Mehmet C. Oz
3. 1776
-David McCullough
4. Eldesi
-Christopher Paolini
5. The World Is Flat
-Thomas L. Friedman
6. Blink
-Malcolm Gladwell
7. Freakonomics
-Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
8. The Broker
-John Grisham
9. Honeymoon
-James Patterson and Howard Roughan
10. 4th of July
-James Patterson
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
5. Madagascar
6. National Treasure
7. Ray
8. Cinderella
9. Bambi
10. Batman Begins

The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)

1. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardobe
3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
4. War of the Worlds
5. King Kong
6. Wedding Crashers
7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
8. Batman Begins
9. Madagascar
10. Mr. & Mrs. Smith

2005 Most Popular TV shows:
1. American Idol (Fox)
2. CSI (CBS)
3. Desperate Housewives (ABC)
4. Grey’s 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:
Akon, Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Bow Wow, Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, Ciara, Coldpaly, Destiny's Child, Eminem, Fall Out Boy, 50 Cent, Frankie J, The Game, Green Day, Gwen Stefani, Jesse McCartney, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney, Ludacris, Mariah Carey, Mario, Missy Elliott, Nickelback, The Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna, T.I., Ying Yang Twins

(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:
December 11, 2004 - December 31, 2005: Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot

January 1, 2005 - March 4, 2005: Mario - Let Me Love You

March 5, 2005 - May 6, 2005: 50 Cent featuring Olivia - Candy Shop

May 7, 2005 - June 3, 2005: Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl

June 4, 2005 - July 1, 2005: Mariah Carey - We Belong Together

July 2, 2005 - September 16, 2005: Carrie Underwood - Inside Your Heaven

September 17, 2005 - November 25, 2005: Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger

November 26, 2005 - December 30, 2005: Chris Brown - Run It!

December 31, 2005 - January 13, 2006: Mariah Carey - Don't Forget About Us