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Emmy Nominations: 'American Horror Story' Gets 17 Noms, Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Also Dominates

7/18/2013 10:01am EDT
House of Cards
After picking up nine nominations, Kevin Spacey's Netflix series "House Of Cards" will be a big contender at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. The political thriller was recognized in the Outstanding Drama Series category and picked up dramatic acting nominations for its leads, Spacey and Robin Wright. It received a total of nine nominations.

The Netflix series will be facing stiff competition from last year's big winners "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad" as well as "Mad Men", "Game of Thrones" and "Downton Abbey."

In the lead actor category, Spacey will face off against "Homeland's" Damian Lew...

Cameron Douglas Writes From Prison, Criticizes Criminalization of Addiction

6/20/2013 8:56am EDT
Cameron Douglas
The son of actor Michael Douglas spoke from behind bars to condemn the way our criminal justice system treats drug addicts like him.

Last week, Cameron Douglas – who is serving a nine-and-a-half-year sentence for drug law violations – wrote a stinging op-ed that was published and picked up by hundreds of media sources.  Douglas, son of actor Michael Douglas, offered a compelling critique of the U.S. justice system and the way it harshly punishes people who are struggling with drug addiction.

Douglas wrote that he "seem(s) to be trapped in a vicious cycle of relapse and repeat, as most add...

'Breaking Bad' & 'The Big Bang Theory' Rule Critics' Choice Television Awards - See Photos & Winners

6/11/2013 9:09am EDT
Kaley Cuoco
"Breaking Bad" and "The Big Bang Theory" won big at Monday night's Critics' Choice Television Awards, winning Best Drama Series and Best Comedy Series, respectively.  "Game Of Thrones" was also crowned best drama, sharing the title with the AMC series.

"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston, who plays drug-dealing chemistry teacher Walter White, won the Best Actor in a Drama Series trophy. Tatiana Maslany won Best Actress in a Drama for her role in BBC's sci-fi hit "Orphan Black."

"Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco (pictured above) won Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy, sharing the accolade...

Michael Douglas Vows To Fight For Overhaul Of US Legal System

6/10/2013 3:32pm EDT
Cameron Douglas
In a recent interview in Britain's Event Magazine, academy award winning actor Michael Douglas vowed to fight for a complete overhaul of America's legal system. This comes on the heels of his son Cameron losing his appeal, and affirming his nine and a half year sentence for drug charges.

The story of Cameron Douglas is a sad one. Last April, the  U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld his conviction and refused to overturn it after he was caught with a small amount of drugs for personal use while in prison. Cameron is likely to stay in prison until the year 2018. In January of 2010, Southern...

Oral Sex Did Not Cause Michael Douglas's Throat Cancer, According To Rep

6/4/2013 12:34pm EDT
Michael Douglas
A representative of actor Michael Douglas has spoken out to clarify the star's comments in a recent interview with Britain's The Guardian newspaper, saying that the actor's quotes about developing throat cancer were misconstrued.

Douglas said that he originally thought the cancer was brought on by the stress of his son Cameron's drug conviction in 2010; and he discounted his past years of drinking and smoking as the cause.

"Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV (human paillomavirus), which actually comes about from cunnilingus... I mean, I did worry ...

The Morning Roundup: A Very Bloody 'Game Of Thrones,' Michael Douglas On Oral Sex, Amanda Bynes Kicked Out

6/4/2013 10:41am EDT
Game of Thrones
"Game of Thrones" shocked viewers Sunday night (the ones who haven't read the books) in season 3's penultimate episode, "The Rains of Castamere." The episode's title was named for the show's Lannister family, whose current patriarch, Lord Tywin, once crushed an uprising from two allies, House Tarbeck and House Reyne. Tywin left both houses in ruin, destroying them entirely and sending a message to everyone in the realm that you don't mess with the Lannisters. The song "The Rains of Castamere" was written as a tribute to the event and became synonymous with the family. So when it plays somew...

Michael Douglas Reveals Throat Cancer Caused By Performing Oral Sex On Numerous Women

6/3/2013 7:44pm EDT
Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas has blamed his 2010 battle with throat cancer on oral sex.

