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Matt Damon Talks About Straddling & Kissing Michael Douglas For 'Behind The Candelabra'

December 14th, 2012 1:00pm EST
Behind the Candleabra
Upcoming TV movie "Behind The Candleabra" may not be suitable for all audiences because it contains a lot of nudity, according to star Matt Damon.

The actor plays flamboyant pianist Liberace's gay lover in the HBO film, and some people may be turned off by the scenes.

In the new issue of Playboy Damon explains, "Normally I'd say no to nudity, but I just did a lot of it playing the long-term partner of Liberace. I mean, it's tastefully done... But this movie's not going to be for everyone."

Michael Douglas plays the entertainer, and the two actors strategically laid out how they would per...
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Silver Foxes: Sexy Grey & White Haired Celebrities

October 2nd, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Helen Mirren
Most people in Hollywood don't like to reveal their true age, but there are exceptions. Helen Mirren, who fluxuates between white and white/blonde hair, proudly wears her true color on screen and off.

Last year the actress, 67, was named the best body in show business by members of British gym chain LA Fitness. Apparently, age (and hair color) doesn't matter.

Some younger stars are also embracing the white/grey trend. Singers P!nk, Adam Lambert and Ellie Goulding have all experimented with the pigment-free shade.

George Clooney is often spotted with whisps of grey unless a film role call...
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Michael Douglas In Talks To Play Ronald Reagan

September 1st, 2012 5:02pm EDT
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Michael Douglas is set to swap Liberace's flamboyant lifestyle for another presidential role - as Ronald Reagan.

The Wall Street star is in talks to play the late Republican in indie movie Reykjavik, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Mike Newell is in negotiations to direct the film about Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's 1986 peace summit meeting in Iceland, and Ridley Scott is onboard to produce the project.

If the actor signs up for the film, it won't be Douglas' first presidential role - he played fictitious U.S. leader Andrew Shepherd in 1995's The American President.
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Michael Douglas & Matt Damon Look Groovy In Set Pics From Liberace Film

July 31st, 2012 12:00pm EDT
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Michael Douglas got into character as pianist Liberace on the set of "Behind the Candelabra" in Los Angeles yesterday. The actor showed off his dark dyed hair, 70s sunglasses and leisure suit.

We also spotted Matt Damon looking very shaggy with longer-than-usual feathered hair. He plays Liberace's gay lover, Scott Thorson, who filed a $113 million palimony lawsuit against the musician in 1982 and later wrote a book about his experiences.

In order to prepare for the role, Douglas took piano lessons and even lit up the house he shares with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones with Liberace's signatur...
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DVD Flashback: 'The Streets of San Francisco,' Season 3

July 3rd, 2012 10:15am EDT
Streets of San Francisco
Cop-show fans can return to The Streets of San Francisco today, as CBS Home Entertainment releases Season 3, Volumes 1 and 2 on DVD.

One of the best police dramas of the 1970's, Streets of San Francisco starred the late Karl Malden as Lieutenant Mike Stone and Michael Douglas as his energic partner, Assistant Inspector Steve Keller. Season 3 aired from fall 1974 to spring 1975, and was Douglas's next-to-last with the series.

What makes the show so enduring is its pairing of two reputable actors - one already well-established and the other on the verge of his own star-making career - and t...
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Michael Douglas' Liberace Research Included Wearing His Wife's Underwear

June 6th, 2012 10:45am EDT
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Catherine Zeta-Jones was stunned to find husband Michael Douglas trying on her underwear in preparation for his role as flamboyant pianist Liberace.

The actor has bounced back from his cancer battle to portray the gay entertainer in a new biopic, and his Welsh wife admits he has gone all out to get into character.

She says, "Michael has been in the bedroom and started putting on my diamonds and things.

"I'm like, 'Michael, please take off those pants (underwear). Take 'em off baby. Come on, give me back my rocks.'"

Douglas has been taking piano lessons for the movie and has even lit up ...
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Michael Douglas To Front Cancer Awareness Crusade

May 16th, 2012 12:45pm EDT
Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas has teamed up with the Oral Cancer Foundation to raise awareness of the deadly disease.

The Basic Instinct star spent six months fighting throat cancer in 2010, undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment.

He was given the all-clear last year and has now signed up to appear in a public service announcement (PSA) for the Oral Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization set up to help those struck down with the disease.

In the PSA, which will debut in June, Douglas urges his fellow Americans to undergo annual screenings for oral cancer.

