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, …

Oh, Grow Up! Four Ways to Fight Ageism

Fuming fashionistas and bitter beauties, I feel your pain. Yes, it’s 2014 and ageism continues to plague the fashion industry. Older women may be driving much of today’s growth in social media and online shopping, but I dare you to find a single model who resembles us on any major retail site. (We do pop up in commercials and ads for sexual dysfunction, diets, probiotics and luxury cruises – big whoop!) A few forward-looking companies are bucking the trend. So …

TV Full of Horrors, Not All On Purpose

I’ve spent more hours than is healthy hunting for a good show to highlight this week, and it’s been hell. Really. Yes, I am well aware that  American Horror Story: Asylum has critics and fans out there giddy, and that the FX offering beat ABC’s Nashville and NBC’s Chicago Fire in the ratings for its premiere last week. A series this newsworthy and star-filled (Jessica Lange, Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Cromwell, etc.) cannot go unmentioned. So I’ll give the devil his due. When it comes to torture, bloodletting …

Grownup Talent Shines at 64th Primetime Emmys

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards proved a great night for mature talent to shine. As double winner Louis C.K., 45, put it, when asked backstage why his show works now while past efforts failed, “because I’m better than I was before. … Older people are smarter and funnier.” In the case of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Julia Louis-Dreyfus, we’d have to say she has always been smart and funny – and continues to be at the top of …