On June 29, 2007, our pockets, purses and priorities were changed forever by the launch of the iPhone. But at the time, Apple’s hottest gadget wasn’t even the biggest news of the year.
Here are 10 other major pop culture events we were freaking out about a decade ago.
Anna Nicole Smith died
Few Hollywood tales were as tragic — or twisted — than the death of actress and former Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith, who had been embroiled in a legal battle over her late husband’s billion-dollar estate for more than a decade at the time she died. Five months before her accidental overdose, Smith’s 20-year-old son Daniel had also fatally overdosed, devastating the reality star. As popular as Smith had been in the tabloids when she was alive, her death and ongoing legal battles provided endless fodder for speculation, consuming the news cycle that year. Read more…
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