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Carrie Preston's Quirky Character Stars in Her Own Show

‘The Good Wife’ actress talks new CBS series ‘Elsbeth,’ her strong marriage and who inspired her as a child

   

Savannah Guthrie

‘Today’ show host talks about her new book of essays ‘Mostly What God Does,’ Taylor Swift, idols in the news biz and her job as a mom

Ziggy Marley

Musician reveals his father's final words to him, shares why Bob Marley’s music and message still resonate, and discusses the new biopic about him

Billy Dee Williams

Actor on favorite roles and ‘Star Wars’ movie, making art and inspiration for his new memoir, says ‘I see myself as a full spectrum of colors’

   

Juliette Binoche

Actress shares challenges of playing fashion icon Coco Chanel, thoughts on turning 60 and empty nesting, says ‘you cannot live life being frightened’

Jesse L. Martin

Actor talks ‘Law & Order’ memories and sage advice from James Earl Jones, says ‘I’ve learned that it's much better to hear than to say’

Malcolm Gladwell

Host of ‘Revisionist History’ podcast talks upcoming episodes, latest book project, hating birthdays and his pick for greatest thriller ever written

Carrie Ann Inaba

‘Dancing With the Stars’ judge talks role models, who she'd like to see on the show, healthy living and why she looks forward to getting older

   

Peter Bergman

Returning for his 35th year as Jack Abbott, ‘The Young and the Restless’ star shares Emmy memories, the skinny on his wardrobe, a favorite on-screen kiss

Mandy Patinkin

Actor talks about new show ‘Death and Other Details,’ road trips, time with his grandson and life advice; says ‘I love being alive, I love my family and I love the world’

Tig Notaro

Comedian discusses famous friends, podcasting, raising twins, keeping healthy in her 50s and why she wants to live to be 115

   

Melissa Gilbert

‘Little House on the Prairie’ star on the problem with ‘anti-aging’ and how she seeks to support women through many phases with her lifestyle brand

Vanessa Bell Calloway

Back on stage in ‘Purlie Victorious,’ the actress talks about her Broadway beginnings, the mindset that helped her cancer journey and more

Brooke Burke

Fitness instructor and host of of ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’ talks self-care, Blue Zones and what she learned on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Jonathan Pryce

Veteran actor brings royal charm to ‘The Crown,’ says Prince Philip ‘was a much more well-rounded man than I’d ever expected him to be’

   

Louis Gossett Jr.

Legendary actor starring in ‘The Color Purple’ talks famous childhood pal, role he turned down and the Oscars, and says life has been ‘like a Cinderella story’

Patricia Cornwell

Prolific author of new thriller ‘Unnatural Death’ reveals the Oscar-winning actress who will play Dr. Kay Scarpetta on screen

David Baldacci

Lawyer-turned-novelist has new novel out, shares books he's reading, what inspires him and more

Engelbert Humperdinck

Legendary singer discusses new documentary about his life, his late wife's Alzheimer’s, changing his name and admiration for Lady Gaga

   

Joy Harjo

Former U.S. Poet Laureate and narrator of PBS series ‘Native America’ talks writing, healing and learning, and reminds us that we're all connected

John Stamos

Actor discusses new memoir, late-in-life fatherhood, touring with The Beach Boys, loss of friend Bob Saget, and the moment he ‘just let loose and let go’

Marie Osmond

Entertainer talks tackling her bucket list, ‘having a blast,’ her role in ‘The Bold and the Beautiful,’ advice from Betty White and self-care

Ken Follett

Best-selling novelist dishes on state dinner at Versailles and talks billionaires, wine, his ideal party guests and a favorite author who never disappoints

   

Patti LaBelle

Still selling out shows, R&B legend talks about touring, her successful food brand and cleaning, and says she feels like ‘an O.G. — an original gangster’

Mario Lopez

TV host tells if he’s in touch with ‘Saved by the Bell’ costars and whether he’ll be joining AARP, and admits he always wanted to be the Latin Dick Clark

Ed Begley Jr.

