Writer-Producer-Director Shane Stanley has good news and bad news for aspiring filmmakers. The good news: "There's no reason you can't be making movies people will enjoy." The bad news: You'll probably need to abandon your ideas about red carpets and Rolls-Royces.
Stanley illuminates the world of movie-making in detail in his fast-paced book,...Read more
DEAR STACY: My favorite "Saturday Night Live" character is shirtless Putin, Beck Bennett. I can't help wondering if he's ever heard any sort of response from his real-life counterpart. -- Shane M., New Port Richey, Florida
DEAR SHANE: Apparently not -- or if he has, he's keeping it to himself. Bennett has, however, speculated that the Russian ...Read more
The refugees are just like anyone else. All they want is to be with their families in peace, to know happiness and harmony in their lives.
"I think that's something anyone can relate to," notes "The Crossing" actor Marcuis W. Harris.
It's not a conversation about current events. It's a conversation about ABC's new science fiction series, in ...Read more
DEAR STACY: What is the status of the "Home Improvement" reboot? Is Jonathan Taylor Thomas going to be on the new show? -- Hayley_S
DEAR Hayley_S: It's too soon to tell. There has certainly been talk of bringing back the beloved Tim Allen sitcom of bygone days -- but not much more than talk, as of yet. Allen has said that the idea's been ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Cassandra (Hexed) (Vol. 2)Jason Woods
Book two of the Consequences of Desire trilogy picks up where Hexed left off and dives into an epic adventure of love, mythology, and magic. This long awaited sequel by Jason Woods will leave fans of Hexed and all psychological thrillers alike breathless. Edited and prepared by Ronin ...
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
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
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
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
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