Jan 8, 2010

I had occasion to thumb through a recent issue of the very fine magazine, People, the other day. You know the one that asks and answers the burning question of why Oprah is leaving her show? I might answer that with, "She ran out of exploitations?" But hey, I'm a cynic. Anyway, I was struck by the number of "celebrities" that I had never heard of. People, important people, making valuable contributions for the good of humanity. Where have I been? And I don't mean I don't just know what they do, I've never ever heard their names before. For instance, here is a list of some of these folks. How many did you know? 1. Kristin Callavari 2. Gerard Butler 3. Leighton Meester 4. Frieda Pinto 5. Dev Patel 6. Dean Sheremet 7. Avril Lavignes 8. Robert Pattinson 9. Viggo Mortensen 10. Tiffany Thiessen And that is just in 1/2 the magazine and leaving out kid actors and TV people I recognize, but couldn't identify by name. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

14 comments:

Megan said...

6. Maybe 7.

Rondell said...

Is that the issue with the article about Al Green's wife pouring hot grits all over his tired self?

Kurt said...

I recognize 8, and I've seen/heard work by four of them.

Merle Sneed said...

Rondell, I shall continue my research, vis-a-vis Al Green's self and grits.

Barbara said...

I never heard of even one of them, but that's nothing new. I'm glad I'm not the only one to know nothing about celebrities. I'm not losing any sleep over this.

Steve said...

I know five of them, but I have similar experiences all the time.

Reya Mellicker said...

Viggo Mortenson was in Lord of the Rings. Have never heard of the others.

I think I can live a long and happy life without every knowing a thing about them. Don't you?

Catskill Snap said...

I recognize four-- But mainly Mortenson, who was in a great movie that takes place in the Catskills during the bungalow colony days--"A Walk on the Moon"

I've seen him in a dozen movies. He's OK.

alphabet soup said...

One out of ten - Viggo Mortensen, only because I have seen him in a movie, can't remember the movie name now... I don't know Leighton Meester but I did know some-one named Peggy Meester once. She stole my boyfriend and married him!!
Ms Soup

mouse (aka kimy) said...

viggo is the only for sure.....is avril a singer? if so i recognize 2 on list!

Susan said...

I knew six. Dev Patel because I just rewatched "Slumdog Millionaire" with my daughter. Viggo's far better knwon, Pattinson's from the vampire movies I haven't seen and probably won't. The one that made me chuckle was #10 - I have no idea who she is or what show she's on, but I have seen interviews with her as I flipped through magazines or flipped past entertainment shows. So I know of her because someone thinks she's famous.

Annie Ha said...

I know 4 of the people on that list. So while this must mean I am old, I am for sure not as old as you!

Megan said...

It was only 6.

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