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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 09/25/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun … 1. Those stories were wrong: Jack Nicholson isn’t retiring after all … at least not from the movies. (Learn more at Vanity Fair) 2. The Saiga, an endangered species of antelope that looks like something out of the bar scene in Star Wars, is making a comeback. (Learn more at National Geographic) 3. More than 90 percent of Americans routinely throw out perfectly good food because they think it’s no longer safe to eat. (Learn more …

Jeff Daniels: Emmy Goes With AARP Award

Posted on 09/23/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentJeff Daniels, who won Outstanding Lead actor in a Drama Series Sunday night for his performance in HBO’s The Newsroom, will indeed be placing his new Emmy statue next to AARP’s Movies for Grownups Award, which he won for the 2005 movie The Squid and the Whale. The genial TV and movie actor, who lives with wife Kathleen in Chelsea, Mich., had some fun in the backstage media room after his win, playing off his onstage acceptance speech in which he …

Good TV This Week: ‘The Newsroom’s’ Mixed Reactions

Posted on 06/24/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentAfter viewing the pilot and several subsequent episodes, I found Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” to be full of brilliance — inspiring, funny and wonderfully acted.  But the show,  premiering tonight (6/24) on HBO, has taken a critical drubbing from coast to coast, accused of such ills as being “intellectually self-serving” (Time) and “crammed with incessant gibber-jabber” (The Washington Post).   Well. I liked that Sorkin got on his soap box when he wrote “The Newsroom.”  When a gifted writer with something …