"Amy Van Doran is New York's 'Matchmaker to Extraordinary People.' Her dream match for Demi Moore is Tom Cruise ... they're both 51 and should try dating age-appropriate," writes Amy.
So reports Jane Ridley in the New York Post and I found this the best thing I saw in celebrity social media this week. Actually, Demi is only 50; she won't be 51 until Nov. 11. And she and Tom were brilliant together when they co-starred in the acclaimed movie "A Few Good Men."
Van Doran's idea is that it is hackneyed and boring when older, successful males pluck off the tree girls young enough to be their daughters and make them into trophy wives. (Anybody with money can do that! And this is usually what happens.) But Amy is suggesting that Demi and Tom should consider their futures and do something romantic with opposites in their age group. Maybe Demi and Tom, just "can't handle the truth!" as Jack Nicholson so memorably bellowed in "A Few Good Men."
(Demi was seen the other day with her estranged younger husband, entrepreneur-actor Ashton Kutcher, age 35. They did, however, split recently without undue fanfare and in a privately negotiated peace. Good for them!)
Of course, we know that Demi already has three perfectly wonderful daughters with Bruce Willis. However, Tom Cruise may still want more young children to mold in his own way.
AHHHHHH .... I really don't know what to think about AMC's planned "Breaking Bad" spinoff, "Better Call Saul." This will be a "prequel of "Breaking Bad" before lawyer Saul Goodman met meth king Walter White. I never thought Saul was such a fascinating character, but as AMC has given us masterpieces such as "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," I suppose we'll have to withhold judgment.
As for the fate of Walter and company, many fans want Walter dead. Certainly he has become a very bad man. But I have a feeling he'll be the last one standing -- I wouldn't be surprised if Jesse, Hank, Skyler and Marie all go to that big meth lab in the sky, with Walter ruined and on the run. (The flash-forward opening of the first episode of the season rather hinted at that.)
We've been convinced, pretty much, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for health's sake and now writer Beth Goehring, who calls herself "a morning person," has done a handsome little book about this subject entitled "Breakfast."
The work is from Bookspan and is going to be followed by lunch and dinner books and although I was inclined to toss it aside, when I didn't and looked carefully, I found it absolutely fascinating. Beth is the editor of "The Good Cook" and "Homestyle Books" and she gives full credit to designer Denis Kohler for her good-looking little tome with a wake-up "Cock-a-doodle-do" cover and its multi-plentiful quotes inside about the history of humans breaking their fasts.
On page seven, Beth tells how to start your day in a quick and easy manner. How you can simply take a tablespoon of peanut butter, add a few fruits, nuts, an egg, etc., and put it all together to give you what you need to get going. This is highly recommended for busy people!
IF YOU love or like Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, as I do, the Welsh-born beauty is being honored by the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation on Sept. 29 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place.
Contact Sam(at)SamMorrisPR.com for details. This dance foundation has awarded $8.5 million in college scholarships since 2010.
I expect The New York Times will be covering this fully, as it seems to me the Arts section is always more concerned with dance than anything else. And as Fred Astaire always opined: "What else is there but to dance?" He said he started his days after he retired in the '70s, by watching Michael Jackson and dancing privately to "Soul Train" on TV.
P.S. This is going to be a really big night. It will be Catherine's first major public appearance since she and Michael Douglas separated. The paparazzi and looky-loos will be out in full force!
If you are interested in transgender stories, or in understanding this mystery, be sure to read the new book from feminist movie critic, Molly Haskell. She has written for Viking Adult a touching, telling tale titled "My Brother My Sister: Story of a Transformation." Molly tells of her shock and surprise and all the ramifications of her adored brother Chevey's late-life move to become a woman. This, after what had seemed a "perfect life" and two marriages to women.
Molly is the widow of the much respected film maven -- the late Andrew Sarris -- who died last year. She brings a lot of admirable literary and historical background into this personal tale about confusion and clarity and heartbreak and self-realization.
This is an amazing work of personal import. And welcome back to the world, Molly, you should be writing novels.
(E-mail Liz Smith at MES3838@aol.com.)
Demi Moore and Tom Cruise -- tick tock, time for a change, maybe?
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