Age Is Just A Number

April 29th, 2014

This makes 58 feel young(er).

Jersey Boys” movie, coming soon to a theater near you, adapted and directed by Clint Eastwood –-83 y/o

Mel Brooks –-87 y/o– did a one man show, one performance only, at the Geffen last night.

Bob Dole–the 90 y/o former Senate majority leader, on a goodwill tour of his home state of Kansas, aiming to cover all 105 counties, scheduled for 10 appearances in three days.

If I keep at it as long as they have, I’ll  have about 30 more working years ahead of me!




Jerry Hall vs. the rest of us

April 17th, 2014

There’s an ad for the Row Hotel, NYC, in the current New York mag. It’s right up front, double truck, full color, with Jerry Hall, aged 57, in red lipstick and a leopard skin coat, playing cougar to the younger man next to her (in his 20-30s?). He’s leaning into her, and his thoughts are probably “OMG she’s a Goddess.” And, of course, he’s right.

Then flip to pages 54 and 55, 18 full color, close up, straight forward portraits of ordinary, regular people who are 65 years old–illustrations for a story on middle old age–photographed by Martin Schoeller and hilariously written by Mark Jacobson.

My, what a difference Jerry Hall’s bone structure, photo shop, and eight years can make!

Of course she looks fabulous, and by comparison, the 65 year olds don’t. However, most of them don’t look half bad, either.

Forever Young….

March 7th, 2014

Don’t you love it when magazines run headlines like “Fabulous at 50!” or “Ageless!!” followed by a montage of beautiful celebs?

This one’s from AARP:

There’s Olivia Newton-John, Pierce Brosnan, Richard Gere, Diane Sawyer and more.

David Bowie at the Top of His Game—Again

January 10th, 2014

If David Bowie, now 67, had retired at 65, he wouldn’t have been nominated for two Brit awards–which is the equivalent of our Grammy—he’s up for Male British Artist of the Year and Album of Year, for “The Next Day,” his first release in 10 yrs.

Maybe 65 is a tad young for SRA? (Standard Retirement Age.)

Cher! Cher! Cher! More! More! More!

June 11th, 2013

She’s baaaaack, and good for her! She’s already done two farewell tours, but, hey, can’t a Diva change her mind?

Ever the consummate showman, she’ll debut her first new single in over 10 years on “The Voice” finale on June 18.

At 67, Cher is two years past Official Retirement Age (ORA), and she’s a good example for those who opt to continue working.

#1 She has stamina: Performing is a lot of work. Her last tour, 2001’s “Living Proof,” did 605 shows!

#2 She’s making more money than ever. She was more popular in the 70s, but now she’s richer. That 2001 tour grossed $394 million.

#3 She hasn’t let personal set backs get her all depressed i.e. her daughter Chastity is now her son Chaz.

Cher, you are the ”The Zoomer Role Model of The Day.”

Kris Kristofferson’s Still Got It

January 23rd, 2013


I got invited to link my blog to a site called  “Fabulous Over 40.”  Ha.  How about Fabulous Over 50 or  60?  Or even 70.  How about this picture of Kris Kristofferson in today’s L.A Times?  He’s still got it, and he’s 76.

(Full disclosure:  the photo is by prima photographer Mary Ellen Mark.  Enough said.)

Cyndi Lauper at 59: Hot HOT HOT!!

January 21st, 2013


Did you see Cyndi Lauper  (59 y/o) in Parade Magazine yesterday?  She looks simply fabulous. Boomers really are redefining what 50 and 60 look, and dress, and act like.



Yikes! Dustin Hoffman is 75?

January 21st, 2013

This week’s New Yorker has a piece on Dustin Hoffman—commenting on his “energy and verve” the writer posits that maybe “seventy-five is the new fifty or maybe the new twenty-one.”

He looked great  at the Golden Globes–trim, elegant, vibrant.  He just directed his first movie.

I guess that 75 isn’t really that old, after all?