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 5/26/18 May 26, 2018

DEAR STACY: What is Vin Diesel's ethnicity? Is Diesel his real name? And is he married? And what is he up to? — B.T. DEAR B.T.: The actor, born Mark Vincent, reportedly is of Italian and African-American ancestry, among other roots. However, he... Read More

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Ask Stacy for 5/19/18 May 19, 2018

DEAR STACY: Is it true "Shrek 5" is coming out next year? — SW DEAR SW: Although a 2019-2020 time frame has been specified for "Shrek 5," signs point to later — possibly much later — rather than sooner. And what form the movie might... Read More

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Ask Stacy for 5/12/18 May 12, 2018

DEAR STACY: Please help me track down a movie. It was about an advertising executive who had some kind of accident and then could only speak in commercial talk. It starred that actor from "Jurassic Park," David Neal. — D.S. DEAR D.S.: OK, a few... Read More