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Battle of the Network Stars #32: 1982-83 TV Season

10 Groovy Movies to See This Summer

10 Groovy Things to Do in April starring Daniel Radcliffe

Jim Caruso is the Groovy Guy of the Month

Friday, April 18, 2014

Deep Dish Pool Party #65


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
Last Week #2, Week 7, 35 invites out of 176


Dish of the Day #1386: You Better Run Week


Runners take your mark! This week's Dishes are in honor of the first annual lakefront PRIDE 5K run/walk, which will take place in Chicago on Thursday, June 26. The race, produced by Star Events, kicks off at 7:30 pm at Fullerton and Lake Shore Drive, followed by a post-race party featuring DJ Adam LeBlanc of the popular local band Sixteen Candles.

The $50 individual registration fee includes a limited edition T-shirt designed by Borris Powell of Borris Powell Designs, valuable coupons and special gifts from local area businesses, and two drink tickets for use during the post-race party. Everyone is encouraged to register with a partner, and those that “couple up” will each receive a special $5 registration discount.

The PRIDE 5K race will benefit the new Center on Halsted Senior Center (set to open in Fall 2014). For more information and to register, visit ILoveRuns.com. You can also follow PRIDE 5K on Facebook and Twitter for regular race updates.

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.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dish of the Day #1385: You Better Run Week


Runners take your mark! This week's Dishes are in honor of the first annual lakefront PRIDE 5K run/walk, which will take place in Chicago on Thursday, June 26. The race, produced by Star Events, kicks off at 7:30 pm at Fullerton and Lake Shore Drive, followed by a post-race party featuring DJ Adam LeBlanc of the popular local band Sixteen Candles.

The $50 individual registration fee includes a limited edition T-shirt designed by Borris Powell of Borris Powell Designs, valuable coupons and special gifts from local area businesses, and two drink tickets for use during the post-race party. Everyone is encouraged to register with a partner, and those that “couple up” will each receive a special $5 registration discount.

The PRIDE 5K race will benefit the new Center on Halsted Senior Center (set to open in Fall 2014). For more information and to register, visit ILoveRuns.com. You can also follow PRIDE 5K on Facebook and Twitter for regular race updates.

Today's Dish is Tim Weaver.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Battle of the Network Stars #32: 1982-83 TV Season


NBC won the 31st Battle of the Network Stars, and the following stars will be moving on to Round 2:

Robert Fuller (Emergency!/NBC)
Julie London (Emergency!/NBC)
Randolph Mantooth (Emergency!/NBC)
Jimmy Stewart (The Jimmy Stewart Show/NBC)
Rock Hudson (McMillan & Wife/NBC)
Susan Saint James (McMillan & Wife/NBC)
Nancy Walker (McMillan & Wife/NBC)
James Garner (Nichols/NBC)
Redd Foxx (Sanford and Son/NBC)
Demond Wilson (Sanford and Son/NBC)
Charles Nelson Reilly (Lidsville/ABC)
James Franciscus (Longstreet/ABC)
Penny Marshall (The Odd Couple/ABC)
Dick Van Dyke (The New Dick Van Dyke Show/CBS)
Lynda Day George (Mission: Impossible/CBS)
Cher (The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour/CBS)

Now on to our 32nd battle, which takes us back to the 1982-83 TV season when we welcomed the following 32 stars into our homes:






Dish of the Day #1384: You Better Run Week


Runners take your mark! This week's Dishes are in honor of the first annual lakefront PRIDE 5K run/walk, which will take place in Chicago on Thursday, June 26. The race, produced by Star Events, kicks off at 7:30 pm at Fullerton and Lake Shore Drive, followed by a post-race party featuring DJ Adam LeBlanc of the popular local band Sixteen Candles.

