DEAR STACY: I was surprised to see Lita Ford on "Chopped." What else has she been up to? -- Benjyxyz
DEAR BENJIXYZ: The woman who rose to fame as lead guitarist for The Runaways has been busy performing and recording again since 2009, when she released the album "Wicked Wonderland" -- after almost 15 years of putting her career on the back ...Read more
DEAR STACY: What is Simon Baker of "The Mentalist" doing lately? -- Maura P., Las Vegas, Nevada
DEAR MAURA: The Aussie star recently finished directing his first feature film, "Breath," based on Tim Winton's best-selling novel that's set in mid-70s Australia. He plays the adventurer who pushes two teenage boys to take risks in the tale that ...Read more
DEAR STACY: I can't wait for Ryan Murphy's movie about the feud between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, with Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon starring. When is it expected? Any other news about cast and such? -- Margie_W
DEAR MARGIE_W: The eight-episode "Feud" miniseries (part of a planned anthology ala "American Horror Story") is due sometime ...Read more
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young, said Henry Ford. Mounting a one-man show certainly requires a young mind -- which is why, even though he's had 88 birthdays, actor Paul Dooley remains on the sunny side of the youth divide.
Dooley, whose accomplishments range from playing some 30 movie dads (for onscreen offspring the ...Read more
DEAR STACY: What's new with Brenda Song? Is she still dating Miley Cyrus' brother? -- Jamie W., Allentown, Pennsylvania
DEAR JAMIE: Brenda is in the cast of "Pure Genius," an upcoming CBS medical drama set in Silicon Valley, starring Dermot Mulroney and Augustus Pew -- from "Parenthood" creator Jason Katims. Stay tuned for when it will be ...Read more
"Eastside Heartbeats: A New Rock 'N' Roll Musical" has been playing to packed houses in its back-by-popular-demand run in East Los Angeles' CASA 0101 Theater. Judging by the response to the show, it's likely to make its way out to the bigger world -- not unlike the Chicano band at the heart of the story, a 1965 collective of young guys in ...Read more
DEAR STACY: Any truth to the story that Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers will get back into the ring as their younger characters, Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed, in the sequel to "Creed"? A friend told me this and I find it very hard to believe. - Jay B., Ontario, California
DEAR JAY: Stallone was talking about doing just that back in ...Read more
"Dancing With the Stars" pro and ballroom dance great Edyta Sliwinska is thinking of adding book authorship to her professional repertoire. She's been managing to keep up her career -- not to mention her great physical shape -- while being a fully engaged mother to her and husband Alec Mazo's 2-year-old son, Michael.
"I know I'm not a writer,...Read more
Vengeance ObtainedEric M Gore
Marcel Dekrey, angel of The Lord and nine-hundred year old vampire, is a double agent in service to The Most High God. Marcel learns a recent attack was orchestrated by his enemy, Stefano The Gouge, to enact a ritual found in an ancient artifact; The Book of the Dead.
The ritual ...
DEAR STACY: What has Mackenzie Phillips been doing lately? It seems she pretty much dropped out of sight after her bombshell revelation of incest with her father. -- Lauren G., San Luis Obispo, California
DEAR LAUREN: Not so. Phillips has done TV shows (including "Criminal Minds" and "Hot in Cleveland") and other acting work since her ...Read more
It must be getting hard for Coleeta Lewis not to notice Tiffany Haddish by now. Haddish plays saucy Nekeisha in the "The Charmichael Show," comic Jerrod Charmichael's critcally admired sitcom. The NBC offering became a bona fide hit last summer when it debuted and it's even bigger now, following the ratings rocking "Little Big Shots."
So ...Read more
The death of baby boomer icon Patty Duke last week at age 69 has left many of us with a sense of personal loss. The last time we spoke, in 2013, she had just completed a guesting on "Glee" in which she and Meredith Baxter played a lesbian couple. She loved the experience for several reasons -- as a supporter of the gay community, as one who ...Read more
DEAR STACY: Every time I sit down to watch TV, there is Jennifer Lopez in yet another commercial. Any idea how much she's making from all that? -- Scoooter
DEAR SCOOOTER: Billboard pegged her cash flow at an astonishing $40 million-plus a couple years back, including $17.5 million from "American Idol," $13.3 million from Coty fragrances, $6 ...Read more