It may be hard to remember a world before everyone could accidentally tweet nudes from their pocket, but smartphones are still a relatively recent technological development. Journey with us back to a time before celebrities had Instagram, and when the worst they could do was maybe forget to set up their voicemail.
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Selfies before smartphones. What a time 2004 was.
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Sarah Jessica Parker
“Hello, AT&T? Yes, I just won a Golden Globe!”
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90% chance Joel Madden is playing Snake.
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No, Jimmy, you already got your takeout.
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This is literally 2003 calling, asking for its hat back.
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Samuel L. Jackson
Remember when cell phones had Hollywood premiere parties?
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Jay-Z and Beyoncé
“Jay, seriously, can you not use that phone when we’re in public?”
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Despite a fully engaged analog antenna, JT remained unimpressed with his reception.
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I don’t think you can get GPS on that, Liz.
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“No, I won’t do my Mulder voice for you, Mom …”
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“I don’t know why they canceled Charmed either!”
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2003’s motto was “A Hilton Always Answers Her Phone.”
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I would like you congratulate you for getting through 18 photos of celebrities with old cell phones and I promise you there’s a good one if you keep going.
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Awarding extra points if that phone happens to be stored in a bag.
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A gold flip phone #blessed.
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Bencio del toro
Why live in the moment after winning a Golden Globe when you could hop on your Rzr instead?
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I actually really miss not having the ability to check email on my phone.
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“Yes, this is Fraser. I’m very famous.”
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Back when people wanted to go to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
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TBH the rest of this look is back.
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Michael Clarke Duncan
“Nah, there’s no room courtside. My guns needed their own seat.”
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This is honestly my regular winter look.
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Puffy popping his battery back in (?) At the European Music Awards.
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