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Michael Douglas' son wants to pursue acting

October 22nd, 2013 8:31pm EDT
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Michael Douglas' teenage son is keen to follow in his famous parents' footsteps and pursue a career in acting.

Dylan Douglas has been trying to convince his Oscar-winning father to help him break into the family business.

He tells U.S. TV host Jay Leno, "Dylan doesn't see any reason to do anything else because he wants to act. He doesn't want to go to school or anything, he wants to be an actor.

"But he was at me the other day, he said, 'Look Dad, I've been president of my sixth grade, my seventh grade, I'm in eighth grade now and I'm president of the school'. I said, 'Dylan, I know, I...

Michael Douglas regrets drawing out troubled first marriage

August 8th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Michael Douglas
Veteran actor Michael Douglas has risked the wrath of his ex-wife Diandra after insisting they should have split almost a decade before they actually parted ways in 1995.

The couple, which wed in 1977, spent the final years of its union attempting to salvage its relationship with the help of a marriage counsellor, but the Wall Street star suggests the sessions were pointless - because they already knew they had fallen out of love.

He tells Britain's The Mirror newspaper, "I know I'm going to get into trouble here. I have nothing against her and in fact I'm very fond of my first wife. But ...

Cameron Douglas pens emotional letter appealing for drug addict support

June 12th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Cameron Douglas
Michael Douglas' incarcerated son has written an emotional online blog urging U.S. officials to help drug addicts rather than lock them up.

Cameron Douglas was sentenced to five years behind bars in 2010 after pleading guilty to distributing drugs. His sentence was doubled in late 2011 after he committed several infractions behind bars, including smuggling medication into his cell.

Now, the 34 year old has opened up about his struggle with addiction in an article for The Huffington Post, criticising the legal system in America for punishing addicts with jail time instead of providing trea...

Michael Douglas realises how lucky he is after Hagman's death

May 14th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas has learned to appreciate the blessings of his renewed career after beating cancer because close pals like Larry Hagman have not been so lucky.

The Wall Street star has been in recovery for two years after overcoming stage 4 throat cancer - the same disease which contributed to the Dallas icon's passing in November (12) and the 2011 death of his other friend, Motown songwriter Nick Ashford.

The 68 year old admits his health crisis has given him a renewed lease of life, and the two personal losses have made him realise just how fortunate he is to have bounced back from the ...

Michael Douglas objected to gay porn scenes in Behind The Candelabra

May 13th, 2013 4:44pm EDT
Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas forced director Steven Soderbergh to cut gay porn scenes in their new Liberace biopic because the actor wanted to be able to show his young kids the film without having to explain the explicit shots.

The Wall Street star portrays the flamboyant pianist in Behind The Candelabra, and, although he had no problem filming intimate scenes with his co-star Matt Damon, who plays Liberace's young lover Scott Thorson, Douglas refused to allow footage of men's penises to grace the TV screens in the movie.

He tells New York Magazine, "Liberace loved sex, and I didn't have a problem wi...

Oliver Stone lands lifetime achievement award

May 13th, 2013 12:50pm EDT
Oliver Stone
Director Oliver Stone was honoured with a lifetime achievement award at a film festival in Croatia on Sunday (12May13) in honour of his lengthy career.

The Wall Street director became the first recipient of the Wild Dreamer award at the sixth annual Subversive Film Festival, where the star presented his documentary series Untold History of the United States.

During the ceremony, Stone said, "I'm especially proud to be here to show our 10-part series the Untold History of the U.S. I always see a lot of self-criticism in Eastern Europe... and I admire that because we need a little bit more ...

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

February 28th, 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...

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'!...

Is Charlie Sheen Just Playing a Game With us? That Could be why he's Winning

March 4th, 2011 6:13pm EST
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Eat your heart out Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher - (former) Two And A Half Men star Charlie Sheen hit the million follower mark a mere day after starting his page on Twitter. The reached the milestone within 26 hours of starting his account - a record for the social networking site.

But despite all the crazy lately, it seems that Charlie knows what he's doing, and has know it all along - especially when it comes to generating buzz.

