DEAR STACY: Please settle a trivial question. The actress who plays Ursula the Sea Witch on "Once Upon a Time" -- I believe she was on a show called "Summerland" years ago. Am I right? -- L.W., Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
DEAR L.W.: Yes, Merrin Dungey played Susannah, best friend of Lori Laughlin's character on the show about a clothing designer ...Read more
If you've seen any of the HBO promos for Dwayne Johnson's June 21-debuting "Ballers," you know the half-hour dramedy about a retired pro football player looks like a high octane, chest thumping, head bumping, heart pumping, flash-with-cash testosterone fiesta.
Jazmyn Simon is the sole female star in the cast of the show, a position that could...Read more
DEAR STACY: What is Jay Leno up to these days? -- RobinT, Youngstown, Ohio
DEAR ROBIN: The former "Tonight Show" host and once and always car lover is busy with his "Jay Leno's Garage" hit web/TV series. You can find it on NBC.com. He also keeps doing his comedy thing with standup shows in Las Vegas and elsewhere. Among his upcoming dates is a ...Read more
Kristin Wiig is one of the hottest celebrity commodities around these days, but if you happened to catch "Ellen" the other day when Wiig made her latest visit to the show, you know she wasn't always the pinnacle of good looks and style. The former "Saturday Night Live" star showed off an embarrassing childhood photo of a mop full of dark curls...Read more
DEAR STACY: Is that Tim Allen in the Michigan commercial? It sounds like it, but not exactly. -- Gloria A., San Bernardino, California
DEAR GLORIA: Yes, Tim has been doing the Pure Michigan ads for years. If his voice sounds a little different, credit the director on his initial commercials. The star told Ad Age in 2009 that "he knew what he ...Read more
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." actor J. August Richards is a walking testimony to the power of perseverance.
Last year found him shuttling between Los Angeles, Vancouver and Montreal to work on four different series -- "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," Lifetime's post-apocalyptic drama "The Lottery," Bravo's "Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce" and ABC's...Read more
DEAR STACY: Andre on "Empire" is hot! Please tell about the actor who plays him, age, where else we can see him, married, etc. -- Trinity_L
DEAR TRINITY_L: Thirty-one-year-old, Kansas City, Kansas, native Trai Byers is single, and, if we are to believe gossip mag reports, dating co-star Grace Gealey, who plays Anika. He is a graduate of the ...Read more
DEAR STACY: Please tell about Juan Pablo di Pace, the "even hotter Jesus" of "A.D." Also, what happened to the last "hot Jesus," the actor from the "The Bible"? -- Lisa R., Chesterfield, Missouri.
DEAR LISA: Di Pace, a 35-year-old Buenos Aires native, is remembered as billionaire businessman Nicolas Trevino in TNT's recent edition of "Dallas....Read more
Universal Revelations [Kindle Edition]R. L. Ransom
Mankind has always suspected that they were not alone in the universe. Whether they were ready for positive proof or not, was another matter. Two alien races with differing opinions of how to interpret a looming fate, rush to manipulate the outcome. As a result of ...
"Nashville" wrapped shooting on its third season this month, with "everyone excited for a fourth season and feeling positive about going on." At least, that's according to the series' Nick Jandl, who is known to fans of the show as Dr. Caleb Rand, a.k.a. he who is simultaneously the boyfriend of music starlet Scarlett (Clare Bowen) and the M.D...Read more
"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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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