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Battle of the Network Stars #108: Sweet 16

The Groovy List: 10 Things to Do in May

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Battle of the Network Stars #109: Elite Eight


After 108 battles, we have reached the Elite Eight. Now vote for your favorites below!











Dish of the Day #1655: Broadway Bares Week


This week's Dishes are all appearing in Broadway Bares 25: Top Bottoms of Burlesque on Sunday, June 21, at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom (the annual event raises money to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS). To purchase tickets, go to www.broadwaybares.com.

Today's Dish is Michael Scirrotto, who joined the Broadway cast of Chicago in 2014 (click here to support his Broadway Bares Strip-a-thon).


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dish of the Day #1654: Broadway Bares Week


This week's Dishes are all appearing in Broadway Bares 25: Top Bottoms of Burlesque on Sunday, June 21, at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom (the annual event raises money to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS). To purchase tickets, go to www.broadwaybares.com.

Today's Dish is Matthew Steffens, who has appeared on Broadway in Promises, Promises and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. And this spring he was the Associate Choreographer for the musical, Dr. Zhivago (click here to support his Broadway Bares Strip-a-thon).

Broadway Bares photo credit: Andrew Eccles


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Groovy Music Showdown #33: 1971


In the 32nd Groovy Music Showdown, the following albums from 2011 won and will be moving on to Round 2:

21 - Adele
Duets II - Tony Bennett
4 - Beyoncé
Panic of Girls - Blondie
The Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording
Christmas - Michael Bublé
Stronger - Kelly Clarkson
Turn It Around - Tom Goss
Hunter Hayes
I Remember Me - Jennifer Hudson
Own the Night - Lady Antebellum
Born This Way - Lady Gaga
Música + Alma + Sexo - Ricky Martin
Muppets: The Green Album
In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks
Red River Blue - Blake Shelton

PLEASE NOTE: The next Groovy Music Showdown will be on Tuesday, June 2.

Now on to our 33rd showdown, which takes us back to 1971 when the following 32 albums were released:















Fall TV Preview: What I will (and won't) be watching



The five major networks revealed their 2015-16 schedules last week, and some of their new shows look promising (and some do not). Below you can check out 12 new series that I will be tuning in - for at least their pilot episodes - as well as 13 shows that I will NOT be watching (all times are Central Standard). You can see a complete list of shows and trailers at Deadline.com:

Groovy Giveaway: Take This Man: Gay Romance Stories



Courtesy of Cleis Press, this week's Groovy Giveaway is two copies of Take This Man: Gay Romance Stories.

Inspired by the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that struck down the restrictive Defense of Marriage Act, award-winning author Neil Plakcy has curated a joyous and romantic celebration of gay love and marriage. While many romance stories focus on the pleasures of the first seduction, Take This Man is thrillingly different - each story spotlights the heightened intimacy of encounters between two devoted men that are crazy for each other. Michael Bracken's confessional "Blue Heart" explores the evolution of love (and sex) with a couple that started out as undergrad lovers. A restaurateur couple's cute new hire goes all the way to please his new bosses in Jameson Dash's romp "Table for Three." Editor Plakcy's contribution is a rapturous story of long-time love and one hot engagement celebration in "A Riviera Wedding." Formalized legally or not, successful long-term relationships share the same secret: knowing what turns your partner on - and vice versa - after years of connection sets the stage for truly making love each time you turn off the lights. Here's to all 50 states!

To enter to win this Groovy Giveaway, email your name and address to deepdish73@gmail.com. Winners must have a US mailing address, and entries close at midnight on Monday, May 25 (CST).

Dish of the Day #1653: Broadway Bares Week


This week's Dishes are all appearing in Broadway Bares 25: Top Bottoms of Burlesque on Sunday, June 21, at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom (the annual event raises money to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS). To purchase tickets, go to www.broadwaybares.com.

Today's Dish is Steven Wenslawski, who has appeared in the National Tours of Thoroughly Modern Millie and Dr. Dolittle (click here to support his Broadway Bares Strip-a-thon).

Color photo credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia
B&W photo credit: Andrew Eccles


Monday, May 18, 2015

Battle of the Network Stars #108: Sweet 16


After 107 battles, we have reached the Top 16 stars. Now vote for your favorites below!









Dish of the Day #1652: Broadway Bares Week


This week's Dishes are all appearing in Broadway Bares 25: Top Bottoms of Burlesque on Sunday, June 21, at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom (the annual event raises money to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS). To purchase tickets, go to www.broadwaybares.com.

Today's Dish is Erik Altemus, who made his Broadway debut in the 2013 revival of Pippin (click here to support his Broadway Bares Strip-a-thon).

Color photo credit: Luke Fontana
B&W photo credit: Matt Hopkins





Sunday, May 17, 2015

Goodbye, Mad Men (and Groovy Gals): My 10 Favorite Episodes



To celebrate the 92nd and final episode of AMC's Mad Men, which airs tonight, here are my 10 favorite episodes from its seven-season run (in chronological order):