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‘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 …

‘SYTYCD’ a Haven for Murphy During Cancer Scare

Posted on 06/16/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentNot that we would have guessed it, but Mary Murphy has spent part of this season’s “So You Think You Can Dance” audition period under a cloud of fear.  A survivor of thyroid cancer, the boisterous judge revealed to AARP.com that she has “had more health tests that were not looking good.  They thought I had ovarian cancer, and they thought the thyroid cancer had come back.” She described coming in to work between medical appointments.  “It looked like for sure …

At Sunday’s Tony Awards, The Talent Is Mature

Posted on 06/6/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentTune in to the 67th Annual Tony Awards Sunday and you will see an outpouring of appreciation for performing greats in their 50-plus years.  Seriously, many of the most anticipated moments of this awards ceremony involve names who prove that talent, like fine wine, is at its best when it reaches maturity. The Best Actress in a Play category alone gives us Holland Taylor, who at 70 not only starred in, but also wrote her one-woman play about the late, …