The Behind the Candelabra star revealed in a new interview with London's The Guardian that orally pleasuring numerous women during his promiscuous past led him to contract the HPV (human papillomavirus).

Douglas originally thought the stress of his son Cameron's court battle over heroin possession and meth dealing -- ultimately landing him a five year prison sentence (later doubled for smuggling drugs into prison), had contributed to the development of the cancer.

"Without wanting to get too specific, this particu...

Health Experts Praise Michael Douglas For His Oral Cancer Revelation

6/3/2013 7:20pm EDT
Michael Douglas
Health experts have commended Michael Douglas for speaking out about link between throat cancer and oral sex.

The 68 year-old actor, who endured a six-month battle with the illness, hit headlines over the weekend when he voiced his belief that his cancer was caused by HPV, the human papillomavirus, which can be contracted through oral sex.

The Behind The Candelabra star told Britain's The Guardian newspaper, "Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV, which actually comes about from cunnilingus... I mean, I did worry if the stress caused by my son's inc...

Michael Douglas Blames Throat Cancer On HPV Contracted Through Oral Sex

6/3/2013 11:20am EDT
Michael Douglas
Actor Michael Douglas isn't shy about his sexual history. The actor opened up for a recent interview to promote his new HBO film, Behind the Candelabra, with Britain's The Guardian, revealing the source of his 2010 battle with throat cancer.

Douglas originally thought that the stress from his son Cameron's court trials and ultimate five year prison sentence for heroin possession and methamphetamine & cocaine dealing was what brought on the cancer, but he has since discovered that the cancer was actually caused by HPV (human papillomavirus), which he contracted through oral sex.

Asked if h...

Sparks Fly Between Matt Damon And Michael Douglas In 'Behind The Candelabra' Trailer

4/8/2013 4:07pm EDT
Behind the Candelabra
Finally, the first trailer for Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra has arrived to give us a peek at the film centered on the singer's relationship with Scott Thorson.

Matt Damon will be playing Thorson, who met Liberace (played by Michael Douglas), when he was 16 and became his companion at 17. In the late 70s, Thorson would drive Liberace on stage during his Las Vegas performances in a Rolls-Royce in a garish driver's uniform.

The 42 year-old Damon doesn't look like a teenager, but things get really creepy when he's convinced to go under the knife for plastic surgery to look like Lib...

Oscars Red Carpet: Hear From George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Quvenzhane Wallis & More

2/25/2013 4:00pm EST
Catherine Zeta-Jones, arrives for The Oscars
For the third year in a row, Starpulse was on the red carpet and talking to all of the celebs as they strolled by in their designer couture gowns.  The pace was fast and furious as stars wizzed by to get into place for their performances and presenting duties. Sometimes it was difficult to get grab them, but even if we shouted a question or two, most of them graciously answered.

Our team this year grew to three people, with the addition of our production assistant, who tweeted and added photos to the Starpulse Instagram account throughout the day. 

Some of the most gracious A-listers to s...

Rep: Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas Split Rumors 'Not True'

2/21/2013 9:12am EST
Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones
According to the National Enquirer, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are heading for divorce amid claims Douglas has walked out on the actress, who is facing a "desperate battle" to save her 12-year marriage.

Sources claim Douglas moved out of the couple's home for several months last summer, but the actor's rep has come forward to deny the reports.

A spokesperson dismisses the claims made in the sensational cover story, telling the New York Post the rumors are "not true."
Last month the couple showed no signs of marriage trouble when they attended the New York premiere of the a...

Matt Damon Fantasized About Catherine Zeta-Jones While Kissing Michael Douglas

1/29/2013 12:44pm EST
Behind the Candelabra
Matt Damon faked sexual chemistry with his onscreen lover Michael Douglas for their new Liberace biopic by fantasizing about the Hollywood legend's wife Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Douglas takes on the role of the flamboyant entertainer in new TV movie Behind the Candelabra, while Damon plays Liberace's younger lover.

Zeta-Jones has now revealed how the Bourne star made the kissing scenes look real, telling Access Hollywood, "Matt actually said to my husband that when he had to kiss Michael, he'd close his eyes and pretend he's actually kissing me, which I thought to be extremely flattering."...

