Fur-clad Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas: unapologetic glamour?

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These are newish photos of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas from Friday night. They were headed out for a black-tie affair for The Welsh Society of New York. Because Zeta is Welsh, remember? I forget sometimes, because she just seems to have taken to this image of old-money New York so well. Seriously, though, Michael looks great, and he’s healthy and they’re back to going to events together. Also – do my eyes deceive me, or has Zeta put on some weight, especially in the hip-area? It looks good on her.

Michael Douglas looked amazingly strong and healthy as he and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones stepped out in New York Friday night. Zeta-Jones was the guest of honor at a party held by The Welsh Society Of New York at the Yale Club.

The 41-year-old star was awarded the Hopkins bronze medal for lifetime achievement in film at the St. David’s day event just one week after receiving a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) at Buckingham Palace from Prince Charles.

Catherine flaunted her curves in a glamorous black gown with silver detailing which she paired with a white fur coat.

Proudly supporting her was Michael, 66, who revealed in January he’is in remission for stage four throat cancer after months of intensive treatment. The romantic pair held hands as they left the lavish event.

[From Radar]

41! Hahaha. Sure. She’s 41. God bless. Anyway, Zeta’s award was for her “worldwide stature in the film and theatre industries, her unstinting pride in Wales, her generosity in support of Welsh causes and her role as an ambassador for Wales in the United States of America.” In her acceptance speech, Catherine said: “It means a lot to come home with my family and to be honoured in this way – very emotional, rather nervous I must say, and it was worth (it) to have Michael in good health to be able to enjoy it (with me).”

On, and her coat is real fur. Because Zeta will cut you if you say anything about her fur.

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Photos courtesy of Fame.

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  1. Gabriela says:

    Forgive my ignorance, but what is a Welsh Society?

  2. Rita says:

    @Gabriela

    They’re very secretive but they make the best grape juice.

    Zeta Dress: Most unflattering.

  3. Eileen says:

    I love her-she is classy, gorgeous and never takes herself too seriously. When they got married I never thought they would last-I’m glad I’m proven wrong!

  4. humpybunny says:

    isn’t it the Welch who make grape juice?

  5. GradStudentEatingHotPockets says:

    I don’t care if she’s 41…or 48…or 61. This woman is gorgeous. She reminds me of a less serious Elizabeth Taylor…just gorgeous and she TOTALLY knows it. ha

  6. janica says:

    He looks good now, doesn’t he? I’m so glad that God healed him!

  7. Samigirl21 says:

    LMBO @ Rita. I literally LOL’ed reading that.

    Also, Catherine looks like she has gained some weight, but she is still gorgeous.

  8. Debra says:

    Sho really cares if she wears fur or not?
    Stupid and irritating. I see leather on everyone in America.
    Big f’ing deal.

  9. Crash2GO2 says:

    She’s probably gained back weight she lost during the stress of Michael’s illness. I’m so glad to see him looking well! I believe she is 41 – she looks even younger. Not sure what the controversy is about?

    Good morning lovely Rita! Funny as always! :)

  10. Cheyenne says:

    Unless she is a vegan, there is no big f’ing deal. If you can eat ‘em, you can wear ‘em.

  11. brin says:

    Lol….good one, Rita!

    That outfit is awful, makes her look matronly.

  12. Rachael says:

    You don’t think she’s 41? Hmmm. I sort of think she is. I mean I guess maybe not, but it seems about right to me.

  13. snapnhiss says:

    Er… if I didn’t know that was Michael Douglas from the post, I would have thought that was his father. He’s aged a LOT since his illness.

  14. Jen says:

    Seemed like she was 38 forever….

  15. Chloeeeee says:

    and cue the PETA statement…Monday morning? In…3…2…1…

  16. Christine says:

    If she’s 41, I’m 31.

  17. Meanchick says:

    I love it. Classic old Hollywood. Emphasis on the ‘old.’ 41? Sure, + 10.

  18. Wicked SteppMom says:

    What’s up w/the pic of her getting out of the car-is she going for the female version of The Joker?! And awesome…if she’s 41, then I’m 25 again-SWEET!

  19. MrsOdie2 says:

    @janica, God didn’t heal him. Radiation and chemotherapy did.

