celebrities at 50

Holly Robinson Peete with AARP Card
Recently our new AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins challenged Americans to “Be Fearless at 50+.” What does that mean? I saw the answer in action recently when actress and activist Holly Robinson Peete got an oversized AARP card as she celebrated her 50 th birthday at a star-studded oceanside party in Malibu, Calif.
Our mothers warned us to look good 24/7 because  "you never know."  This is why photos of celebrities like Madonna and Sharon Stone without makeup are one of our favorite guilty pleasures; the naked truth is a great equalizer! Oddly enough show and tell has become a huge trend for television stars.  Today's Kathie Lee Gifford, 58, and Hoda Kotb, 47, as well as  The Talk's Sharon Osbourne, 59 and guest Jamie Lee Curtis, 53, both did on-air segments bare-faced.  And isn't it weirdly comforting when Hillary Clinton  pulls her hair back into a scrunchie for a news conference? Yet here's the catch: celebs and news-makers can always get public redemption with glam shots and hundreds of chances to do the usual diva thing. We don't. And frankly, some of us never want to go that route anyhow. Be smart and cheat: if you prefer the maskless, "naked" approach, here are  five tips that make the difference between ick and incredible.
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