Q: I heard that the father of Daniela Ruah’s new baby is the brother of her “NCIS: Los Angeles” co-star Eric Christian Olsen. Is that true? – Dave Porter, Lawton, Okla.

A: It is. Though Olsen’s Deeks has eyes for Ruah’s Kensi on the CBS adventure series, it’s Olsen’s older sibling – David Paul Olsen, who works as his stunt double on the show – who is Ruah’s significant other offscreen. They welcomed a son on Dec. 30.


Q: Now that Lifetime has given us “Flowers in the Attic,” will they be giving us the remaining V.C. Andrews books in movie format? – Dom Bracco, DeLand, Fla.

A: One of them, at least. Even before the cable network’s version of “Flowers” made its debut last month, plans were announced by Lifetime to develop a film based on the story’s sequel, “Petals on the Wind.”

Since it’s set 10 years later, different actors will be sought to play Cathy and Christopher, but Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn will return.


Q: I enjoy reruns of “Remington Steele.” When did the show originally air? – Michelle Collins, Raleigh, N.C.

A: The lighthearted Stephanie Zimbalist-Pierce Brosnan detective series ran from 1982 to 1987 on NBC. It got one more season than intended, since the network suddenly renewed it after Pierce Brosnan was named as Roger Moore’s successor to the big-screen role of James Bond.

He had to forgo that, though it came back around to him in the mid-1990s. Not as widely known is the fact that Zimbalist had to withdraw from the movie “Robocop” for the same reason, with that role going to Nancy Allen instead.