The charity's founder, B...
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Exclusive: 'Haywire's' Gina Carano On MMA, Soderbergh And 'Fast And Furious 6'

April 30th, 2012 2:33pm EDT
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Beauty is nothing new for a leading lady, but add a healthy dose of lethal to the mix and you’ve got uniquely killer combination. With her equally exquisite loveliness and fast moving fists, former MMA fighter Gina Carano has both qualities in spades – so much so that famed director Steven Soderbergh cast her as the striking lead in his new film. Hitting Blu-ray on May 1 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, "Haywire" has Carano playing a black-ops agent double-crossed and looking for a little vengeance. We’re celebrating Soderbergh’s return to his roots with a cool Blu-ray review, but firs...
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Christopher Walken And Robert De Niro Heading To 'Last Vegas' With Michael Douglas

April 20th, 2012 11:31am EDT
Christopher Walken
Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken are set to reunite onscreen for the first time since their Oscar-winning turn in The Deer Hunter to play pensioners at a stag party.

Fellow Hollywood veteran Michael Douglas has already signed up to star in upcoming comedy Last Vegas - dubbed "The Hangover with old people" - and rumors are swirling that De Niro and Walken will join him.

It will be the first time the pair has worked together onscreen since 1978 Vietnam movie The Deer Hunter, which landed Walken an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and De Niro an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
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The Tribeca Film Festival Is Back And Center Stage

April 19th, 2012 2:11pm EDT
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Every year at the start of the Tribeca Film Festival I write some really nice piece about how Tribeca’s my favorite time of year, how it’s the best month out of all the months. I mean, come on, I get to sit around and watch movies all month and conduct interviews and take pictures of actors and rub elbows with filmmakers and producers; what’s not to love, right? Actually, there’s nothing at all to dislike, as it’s always an honor and a privilege to be doing what I’m doing. But I recognise now, at thirty-something, that when I was [cough] twenty-something, I had two things going for me: the ...
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Dakota Fanning & Leelee Sobieski Had Interesting Hairstyles At Vanity Fair Cocktail Party

April 18th, 2012 8:40am EDT
Dakota Fanning & Leelee Sobieski
Many celebrities attended Tuesday night's Vanity Fair cocktail party for the Tribeca Film Festival at the State Courthouse in Manhattan's Financial District. But two stars stuck out for their interesting fashion sense.

Dakota Fanning wore a cute vibrant pink frock, but what set her apart was her hairstyle. She pinned a yellow headpiece on the crown of her head, and it seemed out of place.

Leelee Sobieski wore a school marm white dress with a billowing skirt reminiscent of the 1950s. She slicked back her hair and tucked it underneath her neck.

Check out more photos of Dakota, Leelee and o...
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Herbie Hancock To Launch International Jazz Day

March 20th, 2012 10:46am EDT
Herbie Hancock
Veteran musician Herbie Hancock is set to launch a new initiative to celebrate jazz across the globe with a star-studded concert series featuring Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas.

The legendary pianist, who is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), will establish the new annual International Jazz Day on April 30th as part of Jazz Appreciation Month.

This year's inaugural event, organized by UNESCO, will include concerts in New York, Paris in France, and New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as celebrations in...
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Michael Douglas Teams Up With FBI To Fight Fraud (Watch The Ad!)

February 28th, 2012 8:44am EST
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Michael Douglas has reprised his Oscar-winning Wall Street character Gordon Gekko in a bid to help FBI agents win their fraud war.

The 'greed is good' anti-villain appears in a new public service announcement Douglas has shot for bureau officials, in which he asks Americans to report information about securities and commodities fraud.

In the ad, Douglas says, "I played a greedy corporate executive who cheated to profit while innocent investors lost their savings... The movie was fiction, but the problem is real."

The FBI has launched a new campaign to clamp down on insider trading and em...
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10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day

February 9th, 2012 11:00am EST
10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day
It’s Valentine’s Day and you want to watch a romantic movie but all you can find on cable is “Love Story” and, really, how many times can you watch Ali McGraw die? Why not check out one or more of the below movies? We’ve given you choices from each decade since the 1930s to switch things up.

1931 – City Lights (Charlie Chaplin and Virginia Cherrill)

Don’t be afraid of black and white films and especially, in this case, silent films. With “The Artist” getting so much good publicity this year, why not check out a funny, romantic, silent film made by the master of silent films...
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Carano Is Strong AND Sexy in Soderbergh's 'Haywire'

January 23rd, 2012 6:54am EST
Carano in Haywire
Hollywood needs more action heroines like Mallory Kane. The protagonist in Steven Soderbergh’s spy thriller “Haywire” is strong and sexy like Lisbeth Salander, except she doesn’t have to show any skin to prove it. Portrayed by MMA fighter Gina Carano, Kane has the cunning of Jason Bourne combined with the fighting skills of Jackie Chan.

