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Subject: 2005: Year in Review

Written By: what!? on 11/21/05 at 12:13 am

Things that defined the year:

Music:

-Continued success of Green Day
-The "comeback" of Mariah Carey
-Fall Out Boy
-"Hollaback Girl"
-Pussycat Dolls
-50 Cent-mania
-Young "Jeezy"

Movies:

ummm.... Batman?
Okay there was Sin City and Hitchhiker's was supposed to be good, even though I didn't get to see it  >:(

TV:

"LOST"
Wave of "LOST" ripoffs

Politics: War in Iraq, terrorism, Katrina/Rita/Wilma

Video games: XBOX 360

Other: Discontinuation of Vanilla Coke, gas prices





Subject: Re: 2005: Year in Review

Written By: Electric Youth on 11/21/05 at 3:14 am

Ashley Tisdale is the breakthrough actress, though has fanbase of kids, teens, and a couple young adults...

Subject: Re: 2005: Year in Review

Written By: TarzSp on 11/21/05 at 3:16 am

Music:  Mariah Carey's Comeback, Green Day being Huge, Kelly Clarkson scoring numerous #1's

Movies:  Obviously the last Star Wars movie "Revenge of the Sith"

TV:  "Lost", and yes, the "Lost" ripoffs

That's all I can think of

Subject: Re: 2005: Year in Review

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/21/05 at 12:18 pm

Movies:

Batman Begins
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Chicken Little
Corpse Bride
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
King Kong
Madagascar
March of the Penguins
Sin City
Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
War of the Worlds
Wedding Crashers

Whewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww......  ;D

Subject: Re: 2005: Year in Review

Written By: Batfan2005 on 11/22/05 at 12:26 pm

News:
-Michael Jackson trial
-Hurricane Katrina
-London Bombings
-Paris riots
-Pope Benedict
-Terry Schiavo
-Baseball players on steroids

Pop-culture:
Paris Hilton's Carls Jr. commercial
Lindsay Lohan's crashes with the paparazzi
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline (their reality show and their baby)
Rumors about Nick and Jessica's breakup

Trends:
-PSP
-V Cast phones
-XBox 360

Music:
-Mariah Carey's comeback
-Green Day's comeback
-Gwen Stefani
-Kelly Clarkson
-Kanye West's 2nd album
-Young artists/groups (i.e. Bobby Valentino, Omarion, Bow Wow, Pretty Ricky, B5)
-50 Cent and The Game

Movies:
-Batman Begins
-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
-Fantastic Four
-Star Wars Episode III
-Mr. and Mrs. Smith
-War of the Worlds

TV shows:
-Everybody Hates Chris
-My Name is Earl
-Mind of Mencia
-American Dad
-The War at Home
-Prison Break
-Rome

Subject: Re: 2005: Year in Review

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/30/05 at 11:15 am

This article was in yesterday's paper. I was cracking up as I read it.


http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051229/NEWS/512290319


(I would copy the whole article but it is long)



Cat

Subject: Re: 2005: Year in Review

Written By: Stompgal on 12/30/05 at 11:48 am

Things I remember from 2005

News
Countdown presenter Richard Whitely passes away
Busted split
George Best dies
Gay couples marry
Bradford policewoman shot dead
Two dogs killed by children's motorbikes on Christmas day
Mutya leaves Sugababes after having a baby in March
Nick and Jessica split
Gwen Stefani is pregnant
Britney has a baby boy caled Sean Preston
Kylie has been diagnosed with breast cancer (announced on my 18th birthday)
7th July bombings in London

Music
Elvis returns to the charts and has the UK's 1000th number 1
Shayne Ward makes Christmas no.1
New bands include Pussycat Dolls and Son of Dork
New artists include James Blunt and Daniel Powter
Live 8 takes place on July 2nd


TV
Totally Scott-Lee and South Park launch on MTV UK
Lost is launched and Big Brother returns on Channel 4
Des Lynam presents Countdown after Richard's death
The third series of Little Britain launches on BBC1

Movies
Star Wars Edisode III is given a 12A rating in the UK and a PG-13 rating in the USA
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is given the same ratings as above
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Aviator
Nanny McPhee
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Corpse Bride
War of the Worlds

Subject: Re: 2005: Year in Review

Written By: whistledog on 12/30/05 at 11:50 am


Mutya leaves Sugababes after having a baby in March


Did she leave Sugababes for good?

