By EW Staff
Updated December 20, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST

American Idol

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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.

Episode Recaps

American Idol

Ryan Seacrest hosts as Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan guide aspiring singers on their way to superstardom.
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