Q&A

Q: Do you know if there will be another season of "Mountain Men"?

It may not surprise you that the people involved in "Mountain Men" aren't big on calendars, but they're dependable all the same. There's no word yet on another season of the reality series about fiercely independent people living a hard, cold, happy life off the grid. But it's a bit too early to worry; Season 9 just aired this summer. That, i...

Q: Several people, including me, are really disappointed that Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews have been replaced on "Dancing With the Stars." Why did they do it?

It was the dreaded "new creative direction," which is generally code for a shakeup for a shakeup's sake. That's not to say they didn't have a reason to do it — the show's ratings have been plunging over the past few years (though from a pretty high peak, to be fair) — but the idea behind a high-profile move like changing a reality show's ho...

Q: I just read that Cary Grant's real name was Archibald Leach, and it's striking a chord: Wasn't there a movie character with that name?

It was like a little wink to film nerds that also fit in with the film's other false-identity-related hijinks. When John Cleese wrote and produced "A Fish Called Wanda" (1988), giving himself the chance to be a romantic lead for the first time in his career, he opted to give himself a suitable romantic-lead name. And, so, he named his character...