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 …

Weekend Preview: Helen Mirren, Twisters and Ninja Turtles

Thank goodness for Helen Mirren; without her there’d be almost nothing new for grown-up movie lovers to see this weekend. Besides Dame Helen’s latest offering (The Hundred-Foot Journey), this looks like a good time to catch up on summer’s best offerings, including Get on Up, Calvary and Boyhood.   The Hundred-Foot Journey Helen Mirren is a snooty French chef; veteran Indian star Om Puri (East Is East) is the immigrant who opens an authentic Mumbai-style restaurant, replete with secret spices …

Helen Mirren Gives Jimmy Fallon Very Straight Answers

Looking for straight answers? Look no further than the Mirren, Mirren on the Wall. The ever wise and witty dame Helen Mirren got a little naughty as the Magic Mirror on the Wall, a skit on the 100th episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night. Fallon, an eager and inquisitive regal subject, asked Mirren about E.L. James’ best-selling novel. >> Get travel discounts with your AARP Member Advantages. “Mirren, Mirren, on the Wall, what do you think …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and … fun 1. An art project regrew Vincent van Gogh’s ear. (Learn more at The Verge) 2. Learning a second language can help make you smarter. (Learn more at AARP) 3. New 3-D printed foods look good, taste good and melt in your mouth. (Learn more at Engadget) >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter  4. Latabe the elephant took the world’s very first “elfie,” a.k.a. an elephant selfie. (Learn more at Huffington Post) 5. Elmers are, …

The Takeaway: Helen Mirren’s Best Body; The Aging Well Edition

Helen Mirren takes the crown again. The sexiest woman over 50 has a new title: Best body. According to an L.A. Fitness poll, the 66-year-old was named female celebrity with the best body – beating Elle “The Body” MacPherson, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Winslet and Pippa Middleton. But we already knew this.

The Takeaway: Weekend Edition

In case you missed this yesterday: AARP CEO Barry Rand released a statement Thursday in response to a report in the Washington Post that the White House was open to making cuts in programs such as Social Security and Medicare to reach an agreement with Republicans before the August 2 deadline to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. More … Is America getting fatter? Yes, according to a new state-by-state study. In the last year, the percentage of obese adults increased …