Pop Culture News, 2009
After attending President Obama's first state dinner (in honor of Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh) without an invitation, which couple was nicknamed the "White House Crashers"?
Michael Jackson, "The King of Pop," passed away in 2009 after being given a lethal dose of the anesthetic drug Propofol. His death was ruled a homicide. Who was Jackson's physician at the time of his death?
Nicknamed the "Octomom," this mother of 14 gave birth to eight babies in 2009, with the help of in-vitro fertilization:
This pilot was deemed a hero after deftly landing a commercial airplane—which had struck flock of geese and experienced engine failure—on the Hudson River. All 155 passengers and crew on board survived, with only minor injuries.
Known as much for her iconic blond hairstyle and a poster featuring her in a sexy red swimsuit as she was for her TV and movie roles, this actress battled anal cancer for several years before succumbing to the disease in 2009, at the age of 62.
Which U.S. Congressman from South Carolina yelled “You Lie!” during one of President Obama's health-care speeches, resulting in a formal rebuke by the House of Representatives?
Because of allergies in the family, the Obamas decided to adopt a dog that does not shed its fur. Bo, the newest addition to the First Family, is what kind of breed?
Which tennis star was fined $175,000 and put on probation following her explicative-laced rant at an official during this year's U.S. Open?
A minor car accident left which acclaimed sports star scrambling to explain away rumors of an extramarital affair?
Which of the following high-profile men did NOT publicly admit to having an extramarital affair, and later apologize, in 2009?
In October, the parents of six-year-old Falcon "Balloon Boy" Heene reported their son missing; he had reportedly climbed into an elaborate hot-air balloon and floated away. Days later, authorities discovered the event was a hoax, an attempt by the Heenes to secure a reality show. During an interview on what TV show did Falcon accidentally reveal the family's lie?
After battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years, this beloved actor and talented dancer passed away in 2009 at the age of 57: