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Alison Sweeney: Viewers Will Fall for ‘Biggest Loser’ Again

Posted on 01/6/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Entertainment“The Biggest Loser” commences its 14th season tonight and tomorrow night (Jan. 6 and 7), with a dash of drama behind the scenes — as in, will “BL” be able to regain its former luster?  By now, you’ve likely at least sampled the time-honored reality skein.  Perhaps you’ve followed the course of some valiant contestants – quite a few of whom have been 50+, as the show’s philosophy is that age is just a number when it comes to getting …

Blake Shelton, Michael Buble Holiday to the Max

Posted on 12/2/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentRakish Blake Shelton and breezy Michael Buble will be doing their Christmas thing to the max on NBC this week and next with back-to-back specials and “The Voice” performances – a veritable winter wonderland of cross promotion they hope will bring holiday cheer to fans and, of course, sell lots of records, too. Shelton has his “Not So Family Christmas” special coming up Monday night (12/3), which does feature some of the country star’s family despite the name – his …

A Nutrition Bar That Gives Back

Posted on 11/12/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringThe following is a post from Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of AARP’s “Your Life Calling TODAY” with Jane Pauley. Jane Pauley and I along with AARP’s “Your Life Calling TODAY” TV production crew arrived in San Francisco by being unexpectedly welcomed by the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, the world renowned flying aerobatic team. They were in the “‘City by the Bay” for their annual October air show! The stunts performed are amazing spectacles to behold – the roar of these …

Modeling After 50, Pacemaker And All

Posted on 10/9/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Beauty & FashionThe following is a post from Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of AARP’s “Your Life Calling TODAY” with Jane Pauley. Earlier this year, both Jane Pauley and our colleagues at TODAY suggested we profile a 50+ model as part of our series. It sounded like an interesting idea to me. However, we could never seem to find someone who had reinvented their life to become a professional model and who also had a substantive story. That was, until we discovered Dawn …

NBC Launches Comedy Offensive Tuesday Night

Posted on 09/9/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentNBC’s hoped-for comedy takeover — with 10 such shows packed into its new season prime-time schedule — invades our TV listings this week, beginning with a Tuesday night lineup that includes Glee creator Ryan Murphy’s The New Normal. (The series gets a sneak preview Monday at 10 p.m. as well.)  This is the show, about a gay couple of wannabe baby daddies and their surrogate, that One Million Moms wants to squelch with a boycott, in case you hadn’t heard. …

‘America’s Got Talent’ is Looking More Exciting

Posted on 08/19/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentLast week on “America’s Got Talent,” judge Howard Stern informed a couple of contestants that they were lucky; they happened to be on amid weak competition, so they would likely make it through to the next round. Well, here we are in the dog days of summer. It’s after the Olympics, before the political conventions and the launch of TV’s 2012-2013 season. The schedule is crammed full of reruns, and “America’s Got Talent” is looking mighty interesting. The competition is heating up …