Choosing the name Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected pope on April 19, 2005.
On the first conclave of the new millennium, white smoke billows from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel.
The following five celebrity urban legends will likely live on long into the future, despite the fact that none of them is remotely true.
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