Catherine Zeta-Jones wears sparkly black to support Michael Douglas: lovely?

Here are some new photos of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas last night at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 12th Annual Monte Cristo Award Gala. Michael received an award – the 12th annual Monte Cristo Award “in recognition of his achievements and contributions to the theater community, both internationally and in the U.S.” Catherine presented the award to him… which is nice. Although… does Michael do much for theater? Catherine has been on Broadway, but has Michael? Does he produce theatre shows? Oh… I just saw this – Michael got his start at the O’Neill Theater back in 1966, and he’s served on the board of trustees since 1980. Okay, that makes sense. He’s spent the last 32 years on the board of an influential theater. Carry on!

As for 42-year-old (!!!) Catherine… well… she looks okay. The Mail has a glowing piece (here) about her appearance, including the phrases “the raven-haired beauty was so radiant…” and “showed off her enviably toned physique…” Sure. She looks fit and healthy and I sincerely hope she’s doing a lot better this year. I like her dress too – it’s conservative and pretty and it says “I’m a beautiful woman and I want to look nice, but this night is about my husband.” Zeta is always great about dressing for the occasion.

Catherine has two films coming out this year, and both will probably garner more attention than her work has gotten in the past few years. First, she has a supporting part in Rock of Ages, which comes out this summer. Then, around Christmas, she’s in that romantic comedy Playing the Field, with Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel. While Zeta’s career isn’t at Meryl-level, she’s doing okay, I think. As for Michael… he’s due to film that long-gestating Liberace project soon. *crosses self*

Ooooh, look at Zeta’s earrings! I love them.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Bite me says:

    Hmm, good health and happiness for these two

  2. lucy2 says:

    She looks good, and I agree she always chooses very appropriate clothing.

  3. lafairy says:

    that is the roughest 42 I have ever seen!! rough rough and rough and…. jaw drop^^!

    • paola says:

      I agree, she looks much older, but maybe because she is so skinny? i’m sure she would look younger with some flesh on her cheeks

      • corny says:

        they look like brad and angie in 20 years…except she is only 42?

      • Jayna says:

        Too skinny? She has perfect arms and legs. How can anyone say she looks older than 42? She’s a striking, mature woman. Oh, that’s right, everyone is looking at filler faces usually.

    • lafairy says:

      @jayna: yes she is lovely but way too mature looking for 42, I am not even comparing her to other celebrities who are her age, but just to regular people and when you consider only her face there is not so much 42 years old women walking on the street that look so rough and so matronly.

      I don’t say that she is not 42 but she looks mid-to late 50 to me.
      and you are not supposed looking mature before a certain age (a.k.a past middle-age) certainly not in your forties.When a “mature” woman comes to my mind I think Susan Sarandon or Meryl strip certainly not Halle Berry.

    • Tiffany says:

      lafairy, what in the freaking WORLD are you talking about? She looks GREAT for her age! I am no where near 42, but I know plenty of people who are, and CZJ looks great. You sound eager to get your hate on.

      • deehunny says:

        100% agree. Haters gonna hate. I’m 26 and would be incredibly happy to look like that at 42!

      • lafairy says:

        Truth hurts apparently!! she LOOKS nothing like a 40+,I have co-workers her age who are fresh as spring flowers compared to her and they are regular moms, no daily gym, coach, and money and all the package…
        if you want to call the truth being hate, well go on but unfortunatly for you and HER that’s the truth, she looks like Rachel Weisz or Jennifer Connolly’s mom… and these women ARE 42!!

        Maybe it is good for you, bu I wish I will grow older way better than that!

      • lafairy says:


        I am 24 and she looks way older than my mom, aunts and co-workers who are 40+.
        Good for you if this is you example of “ageing well” I set the bar way higher… looking my age when I will be hers will be fairly inoff in comparison.

    • kabri481 says:

      She’s been through so much tho!! Taking care of Michael while he was so sick, plus kids. I think she looks like a good mom and great wife, so utterly beautiful :)

    • ZenB!tch says:

      The words you are dowdy, frumpy and matronly.

  4. Kaye says:

    What’s the deal about her actual age? In this time of internet and public records, it seems like it *should* be easy to verify. (I have no opinion either way.)

    • carrie says:

      so many rumors about her age (she would be 10 years older) :s
      i saw her in a french movie in 1990/91 and she was 20 years old so her real age is 42

    • LAK says:

      Her age is very easy to verify. Just google british birth registry or The latter pulls records from the former which is a government database for all british births. It is a legal requirement in UK to register a birth with this database which goes back to pre-1900s. Both are open to the public.

      The reason people think she’s older is she looks and styles herself like someone older,she always dated and eventually married elder men.

    • Lenore says:

      She was a fairly famous face in the UK from the early 90s, playing the buxom young daughter on a tv show called The Darling Buds Of May, and her stated age has always been consistent as far as I remember, so if she is shaving off a couple of years, she must have been doing it since she was 20. Which, I don’t know, maybe she did.

      People seem so incredulous that she’s 42 – she’s been a long-time heavy smoker, so it’s affected her skin I’m sure, and she’s spent a long time caring for her sick husband so probably skincare wasn’t at the top of her list of priorities – but honestly, she still looks pretty good to me.

