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Supporters of Conan O'Brien during his turbulent year pledged their affiliation with this image declaring I'm with ________:
By way of explanation.....
For more Conan trivia, check out our quiz on 2010: The Year in Conan O'Brien coming Thursday, 1/6
2. Filming a reality show in Washington, DC has apparently become all the rage. 2010 brought DC-based installments of each of the following franchises, with the exception of:
Top Chef
Real Housewives
The Bachelor
The Real World
3. "Being an actress isn't as fun as it may seem. If I don't love something anymore I stop doing it. I don't love acting anymore so I've stopped doing it." Though she recanted her decision later in the year, which actress issued the above farewell address to the industry when she stated that she would quit acting?
Elisha Cuthbert
Amanda Bynes
Scarlett Johansson
Anna Farris
There are approximately 25 Sexiest Woman Alive titles, none of them very official, bestowed each year. In 2010, Esquire's SWA went to the brunette seen here:
Mila Kunis
Kate Beckinsale
Minka Kelly
Jessica Alba
5. Look at your man. Now look at pitch man Isaiah Mustafa...Thanks to an unusually brilliant social media marketing Mustafa answered hundreds of questions from Twitter, Facebook, etc., which product's YouTube channel was the most popular of the day on July 14?
Bud Light
Old Spice
This magazine featured a cover photoshoot of the stars of Glee, and faced rather odd charges of pedophilia, even though all the actors in question are of age:
Rolling Stone
7. When the star of this cable series was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in March, production was put on hold, before the network decided to shoot a prequel without the actor's involvement:
Eastbound and Down
8. Yes, this really happened:

Which Dancing with the Stars contestant, along with his/her partner, performed a number while costumed in a bear suit?
The Situation
Florence Henderson
Bristol Palin
Jennifer Grey
9. If you've recently consumed more legumes than usual, it might be because the advertising icon Mr. Peanut, having gone without speaking for more than 100 years, suddenly had a voice - that of this Oscar nominee
James Earl Jones
Johnny Depp
Robert Downey, Jr.
Michael Douglas
10. 2010 was a big year for which celebrity who in May finally confirmed what had been long-suspected...that he is gay?
John Travolta
Ricky Martin
Mario Lopez
Richard Gere
11. Just before Halloween, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert staged joint/dueling rallies in Washington, DC. The name of the production was The Rally to Restore _________ and/or _______:
Courage / Fear
Responsibility / Irresponsibility
Sanity / Fear
Patriotism / Reverence
12. On July 6, Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail for violating parole. She was released after having served merely ______ in the Big House:
13. Reach was the latest installment in which popular video game franchise?
Resident Evil
Mario Brothers
Call of Duty
A Complex magazine photoshoot captures this young star, who is all but unrecognizable here. Who is it?
Michelle Trachtenberg
Lacey Chabert
Rachel McAdams
Hilary Duff
15. Hopefully the last we'll ever hear of Tila Tequila was her on-stage stoning when she appeared at the Gathering of the Juggalos in May. The Juggalos are rather fanatical followers of which niche music act?
Insane Clown Posse
New Pornographers
16. Southwest Airlines offered "heartfelt apologies" to which noted film director after he was booted from a flight for being a bit too large to fit in his seat?
Kevin Smith
Michael Moore
Joe Carahan
Mike Leigh
This is a screenshot from a new Rube Goldberg-flavored video by which band, noted for their innovative music videos?
Foo Fighters
Beastie Boys
18. 2010 was a particular turbulent year in the life of Sandra Bullock. Seemingly days after she one the Best Actress Oscar, her marriage to Jesse James went nuclear. Can you remember the name of the woman at the center of the affair when news first broke?
By way of explanation.....
Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, where are you now?
19. On the heels of her announced departure from Grey's Anatomy, Katherine Heigl graced the cover of EW with what two word headline/quote?
So Long
I'm Sorry
Who Cares?
Now What?
By way of explanation.....

Behold the sincerity:
20. In an interview at the beginning of May, Justin Bieber revealed that while he's on top of the pop culture world, he may be lacking a bit in the learnin' department, as he didn't know the meaning of this word:
By way of explanation.....
21. "Anytime someone talks about your figure constantly, you get nervous, you get really self-conscious. I was working my butt off on the show, and then all anyone was talking about was my body!" Which prime time star, who does indeed have a celebrated figure, spoke to New York magazine about wanting to be taken more seriously?
Sofia Vergara
Jeri Ryan
Christina Hendricks
January Jones
22. One of the more unlikely pop culture stories year was the remarkable success of the app game which dealt with Angry:
23. The very British-ly named Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, best known for being a Victoria's Secret model, had a good 2010. In addition to continuing her important work as a Victoria's Secret lingerie model, Rosie:
Was named to play the lead in the US-made version of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books
Was selected by Heidi Montag to be her business manager
Was named to replace Megan Fox as the female lead in Transformers 3
Was hand-picked by J.K. Rowling to write an authorized Harry Potter Sequel
24. A woman named Shannon Price became embroiled in the post-death scandal of this actor, when questions arose as to whether or not she had legal authorization to disconnect the life support of the man while he was in a coma:
Gary Coleman
Dennis Hopper
John Forsythe
Robert Culp
25. If you learned about the drug salvia during 2010, it may very well have been because of this celeb, who was scandalously linked to the intoxicant late in the year:
Ashlee Simpson
Miley Cyrus
Kristen Stewart
Rachel Utichel
26. An Emmy-nominated series ran a rather brilliant billboard ad saying that if _______ won best comedy series, star _______ would run naked down Sunset Blvd.
Glee / Lea Michele
The Office / Jenna Fischer
Modern Family / Sofia Vergara
30 Rock / Tina Fey
By way of explanation.....
SLW is contemplating a lawsuit against this violation of "truth in advertising" as the promised streaking did not occur.
27. It was a turbulent and near tragic year for this former American Idol winner, who was first accused of having an affair with a married person, and later was admitted to the hospital following a possible overdose:
Ruben Studdard
Kelly Clarkson
Taylor Hicks
28. The 2011 sequel to The Hangover made lots of news during casting in 2010, when a cast revolt led producers to rescind a role offered to pop culture pariah ________; meanwhile, former politician __________ was secured for an unlikely cameo.
Jessica Simpson / George HW Bush
Kate Gosselin / Colin Powell
Randy Quaid / Michael Dukakis
Mel Gibson / Bill Clinton
29. You may not know the name Paul "Bear" Vasquez, but if you're a fan of viral videos, you most likely know his most famous work. Vasquez became a YouTube celebrity as he was flummoxed by the wonders of a double:
Decker Bus
Cheeseburger with fries
Scotch on the rocks
By way of explanation.....
What does it mean????
30. A Logitech commercial features this actor, who is all but unrecognizable playing a man watching the actor's movies (an whose wife warns him that he might very well turn into the actor *fingers crossed*):
Ashton Kutcher
Kevin Bacon
John Malkovich
Keanu Reeves
By way of explanation.....


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