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Lorrie Lynch is Entertainment and Lifestyle Editor for AARP Media. She is a veteran celeb writer who has been covering entertainers for longer than she cares to admit. Among her favorite interviews were those she conducted (separately) with George Clooney, John Travolta, Harrison Ford and Oprah Winfrey. Follow her on Twitter @lorrlelynch.

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Working Women Owe Barbara Walters Sincere Thanks

Posted on 05/13/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentFive decades before Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg was telling women to lean in, Barbara Walters was doing just that and more.  All women in the work world owe her respect, but women in communications owe a particular debt to Walters, who will retire next year at the age of 84. In the 1960s, those Mad Men days when women were either invisible or second class citizens in the work force, Walters, who began as a segment producer for “women’s stories”, …

Maria Shriver Back on NBC with Focus on Women’s Issues

Posted on 05/1/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentMaria Shriver, a longtime advocate on important social issues for women and the needy, has a new job at 57, one where she plans to focus attention on women’s lives as “providers parents caretakers and caregivers.” She will return to NBC as an “editor at large” to develop  stories related to women’s lives for all of the company’s media platforms. A career journalist who left NBC in 2004 after now-estranged Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California, Shriver says on …

Where Are These ‘Girls’ Going?

Posted on 02/4/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentI spent my weekend in the company of five interesting 20-somethings, four of them young women. Then I went home to watch HBO’s Girls. Talk about a disconnect. The young people with whom I spent Saturday and Sunday are part of a volunteer corps in Washington, D.C. (I’m on a board that supports it) and are counseling the jobless, attending to rape crisis hotlines, translating medical forms for Spanish-speaking people who need the services of mobile health clinics and otherwise …

Looking For Reasons to Like ‘Girls’

Posted on 01/21/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

RelationshipsGirls, girls, girls.  I so want to like you. I really do. And there are moments when I think maybe I could form a long-term attachment. But upon reflection I usually decide, “Why bother?” As with that bad boyfriend of my own roiling 20s, I realize there is no there there and I just can’t make the commitment. Lena Dunham’s serial vignettes of millennial life in New York City — however  exaggerated  they may be — are sometimes insightful and …

AARP Event Gets Going With a Bam!

Posted on 09/21/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin TodayThis is a guest post by Anna Huddleston, reporter for the event newspaper Life@50+ Today. Resilience, care and giving were the main themes of Friday’s opening show in New Orleans. Many event  attendees had helped rebuild and revitalize others’ lives through “New Orleans Reimagined” service activities on Thursday.  On Friday, celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse and Hoda Kotb of NBC’s  Today also saluted the city’s recovery after Hurricane Katrina seven years ago and shared their own stories of New Orleans. “I fell …

AARP Life@50+ Reimagines New Orleans

Posted on 09/20/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringAARP’s annual Life@50+ National Event & Expo is off to a great start this morning with volunteer efforts throughout a sunny New Orleans, the city so devastated by Hurricane Katrina seven years ago that it is still in need of rebuilding help. Hundreds of  AARP members are visible all around the city as they arrive for the fun of the next three days, but today’s kick-off is all about volunteering.  Among the hundreds going out to a variety of sites …