This subscription-only profile of Ben Stiller has a substantial digression on Hollywood business and what currently constitutes a "star" (and who and who is not one). (Notably absent from assessment: Julia Roberts.) Stiller currently is one, by dint of having being the only actor with three billion-dollar franchises. And then there's Robert Downey Jr.
After menopause, I discovered the joy of drinking wine, and of sinking deeply into writing and time alone. These things replaced the sex drive I had thoroughly cruised down as a youth, exploring one dead end, detour, and unpaved dirty road after another. I have refused to take the libido-restoring male hormones constantly proffered me by this culture and Suzanne Somers and her hordes of apologists and postmenopausal cougars…. I am old now: gray, wrinkled, tired, and bloated, and my joints ache, too. But I am ready to come into my full destiny—as my childhood dreams predicted—as a Neo-Amazonian Pirate Queen of my own vessel: firing cannonballs at [...]