Every week, we send someone stumbling into the dark Maxim archives to see what we were up to way back when. This week we're going back to November of 2005, when Nicollette Sheridan was the hottest housewife around, we bought Wonder Bread in abundance, and 50 Cent was relatively normal.
Cover Girl: Nicolette Sheridan
Where You've Seen Her: We've always been into the whole cougar/housewife thing - we've been on the prowl for a modern-day Mrs. Robinson since we learned how to crawl - but when the primetime drama Desperate Housewives debuted in 2004, we practically fell in love. Starring the gorgeous Nicollette Sheridan, along with equally lust-worthy Eva Longoria and Teri Hatcher, we couldn't find a reason not to sit and watch for the full hour. Not even the endless ridicule from our less-than-understanding friends could pull us away.
Where She Is Now: Nearly eight years later, Nicollette has managed to stay looking as good as she did in that see-through lingerie number, even at almost 50-years-old. Since her departure from Desperate Housewives in '09, the English goddess staked her place with roles in TV movies like Honeymoon for One and Lee Mathers, and is slated to appear in 2014's Ward's Wife. But the best part about this babe is she's currently single and supposedly looking for suitors. Any takers?
How To Tell If Food's Gone Bad
Here at Maxim we'll stuff our pie holes with anything edible and even moderately delicious (except for Mr. Ed and multi-legged critters), but our modern day munchies don't compare with what we could find in our fridge in 2005, especially when Duff Beer and Wonder Bread were always on the menu. Sure, we can still manage to find a beer worth drinking in excess, but thanks to Dr. Fucking Oz, our beloved, highly processed white bread (and everything else deemed "bad for you") has been replaced with grainy whole wheat garbage. Luckily, we still manage to sneak in a few Big Macs whenever possible.
50 Cent Zone
It's hard to imagine 50 Cent as a teenage crack dealer with intense street cred, but in '05 Curtis James Jackson was on top of the entertainment world. With his hit album Get Rich or Die Tryin', a videogame coined 50 Cent: Bulletproof, and his Formula 50 Vitamin Water empire, 50 was practically shitting out money. But now that the hype has died down, the rapper spends less time in the spotlight, though we're sure we haven't heard the last of this rap royal.
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