Actor and environmentalist writes celeb-story-filled memoir, opens up about life with Parkinson’s and shares update on his career, regrets and reflections

Jeffrey Archer

British politician-turned-author pens new thriller, ‘Traitors Gate,’ shares big life lessons and why he handwrites every single word

   

Macy Gray

We caught up with the Grammy-winning artist before she headed out on ‘The Reset’ tour, and she revealed her hidden talents

Wayne Brady

Host of ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ talks comic inspirations, Broadway plans, curiosity and why he loves that he's getting older

Cedric The Entertainer

One of “The Original Kings of Comedy” adds author to his resume, with his first book ‘Flipping Boxcars’, a 1940s-era crime novel

Aaron Neville

‘I wanted to be the one to tell my story’ says the musician, who writes about overcoming poverty, addiction, incarceration in revealing memoir

   

Rick Springfield

Rocker shares video for the title track from his new album ‘Automatic’ with AARP members, and reflects on his time on ‘General Hospital’

Mark Consuelos

Actor shares secret to long marriage to Kelly Ripa and talks cohosting their morning show, empty-nesting, his soap opera days and Broadway dreams

Tamron Hall

Journalist-turned-talk show host shares what to expect in Season 5, finding freedom in her 50s, and her advice about life: "ride it until the wheels fall off"

Jason Alexander

‘Seinfeld’ actor and new Broadway director talks aging, pottery making and what he thinks George Costanza would be up to today

   

Maria Bamford

Comedian pens brutally honest memoir, ‘Sure, I’ll Join Your Cult,’ and discusses mental health, favorite book and connecting through humor

BD Wong

The voice of Buddha in Netflix’s ‘The Monkey King’ talks food, fatherhood and being in touch with his ‘Law & Order: SVU’ costars

Chuck Sams

First tribal citizen to lead the National Park Service shares his love of the land, a recent bear encounter and two truths and lie

Kyra Sedgwick

Emmy-winning actress talks ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty,’ rom-coms, directing, life on the farm and embracing new experiences

   

Julie Chen Moonves

Kicking off the 25th season of ‘Big Brother,’ the journalist-turned-TV host talks reality shows, secret talents, pets and parenting

Mary McCormack

‘Heels’ actress talks wrestling, workouts, what she's up to with her ‘West Wing’ colleagues and how she's shifting her perspective

Carson Daly

‘Today’ and ‘The Voice’ host talks AARP membership, mental health awareness, wingman Blake Shelton and why being 50 is like a “badge of honor”

Leanne Morgan

Comedian talks dealing with menopause, working with Reese Witherspoon in upcoming film ‘You’re Cordially Invited’ and her overdue self-care

   

John Cho

‘Harold & Kumar’ actor talks about working with cool people in ‘The Afterparty,’ life after 50, his new book and what he does for relaxation

Rick Steves

Popular TV host and travel guide shares insider tips on the best times to visit Europe, how to avoid crowds and which rooms to book

Aunjanue Ellis

Oscar-nominated actress starring in ‘Justified: City Primeval’ talks Mississippi roots, TV binges and acting inspirations

Amy Sedaris

Actress-comedian-writer is in new film ‘Theater Camp,’ talks dream role, family, her one must-have food and being “drawn to drama”

   

Kristin Davis

Feeling fabulous in her 50s, the ‘Sex and the City’ actress talks about reuniting with costars, motherhood, and what we can learn from elephants

Christian Cooper

Host of new Nat Geo show ‘Extraordinary Birder’ reveals his desired superpower, beloved binoculars and all-time favorite warbler

Terry Crews

Multitalented actor-host shares his ‘America’s Got Talent’ audition idea, and talks shirtless sketching, keeping in shape and staying in the present

Marlo Thomas

Living, loving and giving back, the iconic ‘That Girl’ talks future acting projects, enduring marriage to Phil Donahue and her love of entertaining

   

Alfonso Ribeiro

Honored to host ‘A Capitol Fourth,’ actor talks patriotic favorites, positive mindset, parenting in his 50s and the secret to lasting friendship

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Her new podcast, ‘Wiser Than Me,’ gives a voice to iconic women over 70 including Jane Fonda, Carol Burnett and Fran Lebowitz

Gina Torres

Veteran actress talks new movie ‘The Perfect Find,’ favorite rom-coms, celebrity crushes, her dream role and being an old soul

Liza Colón-Zayas

‘The Bear’ actress teases Season 2 and talks Broadway, marriage to a fellow actor and rolling with the punches

   

