This morning Bossy was trying to get caught up on international current affairs, which means Bossy was perusing the People magazine website.
Suddenly it occurred to Bossy she no longer recognizes the majority of celebrities featured in magazines. Case in point:
Bossy realizes it’s risky to post the above unidentified photo — and she knows somewhere in the world Bossy’s Pop Culture Blog license is being revoked — but to that Bossy defends, “I didn’t attend High School Musical or whatever.”
And it’s not over yet:
What ever happened to the good, old-fashioned celebrities, like Katie Holmes?
Speaking of Katie Holmes, if you haven’t already read it, click here for Bossy’s review of Tom Cruise on Oprah, using Barbies.
Andi saysAugust 16, 2010 at 9:34 am
You should consider yourself lucky that you don’t have a pre-teen in your home, because if you did, you would know more about Joe Jonas and Vanessa Hudgens (pics #1 and #2) than you ever wanted to know. And did you know they also sing?? It’s enough to make your ears bleed. Oy.
Charlie saysAugust 16, 2010 at 9:36 am
LOL. Great post. I discovered this problem in myself years ago, while flipping thru a copy of my mom’s “People” magazine. Doesn’t help that all today’s “young celebs” look like mannequins.
WebSavvyMom saysAugust 16, 2010 at 9:38 am
–>I don’t know who most of the people are either.
Try http://omg.yahoo.com because they at least use the person’s name in the caption.
(You made me laugh thinking Ryan Seacrest was Corky. Wait, does that make me old because I remember Corky’s name?)
krg saysAugust 16, 2010 at 9:46 am
I thought I was the only one. I live in a time warp.
Jamie saysAugust 16, 2010 at 9:52 am
I *think* the first pic is one of the Jonas brothers, don’t quote me on it though. My 12 year old isn’t in to them and my 8 year old hasn’t discovered music outside of what I listen to (classic rock like The Beatles, Led Zepplin, etc) so I’m not 100% sure. I DO know who Jessica Alba is. She was in a t.v show for awhile, can’t remember the name of it, and she was in Sin City. She has a little girl, I think her name is Honor. I knew who most of your others were too.
pgoodness saysAugust 16, 2010 at 9:56 am
I only knew Zac Efron…and that’s just because of seeing the previews for his new movie or something.
And I thought that Corky (Seacrest) looked like MIke Myers !!
rockle saysAugust 16, 2010 at 9:57 am
I still have no idea who or what a “Justin Beiber” is. This has been going on for MONTHS. I believe he is an android of some sort, or perhaps one of the Old Navy Super-model-quins.
Shelley saysAugust 16, 2010 at 10:11 am
Ok, I knew Jessica Alba, but the rest? I was clueless. Ryan Seacrest? Really? He looks like crap.
Debby saysAugust 16, 2010 at 10:19 am
All of the blonde girls (Hills, singers, whatever else they do) look the same to me…
DemMom saysAugust 16, 2010 at 10:22 am
I don’t know who ANY of those people are! And I’m 21… oh, wait, no… I’m 36. Sorry. Thought of you this weekend when we drove through Middleburg and Aldie.
Little Miss Sunshine State saysAugust 16, 2010 at 10:25 am
Sadly, I knew who ALL of those people are.
bossy's friend martha saysAugust 16, 2010 at 10:29 am
that’ll keep me giggling all day.
GrandeMocha saysAugust 16, 2010 at 10:34 am
I guess I’m too old. I’m sure my 8 year old would do better on the test.
Corey James saysAugust 16, 2010 at 10:41 am
That Ryan Seacrest photo is fabulous. I seriously thought for a second “Good for that downs syndrome kid. Even HE can get a hot chick in Hollywood.” But as it turns out, even baby smurf can get a hot chick in Hollywood.
CeeCee saysAugust 16, 2010 at 10:43 am
How funny! I have the very same problem. I go with a friend for a monthly pedicure and we get to enjoy trashy magazines ( ie:People and Us ). We spend a great deal of time saying, “Who is this?” to one another.
I only knew three of your celebs. Does knowing that the first pic is a Jonas brother count? I have no idea which one he is.
leslie saysAugust 16, 2010 at 11:10 am
I’m with rockle: Justin who? Which reminds me of my originally-formulated comment of: I used to subscribe to People. Then I canceled and even stopped buying it at the store when my page-turning comments went from “who cares?!” to “who?”
MarathonMom saysAugust 16, 2010 at 11:31 am
How did I ever miss that Oprah interview? Greatness. Bossy should be more famouser and richer than Oprah. That is what is wrong with America today. Too bad she is such good pals with Obama, because he should fix that.
Dobes saysAugust 16, 2010 at 11:37 am
Is Ryan Seacrest hugging that girl like that to prove he’s not gay? ‘Cause he looks like he’s about to lose his lunch.
KathyB saysAugust 16, 2010 at 11:46 am
Fantastic Four movie, Jessica Alba. And some kind of cosmetics commercials feature her, or did. For some reason I made it a point to remember to put her face with a name. Perhaps because I don’t know most of the younguns. And don’t really care.
Way old, way older than Bossy. My teen walls, shared with cousin Patti , The Monkees, Mark Lindsay, Beatles.
Grumble Girl saysAugust 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm
I don’t know who any of these people are either. And I’m always confusing all the Jessicas, because there seem to be so many. And i can’t watch music videos anymore because I don’t understand them. And what the hell is a Bieber, anyway? Holy hell, I’m old as dirt.
joeinvegas saysAugust 16, 2010 at 1:03 pm
Maybe if you shaved a big B into one side of your head you would be more hip?