What really separates Kane from her sisters in the genre though, is her lack of emotional attachment. This isn’t to say that she doesn’t care about anyone, because she does love her father. However Kane doesn’t let her emotions cloud her judgment, i...
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Review: 'Haywire' Apt Title For Shaky Action Flick

January 20th, 2012 11:00am EST
Haywire
Haywire is an apt title for a film that comes across more as a work in progress than a finished product.

In its promotional spots, the flick seems like another of the tried-and-true "action hero goes on a rampage to right a wrong" films, and there's nothing wrong with that. Many enjoyable movies have come out of that mold. But Haywire bills itself as having "reinvited the espionage thriller" in its production notes. It doesn't just want to be a popcorn flick, but also something more mysterious, and it doesn't succeed in either category.

Mixed martial artist and former American Gl...
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Two Jews' Review 'Haywire' & Only One Finds It Exciting, Action Packed and Sexy (Video)

January 20th, 2012 8:00am EST
Haywire
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: I knew I was going to love 'Haywire' directed by Steven Soderbergh from the first scene.

A girl walks into a coffee shop in the middle of nowhere. She sits down...blows on her hands to warm them. The waitress takes her order.

A few seconds later, a man comes in, sits down opposite her. They briefly chat...and then SUDDENLY...

Its wham...bam...pow-kick-punch....Translation...Girl and Guy get into a very, very exciting, take no prisoners, fight with each other.

And this is no ordinary movie fight...because the girl is Gina Carano, a mixed mart...
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Review: Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire' A Welcome Return To The Fabulous Films Of His Past

January 17th, 2012 11:00am EST
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I’ll come clean - I’m more of an early Steven Soderbergh film fan. "Sex, lies, and videotape" was a stunning five-star debut, "Kafka" a fantastically strange experience and "King of the Hill" a nostalgic favorite. But it was his fourth film, the highly underrated masterwork "The Underneath," where the director not only showed some cinematic savvy, but also began to play with what would eventually become (for better or worse!) a Soderbergh staple – playing with time. Over the years it has had varying degrees of effectiveness on his work including adding charm to the Clooney fest "Out of Si...
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2011 - The Year In Review, January

January 1st, 2012 9:00am EST
2011 - The Year In Review
The new year began with wedding bells for many couples including singer Shania Twain, who married her fiance Frederic Thiebaud in Puerto Rico on New Year's Day, while country star Kellie Pickler and actress Valerie Bertinelli also walked down the aisle on January 1.

The new year brought baby news for a number of celebrity couples - Orlando Bloom and his wife Miranda Kerr became first-time parents with the birth of their son Flynn. Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem also welcomed a son, and Owen Wilson became a father just days after he announced his girlfriend's pregnancy. Nicole Kidman also ...
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Elle Fanning Receives Children Of The World Award

November 24th, 2011 4:30pm EST
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Teen star Elle Fanning was hailed as a role model for children around the world at a glitzy gala in New York on Monday.

The Super 8 star and her actress sister Dakota, who was unable to attend the benefit, were picked to receive the Children of the World award for the positive example they have set for youngsters.

The gala, hosted by the Children of Chernobyl charity, marked the 25th anniversary of the Ukraine disaster and Fanning told reporters she is inspired by the courageous kids living in the aftermath of the nuclear reactor's meltdown in 1986.

She says, "I wasn't even born when all...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Falling Down'

October 28th, 2011 2:20pm EDT
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Fridays are genuinely a time when new movies hit the multiplex, plus it serves as a day of hope in anticipation of possible fresh films to come. But alongside those current works, we’re gonna start a new Friday tradition that guarantees five-star quality by revisiting memorable flicks from the past – welcome to...Forgotten Friday Flick. From here on, every Friday we’re gonna talk, dissect and go into detail on one tasty film from motion picture past. These selections will consist of movies that are not only of the highest cinematic caliber, but also knockin' flicks you may have forgotten...
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Michael Douglas' Son Cameron Pleads Guilty To New Drug Charge

October 20th, 2011 7:14pm EDT
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Michael Douglas's incarcerated son Cameron has pleaded guilty to a new drug possession charge.

Cameron Douglas is currently serving a five-year prison sentence after being convicted of methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute, and one count of cocaine possession, stemming from an arrest two years ago.

And now he faces an additional 18 months behind bars after authorities found what appeared to be heroin and cocaine in the 32 year old's cell.

