Ask Stacy -- Week of 10/7/17

By Stacy Jenel Smith

October 7, 2017 3 min read

DEAR STACY: I just heard that Jimmie Walker, the "Dyn-o-mite!" guy, and Ann Coulter are a couple. This can't be true! Can it? — Elenor M. Saginaw, Michigan

DEAR ELENOR: This story dates back to last spring, when producer Norman Lear — Walker's boss on the old "Good Times" series — said that he had been out on a double date with Walker and Coulter. However, Coulter subsequently denied a romance with the 70-year-old comedian cum conservative commentator, Walker, saying that they were "great friends" and no more.

DEAR STACY: We just watched "La La Land" again and started wondering if there's ever been talk of a sequel? — JennyB

DEAR JENNYB: Doubtful. "I don't know if it's that kind of movie," said John Legend, a "La La Land" executive producer as well as actor and composer, when asked about a follow-up to the 2016 musical. But he'd like to work with the "La La Land" creative team on something else.

DEAR STACY: It's great that Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have been doing so much trying to help hurricane victims. I wonder, though, how Alex feels about the headlines announcing that she's reunited with Marc Anthony in this charity drive. What does Alex think about her close relationship with her ex? — MBLD72

DEAR MBLD72: Certainly outward appearances are that Rodriguez is glad for Anthony's help in the hurricane relief effort. He publicly thanked Anthony as well as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his former team, the New York Yankees, for joining in. And he simply must be used to Lopez' ongoing involvement with Anthony as the father of their 9-year-old twins as well as her sometimes collaborator. "Marc and I are good how we are right now," Lopez told "The View" earlier this year. "There is a reason we're not together but we're great friends. ... We met working. That's where we really are magical, when we're on stage together and stuff like that. That's where we're good and so we leave it there." Anthony, by the way, has been married and divorced, and linked to two different models since his marriage to Lopez ended.

DEAR STACY: Whatever happened to Dina Merrill? She was such a classy star. — Dawn, St. Louis, Missouri

DEAR DAWN: The elegant actress, known for her work in such fare as "Desk Set" and "Butterfield 8," for her years as a Hollywood socialite and philanthropist, and for being the daughter of the Wall Street broker E.F. Hutton and the cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, died of dementia last May.

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