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Battle of the Network Stars #46: 2003-04 TV Season

10 Groovy Things to Do in July

Groovy Guy of the Month: Matt Palazzolo

The Top 114 Groovy Gay Movies to Watch in 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Deep Dish Pool Party #79


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 #1352: Connor Moxam
Last Week #1, W21, 43 invites out of 221



2) Dish #1447: Saul Harris
W2, 28 invites


Dish of the Day #1456: Does anyone still wear a hat?


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 Rusty Joiner.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dish of the Day #1455: Does anyone still wear a hat?


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 Matt Kirkham.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Battle of the Network Stars #46: 2003-04 TV Season


ABC won the 45th Battle of the Network Stars, and the following stars will be moving on to Round 2:

Blythe Danner (Adam's Rib/ABC)
Robert Urich (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice/ABC)
Tom Bosley (Happy Days/ABC)
Ron Howard (Happy Days/ABC)
Donny Most (Happy Days/ABC)
Marion Ross (Happy Days/ABC)
Anson Williams (Happy Days/ABC)
Paul Lynde (The New Temperatures Rising Show/ABC)
Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man/ABC)
Diana Rigg (Diana/NBC)
Dom DeLuise (Lotsa Luck/NBC)
Bill Bixby (The Magician/NBC)
Helen Hayes (The Snoop Sisters/NBC)
Mildred Natwick (The Snoop Sisters/NBC)
Ja'net Dubois (Good Times/CBS)
Betty White (The Mary Tyler Moore Show/CBS)

Now on to our 46th battle, which takes us back to the 2003-04 TV season when we welcomed the following 32 stars into our homes:






Dish of the Day #1454: Does anyone still wear a hat?


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 Connor Moxam by photographer Bruce Weber.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Groovy Music Showdown #14: 1984


In the 13th Groovy Music Showdown, the following albums from 1994 won and will be moving on to Round 2:

Under the Pink - Tori Amos
Beauty and the Beast original cast recording
MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett
Stones in the Road - Mary Chapin Carpenter
Amplified Heart - Everything but the Girl
Four Weddings and a Funeral soundtrack
Dookie - Green Day
Bedtime Stories - Madonna
Paid Vacation - Richard Marx
Melrose Place: The Music
Vauxhall and I - Morrissey
Longing in Their Hearts - Bonnie Raitt
Monster - R.E.M.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra
The Concert - Barbra Streisand
The Sweetest Days - Vanessa Williams

PLEASE NOTE: The next Groovy Music Showdown will be on Tuesday, August 5.

Now on to our 14th showdown, which takes us back to 1984 when the following 32 albums were released:












Groovy Giveaway: Active Duty: Gay Military Erotic Romance



Courtesy of Cleis Press, this week's Groovy Giveaway is two copies of Active Duty: Gay Military Erotic Romance.

The military has never been sexier when these hunky heroes serve their country and each other in Active Duty: Gay Military Erotic Romance, an anthology edited by Neil Plakcy. Experience the thrill of romantic trysts in the middle of battle, witness the everlasting bonds that develop between men who have put their lives on the line for one another day after day, and swoon over the charismatic charm and hard bodies that only the most disciplined of soldiers possess. With the abolition of the "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell" policy, being gay in the armed services has never been more accepted, and this collection has fourteen stories celebrating the freedom of our heroes to love and to lust after whomever they desire.

In Shane Allison’s "Weekend Leave", a man falls in love with a soldier after a night at a bar, an Air Force captain can finally marry his beloved in "Soaring" by Michael Bracken, and when it comes to hierarchies in the military, rank certainly has its privileges for the sergeants in Bearmuffin’s "Semper Fi Wrestlers". The stories in Active Duty are as touchingly honest as they are sexy and will give readers a newfound appreciation for these men in uniform.

To enter to win this Groovy Giveaway, email your name and address to deepdishdrama@aol.com. Winners must have a US mailing address, and entries close at midnight on Thursday, July 24 (CST).

Dish of the Day #1453: Does anyone still wear a hat?


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, July 21, 2014

Dish of the Day #1452: Does anyone still wear a hat?


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 Marco Dapper.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Remembering James Garner 1928 - 2014



Actor James Garner, who died Saturday at age 86, will always be remembered as private eye Jim Rockford in the 1974-80 NBC series, The Rockford Files, and in eight TV movies in the 1990s. He also played professional gambler Bret Maverick during the first three seasons of the ABC series, Maverick (1957-60), as well as in the 1978 TV movie, The New Maverick, and in the 1981-82 NBC sequel series, Bret Maverick.

Garner starred in many films, including The Children's Hour (1961), The Great Escape (1963), The Thrill of It All (1963), Move Over, Darling (1963), The Americanization of Emily (1964), Grand Prix (1966), How Sweet It Is! (1968), Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969), Marlowe (1969), Support Your Local Gunfighter! (1971), The Castaway Cowboy (1974), Health (1980), The Fan (1981), Victor Victoria (1982), Tank (1984), Murphy's Romance (1985), Maverick (1994), My Fellow Americans (1996), Space Cowboys (2000) and The Notebook (2004).

The actor is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lois Clarke, and two daughters.


The above series of photos were taken by Leo Fuchs in 1962, and below I've selected some videos to celebrate Mr. Garner's life and career.

Web Series Worth Watching: it could be worse returns for a second season



Web Series of the Week: it could be worse
One of my favorite new web series of 2013 was this Groovy Award-winning comedy about the life and times of a young actor named Jacob Gordon (played by co-creator Wesley Taylor, whose credits include NBC's Smash and The Addams Family on Broadway). And now it has returned for a second season on Hulu and received a nice write-up in The New York Times. I look forward to seeing what happens next to Jacob, who has moved to Los Angeles this season - and the first new episode features Stephanie J. Block as Jacob's sister as well as such groovy guest stars as Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, Anthony Rapp and Billy Magnussen.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Deep Dish Pool Party #78


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 #1352: Connor Moxam
Last Week #1, W20, 54 invites out of 300



2) Dish #1445: Bryan Thomas
W2, 39 invites


Dish of the Day #1451: Bear 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.