CCH Pounder

‘Avatar’ actress talks art appreciation, her favorite museum, the power of storytelling and celebrating her 70th in a big way

Isabel Allende

Acclaimed author talks new novel, ‘The Wind Knows My Name,’ her reading list, being rooted in memories and the freedom that comes with age

T-Boz and Chilli

Grammy award-winning performers talk ‘TLC Forever’ documentary, memories of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, caregiving and tips for keeping fit

Tom Arnold

Actor talks new series, ‘FUBAR,’ Schwarzenegger's parenting advice, late-in-life fatherhood and roasting ex-wife Roseanne Barr

   

Sunita Williams

NASA astronaut talks surprising space-travel facts, postflight pizza and her fear of the dark

S. Epatha Merkerson

‘Law & Order’ actress talks turning 70, Memorial Day tributes, favorite roles on stage and on screen

Chin Han

Star of new series ‘American Born Chinese’ talks graphic novels, acting inspirations, superpowers and ‘Mortal Kombat’ sequel

Ruth E. Carter

Oscar-winning costume designer talks new book, friendship with Spike Lee, her personal style and prioritizing healthy living in her 60s

   

Rocky Carroll

The ‘NCIS’ actor-director talks plans for his 60th birthday, fishing, golfing, boxing and working with Mark Harmon

Kathy Bates

Actress reflects on her 50 years in show business and talks admiration for author Judy Blume, a nude scene with Jack Nicholson and medical advocacy

James Brolin

Hollywood veteran shares song he’d like wife Barbra Streisand to record and gives background on new project, ‘Sweet Tooth’

David Arquette

Actor shares advice from sisters Patrica and Rosanna—whom he'd love to work with—and talks about role as a magician in new series 'Mrs. Davis'

   

Andrew McCarthy

Actor talks about his new travel memoir, ‘Walking With Sam,’ his bucket-list destination, '80s Brat Pack status and turning 60

Melora Hardin

Multitalented actress-artist-director gives an update on ‘Monk’ movie and talks ‘The Office’ reunion, wallpaper art, child acting and embracing her 50s

Vivica A. Fox

Entertainer talks about ‘Skilled,’ the new docuseries that showcases the truth about trades, ‘Soul Train,’ sports and her plan to be sizzling at 70

Padma Lakshmi

‘Taste the Nation, ‘Top Chef’ host/judge talks food tasting, James Beard award, shifting priorities in her 50s and a life lesson for her daughter

   

Nancy Travis

Riding high in her new Hallmark series, actress talks ‘Ride’ role, horses, reconnecting with ‘Three Men and a Baby’ costars and living a full life

Deborah Roberts

Journalist's new essay collection, ‘Lessons Learned and Cherished,’ honors influential teachers with stories from Oprah, Spike Lee and others

Kathleen Turner

Esteemed actress shares why she loves playing potty-mouthed Dita Beard in ‘White House Plumbers,’ plans for a perfect day, and how she handles adversity

Nathan Fillion

‘The Rookie’ actor talks about being set in his ways (and embracing it), favorite comic books, travel hacks and differences he's noticing in his 50s

   

Gretchen Rubin

Author of ‘The Happiness Project’ and new book ‘Life in Five Senses’ shares secrets of adulthood and a clever way to make a scent memory

Rainn Wilson

Actor-comedian discusses his third book, ‘Soul Boom,’ why traveling makes him happy and how he’s similar to ‘The Office’ character Dwight Schrute

Yo-Yo Ma

Famed cellist strives to make music have purpose, shares his love of Bach through interactive experience aimed at finding meaning in life

Dennis Lehane

Best-selling author releases latest page-turner, ‘Small Mercies,’ and is scrambling to get scripts locked for new Apple+ show he’s developing

   

Rebecca Wisocky

Actress behind the 'Ghosts' character Hetty Woodstone reveals dream guest star, talks scary movies and superpowers

Aisha Tyler

Shining both In front of and behind the camera, she's in new thriller ‘The Last Thing He Told Me,’ is adding to her directing credits and loves gaming

Jane Krakowski

Actress-singer-dancer dishes of the demands of the job, Broadway influences, game-night fun, ‘Name That Tune’ and ‘Schmigadoon!’