A new story from The Hollywood Reporter says that the star sought out Ad.ly, a company that pays celebrities to make endorsements for such br...

Bret Michaels Advocates Charlie Sheen To 'Work Out Those Demons'

March 3rd, 2011 8:48am EST
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels has urged his longtime friend Charlie Sheen to "work out those demons" amid his much-publicized personal problems, insisting: "We all need help."

Trouble is mounting in the actor's personal life and career - the Wall Street star lost custody of his two sons on Tuesday, just hours after his estranged wife Brooke Mueller won a restraining order against him. He was also hospitalized in January following a wild night of partying with hookers, before undergoing a rehab stint at his Los Angeles home.

Meanwhile, CBS chiefs have scrapped the remainder of the eighth season of his h...

Charlie Sheen's Hospitalization Caused By 'Hernia' Pain

January 28th, 2011 8:57am EST
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen is in stable condition and is undergoing treatment for a hernia following his hospitalization on Thursday, according to his representative.

The actor was taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital's emergency room in Los Angeles after complaining of abdominal pain, caused by a hiatal hernia. The actor's publicist, Stan Rosenfield, has confirmed the Wall Street star is being treated for the condition, which occurs when the stomach pushes up through the diaphragm.

Rosenfield tells CNN.com, "Charlie has had a hernia condition for some time. I was told by the person who made the 911 call ...

Charlie Sheen Rushed To L.A. Hospital

January 27th, 2011 2:57pm EST
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital Thursday morning. According to TMZ, he was taken out of his home on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance.

Charlie's publicist Stan Rosenfield tells Hollyscoop that Charlie "was having severe abdominal pains and went to the hospital."

A 911 call was made at 6:35AM from the home. Also, Two women were reportedly seen exiting Sheen's home when he was taken out.

The Wall Street star has been dogged by health and legal woes in recent months - in October, he trashed a New York hotel room while an escort reportedly cowered naked in a bathroo...

Michael Douglas Returns To Work After Cancer Battle

December 10th, 2010 8:38am EST
Michael Douglas
Cancer-stricken Michael Douglas has returned to work for the first time since undergoing grueling chemotherapy sessions earlier this year.

The actor has been battling throat cancer since the summer and completed the draining treatment in October. Douglas has declared he's determined to beat the illness, and he showed signs of his recovery by filming a clip for an online video feature by The New York Times.

The Wall Street star appears in a brooding black and white one-minute clip in which he is seen sat in a leather armchair. James Franco and Matt Damon have also appeared in the 14 Acto...

Michael Douglas Planning Round-The-World Vacation

December 7th, 2010 11:53pm EST
Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas is planning on celebrating his victory over cancer by taking wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and their two young kids on a round-the-world adventure.

The Wall Street star has been battling throat cancer since the summer, but his prognosis is good and doctors insist he has every chance of beating the disease.

And the actor plans to prove he's not ready for the grave yet by taking a global trip.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "They're (kids) at a good age where they'd be old enough to understand it but not be torn away from their peer group."

Douglas recently treated his famil...

Theme Park Visits Took 'A Severe Physical Toll' On Michael Douglas

December 5th, 2010 11:00am EST
Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas showed the strain of his cancer battle after resorting to an electronic wheelchair for a day out at an amusement park with his family.

The Wall Street star looked to be the picture of health as he posed for official photos during a visit to Disney World in Florida with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and their two young children, Dylan, 10, and Carys, seven, last week.

But the action-packed trip took its toll on the actor - behind-the-scenes photos of the star showed him looking worn out and using a mobility scooter to tour The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando.

A park...

Michael Douglas: 'I Feel Stronger Every Day'

December 1st, 2010 4:20pm EST
Michael Douglas
Oscar winner Michael Douglas is remaining optimistic about his ongoing cancer battle as he fights his way back to full health - although he admits it's "a long road back."

The Wall Street star shocked fans with his pale and gaunt appearance while undergoing treatment for stage four throat cancer in October, but he appeared to be the picture of health during a family trip to Disney World last week.

