THE CHEETAH GIRLS a.k.a. Raven Symoné & Co.
“Oh snap!” You probably remember The Cheetah Girls for their feminist beats and strong, sassy attitudes. I still hum the tune of “Cinderella” sometimes when I’m feeling particularly girl–power. Since her days as the Beyoncé of the Cheetah Girls, Raven has splintered off and done her own thing, starring in movies (“Revenge of the Bridesmaids” is on Netflix, guys) and on Broadway. In her personal life, Raven has continued to be as sassy and real as her psychic alter–ego. You may remember her being one of the earliest advocates of healthy body image, but Raven now seems to have gone for the svelte look. In 2011, she debuted a “How I lost 70 lbs.” spread in People mag. She also recently tweeted her support for legalizing gay marriage and stepped out with her girlfriend, AzMarie Livingston. Even so, she’s always tried to maintain a private life away from Hollywood. Look’s like her disappearance from the spotlight wasn’t a total accident—and we have to say, that’s so Raven.
Ok, this is a stretch. Jesse McCartney was barely famous even when he was famous, but he won our ten–year–old hearts. We loved this man. He was a sexier Aaron Carter with acting potential. You might remember him as the voice behind “Beautiful Soul” (swoon) and Theodore from Alvin and the Chipmunks. In 2008, McCartney starred in the crash–and–burn film, “Keith” (also on Netflix!), which probably dealt the final blow to his short–lived career. Since then, he has stayed low–key with smaller roles on television. In 2011, he released a fragrance called Wanted by Jesse (double swoon). As for his music career, it looks like Jesse McCartney has been touring with the newly reunited Backstreet Boys circa Summer 2013...along with DJ Pauly D. Oh well, take what you can get, right Jesse?
We have a soft spot for Ryan Cabrera, because our high school ex–boyfriend made us a mix–CD with “I Will Remember You” on it...that probably should’ve been the first sign, but we digress. You probably remember Cabrera for his hit “On the Way Down,” his spiked blonde hair and the slew of hot women he dated. Since his early 2000s fame, Cabrera has released a few flop singles. As of July 3, 2012, Cabrera still seems to be actively making music. He’s also stayed relevant by on–and–off dating Elvis Presley’s granddaughter, Riley Keough, AND getting a tattoo of Ryan Gosling’s face on his leg. Hey, whatever it takes to extend those five minutes of fame.
We're listening to “The Queen” right now. Nelly Furtado was our sixth grade girl crush and she basically killed the game on all levels. They played “Turn Off the Light” on repeat at our sixth grade dance, and the entire auditorium of sweaty children grinded to her serenading. Her 2006 album, Loose, spawned hits like “Promiscuous Girl” and “Maneater.” When asked about the inspiration for her fun, modern music, Nelly attributed the youthful vibe of the album to her two–year old daughter. Talk about being the hottest MILF ever (have you HEARD “Say It Right?”) In Victoria, Canada (homegirl’s hometown), official leaders proclaimed the day she visited, March 21, 2007, as NELLY FURTADO DAY. Since getting a holiday named after her, Furtado put out the understated Spanish album, Mi Plan, in 2009. She’s stayed somewhat relevant after it was leaked that she accepted one million dollars to perform for Libyan dictator, Muammar Guddafi. In her defense, she donated it all to charity! Nelly, you can do no wrong in our eyes!