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DEAR STACY: I enjoyed the new show "Champions" -- especially Andy Favreau, who plays the beefcake uncle character. Is he by chance related to Jon Favreau? --bcswinkle

DEAR bcswinkle: Andy, 33, is the younger brother of Jon Favreau, who was White House Director of Speechwriting for Barack Obama -- as opposed to Jon Favreau, the 51-year-old ...Read more

Ask Stacy for March 17-18, 2018

DEAR STACY: Can you tell me whether Katy Perry and Josh Groban were once romantically involved, as a friend at work says? -- VML, Baltimore

DEAR VML: Last summer, in a conversation with James Corden, Perry ID'd Groban as the inspiration for her 2010 song, "The One that Got Away." Corden had asked her to rank her famous beaus (Orlando Bloom, ...Read more

Ask Stacy for March 10-11, 2018

DEAR STACY: Would like to get a lineup of all the "Saturday Night Live" actors who played U.S. presidents, besides Alec Baldwin as Trump and Will Farrell as George Bush, of course. My girlfriend and I can't remember who even played Obama. Thanks! -- Paul H., Chandler, Arizona

DEAR PAUL: Both Jay Pharoah and Fred Armisen did their Obama best, ...Read more

Ask Stacy for March 3-4, 2018

DEAR STACY: I heard that they're making a new version of "Magnum, P.I." Please tell me Tom Selleck is involved! That was my favorite show back in the '80s. -- Jennifer S., Valencia, California

DEAR JENNIFER: Sorry, but no, Selleck is not part of CBS's planned "Magnum, P.I." reboot. Jay Hernandez of "Suicide Squad," "Bad Moms" and "Bright" is ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Feb. 24-25, 2018

DEAR STACY: Yara Shahidi is so beautiful. My boyfriend and I can't help but be curious about her ethnic background. How about some details? -- Yasmine S., Granada Hills, California

DEAR YASMINE: The 18-year-old actress who plays Zoey Johnson on "Black-ish" and the new "Grown-ish" is African American and Choctaw on her mother's side, and Iranian...Read more

Ask Stacy for Feb. 17-18, 2018

DEAR STACY: What's ahead for Milo Ventimiglia, now that Jack's death has been revealed on "This is Us"? -- Wayamos

DEAR Wayamos: First, as Ventimiglia and others have made clear, Jack will be as much of a presence on the time-hopping primetime serial as ever -- with the possibility of more of the character's background being revealed. Meanwhile...Read more

Ask Stacy for Feb. 10-11, 2018

DEAR STACY: I loved, loved, LOVED "Bright"! A friend at work said there is going to be a sequel. Any details? -- Georgia B., San Francisco

DEAR GEORGIA: Netflix is indeed plotting a follow-up to its $90 million "Bright," an international hit that the Nielsen Ratings folks say would have been a Top 10 box office blockbuster had it been released ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Feb. 3-4, 2018

DEAR STACY: Please resolve an issue that came up in our quilting group. Which was the most highly watched Inauguration Day in terms of TV ratings? My friend says Donald Trump but I believe she is wrong. -- June R., Chattanooga, Tennessee

DEAR JUNE: Going strictly by Neilsen TV research, Ronald Reagan's 1981 inaugural is tops, with 41.8 million ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Jan. 27-28, 2018

DEAR STACY: My mom and I are addicted to "The Crown." We'd like to know if any word has leaked out as to whether the real Queen Elizabeth has seen any of it and if she likes it. -- Robyn A., Fullerton, California

DEAR ROBYN: There have been secondhand reports filtering out of Buckingham Palace that Queen Elizabeth has watched at least some of ...Read more

Ask Stacy for January 20-21, 2018

DEAR STACY: Is Piers Morgan really a close friend of Donald Trump? -- JasonH77

DEAR JASONH77: I can't say how close they may or may not have been, but I can say that Morgan, the winner of 2008's "Celebrity Apprentice," has defended his long-standing friendship with Trump many times. That is despite the "Good Morning Britain" host's ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Jan. 13-14, 2018

DEAR STACY: I watched "Victoria and Abdul" on a recent flight and found the Indian actor who plays Abdul just delightful. Can you tell me about him? Is he married? Where else can we see him? -- Betszee13

DEAR Betszee13: Ali Fazal, 31, hails from Lucknow in Northern India. The 2014 "Most Desirable Man" designee by the Times of India, he is not ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Jan. 6-7, 2017

DEAR STACY: When is "Riverdale" returning, and is there any more news about K.J. Apa's car crash last year? -- ArchieFan

DEAR ArchieFan: The popular series, based on Archie comic books, returns to The CW Jan. 17. KJ's car was totaled last September near Vancouver, when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel and wound up hitting a light pole. He...Read more

Ask Stacy for Dec. 30-31, 2017

DEAR STACY: Sam Rockwell was just outstanding in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." I hope he wins an Oscar for it. Now my question. I say he was a juvenile actor. My friend disputes me. Who is right? -- HeyRayB

DEAR HeyRayB: The son of two actors, Rockwell did make his stage debut at age 10, in an improv comedy sketch starring his ...Read more

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DEAR STACY: Is anyone still alive from the cast of "It's a Wonderful Life"? -- Karen G., Thousand Oaks, California

DEAR KAREN: Yes, former child actors seen in the 72-year-old Christmas classic survive today, including "Zuzu," Karolyn Grimes, "Janey," Carol Coombs, and "Tommy," Jimmy Hawkins. Interviewed by MSNBC a couple of years ago, the now-...Read more


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