People Magazine Skips De Niro’s Age But Happily Reveals His Girlfriend’s

It does not bother me that Robert De Niro chose to bring new life into the world at the age of 80. It also doesn’t bother me that his girlfriend’s age is nearly half of that. It’s a free country, and folks can do whatever they please with their reproductive powers. I am; however, filled with blind rage about the media’s hypocritical treatment of late-in-life fathers versus mothers in the same position. People Magazine is no exception.

In a new article to promote De Niro’s latest film, Killers of the Flower Moon, People Magazine did a cover story on the two-time Oscar winner, and they listed every person’s age except De Niro’s. That includes his girlfriend and all of his children.

People Magazine is a symptom of a larger, sexist problem among the general population and the media at large. When Hilary Swank gave birth in her forties, she was forced to defend her choice after a plethora of online attacks. She’s one of many women in the spotlight who have chosen to have children in their forties, and People Magazine is free to feature them in a cover story about motherhood as a means of reducing the stigma — and they have chosen not to do so. I’ve had enough.

I am guessing there was a negotiation between De Niro’s team and People Magazine to exclude his age from the piece. I’m fine with that. But then don’t include anyone else’s either, especially his girlfriend’s.

Why Didn’t Katie Couric Announce Her CBS Retirement on CBS?

If there’s a public interest in losing your job, you might as well cash in on it, right? When Barbara Walters asked Katie Couric if she was leaving CBS during her appearance on The View, Couric squirmed. At the time, I knew why. She didn’t want to give The View a huge amount of press with nothing in return. Why not make some money on your job loss? Couric chose People Magazine for her big announcement, and I imagine they paid her a pretty penny for the revelation. If there truly wasn’t bad blood between Couric and CBS, she might have gladly given CBS the free publicity.

Sandra Bullock Talks Baby and Divorce to People Magazine – Read Excerpts From The Interview

I have to give props to People magazine for conducting one of the best interviews I’ve ever read.  It’s beautiful, heart breaking, and honest.  You must read it in its entirety, but here are some excerpts.

On filing for divorce
Yes, I have filed for divorce.  I don’t know what else to say.  I’m sad, and I am scared.

On whether she knew Jesse cheated prior to the tabloid story
Ah, the inevitable question.  I had no idea about anything until that day when I got the call. 

On the Nazi photos of Jesse
The photo shocked me and made me sad.  This is not the man I married.  This was stupid, this was ignorant. 

On whether she’ll stay in his children’s lives
I don’t want to know what life is like without those kids. 

On her relationship with Jesse now
It’s one of new understanding.  One of forgiveness.  One of support for his recovery.  One that changed my life.

On whether Jesse will play a role in her child’s life
The father that I’ve known Jesse to be with all the kids is one that I hope Louis can experience one day. 

On the first time she met her son Louis
It was like the whole outside world just got quiet.  He was so small, so still.  All the trivial things that I had allowed to take up so much of my time just didn’t have room in my life anymore.