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Battle of the Movie Stars #63: 2009

The Groovy List hugs it out with Anderson Cooper

10 Groovy Things to Do in August starring Tom Goss

365 Groovy Books Worth Reading #1-20

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Groovy List hugs it out with Anderson Cooper



The Groovy List is a weekly Top 10 of recommended videos featuring pop culture, politics and gorgeous guys:

Groovy Giveaway: Tab Hunter Confidential on DVD



Today's special Groovy Giveaway is two DVDs of the acclaimed documentary, Tab Hunter Confidential. Based on Tab's New York Times best-selling memoir, producer Allan Glaser and director Jeffrey Schwarz (I Am Divine) have assembled dozens of past and present Hollywood stars, and most importantly the man himself, to talk frankly about being a survivor of the Hollywood roller coaster.

Throughout the 1950s, Tab Hunter reigned as Hollywood's ultimate heartthrob. In dozens of films, and in the pages of countless magazines, Tab's astonishing looks and golden-boy sex appeal drove his fans to screaming, delirious frenzy, solidifying him the prototype for all young matinee idols to come.

Bristling against being just another pretty face and wanting to be taken seriously, Tab was one of the few to be able to transcend pin-up boy status. He earned his stripes as an actor to become a major movie star and recording artist.

But throughout his years of stardom, Tab had a secret. Tab Hunter was gay, and spent his Hollywood years in a precarious closet that repeatedly threatened to implode and destroy him. Decades later, Tab's dramatic, turbulent and ultimately inspiring life story has become an explosive documentary feature.

Tab Hunter Confidential offers unprecedented access to the man behind the marquee smile, who shares first hand what it was like to be a manufactured movie star during the Golden Age of Hollywood and the consequences of being someone totally different from his studio image. The film traces Tab's dizzying rise to Hollywood super-stardom, his secret life in an era when being openly gay was unthinkable, and his ultimate triumph when the limelight finally passed him by and true love won.

Punctuating Tab's on-screen presence are rare film clips and provocative interviews with friends and co-stars including John Waters, Clint Eastwood, George Takei, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Wagner, Portia de Rossi, Noah Wyle, Connie Stevens, Robert Osborne, and dozens more. For more information, go to tabhunterconfidential.com.

To enter to win this DVD, email your name and address to deepdish73@gmail.com. Winners must have a US mailing address, and entries close at midnight on Monday, August 29 (CST).

Deep Dish Pool Party #184


The rules are simple - each week I feature 10 Dishes of the Day and you get to invite your three favorites over for some wet and wild fun. The five guys who receive the most votes get to stay, and the following week five new Dishes are added to the guest list.

1) Dish #1822
Last Week #2, Week 29, 38 invites out of 258


Dish of the Day #1966: Woof Week


Happy National Dog Day!

Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. Click here to vote for your three favorite Dishes in this week's Deep Dish Pool Party poll.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Dish of the Day #1965: Woof Week


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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

365 Groovy Books Worth Reading #11 - 20


Today I continue my list of 365 Groovy Books Worth Reading (in random order). Click here for the first 10 books - and click on a title for more information or to purchase a copy:

11) Valley of the Dolls (1966) by Jacqueline Susann
"By God, her hair's as phony as she is!" says Neely O'Hara while holding up Helen Lawson's wig on page 335 of the #1 bestselling novel of 1966 - and it has sold more than 30 million copies.


12) Bad Movies We Love (1993) by Edward Margulies and Stephen Rebello
If you're in need of a fun read, look no further - this amusing book leaves no stone (including Sharon) unturned as it skewers some of Hollywood's biggest big-budget film fiascos ever, including Mame, The Bitch, Myra Breckinridge, Lost Horizon, Xanadu, Can't Stop the Music, Mommie Dearest and, of course, Valley of the Dolls.

Dish of the Day #1964: Woof 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 Joss Mooney.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Groovy Giveaway: Barbra Streisand's new album, ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway



This week's Groovy Giveaway is three CD copies (standard version) of ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, the brand new album from the legendary Barbra Streisand!

Featuring 10 new Streisand duets of Broadway classics with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood including Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Seth MacFarlane, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Pine, Daisy Ridley, Patrick Wilson and a spectacular virtual duet with Anthony Newley!

Along with the standard 10-track album on CD and Vinyl, fans can also purchase a deluxe edition of the CD, available exclusively at Target, featuring four bonus tracks! Pre-order the album now and receive the instant grat track, "At The Ballet," featuring Streisand with Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley, available streaming or via download.

Available August 26:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/StreisandENCORE
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/StreisandENCOREama
Barbra Streisand Music Store: http://smarturl.it/StreisandMusicStore
Barnes & Noble: http://smarturl.it/StreisandENCOREbn

ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway Track List
AT THE BALLET (from "A Chorus Line") w/ Anne Hathaway & Daisy Ridley
LOVING YOU (from "Passion") w/ Patrick Wilson
WHO CAN I TURN TO (WHEN NOBODY NEEDS ME) (from "The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd") w/ Anthony Newley
ANY MOMENT NOW (from "Smile") w/ Hugh Jackman
THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAS HAPPENED (from "Road Show") w/ Alec Baldwin
ANYTHING YOU CAN DO (from "Annie Get Your Gun") w/ Melissa McCarthy
I’LL BE SEEING YOU/I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE w/ Chris Pine
PURE IMAGINATION (from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory") w/ Seth MacFarlane
TAKE ME TO THE WORLD (from "Evening Primrose") w/ Antonio Banderas
CLIMB EV’RY MOUNTAIN (from "The Sound of Music") w/ Jamie Foxx

Bonus Tracks on the ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway Target Deluxe Edition
I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS (from "Too Many Girls")
NOT A DAY GOES BY (from "Merrily We Roll Along")
FIFTY PERCENT (from "Ballroom")
LOSING MY MIND (from "Follies")

Stay Connected to Barbra:
http://barbrastreisand.com
http://instagram.com/barbrastreisand
http://facebook.com/barbrastreisand
http://twitter.com/BarbraStreisand

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



Groovy Music Showdown #75: 1970-71, Round 2


In the 74th Groovy Music Showdown, the following albums from 1994-95 won and will be moving on to Round 3:

Head over Heels - Paula Abdul
Batman Forever: Music from the Motion Picture
Beauty and the Beast original cast recording
Here's to the Ladies - Tony Bennett
MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett
Amplified Heart - Everything but the Girl
Forever Blue - Chris Isaak
Made in England - Elton John
All You Can Eat - k.d. lang
Medusa - Annie Lennox
Bette of Roses - Bette Midler
Longing in Their Hearts - Bonnie Raitt
Monster - R.E.M.
L.P. - The Rembrandts
Take Me Higher - Diana Ross
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - The Smashing Pumpkins

Now on to our 75th showdown, which takes us back to 1970-71 when the following 32 albums were released:















Dish of the Day #1963: Woof Week


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