Friday, December 2, 2016
The Groovy List is looking forward to Hairspray Live!
The Groovy List is a weekly Top 10 of recommended videos featuring pop culture and gorgeous guys:
1) Groovy Actor: Ron Glass
Mr. Glass, who died on November 25 at age 71, was best known for his role as Det. Ron Harris in the 1975-82 ABC sitcom, Barney Miller, which earned him an Emmy nomination in 1982. Other television credits include the 1982-83 ABC sitcom, The New Odd Couple (as Felix Unger), the 1992-93 NBC sitcom, Rhythm & Blues, the 1996-97 NBC sitcom, Mr. Rhodes, the 1997-98 ABC sitcom, Teen Angel, and the 2002 Fox sci-fi drama, Firefly. He also appeared in the 2002 Firefly feature film, Serenity. Below you can watch him in Barney Miller and The New Odd Couple.
2) Groovy Actor: Fritz Weaver
Mr. Weaver, who died on November 26 at age 90, received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series for the 1978 NBC miniseries, Holocaust. He also won a 1970 Tony Award for Best Actor in Play for Child's Play. His feature film credits include Fail Safe (1964), The Maltese Bippy (1969), The Day of the Dolphin (1973), Marathon Man (1976), Black Sunday (1977), Demon Seed (1977), The Big Fix (1978), Nightkill (1980), Creepshow (1982), Power (1986) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1999). Weaver also played Sherlock Holmes in the 1965 Broadway musical, Baker Street, and Lizzie Borden's father in the 1975 ABC movie, The Legend of Lizzie Borden. Below you can watch him in Holocaust and listen to him sing "Cold Clear World" from Baker Street.
3) Groovy Musical: Hairspray Live!
Check out a sneak peek at the live musical adaptation of the 2002 Broadway musical, which will be broadcast this Wednesday (December 7) on NBC. The cast includes Maddie Baillio, Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Garrett Clayton and Andrea Martin.
4) Groovy TV Preview: Big Little Lies
Based on Liane Moriarty's 2014 novel, this HBO limited series will debut on February 19. The cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Alexander Skarsgård, Adam Scott, James Tupper and Zoë Kravitz.
5) Groovy Gal: Helen Mirren
The Academy Award-winning actress is a guest on Ellen.
6) Groovy Gal: Carrie Fisher
The actress promotes her new book, The Princess Diarist, on Ellen.
7) Groovy Gilmore Girl: Lauren Graham
The actress promotes her new Netflix series, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
8) Groovy Gal: Elena
Everyone's favorite contestant returns to TruTV's Billy on the Street.
9) Groovy Broadway Guy: Richard H. Blake
The actor, who is currently starring in the new Broadway musical, A Bronx Tale, is a guest on The Broadway Channel's Show People with Paul Wontorek.
10) Groovy Game: Password
Jimmy Fallon and Neil Diamond team up against Natalie Portman and J.J. Abrams on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.