La Suzette saysAugust 16, 2010 at 1:54 pm
Before I scrolled all the way down to the caption I was thinking that Katie looked like crap – I’m with Martha, whackadoodle made me laugh until I literally cried and my office mates had to read it, too. I flip through InStyle or People every month at the hairdresser and have no idea who 90% of the “People” are, I just like ragging on their bad fashion statement choices.
hulagirl saysAugust 16, 2010 at 2:02 pm
I’ve discovered recently that I can sing along with the videos on VH1 Classic, but I can’t really sing along with the ones on VH1 anymore. Sigh. I might as well just buy some Sass shoes.
Cactus Petunia saysAugust 16, 2010 at 2:48 pm
I’m apparently old enough to be a grandmother, too…disn’t know a single one of ’em, and by the way who the heck is this Lady GaGa anyway? Talk about wackadoodle!
Deb saysAugust 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm
The only thing I know about the children dominating the pages of my beloved Us magazine is that they are young, rich, and have their whole lives in front of them. And that just pisses me right off.
Oh, plus that one guy with the hair? Everytime I see that, I just feel to urge to grab some scissors and go to town.
also: I NEED MORE BARBIE THEATAH
The Domestic Goddess saysAugust 16, 2010 at 4:01 pm
This morning the baby sitter is all, “Demi Lovato!” And I’m all, “wizards of waverly place?” and she’s all, “DUH! SELENA GOMEZ!” And I’m all, “aren’t they the same person?”
Meg at the Members Lounge saysAugust 16, 2010 at 6:17 pm
The whole Ryan Seacrest mugging with a starlet is disturbing. I think we all know why. Find 10 things wrong with this picture, as featured in People.
alexandra saysAugust 16, 2010 at 7:31 pm
*sigh* same here. There was a time I made a promise in my head to ALWAYS recognize the top 10 songs.
Well, you know the rest of the story. Take this post and set music to it.
Bush Babe (of Granite Glen) saysAugust 16, 2010 at 8:10 pm
Yup. Nope. Same. Dear Lord. And thought just being a blogger and being on twitter would keep/make me relevent and cool. Apparently not.
Red Hamster saysAugust 16, 2010 at 9:14 pm
I’m with Bush Babe…and it’s not just People mag of whom I recognize NO ONE anymore. Every time I log onto Twitter…I realize that I have no clue about most of the people named in “trending topics”. Glad to know I’m not alone in my aged cluelessness.
Cupcake Murphy saysAugust 16, 2010 at 9:54 pm
I spent my afternoon asking passersby if they know who the crap Ed Westwick is.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysAugust 16, 2010 at 10:18 pm
You had me at “old as a grandmother.”
Pass the Geritol and the Depends.
(Or, as my father calls them, Pretends. Because you pretend you’re not peeing yourself.)
life with kaishon saysAugust 16, 2010 at 11:51 pm
Oh my gosh! I feel so excited that I knew who every person was. Maybe I am not old : ) I have been wondering if I was : )
muskrat saysAugust 17, 2010 at 10:28 am
I didn’t know any of these peeps, either, and I think I’m your age. Or maybe a year or two younger? Bossy looks 30 but probably did not have her college-aged son at age 10, so I’m thinking looks deceive.
Mary from California saysAugust 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm
I don’t know any of them either, probably because I do not watch TV. And I keep hearing about someone named Lindsay Lohan (or something like that) and I cannot understand why I should care.
I needed this laugh!
Surcie saysAugust 17, 2010 at 3:50 pm
This is why I recently ended my subscription to Entertainment Weekly. But I absolutely REFUSE to subscribe to More magazine.
And your confusing Seacrest for Corky is the funniest thing I’ve heard all day.
Sandra saysAugust 17, 2010 at 5:13 pm
Totally! I’m not renewing my People subscription because I don’t know half the people in there. I’ve moved on to the Oprah Magazine. More pertinent to my life now. Cuz I’m old.
Suzanne saysAugust 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm
Oy….didn’t know a single one of these. @KathyB… me too! The Beatles and the Monkees. I can’t remember most things that I need to these days, but I can’t seem to forget Mickey Dolenz’s birthday. Geez. March 8.
josh saysAugust 17, 2010 at 9:52 pm
Don’t worry…none of deez peepz are important. The only young superstarz you REALLY should be aware of are Ke$ha, Katy Perry and ME.
JaneK saysAugust 17, 2010 at 9:53 pm
HA! I don’t know who the hell any of those folks are either (except Ryan S but it doesn’t look like him). i recognize some of the names but don’t even know why I recognize the names…….
linlah saysAugust 17, 2010 at 11:32 pm
getting old is harder than being a teenager.
Bridget saysAugust 18, 2010 at 9:16 pm
BHHHAAAAA – Ryan Seacrest – THAT was funny!
Angela saysAugust 22, 2010 at 10:04 am
Oh, my! I don’t like to think of myself as being old enough to be a grandma (40 in exactly one month), but the only one I recognized was Jessica Alba. Okay, that’s it, I’m officially old.
Will Stronghold saysAugust 22, 2010 at 2:32 pm
Nothing sucks more than Zac Effron. He’s the human equivalent of a stale poptart that has been half eaten by a rat.
Elizabeth @ Table for Five saysAugust 24, 2010 at 3:53 pm
I just realized I’ve been subscribing to Entertainment Weekly since 1992, which must be why I was able to correctly identify everyone in those photos. Do I win anything? 🙂