Scott Bakula's 'NCIS: New Orleans' Riding High After Tough Road

Things are very nice indeed for Scott Bakula these days. His "NCIS: New Orleans" earned the distinction of being the most-watched new series of last season. Folks in the Big Easy have taken to the show to the point "It's a love fest. ... It's like we have the key to the city," says the star.

But it was anything but easy to get here.

With ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Sept. 19-20, 2015

DEAR STACY: Can you give the status of the "Coach" series reboot? I was so excited about the idea that Craig T. Nelson was bringing back one of my favorite shows, only to hear it wasn't going to happen after all at NBC -- only to hear that it might return somewhere else. Is that true? -- Kari R., Cedar Rapids, Iowa

DEAR KARI: Although Nelson ...Read more

Keke Palmer Added to Roster of Virginal-to-Vixenish Stars

Although 22-year-old Keke Palmer has been looking increasingly alluring at awards shows and such in the past couple of years, the former child actress has taken it to a new level with her October spread in Maxim. Sexy, not trashy, the photos of Keke in a barely there bodysuit and in undies and socks have been hailed with cries of "Damn!" ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Sept. 12-13, 2015

DEAR STACY: Seeing Jamie Lee Curtis on "Scream Queens," I commented to my husband that I thought she had retired. He disagreed with me. Now I must have proof that my memory is still keen. Please help -- Rose G., San Antonio, Texas

DEAR ROSE: I can't vouch the keenness of your entire memory, but in this matter you're correct. In 2006, Jamie Lee ...Read more

Dylan Baker Latest to Join Celebs Who Do That Derring-Do That They Do So Well

Last week, "The Good Wife" and "Selma" actor Dylan Baker acted out a heroic scene for real when he attempted to rescue his elderly neighbor from a high-rise fire in Hell's Kitchen in Manhattan. On the 33rd floor of a 46-floor building, he banged on the neighbor's door, shouting her name. Then he opened her door. "I was surprised to find it ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Sept. 5-6, 2015

DEAR STACY: My friend says that the actor who used to play Miley Cyrus' brother on "Hannah Montana" is much older than people think. Is that true? What is he up to these days? -- Brianne L., Warren, Ohio

DEAR BRIANNE: Jason Earles, now on the Disney XD series "Kickin' It," was born in April of 1977, making him 38. He was already over 30 when he...Read more

Castle's New Partner, Toks Olagundoye

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

Ask Stacy for August 29-30, 2015

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

A Visit to 'Innerspace' With Joe Dante

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

Ask Stacy for Aug. 22-23, 2015

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

Remakes, Breakups and Bad Blood Highlight News Out of Summer Press Tour 2015

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

Ask Stacy for Aug. 15-16, 2015

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

It's All About 'The Goldbergs' Rollicking Panel at TCA

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

Ask Stacy for Aug. 8-9, 2015

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

Alyson Stoner Talks 'Sugar Babies' and More

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

Lynda Hirsch on Soaps

"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

Ask Stacy for Aug, 1-2, 2015

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

Nicki Minaj and the Value of Celebrity Feuding

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

Ask Stacy for July 25-26, 2015

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

DiCaprio and Other Celebrity Do-Gooders Keep the Giving Going in Spite of the Haters

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

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