Stephen Colbert

Colbert: Last Boomer on Network Late Night

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentWith its announcement today that Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, will replace the retiring David Letterman, CBS put the last baby boomer in a host’s chair on a network late night show. And while Colbert turns 50 next month, his hiring is clearly a move by CBS to appeal to a younger demographic. >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter Colbert has competition from smart Gen-Xers Jimmy Fallon, 39, who took over NBC’s Tonight in February for the …

Julie Andrews to Grads: ‘Go Out and Kick Butt’

Posted on 05/17/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentGet over yourself. That was the message delivered by Julie Andrews, 77, to the graduates of the University of Colorado, Boulder in early May. Under a cloudless sky in Boulder, Colo., on May 10, she began by finding common ground with the graduates at America’s premiere party school, claiming to have welcomed the dawn with them the night before. Then she declared kinship with the University of Colorado mascot — asserting that her own gender-bending role in the 1982 musical Victor/Victoria …