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Ask Stacy for Feb. 11-12, 2017

DEAR STACY: I used to watch "Drop Dead Diva" and enjoyed it very much. What is the star of that series doing these days? -- Paul_b_T

DEAR PAUL_b_T: Brooke Elliott, who starred in "Drop Dead Diva" for six years, is soon to make a CBS pilot with Katey Sagal and Swoosie Kurtz, according to The Hollywood Reporter. An adaptation of Australia's "...Read more

Ask Stacy for Release Feb. 4-5, 2017

DEAR STACY: Our family watched "The Incredibles" for maybe the 10th time the other day. Isn't there a sequel on the way? When? -- Sweeden16

DEAR SWEEDEN16: Patience required. The "Incredibles" superhero family is set to return to movie theaters June 21 ... 2019. Samuel L. Jackson has happily announced that he is also back as that ice thrusting ...Read more

'Olympic Pride' Inspiring in Turbulent Times

When filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper began work on her excellent, moving film, "Olympic Pride, American Prejudice" -- about the 18 African-American athletes who braved Hitler's Germany to compete in the 1936 Olympics -- it felt like the documentary could be a celebration. The athletes' grit and courage in the face of racism at home and overseas...Read more

Ask Stacy for Jan. 21-22, 2017

DEAR STACY: Selena Gomez was on Instagram talking about a "Wizards of Waverly Place" reunion. Any update? -- CYKellye

DEAR CYKELLYE: After the actress/singer -- and her former sitcom brother, David Henrie -- expressed interest in getting the "Wizards" team back together, show creator Todd J. Greenwald chimed in, tweeting about how he could ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Jan. 14-15, 2017

DEAR STACY: "The OA" is my new favorite show. Please help me prove to my friend that the actor who plays Hap is the same actor who played Lucius Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" movies. -- Savannah E., Alhambra, California

DEAR SAVANNAH: Yes, indeed. Liverpool, England-born protean actor Jason Isaacs plays Dr. Hunter Aloysius Percy, "Hap," in the ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Jan. 7-8, 2017

DEAR STACY: I really enjoy "The Expanse" and Thomas Jane. Are they coming back with another season, and if so, when? -- CharCar

DEAR CHARCAR: The Syfy series, which has been called a "Game of Thrones" in space, will be back with a 13-episode second season beginning Feb. 1.

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DEAR STACY: Is Deanna Durbin still living? I still think of her ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Dec. 31-Jan. 1, 2016

DEAR STACY: The actor who plays Putin on "Saturday Night Live" deserves cheers (not only Alec Baldwin as Trump). He's hilarious. Please tell more about him. -- Paul-L6

DEAR PAUL-L6: That is 32-year-old Beck Bennett, who joined "SNL" in 2013. Bennett started acting in children's theater in his native Wilmette, Illinois, and continued at the ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Dec. 24-25, 2016

DEAR STACY: Every year "Elf" is one of my must-watches at Christmas time. Any chance there will be a sequel? -- Jackie K., Oakland, California

DEAR JACKIE: "Absolutely not," said Will Ferrell, when asked that question by People magazine a few years ago. Why not? "It would look slightly pathetic if I tried to squeeze back into the 'Elf' tights,"...Read more

Heather Tom Gets Breather After Directing Opioid Addiction Film

It'll be a holiday in Hawaii for Heather Tom and her family this year -- a well-earned and unaccustomed rest for the "Bold and the Beautiful" actress for whom multi-career-tasking is a way of life.

This year, in addition to her ongoing role as Katie Logan on "The Bold and the Beautiful" and her directorial stints on the daytime show, Tom ...Read more

How Can Political Opponents Get Along in Hollywood? Shh!

Who will perform at Donald Trump's inaugural festivities? Despite the most divisive presidential election in memory, chances are there will be some genuine A-listers there. Garth Brooks made it clear last week that he would consider it a politics-free, patriotic honor to play such a gig if he was asked. (Brooks never endorsed a candidate.) ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Dec. 3-4, 2016

DEAR STACY: It looks like that "Access Hollywood" tape hurt Billy Bush's career more than it did Donald Trump's (wink). Seriously, does the ex-"Today Show" guy have any work on the horizon? -- Just Curious

DEAR JUST CURIOUS: It was reported immediately following the election that the conservative Breitbart website was trying to recruit Bush for...Read more

Ask Stacy for Nov. 26-27, 2016

DEAR STACY: We watched the old "Star Trek" episode, "Metamorphosis" and it got us to wondering whatever became of Elinor Donahue, who played the female lead. Is she still with us? -- KS179

DEAR KS179: The popular actress, 79 -- who is also remembered for a plethora of roles including Betty Anderson on "Father Knows Best," Miss Ellie the ...Read more

 
 

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