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 9/22/18 Sep 22, 2018

DEAR STACY: What is Billy Crystal up to lately? I miss him. — Fran DEAR FRAN: The funnyman, who will be honored with the Friars' Club Entertainment Icon Award on Nov. 12, is working to launch a new play he has written with Quinton Peeples, call... Read More

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Ask Stacy for 9/15/18 Sep 15, 2018

DEAR STACY: I went to a "Sound of Music" singalong recently and fell in love with Julie Andrews all over again. What is she up to these days? — Norm DEAR NORM: The 82-year-old icon doesn't have a film or TV project in the pipeline as of this wr... Read More

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Ask Stacy for 9/8/18 Sep 08, 2018

DEAR STACY: What can you tell us about the new "Grinch" movie? Why did they make it? — T.D. DEAR T.D.: "The Grinch," with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, is due Nov. 9 from Universal. It is not merely a retelling of the famous Dr. Suess... Read More