2000s Information And Trivia You Would possibly Not Know


Batman Begins is the primary film to efficiently reboot a franchise. On the time the final Batman movie, Batman & Robin, had been launched eight years prior — in 1997 — and the critiques and viewers reactions to it have been so unhealthy that Warner Bros. put a cease to future films.


Opposite to rumors, “Umbrella” was not turned down by Mary J. Blige and Britney Spears earlier than being supplied to Rihanna. The writers of the music, The-Dream, Jay-Z, Kuk Harrell, and Difficult Stewart, supplied it to all of them on the identical time.


Based on Jonathan Bennett, Tina Fey advised him he acquired solid as Aaron Samuels in Imply Ladies as a result of he seems like Jimmy Fallon.


In 2006, at its peak, the iPod accounted for 40% of Apple’s income.


Whereas Juicy Couture tracksuits are very a lot related to then-younger celebs, like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, the primary superstar to put on them was truly Madonna (the founders of the corporate despatched one on to her along with her nickname “Madge” embroidered on the again).


In 2006, analog TVs nonetheless out bought HDTVs.


Gwen Stefani’s “Cool” is a music she wrote about her ex and No Doubt bandmate, Tony Kanal. The music video for it stars Erin Lokitz because the “new girlfriend” and IRL, she was the then-girlfriend of Kanal (the 2 would ultimately go on to get married).


In 2004, Starbucks acquired into the music enterprise with their Hear Music Coffeehouses. The brand new shops have been a mixture of a espresso store and music retailer and supplied the flexibility to make combine CDs — you would choose the music you needed from a touch-screen pc kiosk after which burn it onto a CD (for 99 cents a monitor).


Amy Winehouse was the primary option to sing the Bond theme music for 2008’s Quantum of Solace. After assembly with the franchise’s producer, Barbara Broccoli, it was clear that she could not do it. Based on Broccoli, Winehouse “was not at her best” and that “she was very fragile emotionally.”


The Motorola Razr is without doubt one of the most iconic cellphones of all time. Nonetheless, when it was first launched in 2004, it was not a direct success as a result of it price $500, which was too costly for most individuals on the time. As soon as the value was reduce on it, it turned a HUGE vendor.


Mad Males is taken into account one of many best TV exhibits of all time. The present’s creator, Matthew Weiner, envisioned the present for HBO, however not solely did HBO move on it, they did not even learn the pilot.


It took Beyoncé one-and-a-half months to be taught all of the choreography to “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).” Through the shoot, they did the routine 50 instances and broke a number of pairs of excessive heels as a result of they have been dancing so onerous.


The thought for the sequence Queer Eye for the Straight Man got here from a complete fluke. In 2001, the sequence co-creators, David Collins and Michael Williams, the place at an open artist studio in Boston after they overheard a spouse yell at her husband for not being dressed as good as three homosexual males that have been there — the homosexual males then went to speak to the couple to easy issues over. Whereas they have been all speaking, Collins mentioned to Williams, “They just got a queer eye for the straight guy. That’s the show we’ve been looking for.”


Leona Lewis’s breakthrough hit “Bleeding Love” was co-written by Jesse McCartney (together with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder) — who meant to place it on his personal album, however as a substitute gave it to Lewis.


In late 2007, Netflix acquired VERY near releasing their very own streaming system known as The Netflix Participant. Nonetheless, Netflix’s CEO, Reed Hastings, realized that if he put out his personal streaming system, he would possible lose out on Netflix being accessible on different units — like AppleTV — as a result of he could be a direct competitor. With just some weeks earlier than the product was set to launch, Hastings canceled it. Nonetheless, he determined to spin off the product to Roku, which was the corporate that had helped develop the system.


The ultimate episode of Pals is the most-watched present of the complete 2000s. The sequence finale was watched by 52.5 million viewers.


And lastly, The Satan Wears Prada will not be solely some of the iconic trend movies of the 2000s, however of all time. Nonetheless, the film solely had a wardrobe price range of $100,000, which meant the film’s costume designer Patricia Area needed to name in lots of favors to be able to create all of the excessive trend seems. Based on Area, she imagined Andy Sachs as a “Chanel girl,” so she personally known as Chanel (who she had a protracted relationship with) and confirmed them the script. Chanel was ecstatic to work along with her as a result of “they wanted to see Chanel on young women.” In fact, this collaboration all led to the enduring Chanel boots quote and look.