Who's Hayden Panettiere?
Why do I ask? I was flipping around yesterday, and turned on MTV. Date My Mom was on. Now that's an awesome show. Anyway, the commercial came on, and before I could change the channel, this Hayden person was on some skin cream/soap ad that, I guess, makes teenaged girls look even younger, which is just creepy. Her name was on the screen, and I suppose people who normally watch MTV know who she is.
My tiny little point is not that I'm getting older and don't know who the kids are paying attention to these days - it's that as I get older, I care less about all celebrity. It's strange - I don't really miss going to see movies, even though occasionally I want to see a movie simply for the fact that it would mean getting out of the house. I don't care about the Oscars. I don't care about the Grammys. I'm remarkably unmoved by tales of celebrities screwing up their lives. Britney Spears can put her child on the roof of the car and drive off for all I care. I'm turning into my parents. Whenever someone on television says "The whole country is talking about so-and-so," I think, "I doubt my parents are." They might be a bit extreme in not caring about celebrity, but they're still pretty mainstream. Even the fact that the NFL seems to be imploding before our eyes doesn't really matter to me all that much, even though I love football. I'll find something else to do if they take 2008 off. Whatever.
I find this interesting. Maybe nobody else does. Is there anything you were once terribly fascinated with that you just can't be bothered by anymore? Is it just me, or is this a usual phenomenon for everyone?