Terry McDonell

Former Rolling Stone and Sports Illustrated editor reveals why he wrote about his mom in his new memoir, ‘Irma: The Education of a Mother’s Son’

   

Ali Wentworth

The actress-producer on why she made her documentary film ‘Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields,’ how it’s influenced her parenting and more

Susanna Hoffs

Singer-turned-author on rumors of Bangles and Go-Go’s rivalry, favorite rom-coms and her friendship with fellow rocker Belinda Carlisle

Cheryl Strayed

Best-selling author discusses Oprah’s helpful life advice, the TV adaptation of her book ‘Tiny Beautiful Things,’ her reading list and more

   

Benjamin Bratt

The ‘Poker Face’ actor on gambling, lying, nostalgia and the number one lesson his mom taught him

D.B. Woodside

The Yale-trained star of new series ‘The Night Agent’ gives advice for budding actors and remembers working with Meghan Markle

Carla Hall

Celebrity chef reveals her guilty pleasures and has big plans for her 60th birthday celebration, including a one-woman show

Bob Odenkirk

The writer/actor starring in the new dramedy ‘Lucky Hank’ wants to “put more space” in his life

   

Harlan Coben

Novelist talks new book ‘I Will Find You,’ unlikely writing spots, airplane movies and Bruce Willis resemblance

Michelle Hurd

Actress reflects on ‘Law and Order’ colleague Richard Belzer’s passing and final season of ‘Star Trek: Picard’

Jeff Probst

With the 44th season of ‘Survivor’ upon us, its host reveals the biggest mistake contestants make

Eugene Levy

Comedic actor shares the backstory to his show ‘The Reluctant Traveler With Eugene Levy’

   

Walter Mosley

Prolific author talks Winnie-the-Pooh, superpowers and a host of projects in the works

Billy Crudup

Busy actor talks salesmanship, space travel and finding success in his 50s

Eric Benét

Musician partners with AARP for Black History Month and discusses link between music and the brain

Jojo Moyes

Best-selling author talks friendships, perseverance, rescue animals and her simple view of romance

   


Wynonna Judd

The country singer honors her mother's legacy, and she talks grieving, facing fears and full-time farming

Debra Jo Rupp

Embracing the ’90s, the TV mom discusses favorite hairdos, decades and inspiration from Dr. Ruth

Dolly Parton

Sweeter than ever, the singer shares her new line of baking mixes with a side of her signature sunny outlook

Hope Davis

‘Your Honor’ star talks being a crime boss, binge watching, and the budding actress who lived across the street

   


8 Quick Questions for Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone

The husband-and-wife comedy collaborators return with new Netflix series ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’

Paulina Porizkova

The supermodel talks about her new book, ’No Filter,’ her career and why famous people date each other

William Shatner

Living long and prospering, ‘Star Trek’ actor talks human connection, space exploration and legacies

   


Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Host of the popular ‘Finding Your Roots’ series talks rum, ratings and revelations

Christopher Knight

'Peter Brady' reveals his favorite episodes, memorable guest stars and most-asked fan question

Roselyn Sánchez

The multitalented actress talks ‘Fantasy Island,’ family and a big 50th fiesta

Giancarlo Esposito

Actor who's good at being bad talks heroes and villains, and reflects on his new series, 'Kaleidoscope'

   

LeVar Burton

‘Reading Rainbow’ host talks Kwanzaa traditions, ‘Star Trek’ memories and mindful meditation

Ryan Seacrest

The ubiquitous entertainer discusses coffee, culinary school and keeping warm

Lisa Loeb

This one's got staying power, and she shares her Hanukkah traditions, favorite ’90s songs and more

Harry Connick Jr.

With a new album out, the musician-composer-actor talks faith, family and a frustratingly healthy fridge

   

Holly Robinson Peete

The 'Holiday Heritage' star talks ‘Sesame Street,’ sports and her Walk of Fame ceremony

Reba McEntire

The popular singer-actress talks gifts, glamping and getting in touch with her dark side

Rory Kennedy

Filmmaker discusses her latest documentary, politics and family, and spills the tea on her travel essentials

Lisa Ling

Award-winning journalist talks K-pop, road trips and memorable advice from Barbara Walters

   

John Slattery

Emmy-nominated actor who's fighting ‘The Good Fight’ talks surfing, sharks and superpowers

Pam Oliver

NFL sportscaster hits the sidelines for her 28th season and reveals her dream interview and life motto

