Lord Of The Rings hunk Orlando Bloom is so out of touch with today's music stars he doesn't even know who singing superstar Beyonce Knowles is.

During an interview with cable TV network MTV, the British actor, 27, was shown a series of current chart-toppers, including the Destiny's Child frontwoman, first American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson and rockers GOOD CHARLOTTE.

A nervous Bloom stated, "I've gotta tell you now, I'm not big on popular culture," before proceeding to miss the name of every star's face he was flashed - achieving partial success when he identified rapper 50 CENT as '25 Cents'.

But Bloom managed to save face slightly by identifying at least one star - pop hunk Justin Timberlake.

03/07/2003 17:31