Q: I enjoyed “The Big Tip With Rachael Ray.” Will it be a regular series? – Joanne Havens, Glen Burnie, Md.
A: The host isn’t too busy – that’s a joke, born from our knowing her well, along with her reputation as one of the hardest working celebrities on Earth – so the plan is for Food Network to run it as a recurring series of specials, at least for now. Waiters and waitresses across America surely would love to receive the big tips Ray hands out, and having relatively few chances to get them likely will make such moments even more distinctive.
Q: I was saddened to learn of the death of Maya Angelou. In reading about her, I saw that there was a TV-movie version of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” What can you tell me about it? – Ellen Clark, Columbus, Ohio
A: Inspired by a traumatic period early in Angelou’s life, the drama first aired in 1979 with Constance Good as Maya, surrounded by a very impressive cast of actresses – Diahann Carroll, Esther Rolle, Madge Sinclair and Ruby Dee (who, sadly, passed away last month not long after Angelou).
Q: I missed the details of Ginger Zee’s wedding. When and where did she get married? – Erin Collins, Bend, Ore.
A: The weekday meteorologist on ABC’s “Good Morning America” tied the knot with Ben Aaron – a reporter for New York’s WNBC-TV – in her native Michigan on June 7. The occasion was relatively intimate, with only 55 guests.
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