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Ask Stacy for Feb. 6-7, 2016

DEAR STACY: Please give an update on Nicollette Sheridan's film/TV plans. - Lisa14

DEAR LISA14: There's not much to say at the moment, as the one-time "Desperate Housewives" sexpot has no projects in the pipeline, and her latest two Hallmark Channel movies were in 2013 and 2011. The avid horsewoman keeps busy with various activities, but her ...Read more

One Woman, One Very Special Memoir

"One Woman, Four Decades, Eight Wishes" is no ordinary Hollywood memoir. Prepare to be re-energized by a spirit both indomitable and wise.

Marilyn Murray Willison went from the peak of success as a glamorous globetrotting journalist to the valley of despair, alone and facing a sudden inability to walk, thousands of miles away from friends and...Read more

The Hollywood Exclusive: Ask Stacy

DEAR STACY: Did David Bowie ever succumb to the lure of licensing his music for TV commercials, or did he remain a purist in that regard? -- Jesusminustryboys

DEAR JESUSMINUSTRYBOYS: To the contrary. The late, legendary rock star was into the commercial thing going all the way back to the 1960s, when he appeared in an ad called "Ice Cream ...Read more

#Oscarsowhite Forces Hard Look at Effectiveness of Diversity Effort

So the #OscarSoWhite hashtag is back for the second year in a row, with no African American, Asian or Latino actors up for acting honors, and "Revenant" director Gonzalez Inarritu the only non-Caucasian nominee in the major behind-the-cameras categories.

Oscar-worthy films and performances by non-white talents were snubbed -- Idris Elba for "...Read more

Ask Stacy for Jan. 16-17, 2016

DEAR STACY: Is Josh Peck related to the 1960s Hollywood movie star Gregory Peck? - 18wend

DEAR 18WEND: No, the "Grandfathered" actor is not kin to the late, legendary Gregory Peck. There is a Peck relative among today's young actors, however -- Ethan Peck, the 29-year-old actor known for TV's "10 Things I Hate About You" and a number of feature...Read more

Things Are Getting Even More 'Shameless' for Steve Howey

With Season 6 of "Shameless" just launched, the wild Showtime show's Steve Howey predicts that "fans are going to love it or hate it -- which I think is great. There's something about art -- you either love it or hate it. When something is mediocre, People say, 'Yeah, that's fine,'" he says with a shrug.

Things are definitely not middle of ...Read more

The Hollywood Exclusive: Ask Stacy

DEAR STACY: Please tell what's next for Allen Leech, my favorite "Downton Abbey" star. -- Mary S., Sacramento, CA

DEAR MARY: With "Downton" all finished in the UK and airing its final season here, Leech -- a.k.a. one-time chauffeur Tom Branson -- has the big screen "Hunter's Prayer" in the pipeline. It's an action thriller due in Sept., ...Read more

Ask Stacy for January 2-3, 2016

DEAR STACY: I'm so sad that "Mike & Molly" got canceled. What is Melissa McCarthy doing next? -- Ashley-K1

DEAR ASHLEY-K1: A lot. The funny lady, who dropped 50 pounds in 2015 by -- according to her -- no longer worrying about her weight, has her fashion line and new movies keeping her busy. Her newly-launched MelissaMcCarthy.com online store ...Read more

Former Miss USA Nia Sanchez Disputes 'Pageantegate' Conspiracy Theories

The Miss Universe debacle just won't go away.

After the initial round of complaints and jokes over Steve Harvey's naming -- and un-naming -- of the incorrect winner of the Miss Universe pageant, "The conspiracy theories began," as Nia Temple Sanchez, Miss USA of 2014 puts it.

