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ASK STACY -- 10/25/14


DEAR STACY: What is Mike Myers doing these days? Any "Shrek" or "Austin Powers" in the pipeline? — Lorrie B., Albuquerque, New Mexico

DEAR LORRIE: Myers' directorial debut, the documentary "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon," was unveiled on A&E in September after making the film festival rounds. Beyond Jeffrey Katzenberg's recent comments that "Shrek" isn't finished yet, there's nothing new to report on the Ogre front at the moment. The much discussed "Austin Powers 4" is also awaiting some divine inspiration, it appears. In 2012, director Jay Roach, who collaborates with Myers on the "Powers" movies, told MTV News, "I talk to Mike all the time. We're friends. He gave me the break of a lifetime, doing 'Austin 1,'" Roach said. "For 10 years, we've tried to figure out what the right story would be." Nothing seems to have changed at this point.

DEAR STACY: Whatever became of the woman who played Carrie's sister in "the King of Queens"? — Nick R., Clearwater, Florida

DEAR NICK: Lisa Rieffel played the disappearing sister (character Sara Spooner vanished from the show with no explanation after three episodes of the first season in 1998).

Her credits post-show include the feature "Drowning Mona," 2003's "Lost at Home" series and guestings in other episodic TV shows. Rieffel is best-remembered by "Empty Nest" fans for her 1988 stint on that show as Emily Weston. She is best known to alt rock music fans as a founding member of the group Killola. She is married to the group's bass player and they have a daughter who turns three in December.

DEAR STACY: Is Jerry Mathers still alive? — N.W., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

DEAR N.W.: Yes, indeed. The actor still remembered as the title child star of "Leave It to Beaver" is now 66. His eclectic life includes owning and operating his own catering business, a long list of acting assignments including playing Henry Turnblad in "Hairspray" on Broadway, and three marriages. Mathers also has three children.

DEAR STACY: There is a commercial for Target that asks, "What if more things were made to matter"? I'd really like to find out what music is used in that commercial. — Jay S., Bloomfield, New Jersey

DEAR JAY: I believe you are referring to a song called "All Night" by Austrian DJ Parov Stelar (Marcus Fureder), from his 2012 "The Princess Part One" album.




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