Hollywood Presidents Kick Off Ideas@50+

Kevin Spacey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus play ruthless, narcissistic U.S. presidents on TV. But as they opened the general session at AARP’s Ideas@50+ event in San Diego Friday, the actors were charming Hollywood celebrities, sharing not only the secrets of making their shows but life lessons gleaned from their own successful careers. Louis-Dreyfus, 53, fresh from picking up an Emmy Award last month for her portrayal of  shallow, vulgar VP-turned-president Selina Meyer on HBO’s Veep, pointed to the “kernel of truth” in her …

John Goddard: The Ultimate Bucket List

John Goddard, who died on May 17 at age 88 in Glendale, Calif., was a swashbuckling, globe-trotting adventurer of such renown that Dos Equis could have used him instead of an actor in its “Most Interesting Man in the World” commercials and not had to exaggerate his achievements. He was the sort of man that Indiana Jones, had he actually existed outside the movies, would have looked up to. Dale Carnegie would have turned to him for inspirational advice. We …