DEAR STACY: "The OA" is my new favorite show. Please help me prove to my friend that the actor who plays Hap is the same actor who played Lucius Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" movies. -- Savannah E., Alhambra, California
DEAR SAVANNAH: Yes, indeed. Liverpool, England-born protean actor Jason Isaacs plays Dr. Hunter Aloysius Percy, "Hap," in the ...Read more
DEAR STACY: I really enjoy "The Expanse" and Thomas Jane. Are they coming back with another season, and if so, when? -- CharCar
DEAR CHARCAR: The Syfy series, which has been called a "Game of Thrones" in space, will be back with a 13-episode second season beginning Feb. 1.
DEAR STACY: Is Deanna Durbin still living? I still think of her ...Read more
DEAR STACY: The actor who plays Putin on "Saturday Night Live" deserves cheers (not only Alec Baldwin as Trump). He's hilarious. Please tell more about him. -- Paul-L6
DEAR PAUL-L6: That is 32-year-old Beck Bennett, who joined "SNL" in 2013. Bennett started acting in children's theater in his native Wilmette, Illinois, and continued at the ...Read more
DEAR STACY: Every year "Elf" is one of my must-watches at Christmas time. Any chance there will be a sequel? -- Jackie K., Oakland, California
DEAR JACKIE: "Absolutely not," said Will Ferrell, when asked that question by People magazine a few years ago. Why not? "It would look slightly pathetic if I tried to squeeze back into the 'Elf' tights,"...Read more
It'll be a holiday in Hawaii for Heather Tom and her family this year -- a well-earned and unaccustomed rest for the "Bold and the Beautiful" actress for whom multi-career-tasking is a way of life.
This year, in addition to her ongoing role as Katie Logan on "The Bold and the Beautiful" and her directorial stints on the daytime show, Tom ...Read more
Who will perform at Donald Trump's inaugural festivities? Despite the most divisive presidential election in memory, chances are there will be some genuine A-listers there. Garth Brooks made it clear last week that he would consider it a politics-free, patriotic honor to play such a gig if he was asked. (Brooks never endorsed a candidate.) ...Read more
DEAR STACY: It looks like that "Access Hollywood" tape hurt Billy Bush's career more than it did Donald Trump's (wink). Seriously, does the ex-"Today Show" guy have any work on the horizon? -- Just Curious
DEAR JUST CURIOUS: It was reported immediately following the election that the conservative Breitbart website was trying to recruit Bush for...Read more
DEAR STACY: We watched the old "Star Trek" episode, "Metamorphosis" and it got us to wondering whatever became of Elinor Donahue, who played the female lead. Is she still with us? -- KS179
DEAR KS179: The popular actress, 79 -- who is also remembered for a plethora of roles including Betty Anderson on "Father Knows Best," Miss Ellie the ...Read more
A Fatal Cell Phone VideoGary Reed
Rafiq A. Medawar, M.D., is a handsome young surgeon. When the police body of his wife, Ann, they also discover a video on her cell phone. It shows him going into a sleazy inn with an attractive young nurse.
The prosecutor sees in the video evidence that Rafiq was having an affair....
DEAR STACY: Can you give some background on the actor who plays Mayhem in the Allstate commercials? I'd like to see him in more things. -- Charlotte G., Cedar Rapids, Iowa
DEAR CHARLOTTE: You're talking about New York City native Dean Winters, whose resume includes numerous film and TV roles in addition to his long-running "Mayhem" insurance ...Read more
DEAR STACY: Curious to know whether my friend is right, that Jessica Alba played the young teenage daughter on a "Flipper" remake years ago. -- Barbara G., Winnetka, Illinois
DEAR BARBARA: Yes. Alba started out in show business early on as the star of "Camp Nowhere," "The Secret World of Alex Mac" and the 1995 version of dolphin-centric "...Read more
DEAR STACY: Kate McKinnon is outstanding as Hillary Clinton on "Saturday Night Live," along with her other work on the show. What else does she have coming up? -- Ira L., New Haven, Connecticut
DEAR IRA: Dec. 9 will see the release of "Office Christmas Party," in which Jennifer Aniston plays a CEO who threatens to shut down a branch of the ...Read more
While "Major Crimes" fans have been waiting out answers from the midseason cliffhanger, the show's charming Buzz Watson -- Phillip P. Keene -- has been busy indeed.
He and James Duff have been off on a trip celebrating their third wedding anniversary. (Duff, creator of "The Closer" as well as "Major Crimes," has been his partner since 1993.) ...Read more
DEAR STACY: Remembering Arsenio Hall on "Celebrity Apprentice" and how great it was for his career, I was wondering whether he's weighed in on candidate Donald Trump? -- Harriet R., St. Paul, Minnesota
DEAR HARRIET: According to his Twitter feed, Hall is a "Republicrat" who is so dismayed by the choice of Presidential candidates this year, he ...Read more