Have you heard? With "Castle" going into its eighth season, the show is undergoing some changes in hopes of keeping it fresh: freewheeling mystery novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) is getting a new partner, while Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) becomes captain of the 12th precinct. The producers assure us that making Beckett into Castle's ...Read more
DEAR STACY: I enjoy watching "The Kitchen" on Food Network, especially beautiful Katie Lee. Please give some background on her. -- LG1648
DEAR LG1648: Lee's eclectic life encompasses her 2004-2010 marriage to 23-years-older music superstar Billy Joel, her study at The British Institute of Florence, Italy, her authorship of cookbooks ("The ...Read more
Filmmaker Joe Dante has seen some of his work reach new heights of popularity well after the conclusion of their theatrical runs. His "The 'Burbs," Tom Hanks starrer, for example, "didn't set the world on fire when it was new," he says -- though the black comedy involving very bad neighbors and a lot of paranoia debuted at No. 1 at the box ...Read more
DEAR STACY: What is Connie Sellecca doing these days, besides being married to John Tesh? She used to be so big in the 80s. -- Jordan M., Warren, Ohio
DEAR JORDAN: Sellecca has been hosting the syndicated weekend radio show, "Intelligence for Your Health" -- and as of Sept. 15 she will be seen co-hosting a syndicated television show, "...Read more
The broadcast and cable networks and Internet streaming outlets have wrapped up the 17-day promote-athon known as the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. Many shows were touted by many creators and stars in many panels and parties -- so many, it was easy to get lost in the swirl of it all. So here's a blitz recap of 10 of this ...Read more
DEAR STACY: What is Maggie Q up to nowadays, besides being engaged to Dylan McDermott? Also, what is her ethnic background? I think she's amazing. -- JNO4
DEAR JNO4: The "Nikita" actress is in the sequel to "Divergent" -- "Insurgent" -- which was recently released on Blu-ray and DVD. She has also wrapped the third installment of the franchise, ...Read more
Puberty will loom large, big hair will be an issue, and "Thriller" will not be given an homage when "The Goldbergs" return for their third season on ABC. Those were a few of the topics in the wide-ranging and very funny panel featuring series creator and executive producer Adam Goldberg and the cast of his 1980s sitcom at the current ...Read more
DEAR STACY: Can you give some information about what Asa Butterfield is up to lately? He was amazing in "Ender's Game." -- MJDjordan1
DEAR MJDJORDAN1: The gifted 18-year-old - also remembered for such films as "Hugo" and "Nanny McPhee" -- has quite a few projects in play. Aug. 14 will see the limited theatrical/video-on-demand release of his ...Read more
Die Grief ( The Griffin )Jon Court
The Third Reich is dying. A group of Nazis, the Grief, plan to steal a fortune. Six pairs of identical twins, victims of experiments in the Jena Concentration Camp, are only clues to the location. Twenty years later, one by one, they are being killed for the secret.
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To look at Alyson Stoner's resume, you'd never think she was just 21. The actress-on-the-rise has credits aplenty for someone years older than she -- the "Step Up" film franchise, "Cheaper by the Dozen" and the "Camp Rock" movies, her years on the Disney Channel's "Suite Life of Zack & Cody," plus her dance career working with names including ...Read more
"THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL": Devastated by Aly's death after she "slipped," Thorne demands answers from Steffy. Thorne is furious when during the eulogy Ridge makes negative remarks about Aly. Ridge and Quinn work together to match a necklace with a dress. He lets her know that Thomas would like to be a permanent fixture in the Los Angeles ...Read more
DEAR STACY: I think JoAnna Garcia is great as Betty Grissom in "The Astronaut Wives Club." I used to watch her in "Reba." Can you give some background on her, whether she has a family, what else she's been up to since "Reba"? -- Pam M., Santa Clarita, California
DEAR PAM: JoAnna Garcia Swisher wed Cleveland Indians outfielder and first baseman ...Read more
Whatever you think of Nicki Minaj's complaints about her "Anaconda" being snubbed in the Video of the Year category of this year's MTV Video Music Awards, you must agree the curvaceous rapper and Twittermeister deserves an award for drawing attention to herself and getting people talking.
She has a point, you know. What video this past year ...Read more
DEAR STACY: Can you tell me whatever happened in that case where Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on "Saved by the Bell," was accused of stabbing someone in a bar? -- SBTB Fan, St. Petersburg, Florida
DEAR SBTB FAN: Dustin Diamond was convicted in May of two misdemeanors, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct, in the wake of a ...Read more
Last week, Leonardo DiCaprio's Foundation gave a collection of environmental organizations a combined $15 million in grants. Groups that benefited include Amazon Watch, Tree People, Save the Elephants and World Wildlife Fund. Last month, at the U.S. State Department's "Our Ocean" conference, DiCaprio announced $7 million from his Foundation in...Read more
DEAR STACY: I loved David Henrie on "Wizards of Waverly Place." What is he up to these days? Is he married? -- Valgrn8
DEAR VALGRN8: Henrie is supposed to play the young Ronald Reagan in a forthcoming independent feature, "Reagan: The Movie," including Reagan's lifeguard days, which inspired the 25-year-old actor to exclaim via Twitter. "Oh, ...Read more
With his "It Won't Always Be This Great" novel drawing widespread acclaim, former "Seinfeld" writer Peter Mehlman acknowledges he's getting nibbles from Hollywood types interested in turning the darkly comedic tale into a movie. His feeling on that: "If that happens, fine, but the goal was to write a novel -- not to write a novel and have it ...Read more
DEAR STACY: Whatever became of Amy Locane who was so great in "Cry-Baby" with Johnny Depp? -- Carl S., Warren, Ohio
DEAR CARL: Amy Locane-Bovenizer was convicted of vehicular homicide in the wake of a June, 2010 accident that left a woman dead and her husband severely injured -- when her blood alcohol level was three times the limit. She was ...Read more
The man who puts the rump in Trump just can't stop burnishing his outrageous statements. "Someone is doing the raping," Donald Trump explained to Don Lemon last week on "CNN Tonight," attempting to magically transform an irrelevant story about attacks on Central American immigrant women into evidence supporting his earlier inflammatory remarks...Read more
DEAR STACY: Curtis Stone is my favorite of the reality-show celebrity chefs. How about some background? -- Jana W., Santa Ana, Calif.
DEAR JANA: The Australian super-chef is married to actress Lindsay Price ("Beverly Hills, 90210"), and they have two sons, ages 4 and 10 months. He hails from Melbourne, where he began cooking with his ...Read more
Have you noticed that the gossip mill has been full of celebrities-caught-cheating stories of late, of varying degrees of veracity? There's Patrick Schwarzenegger's purportedly cheating on Miley Cyrus and vice versa. Chris Martin's perhaps cheating on Jennifer Lawrence. Kourtney Kardashian baby daddy Scott Disick's flaunting his cheating ways --...Read more