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Ask Stacy for Nov. 4-5, 2017

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DEAR STACY: What is happening with the "Charlie's Angels" reboot that is supposed to have Lupita Nyong'o and my girl, Kristen Stewart, starring? -- Sally W., Warren, Ohio

DEAR SALLY: The new "Charlie's Angels" has already been issued a release date -- June 7, 2019 -- and director Elizabeth Banks is currently overseeing rewrites on the script for the planned big-budget action flick that is expected to topline Stewart and Nyong'o. And then there's a still-to-be determined third Angel. What would Hollywood be without a "Charlie's Angels" casting story in the works?

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DEAR STACY: I haven't seen Richard Thomas in a while. What is "John-Boy" up to these days? -- Lennie N., Anaheim, California

DEAR LENNIE: He is soon to begin a stint in the national tour of the Tony-winning Stephen Karam play, "The Humans," due to kick off Nov. 17 at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. The esteemed actor, still fondly remembered by many as budding young writer John-Boy Walton in the 1970s hit series "The Waltons," is now a 66-year-old grandfather with a long, long list of credits and accolades, including a 2017 Tony nomination for his work in the latest Broadway revival of "The Little Foxes." TV audiences noted his appearance in an episode of "Blue Bloods" earlier this year, playing a congressman. He played Special Agent Frank Gaad on FX's "The Americans" from 2013-2016. Thomas' career is all the more remarkable considering that he reportedly lost half his hearing by the time he was in his 30s due to a condition called cochlear otosclerosis. Thomas, who wears hearing aids, has been an advocate for hearing loss awareness and hearing health for years.

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DEAR STACY: A friend says that Dakota Fanning is related to Kate Middleton. Is this true? How so? -- DBI45

DEAR DBI45: Genealogists from Ancestry.com reportedly found that that Fanning is the 22nd great-granddaughter of King Edward III, which makes her a very distant (21st to be exact) cousin of the Duchess of Cambridge.

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DEAR STACY: Whatever happened to my favorite teen idol, Bobby Sherman? -- GReenemachine

DEAR GReenemachine: Now 74, the one-time "Here Come the Brides" heartthrob, who had seven top-40 hits during his singing career, is retired from the entertainment business and public life. He continued to act on shows such as "Murder, She Wrote" and "Frasier" -- and went out with Peter Noone and Davy Jones as part of the Teen Idol Tour of 1998 -- but left show business after doing his last concert as a solo performer in 2001. Meanwhile, Sherman had developed a whole other professional life, becoming a trained Emergency Medical Technician in 1988. He went on to work for the Los Angeles police department as a specialist reserve officer, training police cadets in CPR and first aid -- work he loved, for which he was eventually promoted to captain status. In 1999, he became a reserve San Bernardino County Sheriff, also in a medical training capacity. He founded the Bobby Sherman Volunteer EMT Foundation, which supplies medical services to community events. Sherman, who married twice, has twin grown sons from his first marriage, and is the grandfather of five. Another claim to fame: He built a 1/5th scale model of Disneyland's Main Street entirely by hand in his yard.

Copyright 2017 Creators Syndicate Inc.
 

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