    I’m so glad to see Michael Douglas doing well. My father had the same kind of cancer and just got his three year clear cancer free PET scan! I hear MD just got his first cancer free PET scan (the same doctors as my dad, too). I hope he has many more.

    I’d say something about KZJ’s fur, but why bother?

  20. Lizzle says:

    Ugh, this is so disappointing. I guess the fact that cats and dogs (yes, they are used for fur) are skinned alive for the purpose of vanity doesn’t phase her.

    I can only hope that she looks up Chinese fur farms one day and makes a 180.

  21. Belle Epoch says:

    Here is a photo of the original CZJ before all the surgery. Worth a look!

    http://www.awfulplasticsurgery.com/2003/12/09/catherine-zeta-jones/

  22. ordinarygirl86 says:

    God she’s gorgeous, they personify Hollywood royalty!

  23. bagladey says:

    It’s always been my opinion that CZJ’s mother must have gone (alone?)on holiday to some place south of Wales nine months before CZJ was born. Look at the early pics of her, look at her parents and look at her brothers.

  24. lauralee says:

    41 ? Nice I am 18 again!

  25. eternalcanadian says:

    That’s horrible an animal died needlessly so CZJ could wear its hide? To the people that say “If you can eat ‘em, you can wear ‘em” show me someone that eats wolf, mink, or whatever animal has that kind of white fur.

    I hope PETA has CZJ on their bad list forever!

  26. Matt says:

    RITA I JUST SPAT OUT MY MUSELI AGAIN THANKS.

    41!? Ha.

  27. ThatBoyLuke says:

    I think she always looks gorgeous but i’d rather she put MORE weight on, she hasn’t had those amazing curves since she starred in that play “A little night music” in December 2009.

    I also didn’t think she and Michael would last when they married but i’m so glad they did, they seem to love each other so much and are a great couple.

    I think if you want to wear fur you should wear it, if you’re anti fur you have the right to educate people on why you feel that way but not to force them to conform, personally i love fur although i still feel bad for the animals, slightly contradictory but i can’t help it lol

    P.S I’m Welsh too :D

  28. Ell says:

    I’m not a fan of hers but the fact is she IS 41. I used to watch her in ‘The Darling Buds of May’ pre-Hollywood days, 1991-93, she was incredibly baby-faced. She would have
    been 22-24 at that time. She looked much younger, was no way older. She obviously looks older than her actual age these days, happens to some people.

  29. Rianic says:

    I remember when they married – she was 25, I thought “Wow, he’s twice her age at 50.” So unless she was lying then, their age difference has stayed consistent.

  30. lila says:

    The second picture is very unfortunate; she totally cheapens the “glamorous” outfit. After 41 years ans a “glamorous” life, can she learn how to walk properly?

  31. leuce7 says:

    @Belle Epoch,

    Checked out the link, and other than the nose (which everyone in Hollywood gets done though only the brave will admit to it) she looks the same. A good nose job will dramatically change someone’s looks though. Look at Jennifer Grey.

  32. Chrissy says:

    Beautiful coat … beautiful couple … they look happy! Yeaa!

  33. Shay says:

    I wonder if these two are stupid enough (she probably is) to return to puffing cigarettes.
    I can’t say I’m a huge fan of this couple. Douglas is good on film, not really great as a human example (bad parent, philanderer, etc) and the fact that he’s beat cancer doesn’t make him a saint or anything.

  34. april says:

    I’m so glad they both look happy, healthy and gorgeous!

  35. Jackson says:

    Oh, how chic. Nothing says ‘glamor’ like a dead animal around the shoulders. I’m sure you think it looks cute on you, Cathy Jones, but I bet the little critters that got skinned for your frock thought it looked cute on them, too.

  36. Dizzybenny says:

    Fur is murder…well at least the prices are,HA! :)

  37. GT says:

    They both look fabulous and I’m so happy that he’s doing better!!

  38. CIdee says:

    Now THIS is how stars should look. Young Hollywood could take a page out of their book.

