Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. It's 48 year-old Valerie Bertinelli on the cover of People looking way hotter than she ever did during her peak, One Day at a Time, sitcom days in the '70s. Who are both men and women getting in a lather about at this minute? It's nude 43 year-old supermodel Cindy Crawford, photographed in nothing but suds for Allure magazine. Her pics have been responsible for over , page views and hundreds of comments on this site alone in the past couple of days.
Just whose sexy toned biceps have been talked about even more than the new bank rescue plan? Who's got the best legs in America and happens to be our nations' most eligible bachelorette? No contest, it's Jen Aniston, And honestly, do we really care about the trials and tribulations of Lauren Conrad or Paris Hilton's lovelives the way we care about Jen's?
Right is right up there as a far more enduring national obsession than, say, deploring the Octomom. Need more evidence that Age has gone the way of the dinosaur?
It used to be that the standard Hollywood refrain for Hollywood actresses was that there were boohoo, no good roles, for them, moan moan, over the age of And if an actress became a mother, it was the kiss of death, instantly zapping their sex appeal. Society was like Elvis, who couldn't get hot and bothered for Priscilla once she gave birth to Lisa Marie.
Now here's the new evidence: Julia Roberts mom of three, 41, is the much admired star of the new crime thriller, Duplicity. Meryl Streep, 59, and Nicole Kidman, 41, still can't keep up with the roles they're offered. Michelle Pfeiffer, 50, stars as the ultimate cougar courtesan in the soon-to-be released film Cheri. Courtney Cox, 44, is also starring in a new sitcom, appropriately entitled, Cougartown. Oh, and Calista Flockhart, 44, is to be Hollywood's latest blushing bride after finally bringing Harrison Ford to his knees.
Let's discuss Demi Moore, 46, and Madonna, The two Kabbalists are the envy of younger women everywhere. Now, let's just contrast all this hotness and intrigue with the slew of bland somethings, trying to compete to get on magazine covers and into the nation's consciousness.
Perhaps, the most astounding evidence of our national love affair with the plus woman was illustrated in the Sarah Palin phenomenon. She was 44, a mother of five, and an outspoken conservative, but even her detractors had to admit that she was a Babe with a capital B.
Men wanted to take off her glasses and let down her French twist. Women wanted to buy her glasses and turn their dos in her French twist.
And finally, when we learned all the lurid details behind the made-for-tabloid divorce between ever-gorgeous cover girl Christie Brinkley, 55, and her cheatin', lyin' cad of a husband, Peter Cook, the biggest question of all was -- how could he leave HER for a 19 year-old?
Now that was a headscratcher! For more on how cougars and MILFs rule, go to twitter.