Regis Philbin Cooking Up a Return to Television

Posted on 09/19/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayWhen Regis Philbin said goodbye to morning television last November, he insisted he wasn’t retiring, per se — just moving on. True to his word, the world-record-holding talk show host (he’s logged more on-air hours than anyone in the history of television, according Guinness World Records) will return to T.V. next week as a recurring guest in Rachael Ray’s kitchen.

Happy Birthday, Hulk Hogan!

Posted on 08/11/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your Life  The big guy turns 58 today, and is actually a pretty good example of one dude who has dominated the ring of his career, and hasn’t let his age get in the way of it. In fact, it seems that he’s only gotten more successful through the years. Plus, specifically working in a field that values only the strongest, Mr. Hogan is living proof that being over 50 doesn’t have anything on brawn. So Happy Birthday Hulk Hogan — …

The Takeaway: For Your Consideration

Posted on 03/26/2011 by |The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe death of screen legend Elizabeth Taylor was huge news last week. By this point you’ve read obits, appreciations and remembrances from every major news outlet. As much as you love her, you might be, as one colleague put it, “All Taylored-out.” But allow us to offer one more Taylor appreciation. It offers a rare look inside the life of what some call “The Last Movie Star.” Others You May Have Missed The world of politics lost a pioneer in …

Who is Esperanza Spalding?

Posted on 02/14/2011 by |The Takeaway | Comments

EntertainmentThat wailing you hear? That’s probably your grandchild. See, Justin Bieber was up for Best New Artist at Sunday night’s Grammys and he lost – to a jazz artist named Esperanza Spalding. I’m sure she thinks Justin was ROBBED. But more importantly: Esperanza who?

Larry King Signs Off

Posted on 12/16/2010 by |General News | Comments

EntertainmentPic via WireImage/Getty This week, cable pioneer Larry King signs off from his CNN show after 25 years of incredible interviews and commentary. Via Lorrie Lynch at AARP: At the height of his success, he had 1.6 million nightly viewers, wrote a weekly column of quirky observations (which I edited for a short time) in the nationally circulated USA TODAY, and appeared as himself in 1990s movies like Dave and Bullworth. As he goes out, King ranks third in his …

Rest in Peace, Barbara Billingsley!

Posted on 10/18/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

EntertainmentBarbara Billingsley, best known as the “ever-sweet, ever-helpful suburban stay-at-home mom,” June Cleaver from Leave it to Beaver, passed away on Saturday in her home at the age of 94. A family spokesperson says that Billingsley died of polymyalgia, a rheumatoid disease. Her family says that she had been suffering from the illness and in poor health in recent years. Billingsley played the well-known June Cleaver from 1957-1963 (and of course in decades of reruns), and admitted 40 years later …