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A Retooled ‘Body of Proof’ Is Back

Posted on 02/16/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentGet ready for what producers are calling the “higher octane” version of Dana Delany’s Body of Proof when the show launches its third season Tuesday. There will be more action for Dana’s Dr. Megan Hunt character — literally and figuratively. Hunky Mark Valley has been brought in to provide the romantic action. He plays Detective Tommy Sullivan, with whom Megan has a past and potentially a future. He isn’t intimidated by the tough, brusque, witty medical examiner. He can stand …

Anthony Edwards Returns to Series TV in Conspiracy Mystery ‘Zero Hour’

Posted on 02/10/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentFormer ER star Anthony Edwards is back to series television on Valentine’s Day, in the aggressively promoted ABC mystery thriller serial, Zero Hour. It’s been more than a decade since Edwards breathed his last breath on ER, a prime-time event grownup viewers most certainly recall, involving magazine cover stories, dream-like soft focus scenes, tears, and water cooler chatter the next day.  Dr. Mark Greene and his departure remain so vivid, even now, it’s probably to Edwards’ advantage that he waited …

A Savory ‘Taste’ of Dining With Anthony Bourdain

Posted on 01/20/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentIt’s not quite the shock level of seeing Bob Dylan in a Pepsi ad, but it is surprising to see counterculture gastronome Anthony Bourdain serving as judge, mentor and producer on a glossy mainstream network cooking competition show And yet, here he is, the silver fox who has been known to knock fellow chefs he felt were overly-commercialized, fronting ABC’s The Taste, which launches Tuesday (Jan. 22) with a two-hour premiere. What sets this program apart from other TV cook-offs …

‘Nashville’ Scores, Catfight or No

Posted on 10/7/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe sublime Connie Britton gets smacked in the face with ageism as a country super star who suddenly finds a brazen little man eater – Hayden Panettiere – usurping her territory in Nashville, premiering Wednesday (10/10) on ABC. Panettiere’s Juliette Barnes doesn’t bother playing nice to established star Rayna James.  Unlike All About Eve’s Eve Harrington, Juliette is vixenishly vicious, snubbing Rayna from the get-go, as she poaches Rayna’s guitarist, her producer, her record company. Even Rayna’s daughters, sitting in the …

R.I.P. One Life to Live…Why You Don’t Mess With People’s Soaps

Posted on 04/18/2011 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentWell, I’m sorry to see One Life to Live is getting the axe from ABC after all these years, but I must confess I feel a tinge of satisfaction because of what that show did to me 35 years ago. Not that I’m one to hold a grudge, but still… You see, I became quite hooked on OLTL near the end of my junior year in college. I’d been married that May, and while my bride Cindy was out earning …