Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

These are the 25 most epic pop culture moments of the year.

Julia Lechner
1 of 26

The wild things that happened 10 years ago ...

One decade ago was a wild time in pop culture history. Let's revisit the anniversaries, major headlines and TV premieres that happened in 2007.

2 of 26

"Umbrella" was everywhere

Rihanna's "Umbrella" and Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" were all over the radio.

3 of 26

​Lindsay Lohan in trouble

Lindsay Lohan was arrested for a DUI and cocaine possession. She ultimately spent just 84 minutes in jail.

4 of 26

Britney Spears' rough year

The pop singer's year included a lackluster MTV VMAs performance, rehab and a surprise buzz cut.

5 of 26

High School Musical 2 debuted

Plus, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens were one of the biggest teen celeb couples that year.

6 of 26

Beauty queen fail

Caitlin Upton, at the Miss Teen USA pageant, went viral thanks to her confusing comments about "the Iraq," "the Asian countries" and why people can't find the U.S. on a map.

7 of 26

Gossip Girl premiered

The world was introduced to Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf when the series premiered on The CW.

8 of 26

The Spice Girls' reunion tour

The only place "Wannabe" fans wanted to be was at the show.

9 of 26

Jordin Sparks won American Idol

Sparks won American Idol in 2007. Blake Lewis was the runner-up.

10 of 26

Gerard Butler's chiseled six-pack

Thanks to the movie 300, Butler's bod was the talk of the town. Sorry, "this is Sparta!"

11 of 26

Prince's sexy Super Bowl performance

The musician performed at the Pepsi Halftime Show in the pouring rain.

12 of 26

Putin dominated the news

Vladimir Putin was named Time magazine's Person of the Year.

13 of 26

Anna Nicole Smith died

The 39-year-old model died of an overdose.

14 of 26

Harry Potter's fate revealed

The final installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, hit bookshelves.

15 of 26

Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered

... and the world was never the same.

16 of 26

Judd Apatow was comedy's top dog

Apatow's Knocked Up and Superbad both hit theaters.

17 of 26

The Sopranos finale aired

The series' final episode, featuring its infamous cut-to-black ending, aired on June 10.

18 of 26

The iPhone debuted

Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the device at Macworld in January, and it started shipping in the U.S. in June.

19 of 26

Another Hollywood starlet got in trouble

Paris Hilton left jail after being incarcerated for 23 days.

20 of 26

The View went through another shake-up

Whoopi Goldberg joined The View after Rosie O'Donnell left the show.

21 of 26

Bob Barker retired

Barker retired from hosting The Price Is Right after 35 years, and was replaced by Drew Carey.

22 of 26

Mad Men premiered

The AMC series' star Jon Hamm, who played Don Draper, quickly rocketed to fame.

23 of 26

"Emo Peter Parker" hit the big screen

Spider-Man 3 was one of the biggest films of the year.

24 of 26

"New York" got her own show

Men battled for love on the Flavor of Love spin-off series I Love New York.

25 of 26

The O.C. ended

The series aired its finale after four seasons.

26 of 26

WrestleMania 23

Donald Trump and Vince McMahon went head-to-head on WWE's "The Battle of the Billionaires," where they made wrestlers get in the ring to battle it out on their behalf. The loser, McMahon, had his head shaved.