How Well Do You Remember The Icons of the Early 2000s?

Because there's always a good reason for a throwback

“They don’t make movies, music, etc., like they used to” is what we always hear our parents, titos and titas, and anybody else a couple of years older than us say. And as pop culture icons, like Paris Hilton celebrated their birth month, we find ourselves saying the same thing, too. Where are the Bring It On’s, You Got Served and Save the Last Dance of this generationWhat’s today’s High School Musical or Camp Rock?? Whatever happened to 50 Cent, Outkast and Missy Elliott??? Though there are plenty of great artists and talented individuals out there today, they really just don’t make entertainment like they did in the early 00’s.

So here, we pay tribute to some of the icons of that era, from music to movies to reality TV.

Music: guess the song title!

1 “Go shorty, it's your birthday, we gonna party like it's your birthday”

a. In Da Club, 50 Cent

b. P.I.M.P, 50 Cent

c. Window Shopper, 50 Cent

d. Wanksta, 50 Cent

2 “(She give me money) now, I ain't sayin' she a gold digger, (when I'm in need) but she ain't messin' with no broke niggas”

a. Yeah, Usher

b. Heartless, Kanye West

c. Gold Digger, Kanye West

d. U Got It Bad, Usher

3 “So baby gimme dat ‘Toot toot,’ and lemme give ya that ‘Beep beep’”

a. Untitled, D’Angelo

b. Just Friends, Jagged Egde

c. Wifey, Next

d. Ignition Remix, R. Kelly

4 “I was like, good gracious - ass is bodacious (uhh), flirtacious, tryin to show patience”

a. Dilemma, Nelly

b. Country Grammar, Nelly

c. Hot in Herre, Nelly

d. E.I., Nelly

5 “You think you've got it, oh, you think you've got it, but "got it" just don't get it, 'til there's nothing at all”

a. Shake Ya Ass, Mystikal

b. Dance Tonight, Lucy Pearl

c. No More, Ruff Endz

d. Hey Ya, Outkast

Now can you guess the artist?


a. Shaggy

b. Ja Rule

c. Joe

d. Changing Faces 


a. Erykah Badu

b. Mya

c. Toni Braxton

d. Missy Elliott'


a. Destiny’s Child

b. 3LW

c. TLC

d. SWV


a. Mary Mary

b. Aaliyah

c. Ashanti

d. Sade


a. Mya

b. Toni Braxton

c. Alicia Keys

d.  Ashley Price        


1.      a – In Da Club, 50 Cent

2.      c – Gold Digger, Kanye West

3.      d – Ignition Remix, R. Kelly

4.      c – Hot in Herre, Nelly

5.      d – Outkast, Hey Ya!

6.      a – Shaggy

7.      d – Missy Elliott

8.      a – Destiny’s Child

9.      b – Aaliyah

10.  c – Alicia Keys

TV: trivia time!

The Simple Life


Paris Hilton initially wanted her sister, Nicky to do The Simple Life with her, but the latter said it didn’t sound like fun. Kimberly Stewart and Casey Johnson were the other top choices but they obviously said no, so Paris finally asked Nicole who immediately said yes because she wanted to travel with her BFF (aww)!

The show ran for five seasons before coming to a screeching halt due to several complications, including Paris and Nicole serving jail time for drinking under the influence.

American Idol

The most quoted judge from the show was Simon Cowell. His top three quotes?

“My advice would be, if you want to pursue a career in the music business, don't.”

“If your lifeguard duties were as good as your singing, a lot of people would be drowning.”

“There was one great part to your song—it was the end!”

Laguna Beach The Real Orange County

In an interview with Oprah, Kristin Cavallari revealed that she and the rest of the cast of Laguna Beach were manipulated by the producers. Case in point: that time then boyfriend-Stephen Colletti would take out Lauren Conrad and bring her flowers, “which never would’ve happened if it wasn’t for the show,” she told Oprah.

Queer Eye For The Straight Guy a.k.a QEFTSG

Queer Eye For The Straight Guy is the first of its kind on TV. What’s so great about it was how the show transcended sexual orientation and became more about The Fab Five’s—Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley and Jai Rodriguez—larger-than-life personalities and the guys they’ve transformed for the better.

Also can we talk about the new Queer Eye on Netflix? It will give you so much life. Stream it now.


The Anna Nicole Show

Anna Nicole Smith may have gone too soon, but her memories and honest—and often feminist—AF memes are forever.

Anna Nicole Smith, who first worked as a waitress then a stripper, shot to fame after sending photos to Playboy as thanks to her striking resemblance to Jayne Mansfield. She lived a colorful life and died shortly after the untimely death of her 20-year-old son Daniel.

Movies: can you guess the movie based on pictures or quotes alone?

1 “Too many guys think I'm a concept, or I complete them, or I'm gonna make them alive. But I'm just a fucked-up girl who's lookin' for my own peace of mind; don't assign me yours.”

a. The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

b. American Psycho

c. Spirited Away



a. Harry Potter

b. The Lord of the Rings

c. Gladiator



a. Pulp Fiction

b. Almost Famous

c. Kill Bill

4 “Bottom line is... we're around each other and... this thing, it grabs the hold of us again... at the wrong place... at the wrong time... and we're dead.”

a. Brokeback Mountain

b. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

c. American Psycho



a. Finding Nemo

b. Howl’s Moving Castle

c.  Spirited Away

6 “Es-cap-ay. That's funny, it's spelled just like 'Escape.'”

a. Monsters Inc.

b. Finding Nemo

c. Shark Tale

7 “I like to dissect girls. Did you know I'm utterly insane?”

a.  American Psycho

b. Gladiator

c. Kill Bill



a. That 70s Show

b. Almost Famous

c. Vanilla Sky


1. a - The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

2. b - The Lord of the Rings

3. c - Kill Bill

4. a - Brokeback Mountain

5. c - Spirited Away

6. b - Finding Nemo

7. a - American Psycho

8. b - Almost Famous

Words Sarah Santiago

Art Alex Lara

Featured Image via facebook.com/ParisHiltonEntertainment

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