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5 Milestone Pop Culture Anniversaries To Celebrate In 2019

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It’s the start of another new year and 2019 will celebrate several anniversaries of some of the most iconic pop culture events in history. From music albums and movie releases to celebrity news and more, let’s take a moment to remember the past as we feel a little bit older.

Backstreet Boys’ ‘I Want It That Way’

Nearly 20 years ago on April 12, 1999, Backstreet Boys released the boy band’s biggest hit, “I Want It That Way.” The song reached No. 1 in over 25 countries, shooting Backstreet Boys into instant stardom. Their popularity has withstood the test of time. Once you’re a fan of the boy band, you’re always a fan.

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Release Of ‘The Sixth Sense’

It’s been 20 years since young child actor Haley Joel Osment spoke one of the most iconic lines in film history: “I see dead people.” The supernatural horror movie, starring Bruce Willis, was released on August 6, 1999, and went on to earn over $672 million and six Academy Award nominations.

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Britney Spears’ ‘…Baby One More Time’

This may be hard to believe, but it’s been 20 years since Britney Spears’ debut album …Baby One More Time was released in January 1999. The album has some of the pop star’s most famous songs, including “(You Drive Me) Crazy,” “Sometimes,” and the iconic title track. The album sold more than 32 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time.

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Kanye West And Taylor Swift’s Infamous VMA Incident

Ten years ago, on September 13, 2009, Taylor Swift received the MTV Video Music Award (VMA) for Best Female Video. But it’s hard to forget the moment when Kanye West ran onto the stage, grabbed Swift’s microphone, and shouted his now-famous statement: “Imma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!”

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‘Sesame Street’ Celebrates 50 Years

2019 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of PBS’s famous children’s program, Sesame Street. Premiering on November 10, 1969, an estimated number of 77 million Americans have since watched the show and have fallen in love with its characters, including Big Bird, the Cookie Monster, and Elmo. The program has won 167 Emmy Awards— more than any other children’s program in television history.

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Stan Lee Joins Forces With Mark Hamill For Final Animated Role

The death of Stan Lee still stings for everyone in the comic book world. One thing people will miss is seeing him in Marvel movies. Aside from live action performances, his animated appearances have been a treat. His final animated role has been revealed, and it's with a beloved Jedi. Lee's Important Message Lee is featured on a recent episode...

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Five Easter Eggs In Black Mirror That Prove It’s A Shared Universe

Netflix's Black Mirror isn't just a tech-gone-wrong Twilight Zone anymore. With the recent release of the interactive "Bandersnatch" episode, it has been breaking ground in all facets of television. Though the episodes are disjointed, there are definitely some hints that the characters are in a shared universe. Next time you rewatch the series, look for these five Easter eggs. "Grain" technology [caption...

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What Is The Cast Of Battlestar Galactica Up To Now?

It has been ten years since Battlestar Galactica left our screens. Despite its rocky finale, it is still regarded as one of the best modern sci-fi shows ever made. From its fantastically written characters to its intricately woven plot, to its biting social commentary, the effects of Battlestar Galactica are still being felt in the TV industry. But just how are...

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