Ask Stacy -- Week of 7/23/16

By Stacy Jenel Smith

July 16, 2016 3 min read

DEAR STACY: Please give an update on Dianna Agron, who played Quinn Fabray on "Glee." Also, can you tell what role she played on "Veronica Mars"? — Angelica A., St. Clair Shores, Michigan

DEAR ANGELICA: The 30-year-old actress is engaged to British musician Winston Marshall of Mumford and Sons — and has been busy filming movies back to back. Those include the drama about Catholic nuns "Novitiate" with Melissa Leo, and the upcoming thriller "A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island" with a cast including AnnaSophia Robb, Ed Westwick, Maggie Q, Minnie Driver and Frank Grillo. No release dates set as yet. She also has the indie film "Headlock" awaiting release — Bar Paly and Andie Garcia also star in the movie about a CIA operative nearly killed while on a mission, whose wife (Agron) uncovers the fact it was an inside job. Agron appeared in three episodes in the 2006-2007 season of "Veronica Mars" in the role of rich girl Jenny Budosh, who masterminded the framing of an ex-convict working at Hearst College for a fraud actually perpetrated by herself and her friends.

DEAR STACY: Can you please tell me if it's true that Danny Trejo was in prison for manslaughter? This is what a cousin of mine says. I only find that he is an ex-convict. — LP_123

DEAR LP_123: Your cousin is wrong. Trejo did indeed do time, his most serious conviction being armed robbery in addition to various drug offenses. He was in and out of jail for 11 years, struggling with drug addiction — but has been clean and sober more than 40 years. In addition to his illustrious acting career (including working with his second cousin, Robert Rodriguez, on the "Spy Kids" and "Machete" movies), Trejo is successful in the food world. His L.A. Trejo's Tacos, offering a variety of tacos including vegetarian and vegan fare, has taken off so well this year that he has a second location soon to open.

DEAR STACY: I loved seeing Reba McEntire on "America's Got Talent." How about an update on her? — MLVine

DEAR MLVINE: The 61-year-old songstress seems to be bouncing back nicely from her marital split last year from Narvel Blackstock, her former manager and husband of 26 years (a split she has made clear was not her idea nor desire). She's been traveling with friends, enjoying her residency with Brooks & Dunn at Las Vegas' Caesar's Palace, and working with a team she says is coming up with new ideas for her. Nowadays, she's her own manager.

DEAR STACY: Whatever happened to Audra Lindley, who was so great on "Three's Company" and other shows? — George F., Red Wing, Minnesota

DEAR GEORGE: The Broadway and television actress passed away in 1997 due to complications from leukemia. She was 79, and still doing recurring roles on two series ("Cybill" and "Nothing Sacred") the same year she died.


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