10 Year Anniversary Pop Culture

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Happy Anniversary, Awesome S--t From 2006!

This year is the tenth anniversary of a lot of things we loved (and still do) from way back in 2006.

You know, those simpler times when Justin Timberlake was making his musical comeback and things were just heating up between Channing Tatum and future wifey Jenna Dewan.

Let's take a moment to feel old and revisit some of our favorite things that are turning 10 this year.

1. Justin Timberlake's second studio album FutureSex/LoveSounds turns 10 in September. Remember when JT was busy being an actor, while everyone was begging for new music, then "SexyBack" came out and we all lost our minds? Totally worth the wait.

Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus

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2. March marks 10 years since Hannah Montana made its Disney Channel debut. Things done changed, Miley Cyrus. Now we truly have "The Best of Both Worlds": we can binge-watch old episodes for our throwback Miley fix, and we can get wild to Bangerz. Everyone wins.

America's Next Top Model, Tyra Banks, J. Alexander, Miss J,  Yu Tsai, Kelly Cutrone

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3. September is The CW's birthday! After UPN and The WB called it quits, The CW was born and we've been obsessively marathoning America's Next Top Model and The Vampire Diaries ever since.

Jenna Dewan, Channing Tatum, Step Up

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4. Before Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum became one of the cutest Hollywood couples ever they were costars in Step Up, which celebrates its anniversary in August. We knew that onscreen chemistry was going somewhere.

Zac Efron, High School Musical

5. There's another Disney Channel milestone coming up in January. High School Musical is 10-years-old. Even though the now grownup stars have been "Breaking Free" since then, we'll never forget teeny Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Tisdale.

Amy Winehouse, Back To Black, Album Cover


6. Amy Winehouse's rise to fame was quick in late 2006 with the October release of her second album Back to Black, which had us singing along to songs like "Rehab" and "You Know I'm No Good."

Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott, Birthday


7. Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott celebrate a decade together in May. The parents of four married nearly 10 years ago. Though they've faced some challenges, as documented in Lifetime's True Tori, the family continues moving forward despite the drama.

Time Magazine, Person of the Year 2006

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8. In case you forgot, "You" was chosen in 2006 as Time magazine's Person of the Year. Thanks to all of that stuff we create for the Internet on social media and content sites, Time magazine gave us this useless awesome honor we can put on our LinkedIn profiles.

Facebook Logo


9. Facebook had previously had a limited user base, but in September 2006 the site was opened to everyone aged 13 and older with a valid e-mail address. And that's when our families took over, and everything changed.

Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, Suri Cruise

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10. Suri Cruise, the daughter of the now divorced Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, turns 10 in April. (The couple tied the knot later that year in a lavish ceremony.) They grow up so fast!

Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest

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11. A sequel was the biggest movie at the box office in 2006. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was a huge success, proving audiences just can't get enough of Johnny Depp in eyeliner.

Eat Pray Love, Book

12. Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love was one of the top books a decade ago, a memoir which was later made into a 2010 film adaptation starring Julia Roberts. Oprah Winfrey even dedicated two episodes of her talk show to discussing the book—you have to respect an Oprah pick!

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