Ask Stacy -- Week of 4/26/14

By Stacy Jenel Smith

April 26, 2014 2 min read

DEAR STACY: What has become of the amazing Prince Poppycock of "America's Got Talent"? — David D., Chattanooga, Tenn.

DEAR DAVID: Operatic Baroque dandy Prince Poppycock, whose real name is John Quale, continues to perform across the country, often as part of a revue. He recently brought his act to Las Vegas' Inspire Theater and L.A.'s CBGB's West, and he's due to sing with the Gay Men's Choir of Boston May 10 at the W Hotel there.

DEAR STACY: Is there going to be another "Austin Powers"? — Vicki O., Cedar Rapids, Iowa

DEAR VICKI: Nobody knows. A fourth installment of the Mike Myers' big screen comedies starring his groovy spy guy, Austin Powers, has been talked about for years — particularly a spinoff for Austin's arch nemesis, Dr. Evil. However, last fall when Myers was asked about a fourth "Austin Powers," he answered that he was still trying to figure it out.

DEAR STACY: Is Chef Robert Irvine of the Food Network Scottish? I've been trying to figure out his accent. Also, how about some background? — Heather N., New Port Richey, Fla.

DEAR HEATHER: Irvine, 49, hails from Salisbury, England — but his roots as a proud member of the Scottish Irvine clan show in the fact he sports the clan badge and motto (sub sole, sub umbra, virens, which means flourishing in both sunshine and shade) on his chef's jacket. He learned to cook while in the Royal Navy, and for a time he served aboard the Queen's Royal Yacht Britannia. The star of shows including "Restaurant: Impossible" is married, to his second wife, wrestler/model/actress Gail Kim, whom he met when he came to cook for the WWE's "Summerslam" team. He has two daughters from his first marriage.

DEAR STACY: Whatever became of Brad Renfro? — Mary M., Spokane, Wash.

DEAR MARY: The "Apt Pupil" and "The Client" actor died in January, 2008 of a drug overdose. He was 25.

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