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Battle of the Movie Stars #97: 1987-88

The Groovy List catches up with Allison Janney

Soap Dish #8 (featuring an AMC love triangle)

My Favorite Movie 1933 - 2016

Friday, April 28, 2017

Groovy Music Showdown #110: 1984 - 2016, Round 6


In the 109th Groovy Music Showdown, the following albums from 1955-83 won and will be moving on to Round 7:

Carpenters
Close to You - Carpenters
Downtown - Petula Clark
Patsy Cline Showcase
The Age of Aquarius - The 5th Dimension
Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
Judy at Carnegie Hall - Judy Garland
Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Tapestry - Carole King
She's So Unusual - Cyndi Lauper
The Divine Miss M - Bette Midler
Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track
Sounds of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes I & II - Donna Summer

Now on to our 110th showdown, which features the following 32 albums that were released in 1984-16:















Dish of the Month: Mr. April


Since January 2013, I've enjoyed featuring my weekly Deep Dish Pool Party, but now it's time for a change. Beginning today you can vote for your FIVE favorite Dishes of the month (click on pics to enlarge), and Mr. April will then be crowned at the end of May. Below you can also check out the first three monthly Dishes of 2017 (based on Pool Party votes), who will be eligible for Dish of the Year this December.

As for the results of last week's Deep Dish Pool Party #216, Dish #2029 received 36 invites, Dish #1937 had 33 (in his 40th week), Dishes #1995 and #2106 each had 30, and Dish #2121 had 29.

Mr. January: Dish #2060



Mr. February: Dish #2068 (Xristian Restrepo)


Dish of the Day #2131: Cool Pool Boys Who Make Me Warm Week


Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. Click here to vote for your FIVE favorite Dishes in the Mr. April poll.






Thursday, April 27, 2017

Remembering Jonathan Demme and His Films



Jonathan Demme, who died Wednesday at age 73, directed many films, and to celebrate his life and career, I'm featuring 15 of them (in chronological order):

And the Drama Desk Award goes to . . .



The 62nd Annual Drama Desk nominations - which honor outstanding achievements on Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off Broadway - were announced today by former Drama Desk winners Laura Benanti (She Loves Me) and Javier Muñoz (Hamilton). Below is a complete list of the nominees with my predictions in pink - or you can watch the livestream of the nominations announcement.



Drama Desk winner Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar) will host the awards ceremony on Sunday, June 4, at NYC's Town Hall. Click here to purchase tickets to the Drama Desk Awards.

Outstanding Play
If I Forget by Steven Levenson
Indecent by Paula Vogel
A Life by Adam Bock
Oslo by J. T. Rogers
Sweat by Lynn Nottage

Outstanding Musical
Anastasia
The Band's Visit
Come From Away
Hadestown
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Dish of the Day #2130: Cool Pool Boys Who Make Me Warm Week


Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted in last week's Deep Dish Pool Party, choose your three favorite hunks in the sidebar poll.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Soap Dish #9 (in which you are invited to General Hospital's Red Wedding)



In today's Soap Dish, we revisit the wedding of Lucy Coe and Alan Quartermaine on General Hospital. Below you can watch 21 episodes of the show from April 1990 (click here for previous GH posts).

Dish of the Day #2129: Cool Pool Boys Who Make Me Warm Week


Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted in last week's Deep Dish Pool Party, choose your three favorite hunks in the sidebar poll.

Today's Dish is Andre Hofmann.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Groovy Music Showdown #109: 1955-83, Round 6


In the 108th Groovy Music Showdown, the following albums from 2000-16 won and will be moving on to Round 6:

19 - Adele
21 - Adele
25 - Adele
Duets: An American Classic - Tony Bennett
Born This Way - Lady Gaga
The Fame Monster - Lady Gaga
Música + Alma + Sexo - Ricky Martin
Sound Loaded - Ricky Martin
Bette - Bette Midler
Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook
It's the Girls! - Bette Midler
Moulin Rouge! Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film
Night Work - Scissor Sisters
Scissor Sisters
Ta-Dah - Scissor Sisters
Back to Black - Amy Winehouse

Now on to Round 6 and our 109th showdown, which features the following 32 albums that were released in 1955-83:















Dish of the Day #2128: Cool Pool Boys Who Make Me Warm Week


Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted in last week's Deep Dish Pool Party, choose your three favorite hunks in the sidebar poll.

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