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Battle of the Network Stars #62: 1991-93 TV Seasons

10 Groovy Things to Do in October

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72 Groovy Things about Madeline Kahn

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Groovy Giveaway: Men of the Manor: Erotic Encounters between Upstairs Lords and Downstairs Lads



Downton Abbey meets Upstairs, Downstairs with enough sex to make the town vicar blush in this week's Groovy Giveaway - an autographed paperback of Rob Rosen's new anthology, Men of the Manor: Erotic Encounters between Upstairs Lords and Downstairs Lads.

English country houses, mystery and intrigue, sex and money — all go hand in hand in this collection of dizzyingly sexy encounters featuring randy aristocrats, eager stable boys and devoted footmen.

Does the master lure the butler to the phonograph room for a romp behind the sofa? Does the stable boy have a tryst with the footman while the lord longingly watches on? Does the aristocrat drop his grand manners when his manservant helps him undress? And do the upstairs and downstairs chaps exchange more than pleasantries when the lamps are dimmed and the ladies retire for the evening?

Rob Rosen has gathered the hottest stories of romance and sex between wealthy aristocrats and the hard-working estate staff, all with a pre-World War I backdrop. War is years way, the estates are huge and sprawling, the fashionably elite have too much time on their hands, while the toiling underclass are always on the lookout for a means to a brighter future — no matter whose bed they end up in.

To learn more about Rob and his other books, visit www.therobrosen.com. You can also follow him on Facebook.

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, October 23 (CST).

Dish of the Day #1513: Sock It To Me Week


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, October 20, 2014

Battle of the Network Stars #62: 1991-93 TV Seasons, Round 2


The following stars from the 61st Battle of the Network Stars will be moving on to Round 3:

Hal Linden (Barney Miller/ABC)
Abe Vigoda (Barney Miller/ABC)
Robert Urich (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice/ABC)
Tom Bosley (Happy Days/ABC)
Paul Lynde (The New Temperatures Rising Show/ABC)
Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man/ABC)
Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons/CBS)
Betty White (The Mary Tyler Moore Show/CBS)
Valerie Harper (Rhoda/CBS)
Julie Kavner (Rhoda/CBS)
Nancy Walker (Rhoda/CBS)
Wesley Eure (Land of the Lost/NBC)
Angie Dickinson (Police Woman/NBC)
James Garner (The Rockford Files/NBC)
Helen Hayes (The Snoop Sisters/NBC)
Mildred Natwick (The Snoop Sisters/NBC)

Now on to our 62nd battle, which takes us back to the 1991-93 TV seasons when we welcomed the following 32 stars into our homes:






Dish of the Day #1512: Sock It To Me Week


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.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Funnies: Story Time with Miss Coco Peru



Pull up a chair, boys and girls, and listen to the divine Miss Coco Peru as she reads the children's book, A Day at the Seashore, in her latest video. To receive updates on her fabulous life, follow Coco on Twitter and Facebook or at www.misscoco.com.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Remembering The Manhattan Transfer's Tim Hauser 1941 - 2014



Singer Tim Hauser, who died Thursday at age 72, founded the first version of The Manhattan Transfer in 1969, but they only released one album, Jukin', in 1971 before breaking up. He then reformed the group in October 1972 with Janis Siegel, Alan Paul and Laurel Massé (who was replaced by Cheryl Bentyne in 1978).

To celebrate Mr. Hauser's life and career, below you can enjoy some of The Manhattan Transfer's groovy music.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Deep Dish Pool Party #91


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 #1502: Justin Leonard
Week 2, 52 invites out of 250


Dish of the Day #1511: In the Spirit Week


This week's Dishes are wearing purple to take a stand against bullying and show their support for LGBT youth on Spirit Day (October 16).

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 Philip Fusco.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Battle of the Network Stars #61: 1973-75 TV Seasons, Round 2


The following stars from the 60th Battle of the Network Stars will be moving on to Round 3:

Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica/ABC)
Pam Dawber (Mork & Mindy/ABC)
Robin Williams (Mork & Mindy/ABC)
Billy Crystal (Soap/ABC)
Robert Guillaume (Soap/ABC)
Katherine Helmond (Soap/ABC)
Richard Mulligan (Soap/ABC)
Tony Danza (Taxi/ABC)
Barbara Bel Geddes (Dallas/CBS)
Patrick Duffy (Dallas/CBS)
Linda Gray (Dallas/CBS)
John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard/CBS)
Ed Asner (Lou Grant/CBS)
Stockard Channing in Just Friends/CBS
Loni Anderson (WKRP in Cincinnati/CBS)
Greg Evigan (B.J. and the Bear/NBC)

Now on to our 61st battle, which takes us back to the 1973-75 TV seasons when we welcomed the following 32 stars into our homes:






Remembering Elizabeth Peña 1959 - 2014



Actress Elizabeth Peña, who died Tuesday at age 55, appeared in many films, including El Super (1979), Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), La Bamba (1987), *batteries not included (1987), Jacob's Ladder (1990), Dead Funny (1994), Lone Star (1996), Rush Hour (1998), Tortilla Soup (2001), How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005) and Nothing Like the Holidays (2008). She also starred in four TV series - the 1986 CBS sitcom, Tough Cookies, the 1987-88 ABC sitcom, I Married Dora, the 1990-91 NBC drama, Shannon's Deal, and the 2000-02 Showtime series, Resurrection Blvd. Her most recent credits include two 2013 episodes of Modern Family (as Gloria's mother Pilar) and a recurring role on the 2014 El Rey series, Matador.

Below I've selected some videos to celebrate Ms. Peña's life and career.

89 Groovy Things about Angela Lansbury on her birthday



Today I'm celebrating Angela Lansbury's 89th birthday by sharing a "few" groovy things about her life and career:

1. Angela Brigid Lansbury was born in Regent's Park, London, England, on October 16, 1925. She moved to New York City with her widowed mother and twin brothers in 1940, where she attended the Feagin School of Dramatic Art.

Dish of the Day #1510: In the Spirit Week


This week's Dishes are wearing purple to take a stand against bullying and show their support for LGBT youth on Spirit Day (October 16). So join them and wear purple today!

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 Ryan Terry.