Robert Downey Jr. Explains Hollywood Stardom

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.


Today's AOL-HuffPo Notable Quotable

"It’s a slow-motion train wreck and will end in disaster." Gosh, how do you really feel about the AOL HuffPo buy?


"Menopause is the victory lap over the curse of being born female!"

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 [...]


Today's Other AOL-HuffPo Notable Quotable

"Arianna Huffington has, for the second time in her career, found a big payout at the end of an implausible-seeming relationship." —Oh gosh.