Ask Stacy -- Week of 8/19/17

By Stacy Jenel Smith

August 19, 2017 3 min read

DEAR STACY: Can Tracee Ellis Ross sing? — Georgia, Baltimore, MD

DEAR GEORGIA: Yes. Don't take it from me; take it from her mother, pop icon Diana Ross. She brought the "Black-ish" star onstage with her a couple of years ago in Las Vegas and had her demonstrate her vocal chops. "She can sing. She won't do it," said Mom.

DEAR STACY: Whatever happened to the kid who played the son in "Hook?" — sherinben

DEAR sherinben: Charlie Korsmo is now a law professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. After his acting career petered out, he turned to other pursuits. First, a degree in physics from MIT and work for the Environmental Protection Agency. Later, he earned his Juris Doctor from Yale. At Yale, he was active in the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

DEAR STACY: Do you know when the next "Fantastic Beasts" movie will be out? Any details? — Jamie C., Chesterfield, Missouri

DEAR JAMIE: The sequel is due in November of next year. Eddie Redmayne leads the cast including Johnny Depp, Zoe Kravitz, Jude Law and Katherine Waterston. The plot has to do with evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp), who has escaped since his dramatic capture in the first movie. Only Newt Scamander (Redmayne) can stop him, with help from the dark wizard's former best friend, a younger-than-we've-seen-before Albus Dumbledore, this time played by the 44-year-old Law.

DEAR STACY: What does Andy Richter do these days besides bashing Donald Trump? — DPL-17

DEAR DPL-17: Evidently you don't watch him on TBS's "Conan." This past May, the show — with Richter continuing as Conan O'Brien's sidekick-announcer-writer — had its run extended through 2022. He's got job security rarely found in the entertainment realm. He also continues to pop up elsewhere on screen and tube, in fare such as "Santa Clarita Diet," "Life in Pieces" and his "Big Fan" game show of earlier this year. His voice work includes Mort the lemur in the "Madagascar" franchise.

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Ask Stacy -- Week of 8/12/17

Ask Stacy -- Week of 8/12/17

By Stacy Jenel Smith
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