How to Follow the 2014 Midterm Election Returns

Whether you’re a hard-core political junkie or just an ordinary citizen who’s interested in the outcome, there are a wealth of ways to follow the midterm elections on your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Here are some suggestions: TV news websites ABC News will provide a live streaming webcast of its election coverage, anchored by George Stephanopoulos, starting at 7 p.m.  Additionally, the network will augment its programming with live blogging by a team of analysts from FiveThirtyEight, including Nate Silver, …

Lillie McCloud: The X Factor’s “Sexy Grandma”

When Lillie McCloud wowed the judges at her X Factor audition, it was a moment more than 50 years in the making. On the Sept. 11 season premiere, the 54-year-old McCloud, grandmother of seven, strolled onstage in a painted-on leather catsuit and belted out Cece Winans’ “Alabaster Box.” It left the celebrity judging panel agog (just watch the video below). >> Sign up for the AARP Travel Newsletter “Where have you been hiding?” Kelly Rowland wondered as the crowd behind …

TV Weddings: What Happens After “I Do”?

Wedding episodes are one of TV’s most reliable tropes. Fans love them because they bring together characters they adore, often after much will-they-or-won’t they drama. Networks love them because they often deliver big ratings and weeks of promotional build-up to the Big Day. Bones, Fox’s long-running crime procedural, is the latest show to send out the Save-the-Dates. This Monday night at 8, forensic anthropologist Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI agent Booth (David Boreanaz) will tie the knot. It’s been a …

Mama Kardashian Gets Her Own TV Show

Love her or hate her, you’ve got to hand it to Kris Jenner for being one heck of a dynamic and hot-looking 57-year-old.  The matriarch of the Kardashian clan, as you probably have heard, is about to launch her own talk show, Kris, with a test run on Fox stations in key markets beginning Monday, July 15.  She tells AARP that one thing she’d really like to do with her show is give a boost to women who are upwards …

Steven Tyler Finds ‘American Idol’ Making the Most of His Bad Boy Image

Steven Tyler claims he “really wasn’t okay with it” last year when he felt his slips of the lips were being hyped by the “American Idol” forces.  To hear him tell it, they kept “using the occasional [bleep] and really pushing it up to the top, and saying, ‘Wow, Peck’s Bad Boy.’”  He shrugs.  “But it’s TV.  It works.” So it does.  And if anyone knows how to work a rock reprobate appeal, it’s the 63-year-old Aerosmith frontman, who goes …