      I don’t know where the yardstick is that people judge age/looks against – is there an actress out there who looks EXACTLY 42 that I can judge CZJ against? :)

  5. paola says:

    Can’t believe how much Michael Douglas has aged.. he looks exactly like his father minus the plastic surgery.

  6. Jayna says:

    “She looks okay” as a 42-year-old? Seriously? She’s stunning and natural looking. She has such a pretty softness to her. Wow, women can’t win.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      ITA. Are we all looking at the same pics? She looks luminous!

    • lafairy says:

      I think she looks well, okay for 42 not more. Stunning to me is Sofia Vergara (only 2 years younger) and I assume it’s quite the same for Kaiser, it’s a sharp word that is used with caution and approprietly here on CB, stunning is Charlize Théron, Diane Kruger, Monica Belluci, Rachel Weisz (who is shockingly the same age than CZJ) and if you are fair you would admit that in no way CZJ equal any of these ladies…

      I also would like to desagree on how you are supposed to be looking like this in your 40s, well it’s not! She looks way too older than her age. I am far from 40 but I have a lot of older co-workers in their 40′s and one is 47, and they all look way freshier and younger than her and they don’t even have the same resources (gym, cosmetic surgeries and beauty salons, etc..) to take care of themselves, but they ALL look way younger than her and they ARE +40.And I don’t even want to start with celebrities who are her age (Rachel weisz…).

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I would put CZJ in the same category as all the women you mentioned. *shrugs* Just different opinions I guess. Beauty is subjective.

      • ZenB!tch says:

        See my comment way below about when she lost her looks.

        There was a time when she was breathtaking but it didn’t last. She was more beautiful than some of those women you mentioned but they survived looking good. She didn’t. I totally agree with you. I’m her age and look younger – if not as thin. I think Ashley Judd in those wrinkled pics looks better.

      • Cat says:

        Some people look older than their age, others look older. It doesn’t mean its wrong.

        Besides there are also various factors thrown into the occasion. Care taking for someone that sick is a lot different that caring for a child. It comes down to different emotional and physical stresses.

    • lafairy says:

      well as you said different opinions. To me she USED to be stunning, now her hair are fried from too much chemical colouring, her eyebrows are too much drawed and in a too weird color, her eyes are way smaller, her skin is awful and top that with a frozen forehead too much powdering and a cakey makeup, too much “too” for me… while when I think of Monica Bellucci who is 47, by the way I can’t even think about details because, I am well, stunned…but to each his own as the old saying says.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Yeaaaahhhh…I disagree.

      • blinditemreader says:

        I’m with you on that one. It’s the frozen forehead that bothers me the most.

        I wish we, as women, didn’t feel like we needed to do things like that to ourselves. It’s sad.

    • joxjooze says:

      So true!
      She looks just great! I don’t think she looks too old for her age at all ?!

  7. JudyK says:

    I don’t admire women who lie about their age, but she looks beautiful and classy…we see too little of that these days.

    • carrie says:

      she doesn’t lie

    • Jayna says:

      Well, then I guess you admire her. She is 42. She certainly looks no older.

      • JudyK says:

        I’m basing my remark about her age on a well-publicized article from several years ago. There’s been wide speculation and questioning of her age.

        Regardless of her age, I think she’s beautiful.

    • LAK says:

      @judyk – if you are talking about the white house story, it was a lie and simply gossip rag filler.

      Her age can be verified via the British birth registry. It is a record that can not be changed, and therefore impossible for someone british [or born on british soil should they choose] to lie about their age.

      The registry is open to the public.

  8. mary simon says:

    I hate open toe pumps – they are so old lady.

  9. Original Lucy says:

    I think CZJ looks like a lovely 42 year old woman…what is wrong with looking your age? But, MD is looking so old these days, meaning he looks his age too! I don’t know how she voo de o dos with a granpa….brrr…gross!

    • Bubbling says:

      “voo de o dos” haha awesome! This is how I imagine high end American couple…Am I close?Just curious?

    • ZenB!tch says:

      LOL! I was wondering the same about Nancy McCartney. NM claims to be older than CZJ but looks younger.

  10. Broadway Baby says:

    She’s my girl crush. I love her & hope both of them are in good health.

  11. Dhavy says:

    She’s a lovely woman, she doesn’t need to dress like JLo (who is desperate and wants the public to think she’s younger) to exude sexy.
    I think we’re so used to looking at women in Hollywood desperately trying to look much younger we forget what a 40 yr old should look like

    • jermsmom says:

      agree. She is beautiful and classy. Simple elegance – something you don’t see much of in most celebrity women nearing or just over the 40 mark.

      • lafairy says:

        Cate Blanchett, Noami Watts, Rachel Weisz,Jennifer Conolly,Diane Lane,Marisa Tomei,Uma Thurman, Julia Dreyfuss,Salma Hayek,Sophie Marceau, Marie-Louise Parker,Kristin Davis, etc…

        So it’s not that rare, many ladies carry themsleves beauty and elegance… and without being that rough over 40.

