Oh yeah, these guys: Here’s Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, kitted out in the finest ’70s leisure suits and feathered hair. They’re in character for a new movie about the life of flamboyant pianist Liberace called “Behind the Candelabra.” Douglas is Liberace and Damon plays his younger lover. I mean, I’m totally gonna watch it, but don’t you think Alec Baldwin would have made a totally spot on Liberace?
“I just saw Matt…and I was teasing him. I was saying, ‘Bring a lot of ChapStick, babe.’”
—Michael Douglas pokes fun at Matt Damon, his co-star in an upcoming biopic about Liberace and his younger lover. For some reason, we thought we’d see Matt make out onscreen with Ben Affleck first, but we will take it. [E! Online]
After the jump, Matt’s thoughts on his big kiss scenes with Michael.
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Catherine Zeta-Jones has apologized after her Tony win for Best Actress in “A Little Night Music.” Jones isn’t sorry that screen actors swept the awards, but instead for the crassness of her acceptance speech. If you didn’t see it, the speech was a normal mix of surprise, modesty and frantic name listing, while trying to beat the walk-off music. As the orchestra began to swell, she blurted out to hubby Michael Douglas, “See that man over there? He’s a movie star, and I get to sleep with him every night.” Keep reading »
Cameron Douglas, son of Michael Douglas, is facing a mandatory 10 years in prison for dealing drugs in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District in 2009. Cameron has admitted to selling large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine, but his father Michael thinks the past eight months in a correctional facility have done Cameron so well that the judge should be lenient in sentencing him. In a five-page, handwritten letter made public, Michael says his family’s fame and history of addiction led to his son’s drug problems and criminal behavior. Although Cameron has taken responsibility for his crime, Michael writes: “We do know, however, that genes, family, and peer pressure are all a strong influence on a substance abuser.” Catherine Zeta-Jones, Cameron’s stepmother, and Pat Riley have also written letters asking for leniency. Keep reading »
“Oh, yeah. At least in your head, your fire burns as brightly. Let’s not kid ourselves. God bless [Catherine Zeta-Jones] that she likes older guys. And some wonderful enhancements have happened in the last few years — Viagra, Cialis — that can make us all feel younger.”
– Michael Douglas chats with AARP The Magazine about how his desire doesn’t always match his energy. [AARP The Magazine via TrèsSugar] Keep reading »
“Dylan was doing occupations at school recently and the teacher said, ‘You have to go home and ask Mummy and Daddy what they do.’ So we were trying to explain to Dylan that we make movies and he went to Michael, ‘Hang on. Mama makes movies, you make pancakes!’ So my two-time Oscar-winning husband with a career of 40 years looks at me and says, ‘Oh, it’s come to that!’” — Catherine Zeta-Jones [The Sun, U.K.] Keep reading »
No, not literally, silly — like, in the sense where you’re a man and your lady has you wrapped around her little finger…or something? We ask because GQ has put together such a lovely slideshow of famous men who are, in their view, whipped by their wives (or husbands, in the case of Elton John and David Furnish). Included on the list are Guy Ritchie (Madonna got him into Kaballah and, maybe, strap-ons), Ashton Kutcher (he gushed about wife, Demi Moore, in interviews, the wimp), Ben Stiller (Christine Taylor always scores roles in his terrible movies), and John Edwards (Elizabeth defended him when Ann Coulter called him a f*ggot). Honestly, we don’t get it — is it that the men are very supportive of their wives’ endeavors? That they genuinely think they’re cool, talented, and funny? That they don’t get to make all the decisions? Or maybe it’s that they’re super smart, as is especially the case with Catherine Zeta-Jones, who arranged for a pre-nup before marrying Michael Douglas that ensured her $5 million dollars if he ever cheated. [GQ] Keep reading »