Ask Stacy for May 26-27, 2018

DEAR STACY: What is Vin Diesel's ethnicity? Is Diesel his real name? And is he married? And what is he up to? -- B.T.

DEAR B.T.: The actor, born Mark Vincent, reportedly is of Italian and African-American ancestry, among other roots. However, he prefers to avoid being specific as to his cultural background, saying he'd like to be seen as ...Read more

Ask Stacy for May 19-20, 2018

DEAR STACY: Is it true "Shrek 5" is coming out next year? -- SW

DEAR SW: Although a 2019-2020 time frame has been specified for "Shrek 5," signs point to later -- possibly much later -- rather than sooner. And what form the movie might take is certainly up for grabs. Michael McCullers ("Austin Powers," "Boss Baby"), who wrote the story for the ...Read more

Ask Stacy for May 12-13, 2018

DEAR STACY: Please help me track down a movie. It was about an advertising executive who had some kind of accident and then could only speak in commercial talk. It starred that actor from "Jurassic Park," David Neal. -- D.S.

DEAR D.S.: OK, a few things here. First, it's Sam Neill who was in "Jurassic Park." Second, he has never made a movie of ...Read more

Ask Stacy for May 5-6, 2018

DEAR STACY: My daughter watches "Nailed It," on Netflix and I can't help laughing along with her. Can you tell me about the contest to be on the show? I know someone who would be perfect. -- Asking for a Friend, New Haven, Conn.

DEAR ASKING: You're too late. Sorry. There was an April 20 deadline for the "Nailed It" contest, in which aspiring ...Read more

Ask Stacy for April 28-29, 2018

DEAR STACY: The new Netflix "Lost in Space" caused us to wonder, besides Bill Mumy, who had that great cameo, are any of the other original cast members still active in show business? -- Karie B., Lawndale, California

DEAR KARIE: At 92, June Lockhart (Maureen Robinson) is considered to have one of Hollywood's longest-running careers -- more ...Read more

Producer Shane Stanley's RX for Film Students

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

Ask Stacy for April 14-15, 2018

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 Future Is Now for 'The Crossing's' Marcuis Harris

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

Ask Stacy for March 31-April 1, 2018

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

Ask Stacy

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


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