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Battle of the Movie Stars #64: 1955

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

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Dish of the Day #1969: Does anyone still wear a hat?


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.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Remembering Gene Wilder 1933 - 2016



Actor Gene Wilder, who died Monday at age 83, received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for his performance as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). He also appeared in many other films, including Bonnie and Clyde (1967), The Producers (1968), Blazing Saddles (1974), Young Frankenstein (1974), Silver Streak (1976) and Stir Crazy (1980).

Wilder was married to his third wife, actress Gilda Radner, from 1984 until her death in 1989 - and he later co-founded Gilda's Club, a support group to raise awareness of cancer. He is survived by his fourth wife, Karen Boyer, whom he married in 1991.

Below I've selected some videos to celebrate Gene Wilder's life and career.

Groovy Giveaway: Rob Rosen's Midlife Crisis



This week's Groovy Giveaway is an autographed paperback of Rob Rosen's new novel, Midlife Crisis.

Jack is 35 and single once again. He is not, as he as quick to point out, going through a midlife crisis. Still, it would be nice to have a partner, and so he sets out on an adventure to find the one-time love of his life, Bing, a man he hasn’t seen in more than 15 years, a man who has seemingly vanished off the face of the planet. With the help of his family and friends, not to mention the family dog and his high school bully, he goes searching for Bing, only to unearth an age-old mystery that puts them all in grave danger. In this hysterically funny tale, the question remains right on up to the surprise ending: can we return to our past in order to better our future?

"Rob Rosen does madcap gay humor better than anyone else writing today. Midlife Crisis is no exception" - Neil Plakcy, author of The Mahu Investigations

"Rob Rosen's Midlife Crisis has laughs aplenty, along with intrigue, romance, sex and heartbreak. The reader will enjoy the humorous wordplay and snappy dialogue, which - alongside a tale of first love lost and a long-forgotten mystery surfacing from the past - carries the story forward to an exciting conclusion" - T.R. Verten, author of Confessions of a Rentboy

To learn more about Rob and his other books, visit www.therobrosen.com. You can also follow him on Facebook.

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 Thursday, September 1 (CST).

Groovy Music Showdown #76: 2006-07, Round 2


In the 75th Groovy Music Showdown, the following albums from 1970-71 won and will be moving on to Round 3:

America
Let It Be - The Beatles
Carpenters
Close to You - Carpenters
Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
Stones - Neil Diamond
Mama’s Big Ones - Cass Elliot
Portrait - The 5th Dimension
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Madman Across the Water - Elton John
Tapestry - Carole King
Imagine - John Lennon
If Not for You - Olivia Newton-John
Bridge over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
It Ain't Easy - Three Dog Night
I'll Never Fall in Love Again – Dionne Warwick

Now on to our 76th showdown, which takes us back to 2006-07 when the following 32 albums were released:















Dish of the Day #1968: Does anyone still wear a hat?


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 Will Grant.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Battle of the Movie Stars #64: 1955


The following stars of 2009 (from the 63rd Battle) will be moving on to Round 2:

Amy Adams (Julie & Julia)
Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
George Clooney (Up in the Air)
Penélope Cruz (Nine)
Judi Dench (Nine)
Colin Firth (A Single Man)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer)
Mo'Nique (Precious)
Julianne Moore (A Single Man)
Chris Pine (Star Trek)
Brad Pitt (Inglourious Basterds)
Zachary Quinto (Star Trek)
Ryan Reynolds (The Proposal)
Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)
Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)

Now on to our 64th battle, which takes us back to 1955 when the following 32 stars graced the silver screen:









Dish of the Day #1967: Does anyone still wear a hat?


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.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Web Series Worth Watching: Kyle David Pierce in Three's A Crowd



Web Series of the Week: Three's A Crowd
I've previously featured actor Kyle David Pierce when he appeared in the web series, The Inn and Pretty - and now he's starring in this enjoyable new gay comedy created by Nigel Campbell. The story revolves around Evan (Campbell) and Patrick (Patrick Cohen) whose first date goes very well, but then Evan is surprised to learn that Patrick still lives - platonically - with Brian (Pierce), his hunky ex-boyfriend of nine years. Do Patrick and Brian still have romantic feelings for one another? That's what Evan wants to find out - and you can, too, by binge-watching all six episodes of the first season.

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).

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