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When it comes to show business, aging can be pretty detrimental to a career. It takes a smart and savvy celebrity to make the transition from young and hot to grown and sexay. Check out the celebrities who are still trying to hang on, in one way or another, to their former glory days.


Maybe watching the little girlies throw themselves all over his protegee, Justin Beiber, has Usher yearning for his younger days. While he still has much of the same agility he entered the game with, something just doesn’t translate when he’s dancing for his life on stage. There’s nothing wrong with doing a little two step every once in a while. Then there’s Usher’s penchant for using the drama of his real life relationships to sell records. That was so “Confessions.” Now that you’re a grown man and father, it’s time to keep the personal business, personal.

Mariah Carey

Mimi we love your music and we don’t doubt that you’re mature but we can’t help but notice that your wardrobe hasn’t changed much over the decades. At 40 something, we can tell that you’re trying to squeeze into the clothes you were rocking in your twenties. Your body looks great but you can be sexay in age appropriate clothes too.

Lil Kim

Oh, Kim. Where to start. Should I begin with the ill-fitting clothes? The unnecessary plastic surgery? Or maybe the petty beef with the new age female MCs. All of it is tired and reeks of a “has been” trying to hold on to their last bit of shine. Let your talent speak for itself and you wouldn’t have to do so much chatting.


I personally thought your moves during this year’s Super Bowl performance were pretty impressive for a woman of your age. But if you ask around, including the people in my office, you might find that people thought you looked a little stiff. You could have gotten a pass with the dance moves but the random flips were way too much. It’s time to tone it down.

Jennifer Lopez

J-Lo is a mommy now and she consistently shuts down the red carpet, even in her age appropriate attire. The thing about Jenny from the block is that when it comes to the love game, she’s still stuck in her 20s, (though she’s 42.) This might explain why she’s playing cougar, dating Casper Smart, the 25 year old back-up dancer.

Brian McKnight

Of all the people on the list, Brian McKnight is probably the most egregious example of a man who just didn’t know how to let it go. Ok, so your records aren’t selling like they used to. You might need to switch up the formula but abandoning everything you stand for and tarnishing your legacy with tasteless tracks about the capabilities of the female reproductive system are not the way to go. It just makes you look washed up and desperate. Do better Brian…even though it might be too late at this point.

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