Quick, right off the top of your head, name the 5 most popular celebrities in American culture right now.  I consider myself a fairly "hip" guy - but I wasn't even close.

Barack Obama, George Clooney, LeBron James, Lady Gaga, and Oprah.  That was my 5 - and only ONE of them is even in the top 10 (Hey, at least I got Lady Gaga).

According to Yahoo.com, America's favorite celebrities, in order, are:  Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Megan Fox and Britney Spears.

Apparently "substance" is not required to be a celebrity.  Nor "character", or even "talent".  Maybe I'm being a little harsh.  Maybe not.

The jury is still out regarding Miley Cyrus.  Talented and attractive?  Certainly.  Mature and intelligent?  Not so much.  Though she has stayed out of trouble for the most part, she seems to want to grow up really fast, and she is certainly a candidate to appear on Celebrity Rehab in the near future.

Lady Gaga is not one of my personal favorites, but I understand her success.  She can sing, dance, and certainly has her own style and look.

I will admit to being a 'closet' Britney Spears fan.  Always have.  I didn't know there were so many of us left.

Megan Fox and Kim Kardashian, though?  Please!

20 years ago the top 5 celebs might have been:  Michael Jordan, Madonna, Kurt Cobain, Mariah Carey and Spuds McKenzie.  I think I like those celebs better!