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Friday, September 22, 2017

Dish of the Day #2236: Does anyone still wear a hat?


Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. Vote for your favorite Dish of the Week in the poll below (the winner will compete for the title of Mr. September). And if you haven't yet voted for the Dish of the Month: Mr. August, choose your favorite hunk in the sidebar poll.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Dish of the Day #2235: Does anyone still wear a hat?


Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted for the Dish of the Week or the Dish of the Month: Mr. August, choose your favorite hunks in the sidebar polls.

Today's Dish is Jon Shield.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

10 Movies to See at Reeling 2017: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival



Tomorrow night Reeling 2017: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival begins its 35th year of presenting movies that celebrate the amazing diversity of the queer experience. During the last few weeks I've watched many of this year's featured films, and below I have selected my Top 10 favorites in order of preference (click on a title for more information). Unfortunately, I was not able to see preview screeners for Chavela, EastSiders 3: Go West, En Algun Lugar, Freak Show, Happiness Adjacent or The Pass, but I hope that you will check them out - along with some of my selections - during Reeling, which runs September 21 to 28.

Reeling's main venue will once again be Landmark's Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark), and for advance tickets, festival passes and a complete schedule of films, go to www.reelingfilmfestival.org.

Dish of the Day #2234: Does anyone still wear a hat?


Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted for the Dish of the Week or the Dish of the Month: Mr. August, choose your favorite hunks in the sidebar polls.

Today's Dish is Jan Schumacher.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Battle of the Broadway Stars #9: 1987-88 Season


The following stars of the 1974-75 Broadway season (from the eighth Battle) will be moving on to Round 2:

Elizabeth Ashley (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
Ellen Burstyn (Same Time, Next Year)
John Cullum (Shenandoah)
Calvin Culver (Tubstrip)
Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Show)
Lola Falana (Doctor Jazz)
Peter Firth (Equus)
Joel Grey (Goodtime Charley)
Anthony Hopkins (Equus)
Angela Lansbury (Gypsy)
Stephanie Mills (The Wiz)
Rita Moreno (The Ritz)
Bernadette Peters (Mack & Mabel)
Robert Preston (Mack & Mabel)
Lynn Redgrave (My Fat Friend)
Maggie Smith (Private Lives)

PLEASE NOTE: The next Battle of the Broadway Stars will be on Tuesday, October 3.

Now on to our ninth battle, which takes us back to the 1987-88 Broadway season when the following 32 stars appeared on stage:
















Dish of the Day #2233: Does anyone still wear a hat?


Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted for the Dish of the Week or the Dish of the Month: Mr. August, choose your favorite hunks in the sidebar polls.

Today's Dish is Chris Champion.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Emmys were workin' 9 to 5 last night



Lily, Dolly and Jane were the highlights of last night's 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. I adore all three of them, and it was so great to see them reunited as presenters (but it is hard to believe that it's been 37 years since 9 to 5). I was disappointed that neither Lily nor Jane won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Grace and Frankie - but I guess Julia Louis-Dreyfus needed a sixth consecutive Emmy for her performance on Veep (she is, of course, fabulous and deserving, but I think six awards for the same role is a bit much).


The other highlight of the evening was a standing ovation for Carol Burnett and Norman Lear, who were the presenters for Outstanding Comedy Series (which went to Veep for the third consecutive year).


The lowlight of the night was the surprise cameo appearance by Trump's former Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, who needs to go away and leave us alone. And the runner-up was Jermaine Fowler (from CBS's Superior Donuts) whose frequent screaming as the Emmys' announcer was neither hip nor entertaining - it was just downright irritating.

As for host Stephen Colbert, he was okay. His opening musical number of "Everything Is Better on TV" was fun, but his comedy bits with RuPaul (as "Emmy") and Jeffrey Wright (in a Westworld spoof) were not that funny. I give him and the telecast a grade of B- (but without the 9 to 5 reunion, it would have been a C).


Now here are all the winners (including some from last weekend's Creative Arts Emmy Awards). And my 12 correct predictions are the ones in pink:

Battle of the Movie Stars #118: 1997-2000, Round 3


The following stars of 1973-76 (from the 117th Battle) will be moving on to Round 4:

Ellen Burstyn (The Exorcist)
Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Robert De Niro (Taxi Driver)
Faye Dunaway (Network)
Sam Elliott (Lifeguard)
Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
Jodie Foster (Taxi Driver)
Teri Garr (Young Frankenstein)
Madeline Kahn (Blazing Saddles)
Paul Newman (The Sting)
Jack Nicholson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
Robert Redford (The Way We Were)
Maggie Smith (Murder by Death)
Sissy Spacek (Carrie)
Barbra Streisand (The Way We Were)
Gene Wilder (Young Frankenstein)

Now on to our 118th battle, which takes us back to 1997-2000 when the following 32 stars graced the silver screen:









Dish of the Day #2332: Does anyone still wear a hat?


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