On Thursday Cameron admitted to smuggling narcotics into prison since May, telling the court, "God knows I'm sorry about this situation....
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After A Rough Year, Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas Look Happy & Healthy

October 15th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Catherine Zeta Jones & Michael Douglas
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas attended the Santa Barbara International Film Festival earlier this week in good spirits.

In April, the actress confessed she was stuggling with bipolar disorder, revealing she had received treatment at a mental health facility in Connecticut.

As for Michael, he had cancer and his oldest son from a previous relationship was sent to prison for drug charges.

On the flip side, at the festival the actor received the film honor named after his movie legend father, the Kirk Douglas award. We hope things continue to look up for the fabulous Hollywood cou...
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Steven Soderbergh: Hollywood's Most Versatile Director

September 9th, 2011 12:30pm EDT
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This weekend when “Contagion” opens nationwide, audiences will see director/legend-in-the-making Steven Soderbergh’s first foray into the genre of psychological thriller. Soderbergh, who has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years, has tackled every style of film there is and has refused to become stagnant as a filmmaker.

Few directors are as versatile as Soderbergh and even fewer are so comfortable moving in and out of genres and styles of filmmaking. To celebrate the release of “Contagion,” below is a sampling of the many film genres on which Soderbergh has made his mark.

Crime/He...
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Michael Douglas To Be Honored With Dad's Award At Santa Barbara Film Festival

September 7th, 2011 11:10pm EDT
Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas is to receive the film honor named after his movie legend father at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California next month.

The Wall Street star will be honored with the 2011 Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film at a gala dinner on October 13.

Announcing the award he'll hand to his son, Kirk Douglas says, "The first time I saw Michael Douglas act was in a play at UC (University Of California) Santa Barbara, so it is fitting that a career that started here should be honored here.

"To tell the truth, I wanted Michael to be a lawyer. I secretly hoped he ...
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Upcoming Star To Watch: Gina Carano

July 26th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Gina Carano
Fans of mixed martial arts and those who watched the return of American Gladiators know who Gina Carano is. She holds a 7-1 record in the ring and starred as "Crush" in the short-lived remake of the athletic game show. Now, she's ready to make an impact in Hollywood when she stars in Haywire.

Gina Carano stars as a secret agent double-crossed - isn't that always the case? She needs to protect her family while dealing with her former partners. The movie has a grand ensemble cast: Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, and Channing Tatum.

Gina was #16 on Maxim's ...
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Top Ten Memorable 'Movie Bosses'

July 6th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
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With so many clichéd, typical and tedious ones running rampant, what then makes a really memorable movie boss? Could it be the stern voice, an authoritative command or maybe even that unbridled rage that goes along with the pressure of a high-ranking position? Well, in anticipation of the upcoming boss-from-hell dark comedy "Horrible Bosses" (in theaters July 8 from Warner Bros.) we’re going to take a look at some of the best movie bosses the cinema has to offer. Ranging from goofy to bitter and eccentric to sadomasochistic, we are proud to present our...Top Ten Memorable 'Movie Bosses'!...
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My Favorite TV Police

May 28th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
The Chicago Code
There's no group of people that I love seeing on the small screen than the police. Having been there and done that, I have a certain affection for good portrayals of the men and women in law enforcement. Now that we've recently celebrated Police Week, here's my tribute to the TV cops (note: not federal agents or anything else - just cops!) who've left impressions on me over the years.

Sergeant Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and Detective Ben Gannon (Harry Morgan), NBC's Dragnet

My earliest memories of TV cops have to do with one of the most storied franchises in the genre. Thanks to Nick ...
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Sidney Poitier To Receive Prestigious Film Award

May 2nd, 2011 7:54am EDT
Sidney Poitier
Movie legend Sidney Poitier is to be honored with one of the film industry's most prestigious awards at a ceremony in New York City on Monday.

The In the Heat of the Night star, who became the first black actor to win an Academy Award in 1963, will be feted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center with a star-studded gala in Manhattan.

Poitier, 84, will be presented with the coveted Chaplin Award in recognition of his career achievements, following in the footsteps of other Hollywood greats including Al Pacino, Michael Caine, Clint Eastwood and Audrey Hepburn, as well as last year's recipie...
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Michael Douglas Fuming Catherine Zeta-Jones' Illness Was 'Outed'

April 26th, 2011 12:25pm EDT
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Michael Douglas is angry his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones was put under pressure to talk publicly about her bipolar disorder diagnosis because it was "hard" enough for the actress to admit she needed help.

The Chicago star stunned fans earlier this month by opening up about her battle with depression, revealing she had received treatment at a mental health facility in Connecticut.

She released a statement to the media after news of her rehab stint leaked in the press, and Douglas has praised her courage for facing up to her problems in public.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, due to a...
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