Almost exactly one year go, I first told you about a little show called Glee. It was love at first sight, but little did I know that the quirky show would turn into a cultural phenomenon. Capitalizing on the smash success of High School Musical and the acclaim for the short-lived Freaks and Geeks, Glee combines the elements to bring us a show that has it all: singing, dancing, dark humor, and a big heart.
As we progressed toward the show's premiere, the hype slowly built up — from promos to guest star news. The pilot finally aired in May, and an overwhelming majority of you were hooked. But that was just the beginning . . .
To recap the show's first mini-season, just read more
For new mothers accepting the changes that come with a post-baby body can seem almost as much of a challenge as the delivery — so our guide to understanding your postpartum body was a reader favorite. Be sure to read up on the 10 Postpartum Body Surprises to learn all about body after baby.
On Oct. 1, David Letterman announced during a taping of his show that he'd had affairs with female staffers in the past. While it didn't come as a surprise to a majority of you, there's no doubting that this was huge news (PopSugar Rush even mentioned it in their biggest stories this year).
The late-night host revealed that he had been the victim of an extortion attempt, with a man threatening to go public with the information unless Letterman coughed up $2 million. Instead, Letterman chose to have the blackmailer arrested and come clean to the public about his indiscretions himself.
It was a bold move and one that put the funny man on the receiving end of the jokes. To take another look at what happened, read more
I'm counting down the year and rounding up all of our tech faves in 2009. This year, we saw plenty of ups and downs in tech news. All year we were faced with dramatic Facebook privacy concerns, while Amazon was involved in a rights debate over certain eBooks (which it later removed from Kindles). Not only did Steve Jobs take five months off to take care of medical problems, but Steven Hawking's health took a turn for the worse as well. Thankfully, both tech and science heavy hitters made great recoveries.
We were overjoyed to hear that Polaroid was making a triumphant comeback, but were blindsided by the death of Michael Jackson, which caused various social networks to crash with all the tweeting and status update traffic. Some of you were shocked and appalled to find that Ikea changed its signature font without warning, while Apple snatched up young Internet-based LaLa to take an even bigger approach to how we listen to music. Out of all these tech developments, tell me — what was the most shocking news headline of 2009?
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It was certainly an interesting year for tech news! From laptops and netbooks going designer, The White House embracing tech and in-flight Wifi becoming commonplace. Social networks made us more social, and we got our fill of technology "celebs" on reality TV. There was no shortage of interesting and thought-provoking tech moments in the news, so tell me — what is the most interesting tech news story of 2009?
After you vote here, let me know what you think about more of my Best of 2009 polls!