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Battle of the Movie Stars #110: 1969-72

The Groovy List wants Finn Wittrock as a Mystery Date

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Battle of the Broadway Stars #4: 1995-96 Season

Monday, July 24, 2017

Battle of the Movie Stars #110: 1969-72, Round 3


The following stars of 1989-92 (from the 109th Battle) will be moving on to Round 4:

Kathy Bates (Misery)
Kevin Costner (Field of Dreams)
Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias)
Sally Field (Steel Magnolias)
Morgan Freeman (Driving Miss Daisy)
Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs)
Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs)
Anjelica Huston (The Addams Family)
Shirley MacLaine (Steel Magnolias)
Dolly Parton (Steel Magnolias)
Brad Pitt (Thelma & Louise)
Stephen Rea (The Crying Game)
Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman)
Julia Roberts (Steel Magnolias)
Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise)
Campbell Scott (Longtime Companion)

Now on to our 110th battle, which takes us back to 1969-72 when the following 32 stars graced the silver screen:









Dish of the Day #2192 : I Like Men Week




This week I'm featuring a few of my favorite men - and Judy Garland and Peggy Lee help kick things off with a song.

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. June, choose your favorite hunks in the sidebar polls.

Today's Dish is Simon Mathis.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Remembering John Heard 1946 - 2017



Actor John Heard, who died Friday at age 71, was probably best known for his role as Macaulay Culkin's father in Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). His other film credits include Between the Lines (1977), First Love (1977), Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979), Heart Beat (1980), Cutter's Way (1981), Cat People (1982), C.H.U.D. (1984), Heaven Help Us (1985), After Hours (1985), The Trip to Bountiful (1985), Big (1988), Beaches (1988), Awakenings (1990), Rambling Rose (1991), Deceived (1991), The Pelican Brief (1993), My Fellow Americans (1996) and Pollock (2000).

Heard received a 1999 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for HBO's The Sopranos. Other television credits include the 1979 PBS miniseries, The Scarlet Letter, and the 1995-96 CBS series, The Client, as well as recurring roles on CBS's CSI: Miami (2003-05), The WB's Jack & Bobby (2004-05) and Fox's Prison Break (2005-06).

Heard also appeared on Broadway in Warp (1973), Hamlet (1975-76), Total Abandon (1983) and The Glass Menagerie (1983-84) as Jim O'Connor. He was married to actress Margot Kidder from 1979-80 (but they separated after only six days), and he dated actress Melissa Leo for three years in the 1980s (they had a son in 1987).

Below I've selected some videos to celebrate John Heard's life and career.

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Groovy List wants Finn Wittrock as a Mystery Date



The Groovy List is a weekly roundup of groovy gay pop culture:

365 Groovy Books Worth Reading #179 - 189


Today I continue my list of 365 Groovy Books Worth Reading (in random order). Click here for the previous 178 books - and click on a title for more information or to purchase a copy:

179) Attack of the Theater People (2008) by Marc Acito
This hilarious sequel to Acito's 2004 debut novel, How I Paid for College, continues the misadventures of aspiring actor Edward Zanni, who - after being kicked out of drama school - accidentally gets caught up in insider trading with a handsome stockbroker named Chad.


180) When the Lights Go Down (1980) by Pauline Kael
The critic's sixth collection of movie reviews features films that were released in 1975-79 including Taxi Driver, Jaws, Carrie, Rocky, King Kong, A Star Is Born, Star Wars, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Saturday Night Fever, National Lampoon's Animal House, The Wiz, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Superman and Halloween.

Groovy Giveaway: Pet Shop Boys Reissues



This week's Groovy Giveaway is reissued versions of Nightlife, Release and Fundamental - the first three releases from the Pet Shop Boys' CATALOGUE: 1985-2012 - a landmark series of remastered Parlophone studio albums packaged with “Further Listening” albums of additional and previously unreleased material!

Nightlife, their darkly orchestrated collaboration with producers Rollo, Craig Armstrong and David Morales, originally released in 1999, is reissued with two “Further Listening” discs, including exclusive, unreleased tracks such as “Tall Thin Men” and “For All Of Us” as well as demo versions of “Vampires,” “Call Me Old-Fashioned,” and “Radiophonic.”

Release, featuring Johnny Marr on guitar, also comes with two “further listening” albums of additional tracks including unreleased songs “Motoring,” “The Night Is A Time To Explore Who You Are,” “Run, Girl, Run,” and “Reunion,” as well as previously-unreleased John Peel versions of “A Powerful Friend” and “If Looks Could Kill,” as well as a previously-unreleased cover version of Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again, Naturally” featuring Elton John.

Fundamental, their magnificent Trevor Horn-produced album will feature a 22-track “further listening” album of additional material including demos of unreleased songs such as “Ring Road,” “One-way Street,” and “Dancing In The Dusk,” alongside previously-unreleased mixes and remixes.

Each album is available on 180-gram vinyl, as well as on CD and digitally.

The Nightlife, Release and Fundamental reissues will be available July 28. Pre-order Now: http://www.petshopboysshop.co.uk/

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I have ONE reissue copy of each album, so I will be selecting three winners who will each receive ONE album. To enter to win, please email your name, address and preferred PSB album to deepdish73@gmail.com. Winners must have a US mailing address, and entries close at midnight on Thursday, July 27 (CST).

Dish of the Day #2191: Abs-olutely Fabulous!


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. July). And if you haven't yet voted for the Dish of the Month: Mr. June, choose your favorite hunk in the sidebar poll.

Today's Dish is Abel Albonetti.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dish of the Day #2190: Abs-olutely Fabulous!


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. June, choose your favorite hunks in the sidebar polls.

Today's Dish is Jim Thornton.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dish of the Day #2189: Abs-olutely Fabulous!


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. June, choose your favorite hunks in the sidebar polls.

Today's Dish is Alex Crockford.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Remembering Martin Landau 1928 - 2017



Actor Martin Landau, who died Saturday at age 89, was best known for his roles as Rollin Hand in the CBS series, Mission: Impossible (1966–69), and as Commander John Koenig in the syndicated British series, Space: 1999 (1975–77). He received three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Mission: Impossible. Other television credits include the 2006 ABC drama, The Evidence, and recurring roles on CBS's Without a Trace (2004-09) and HBO's Entourage (2006-08).

Landau won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton's 1994 film, Ed Wood. He also received Oscar nominations for Francis Ford Coppola's Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) and Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). Other film credits include Pork Chop Hill (1959), North by Northwest (1959), The Gazebo (1959), Cleopatra (1963), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Nevada Smith (1966), They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970), Meteor (1979), Without Warning (1980), Alone in the Dark (1982), Mistress (1992), Sliver (1993), Intersection (1994), City Hall (1996), B*A*P*S (1997), The X-Files (1998), Rounders (1998), EDtv (1999), The Majestic (2001), Entourage (2015) and The Last Poker Game (2017).

Landau also starred in the 1984-85 national tour of the Broadway revival of Dracula. In 2001, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and he was married to his Mission: Impossible and Space: 1999 co-star, actress Barbara Bain, from 1957 to 1993.

Below I've selected some videos to celebrate Martin Landau's life and career.
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