About Stacy Jenel Smith

Stacy Jenel Smith

Stacy Jenel Smith

Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith have covered the Hollywood beat for decades -- Elvis and "Easy Rider" through the Jonas Brothers and "Avatar," and all the stars and their triumphs and scandals in between. Their Creators Syndicate column, Beck/Smith Hollywood Exclusive, is a source of top celebrity interviews, entertainment industry news and opinion. 

Stacy Jenel (pronounced "Janelle") Smith is also a regular contributor to Popeater. In addition, she has authored the weekly syndicated Ask Stacy column for more than two decades, in addition to writing for publications including Guideposts, Emmy magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Reader's Digest, USA Today, TV Guide, People and Us magazines. She has appeared on numerous television and radio shows and as a guest lecturer for professionals groups and university classes. Smith served as a regular correspondent on E! Entertainment Television's "The Gossip Show" for five years, and for two years appeared daily on the Internet's Alternative Entertainment Network (AENTV.com). Twice nominated for the prestigious ICG Publicists Guild Press Award, Smith is a native Angelino, a graduate of the University of Redlands. She has partnered with Beck since 1990. Smith resides in the San Fernando Valley with her daughter, Darcy, who was born in 1991. She is a runner who's completed dozens of races including the Pasadena Marathon.

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Ask Stacy for Dec. 16-17, 2017 Dec 16, 2017

DEAR STACY: What is "House of Cards" going to do without Kevin Spacey? — Mia R., Boulder, Colorado DEAR MIA: There will be a final, eight episode season with Robin Wright's Claire Underwood as the show's lead. It begins shooting in January. Pro... Read More

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Ask Stacy for 12/9/17 Dec 09, 2017

DEAR STACY: Do my ears deceive me? My son was watching a Thomas the Tank Engine show at a friend's and I am just sure I heard the voice of Robert Crawley of "Downton Abbey" as an engine named Merlin. Am I right? And please let me know what he has bee... Read More

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Ask Stacy for 12/2/17 Dec 02, 2017

DEAR STACY: An update, please, on my favorite "Dancing With the Stars" judge, Carrie Ann Inaba. Did she and her fiance go separate ways? Has she ever been married? Also, when is the next season starting? — NFF1993 DEAR NFF1993: It's a time of c... Read More