DEAR STACY: What is Billy Crystal up to lately? I miss him. -- Fran
DEAR FRAN: The funnyman, who will be honored with the Friars' Club Entertainment Icon Award on Nov. 12, is working to launch a new play he has written with Quinton Peeples, called "Have a Nice Day." He is going to do a live reading for Audible on Oct. 7 with Annette Bening and ...Read more
DEAR STACY: I went to a "Sound of Music" singalong recently and fell in love with Julie Andrews all over again. What is she up to these days? -- Norm
DEAR NORM: The 82-year-old icon doesn't have a film or TV project in the pipeline as of this writing, but that will likely change before long; she stays fairly busy with her work, both in ...Read more
DEAR STACY: What can you tell us about the new "Grinch" movie? Why did they make it? -- T.D.
DEAR T.D.: "The Grinch," with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, is due Nov. 9 from Universal. It is not merely a retelling of the famous Dr. Suess tale that became an animated TV classic with Boris Karloff in 1966, and a big-screen live-action hit...Read more
DEAR STACY: Is Donald Glover's other name, Childish Gambino, a reference to the mafia crime family run by John Gotti? What's the story? -- Rachel B., Agoura Hills, California
DEAR RACHEL: The story behind Glover's stage name is not nearly so deliberate. "Childish Gambino" is what happened to come out of a Wu-Tang Clan website name generator ...Read more
DEAR STACY: Wasn't there going to be a gender swap version of "Splash" with Channing Tatum as a merman? Whatever happened to that? -- Channing Fan
DEAR FAN: Announced in 2016, the Disney flick was expected to star Jillian Bell of "Workaholics" in the film version of Tom Hanks' old role. As of yet, it's in development and there is no production ...Read more
DEAR STACY: What is Bonnie Hunt up to these days? -- D.R.
DEAR D.R.: The actress-writer-director and former daytime talk show host plays New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott in "Escape at Dannemora," a Showtime miniseries premiering Nov. 18. Directed by Ben Stiller, it's about the notorious 2015 Upstate New York prison break ...Read more
DEAR STACY: What's become of Tracy Nelson? She was so funny in "Seinfeld." -- Diane
DEAR DIANE: At 54, Nelson is a survivor in the truest sense of the word as well as the pop cultural sense. She fought three types of cancer, (Hodgkins lymphoma, thyroid and breast cancer), and has been an active spokesperson for cancer research as well as a ...Read more
DEAR STACY: What's up with Tobey Maguire? It's been years since I've seen him acting in anything. -- Stephanie D.
DEAR STEPHANIE: Certainly he hasn't been as visible as he was in his "Spider-Man" days. Maguire had a voice role in last year's "Boss Baby." In 2015, he had the big screen "Pawn Sacrifice," as chess champion Bobby Fischer. And in ...Read more
DEAR STACY: Is Sarah Michelle Gellar involved in the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" reboot? What is she doing these days? -- MonMon
DEAR MonMon: It's too soon to know whether there might be a cameo or even a bigger part for the actress who starred as the title character for seven seasons of the show that wrapped its run in 2003. However, the ...Read more
Maggie Gyllenhaal has a crowded list of things to do, topped by her HBO series, "The Deuce," for which she is now a producer. Still, the actress found the time to co-create the viral video going under the hashtag #MyNameisMirian.
This is the video, released to the internet last week, in which more than 30 celebrities read from a sworn ...Read more
DEAR STACY: Can you give an update on "The Property Brothers" personally and professionally? -- D.J.
DEAR D.J.: Those resplendent renovating twins, Drew and Jonathan Scott, will begin filming the seventh season of their "Property Brothers" and sixth season of their "Buying and Selling" in Calgary in September. It's been a significant year for ...Read more
DEAR STACY: Who are the biggest Twitter users among celebrities? -- L.M.
DEAR L.M.: Hmm. If you mean multiple accounts with many tweets related to selling product, then the list is going to have Kardashians at the top. If you mean celebrities who tweet their own observations and news out to the world on a regular basis, that list has Cher, ...Read more
DEAR STACY: How do they plan to make "Roseanne" without Roseanne? What did they have to give her to let them do this? -- Sunny
DEAR SUNNY: It was a one-time payment, the amount of which has been kept under wraps. The star, whose racist and bizarre statements on Twitter caused a summary cancellation of her successful series reboot, agreed to ...Read more