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January 28, 1992 | By W. Speers, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Contributors to this report include the Associated Press, Reuters, the New York Post, the Washington Post and USA Today
Michael Douglas and Jodie Foster were picked yesterday as the 1992 Man and Woman of the Year by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. The actress will get her traditional parade through Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 11, and he'll get his a week later. They'll each get their own "pudding pot" and be treated to the group's show this year, Up Your Ante. Hasty Pudding has been honoring stars with doses of mild, good-natured humiliation since 1967. Their honorees have included Clint Eastwood, Lucille Ball, Glenn Close, Katharine Hepburn, Robert De Niro and Kevin Costner.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 1996 | Inquirer staff reviews and synopses, compiled by Christopher Cornell
Examinations of love and desire in the worlds of American politics and English art top this week's list of new movies on video. The American President 1/2 (1995) (Columbia TriStar) 114 minutes. Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Richard Dreyfuss. A droll comedy with Douglas as the president and Bening as the lobbyist his enemies brand the "first mistress. " PG-13 (sexual innuendo, profanity). Videodisc available.(CC) Carrington 1/2 (1995)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Douglas, GQ diva GQ, which has been busy this month bestowing honors manly upon such dudes' dudes as Matthew McConaughey and Justin Timberlake , has reserved its most funky honor, Diva of the Year, for Michael Douglas . The label isn't a diss: It honors Douglas' tour de force performance as Liberace in HBO's telefilm Behind the Candelabra , which had him yo-yo from the depraved depths of weird narcissism and divahood...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
OF ALL the smaller characters in the Marvel universe, the one generating the most buzz as a potential movie is "Ant-man. " It seems as if director Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead") has been developing the film for a decade, but progress has taken a giant leap forward recently with the casting of Paul Rudd and now, Variety reports, Michael Douglas . After winning a slew of awards, including the Golden Globe, for his role as Liberace in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra," Douglas has agreed to a role as scientist Hank Pym in what's likely to be a somewhat offbeat superhero film.
NEWS
June 30, 1999 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
QUOTE "I had her home telephone number, and I daren't call it for a week. I was like, 'Should I, should I?' " - Scary Spice Mel B, on approaching R&B star Mary J. Blige to suggest a duet Ah, young love. Well, it's young love in the case of actress Catherine Zeta Jones, 29. Not so young, of course, in the case of her paramour Michael Douglas, who's 54. In the afterglow of their recent vacation together on a Spanish beach, the Welsh beauty appears smitten with crusty actor Douglas.
NEWS
July 31, 1998 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
Michael Douglas is no Shirley Temple Black. But the movie star is enough of a statesman, apparently, to be appointed a United Nations Messenger of Peace. U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan yesterday showed the star of "Wall Street" and "Fatal Attraction" around the U.N., where Douglas said he would use his new role to campaign for nuclear disarmament and the control of small arms. "I hope to use the entertainment communications ability we have . . . to talk a little less about movies and hopefully a lot more about some of the issues pertaining to the United Nations," Douglas told reporters.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
NOW THAT Michael Douglas ' comeback from cancer is complete with his over-the-top role as Liberace in HBO's "Beyond the Candelabra," he's been doing a lot of press. Here's what he told the Guardian in Great Britain about his recent throat cancer. It was caused by oral sex. No, not from getting it. The Guardian asked Douglas if his cancer scare made him question his decades of smoking and drinking, and he replied, "No. Because without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV [human papillomavirus]
LIVING
December 6, 1994 | By W. Speers This story contains information from the Associated Press, New York Daily News, Reuters and USA Today
Yes, says Michael Douglas, he was addicted, to booze and maybe some other stuff, but never to sex. The movie star, in an interview in January's Vanity Fair, addresses his fabled sexual addiction for the first time by saying that the story took on a life of its own after being fueled by his sex-driven roles in the movies Basic Instinct and Fatal Attraction. "The media got this great handle from the film and rode with it," said Douglas. "I can't believe people are so titillated by this made-up stuff.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 1997 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Four years ago in Falling Down, Michael Douglas gave us a memorable and underrated reading of an unhinged defense worker who feels he has toppled from the bottom rung of the ladder and vents his rage on the streets of Los Angeles. Dour and pessimistic in a different way, The Game is a stylish set of enigma variations that puts Douglas at the top of the ladder - but in circumstances beyond his control. For a man like Nicholas Van Orton, as cold as the calculator in his tooled-leather Mark Cross briefcase, the ultimate nightmare is to confront the idea that someone else might have total charge of not just his life, but even more.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 1993 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Falling Down traces one man's escalating descent into derangement, but the pertinent mental problem with Joel Schumacher's relentlessly dour movie is schizophrenia. In the beginning, a recently fired defense worker sits seething and sweltering in a car trapped in L.A. gridlock. He incenses the other drivers by abandoning his vehicle and declaring that he's going to walk home. It seems like an "I'm-mad-as-hell-and-I'm-not-going-to-take-it-anymore" gesture that echoes the defiant anchorman Howard Beale in Network.
