Gary Owens' Legacy of Charity and Humor It won't be surprising if tribute is paid to Gary Owens when this year's Carousel of Hope gala for the Children's Diabetes Foundation rolls around. The late, great announcer of "Laugh-In" lore and "Roger Ramjet" renown was a long-time supporter of …Read more. Ask Stacy -- Week of 2/28/15 DEAR STACY: Can you tell what TV shows or movies I've seen Ta'Rhonda Jones in before? She plays Porsha, Cookie's personal assistant, on "Empire" and she's dynamite. — F.G., Bloomfield, New Jersey DEAR F.G.: On a plane or at the grocery store, …Read more. Oscars 2015, Backstage Interview Notebook Eddie Redmayne enjoyed being in a weird dream, Julianne Moore gushed about her husband, and Patricia Arquette honored Meryl Streep in backstage interviews at the 87th Academy Awards. "It just felt like a euphoria really, an extraordinary euphoria," …Read more. Ask Stacy -- Week of 2/21/15 DEAR STACY: I miss "Raising Hope." What is Lucas Neff doing now? — Lorrie B., Cedar Rapids, Iowa DEAR LORRIE: The actor is doing voice work — the lead character, in fact — in Pixar's upcoming animated movie, "The Good Dinosaur," …Read more.more articles
Ask Stacy -- Week of 6/15/13
DEAR STACY: Outside of the recent "Full House" reunion, what has Jodie Sweetin been up to lately? I was so glad when she seemed to clean up and come back from her horrible life as a meth addict. — Pat H., Clearwater, Fla.
DEAR PAT: Sweetin recently completed production on a holiday movie called "Defending Santa" with Dean Cain in Canada. In addition to acting, she makes occasional "Full House"-related appearances. Last year, she wed her third husband, Morty Coyle, (who deejayed for that 'FH" reunion party, by the way). She and Coyle have a daughter, and she also has a daughter by her second marriage.
DEAR STACY: Whatever became of the little boy who played Billy, the friend of Tom Hanks' character, in "Big"? He was wonderful. — Bethany L., Springfield, Mass.
DEAR BETHANY: Jared Rushton grew up, of course. Prolific as a juvenile actor ("Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," "Overboard," etc.), he's now 39 and plays guitar in the rock band Deal by Dusk.
DEAR STACY: What happened to Peta Wilson from "La Femme Nikita? What's she doing now? — John, East Hartford, Conn.
DEAR JOHN: At 42, the Australian actress and model continues to work, though more sporadically than in her "Femme Nikita" days. Her next project is an action film called "Havana Heat," expected in 2014, in which she is to play a character named Captain Camille Davenport. She's done guest roles on "The Finder" and "CSI: Miami" in the last few years, and a TV movie, "Malibu Shark Attack" in 2009. She has an 11-year-old son, Marlowe, with British director-screenwriter Damian Harris, from whom she split in 2002.
DEAR STACY: What is the relation between Helen Hunt and Bonnie Hunt? — Gina A., Norfolk, Va.
DEAR GINA: No relation.
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