The Dish Rag doesn’t normally cover the social lives of octogenarians. Frankly, we don’t care how famous you are, once you reach 50 you’ve pretty much earned the right to socialize with whoever you want without having to worry about getting caught in a walk of shame by the press.
But in the case of Barbara Walters and Frank Langella we’re going to make an exception for two reasons.
1) If they are dating we’re happy that they’ve managed to find someone close(ish) in age. Frank is 71; Babs is 80. 2) Frank used to live with Barbara’s “View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg a decade ago.
]]>The New York Post is calling “The Box” actor Barbara’s “new leading man” even though she told them “Frank and I have been friends for many years and will continue to be friends for many years, but it’s not a romance.” On the one hand, the couple did attend the Literary Lions dinner at the Public Library together last month, and took a weekend trip to D.C. for the Kennedy Center Honors. On the other, we also dug up a photo (right) of them from 2008 looking cozy at the opening night for “A Man for All Seasons.” Which either means they’ve been keeping this relationship under wraps for a while, really are just good friends, or any sort of romantic entaglement is a new development. Again, though, if you’re over 50 it’s probably none of our business. (For the record: A previous version of this post stated Frank Langella’s age was 81 when he is actually 71, according to IMDB).