  39. sarah says:

    She’s still very beautiful. I think she is 41 too. She was mid 20s during that zorro movie in the late 90s and I remember that their birthdays are on the same day 25 years apart – I know because she was my girl crush for years :)

  40. She’s beautiful regardless of her age and I love her curves. However, it’s widely believed in H’wood & elsewhere (for many yrs ) that she has fudged her age by 7-10 yrs. I don’t hear it about others as much as I have about her, consistently

  41. luls says:

    its not that im not happy for Michael, that he overcame cancer, im VERY happy for him, really. its a miracle! :)

    i just dont c this ‘healthy looking’ michael that everybody is proclaiming. im sorry, but his face still looks like death to me! his eyes particularly! Theyre lined in red and are bulging out of his head! i dont know, i guess maybe he’ll never go back to the way he looked pre-cancer….. :(

  42. Catherine says:

    I hope she did gain some weight as she was way too skinny there for a while. She looks gorgeous as usual.

  43. Lisa Turtle says:

    In times like these unapologetic “glamour” is impolite, uncivilized, and flippant. Especially, when so many are struggling to put food on their family’s plates, and keep a roof over their head.

    Tacky, rude, offensive and a sign of bad breeding.

  44. Lisa Turtle says:

    I actually think she is 41, the way Kate Middleton is 29.

    Yes, that is their actual age. But the skin could be (and appears to be) twice as old because of the drinking and under-eating.

  45. Darla says:

    People have the right to wear fur if they want and I have the right to call them an ugly f–king fur hag if they do. The concept of wearing the hide of a once living creature for vanity is revolting. She’s no better than Leatherface. I never spend money on any product produced or endorsed by a celebrity who wears fur.

  46. lauralee says:

    As far as people who still believe still CZJ is 41 …remember the white house episode check? she is a decade older.

  47. Lenore says:

    I’m just curious, fur-wise – the people that react violently to fur-wearers, do you feel the same about leather shoes?

    I’m not trying to start a fight here (no, seriously). I’m just curious. Because it seems only fur gets this reaction, at least on this site; nobody jumps all over a celeb if they’re pictured wearing leather shoes.

    Also, yeah, CZJ is mostly likely 41 for real – she was famous in the UK for a long time before Hollywood, playing the “buxom” teenage daughter on Darling Buds Of May. I’ve read old interviews from way back, and her age was always consistent. But since she hit it big in Zorro, she’s always presented herself in a very old-time Hollywood way, dressing older than she is, so she’s probably seemed older than her real age for a very long time. She was never the tarted-up starlet falling about the place in a miniskirt so in Hollywood terms she never seemed like a twentysomething, even when she was.

    Also, aside from the inevitable stresses brought on by nursing her husband through a serious illness (let’s not forget!) she’s just a different breed than the Anistons and Paltrows, from all those high-maintenance chicks who spend all day munching lettuce and rice cakes and crunching their abs at pilates and ringing up Rachel Zoe when they can’t decide what shoes to wear. Maybe if she spent all her time detoxing she’d look younger but I’m guessing Catherine’s been too busy having a ball.

    Women like Gwyneth remind me of those people whose house is always pristine, never a thing out of place. You feel stifled. They must spend all their time keeping it just-so. Catherine – though I don’t rate her as an actress at all – seems more likely to have knickers on the bathroom floor, and dimps in the ashtray, and the bed unmade, because she was too busy actually having a life to spend all her time cleaning. And more power to her for looking her age.

  48. mac says:

    Unashamedly LOVE fur. But, not THAT fur. Just not a fan of that cut on her, with that dress. Love her toenail polish, though!

  49. Kiska says:

    People forget that CZJ’s has been a smoker for a long time. That ages a person. I believe she is 41. She is a classic beauty like Liz Taylor.

