John Pyper-Ferguson Sets Sail on 'The Last Ship'

"Heads are going to roll this season," reports "The Last Ship's" John Pyper-Ferguson. According to him, in season two of TNT's hit post-apocalyptic series, launching June 21, "Not everyone makes it. It's good for the drama that there's only a certain level of safety -- for anyone."

Pyper-Ferguson, a.k.a. fan favorite Tex Nolan, tells us that ...Read more

Ask Stacy for April 18-19, 2015

DEAR STACY: Are there still Muscular Dystrophy telethons? It seems that after Jerry Lewis was (unforgivably) pushed aside, they had one big event and then they were done. -- Teresa W., Redondo Beach, CA

DEAR TERESA: After Lewis' run with his famous MDA Labor Day Telethon -- from 1966 to 2010 -- there began the MDA Show of Strength. It was ...Read more

Last Call for 'Late Show' With David Letterman Bud Tom Dreesen

Comedian Tom Dreesen is feeling bittersweet about his last "Late Show" visit with old pal David Letterman, which is coming up Thursday (4/16). "We've known each other since 1975, and we were two young comics at the Comedy Store," he says, referring to the famed L.A. nightery. Jay Leno was there, he remembers, and Robin Williams and Michael ...Read more

Ask Stacy for April 11-12, 2015

DEAR STACY: After seeing "Cinderella," my friend insists that Lily James' waist was made that small by computer tricks. I don't think so. Who is right? -- JuanitaS14

DEAR JUANITAS14: Both James and director Kenneth Branagh deny any claim of post-production alteration. The 25-year-old British actress' waist has been reported as 17" and as 22" --...Read more

Words of Wisdom From Betty White

Betty White will be adding to her vast array of awards April 26, when the 93-year-old national treasure will be granted Lifetime Achievement honors at the Daytime Emmys. She already has seven Emmy statuettes and a place in the TV Academy's Hall of Fame, so the "Hot in Cleveland" star has plenty of practice at gracious acceptance speeches.

She's...Read more

Ask Stacy for April 4-5, 2015

DEAR STACY: What's up with William Petersen? -- E.A., Huntington, West Virginia

DEAR E.A.: The former "CSI" star has been set to return to TV, joining the WGN America series, "Manhattan" in its second season. He will play the new ranking military officer at Los Alamos in the drama set against the backdrop of the U.S.' push to build the first ...Read more

Actress-Playwright Regina Taylor: Times of Change and Drama

Esteemed actress-playwright Regina Taylor believes, "There are enormous, astronomical changes underway at this moment. We can't trust the ground that we stand on, can't trust that something here today will be here tomorrow. There are technological changes, economic changes, social changes -- race, gender, sexuality."

These massive shifts led ...Read more

Ask Stacy for March 28-29, 2015

DEAR STACY: I watched Diane Sawyer's "Sound of Music" special on "20/20" and enjoyed it immensely. However, it left me wondering about Eleanor Parker, who was not mentioned. She was perfect in her performance as the baroness. -- VM1200, Spokane, Washington

DEAR VM1200: Parker died of pneumonia at age 91 in December of 2013. She retired from her...Read more

Sorry celebrities shoot (their mouths off) first, regret later

Have you heard? After a string of outrageous outbursts -- including awards show meltdowns in which he stormed the stages and insisted that 1) Gretchen Wilson, 2) Taylor Swift, 3) Justice and Simian, and 4) Beck were unworthy winners -- Kanye West is being deemed unworthy himself. A Kanye non-fan in the UK named Neil Lonsdale has an online ...Read more

Ask Stacy for March 21-22, 2015

DEAR STACY: Is Lisa Weil of "How to Get Away With Murder" the same actress who used to play Paris on "Gilmore Girls"? I say yes, but my sister disagrees. Also, can you give some background on her? -- Hayley F., Huntington, West Virginia

DEAR HAYLEY: That's Liza Weil, and yes, she played Paris Geller on "Gilmore Girls" (a role written ...Read more

Hunter King Stirs Sympathy for the Bully

Interested in starting a conversation about bullying? "A Girl Like Her" gets up close -- very, very close -- and personal with a mean high school girl who bullies a classmate into constant suffering, employing in-your-face docu-style camera techniques that make you feel as if you're there.