The actor travelled to Florida with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and their two young children, Dylan, 10, and Carys, seven, and he reveals the vacation was a special treat for his kids to tha...

Cancer Brought Michael Douglas Closer To His Dad Kirk

November 30th, 2010 1:37pm EST
Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas has found a blessing during his difficult cancer battle - his diagnosis brought him closer to his actor dad Kirk.

The Wall Street star, who underwent treatment for throat cancer last month, admits his 93-year-old dad has supported him ever since doctors told him he had the disease.

Douglas tells the Associated Press, "He really made an effort. He was back here almost 10 days. He came over every day. He was great."

The actor also admits he has come to understand why his father was often absent when he was growing up, adding: "In those key years, when Kirk was doing five...

Did Carey Mulligan & Shia LaBeouf Break Up?

October 17th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan has moved back to her native Britain after cooling her relationship with Shia LaBeouf, according to a new report.

London-born Mulligan relocated to New York last year when she began dating LaBeouf during the filming of Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."

But Mulligan is now back in the U.K. after putting her love life on hold, reports Britain's Sunday Telegraph.

Mulligan is quoted in the publication as saying, "I'm moving back to England; it's a long story."

She adds, "I am spending more time here at the moment. Just spending time with my family, really."


Michael Douglas MIA As Catherine-Zeta Jones Brings Daughter To School

October 13th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
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This morning Catherine Zeta-Jones walked her daughter Carys to school in New York amid reports Oliver Stone said Michael Douglas' condition was "precarious."

Douglas's publicist has refuted "Wall Street" director Stone's remark, saying, "The doctors are very happy...he's perfectly fine. If Mr. Stone in Berlin knows something different, well, what can I say."

Douglas has been undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments for cancer. He has not been seen on the school run since Thursday.

Michael was scheduled to complete his cancer treatment last week. In one of his most recent int...

Michael Douglas To Finish Cancer Treatments This Week

October 6th, 2010 8:37pm EDT
Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas will complete his cancer treatment this week, according to his publicist.

The "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" star is battling stage four throat cancer and publicist Allan Burry confirms this is the actor's last week of radiation and chemotherapy.

He tells "Entertainment Tonight" that his famous client plans on taking at least six weeks to recover.

Doctors are reportedly pleased with how Douglas has responded and no further treatments have been scheduled.

In one of his most recent interviews, Douglas told reporters he was determined to win his cancer battle: "It's a fi...

Fears For Michael Douglas Grow As Catherine Zeta-Jones Jets Back To US

October 2nd, 2010 10:59am EDT
Michael Douglas
Catherine Zeta-Jones sparked fears for Michael Douglas' health on Thursday after she cut short a trip to her native Wales to fly back to New York to be with her sick husband.

The "Chicago" actress was in the U.K. to launch the Ryder Cup golf tournament, but Douglas stayed in America to continue his treatment for throat cancer.

Zeta-Jones made an emotional speech at Wednesday's Welcome To Wales gala concert, revealing her husband was originally meant to join her, saying, "Usually I would be watching with him. He would be representing the American team and I would be wholeheartedly represen...

Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Split On 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' (Video)

September 27th, 2010 8:15am EDT
Money Never Sleeps
"Money Never Sleeps" is the long awaited sequel to "Wall Street." The film is directed by the always interesting Oliver Stone and it was written by Allan Loeb and Stephen Schiff. It stars Michael Douglas, reprising his role as Gordon Gekko, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Frank Langella, and Carey Mulligan. The global economy teeters on the brink of disaster. For some people, that is a very good thing. For others, not so much. It opened in theaters September 24th. Check out our bagel count.

'Wall Street' Sequel Wins Weekend Box Office

September 27th, 2010 8:10am EDT
Michael Douglas
Oliver Stone's "Wall Street" sequel is big business at the box office - the film has debuted at number one with an opening week $19 million take.

"Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" stars Michael Douglas, Josh Brolin and Shia LaBeouf.

Animated adventure "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" opened in second place with $16.3 million and Ben Affleck's "The Town" drops to three.

