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After all these seasons hosting So You Think You Can Dance, how good a dancer is Cat Deeley?
—Sam J., Bentonville, Ark.
A: According to the Emmy-nominated host of the Fox competition show, she’s a dreadful dancer but a passionate one. “Am I going to terrify Justin Timberlake that I might steal some of his moves? Absolutely not. I am 100 percent enthusiastic but absolutely hopeless,” says Deeley, 40, who will return for the 14th season of SYTYCD beginning June 12.
Is Jamie Bell still dancing, like he did in the movie Billy Elliot?
—John S., Baton Rouge, La.
A: “Not as much as I should be,” says the British-born actor, 31. “But it’s always with you.” He notes that his dance training comes in handy for his current role as spy Abraham Woodhull on the AMC series Turn:
Washington’s Spies, returning June 17 for its fourth and final season. “Having to be disciplined, to learn the steps, helps with the acting as well.”
One of my friends says he went to college in Minnesota with Walking Dead star Danai Gurira. Is that possible?
—Diedre J., Fort Worth, Texas
A: Definitely! Gurira, 39, was born in Grinell, Iowa, and attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., where she received a bachelor of arts in psychology. Later, at New York University, she received her master’s degree in acting. She’s been a fan favorite as the savage survivalist Michonne on AMC’s
The Walking Dead since 2012. On June 16, you can see her on the big screen in the role of Afeni Shakur, the mother of rapper Tupac Shakur (Demetrius Shipp Jr.), in All Eyez on
Me, a new biopic about the late hip-hop artist.