The $50 individual registration fee includes a limited edition T-shirt designed by Borris Powell of Borris Powell Designs, valuable coupons and special gifts from local area businesses, and two drink tickets for use during the post-race party. Everyone is encouraged to register with a partner, and those that “couple up” will each receive a special $5 registration discount.

The PRIDE 5K race will benefit the new Center on Halsted Senior Center (set to open in Fall 2014). For more information and to register, visit ILoveRuns.com. You can also follow PRIDE 5K on Facebook and Twitter for regular race updates.

Today's Dish is Adam Ayash by photographer Michael A. Downs.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Groovy Music Showdown #7: 1967


In the sixth Groovy Music Showdown, the following albums from 1989 won and will be moving on to Round 2:

Cosmic Thing - The B-52's
Wild! - Erasure
Cuts Both Ways - Gloria Estefan
Brave and Crazy - Melissa Etheridge
The Fabulous Baker Boys soundtrack
Through the Storm - Aretha Franklin
Heart Shaped World - Chris Isaak
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
Storm Front - Billy Joel
A Night to Remember - Cyndi Lauper
Like a Prayer - Madonna
Big Daddy - John Cougar Mellencamp
Results - Liza Minnelli
Batman soundtrack - Prince
Nick of Time - Bonnie Raitt
Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind - Linda Ronstadt

PLEASE NOTE: The next Groovy Music Showdown will be on Tuesday, April 29.

Now on to our seventh showdown, which takes us back to 1967 when the following 32 albums were released:















Groovy Giveaway: The Other Woman Prize Pack



Enter to win The Other Woman Prize Pack, which includes one "Keep Calm and Scheme On" T-shirt, one hand fan and one movie poster!

20th Century Fox presents

The Other Woman

The oddest friends are about to get even.

After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman (Cameron Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he’s been cheating on (Leslie Mann), she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered (Kate Upton), all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB.

Starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kate Upton, Taylor Kinney, Nicki Minaj.

The Other Woman opens in theaters everywhere April 25!

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20th Century Fox and their affiliates accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any loss or accident incurred in connection with use of a prize. Prizes cannot be exchanged, transferred or redeemed for cash, in whole or in part. We are not responsible if, for any reason, recipient is unable to use his/her prize in whole or in part. Participating sponsors, their employees, and family members and their agencies are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the U.S., 18 years of age and older. Winners will be randomly selected. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.


To enter to win this Groovy Giveaway of five The Other Woman Prize Packs, email your name, address AND T-shirt size to deepdishdrama@aol.com. Winners must have a US mailing address, and entries close at midnight on Monday, April 28 (CST).

Dish of the Day #1383: You Better Run Week


Runners take your mark! This week's Dishes are in honor of the first annual lakefront PRIDE 5K run/walk, which will take place in Chicago on Thursday, June 26. The race, produced by Star Events, kicks off at 7:30 pm at Fullerton and Lake Shore Drive, followed by a post-race party featuring DJ Adam LeBlanc of the popular local band Sixteen Candles.

The $50 individual registration fee includes a limited edition T-shirt designed by Borris Powell of Borris Powell Designs, valuable coupons and special gifts from local area businesses, and two drink tickets for use during the post-race party. Everyone is encouraged to register with a partner, and those that “couple up” will each receive a special $5 registration discount.

The PRIDE 5K race will benefit the new Center on Halsted Senior Center (set to open in Fall 2014). For more information and to register, visit ILoveRuns.com. You can also follow PRIDE 5K on Facebook and Twitter for regular race updates.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dish of the Day #1382: You Better Run Week




Runners take your mark! This week's Dishes are in honor of the first annual lakefront PRIDE 5K run/walk, which will take place in Chicago on Thursday, June 26. The race, produced by Star Events, kicks off at 7:30 pm at Fullerton and Lake Shore Drive, followed by a post-race party featuring DJ Adam LeBlanc of the popular local band Sixteen Candles.