Sanchez, who was 1st Runner Up in the Miss Universe 2014 competition...Read more

Ask Stacy for Dec. 26-27, 2015

DEAR STACY: Haven't heard about Ryan O'Neal in quite a while. What is he up to? -- Kim H., Plano, Texas

DEAR KIM: The temperamental one-time heartthrob appeared in a nostalgia lover's dream in October -- opposite his "Love Story" leading lady in a production of A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" play in Beverly Hills. At age 74, he remains single ...Read more

Virtual Gifts for Naughty (and a few Good) Celebrity Boys and Girls

With 2015 going down as a celebrity year that's light on sugar, heavy on spice, full of naughty with only so much nice, certain stars better watch out. Santa's Tinseltown Bad List is pretty long. On the other hand, there are some stars so good, extra sugarplums are in order. With that in mind, it's time to pass out some virtual gifts that ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Dec. 19-20, 2015

DEAR STACY: What is the most successful Christmas movie of all time? -- Dian W., Chattanooga, Tennessee

DEAR DIAN: In terms of box office, "Home Alone" rings in with a worldwide gross (per Box Office Mojo) of $476,684,675, and its sequel made upwards of $359 million. Jim Carrey's 2000 "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" comes in at $345,141,403, "...Read more

Can Lohan Join the Ranks of Stars Who've Come Back From Rock Bottom?

Can Lindsay Lohan make good on her comeback efforts? The trouble-plagued actress has been on the scene -- rather than making a scene -- over the past week, appearing with '80s band Duran Duran's concert at London's O2 Arena and showing up in an eye-catching No Tofu photo spread. She channels old Hollywood looks in the photos, taken by Ellen von ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Dec. 12-13, 2015

DEAR STACY: Can you tell me how celebrity chef Sandra Lee is doing these days? -- NancyT-O

DEAR NANCYT-O: The celebrity chef and author announced that her doctors told her she is now breast cancer free after undergoing a double mastectomy earlier this year. She also said that her partner, Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, was at her side ...Read more

Stars' Christmas Memories Range From Funny to Poignant

What do Christmas memories say about a person? We asked some of the stars to share their memorable Christmases past, and got stories ranging from funny to charming to poignant.

For instance:

Julia Louis-Dreyfus said that her worst Christmas was when "I got into the closet where my mother had hidden the gifts, still unwrapped. I looked at ...Read more

Ask Stacy for December 5-6, 2015

DEAR STACY: My favorite performer of all time is Julie Andrews. What is she up to these days? -- R.S., Deep River, Connecticut

DEAR R.S.: The beloved 80-year-old superstar is directing a new production of "My Fair Lady" for the Sydney Opera House for next year. There is talk that the show will go on to tour through Australia and Europe, and ...Read more

Bob Barker: Good That's Come From the Loss of Zimbabwe Lion Cecil

Game show icon and animal activist Bob Barker is finding a bright side to the dark story of trophy hunter Walter Palmer, who is notorious for killing Cecil, the much-loved lion at Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park last summer. Palmer's been back in the news of late with a series of tacky Twitter posts alluding to the animal.

Barker considers ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Nov. 28-29, 2015

DEAR STACY: I would like to know what former "Scandal" star Columbus Short is up to, what with his all his arrests and reported substance abuse problems. I'm sorry to see such a talented performer go into a downward spiral. -- Wayne E., New Port Richey, Florida

DEAR WAYNE: Short is starring as the drug lord in the currently shooting film ...Read more

Lori Loughlin Thankful for Full Slate Including 'Northpole' Sequel; Cameron Mathison Thankful 'Murder' Movie Fits With 'E.T.' Chores

Lori Loughlin is feeling immense gratitude as this Thanksgiving rolls around. The actress has the Hallmark Channel's simply delightful "Northpole: Open for Christmas" original movie, which debuted Nov. 21. She has more of her "Garage Sale Mystery" movies in the pipeline for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. And, of course, she'll be seen again as ...Read more

Ask Stacy for Nov. 21-22, 2015

DEAR STACY: I read that Eddie Murphy did a scathing impression of Bill Cosby when Murphy was given an award in D.C. some weeks ago. Is this going to be on the air at some point? I'd like to see it. -- Erick J., Torrance, California

DEAR ERICK: Yes, as a matter of fact, the Mark Twain Prize ceremony that took place in October is scheduled to air...Read more

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