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After Barbara Walters Signs off May 16, What Next?

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | Movies & TV | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentAnd so The Year of Barbara has a firm end-date: May 16. That’s the day news icon Barbara Walters will cohost her last episode of The View and retire from full-time journalism. It won’t be a quiet send-off: The View will have a week-long celebration, ABC News is planning a two-hour prime-time retrospective, and you can expect Barbara’s face to be plastered across every network franchise from World News Tonight to Dancing with the Stars. And even after May 16, …

Mark Cuban: Living Your Best Deals at Any Age

Posted on 10/7/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentGive Mark Cuban credit for getting things done.  He went from tapings of the hit ABC reality show Shark Tank to his long-awaited insider-trading trial last week (a civil suit involving a 2004 stock sale), purportedly dazzling admiring jury members, while still managing to keep up with myriad business demands. On top of it, he emailed fast answers to our questions.  Here, the billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner, 55, shares his thoughts on living your best deals at any age. Is …

‘DWTS’ Favorite Derek Hough Is All Over TV

Posted on 08/18/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentFans of Dancing With the Stars’ winningest pro, Derek Hough, will get to see a lot of him starting Sunday August 25. Hough hosts ABC’s Family Dance Off special in which five families with terpsichorean talents vie for a $10,000 prize.  Hough has called it a feel-good show in which everyday people have the chance to rock it as dancers.  The competing families are from widely diverse backgrounds, have styles that are very different from one another, and include some cute …

Get a Front-Row Seat to Country Music’s Biggest Event

Posted on 08/11/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThings have changed a lot since the old Fan Fair days, when Loretta Lynn got so caught up in the excitement of chumming with her admirers, she famously walked in front of the TV cameras with pink curlers in her hair. About 30 years ago, the crème de la crème of country music sat in numbered booths arrayed around the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, pressing flesh and signing autographs while some 17,000 of their faithful followers scurried from star to star. …

May Sweeps Go Out With a Twang

Posted on 05/19/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThis year’s May sweeps end Wednesday night — and the schedule over these final four days is a veritable dessert cart of TV goodness. Tomorrow night (5/20), there’s the delectable “Mel Brooks: Make a Noise” offered by PBS’s American Masters. Also tomorrow night: the final performance show of this season’s Dancing With the Stars, with the results show coming up Tuesday night. And y’all had better hold on tight for the season finale of ABC’s Nashville on Wednesday (5/22). One of …

‘How to Live With Your Parents’: Boomer Humor Abounds

Posted on 04/3/2013 by | Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentHow to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) sports a title (and a mouthful of one at that) that speaks directly to many boomers whose adult children have moved back home. Premiering tonight at 9:30 p.m. on ABC in the plum post-Modern Family time slot, the new sitcom bursts out of the gate with more than a few belly laughs. It’s funny enough to make you hope it can find an audience during its spring run …