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Oprah and Recently Found Sister — Where Are They Now?

Posted on 07/28/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentIn 2011, Oprah Winfrey surprised her audience with the revelation of a family secret — that she had a half-sister she had known nothing about for 47 years.  She introduced viewers to Patricia Lee, tearfully sharing that Patricia had found out about their link three years earlier, and was a woman of such great character that despite initial rebuffs from their mother, she had chosen not to sell their story or take it to the press. Has their relationship grown?  …

Lisa Kudrow Livens Up Summer TV With Two Shows

Posted on 07/21/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentIf you’ve missed seeing Steve Carell on TV, you might want to switch on Showtime Tuesday at 11 p.m. EST. Lisa Kudrow’s quirky improvisational Web Therapy returns for its third season and her character, the self-centered online therapist Fiona Wallice, is vacationing with her new lover, played by Carell. “It seems clear she believes he’s just a salesman, so she’s not really interested in anything long-term,” Kudrow told us. “It’s typical Fiona, jumping to conclusions because she doesn’t feel someone is …

‘Covert Affairs’ Romance Is On, For Now

Posted on 07/14/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentAnnie Walker, how you’ve grown.  In Season 1 of Covert Affairs, you were an overeager CIA trainee, now, in your fourth season, you’re sophisticated, smart and oh so cool.  At long last you’ve hooked up with dreamy Auggie Anderson — the special ops guy who works at Langley doing tech since being blinded in the line of duty, and who has really nice hair. Covert Affairs shakes things up in the new season, which gets under way Tuesday, with a storyline …

Mama Kardashian Gets Her Own TV Show

Posted on 07/7/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentLove her or hate her, you’ve got to hand it to Kris Jenner for being one heck of a dynamic and hot-looking 57-year-old.  The matriarch of the Kardashian clan, as you probably have heard, is about to launch her own talk show, Kris, with a test run on Fox stations in key markets beginning Monday, July 15.  She tells AARP that one thing she’d really like to do with her show is give a boost to women who are upwards …

July 4th: What a Weekend for TV Marathons

Posted on 06/30/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentAh, the Fourth of July. Cue patriotic music, barbecues, fireworks, and TV marathons for couch potatoes of all interests who may just want to stay inside all long weekend. There’s the traditional Twilight Zone marathon on Syfy (8 a.m. July 4 through 6 a.m. July 5), a Turner Classic Movies’ patriotic marathon, and a U.S.A. documentary marathon (including the acclaimed America The Story of Us), on History, H2 and The Military Channel.  AMC is offering three days of all-American zombies with …

Scott Wolf Is Back; Now on ‘Perception’

Posted on 06/23/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentAs if Dr. Daniel Pierce didn’t have enough on his plate, what with being a neuroscientist and university professor who helps out the FBI while coping with schizophrenia.  Now he’s going to have a new thorn in his thorny life.  Scott Wolf has come aboard TNT’s Perception to torment Eric McCormack’s tormented genius a little more. He’ll be seen in 12 out of 14 episodes of the drama’s second season, which launches Tuesday June 25, playing ambitious Assistant U.S. Attorney …