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Holiday Music Specials, Buble to…Charles Barkley?

Posted on 12/15/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentQuestion:  What has Michael Buble, Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus, Hugh Jackman, Cookie Monster, Charles Barkley, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama?  Answer:  This week’s lineup of holiday music specials!  If you enjoy seeing top names warbling about Santa, snow and sleigh rides, this is your week. For the last couple of years, Buble has been hitting our sweet spot with network Christmas variety fare as traditional as his silky-voiced crooning.  This year, his 10 p.m. NBC show Wednesday …

Scott Wolf Is Back; Now on ‘Perception’

Posted on 06/23/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentAs if Dr. Daniel Pierce didn’t have enough on his plate, what with being a neuroscientist and university professor who helps out the FBI while coping with schizophrenia.  Now he’s going to have a new thorn in his thorny life.  Scott Wolf has come aboard TNT’s Perception to torment Eric McCormack’s tormented genius a little more. He’ll be seen in 12 out of 14 episodes of the drama’s second season, which launches Tuesday June 25, playing ambitious Assistant U.S. Attorney …

‘Monday Mornings’ Is Worth Monitoring

Posted on 02/4/2013 by |Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentIf the doctor drama was a hospital patient, it would be listed in serious condition, especially after last week’s low-rated debut of NBC’s Do No Harm all but guaranteed another cadaver will soon be ushered into the doc show morgue. Turns out, though, that there’s almost always another doc show in the waiting room. Checking into the TV landscape tonight at 10 p.m. on TNT is Monday Mornings, an old school medical drama from veteran TV producer David E. Kelley, …

‘Dallas’ J.R. Farewell ‘Bittersweet’ Says Linda Gray

Posted on 01/27/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Entertainment“Yes, he’s physically gone. But I know he’s pulling strings wherever he is, keeping us all on our toes.” That’s the word from Linda Gray, speaking of Larry Hagman, who departed this world in November but is still the center of attention.  TNT’s Dallas launches its second season tomorrow night (1/28), and even though the actor only filmed five episodes before his death, his influence is all-pervasive. Show runner Cynthia Cidre has let it be known that his dastardly J.R. Ewing …

POTUS Takes a “Christmas in Washington” Break

Posted on 12/16/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentWith so many trouble spots to worry about, you have to know the President needs a holiday break.  At least he was in the merry and bright zone for a little while the other night, tending to tradition at the annual Christmas in Washington concert at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.  Hosted by Conan O’Brien, with Diana Ross, “Smash” star Megan Hilty, “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery, pop star Demi Lovato, “The Voice” favorite Chris Mann, and “Gangnam Style” …

Mary McDonnell: ‘Major Crimes’ Has Kicks for ‘Closer’ Fans

Posted on 08/26/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentNow that the baton has been passed from “The Closer” to “Major Crimes,” will the new show maintain good momentum, or fade as the weeks go by?   If we are to believe star Mary McDonnell, it will run its own race with lots of kicks ahead for fans. We caught up with the esteemed actress as she was basking in the afterglow of having completed production of her series’ first 10 episodes.  She was dying to share them, she said, …