Leah Greenblatt
May 30, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

We’ve got a (hot) flash for you: Hollywood’s over-the-hill hotties are having their best year ever — and the word ”cougar” hasn’t gotten this much play since John Mellencamp. So put down that Boniva and hold on to your granny panties as we embark on a tour of the middle ages. In the Sex and the City movie, Sarah Jessica Parker and Co. prove that fashion, fancy cocktails, and (duh) wanton sex are not merely the province of the Tila Tequila generation… Ugly Betty‘s publishing matriarch Claire Meade (Judith Light) brings readers the menopausal message with Hot Flash magazine… Grab the Clairol and leopard-print Lycra! Nothing says Leathery Long Island Lolita like Dina Lohan and her oddly aged-looking daughter Ali, now vamping on a TV set near you in E!’s Living Lohan…After a smash season in New York City, Bravo’s Botoxicating Real Housewives franchise next heads to New Jersey… She’s Got the Look, TV Land’s new modeling competition series for women 35 and over, is hosted by 47-years-old-and-still-smokin’ Kim Alexis, and the network just greenlit a new dating series (slated to air in early 2009) with a working title of — no kidding — Untitled Cougar Project… It’s crimson claws out on Sept. 12, when more than a dozen actresses — including Annette Bening, Candice Bergen, Bette Midler, and Carrie Fisher — appear in the long-awaited remake of 1939’s acid-tongued classic The Women… Ohmygawwwwd: Fran Drescher has announced that she and Lawn Guyland native Rosie O’Donnell are planning a sitcom called The New 30. And lo, hormone-replacement hilarity shall ensue!

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