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We figured Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones would always be the go-to Hollywood Couple, old-school style, like Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman once were. But not so much. Seems his recent fight with deadly cancer and her ongoing spells of bipolar disorder have done them in. If Star magazine is anything to go by – and it’s incredibly accurate most of the time – the two have called it quits after 15 years and could soon be caught up in a splashy, unpleasant $300-million divorce.
“Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV [human papillomavirus], which actually comes about from cunnilingus. I did worry if the stress caused by my son’s incarceration didn’t help trigger it. But yeah, it’s a sexually transmitted disease that causes cancer. And if you have it, cunnilingus is also the best cure for it.” – actor Michael Douglas, getting specific in an interview with The Guardian on his theory that the oral sex that caused his throat cancer could also cure it.
Steven Soderbergh’s HBO movie Behind the Candelabra, the moving story of Liberace and his young lover Scott Thorson, was watched by 2.4 million viewers at 9PM last Sunday, the most viewers an HBO original movie premiere has had since Something the Lord Made drew 2.6 million viewers back in 2004. (Haha, that title would have suited the Liberace biopic as well!) Candelabra fared better than HBO’s excellent Phil Spector drama in March that starred Al Pacino and Helen Mirren and held the attention of 1.039 million people. On its two back-to-back airings at 9 and 11 on Sunday night, Candelabra had a total of 3.5 million viewers. (via deadline hollywood)
Allegedly, Behind the Candelabra will be director Steven Soderbergh’s final movie before he retires from the industry, a $5-million film that Hollywood studios wouldn’t finance, despite the participation of Oscar-winners Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, because it was thought to be “too gay.” The story of Liberace and his five-year relationship with boytoy chauffeur Scott Thorson also stars Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, and Debbie Reynolds. Finally, at long last, it will air on HBO Sunday, May 26, at 9PM.