Michael Douglas' Jailed Son Failed Drug Test, Spent Time In Solitary

1/21/2013 11:33pm EST
Cameron Douglas solitary confinement
After failing a drug test, actor Michael Douglas' incarcerated son Cameron was reportedly sent to solitary confinement earlier this month.

Cameron is serving a 10-year sentence at a Loretto, Penn., prison for distributing drugs, possessing heroin, and smuggling medication into his cell. After a urinalysis confirmed the presence of banned substances in his system, he got into additional trouble with prison authorities.

According to the New York Post, he was placed in isolation the first week of January. It's unknown whether Cameron's latest indiscretion will result in additional jail time....

Michael Douglas Snubbed Liberace's Ex-Lover

1/1/2013 5:33pm EST
Liberace's former lover Scott Thorson, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, is disappointed after his plea to meet Michael Douglas was allegedly shot down - even though he's working on his biopic.

Thorson carried on a six-year affair with the flamboyant entertainer until 1982, and he wrote about their controversial romance in his memoir "Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace".

Producer Jerry Weintraub picked up the project in the hopes of adapting the book into a new movie and it is now in production, with Douglas playing the piano legend and Matt Damon starring as his much youn...

Michael Douglas' Incarcerated Son Cameron Attacked Behind Bars

12/17/2012 2:21pm EST
Cameron Douglas
Michael Douglas' imprisoned son Cameron is nursing a broken leg and finger after he was allegedly attacked while behind bars.

Reports suggest Cameron Douglas, who is currently serving time for drug charges, became a prison target after a New York mobster placed a $100 bounty on his head for co-operating with authorities and testifying against his two drug suppliers, illegal Mexican immigrants David and Eduardo Escalera, during their trial last year.

According to the New York Post, Douglas suffered the injuries in October and has undergone surgery to repair the damage he claims was cause...

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

12/14/2012 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...

Silver Foxes: Sexy Grey & White Haired Celebrities

10/2/2012 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...

Celebrity Birthdays - September 25, 2012

9/25/2012 3:00am EDT
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas
Happy Birthday to:

Celeb couple Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969) and Michael Douglas (1944)

Actor Jansen Panettiere (1994)

Actress Emmy Clarke (1991)

Actress Annabelle Wallis (1984)

Actor Donald Glover (1983)

Singer Kany Garcia (1982)

Actor Lee Norris (1981)

Rapper T.I. (1980)

Actor Chris Owen (1980)

Singer Ryan Leslie (1978)

Actress Clea Duvall (1977)

Actor Robbie Jones (1977)

Actress Charlotte Ayanna (1976)

Singer Santigold (1976)

Actress Bridgette Wilson (1973)

Model Bridget Marquardt (1973)

Actor Brian Dunkleman (1971)

Actor Hal Sparks (1971)

Actor Will Smith (1968)


Michael Douglas In Talks To Play Ronald Reagan

9/1/2012 5:02pm EDT
Michael Douglas
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.

Michael Douglas & Matt Damon Look Groovy In Set Pics From Liberace Film

7/31/2012 12:00pm EDT
Michael Douglas
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...

DVD Flashback: 'The Streets of San Francisco,' Season 3

7/3/2012 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...

Michael Douglas' Liberace Research Included Wearing His Wife's Underwear

6/6/2012 10:45am EDT
Michael Douglas
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 ...

Michael Douglas To Front Cancer Awareness Crusade

5/16/2012 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...

Exclusive: 'Haywire's' Gina Carano On MMA, Soderbergh And 'Fast And Furious 6'

4/30/2012 2:33pm EDT
Haywire photo
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...

Christopher Walken And Robert De Niro Heading To 'Last Vegas' With Michael Douglas

4/20/2012 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.

The Tribeca Film Festival Is Back And Center Stage

4/19/2012 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 ...

Dakota Fanning & Leelee Sobieski Had Interesting Hairstyles At Vanity Fair Cocktail Party

4/18/2012 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...

Herbie Hancock To Launch International Jazz Day

3/20/2012 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...

Michael Douglas Teams Up With FBI To Fight Fraud (Watch The Ad!)

2/28/2012 8:44am EST
Michael Douglas
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...