Ask Stacy for Jan. 14-15, 2017

DEAR STACY: "The OA" is my new favorite show. Please help me prove to my friend that the actor who plays Hap is the same actor who played Lucius Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" movies. -- Savannah E., Alhambra, California

DEAR SAVANNAH: Yes, indeed. Liverpool, England-born protean actor Jason Isaacs plays Dr. Hunter Aloysius Percy, "Hap," in the ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Jan. 7-8, 2017

DEAR STACY: I really enjoy "The Expanse" and Thomas Jane. Are they coming back with another season, and if so, when? -- CharCar

DEAR CHARCAR: The Syfy series, which has been called a "Game of Thrones" in space, will be back with a 13-episode second season beginning Feb. 1.


DEAR STACY: Is Deanna Durbin still living? I still think of her ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Dec. 31-Jan. 1, 2016

DEAR STACY: The actor who plays Putin on "Saturday Night Live" deserves cheers (not only Alec Baldwin as Trump). He's hilarious. Please tell more about him. -- Paul-L6

DEAR PAUL-L6: That is 32-year-old Beck Bennett, who joined "SNL" in 2013. Bennett started acting in children's theater in his native Wilmette, Illinois, and continued at the ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Dec. 24-25, 2016

DEAR STACY: Every year "Elf" is one of my must-watches at Christmas time. Any chance there will be a sequel? -- Jackie K., Oakland, California

DEAR JACKIE: "Absolutely not," said Will Ferrell, when asked that question by People magazine a few years ago. Why not? "It would look slightly pathetic if I tried to squeeze back into the 'Elf' tights,"...Read more

Heather Tom Gets Breather After Directing Opioid Addiction Film

It'll be a holiday in Hawaii for Heather Tom and her family this year -- a well-earned and unaccustomed rest for the "Bold and the Beautiful" actress for whom multi-career-tasking is a way of life.

This year, in addition to her ongoing role as Katie Logan on "The Bold and the Beautiful" and her directorial stints on the daytime show, Tom ...Read more

How Can Political Opponents Get Along in Hollywood? Shh!

Who will perform at Donald Trump's inaugural festivities? Despite the most divisive presidential election in memory, chances are there will be some genuine A-listers there. Garth Brooks made it clear last week that he would consider it a politics-free, patriotic honor to play such a gig if he was asked. (Brooks never endorsed a candidate.) ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Dec. 3-4, 2016

DEAR STACY: It looks like that "Access Hollywood" tape hurt Billy Bush's career more than it did Donald Trump's (wink). Seriously, does the ex-"Today Show" guy have any work on the horizon? -- Just Curious

DEAR JUST CURIOUS: It was reported immediately following the election that the conservative Breitbart website was trying to recruit Bush for...Read more

Ask Stacy for Nov. 26-27, 2016

DEAR STACY: We watched the old "Star Trek" episode, "Metamorphosis" and it got us to wondering whatever became of Elinor Donahue, who played the female lead. Is she still with us? -- KS179

DEAR KS179: The popular actress, 79 -- who is also remembered for a plethora of roles including Betty Anderson on "Father Knows Best," Miss Ellie the ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Nov. 19-20, 2016

DEAR STACY: Can you give some background on the actor who plays Mayhem in the Allstate commercials? I'd like to see him in more things. -- Charlotte G., Cedar Rapids, Iowa

DEAR CHARLOTTE: You're talking about New York City native Dean Winters, whose resume includes numerous film and TV roles in addition to his long-running "Mayhem" insurance ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Nov. 12-13, 2016

DEAR STACY: Curious to know whether my friend is right, that Jessica Alba played the young teenage daughter on a "Flipper" remake years ago. -- Barbara G., Winnetka, Illinois

DEAR BARBARA: Yes. Alba started out in show business early on as the star of "Camp Nowhere," "The Secret World of Alex Mac" and the 1995 version of dolphin-centric "...Read more

Ask Stacy for Nov. 5-6, 2016

DEAR STACY: Kate McKinnon is outstanding as Hillary Clinton on "Saturday Night Live," along with her other work on the show. What else does she have coming up? -- Ira L., New Haven, Connecticut

DEAR IRA: Dec. 9 will see the release of "Office Christmas Party," in which Jennifer Aniston plays a CEO who threatens to shut down a branch of the ...Read more

Busy Times for 'Major Crimes' Phillip P. Keene

While "Major Crimes" fans have been waiting out answers from the midseason cliffhanger, the show's charming Buzz Watson -- Phillip P. Keene -- has been busy indeed.

He and James Duff have been off on a trip celebrating their third wedding anniversary. (Duff, creator of "The Closer" as well as "Major Crimes," has been his partner since 1993.) ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Oct. 22-23, 2016

DEAR STACY: Remembering Arsenio Hall on "Celebrity Apprentice" and how great it was for his career, I was wondering whether he's weighed in on candidate Donald Trump? -- Harriet R., St. Paul, Minnesota

DEAR HARRIET: According to his Twitter feed, Hall is a "Republicrat" who is so dismayed by the choice of Presidential candidates this year, he ...Read more

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