ABC Says O’Donnell Is Back on ‘The View’

By David Bauder of the Associated Press NEW YORK – Rosie O’Donnell will return to ABC’s “The View” this September for a most unexpected second act. ABC announced Thursday, via Twitter, that O’Donnell will join Whoopi Goldberg on the nearly empty couch at the daytime chatfest. Show creator Barbara Walters retired this spring from on-air appearances, Sherri Shepherd announced she was leaving after seven years and ABC didn’t renew the contract of Jenny McCarthy after only one season. It’s official! …

Jay Leno Wins Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will honor comedian Jay Leno with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the nation’s top award for humor, according to the Associated Press. Leno, 64, has a rich, long-standing career entertaining American audiences. He took over as host for NBC’s The Tonight Show after Johnny Carson stepped down in 1992. Since relinquishing his chair to Jimmy Fallon last February, Leno has created Jay Leno’s Garage, an online series dedicated to his love of …

Who’s the Man Behind This Picasso Masterpiece?

Art experts have found a depiction of a man hidden behind the surface of Pablo Picasso’s 1901 masterpiece “The Blue Room,” the Associated Press reports. The five-year study - by scientists and curators from the Phillips Collection, National Gallery of Art, Cornell University and Delaware’s Winterthur Museum – uncovered an expressionless bearded man dressed in a jacket resting his head on his hand. But who is it? And why did Picasso paint over him? No one yet knows. >> Sign up …

Amid Today’s Political Scandals, What’s the Most Important Issue?

Of the three scandals bedeviling the White House, which is most important? The IRS targeting conservative political groups The Obama administration response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya The Justice Department seizure of records from the Associated Press   Forty-four percent of voters choose the IRS scandal, a new Quinnipiac University poll finds. Older voters agree. Of those 65 and older, 43 percent rate it tops, as do 41 percent in the 45-64 group. Benghazi is …

Stock Losses Suck Out of Retirement Savings

Another bleak look at how older Americans are fairing in this tough economy.

Health Care for America Now working towards Divided We Fail goals

Health Care for America Now working towards Divided We Fail goals.