December 24th, 2009
2009 was the year that pop culture hysteria reached its peak, resulting in extreme highs and devastating lows.
Celebrity mania hit an all-time high — Twilight fans went to unbelievable lengths to be a part of the New Moon phenomenon.
We uncovered the shocking real reason why Kanye West crashed Taylor Swift’s VMA acceptance speech — and it had nothing to do with Beyonce.
Justin Bieber rose on a wave of hype this year. His feverish fans waited for hours just to catch a glimpse of him, and we got close enough to learn the secret to his appeal.
Jonas Brothers fans were reeling from the shock that Kevin had gotten married — but we’re the only ones who can say why he really did it.
The year was also deeply tragic. Michael Jackson fans were stunned by the unexpected death of our generation’s greatest entertainer, and the cause was finally revealed.
They seemed like the perfect couple, until Chris Brown brutally assaulted his girfriend Rihanna. We saw the effects the incident had on both of their careers.
And then there were the moments that had us laughing in disbelief:
The rise and fall of hip-hop’s unlikely bearded newcomer, how Pharrell translated a fast food craving into YouTube gold, and the celebrity blogger who accused will.i.am of punching him out.
Our team of pop culture junkies were just as shocked as we were by the year in entertainment.
Join us as we examine the most outrageous, devastating, triumphant, and above all, shocking moments of the past 12 months.
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