Subject: Re: 2005: Year in Review

Written By: woops on 12/30/05 at 9:23 pm

Reality tv shows still thriving  ::)  :P

MTV2 added a another new logo, a two headed dog



Jack FM, OK ... though repetative like most radio stations



"Family Guy" returns to Fox


Deborah Gibson posed for Playboy, released "Naked" (though flopped), and "Memory Lane Vol 1 & 2"... most people may think of her as a hasbeen, but atleast she still releases good music


Ashley Tisdale appears on a Disney Channel sitcom, though more likely to breakthrough in 2006

Subject: Re: 2005: Year in Review

Written By: YWN on 12/31/05 at 12:35 am

What, no This Modern World?

http://www.workingforchange.com/comic.cfm?itemid=20086
http://www.workingforchange.com/comic.cfm?itemid=20111

Subject: Re: 2005: Year in Review

Written By: whistledog on 12/31/05 at 12:41 am

Mariah Carey dominated the US charts with that god awful song 'We Belong Together'

INXS crown J.D. Fortune their new lead singer.  The song 'Pretty Vegas' becomes their first U.S. top 40 hit since 1991

Subject: Re: 2005: Year in Review

Written By: YWN on 12/31/05 at 12:45 am

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Subject: Re: 2005: Year in Review

Written By: Davester on 12/31/05 at 12:55 am

  Reported civilian deaths resulting from the US-led military intervention in Iraq;

  Maximum: 31160

  Minimum: 27636

  U.S. Deaths Confirmed By The DoD: 2175

  U.S. Missing or Captured: 1

  Other Coalition Member Deaths:

  Australia 1
  Bulgaria 13
  Denmark 2
  El Salvador 2
  Estonia 2
  Hungary 1
  Italy 27
  Kazakhstan 1
  Latvia 1
  Netherlands 2
  Poland 17
  Slovakia 3
  Spain 11
  Thailand 2
  Ukraine 18

  Journalists Killed in Iraq: 80

  Sources: icasualties, Iraq Body Count

  "Only the dead have seen the end of war..."
                                                              ~Plato
 
 

 

 

Subject: Re: 2005: Year in Review

Written By: whistledog on 12/31/05 at 1:19 am


That was on the top for way too long.  Occasionally her streak was interrupted by the Black Eyed Peas though, right?


No, she had a unbroken run at the top, whilst her other song Shake it Off sat at #2.  I forget what song eventually knocked her off.  But now she's back at the top with her new song Don't Forget About Us.  Currently all three songs are still in the U.S. top 50 .. 'We Belong Together' is actually rising again.  She just refuses to go away  >:(  ;D

Subject: Re: 2005: Year in Review

Written By: Zoso on 01/01/06 at 5:55 am

Song of the year - "Since You've Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson
It was a huge hit, it's a great song, she did well in 05.

Album of the year - "A Time To Love" by Stevie Wonder
Best album is a long, long time. Every song is great, no fillers. 10 years were well worth the wait, IMO.

Artist of the year - (tie) Mariah Carey & Kelly Clarkson
Mariah Carey made a huge comeback this year. Kelly Clarkson had a load of hits. Both girls did well.

Film of the year - Sin City
Brilliant film. I love the use of black and white with the bits of colour. Really impressive.

Book of the year - Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince
I love the Harry Potter story thus far, I couldn't wait to read this book and I can't wait to read the next book and finish of the brilliant tale of Harry Potter. HBP is the best HP book IMO. Everything is starting to unfold now, Harry's realised what he needs to do to kill Voldemort, and the shock factor made the book really good too. Snape killing Dumbledore was a big shock, and so was finding out Draco is a Death Eater. Great book.

Best event of the year - Michael Jackson being found not guilty
This was the biggest "in your face" event of the year. Everyone thought he would be found guilty, and most people hopes he would too. But when that "not guilty" verdit was read out, people went wild! Fans were joyous, media were bitter, and the public was in disbelief. If I was Michael, I would've jumped on top of the SUV and moonwalked. Then I would've got on TV and said, "Yall can say what you want because I'm not guilty. You've been saying all this time that I'm guilty and I'm going to jail. Well I've been vindicated by a jury of my peers so go eat crow bitched!"


Subject: Re: 2005: Year in Review

Written By: YWN on 01/01/06 at 2:26 pm


Song of the year - "Since You've Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson
It was a huge hit, it's a great song, she did well in 05.


Actually, I believe, she jumped on the "illiteracy is cool" bandwagon and titled it "Since U Been Gone".

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