People: Susan Sarandon proves “63 is the new 30”

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Since announcing her split with her partner of 23 years, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon’s possible love connections have been the subject of some quiet but consistent gossip. Immediately following the split, the most likely candidate for “Susan’s boy-toy” was named as her business partner, a 31-year-old hipster named Jonathan Bricklin. Sarandon is one of the investors in the ping-pong club Spin, which Bricklin runs with two other partners. Both Sarandon and Bricklin denied a romance, and after a week or so, Sarandon was seen out and about with yet another young dude. Meanwhile, MSat covered the possibility that it wasn’t another man that split up Tim and Susan, but politics.

Now People Magazine, that bastion of publicist-driven spin, is sort of calling Susan out. They’re running a story about how Susan and Bricklin have been spotted together a few times, and that Susan is “enjoying the single life.” Code for: hittin’ it.

Two weeks after announcing her split from longtime partner Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon is not slowing down: In fact, the 63-year-old single star has been spotted out at several New York City nightspots.

One of Sarandon’s favorite hotspots is SPiN, the ping-pong club where she’s an investor. On Tuesday night, she strolled into the place just before 8:00 p.m., wearing a slouchy black newsboy cap and sneakers to chat with one of her partners at the lounge, Jonathan Bricklin, and a few friends. Rumors have swirled of a romance between Sarandon and 32-year-old Bricklin, but reps for both have denied it. Still, Sarandon seems to be enjoying the single life.

Here’s how she’s surviving the break-up!

Hanging out with Younger Guys
Sarandon spends a lot of evenings hanging out at her club SPiN with the young crowd that frequents the place – including Bricklin. On Tuesday, she popped in for just 20 minutes before she was out the door – perhaps to check out another late night hotspot.

Staying Out Late
On Dec. 28, Sarandon was spotted at Manhattan’s Creperie, a tiny crepe joint in the West Village. The same night, she and Bricklin, checked out Mermaid Oyster Bar, a casual seafood restaurant just down the street. The kitchen was closed – so they just had drinks. “He drank two Jamesons and she had tequila,” says a source. They left at around 1:30 am.

Flirting with Dave Letterman
On Dec. 22 – one day before announcing her split from Robbins – Sarandon appeared on The Late Show with Dave Letterman to promote her upcoming role in The Lovely Bones. She chatted about her two Pomeranians and learning to pole dance with her daughter, Eva, who learned the skill for a guest spot on Californication – and Sarandon showed off a new tattoo around her wrist.

With her late night prowling, maybe 63 really is the new 30.

[From People]

63 is the new 30? Um, no. I’ll buy that Susan is still relevant and sexy and cool, but I will not buy that she’s the representative of “63 is the new 30.” Why can’t “63 be incredible on it’s own without comparing it to another age”? That being said, I do think Susan and this Jonathan Bricklin kid are hittin’ it, and I think People Magazine thinks so too. I know he beeps on some people’s gaydars, but to me he just seems slightly hipster-effete. Probably right up Susan’s alley. Screen-cap of Bricklin, below:


Susan Sarandon at the Sydney premiere of ‘The Lovely Bones’ on December 10, 2009. Credit: WENN. Screen-cap of Bricklin.

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  1. Birdie says:

    I saw this article last night on People, what amazed me the most were the comments underneath it. People allows facebook users to comment under their real names, removing the anonymity from the internet, and boy o boy, people are cruel! There was an all out brawl between a few ladies, calling each other dogs, telling each other to get nosejobs and other plastic surgeries, lots of personal attacks. It all made celebitchy seem very civilized.

  2. whitedaisy says:

    Why are “gracefully growing older” and “women working in Hollywood” so mutually exclusive?
    This so-called “relationship” with a very young man reeks of desperation to not appear to be the dumpee half of her relationship with Tim Robbins.
    This just underscores the rumblings that he called it quits….

  3. snowball says:

    I generally like Susan, but if she’s the new 30, then 30 looks like crap.

