If you’ve made it this far into the magazine, you’re now properly refreshed on the myriad entertainment events that shaped 2002. So let’s put that knowledge to the test with our year-end quiz. — Dan Snierson
ARE YOU A WIZARD ABOUT OZZY? KNOW YOUR J. LO? FIND OUT! WHY WAS AMERICAN IDOL A BIG SUMMER HIT FOR FOX?
— Every generation needs its Star Search.
— Never, ever underestimate the drawing power of the word Dunkleman.
— Viewers were scared that if they didn’t watch, Fox would go ahead with Temptation Island 3.
— Turns out Justin’s hair contained 3,800 Nielsen boxes.
WHY DID J. LO GET ENGAGED TO BEN AFFLECK?
— After working with him on Jersey Girl, she couldn’t resist his hunky charm.
— An E! True Hollywood Story producer begged her to.
— One step closer to Casey Affleck… One step closer to Casey Affleck…
— The nickname J. Af was awkwardly intriguing.
NOW THAT VIN DIESEL’S LATEST ACTION MOVIE, XXX, HAS GROSSED $141 MILLION, WHAT CAN HE DO NEXT?
— Sign on to any testosterone flick for a $20 mil payday.
— Star in an MTV-ified remake of Remington Steele and really stick it to that Brosnan dude.
— Teach us how to save the world, like, for real?
— Silence his critics by taking scale to play a Willy Loman-esque car insurance salesman in AAA.
WHY DID ABC CANCEL ITS PRIME-TIME VERSION OF WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE THIS YEAR?
— The audience demographics were aging too rapidly.
— For some reason, people grew tired of watching a charisma-free day-care-center owner from Des Moines win more money than they’d make in their entire lifetime.
— The missing question mark from the show’s title showed up at ABC headquarters and threatened to blow the whistle on a horrific grammar scandal.
— With Push, Nevada on the fall schedule, execs felt there was room for only one million-dollar giveaway show that the public couldn’t give a rat’s ass about.
WHAT DID OZZY OSBOURNE ACTUALLY MEAN WHEN HE UTTERED ”I RRRUHUHSETUH BLOODY DRAGGERDUN I THETHELINUH!” DURING AN EPISODE OF THE OSBOURNES?
— ”Sharon! I’ve fallen out of my chair and I can’t get up!”
— ”Oh, bollocks — those satanic hounds have purged their bowels on the divan again!”
— ”I think, therefore I am Iron Man!”
— ”I rrruhuhsetuh bloody draggerdun I thethelinuh!”
Which of the following stunts was featured in Jackass The Movie?
— Snorting lines of wasabi.
— Provoking Eminem with cheap-looking dog puppet.
— Dangling infant from fourth-floor balcony.
— Removing one’s eyeballs after watching entire episode of NBC sitcom Hidden Hills.