Seven years ago, Jennifer Lopez proved she was more than just a pretty face in Out of Sight, a modest film called American History X concluded its very bumpy ride to the big screen, and the good citizens of Minnesota made a garrulous grappler their governor. What else do you remember happening in 1998?
1 What was the name of the U.S. marshal played by Jennifer Lopez in Out of Sight (as well as the title of a short-lived ABC series)?
2 Unable to find a distributor to release it in the U.S., the producers of Adrian Lyne’s controversial adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita made a deal to premiere the movie on what TV network?
3 Which of these musical artists did NOT release an album on Nov. 17, 1998, a crowded release date industry insiders called ”Super Tuesday”?
A Garth Brooks
B Gloria Estefan
C Method Man
D Mariah Carey
4 By what nickname was Minnesota governor-elect Jesse Ventura known in the wrestling ring?
5 What was the name of the best-selling poetry collection written by songstress Jewel?
6 At the Grammy ceremony in February, performance artist Michael Portnoy interrupted Bob Dylan’s set with what words painted on his bare chest?
7 What was the name of the overachieving prep-school student played so memorably by Jason Schwartzman in Rushmore?
8 Unhappy with the studio cut of his film American History X, Tony Kaye unsuccessfully lobbied the Directors Guild to release the movie with what pseudonym as director?
9 A coalition of cattlemen filed an $11 million lawsuit against what popular daytime TV star for on-air comments they alleged hurt sales of beef?
10 After filming scenes for her movie Brokedown Palace, Claire Danes described what city as being ”ghastly and weird”?
ANSWERS TO THIS WEEK’S POP CULTURE QUIZ
1. Karen Sisco; 2. Showtime; 3. B. Gloria Estefan; 4.”The Body”; 5. A Night Without Armor; 6. ”Soy Bomb”; 7. Max Fischer; 8. Humpty Dumpty; 9. Oprah Winfrey; 10. D. Manila