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Battle of the Network Stars #74: 1995-97 TV Seasons

10 Groovy Things to Do in December

The 4th Annual Groovy Award Nominations

69 Groovy Things about Bette Midler

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Battle of the Network Stars #74: 1995-97 TV Seasons, Round 2


The following stars from the 73rd Battle of the Network Stars will be moving on to Round 3:

Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters/ABC)
Sally Field (Brothers & Sisters/ABC)
Rachel Griffiths (Brothers & Sisters/ABC)
America Ferrera (Ugly Betty/ABC)
Michael Urie (Ugly Betty/ABC)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter/Showtime)
Justin Kirk (Weeds/Showtime)
Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds/Showtime)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men/AMC)
John Slattery (Mad Men/AMC)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/CBS)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine/CBS)
Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights/NBC)
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock/NBC)
John Barrowman (Torchwood/BBC)
Jensen Ackles (Supernatural/The WB)

PLEASE NOTE: The next Battle of the Network Stars will be on Monday, December 29.

Now on to our 74th battle, which takes us back to the 1995-97 TV seasons when we welcomed the following 32 stars into our homes:






Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Groovy Music Showdown #24: 2000


In the 23rd Groovy Music Showdown, the following albums from 1986 won and will be moving on to Round 2:

True Confessions - Bananarama
Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi
Belinda - Belinda Carlisle
Crowded House
Revenge - Eurythmics
Aretha - Aretha Franklin
So - Peter Gabriel
Invisible Touch - Genesis
True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
Fore! - Huey Lewis and the News
Please - Pet Shop Boys
Get Close - The Pretenders
Pretty in Pink soundtrack
Lifes Rich Pageant - R.E.M.
Graceland - Paul Simon
Break Every Rule - Tina Turner

PLEASE NOTE: The next Groovy Music Showdown will be on Tuesday, January 13.

Now on to our 24th showdown, which takes us back to 2000 when the following 32 albums were released:















Sunday, December 14, 2014

Web Series Worth Watching: Thurston, The Bay & Ave 43 return



If you haven't yet voted in the 4th Annual Groovy Awards - honoring the best web series and performances of 2014 (as well as the hottest hunks) - click here. Voting ends at midnight on Saturday, December 27, and the winners will be announced in the next Web Series Worth Watching on Sunday, December 28.

Web Series of the Week
This week I'm celebrating the return of three of my favorite series:

Friday, December 12, 2014

Deep Dish Pool Party #99


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 #1537
Last Week #3, Week 3, 35 invites out of 200


Dish of the Day #1551: God Rest Ye Sexy Gentlemen


Today's Dish is Ernest Dift. Click here to vote for your three favorite Dishes in this week's Deep Dish Pool Party poll.

Dish of the Day will be taking a holiday hiatus until Monday, December 29.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Battle of the Network Stars #73: 2005-07 TV Seasons, Round 2


The following stars from the 72nd Battle of the Network Stars will be moving on to Round 3:

Yul Brynner (Anna and the King/CBS)
Bob Newhart (The Bob Newhart Show/CBS)
Suzanne Pleshette (The Bob Newhart Show/CBS)
Marcia Wallace (The Bob Newhart Show/CBS)
Gary Burghoff (M*A*S*H/CBS)
Jamie Farr (M*A*S*H/CBS)
Bea Arthur (Maude/CBS)
Rue McClanahan (Maude/CBS)
Cher (The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour/CBS)
Robert Fuller (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)
Michael Ontkean (The Rookies/ABC)

PLEASE NOTE: The next Battle of the Network Stars will be on Thursday, December 18.

Now on to our 73rd battle, which takes us back to the 2005-07 TV seasons when we welcomed the following 32 stars into our homes:






And the Golden Globe goes to . . .



This morning nominations were announced for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, which NBC will air on Sunday, January 11, with the fabulous Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returning as co-hosts for the third time. And actor George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment" (including The Facts of Life and Roseanne, of course).

Below is a list of all the nominees (with my predictions in pink):

Best Motion Picture - Drama
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything

Dish of the Day #1550: God Rest Ye Sexy Gentlemen


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 Aaron Milo.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Remembering Mary Ann Mobley 1937 - 2014



Actress Mary Ann Mobley, who died Tuesday at age 77, became the first Mississippian to be crowned Miss America in 1958. She then began an acting career, which included Broadway (the 1962 musical, Nowhere to Go But Up, with Dorothy Loudon), films (1965's Girl Happy and Harum Scarum with Elvis Presley) and television (as Dixie Carter's replacement in the role of Maggie McKinney Drummond on the final season of Diff'rent Strokes).

Other film and television credits include Get Yourself a College Girl (1964), Young Dillinger (1965), Three on a Couch (1966) with Jerry Lewis, The King's Pirate (1967), For Singles Only (1968), five episodes of Love, American Style (1969-73), eight episodes of Fantasy Island (1978-84), General Hospital (1979) and Falcon Crest (1988). She played secret agent April Dancer in a 1966 episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., but she was replaced in the role by Stefanie Powers in the 1966-67 spin-off series, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. She was also the first choice to play Batgirl on ABC's Batman in 1967, but Yvonne Craig was cast instead.

Mobley won a 1965 Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer - Female (an award she shared with Mia Farrow and Celia Kaye). And she was married to actor/talk show host Gary Collins from 1967 until his death in 2012.

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

Dish of the Day #1549: God Rest Ye Sexy Gentlemen


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 Hollander.