A study at Germany’s Max Planck Institute has found that men who marry older women are more likely to die early than men who marry younger woman. Likewise, women who marry men 7 to 9 years older — or, get this, 7 to 9 years younger — increase their chances of dying early by a whopping 20 percent! And the bigger the age difference between two spouses, the greater chance a woman has of dying prematurely. Men, on the other hand, favor quite well when they marry younger women. Their chances of dying early “are cut by a fifth if their bride is between 15 and 17 years their junior.” Even marrying a woman just seven years younger reduces a man’s risk of premature death by 11 percent. Scientists say these figures may be a result of natural selection — of the cream-of-the-crop older men having the most success attracting younger, fertile women. “Another theory is that a younger woman will care for a man better and therefore he will live longer,” said institute spokesman Sven Drefahl. Maybe women with much older or younger mates are better off not marrying them. That way they won’t have the drama of addressing wedding invitations OR dying prematurely. Win-win! [via Telegraph] Keep reading »
Bruce Willis’ new wife may look exactly like Demi Moore, but Bruce and Demi are even more identical in their taste in younger lovers. Despite Demi and Bruce’s marriage not working out, it’s clear they wanted to the same qualities in a mate. Seriously, it’s like they basically married the same person! Check out the stats, after the jump… Keep reading »
The term cougar has become a status symbol, synonymous with women of a certain income bracket, age, and beauty. While it is seemly an honor to be pretty and powerful enough to bed a younger man, lately it’s also been misinterpreted and become outright predatory. With Van Halen’s “Hot For Teacher” being consummated all over the country, the term “cougar” is getting a bad name. Indulging in trophy man is one thing, plucking an unripe boyfriend from junior high school is quite another — not to mention it’s illegal. A bunch of bad apple female educators have been spoiling the whole bunch. On Monday, the news that a Massachusetts elementary school teacher running off with her student became public, but she’s hardly the first educator in Massachusetts to rape a child in grade school this year. Keep reading »
Look, the excitement today is so palpable it’s hard to think about or work on anything else, so let’s just talk about what’s on all of our minds, shall we? The third season of “Mad Men” is a go!! Oh, okay, fine — that’s big, but it’s not the reason we had trouble sleeping last night, is it? Today’s the day Barack Obama is sworn in as our 44th president and the Bush’s will fly off into the sunset forever (well, maybe not into the sunset, but whatever that shining light from Texas looks like heralding them home…far, far away from the halls of Washington). In celebration on the big event, Oprah had a live show yesterday from the Kennedy Center that you may have heard about. Keep reading »
All that Demi wants is another baby! “We’d be delighted if it happened,” Mrs. Kutcher said. “We are doing lots of practicing. And you can’t complain about practicing with him!” Hm, sound like 30-year-old Ashton’s probably just using a baby as an excuse to do it a lot.
But hopefully there will be an heir to his Kelso/Coolpix/”Beauty and The Geek”/”Punk’d” empire and we’re all for the mix of their very sexy genes! Ashton’s pretty boy good looks will probably mesh well with Demi’s sleek lady features — perhaps a bit better than Bruce Willis’ busted prizefighter melon. At 46, though, Demi, with three teen kids, is the brave one for going through whatever it takes to implant her with some of “That 70’s Show’s” seed. However, now we’re wondering if Kutcher’s hot shots for V Man magazine were actually him undergoing the medical scrutiny of in-vitro fertilization? Well, no matter, Ashton always makes baby-making look so, so attractive. [Now Magazine]
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“I had sworn myself off relationships before I met Demi….As soon as you make that decision not to have a relationship, you will find one.” — Ashton Kutcher [MarieClaire.co.uk] Keep reading »