|New Three Stooges flick opens Friday 13th|
|Wednesday, April 11, 2012|
Dear Ken: What’s the latest on a new Three Stooges movie?
Are you pulling my hair? It opens April 13. The three stars are Will Sasso as Curly, Sean Hayes as Larry and Chris Diamantopoulus as Moe. The storyline has the trio attempting to save their childhood orphanage. Along the bumbling way, they get mixed into a murder plot and a reality TV show. Hopefully, there will be some pies in the face. Sasso, 36, is a Canadian comedian, who has been seen on the small screen in “MADtv,” “Sliders,” “’Til Death,” “Less Than Perfect” and “$#*! My Dad Says.” His movie credits include “Ernest Goes to School,” “Ski School 2,” “Happy Gilmore,” “Beverly Hills Ninja” and “Best in Show.” Hayes, 41, grew up in the Chicago and was a classical pianist before he became a comedian. He played Jack McFarland on “Will & Grace” and Jerry Lewis in the TV movie “Martin and Lewis.“ His movie credits include “Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss,” “Cats & Dogs,” “The Cat in the Hat,” “Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!” and “The Bucket List.” Diamantopoulos, 36, was born in Toronto and grew up splitting his time between Greece and Canada. His TV credits include “The Starter Wife,” “State of Mind” and “24.” He played Frank Sinatra in the miniseries “The Kennedys” and is married to Becki Newton, who played Amanda on “Ugly Betty.”
Dear Ken: I see Robert Wagner every now and then in TV commercials. How old is he and when did he get into movies?
Wagner, 82, was born in Detroit, the son of a telephone operator and a traveling salesman. He made his film debut at 20 in 1950 in a bit part in “The Happy Years” and went on to star in more than 40 films including “Beneath the 12-Mile Reef,” “Prince Valiant,” “A Kiss Before Dying,” “The True Story of Jesse James,” “All the Fine Young Cannibals,” “Banning,” the three “Austin Powers” movies and most recently “The Wild Stallion.” TV fans know him best from “Switch,” “It Takes a Thief” and Hart to Hart.” The father of three daughters is also a grandfather and wrote an autobiography, “Pieces of My Heart” in 2008.
Dear Ken: Where have I seen Sarah Wayne Callies before her current TV series, “The Walking Dead”?
You probably remember Callies as Sara Sancredi on “Prison Break,” but then you may also remember her as Detective Jane Porter on Tarzan. Callies, 34, was born in La Grange, Ill., and grew up in Honolulu where her parents taught at the University of Hawaii. The star of the movies “Whisper” and “The Celestine Prophecy” is married to a martial-arts teacher and has a 4½-year-old daughter.
Dear Ken: What’s movie star Kevin Costner up to next?
The actor, 57, is also a rock-country musician and co-founded Kevin Costner & Modern West seven years ago. He says, “I always thought that music could build a stronger, more personal moment with people. It could create an opportunity for genuine exchange much greater than a movie, TV interview or magazine. It would be real, full of mistakes and without apology. But most of all, there would be a chance to have some fun.” The band just launched a spring tour and will hit Nashville’s Exit/In on April 14. In late May he stars as “Devil” Anse Hatfield in “Hatfields & McCoys: An American Vendetta” on History Channel.