Cougars and Twitter and bikinis — oh, my: Who'll join Demi Moore and Lisa Rinna?
According to the arbitrary rules of the universe — or at least mainstream media — trends become trends only after we see the same phenomenon three times. Still, there’s something about seeing two bikini-clad fortysomething actresses in two days that makes us brace for an onslaught of same.
The pioneer: Demi Moore. Mere hours after a tabloid alleged that husband Ashton Kutcher had cheated on Moore, the 47-year-old actress leaped into a bikini, took a photo of herself with a smart phone and posted the whole scene on Twitter.
For the record, Moore looks better in a bathing suit than most women on planet Earth, but a denial from Kutcher, which came soon after the initial report, is equally effective spin control and without the tinge of desperation.
Apparently Lisa Rinna does not agree.
She is also 47 and also in need of affirmation of her hotness via Twitter.
Which leaves only one question: Who will be next? Tell us in the comments section below.
— Leslie Gornstein
Photos: Lisa Rinna at the Golden Globes on Jan. 11, 2009, left; Demi Moore at the Academy Awards on March 7, 2010, right. Credits: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times
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