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Ask Stacy -- Week of 8/29/15


DEAR STACY: I enjoy watching "The Kitchen" on Food Network, especially beautiful Katie Lee. Please give some background on her. — LG1648

DEAR LG1648: Lee's eclectic life encompasses her 2004-2010 marriage to 23-years-older music superstar Billy Joel, her study at The British Institute of Florence, Italy, her authorship of cookbooks ("The Comfort Table," "The Comfort Table: Recipes for Everyday Occasions," "Endless Summer Cookbook") and a novel ("Groundswell"), her dates with Will Arnett, and her fishmongering at Jeff and Eddy's restaurant in the Hamptons. The native of Milton, West Virginia, is also remembered as the first year host of Bravo's "Top Chef." She was replaced by Padma Lakshmi following negative reviews. She has appeared on numerous lifestyle and cooking shows, and obviously is flourishing on Food Network and Cooking Channel, where she stars on "Beach Bites With Katie Lee."

DEAR STACY: Who is the adorable girl that plays the clerk on the AT&T ads? — Jim_B

DEAR JIM_B: That's Milana Vayntrub, a 28-year-old veteran of the improv group Upright Citizens Brigade. She was hired for a single commercial in 2013, but her quirky charm made her a hit and she's been starring as Lily in spots by BBDO ever since.

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, she moved to California as a young child with her parents and soon began acting in television commercials. She's acted in series including "Californication" and "Silicon Valley," and can be seen Yahoo! Screen series Other Space.

DEAR STACY: Can you shed light on the feud between former Eurythmics stars Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart? Also, can you give their marital statuses? — Gina P., Allentown, PA

DEAR GINA: Stewart recently denied any rift between himself and his former bandmate and love, Lennox, telling the U.K.'s Daily Mail that the reports of such were "ridiculous" and that he and she continue to stay in touch and remain close friends and occasional performing partners. In 2012, Lennox married Dr. Mitch Besser, whom she met through his charity mothers2mothers, which helps prevent the spread of HIV/Aids. Stewart has been married to photographer Anoushka Fisz since 2001.

DEAR STACY: I was surprised when a co-worker said that James Farentino had died. What were the circumstances? He wasn't that old, was he? — Agnes F., Bloomfield, NJ

DEAR AGNES: The actor died of heart failure in 2012 at the age of 73, following a career spanning scores of television and film roles and four tumultuous marriages.




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