Huff Po has a headline teaser "Anne Hathaway Talks About Aging." The first sentence of the article: Hathaway is one Hollywood star who's wearing her age like a badge of honor. Good god, she's only 29.
Anne gave kind of a backhanded complement where she referred to Meryl Streep: We have pioneers that show us there's no reason to be afraid [of getting old].
How old does she think Meryl is anyway? (I looked it up - she's 62.) It's not like Katharine Hepburn won an Oscar 20 years ago when she was 74.. It's not like Bette Davis was still making movies until she was almost 80. And it's not like Mae West was still making movies in her 80s - before Meryl even did her first one. There are plenty of other examples, going all the way back before movies even existed.
Meryl Streep is a great actress but I don't think she pioneered anything. There's something wrong with a world when people think a 29 year old should worry about aging.
A few quickies:
• A guy in Iowa had sex with a cat then threw it out a 7th floor window. The kitty died; the man, who's in jail, was already a registered sex offender.
• Trying not to count my chickens, but according to a new CNN poll, for the first time ever, a majority of Americans say they would vote their representative out of Congress if they had the chance to do it today. The Democratic party's approval vs. disapproval rating is 47-47, an even split. The Republican's have 33% approval and 59% disapproval. Their disapproval rating is 5 points lower than it was when Democrats took over Congress in 2006.
• If you're like the vast majority of Americans (including me) who didn't watch the GOP debate last night, TPM has the highlights. Spoiler alert - there weren't any.