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I don't know who anybody is anymore!

ShrekLoverShrekLover Posts: 2,551Registered Users
I was looking at the Hit or Miss feature of People online and I didn't know who 90% of those women were. Of the other ones, I had heard the names of probably half, but didn't really know who they are.

That has to be a sign of getting old. I don't like it, but I'm just not interested in the young starlets for the most part and seldom see their shows or movies. I do watch movies though, so maybe I am seeing them and don't realize it. I just saw The Help and believe the star was Emma Stone, I've never heard of her before, but she is all over People now.

Anybody else falling behind or do you make an effort to keep up? This is more likely to hit a chord with those of us in our 50's than 40's.


  • wavycurly40+wavycurly40+ Posts: 2,017Registered Users
    Yeah, I have the same issue. I just laugh. It doesn't really bother me. In fact, I sort of enjoy taking on the role of Old Fart Lady. ("Who the hell is this? Ah, who cares? She can't hold a candle to Kate Hepburn or Faye Dunaway......")

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  • VerityVerity Posts: 616Registered Users
    When I get my hair colored, I flip through gossip magazines (I can't read a serious book--there is just too much noise/distraction in a salon). I don't recognize half the people in them. I now recognize the names Leighton Meester (silliest name ever!) and Rachel Bilson, but I have no idea why they're famous. :-P

    I knew Emma Stone from Easy A. (Took my 13-year-old to see it; the movie definitely pushed the envelope for that rating.)
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,756Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I read magazines that people leave at work and am in the same boat - no idea who I'm looking at. I have on occasion looked at a double page spread and not recognised anyone. Find it quite amusing actually!
    3b in South Australia.
  • SusieSuzeSusieSuze Posts: 524Registered Users
    omg I can so relate on this one.

    I used to pride myself in knowing all the current music.. that was before kids though.. anything after '95 is such a blur. I think my kids stole some of my brain cells, my memory is terrible now.

    But if I drop something, I can usually grab it before it hits the floor. Kids gave me Ninja hands!
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,745Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Yeah, I have the same issue. I just laugh. It doesn't really bother me. In fact, I sort of enjoy taking on the role of Old Fart Lady. ("Who the hell is this? Ah, who cares? She can't hold a candle to Kate Hepburn or Faye Dunaway......")

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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,740Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I enjoy being an old fart too. I am up on music that the 'young folks' listen too, but I have no idea who the people are on tv or movies since I rarely watch either one.
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  • LadyV69LadyV69 Posts: 3,397Registered Users
    I don't mind it really. Like Jeepy, I'm up on current music but TV? Movies? Forget it. I don't know over half the actors as I don't watch either much.
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    If I don't know who someone is in People or Us or whatever, I just assume they're on some idiotic reality tv show.

    Rock on with your bad self.


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  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    I'm the same even for real life people. We had a retail store for years, and now a coin laundry. Everyone looks familiar but I can't remember names.
  • techmomtechmom Posts: 300Registered Users
    I thought of this thread as they announced the new "Dancing with the Stars" lineup. There is a young, male Kardashian? Who knew?
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  • eweniqueewenique Posts: 1,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yeah, I just don't care who these "famous" people are. Their lives are usually a mess. Looking good on the outside doesn't translate into being happy.
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  • banjocurlbanjocurl Posts: 1,023Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    well i am 61 and know all the words to practically every rock song between 1961 and 1970 plus the words to the songs from my fair lady, west side story and the king and i. after that i dont have a clue. modern movie stars--well i know who liam neeson is and brad pitt and uma thurman, i think george clooney is hot but only because he reminds me of clark gable. there is nobody now like spencer tracy. i know susan sarandon, diane keaton,julia roberts and some of the curly stars like sj parker and m kankarides.
    but now do these young folks know who george chakiris is (was?) . i also watch true blood and game of thrones so i know who those actors are (sort of) i have young clients who crack me up and they love the fact that i am so clueless and they can enlighten me. they can give me pop culture lessons and i hope to help them with negotiating their lives. of course i forget the pop stuff the minute they are out the door :)
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