    People has turned into more of a butt-kissing Kumbaya circle than an actual celebrity magazine.

    They’re the Entertainment Tonight of magazines.

  4. Dorothy says:

    LOL Birdie! I do use my real name (one of the only Dorothys under the age of 80).

    If she was cheating on Tim with a younger guy then I have lost all respect for her, I mean we all dump on the guys for doing this and it is not different for her IMO.

    I have loved her for a long time since Rocky Horror days… Maybe if she left Tim Robbins for Tim Curry I could get more behind the idea 🙂 *sigh* Tim Curry…

  5. Praise St. Angie! says:

    LOVE her dress. what a gorgeous color.

    I’m with the crowd that says this relationship simply ran its course.

    While Sarandon may very well be “hitting it” with Bricklin, I don’t necessarily think it was what led to the demise of their relationship.

    but who knows?

  6. Arvedia says:

    I think “63 is the new 30” means that we should not feel repelled by a woman who could easily be a grandmother making out with a guy in his 30s. It doesn’t work for me.

  7. Firestarter says:

    Never thought she was attractive, not even in her Rocky Horror or The Hunger days.

  8. Dorothy says:

    @ Firestarter – *gasp*

  9. Popcorny says:

    63 is the new 30. Egad.
    There it is again and again and again, etc.,. The reinforced message that 30 is good and 63 is bad.
    Not only that, but now you look at a picture of her and simultaneously the number “30” and the brain naturally goes “NO SUH!” (unless you are in your late 50’s+).
    63 is fine. There is, and should be, no shame.

  10. LolaBella says:

    So what do us gals in our 30s have to look forward to???

    Sheesh! I agree that Susan looks great for 63, but 63 being the new 30 is LUDICROUS!

    Oh and People Magazine has jumped the shark; they’re all about blatantly kissing certain celebrities’ asses now and shoving reality ‘stars’ down our throats as new celebrities (I’m talking about you Kate ‘Last Name Must Not Be Spoken’).

  11. MizzExpert says:

    Birdie~that is so funny! Proves that bitching can be fun and friendly! 🙂

    But what about the bigger message People is sending? Remember our Grandmas just being Grandmas? As if women weren’t pressured enough and now we have to keep it together into our 60’s??? Give me a break! I was planning on hanging it up at some point and being able to kick back and let it all hang out! Stupid Susan Sarandon. I hate it when these old bags are in competition with the younger generation, i.e. Sharon Stone, the Crypt Keeper!

    Susan Sarandon is starting to sound like an over-sexed OLD tart!

  12. Phowie says:

    Maybe it was Tim Robbins who wanted out? Where was it written that it was Sarandon who initiated their split? Maybe he doesn’t think 63 is the new 30. And if a puma is a young cougar and a cougar is a woman in her forties-fifties than what do you call a woman in her sixties out on the prowl? Saber-toothed Tiger? Snow Leopard?

  13. Cinderella says:

    While Susan looks great for 63 and still has that air of sexiness, she is still 63! How weird to hang with a bunch of 30-somethings. I would bet at least some in his crowd have said things that are not nice about the “older lady.”

    When you get down to it, older men and women wouldn’t be welcome in those circles if they didn’t have lots of money, and in Susan’s case, fame.

  14. dizzybenny says:

    so,wait,if 60 is the new 30 then if im 40 that means im 10???
    think i’ll go watch the A-team then.

  15. MizzExpert says:

    OK Phowie, I cracked up! Saber-tooth tiger! Snow Leopard! Very cute! How about Toothless Lioness?

  16. Sumodo says:

    She looks 63. Quit fawning, people. Her stud muffin has a pretty sweet ride going on right now. Tim Robbins is a closet Republican and People Magazine is written by publicists. There! I’ve set the record straight. You may now proceed with your crapfest.

  17. RobN says:

    Yeah, I’m with Cinderella. Right after she left hanging with the young crowd at SPiN, you know somebody make a crack about old chicks and dating your mom. She’s there because she’s famous and has money, but that isn’t going to stop the eye-rolling behind her back.