  50. Kelly says:

    @Lenore
    The special fur, which rich people wear, is from mink, chinchilla etc. So those animals are bred for their skins, and its corpses will be littered or manufactured to dog food.
    Leather shoes constist of pig and cow skins. So primary those animals die because of their meat, and food for people is essential and not reprehensible. Therefore leather is a nice byproduct in contrast to the cruel fur-production.
    (Sorry for my bad English, I’m French)

  51. lauralee says:

    (BlindGossip ref) – Party crashers aren’t the only ones creating stress at the White House. A certain celebrity was scheduled to attend a function at the White House, but ran into a snafu when a standard security check was performed on her. It turns out that the age on her driver’s license didn’t match up to the background check. She gave them a big song and a dance about how the mix up occurred, but eventually had to admit her real age in order to gain admission for future events. We don’t know which made her actor husband more upset: the fact that she was singled out for a mild interrogation, or that fact that his wife has lied to him all along about her age. While she is unquestionably beautiful, she is quite a few years older than he thought she was.
    It was CZJ,:)

  52. helen says:

    I wish people would knock it off about her age and surgery. She’s been famous since she was a kid practically in England, and people know how old she is, and what she looks like. You can use dodgy old photos to try and “prove” her looks have changed, but she still looks basically the same, and no, she’s not secretly older- this KEEPS coming up, and people KEEP going on about it, and if you do a little Google imagesearching you’ll see it’s not true. Sheesh.

  53. Lenore says:

    @Kelly – “The special fur, which rich people wear, is from mink, chinchilla etc. So those animals are bred for their skins, and its corpses will be littered or manufactured to dog food.

    Leather shoes constist of pig and cow skins. So primary those animals die because of their meat, and food for people is essential and not reprehensible. Therefore leather is a nice byproduct in contrast to the cruel fur-production.

    (Sorry for my bad English, I’m French)”

    Your English is great, don’t apologise! Thanks for responding.

    I’ve heard this argument before, but I don’t think it holds water. For one thing, meat for humans is not essential – I’ve managed without it for seventeen years now. And we have many adequate substitutes for leather too.

    For another, I don’t know why it would matter whether the leather comes from an animal slaughtered for meat. If it’s wrong for an animal to suffer for the sake of clothing, surely it’s always wrong?

    A poster earlier mentioned skinning animals alive – clearly an horrific act. So if the fur is taken from a humanely-killed animal, would that be okay?

    I have no solid opinion on this issue, by the way – I’m not advocating one side or another. I personally find it to be a very morally grey issue, which is why I’m interested when other people are SO incredibly certain in their viewpoint about fur.

  54. Tabbyfoof says:

    Just curious, but how do you know if it’s real fur or not? And how would animal rights activists know just by looking at it?

  55. samihami says:

    Oh, the CZJ “controversy” over her again, yet again. It’s been proven many times that yes, she is 41. It’s just a fact.

    Such nonsense.

  56. Belle Epoch says:

    As far as surgery goes, I know there’s more than just a nose job. I remember years ago she had something done to her eyes, which looked perfectly fine to me, but there was some kind of quote about how she always knows exactly what to do. Personally I think she has had a LOT done, but it was all done well and she avoided the Barbie Doll/Real Housewife of Wherever look. Those ladies all hit … um … 41, and they all look the same – in a bad way!

  57. helen says:

    Oh, the CZJ “controversy” over her again, yet again. It’s been proven many times that yes, she is 41. It’s just a fact.

    - exactly. She’s always been in the public eye. I’m her age, and when she was a young teenager, I was, too. When she was in the 20′s, I was too. And now we’re both 41. No mystery.

  58. grace says:

    Imo,wearing fur can be expressed as:
    egocentric vanity + bad taste > compassion + style.

  59. Rosanna says:

    I don’t understand the point in bitching about CZJ’s fur unless every person who is having problem with it is a vegan and doesn’t wear any kind of animal product.

    I don’t get much of the hype about being against fur (or eating animals) mainly because I think vegetables are alive too so I don’t get how it’s all right to kill a vegetable but not an animal.

  60. Dizzybenny says:

    @Rosanna,it’s ok to kill vegetables because they dont have eyes so they dont have feelings.anyway thats what they probably thinking.I myself dont understand the concept of killing animals in a humane way when they are not human they are animals!!!

  61. Penguen says:

    I think fur coats are awful. Not ok, Catherine!

  62. Cha Cha Loca says:

    @ belle epoch- I’m suprised you were able to find that link. At one time it was removed from APS website because Ms. Jones is so litegious and threatened to sue the shit out of them.

    In any case, it looks like her face is melting back to it’s original form. Oh yeah and 41 my ass!

  63. Ari says:

    She looked 41 when she made Chicago…I can believe it…but I don’t.