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
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
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
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
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
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