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March 27, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Say the name "Liberace" and a dozen smiling images - each campier than the one before - pop into view, all fabulous, rhinestone-encrusted, fur-lined, and sprinkled with stardust. When he was part of the entertainment landscape from the 1950s through the 1980s on television or stage, Liberace's keyboard repertoire was one of showy pop/classical sides and willowy, winking conversational asides. And he was beloved, particularly by women, his sexuality rarely questioned (he won libel suits against Britain's Daily Mirror and Confidential magazine in the mid-'50s when they implied he was homosexual)
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July 25, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
IN MOVIES, we often see the character of the elderly person plagued by unmodulated moods and unregulated, throwback racism, but rarely in the lead. So in its own perverse way, "And So It Goes" is groundbreaking - it features Michael Douglas as Oren, a retired, widowed realtor who thinks that the Latino millionaire buying his $8 million house is a gardener, and contemptuously parks his Mercedes over two spots in his apartment building. Oren tells tenants to complain to the owner, because he is the owner.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
OF ALL the smaller characters in the Marvel universe, the one generating the most buzz as a potential movie is "Ant-man. " It seems as if director Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead") has been developing the film for a decade, but progress has taken a giant leap forward recently with the casting of Paul Rudd and now, Variety reports, Michael Douglas . After winning a slew of awards, including the Golden Globe, for his role as Liberace in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra," Douglas has agreed to a role as scientist Hank Pym in what's likely to be a somewhat offbeat superhero film.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Douglas, GQ diva GQ, which has been busy this month bestowing honors manly upon such dudes' dudes as Matthew McConaughey and Justin Timberlake , has reserved its most funky honor, Diva of the Year, for Michael Douglas . The label isn't a diss: It honors Douglas' tour de force performance as Liberace in HBO's telefilm Behind the Candelabra , which had him yo-yo from the depraved depths of weird narcissism and divahood...
NEWS
November 1, 2013 | BY HOWARD GENSLER, Daily News Staff Writer gensleh@phillynews.com, 215-854-5678
MARY STEENBURGEN burst on to the Hollywood scene in 1978, stuck in a marriage of convenience with Jack Nicholson in "Goin' South. " She's 60 now, hard to believe, with the same sexy, velvety drawl, and in "Last Vegas" she's hanging out with Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. In real life, she's married to Ted Danson (TV's "Cheers" and "CSI" - perhaps the best known TV star of the past 30 years). Not a bad gig. "I love what I do for a living," she said recently when the Daily News spoke with her at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, "and still think I'm the luckiest person in the world to get to do this.
NEWS
August 30, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Douglas ' first marriage, to Diandra Luker , ended after 23 years (and cost him $45 mil). His second, with fellow A-list power player Catherine Zeta-Jones , 43, seems to be falling apart after 13. The stars are "taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage," a rep on Wednesday told Us Weekly. Yet sources say they've been living apart since May. The couple, who have two kids, Dylan , 13, and Carys , 10, have valiantly supported each other through dark times: When Michael, 68, was diagnosed with cancer in 2010, and this year when his wife struggled with bipolar disorder.
NEWS
August 30, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
THERE'S an old Henny Youngman joke: "A doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn't pay his bill, so he gave him another six months. " Valerie Harper , suffering from a rare form of terminal brain cancer ( leptomeningeal carcinomatosis ), was given only three months to live back in March and, now, nearly six months later, she's not only still going strong, she's signed on to "Dancing With the Stars. " (So have "Showgirls" star Elizabeth Berkley - so you know who's getting a "10" in the pole dance - Leah Remini , Snooki , Amber Riley and Christina Milian .)
NEWS
June 10, 2013 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's not every day that a movie star says "cancer" and "cunnilingus" to a reporter, so Michael Douglas probably should have known his frankness would become fodder for bloggers, tweeters, and late-night comics. In any case, his revelation last week that his throat cancer was caused by a sexually transmitted virus can serve as a teachable moment - which is what he later said was his aim in the Guardian interview. Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a family of more than 100 virus types that can live in the flat, thin cells on the surface of the skin, cervix, vagina, anus, vulva, penis, mouth, and throat.
NEWS
June 9, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
THE BIG news in Tattle's Week in Review: Paris Jackson 's suicide scare and Michael Douglas redefining cunnilingus as putting one's foot in one's mouth. Friday The Miss World pageant announced that bikinis will be replaced by sarongs this year in deference to Muslim protests in host country Indonesia. This should not be a problem when Miss America returns to Atlantic City. Thursday Paris Jackson , 15, daughter of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson , was reported 'physically' fine after an reported suicide attempt.
NEWS
June 9, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Former Liberace boy toy Scott Thorson had a six-year affair with Michael Jackson , reports the London tabloid the Sun. "Liberace introduced me and Michael in the late 1970s," Thorson, 54, tells the Sun. "It was right around the time Thriller was coming out, and Michael and I became lovers. Our relationship went on for six or seven years. Michael was very generous, too. He treated me well. " Thorson, who has colon cancer, was recently bailed out of a Nevada jail, where he was awaiting sentencing on burglary charges.
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