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John Lithgow, Bruce Willis Anchor a Men’s Movie Weekend

Posted on 08/21/2014 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentIs this a trend? Last week’s movies were mostly guy-oriented, and this week’s top films follow suit: There’s a tale of modern love featuring two beloved male stars, a real-life story of true football greatness and a testosterone-laden action spectacle. Shall we chalk it up to male pattern boldness?   Love Is Strange Two of the screen’s finest actors, John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, bring warmth and humor to a modern yet timeless love story. They play a couple who’ve …

Why So Many 50-Plus Actors Got Emmy Nominations

Posted on 08/21/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentMore than 40 actors who are 50 and older are among the anointed ones nominated for Emmys this year.  With the 66th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards coming Monday, Aug. 25, here are five reasons so many veterans got nominations. 1. Oscar-winning movie actors have moved to TV. Jessica Lange, Jon Voight, Ellen Burstyn. It will look a 1970′s Academy Awards ceremony, not 2014 Emmys when they and others of their era trip down the red carpet Monday night. Those movie stars, with nods …

3 Things You Didn’t Know About the Beatles’ 1964 North American Tour

Posted on 08/18/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

EntertainmentThe second time the Beatles invaded the United States in 1964, a month-long expedition that began Aug. 19, Art Schreiber was one of just two American newsmen on tour. He rode with their chartered planes, stayed in their hotels and night after night witnessed concerts where music was completely beside the point. Now 86 and on a 50th anniversary tour of his own, Schreiber recalls three things you may not know: At the hotel after the concerts, Schreiber’s phone would …

Look Who’s Taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted on 08/15/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentIt’s been just a couple of weeks since the “Ice Bucket Challenge” took off in a big way, becoming a full-fledged Internet phenomenon in the name of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) awareness. ALS, often known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain. The Ice Bucket Challenge aims to raise money for the ALS Association, and it’s been working like a dream. “We have never seen anything like this,” said Barbara Newhouse, …

Robin Williams Made a Movie About a Parkinson’s Drug

Posted on 08/15/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentAs details of Robin Williams’ death continue to emerge, we learn more about the actor’s life. His wife, Susan Schneider, has revealed that he was struggling with a recent diagnosis of early Parkinson’s disease. “Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly,” she said in a public statement. Nearly 25 years ago, Williams …

Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Flirted for How Long?

Posted on 08/14/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentMaybe it’s the rumor that just won’t go away: that country music icons Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton were romantically involved back in the day — at least since their 1983 duet “Islands in the Stream” climbed to the top of the charts and became the anthem of a generation. The rumor persisted for more than three decades, even as they recorded the single “You Can’t Make Old Friends” last year. >> Photos: 50+ Star Couples Who Still Have the Hots …