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  • Mirren FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, Helen Mirren arrives at the 9th annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Mirren will be the recipient of the Career Achievement Award for AARP's Movies for Grownups Awards.The 17th annual Movies for Grownups Awards will premiere on PBS on Feb. 23. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)

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  • Simmons In this Nov. 14, 2017 photo, Kiss frontman Gene Simmons poses for a portrait in New York to promote his book, "On Power." (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)

Thursday, December 07, 2017 1:00 am


Mirren to be honored by AARP

Associated Press

AARP the Magazine says its Movies for Grownups Awards will be televised for the first time next year, when Helen Mirren will receive its lifetime achievement honors.

The magazine announced Wednesday that Mirren will accept the Career Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 5, 2018. The 17th annual Movies for Grownups Awards will premiere on PBS on Feb. 23.

Mirren says she is "greatly honored" by the award, adding that she considers film a high art form and "the ultimate mirror up to nature."

Critic Choice nominees

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War fantasy tale "The Shape of Water" is the leading nominee at the Critics' Choice Awards .

It received 14 nominations, including for best picture, best actress for Sally Hawkins and best director for del Toro. "Call Me By Your Name," ''Dunkirk," ''Lady Bird" and "The Post" each earned eight nominations, including for best picture.

The leading television nominee is FX's "Feud: Bette and Joan," which focused on the rivalry between actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. It earned six nominations, while HBO's "Big Little Lies" and FX's "Fargo" series each earned five. Netflix series earned a leading 20 nominations. The winners will be announced Jan. 11 on The CW.

Simmons pens book

Kiss co-founder and entrepreneur Gene Simmons has a new book out in which he hopes to reveal the principles of being rich and powerful.

There's no quick fix: You're going to have to wake up early, dress better, turn off the TV and study.

"On Power" is part guidebook, part self-help manual, with several profiles of people Simmons thinks we should admire, like Oprah Winfrey and Warren Buffett.

His advice to gaining wealth is simple: Think of a good idea, start a limited liability partnership in your home, use social media and deduct the costs from your taxes.

Senior story?

Do you know a person, age 70 and older, with an interesting story to share about their life? We would love to hear about it for an upcoming feature called "Senior Portraits." Send the person's name, city of residence, a contact number and a brief description about them to Terri Richardson at or The Journal Gazette, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 15. 

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer Bobby Osborne is 86. Actress Ellen Burstyn is 85. Singer Tom Waits is 68. Bassist Tim Butler is 59. Actor Jeffrey Wright is 52. Actor C. Thomas Howell is 51. Actress Kimberly Hebert Gregory is 45. Rapper Kon Artis is 43. Singer Nicole Appleton is 42. Singer Sunny Sweeney is 41. Actress Shiri Appleby is 39. Singer Sara Bareilles is 38. Singer Aaron Carter is 30.