Rita Wilson Named Editor Of Huff/Post 40
Rita Wilson, the actress and wife of Tom Hanks, has been named editor-at-large of Huff/Post 40, the new baby boomer website run by the Huffington Post.
According to the Associated Press, the AOL Huffington Post Media Group President and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington made the announcement on Thursday, saying that Wilson is the "perfect godmother" for the site because of her humor and passion. She explained that the new site will be "both about news and about people sharing their own experiences about that stage in life,” as quoted by OTRC.
"It's important to cover this with a sense of joy about this age... that's another thing that's often missing from the writing about this stage of life. You worry about approval less - you're more clear about who you are - all those things are so liberating... It's an age where you can look less at the past and more into the future," said Huffington, as quoted by OTRC.
"My mom and dad always used to say, 'life begins at forty,’” Wilson wrote in a press release. “The Over 40s I have met are some of the most interesting, vibrant, curious, courageous, sexy, energetic people I know. Exploring the minds and hearts of this group of people is exciting. It's never too late to mix things up, change your life, to get to what you really should be doing - or want to be doing. As Mark Twain said, 'Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.' I can't wait to get started."
Huff/Post 40 is set to launch in August.