At 92, Kirk Douglas Is Oldest Celebrity Blogger
While most able-minded 92-year-old men probably spend their time at the VFW Hall, actor Kirk Douglas spends his time online, regularly penning a MySpace blog, Reuters reports.
The classic film actor and father of Michael Douglas began blogging on the social-networking site last year as a way to publicize his memoir 'Let's Face It.' Surprisingly, what started as a promotional strategy soon became a full-blown hobby as Mr. Douglas realized the appreciation his fans had for his occasional posts.
"It's something that gives me personal satisfaction," he told Reuters.
His posts, which generally crop up once or twice a month, have indeed generated substantial interest among fans. His blog post concerning Toni Morrison and a shared desire for a Federal apology for slavery received seven comments and 14 'Kudos,' while his post celebrating Barack Obama's election to the office of President garnered 29 comments and 76 'Kudos.'
Unafraid of a potential backlash from his more conservative fans, Mr. Douglas told Reuters, of his often socially and politically themed posts, "I take it seriously. Otherwise I wouldn't do it." [From: MySpace via Reuters]