Invite your favorite hunks to the DEEP DISH Pool Party!

Battle of the Movie Stars #12: 1996

15 Groovy Movies to See This Fall

Fall TV Preview: When is Cookie coming back?

Reeling: Chicago's LGBTQ+ Film Festival Sept. 17-24

Friday, August 28, 2015

Groovy Flashback: Fall TV Promos 1961 - 1979



With a new TV season right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to look back at some fall TV promos from ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC (which you then could read about in TV Guide's annual fall preview issue). So let's begin with the 1960s and '70s:

CBS's 1961 Fall Season Preview with hosts Andy Griffith, Garry Moore, Sebastian Cabot, Bob Cummings, Rod Serling, Raymond Burr and Ed Sullivan.



Edie Adams and Jerry Lewis appear in this preview of "The New ABC's" 1963-64 season featuring its new round logo.


Deep Dish Pool Party #134


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.

2) Dish #1714
Last Week #2, Week 3, 25 invites out of 182


Dish of the Day #1721: Woof Week


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 Dishes are Alex and Charlie Kotze.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fall TV Preview: When is Cookie coming back?



The new fall TV season is right around the corner, so here is a list of premiere dates of your favorite shows (and a few specials), including last season's hottest hit, Fox's Empire.

Dish of the Day #1720: Woof Week


This week I'm featuring a few guys and dogs.

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.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Live from New York, it's SNL's Top 10 Moments of 1982-84



To celebrate Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary on October 11, I thought it would be fun to feature some of the show's most memorable moments (in chronological order). Click here to see previous posts - and now let's look back at SNL's eighth and ninth seasons (1982-84):

Dish of the Day #1719: Woof Week


This week I'm featuring a few guys and dogs.

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.

P.S. I didn't even know until just now that today (August 26) is National Dog Day - thanks for the info, Facebook!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Groovy Music Showdown #40: 2007


In the 39th Groovy Music Showdown, the following albums from 1969 won and will be moving on to Round 2:

Abbey Road - The Beatles
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid soundtrack
Galveston - Glen Campbell
Offering - Carpenters
Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show - Neil Diamond
The Age of Aquarius - The 5th Dimension
First Take - Roberta Flack
Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5
Crimson & Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells
Is That All There Is? - Peggy Lee
Clouds - Joni Mitchell
Good Morning Starshine - Oliver
Dusty in Memphis - Dusty Springfield
Hawaii Five-O - The Ventures
Tommy - The Who

PLEASE NOTE: The next Groovy Music Showdown will be on Tuesday, September 8.

Now on to our 40th showdown, which takes us back to 2007 when the following 32 albums were released:















Dish of the Day #1718: Woof Week


This week I'm featuring a few guys and dogs.

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, August 24, 2015

Battle of the Movie Stars #12: 1996


The following stars of 1967 (from the 11th Battle) will be moving on to Round 2:

Julie Andrews (Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Anne Bancroft (The Graduate)
Warren Beatty (Bonnie and Clyde)
Carol Channing (Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Patty Duke (Valley of the Dolls)
Faye Dunaway (Bonnie and Clyde)
Jane Fonda (Barefoot in the Park)
Rex Harrison (Doctor Dolittle)
Susan Hayward (Valley of the Dolls)
Katharine Hepburn (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner)
Dustin Hoffman (The Graduate)
Paul Newman (Cool Hand Luke)
Barbara Parkins (Valley of the Dolls)
Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde)
Sidney Poitier (To Sir, with Love)
Rod Steiger (In the Heat of the Night)

Now on to our 12th battle, which takes us back to 1996 when the following 32 stars graced the silver screen: