Now that Kelsey Grammar can add his name to the guest list for Mel Gibson’s “Baby Daddy” Party list with the announcement that he knocked up a young woman while still married to his present wife, Older actresses like Teri Hatcher, Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts just to name a few are strutting their botox free faces on magazine covers once reserved for 18 year old supermodels in a little wave of revenge.
What gives with all this strutting? Mid life crisis or just a fact of life: Fifty is the new thirty and the young whipper snappers better keep their distance from these Hollywood legends.
Well the late baby boomer generation and those who came next before generation X are flexing their muscles to prove a point. We are strong and beautiful. We will not fade into the Sunset.
I don’t want to be snarky about 50 year old men who get tangled up with ambitious, unknown and much younger women they pluck from obscurity: But…… I have my suspicions about Kelsey’s new girl former British Airlines employee “Kate”. Her family is already out there spreading the news that she’s pregnant while old Kelsey is trying to keep current wife Camille from cleaning out the ” Frazier’ royalty bank account.
Both Mel and Kelsey have admitted to some bi -polar mood swings so I hope Kelsey stays on top of his meds and doesn’t make phone calls to the girl’s family like Mel does when he’s mad.
However, it’s perfectly understandable that Rod Stewart and Mel and Kelsey with plenty of cash would want to start another family and prove that they are still MEN.
And I am a huge fan of the older Hollywood female fan club, Robin Wright Penn, Sela Ward, Hatcher, Parker, Roberts, Meryl Streep, Sharon Stone: Literally the list could go on and on with 40 and 50 fifty something women who are really beautiful and don’t even need botox to make it on Maxim’s “hot” list. But over and above that, they are pushing past stereotypes to rule the box office and the magazine covers.
Of course, the very lovely Jennifer Annistan caught some slack from the equal opportunity bully talk show host O Reilly when she commented on not needing a man to have a child. Well, she released a hail storm of debate with that simple quip which is related to her newest film ” The Switch” but I guess it proves a point.
The very attractive Annistan who lived through a public divorce from forty something Brat Pitt after he jilted her for the slightly younger “man-eater turned saint” Angelina Jolie, she was just making a point.
Fifty something men are free to go and make mischief with younger girls—the sexy women in their lives like Kelsey’s wife Camille and Anniston will just dominate the magazine covers and movie screens without a look back in your direction. So there. We just don’t care.
So the war of the sexes is being practiced on a new playing field I guess. Who’s having more fun at 50?
I guess it’s better than the old days when movie stars quietly retired or went on to sexless character roles like grandmom and granddad.