2009: People in the News

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Can you name the people in the news during 2009?

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On August 6, she became the third female and first Hispanic justice of the U.S. Supreme CourtMOANS MOTORWAYS
Her album 'Fearless' was the best-selling album of 2009, and the Associated Press dubbed her 'Entertainer of the Year'ARTILY WAIST
This actress topped Forbes' 2009 list of the most powerful celebrities in the worldCLEANING JELLO
2009 was not a good year for him; it was the first time in five years that he didn't win a major, and in November word got out about his multiple affairsEIGHT STOOD
It was also a bad year for this man; on June 29 he was sentenced to 150 years in prison after confessing to running a $65 billion Ponzi schemeBEANIE FOAMED
Last year couldn't have gone better for him; on January 20 he became President of the U.S., and in October he was awarded the Nobel Peace PrizeBACKER AROMA
During the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, he interrupted an acceptance speech to declare that ''Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time''ANKLE
SECT
On January 20, he left Washington, D.C. to attend a homecoming celebration in Midland, Texas; later in the year, he and his wife Laura moved from their ranch in Crawford to DallasJOGGER RUSH
He reprised his role as Edward Cullen in 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon', whose Nov. 20 premiere set a record for the single best day in box office historyBARTER NOTATIONS
Her songs 'Poker Face' and 'Just Dance' ended up second and third on Billboard's list of the 100 best songs of 2009 CLAY
GANG
After resigning as Governor of Alaska in July, she had time to write her memoir 'Going Rogue', which was published in NovemberSHARK PLANK
In July, he won his 15th Grand Slam singles title, which passed Pete Sampras as the most everOGRES REFRIED
In October, we learned that this talk show host was being extorted by someone who knew about inappropriate conduct he had with some of his female staffAVOID TREATMENT
Her sense of style has become very well known since becoming First Lady in January; her mishap with touching Queen Elizabeth II didn't hurt her imageCHENILLE AMEBA
Take the incorrect letter of the first word of each hint, in order, to name someone we lost in 2009R.I.P.
Take the incorrect letter of the second word of each hint, in order, to name someone we lost in 2009R.I.P.
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Six-year-old Falcon Heene was given this nickname after his parents falsely reported that he had flown away in a UFO-like contraption back in OctoberPOBLANO FOB
Although best known for her 2009 songs 'Party in the U.S.A.' and 'The Climb' (from 'Hannah Montana: The Movie'), she also recorded songs with Bret Michaels and TimbalandEMAIL SAUCY
He was about to give up his pursuit of a career in music, until one last audition led to him winning 'American Idol' on May 20SKIT LEARN
In April, this actor beat out CNN in a contest to be the first Twitter user to have one million followersTHORNS TRUCKER
On June 22, she filed for divorce from her husband; by September, the words 'Jon &' were dropped from the title of the reality show about her raising her eight kidsTIKE LASSOING
Another single mother with a multitude of children, she was given the nickname 'Octomom' after giving birth to eight children in January (for a total of 14)CANDY UNLEASH
Although he was supposed to be at the 2009 Grammys, he instead was at a police station, confessing to assaulting his girlfriend RihannaHICKS FROWN
In January, he announced a medical leave of absence from his position at Apple; in April, he underwent a liver transplant; in November, Fortune Magazine named him CEO of the decadeVESTS BOAS
In true rags-to-riches fashion, she became an Internet phenomenon after her performance of 'I Dreamed a Dream' aired on 'Britain's Got Talent' on April 11SWANS ELBOW
On July 28, he announced that he would remain retired from football; on August 18, he signed with the Minnesota VikingsTREAT CRAVE
On May 29, he made an appearance on Jay Leno's final episode of 'The Tonight Show'; on June 1, he took over as hostANNOY ENROBE
Amid allegations that she was receiving much less money than her co-hosts, on August 4 she stepped down as judge after eight seasons with 'American Idol'PLAZA ADULT
On November 20, with tears in her eyes, she announced live that she would end her talk show in 2011OPERA WINTERY
Take the incorrect letter of the first word of each hint, in order, to name someone we lost in 2009R.I.P.
Take the incorrect letter of the second word of each hint, in order, to name someone we lost in 2009R.I.P.

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