Tyra Banks' Busty Business Suit - Hot Or Not?

September 22nd, 2010 10:04pm EDT
Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks walked the red carpet at the "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" premiere in New York on Monday wearing a gray suit dress. We found the ensemble rather boring. And why did she pair it with brown heels? What do you think of her outfit?

The new season of Tyra's show "America's Next Top Model" has started off with a bang. The season includes a bunch of celebrity guest judges and the winner of this season gets a contract with the best model management company, IMG.

Tyra has enlisted the help of legendary designers like Roberto Cavalli and Diane Von Furstenburg to usher this new cop...

Shia LaBeouf Is All Class At The 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' Premiere

September 22nd, 2010 5:02pm EDT
Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf attended the New York premiere of his new film "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Monday night. The star explained how he has regained the full use of his left hand, two years after mangling his fingers in a near-fatal car crash.

The actor had to undergo three surgeries to fix his smashed hand following a summer accident which saw his truck flip over and crush his bones.

LaBeouf had previously resigned himself to the fact his hand would never be the same again after the horrific incident, but he reveals he's impressed doctors and himself by making a ...

We Give Carey Mulligan's Longer Hairdo A Big Thumbs Up

September 21st, 2010 6:30pm EDT
Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan looked sweet at the "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" premiere in New York on Monday. She wore a long black skirt and feminine brown top with a fabric rose on it. We like her looser, longer haircut. What do you think?

In the film, ambitious young investment banker Jacob Moore (Shia LaBeouf) discovers that greed is still the name of the game when he forges a fragile alliance with one time Wall Street hot shot Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) shortly after Gekko is released from prison.

Carey is currently dating Shia.

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Michael Douglas Braves The Red Carpet For 'Wall Street 2' Premiere (Photos & Video)

September 21st, 2010 9:30am EDT
Michael Douglas
Cancer-stricken Michael Douglas made good on his vow to walk the red carpet at the New York premiere of "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" on Monday night, joining his castmates and director Oliver Stone to promote the movie.

The veteran star has been undergoing intensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment for throat cancer following his diagnosis revelation last month and it had been feared he would be too weak to attend the big unveiling.

Last week, his publicist Allen Burry insisted Douglas would make every effort to attend the event, but would evaluate the situation on a "day-to-day"...

Michael Douglas Hopes To Attend 'Wall Street 2' Premiere

September 18th, 2010 8:00am EDT
Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas is determined to walk the red carpet at next week's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" premiere, despite undergoing ravaging cancer treatment.

The acting icon is currently receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatment for throat cancer following his diagnosis revelation last month.

His highly-anticipated return as ruthless bank boss Gordon Gekko is to be unveiled at the New York screening on September 20, but speculation has been rife the star will be too drained to attend.

But his publicist Allen Burry insists Douglas will make every effort to be there.

The rep tells Po...

Josh Brolin & Michael Douglas Got Nostalgic On Latest Movie Shoot

September 12th, 2010 8:44am EDT
Josh Brolin
Movie stars Josh Brolin and Michael Douglas bonded on the set of Oliver Stone's "Wall Street" sequel by recalling their wild days on the Brolin's family big cat sanctuary.

Douglas fondly recalled the days he spent hanging out with young Brolin at the wildlife station his late mother Jane Cameron Agee ran in Santa Barbara, California and the two actors spent time between takes laughing about the old days.

Douglas remembers, "Josh and I lived together in the same town in Santa Barbara, California and his wonderful mother was an extraordinary lady, and she had a collection of wild animals, o...

Michael Douglas To Undergo Treatment For Throat Tumor

August 16th, 2010 4:25pm EDT
Michael Douglas
Hollywood actor Michael Douglas is preparing to undergo cancer treatment after doctors discovered a tumor in his throat.

A representative for the Wall Street star reveals the 65 year old will receive eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy sessions but he is expected to make a full recovery.

And Douglas, who is married to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, is confident he will soon be back to full health.

In a statement to People.com, Douglas says, "I am very optimistic."

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