Today's most famous stars are relatively unknown to most people. Who will be our next Elvis, Marilyn Monroe - or even Rolling Stones? Nelly won't cut it, and I'm pretty sure Avril Lavigne and Kate Moss will be forgotten, oh... by the time I finish writing this.
Gone are a generation's news icons, Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw. Is Brian Jennings a suitable replacement? Yeah, kind of like replacing coffee with Sanka.
Jay Leno couldn't be a mole on Johnny Carson's ass... and who will ever replace Letterman? Jimmy Kimmel?
Sinatra. Wayne. Nicholson. These stars have no equals. Oh I like Nicholas Cage, Reese Witherspoon and Mel Gibson, they're some of my favs. They're just not Humphrey Bogart or Bea Arthur. (screw you)
Most new movies I never see... there are too many being released. And soon the actors will be replaced with graphic representations of actors. Even the days of the stuntman are gone, most stunts are simply computer generated.
Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that with blogs, webcasts and such we're all getting our shot at stardom. With iPods, 200 TV channels, streaming audio/video and more, entertainment is easy to find and tends to be really diverse. At the end of the day, it's probably a good thing.
But the nostalgic side of me is sad. The age of the true celebrity is gone.