Q&A

Q: I was watching the 1989 version of "Batman" and noticed that Jack Nicholson was mentioned in the credits before Michael Keaton, who played the main character. How is the order of the names in the credits decided?

There are a few factors that go into the billing order, and a couple of them came together to get Jack Nicholson top billing in 1989's "Batman." Nicholson actually had it written into his contract that he be billed first (he had a lot of other wacky stuff written in there, such as the stipulation that he not be scheduled to film during Los Ange...

Q: I think I spotted two members of the "Glee" cast in the video for Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night." Were there more guest stars in there?

When it came out in 2011, the video for "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" entered the great pantheon of celebrity-laden music videos, but it did so with a bang. Not content with just one or two hey-that-guy/girl moments, the clip promoting Perry's hit summer anthem had seven notable appearances. You have a real Gleek's eye -- "Glee" stars Kevin M...

Q: Why has the second season of the PBS series "Beecham House" vanished? It was a wonderful story and ended on a cliffhanger, and those who watched it want to find out what happened.

The second season of "Beecham House" hasn't "vanished" so much as it never existed — and was never meant to. From the beginning, before it ever aired, the show was being billed by its network (U.K. broadcaster ITV) as a six-part miniseries; and that's what they delivered. A few days after the finale ended in July 2019, the show's official Tw...