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Ask Stacy -- Week of January 14

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DEAR STACY: What is Amanda Bynes up to? Someone told me she quit acting. — Sherry N., Wheeling, W.V.

DEAR SHERRY: The talented 25-year-old, whose credits include "The Amanda Show," "Hairspray" and "She's the Man," wrote on Twitter in June 2010, "Being an actress isn't as fun as it may seem. If I don't love something anymore, I stop doing it. I don't love acting anymore, so I've stopped doing it."

The following month, she rescinded her declaration, saying, "I've unretired." Still, she hasn't had a film project since her "Easy A" that year, so it would appear she's cooled it, at least for the time being.

DEAR STACY: I thought Shailene Woodley did a great job in "The Descendants." Is her newfound movie stardom going to mean the end of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"? — Nicole S., New Port Richey, Fla.

DEAR NICOLE: Not for a while, at least. Look for the show to return to the

ABC Family lineup in March.

DEAR STACY: Who wrote and sang the song "Devil Calling Me Back Home"? It was in a John Travolta movie called "Shout." — Jason S., Sparks, Nev.

DEAR JASON: It's "Devil Call Me Back Home," and it was sung by Chicago bluesman Otis Rush.

DEAR STACY: What ever happened to Melissa Sue Anderson, who was on "Little House on the Prairie?" — N.T., Sierra Madre, Calif.

DEAR N.T.: Now 49, the actress best known as Mary Ingalls came out with a memoir, "The Way I See It: Melissa Sue Anderson," last year.

The book drew some controversy for its warts-and-all portrayal of the late Michael Landon, and got Anderson back into the spotlight a bit. She said during her book tour that it might be time to jump back into acting before she found herself ready to play grandmother roles.

Up until lately, she's been focusing on her real-life roles as wife and mom. She and husband Michael Sloan have a daughter, Piper, 20, and a son, Griffin, 11. They live in Montreal, Quebec, where she and her husband became naturalized Canadian citizens in 2007. Her acting assignments have been few and far-between, as in the 2006 miniseries, "10.5 Apocalypse," in which she played the first lady.

To find out more about Stacy Jenel Smith and read her past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

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