        All these ladies have pure class, behave age appropriate, are elegant, poised and talented and besides they all look like they can possibly be CZJ daughters.

        She WAS stunning, she aged really badly, when you compare her to her age group of actresses(most of the examples above are even older than her, and are well known for being natural) she appears like being a good decade older…well we should also avoid to compare her to Julianne Moore or Tilda Swinton in the 50+ actresses and add Michelle Pfeiffer too…

  12. Mich says:

    I’ve always thought she is so stunning. Really, in my next life I want to be her. That said, she looks different to me in these pics. It has something to do with her upper face/forehead but I can’t put my finger on what it is exactly.

  13. missmandy says:

    I think she looks lovely. They have been through so much together. Bless them both.

  14. ya says:

    It’s really damned if you do, damned if you don’t for women isn’t it? If you go the Nicole Kidman route, you get blasted for using botox/fillers, and if you don’t, you get criticized for looking old.

    She looks great.

  15. MST says:

    She looks nice, I’ll admit, but I never could stand her since she starred in an ad campaign for some skin-lightening cream in India made by Elizabeth Arden. Skin lighteners are a huge business in Asia, Africa, and other parts of the world, where white skin is equated with being successful, beautiful, etc. Many of them contain harmful ingredients. And please don’t say it’s the flip side of getting a suntan, because it’s not the same thing. There’s stories of women going without food to buy it and becoming ill from using too much of it. These two are so greedy — doesn’t she have enough money?

    • ZenB!tch says:

      Men and women die from cancer from suntanning. I don’t why it’s not the same thing.

      Also she’s not that white.

  16. El Kiddo says:

    Methinks she looks the spitting image of Sophia Vergara, only the fairer version. does anybody else see the resemblance?

  17. Onyx XV says:

    She looks lovely and elegant, as usual. The silly and juvenile debate over her age needs to be laid to rest already.

    I’m really struck at Michael’s appearance. He has aged dramatically. I suppose that cancer really took a lot out of him. Poor guy, but glad he’s doing better! One of my all-time favorite actors.

  18. Paloma says:

    I believe it is the way she comports herself is why she seems older than her stated age.

  19. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    By their body language CZJ and MD look very much in love – MD looks so proud to be with his wife. Compare that to the TomKat photos where KH looks almost frightened, and TC can look maniacally happy and also a little threatening at the same time.

  20. J O'C says:

    She’s so beautiful.

  21. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    This picture is from 1984. She would have been 14 years old.

    Maybe she ALWAYS looked much older than she really is? So in another 5 years or so, she can compete for roles against Julie Andrews or Helen Mirren.

  22. bagladey says:

    She’s obviously had electrolysis done on her hairline a la Kim K and imo her forehead was just big enough before so now it’s slightly too big and square – like Kim K’s. KZJ had a similar wispy hairline as Kim K did and in KZJ’s case I suspect that the move to completely remove all of that wispy hair was the solution to those wiry, grey hairs that develop in that dye-resistant area.

  23. Jean says:

    Does their age difference not totally creep out anyone else??

    He looks like her grandfather. Ugh.

    • benny says:

      Yeah, it creeps me out too. But maybe she’s just waiting for him to kick the bucket, then her patience pays off — she’ll get his money and be free to find a man her own age.

  24. Tensy says:

    She looks stunning. She is a natural beauty. There were never questions about her age till she married someone much older. Regardless they make a lovely couple. I am very happy for their good health. Blessings to all of you.

  25. Camille (The original) says:

    I used to think CZJ was one of the most beautiful women in HW. But she looks like she’s had a little tweaking or something. Or maybe she is just not aging well. I can’t put my finger on it. She is still a pretty woman though for sure.

    With that aside I wish them nothing but health and happiness. It will be nice to see them back on the big screen, I feel like I haven’t seen CZJ in a movie in forever.

  26. Christine says:

    CZJ isn’t aging well because she smokes like a chimney.

  27. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    I could be wrong but I thought she was having a third child?? I saw a photo of them on the beach recently and she was showing quite a lot of baby bump..? No , here, she looks rail thin….did she have a miscarriage? Or did she deliver already?? Anyone else remember this??

  28. ZenB!tch says:

    So how old is she really – that is not 42 in my world and I’m allegedly 6 months older than she is. 47 maybe? Although, I remember hearing a rumor of a 1958 birth – which works for me she looks early 50s.

    To me she lost her body after the babies probably because she was 42 then?

    She lost all the weight and then some but her shape didn’t bounce back. She has a flat butt, her legs are too skinny or her torso – you cane see this in the nude shoot she did for Allure maybe 2 years ago? She has no waist. She may have new boobs. Her forehead looks totally toxed in the first photo but she looks really haggard and wrinkled up close.

    • lafairy says:

      Exactly!! In what world this is 42?
      and in the pic your provided she already look awful but sadly younger than now and wow I didn’t notice the electrlysis thing but it is shockingly obvious

  29. ZenB!tch says:

    To me she looks much younger in this horrid photo from 2008 – whomever said electrolysis was spot on.

  30. lower-case deb says:

    12 years! wow. time flies.