In the history books, 2010 will be remembered by divisive political debates, shifts in the cultural landscape and – we hope – the last year of economic uncertainty.
But we will always remember Lady Gaga wearing a meat dress. The singer/activist and show woman had the best-selling album of 2010, “The Fame Monster” and made memorable fashionable statements, including the meat dress, which she wore to the MTV Video Music Awards. As comedian Chris Rock told Dan Patrick on CNN, "Well, she’s Lady Gaga," he said. "She’s not ’Lady Behave Yourself.’ Do you want great behavior from a person named Gaga? Is this what you were expecting?"
Enjoy the last hours of a wild year by taking this pop culture quiz.
1. How many actors played the Winklevoss twins in “The Social Network”?
2. How much did “the Next Three Days” starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe make it its first three days?
A. $50 million
B. $125 million
C. $6.5 million
3. Which one of these series debuted – and was canceled – in 2010?
D. All of the above
4. This reality TV star is 23 years old, was paid $11,000 to make an appearance at a tanning salon, and is dating a man named Jionni. Who is she?
5. Fill in the blank: Which characters are speaking to one another in these television series highlights from 2010?
_______: We’re a very traditional family.
_______: That’s what the disabled lesbian shaman who blessed Lily’s room said, too
______: I’m going to kill you.
______: How do you plan to do that?
______: It’s a surprise.
______: It’s your job. I give you money, you give me ideas.
______: And you never say thank you.
______: That’s what the money is for!
“The Good Wife”
______: You came into my office. Last night, after you left, you came back to my office – why?
______: …help me out, please? I mean, we had... We had... whatever we had at Georgetown, and I just...
______: But you came back.
______: I know. It was wrong.
6. Match the Palin with the 2010 moment
A Bristol Palin
B Sarah Palin
C Willow Palin
D Todd Palin
1. Scribbled notes on hand
2. Got engaged, then unengaged
3. Sent threatening emails to a GOP candidate
4. Accused of posting anti-gay slurs on Facebook
7. Match the quote with the person
A. BP’s Tony Heyward
B. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell of Delaware
C. JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater
D. Talk show host Conan O’Brien
1. “I’m not a witch. I’m you”
2. “I’d like my life back.”
3. "I’m happy to report that we’re already No. 1 in TBS’ key demographic — people who can’t afford HBO."
4. "I’ve been in this business 20 years. And that’s it, I’m done."
8. Match the uncoupled celebrity couples
A. Zac Efron
B. Courtney Cox
D. Kim Kardashian
1. David Arquette
2.. Reggie Bush
3. Vanessa Hudgens
4. Tony Parker
9. Match the national broadcast or publication with the South Carolina public figure featured:
B. The cover of Newsweek
C. “The Early Show”
D. “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”
1. Former S.C. First Lady Jenny Sanford
2. Former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene
3. Gov.-elect Nikki Haley
4. Stephen Colbert
10. Which You Tube video had the most views in 2010?
1. “Double Rainbow”
2. “This Too Shall Pass” from OkGo
3. “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like”
4. “Bed Intruder Song”
11. Who is Ruth Bourdain?
12. Which of these is not a real fast food offering?
A. Double Down
B. Pancake Stackers
C. Ruben Tuesdays
1. Technically, two: Actor Armie Hammer played Cameron and Hammer’s face digitally superimposed on the head of actor Josh Pence to portray Tyler, the other half of the twin set.
2. $6.5 million, one of the worst starts for any film in nationwide release this year and the lowest opening for a picture starring Crowe since the 2006 bomb "A Good Year." In contrast, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” made $125 million in its first five days of release.
3. D. All of the above. “Rubicon” was on AMC; “Outlaws” was on NBC, and failed despite the star power of Jimmy Smits as a Supreme Court justice who resigns to go into private practice again; “Terriers” was on FX.
4. Nicole Polizzi, better known as Snooki, a cast member of the MTV show, “Jersey Shore.”
5. “Modern Family:” Cam to Mitchell
“Lost:” Jack to Locke
“Mad Men:” Don Draper to Peggy Olson
“The Good Wife:” Will to Alicia
6. A, 2; B, 1; C, 4; D, 3.
7. A, 2; B, 1; C, 4; D, 3.
8. A, 3; B, 1; C, 4; D, 2
9. A, 4;Charleston native and funnyman Colbert testified in character at a U.S. House hearing about immigration in September.
B, 3; Haley was featured twice in 2010; as a “Face of the New South” on Newsweek’s cover in July and one of four political women on the cover in September.
C, 1; the ex-wife of Gov. Mark Sanford admitted that she was dating again in an appearance on “The Early Show” in October
D, 2; Greene, who unexpectedly won the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, drew national attention after an interview with the MSNBC commentator in June.
8. “The Bed Intruder Song” from Auto-Tune the News, was You Tube’s most popular video of 2010. It featured an interview with Antoine Dodson, who spoke about a crime that victimized his sister. It got 56,851,487 views.
9. Ruth Bourdain is the Twitter handle for the fictional spawn of former Gourmet magazine editor Ruth Reichl and sass-talking chef Anthony Bourdain. The freakishly androgynous anonymously-penned mashup ruled the Twittersphere, retooling the real Reichl’s lyrical tweets into raunchy, acerbic comic fodder (most of it unfit to print).
10. C. Double Down is KFC’s chicken patties/sandwich; Pancake Stackers is IHOP’s crustless cheesecake filling surrounded by two buttermilk pancakes and topped with a strawberry, blueberry or cinnamon apple compote and whipped topping