  18. filthycute says:

    I guess I’m negative-zero then.

    What the hell is wrong with just being your age?

    Why don’t we see articles about George Clooney with idiot captions like this?

    I’m so sick of this sh1t.

  19. Firestarter says:

    @Sumodo- ITA!

  20. Raven says:

    Can you say “hyperbole”? 63 is not the new 30, but it shows that when someone takes care of herself and isn’t surgeried and botoxed to a crisp, plus has a good sense of style, 63 can look pretty darn good. My grandmother at that age wore silver hair in a grandmotherly style, a calf length dress and high-heeled orthopedic-type shoes. Appearance-wise, she was in another universe from Susan Sarandon and I think that is the real point.

  21. Ab says:

    shoot – I’m 50 and look great – probably 40. But I’m proud to be a strong, healthy, foxy 50!! I own it!! I also like to hang around with other fun people my age, not my kids age. She does look wonderful – good genes and healthy life style really do show up as we age.

  22. Sumodo says:

    Thank you, Firestarter. Say, shouldn’t Morgan Freeman be dating someone more “appropriate” too?

  23. Lee says:

    You said it all Sumodo, lol! Nothin’ more to add…

  24. Praise St. Angie! says:

    Raven, perfectly stated.

    when my grandmother was 63, she still had dark hair, but it was a “grandmother” style, and she wore dresses and shoes like you describe.

    for 63, Sarandon looks fabulous. no, she doesn’t look 30, but she doesn’t look what 63 year olds USUALLY look like.

  25. prettytarheefan says:

    @Dorothy-LOL, Tim Curry will always look like the Grinch to me. It was cemented in my head after watching Home Alone II, and I can’t get it out. Normally, the Vincent D’Onofrio look appeals to me, but not Tim Curry.

    As for SS, it is nice to see a woman in Hollywood who maintains her appearance the way the rest of us have to (IE, without Botox, surgery, etc), but she’s the same age as my mother-in-law, and my MIL looks just about as good (with the exception of being 4’10”)…Susan just looks fabulous for 63. People must keep Vicks Vapor Rub in each nostril considering how much time they spend up celebrities’ @$$es.

  26. Gigohead says:

    I would say Susan makes 63 look like the new 50 but to say 30…..come on! She doesn’t look that bad but to say a bit of a stretch.

  27. Tami says:

    C’mon people, she looks every bit a 60 year old woman. She looks very nice for her age BUT she definitely looks her age. I just wonder what this guy could possibly see in her…other than money. Maybe this guy and Jesus Luz could trade stories…

  28. Chris says:

    Susan Sarandon proves “63 is the new 30″ a lie repeated does not make it true!

  29. Aspen says:

    63 is not 30. 40 is not 20. But they are all stages in life, and a woman in her 60’s is still a sexual, feminine creature. That, I think, should be the point.

  30. BEEBEEC says:

    Accomplished and talented Women at 63 should not hit on young men fourty years younger.. they look foolish and nasty, taking away all the wisdom and grace that they have earned with a well spent life. So why not date and love men at 50’s and 60’s? It’s not a double standard, but a sensible choice as they have similar tastes, desires and experiences.

  31. loldongs says:

    No… it isn’t, and it never will be.

  32. chshc says:

    A guy dates younger women and he is seen as pathetic, but its ok for her?

  33. la chica says:

    i’m not sure what to make of all these desperate attempts to market this 63 year old women as sexy and desirable to 30 year old men. it smacks of a kind of desperation that i would never have expected her to be guilty of.

  34. That is one hot 63-year old! Look at her face.

  35. Nancy says:

    Susan Sarandon looks wonderful and beautiful at 63. I can only hope for looking as good when I reach her age. As far as her “breakup” and dating a man half her age, that is the usual hollywood gossip and life will go on.

  36. Phowie says:

    @ All Women Stalker

    Of course she’s hot, only now it just comes in flashes.