The highs and lows of pop culture in 2018


While some things in the world could be going better, it was at least another fascinating year in pop culture. A yodeling boy from a Walmart aisle 3 went viral, the people behind the charming “Crazy Rich Asians” got crazy rich and The Rock took a breather by only releasing 16 projects.

In a nod to Brett Kavanaugh, let’s flip back through our calendars and revisit the highs — and yes, some lows — of TV, movies, music and celebrities this past year.

The singer is joined onstage by dozens of white-clad female singers for a buzzworthy #MeToo tribute. Too bad the show was broadcast on CBS.

Justin Timberlake returns to the big game’s halftime show after the notorious 2004 “wardrobe malfunction” and underwhelms with a milquetoast medley. They should have just had the Prince hologram perform the whole thing.

Crock-Pot cooked when it’s forced to defend itself after a very special episode of the weepy drama finally clears up a long-running mystery, revealing that a fire caused by a slow cooker led to Jack’s demise. You can’t buy that kind of publicity. Nor would you want to.

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