Lots of celebs these days are claiming to be geeks or nerds. But are they really, or are they just poseurs?
-Lucia Peters, BettyConfidential.com
Now that being a nerd has become cool, there's a curious trend making its way around the celebrity world: Countless celebs are now claiming to be geeks or nerds, too. For many of them, it's actually true-Wil Wheaton? Felicia Day? Zachary Levi? All big, huge, actual geeks-but many others, it's nothing more than an outfit to try on, a "flavor of the week," if you will.
Whether or not there are firm, fast definitions for "nerd," "geek," "dork," and the like is hotly debated, but most agree that they all entail not simply liking a topic, but more importantly, having an almost encyclopedic knowledge about that topic. For some people, it's based in fiction (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Firefly, etc.); for others, it's about technology and gadgets; and for still others, it's centered around academia, with the topics of focus rangingRead More »from Liking 'Star Wars' Doesn't Make You a Geek: 10 Celebrity Geek Poseurs