Grrrrrowwwwl. Gents, there’s a new cougar in town, so get out your dart guns and your hunks of raw meat. Yeah, I’m not sure what that means either. But Tyra Banks reportedly has a new man, and he’s 14 years younger than she is. The supermogul has generally been known to date men her own age or older, so she just earned her cougar markings. Her new man is boxer-turned-model Robert Evans, who is 24 and a new judge on America’s Next Top Cou — I mean, Model.
I’m totally behind the whole “cougar” thing (ya, I know, no one likes this word). But it’s getting kind of cliché now. Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Mira Sorvino. Plus, a lot of our fave cou-couples have broken up: Demi and Ashton. Katie Couric and Brooks Perlin. Maybe it’s time for the dating pendulum to swing the other way, back towards older guys. Even Kim Cattrall thinks so. She’s dating a guy five years OLDER!
Here are some reasons gals might want to toss their boy toys and get with an older guy.
The daughter factor. After Demi and Ashton broke up, people were actually speculating that maybe Demi’s daughter, Rumer, was dating her to-be-former step-dad, Ashton. And no one cared! Read more …
Even pop stars can have awkward first kisses. Read More »
Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber‘s “All I Want For Christmas” duet debuted last night during the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center. The best I can say about it is “feel good Christmas music” with a questionably appropriate music video.
Now, Mariah Carey is Mariah Carey. High notes and shaking her spray-tanned booty is what she’s about. It is the way of the world. I think her short-short-short Santa outfit in her “All I Want For Christmas” music video with Justin Bieber pushes the line of good taste. But hey, this is a grown woman obsessed with rainbows, stuffed animals and butterflies that we’re talking about.
“I am really happy in my personal life … but it is complicated. I’m in the process of figuring out the future, and so is he… He’s incredibly kind, caring and sensitive. He challenges me in ways I wouldn’t be challenged otherwise. Even if we are not on the same page all the time, I like being in his space. I want to be a thoughtful, loving person to him in every way…. I’ve been called all kinds of things. I’ve been ‘cougared,’ which was just obnoxious. But if it’s good enough for Demi, right?”
“I’m a cougar. She’s a cougar. We’re all cougars!” Really? All of us are cougars? When did cougars (who, by the way, don’t look a day over 25 in this commercial) take over the online dating scene? CougarLife.com is exactly what’s wrong with the term “cougar.” Too bad I’m going to be singing this stupid song all day. Help! [The Daily What] Keep reading »
Playboy Playmate (and Hef’s ex) Karissa Shannon makes no bones about being a cougar-in-training as she broadcasts her affections for 12-year-old Jaden Smith. Sexualizing children doesn’t suddenly become acceptable if it’s a boy being sexualized instead of a girl, Karissa! [Sociological Images] Keep reading »
Hmm, which is the “significant magazine for women over 40″ that took away Kim Cattrall‘s cover when she refused to pose with a cougar? More perhaps? That’s the only one I can think of. Maybe AARP? But whoever it is, that’s douchey. Yay for Kim for speaking up that she personally finds the term “cougar” to be insulting because “that’s something that people who are uncomfortable with strong women have labeled [her "Sex & The City" character, Samantha].” Hollywood needs more mouthy broads like her! [Extra TV] Keep reading »
Apparently unaware that women of all ages have always enjoyed robust sex lives, The New York Observer introduces us to “cheetahs.” What’s a cheetah, you ask? They are 30-something single women — the younger nieces of the 40-something-and-up “cougars” — who are so desperate for sex and affection that they’ll prowl the bars, waiting to prey on unsuspecting victims. In fact, cheetahs will basically rape men, they’re so overcome by singledom lust!