Don’t you just wish Don Draper would step out of the TV screen and teach some advertisers a thing or two? This weird cougar mom ad for Halls cough drops (cough drops?!) is a case in point. It gets your attention, but the cougar mom/cough drops connection just doesn’t make any sense. And not in a good, absurdist, this-could-be-an-“SNL” skit way.
Memo to advertisers: just because cougars are “hot” right now doesn’t mean jokes about older women and sex can be made to sell any thing. Keep reading »
According to The New York Times, cougars are not only trendy, but they’re here to stay! And if that’s the case, she’s gonna need a place to stay, when she’s on one of her prowls. That must be the rationale behind Diva Hotel’s “Cougars With Personality” package. The San Francisco boutique hotel is offering sexy older ladies a one night stay, “2 animal print Hanky Panky thongs” (would she wear anything else under her impossibly tight mini?!), “2 lemondrop cocktails” (Cosmos are so last year), two $25 gift certificates to the spa, a complimentary bra fitting for two at Nordstrom (because a cougar needs to “hold ‘em high!”), and the “Huntress Road Map,” which is a list of all the cougar-friendly bars in the city. Prices start at $199, cabana boys not included. Seriously, who would actually go for this crap? Keep reading »
Famous lady author Candace Bushnell has cracked the whip against the term “cougar” in an op-ed published in the upcoming issue of More magazine. So what if the “Sex and the City” writer is 50 and her hubby (a ballet dancer … hot) is 10 years younger? Don’t call the lady a “cougar!” She wonders, rightfully so, why every time a woman breaks through some kind of uncharted territory they receive an annoying label—like when successful business women are called “ball busters” or “ice queens.” (Sorry Anna Wintour, it’s kind of true in your case.) Keep reading »
The only thing cougars love more than the younger men they prey upon is a cruise. Now they can have both because the first-ever Cougar Cruise has arrived! Sponsored by the Singles Travel Company and the Society of Single Professionals, the Cougar Cruise welcomes cougars and their cubs to come aboard from December 4-7. The ship will depart from San Diego, CA and head for the exotic waters of Ensenada, Mexico. Wait … the cruise is only going 70 miles? Well, whatever, the cougs won’t notice; they’ll be so distracted by the scenery on board. The boat has an even bigger mission — fighting discrimination! Keep reading »
Vivica A. Fox, as Shanté Smith, schooled us on the ways of putting a man in line in “Two Can Play that Game,” a rom-com released in 2001. Now, the 45-year-old is offering real-world advice for the other cougars out there because she knows all too well what it’s like to date a younger man. Vivica credits her young spirit for attracting younger men. After the jump, what she told OK! about keeping them… Keep reading »
Kathy Griffin, 48, found a new partner in
crime prime time, Levi Johnston, 19. Bristol Palin’s baby-daddy, who has been doing the talk-show circuit, escorted the D-lister to the Teen Choice Awards last night. Despite the terrified baby-animal-caught-in-a-cougar-trap look on his face, Levi talked some serious game. “She’s beautiful and funny. She’s the star of the night.” He even kissed her on the cheek! We shudder. [MSNBC] Keep reading »