Sunday 19 November 2017

10 reasons why 2014 is the year for recycled showbiz material

VOGUE WILLIAMS & BRIAN MCFADDEN for ITV's Stepping Out
Cheeky Devil Georgia Salpa poses in 'Mint' nightclub at The Penny Hill in Lucan
Una Foden,Kian Egan with Rachel Stevens and Bressie during a recording of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix.
Vogue's 1992 May cover
Pamela Anderson & ex husband Tommy Lee in 1999
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

The showbiz world seems to have taken the 'all the good ideas are taken' adage quite seriously.

Sure it's been a year filled with shocking moments, jaw-dropping statements and physical transformations, but in so many ways, 2014 has become a year of recycled materials.

While entertaining nonetheless, 2014 has morphed into a 'Best of' montage of the '90s and noughties.

1. Paris and Nicky Hilton are out partying every night.

The evidence: This is Paris and Nicky in 2003 (left) and this is them in 2014 (right). They haven't even changed sides.

2. Brian McFadden is on top of the world again

After leaving Westife in 2004, it looked like Brian's career would never recover and he moved to Australia soon after. Now, he lives in Ireland again and seems to be hosting every new Irish and English tv show going.

The evidence:

 

VOGUE WILLIAMS & BRIAN MCFADDEN for ITV's Stepping Out

3. We're STILL talking about a Sex and The City movie

Mr Big called Carrie Bradshaw a w**re (in real life) and cast members Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis are still spreading rumours about a Sex and the City movie.

The evidence:

 

4. Everyone is freaking out about Renee Zellweger

After returning to the red carpet this week, the Internet went nuts over Renee's face. Hollywood is like a hipster mocking her appearance - they've been taunting poor Renee since before it was cool. (Note: It's still not actually cool).

The evidence: Left to Right - 2001, 2008, 2013 and 2014.

5. We're seeing bikini photo calls again

Remember when Georgia Salpa was at the centre of controversy for her penchant for bikinis in promotional work? 

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Cheeky Devil Georgia Salpa poses in 'Mint' nightclub at The Penny Hill in Lucan

Soon after, they disappeared as the official uniform of promotional models. Now, it's back. Model Karena Graham wore this to promote National Potato Day.

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6. Everyone is posing in their Calvins

These roots date further back to 1992 when Kate Moss was a fresh face on the scene in 1992. Remember that Marky Mark ad?

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Emily Ratajowksi and Gigi Hadid have taken turns posing in their Calvins this week.

7. Supermodels are in Vogue

US Vogue's September issue featured actual models on the cover and hailed 'The Instagirls' - a term presumably coined to lure in young readers under the premise they'd have Instagram access in its print edition.

The evidence:

Remember when these were the only faces on magazine covers?

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Vogue's 1992 May cover
 

8. Lip liner is all the rage

Pamela Anderson was the undisputed 90s queen of lip liner.

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Pamela Anderson & ex husband Tommy Lee in 1999

....and now reality tv teen queen Kylie Jenner has taken her crown.

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9.  Men are wearing bum bags

The trend we all wanted to see the back of has returned. In a big way.

The evidence: Matthew McConnaughey and Jared Leto, both Oscar winners and all round hunks, are determined to bring it back

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10. Rachel Stevens is famous again

Former S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens is back in the limelight thanks to her new role as a mentor on RTE's The Voice of Ireland.

Una Foden,Kian Egan with Rachel Stevens and Bressie during a recording of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix.

In 2003, she was doing this.

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