September 20th, 2009
11:54 PM ET

Emmy night: What's a cougar?

If you call Jessica Lange a "cougar," she won't understand. A reporter in the backstage press area asked Lange what she thought about them.

"Why have I never heard this before?" Lange asked. "Where have I been?"

The reporter explained to her it was term for older women who target younger men.

"I'm the wrong person to ask," she said. Lange has been with playwright Sam Shepard, 65, since the early '80s.

Lange, who had just accepted an Emmy for lead actress in a miniseries or movie ("Grey Gardens"), was asked how she keeps looking so great at 60.

"I never exercise," she said.

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  1. John Caldwell

    I believe the best response to this reporter's 'cougar' question of Jessica Lange is:
    take him out behind a dumpster at the Nokia Theater and S T S out of him-preferably performed Neil Patrick Harris.

    September 21, 2009 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |

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