Invite your favorite hunks to the DEEP DISH Pool Party!

Battle of the Network Stars #104: 2001-15 TV Seasons

The Groovy List: 10 Things to Do in May

74 Groovy Things about Ann-Margret on her birthday

Jamie Lee Curtis will be screaming on TV this fall

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Dish of the Day #1644: You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile


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 Scott Herman.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Groovy Music Showdown #32: 2011


In the 31st Groovy Music Showdown, the following albums from 1974 won and will be moving on to Round 2:

Waterloo - ABBA
AWB - Average White Band
Endless Summer - The Beach Boys
Hooked on a Feeling - Blue Swede
Back Home Again - John Denver
Serenade - Neil Diamond
On the Border - Eagles
Caribou - Elton John
Wrap Around Joy - Carole King
Barry Manilow II
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Sheer Heart Attack - Queen
Free and Easy - Helen Reddy
Perfect Angel - Minnie Riperton
Heart Like a Wheel - Linda Ronstadt
The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand

PLEASE NOTE: The next Groovy Music Showdown will be on Tuesday, May 19.

Now on to our 32nd showdown, which takes us back to 2011 when the following 32 albums were released:















Dish of the Day #1643: You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile


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.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Groovy IndieGoGo Movie: The Good Waiter



Kevin Grant Spencer, an out-and-proud actor/filmmaker, recently kicked off an IndieGoGo campaign for his first short film, The Good Waiter, which he wrote with actor Matthew Ludwinski (whom I liked in 2011's Going Down in La-La Land). These two frequently-shirtless friends - who met in a Provincetown production of Naked Boys Singing! - wrote this film in response to their crazy experiences in the food service industry. It's All About Eve meets Fatal Attraction meets Vertigo... in a restaurant (which sounds intriguing). So if you want to see "LGBT cinema's first psychological restaurant thriller", click here to tip The Good Waiter.


Battle of the Network Stars #104: 2001-15 TV Seasons, Round 5


The following stars from the 103rd Battle of the Network Stars will be moving on to Round 6:

Lisa Kudrow (Friends/NBC)
Bea Arthur (The Golden Girls/NBC)
Estelle Getty (The Golden Girls/NBC)
Betty White (The Golden Girls/NBC)
Eric McCormack (Will & Grace/NBC)
Debra Messing (Will & Grace/NBC)
Megan Mullally (Will & Grace/NBC)
Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/ABC)
Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman/ABC)
Christine Baranski (Cybill/CBS)
Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown/CBS)
Christopher Meloni (Oz/HBO)
Peter Krause (Six Feet Under/HBO)
Jon Stewart (The Daily Show/Comedy Central)
Hal Sparks (Queer as Folk/Showtime)
Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation/syndicated)

Now on to our 104th battle, which takes us to the 2001-15 TV seasons when we welcomed the following 32 stars into our homes:









Dish of the Day #1642: You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile


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.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Remembering Ben E. King 1938 - 2015



Ben E. King (Benjamin Earl King), who died Thursday at age 76, was best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me", a Top 10 hit in both 1961 and 1986 (when it was used as the theme song for the film, Stand by Me). He was a lead singer of the R&B group, The Drifters, from 1958 to 1960, performing such hits as "There Goes My Baby", "This Magic Moment" and "Save the Last Dance for Me". Other solo hits include "Spanish Harlem" (1961), "Amor" (1961), "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" (1962), "I (Who Have Nothing)" (1963) and "Supernatural Thing" (1975). In 1988, King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Drifters.

Below you can watch Ben E. King in a 1986 music video for "Stand by Me" (with two of the movie's stars, River Phoenix and Wil Wheaton) and in a 1975 appearance on Soul Train, singing "Supernatural Thing".

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Groovy List: 10 Things to Do in May



Since there are so many groovy plays, musicals, concerts and events, this is my monthly list to help promote a few of them (click on a title for more information or to purchase tickets):

Deep Dish Pool Party #117


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 at the Deep Dish Pool Party. 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 #1636: John Pruitt
Week 2, 61 invites out of 362



2) Dish #1633: Cole Monahan
W2, 54 invites


Dish of the Day #1641: Pool Boys on Parade


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.

Today's Dish is Ryan Barry by Dylan Rosser.