The $50 individual registration fee includes a limited edition T-shirt designed by Borris Powell of Borris Powell Designs, valuable coupons and special gifts from local area businesses, and two drink tickets for use during the post-race party. Everyone is encouraged to register with a partner, and those that “couple up” will each receive a special $5 registration discount.

The PRIDE 5K race will benefit the new Center on Halsted Senior Center (set to open in Fall 2014). For more information and to register, visit ILoveRuns.com. You can also follow PRIDE 5K on Facebook and Twitter for regular race updates.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Web Series Worth Watching: Another PRETTY season is coming soon



Web Series of the Week: PRETTY
When this hilarious mockumentary about children's beauty pageants ended its third season in February 2012, I assumed that was the series finale as creator Steve Silverman moved on to last year's horror show, THE INN. But just like Sean Connery returned as James Bond in the 1983 film, Never Say Never Again, PRETTY is coming back for a fourth season later this year. Silverman and his talented cast recently completed filming with original PRETTY actors Stacy McQueen (as the delightful Annette Champagne) and Dee Freeman (as Annette's mother Ribina) and new additions Diane Delano (Fumbling thru the Pieces, TV's Popular), Adrienne Wilkinson (Venice) and Michael Caruso (DeVanity) - and today I'm featuring three exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot. The first episode of Season 4 will premiere at the 2nd Annual Hot As Hell Web Series Fan Fest (August 8-10) in Palm Springs, and you can click here for tickets to this special event, which will include appearances by cast members of PRETTY, DeVanity, Fumbling thru the Pieces, Old Dogs & New Tricks, THE INN, The Stafford Project and Where the Bears Are.

10 Groovy Movies to See This Summer



Having recently received Entertainment Weekly's Summer Movie Preview featuring 105 new films, I've selected 10 of them that caught my eye (in order of their release dates):

Friday, April 11, 2014

Groovy Movie Preview: Scott Sell and Tom Goss in Out To Kill



Guest House Films has released a trailer for Out To Kill, a sexy gay murder mystery from award-winning filmmaker Rob Williams (Make the Yuletide Gay).

When gay private investigator Jim Noble (played by Scott Sell) moves into a beautiful loft complex in Tampa, he never expects to find his first case literally right outside his door - the corpse of one of his neighbors, singer Justin Jaymes (played by singer Tom Goss in his film debut), floating in the pool right in the middle of the building's courtyard. When he's hired to solve the crime, Jim quickly learns that everyone in the complex has secrets, and that someone was willing to kill to keep their secrets hidden.

For more information, you can follow Out To Kill on Facebook.

Amy Sedaris and Cheyenne Jackson are coming to your TV this fall . . . maybe



Every spring I compile a list of network and cable TV pilots being filmed for the upcoming television season that sound interesting to me. Last April I featured 13 potential shows, and six of them were ordered to series:

The Goldbergs (aka How the Hell Am I Normal?): ABC better renew this hilarious series - and my favorite new sitcom of the season - starring the wonderful Wendi McLendon-Covey.

Growing Up Fisher (aka Family Guide): Once Parker Posey left this NBC sitcom after filming the pilot, my interest in the show went with her. It's on the bubble for a second season.

Looking (aka Lorimer): This HBO series about three gay friends in San Francisco was renewed for a second season.

Mom: The dismal previews for this sitcom kept me from tuning in, but CBS renewed it for a second season, preventing Allison Janney from finding a better gig.

Sean Saves the World (aka Happiness): Even the fabulous Linda Lavin couldn't save this NBC comedy, which featured a horrible laugh track instead of funny jokes.

Super Fun Night: I like Rebel Wilson, but I stopped watching this disappointing sitcom after a few episodes (and ABC will probably cancel it).

So here is my list of series that may or may not appear on your television during the 2014-15 season:

Deep Dish Pool Party #64


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 #1288: Ben Cohen
Last Week #5, W19, 38 invites out of 239


Dish of the Day #1381: What's New Pussycat?


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.