J.Lo, My Queen, Blasts the 'Cougar' Double Standard on Ellen

Jennifer Lopez is on the stump for her new film The Boy Next Door, and currently rumors abound that the divine 45-year-old is dating her 27-year-old costar, Ryan Guzman. On Ellen, she denied it, but went on to lodge a brilliant complaint against the dumbass notion that an older woman dating a much younger man is a… » 1/21/15 11:50am 1/21/15 11:50am

Aretha Franklin Is an Old Lady and She Sounds Like It; Good for Her

I can't recall a public performance more divisive than Aretha Franklin's cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" on the Sept. 29 episode of The Late Show with David Letterman. The conversations I had about it fell into two distinct camps: those who loved and those who hated it. Both were adamant. One person on the… » 10/22/14 11:45am 10/22/14 11:45am

Pam Oliver on Being Replaced By Erin Andrews: 'It's Just a Job Change'

Earlier this summer, when Fox Sports announced that they were replacing veteran NFL sideline reporter Pam Oliver, a 53-year-old black woman, with Erin Andrews, a 36-year-old blonde woman, many noted that the change seemed more than a bit suspect. There was no news that their panel of balding, and grey-haired male… » 9/04/14 2:45pm 9/04/14 2:45pm

Southwest Airlines Apologizes for Misplacing Elderly Woman

Eighty-five-year-old Alice Vaticano was supposed to be wheeled to the Southwest Airlines gate to catch her flight home to Denver, but instead a "processing error" left her stranded in a wheelchair in Newark for 11 hours. Vaticano, who is "sometimes forgetful," didn't know where she was, and had no choice but to sit… » 8/27/14 3:50pm 8/27/14 3:50pm

Fox Sports Swaps Vet Pam Oliver for Erin Andrews, Reeks of Ageism

Veteran Fox Sports sideline reporter Pam Oliver is officially being replaced by Erin Andrews, her younger, blonde colleague. With nearly two decades under her belt and all of the old men talking sports on television, 53-year-old Oliver’s forced career shift sounds like ageism. » 7/15/14 6:15pm 7/15/14 6:15pm

Miss Delaware Stripped of Her Crown Because She's 24 and 'Too Old'

A glittery shitstorm is going down in Delaware, where a beauty queen was essentially fired because she’s geriatric — at 24. » 6/27/14 10:40am 6/27/14 10:40am

Nursing Home Sued for Hiring Strippers to Grind on Elderly Residents

A Long Island nursing home is facing a lawsuit from the son of one resident, who says the establishment placed his mother "in apprehension of imminent, offensive, physical harm" by hiring Chippendale's strippers to perform in the rec room. The plaintiff—who found out about the performance when he discovered a picture… » 4/08/14 6:30pm 4/08/14 6:30pm

Badass 50-Year-Old Lady Speed Skater Is Competing In Olympic Trials

It's true; Jacki Munzel is a badass! Because at 50, anyone who is trying to make the Olympics, and doing pretty damn well at it, is a badass. That's just scientific fact. » 12/30/13 9:30pm 12/30/13 9:30pm

Shockingly, Hollywood Still Refuses to Let Actresses Age At All

Writing a long, long time ago in a papercut delivery mechanism called “a magazine,” Susan Sontag pointed out that our culture has a double-standard when it comes to aging. That is, dudes are allowed to age into grizzled old wrinklepusses, while women are required to either maintain the skin tautness of a porcelain… » 9/21/13 1:30pm 9/21/13 1:30pm

Sarah Silverman Was Bummed About the Ageism at James Franco's Roast

Sarah Silverman dropped by W. Kamau Bell’s Totally Biased on Friday night to talked about the James Franco roast she participated in recently. Was it fun? Sure, but that doesn’t mean Sarah Silverman (and probably everyone who has to endure having their character assassinated for giggles during a Comedy Central… » 9/15/13 6:00pm 9/15/13 6:00pm

GOP Says Hillary Clinton's Too Old, Because That Surely Won’t Backfire

If you needed any further proof that the modern Republican Party is a sarlacc pit where good campaign strategy goes to be slowly digested in the bowels of old white dudes for thousands of years, then this latest bit of age-snarking should probably do the trick: GOP strategists are trying very hard to remind potential… » 6/30/13 2:00pm 6/30/13 2:00pm

Undesirable, Unfunny Bro Shows You How to 'Pick Up Grandmas'

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the beginning of the end. America, a once great nation (arguable), has descended into complete depravity — and it's all thanks to some jackass junior bro "comedians" (read: idiots with a camera phone and a hard-on for their own shit jokes). » 4/24/13 10:50am 4/24/13 10:50am

Average Retirement Age of a Victoria's Secret Angel? 28

With the news that Victoria's Secret is dropping "Angel" Miranda Kerr just before her 30th birthday, comes the question — do all old people go to hell? JK, it's whether youth is the only acceptable mainstream sexy — and once you've entered your early 30s, should you just buy granny panties and wear them as underwear,… » 4/11/13 9:30pm 4/11/13 9:30pm

No Business for Old Women: Actress Sues IMDb for Revealing Her Real Age

It's hard to be a lady in the entertainment business — especially one who's subject to the passage of time. The denizens of Tinseltown would rather fry off their faces with chemical burns and sandpaper away sun spots than look a day over 22. Youth is exalted, and old is invisible. Aging actresses are left with very… » 4/11/13 11:40am 4/11/13 11:40am

Disney Won’t Let You into Its Theme Parks If You So Much as Look…

Disney parks just became uniformly PG-13. Or PG-14, if you want to get persnickety and spoil a perfectly respectable movie analogy. » 3/17/13 2:30pm 3/17/13 2:30pm

Actress Sues After Pesky IMDb Reveals Her Real Age

An unnamed actress claims that the infamous movie trivia cheaters' site IMDb misused her legal birth date after she signed up for the IMDbPro service in 2008. She says that by revealing her true age, the Internet Movie Database has cost her innumerable acting opportunities and is suing the Amazon.com subsidiary for… » 10/19/11 12:40pm 10/19/11 12:40pm

The 10-Year-Old French Model's Mother Responds To The Controversy Over…

The mother of Thylane Loubry Blondeau, the 10-year-old fashion model whose depiction in fashion spreads has raised concerns about the sexualization of young models, has spoken publicly about the controversy. Veronika Loubry blames a "bad personn in usa [sic]" for drawing attention to her daughter. » 8/08/11 2:40pm 8/08/11 2:40pm

Did Melissa Leo Beat Ageism?

Melissa Leo won Best Supporting Actress last night at the Oscars, despite the backlash from the vaguely baffling ads she took out for herself, and despite what she'd described as her reason for taking them out in the first place: bias against older women. So what happened? » 2/28/11 10:05am 2/28/11 10:05am

Melissa Leo Won't Wait For Ladymags To Say She's Awesome

If you've seen The Fighter, you know that Melissa Leo's chainsmoking, white-jeaned matriarch vies with Christian Bale for stealing every scene. But when it comes to the Oscars, turns out Leo has to do even more heavy lifting. » 2/07/11 5:40pm 2/07/11 5:40pm