Tim Gunn

The third season of 'Making the Cut' has arrived, and this fashion guru is again co-hosting with Heidi Klum

Randall Park

Art is imitating life in this blockbuster star's new comedy series, which just premiered on Netflix

   

George Lopez

Back with a new show, the veteran funnyman hopes his family-style humor has a timeless touch

Michael Connelly

Writer teams up detectives Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch in his latest novel, ‘Desert Star’

Niecy Nash-Betts

Versatile actress — who can play a bad girl one day and an FBI agent the next — keeps getting better

Ralph Macchio

He's just published a book and the 60-year-old ‘Karate Kid’ talks cars, costars and ‘Cobra Kai’

   

Michael Strahan

The former football star talks space travel, pickleball with Justin Timberlake and his pursuit of Brad Pitt

Ada Limón

U.S. poet laureate covers poets, pets and podcasts, and encourages young artists to pursue their passions

Robin Meade

The longtime morning show anchor hates the taste of coffee, loves country music and can golf with the pros

Jimmy Smits

He's starring in the new cop drama 'East New York,' and fun fact, he likes to dance while doing the dishes

   

Jeanie Buss

L.A. Lakers and 'Women of Wrestling' owner talks sports, superwomen and staying in the moment

Donny Osmond

He met Elvis and was friends with Michael Jackson; at 64, guess which artists he'd like to work with?

Daniel Dae Kim

The actor-producer of 'Lost' fame discusses island life, legal dramas and his favorite burger topping

Martha Plimpton

The Emmy-award-winning actress adds a new role to her résumé and finds freedom in turning 50

   


10 Quick Questions for Dulé Hill of ‘The Wonder Years’

Actor explains why he jumped at the role in the reboot, and talks tap-dancing, parenting and more

Danny DeVito

At 77, the show-biz veteran is still going strong in the 15th season of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’

Tony Shalhoub

He fills us in on ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' shares his latest TV binge, and doles out some fatherly advice

   


Sheryl Lee Ralph

From Broadway to television's 'Abbot Elementary,' the award-winning actress is a singular talent

Lisa Whelchel

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have her ‘Facts of Life’

Mantegna and Sinise

This year, the beloved performers cohosted the National Memorial Day Concert for the 16th time

Jennifer Weiner

Summer’s reigning storyteller shares her inspirations, aspirations and thoughts on the 'beach read' label

   

Cheech Marin

A serious collector of Chicano art, the actor has landed a permanent home to display prized works

Gloria Gaynor

The ‘I Will Survive’ legend celebrated 'A Capitol Fourth' before continuing her international tour

Elin Hilderbrand

As ‘The Hotel Nantucket’ tops best-seller lists, find out what she's got planned for her next chapter

Marcus Samuelsson

The man who created one of Harlem’s beloved anchor restaurants returns for a reboot of ‘Iron Chef’

   

Roy Choi

With a new season of 'Broken Bread' on the menu, the L.A. chef dishes on early influences and guilty indulgences

Lisa Swayze

Patrick's widow is taking action against pancreatic cancer to honor his fight against the deadly disease

Albert Bourla

Pfizer Chairman-CEO and 'Moonshot' author covers the COVID-19 vaccine, his role models and biggest concerns

Gloria Estefan

The musical superstar lands her first starring role in fun ‘Father of the Bride’ movie reboot

   

Pamela Adlon

The ‘Better Things' co-creator is moving on to her next project

Russell Hornsby

‘Black Mafia Family’ star talks about preparing for his next role as boxing promoter Don King

Camryn Manheim

The star of ‘The Practice’ returns to TV in ‘Law & Order’

Ernie Hudson

We got this Ghostbuster's take on 'Afterlife', his costar bucket list, some words of wisdom and more

   

Sharon Gless

The 'Cagney & Lacey' star tells candid stories while revealing the Hollywood of the ’80s in new memoir

Bob Costas

Veteran TV sportscaster covers his favorite Olympics, stand-out interviews, turning 70 and more

John O’Hurley

Best known as 'Seinfeld's J. Peterman and now host of a Thanksgiving TV tradition, he talks canines and comedy in our Q&A

Jorja Fox

The ‘CSI’ returnee loves the vitality of Vegas, but the job? It’s still murder