Meryl Streep

‘Emily Owens’ a Win for Meryl’s Daughter Mamie

Posted on 10/14/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentShhh.  Don’t tell anybody we’re here.  In the ageist world of TV, especially broadcast TV, it is no longer enough to ignore viewers 50 years of age and above. Now, if we become fans of a show, it can actually hurt its chances for survival. Right, Kathy Bates? So as we venture into the youth-centric CW network for a look at Emily Owens, M.D., let us all tiptoe and refrain from loud conversation. Watch the show, but — God forbid — do …

Free AARP Member Movie Screening – Hope Springs on Aug. 1st

Posted on 07/18/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Your LifeBlog readers! Hi! It’s Jenn from the Communications staff here at AARP Illinois  Would you like to come and hang out with us at the movies next week? We’ll buy!  AARP Members are invited to a free AARP Movies for Grownups pre-release screening of Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell.  Our staff is really excited that we’re doing such a fun event  (seriously we’ve been discussing it in the hallways all week) and we hope that you and your friends and family …

Oscars Too Old For You? Grow Up!

Posted on 03/1/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentAre you as sick and tired as I am of hearing about how this year’s Oscars skewed so old? You know: the host was old, the winners were old, the classic movie were old… The New York Times (that arbiter of all things hip and snappy) opined that the proceedings resembled “an AARP pep rally.” Well, yeah. Sorry, kids, but you’ll just have to get used to the fact that Billy Crystal is funnier than anyone you’ve got; actors, directors, …

Meryl Streep and Christopher Plummer Chat Backstage After Oscar Wins

Posted on 02/27/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentMeryl Streep was in a playful mood last night when she held court backstage before a crowd of admiring press after winning her Best Actress Oscar for “The Iron Lady.”  “I thought I was so old and jaded, but they call your name and you just go into sort of a — I don’t know, a white light, and it was just thrilling,” she told us.  “It was like I was a kid again.  I was a kid when I …

Stone, Streep, Scorsese….and Litondo? A Tale of Four Standing Ovations

Posted on 02/7/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentThere were four standing ovations at the 11th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Gala in Beverly Hills last night: 1) For Sharon Stone, accepting our Lifetime Achievement Award. 2) For Martin Scorsese, receiving the Breakthrough Achievement Award for his mind-boggling 3-D masterpiece, Hugo. 3) For Meryl Streep, accepting our Best Grownup Love Story award on behalf of The Iron Lady. So far, so good, and so expected. Stone, Scorsese, and Streep are Hollywood royalty, and it’s no surprise that the …

Sharon Stone: “It’s Not How You Fall, It’s How You Get Up”

Posted on 02/7/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentShe was crying when she came onstage. “Oh, Marty.. I must’ve died and gone to heaven. I’ve gotten a lifetime achievement award from MARTIN SCORSESE. MARTIN SCORSESE.” Sharon Stone is 53. She’ll tell you that, too. She’ll tell you about her 40s, and how she always states her age. She’ll tell you about not getting any calls a decade ago, and now that she’s 50, her wrinkles are suddenly in style. She’ll tell you about falling, and getting up, and …