"At first I really was hesitant. It was a big choice ...Read more

Ask Stacy for March 14, 2015

DEAR STACY: I know Hugh Laurie has been busy with his music for some time, but when is he going to get back to acting? -- Longtime "House" Fan, St. Louis, Missouri

DEAR FAN: Laurie will be gracing big screens and small screens very soon. He's in Disney's May 22 release, "Tomorrowland," starring George Clooney. He has a recurring character -- ...Read more

Joe Morton, Dick Gregory and Black Santa

When Joe Morton isn't busy playing his show stopping "Scandal" character of black ops mastermind/domineering patriarch Rowan "Poppa" Pope, the esteemed actor is getting ready to play groundbreaking comedian Dick Gregory in "Turn Me Loose," an off-Broadway play written by Gretchen Law and directed by John Gould Rubin.

The play has him "on the ...Read more

Ask Stacy for March 7, 2015

DEAR STACY: My friend says that Julian Fellowes announced that next season's "Downton Abbey" shows would be the series' finale. But I think that's just speculation and no such announcement has been made. I didn't find one when I looked. Can you please provide information? -- "Downton" Fan, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

DEAR FAN: I can tell you that, as of...Read more

Gary Owens' Legacy of Charity and Humor

It won't be surprising if tribute is paid to Gary Owens when this year's Carousel of Hope gala for the Children's Diabetes Foundation rolls around. The late, great announcer of "Laugh-In" lore and "Roger Ramjet" renown was a long-time supporter of the Foundation, and indeed, his family requested donations to the Foundation be made in lieu of ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Feb. 28 - March 1, 2015

DEAR STACY: Can you tell what TV shows or movies I've seen Ta'Rhonda Jones in before? She plays Porsha, Cookie's personal assistant, on "Empire" and she's dynamite. -- F.G., Bloomfield, New Jersey

DEAR F.G.: On a plane or at the grocery store, perhaps? Chicago native Jones counts "Empire" as her first professional acting gig. She went from a ...Read more

Oscars 2015, Backstage Interview Notebook

Eddie Redmayne enjoyed being in a weird dream, Julianne Moore gushed about her husband, and Patricia Arquette honored Meryl Streep in backstage interviews at the 87th Academy Awards.

"It just felt like a euphoria really, an extraordinary euphoria," said best actor winner Redmayne, describing the feeling of hearing his name called and ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Feb, 21-22, 2015

DEAR STACY: I miss "Raising Hope." What is Lucas Neff doing now? -- Lorrie B., Cedar Rapids, Iowa

DEAR LORRIE: The actor is doing voice work -- the lead character, in fact -- in Pixar's upcoming animated movie, "The Good Dinosaur," due for Nov. 25 release. When not acting, Neff may well be honing his craft as a playwright. His "The Last Duck" ...Read more

'Cristela's' Sexy Carlos Ponce Is Here, There, Everywhere

The "Cristela" team is staying optimistic about its future, though the fledgling ABC series starring funny lady Cristela Alonzo is widely considered to be on the bubble. "We're recording our last few episodes of season one," notes the show's sexy Carlos Ponce. "We're very optimistic in general. Everybody's happy with the achievement, and we're...Read more

Ask Stacy for Feb. 14-15, 2015

DEAR STACY: What has Sarah Michelle Gellar been up to? I was sorry to see "The Crazy Ones" get cancelled, and then of course to lose Robin Williams was such a tragedy. - Marcia W., Albuquerque, New Mexico

DEAR MARCIA: Gellar, whose "Veronika Decides to Die" chiller was recently released on VOD and in select theaters, has been having some fun ...Read more

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