Cut Your Hair, Already!

You know that change is in the air when even the young and the restless start saying “Buh-bye!” to long hair. The last time a tonsorial trend this major swept through, we all ended up with Meg Ryan shags. But if there’s one thing the recent Emmy awards show proved, it’s that bobs have snatched the spotlight: Julie Bowen, Kristen Wiig (right) and Julianne Hough went with textured bobs, while Christine Baranski and Jodie Foster rocked classic smoothies with a …

Why So Many 50-Plus Actors Got Emmy Nods

More than 40 actors who are 50 and older are among the anointed ones nominated for Emmys this year. With the 66th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards coming Monday, Aug. 25, here are five reasons so many veterans got nominations. 1. Oscar-winning movie actors have moved to TV. Jessica Lange, Jon Voight, Ellen Burstyn. It will look like a 1970s’ Academy Awards ceremony, not the 2014 Emmys, when they and others of their era trip down the red carpet Monday night. Those movie stars, …

Is Patricia Heaton ‘America’s Mom’?

You might call Patricia Heaton “America’s  Mom”: She played the harried mom of three kids (including twins) for nine years on Everybody Loves Raymond. She has starred for five years as the hanging-by-a-thread mom on The Middle. And now she’s on the big screen as the flummoxed mom of a teenage girl in the new comedy Moms’ Night Out. So, Patricia Heaton must really like playing mothers, right? Well, yes, but that comes with a caveat: “Let me clear up …

Lucci, Trebek, and Barney Make History

  For fans of daytime television, it was quite an afternoon at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History here in Washington, D.C., home to such cultural artifacts as the ruby red slippers Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz. To help launch a new permanent exhibition of American popular culture, two genuine TV icons and the co-creators of a third, a large purple dinosaur, donated items from their personal collections. All My Children star Susan Lucci donated the …