People: Jan. 17, 2000


Last week actor Michael Douglas, 55, got engaged to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, 30

PROS He's doing the best he can to act like a plugged-in youngster--he announced the engagement on his website

She has practice being a love interest to older men--she played Sean Connery's paramour in Entrapment

CONS He's rumored to have struggled with sex addiction

His practice playing the husband of a younger woman in A Perfect Murder didn't end well--his character tried to kill his wife

PREDICTION: Yes! They share the same birthday, and many marriages have survived on less


If they...

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