70 Pictures That Perfectly Capture The Complete Chaos And Weirdness Of 2002

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1.Scarlett Johansson with her boyfriend, Jack Antonoff — yes, that Jack Antonoff.

scarjo and jack at a fashion show
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2.One of the last pictures of Nick and Jessica before they would break up. They *almost* look happy.

nick and jess are wearing matching yellow outfits
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3.Paris Hilton *casually* showing off her bedazzled flip phone.

paris has a pink bedazzled flip phone
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4.Kristen Stewart on the red carpet for the movie The Panic Room, which I totally forgot she was in.

kristen in all black on a red carpet
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5.Avril Lavigne in the iconic "Gettin' Lucky in Kentucky" Urban Outfitters graphic tee.

avril in a green shirt
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6.Lenny Kravitz and his daughter you might have heard of named Zoë.

lenny and zoe at a fashion week show
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7.Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair casually chatting after a little Juicy Couture shopping excursion.

selma and reese are sitting and chatting with a juicy bag on their chair
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8.Shane West and Mandy Moore trying to serve face at the Walk to Remember premiere.

mandy and shane are pursing their lips
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9.Ryan Gosling and Sandra Bullock when they were in love or something like that.

ryan and sandy and a glass of wine
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10.All-American couple Pam and Kid Rock eating at an All-American eating establishment: Hooters.

pam and kid are sipping sodas
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11.B2K and "He Loves U Not" singers, Dream.

b2k and dream are sitting on a couch together
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12.Jessica Biel in a B2K sandwich.

jessica biel presenting an award with b2k
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13.Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy as a couple.

ashton and brittany are dancing
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14.Ryan Seacrest and the other original Idol host they fired, Brian Dunkleman.

ryan and brian in pin stripe suits hosting idol
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15.Jack Osbourne being hounded by MTV spring breakers.

jack is at a pool with women hanging off him
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16.Fat Joe clenching Ashanti.

fat joe and ashanti on mtv spring break
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17.Mandy Moore using the latest technology to document her life.

mandy moore with a mini camera
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18.Kelly Clarkson with her iconic chunky highlights.

kelly has chunky highlights at the vmas
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19.Just, like, this HUGE crowd of people taking over Times Square during TRL.

a crowd of people take over times square
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20.Britney Spears giving an ode to leather daddies.

britney in black leather dress
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21.Betty White in a sensible pantsuit.

betty white is wearing a white pantsuit
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22.Paris Hilton in the lowest low-rise pants I've ever seen.

paris' pants are very very low
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23.Lindsay Lohan in the fashion accessory of the year: a very long, thin scarf with zero functionality.

lindsay has a thin black scarf
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24.Lindsay was a big advocate of the *useless* scarf trend.

lindsay is wearing a track suit and sandals and long thin scarf
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25.Beyoncé driving the Shaguar.

beyonce is driving a union jack car
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26.Jay-Z and Beyoncé in a denim on denim matching set.

jay and bey have denim on denim outfits
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27.Just, like, this picture of a guy putting movies back in a Blockbuster.

a man putting movies back in a blockbuster
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28.If these aisles could talk...

the aisles of blockbuster
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29.The Sprouse twins when they were practically infants.

the sprouse twins giving a thumbs up
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30.The Sprouse twins dressed as Kiss for some reason.

the sprouse twins are dressed as kiss rockers
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31.Kelly Osbourne and Diddy being forced to take a picture together.

kelly and diddy at a fashion show
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32.Samantha Mumba proudly showing off her two flip phones.

samantha mumba with 2 flip phones
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33.Prince William kissing Claudia Schiffer.

william and claudia going in for a kiss
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34.Prince William was *the* #1 crush of the time.

prince william at a polo match
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35.Ben and Jen in the midst of a passionate makeout.

ben and jen eating each other's faces
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36.She was really up in there.

jen is fiercly making out with ben
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37.The Baja Men with Steve Irwin.

the two groups are at the kids choice awards
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38.Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. and a rubber band ball.

freddie is holding the ball
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39.The one girl from t.A.T.u. grabbing the other girl from t.A.T.u.'s boobs.

they are grabbing each others chest
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40.The other girl from t.A.T.u. grabbing the one girl from t.A.T.u.'s boobs.

the other girl grabbing boobs
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41.They were really, really into this faux lesbian fantasy.

the one girl from tatu with her hands down the other girls pants
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42.Original besties Lalaine and Hilary doing manual labor.

lalain and hilary shoveling
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43.Hilary Duff at the Crossroads premiere in WWF-inspired jeans.

hilary has string up jeans
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44.Some children going up to the Rock with shirts that say "U Bring The Ass!"

kids and the rock and their weird shirts
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45.The Rock in a large white suit perfect for a retirement party at a local community center.

the suit is white
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46.The Rock and Verne Troyer doing that Rock eyebrow thing he always used to do.

the rock is lifting one eyebrow up
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47.The guys from BBMak showing off their original Karen haircuts.

the long in the front and chunky in the back haircut
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48.3/5 of NSYNC after getting dressed in the dark.

justin, chris, and jc in unmatching outfits
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49.JC can't even see, like...

a closeup of JC in his bucket hat
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50.Kelly Clarkson modeling her post-9/11 American flag couture.

kelly has an american flag handprint shirt on
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51.Brad and Jen looking somewhat like wax figures.

brad and jen at the golden globes
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52.Brad and Jen channeling their inner Pam and Kid Rock.

brad and jen looking like kid rock and pam anderson
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53.Mary-Kate and Ashley in matching outfits at the Goldmember premiere.

mk and a in blousy tops that somewhat match
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54.Mary-Kate and Ashley at the opening of their "fashion and entertainment store."

mk and a are outside their store
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55.Justin Timberlake in a fuzzy fedora and Avril-inspired saggy tie with Nelly and his little Band-Aid.

nelly and justin pretending to be friends
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56.A fashion accessory I'm actually pretty sure will never come back.

nelly with his band aid sticker
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57.Jimmy Fallon with his Enrique Iglesias mole.

jimmy impersonating enrique iglesias at the vma
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58.Jennifer Lopez awkwardly applauding Rudy Giuliani.

jlo is behind rudy at the vmas
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59.Christina Aguilera wearing a large clown tie unironically.

xtina has a large clown tie
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60.Christina Aguilera wearing a crochet onesie.

xtina is at the mtv euro awards
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61.JC Chasez advertising a website that was around for probably a month or two.

jc wearing a only artist dot com shirt
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62.Forgotten couple Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova.

enrique and anna at the vmas hugging it out
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63.Season 1 of American Idol.

kelly justin and the judges of american idol
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64.Real World: Las Vegas cast members.

8 strangers from las vegas at the vmas
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65.The "bad" girls of 2002.

Pink, Lisa Marie Presley and Avril Lavigne
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66.Britney Spears having a dance-off with Chris Kattan on SNL.

britney in between chris kattan and justin timberlake
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67.Just, like, this face Britney's making.

britney looks surprised
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68.Britney Spears pretending to laugh at something Jon Voight is saying on the Crossroads red carpet.

britney is fake laughing
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69.Britney and Justin at a basketball game.

britney is surprised by something justin is saying
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70.And last but not least, this picture that perfectly captures the essence of Jamie Lynn Spears.

JLS is twirling her hair
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