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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.

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