ASK STACY

By Stacy Jenel Smith

April 15, 2017 2 min read

DEAR STACY: Is it true that Ryan Murphy is going to do a "Feud" movie about Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana? If so, when will it come out? — Jana R., Los Alamitos, CA

DEAR JANA: Yes, the prolific producer intends to follow up his current "Feud" piece recounting the vicious relationship between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis with a Charles and Diana 10-episode series. Expect it around this time next year.

DEAR STACY: Please settle a trivial question: who was Matthew Broderick married to before Sarah Jessica Parker? — Donna B.

DEAR Donna B.: Parker is Broderick's first and only wife; they're celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. He did have high-profile relationships, however, with big names including Helen Hunt, Lili Taylor, Penelope Ann Miller and Jennifer Grey.

Dear Stacy: Can you tell me about the late, great Pearl Bailey — when did she pass away, what did she die from, and why isn't anyone doing her fascinating life story? — L.E., Whitefish Bay, WI

DEAR L.E.: The irrepressible, multi-talented actress who provided sassy, comic relief or earthy gravitas in such films as "Carmen Jones," "Porgy and Bess" and "St. Louis Blues," and her Tony-Award winning turn on Broadway in "Hello Dolly" died of heart failure at age 72 in 1990. As for a biopic, Queen Latifah — often called the 21st Century's answer to Pearl Bailey since her Oscar-nominated turn as Matron Mama Morton in the big-screen musical "Chicago" — dropped hints she might want to take on Bailey's life story someday, but nothing more has come of it.

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