So, Michael Douglas. He was kinda funny in “Romancing the Stone,” we guess. And he had to have had a sense of humor to agree to “The In-Laws” and “Me, You & Dupree” (we can’t even remember what he did in that movie, having successfully erased it from our damaged brains). But there’s really not anything in the man’s filmography to suggest that he’s the perfect man to play the most fabulous piano player of all time, Liberace. Close your eyes and picture Gordon Gekko getting out of a mirrored Rolls. If that’s difficult, we can’t even get to the 200-pound “King Neptune” costume and rhinestone-encrusted Baldwin grand (Liberace Museum, R.I.P.).
But maybe this is all proof of the genius of Steven Soderbergh, who has also cast Matt Damon(!) as the showman’s live-in lover for the HBO film, Behind the Candelabra, according to Deadline. (Surprising casting aside, maybe VH1 deserves some royalties for that name.) We shall see. In the meantime, watch Liberace deliver the best sign off music of all time.
Dear FABlife Devotees and People Who Came Here by Searching for Ian Somerhalder Photos,
I’ve been lurking around these parts for a few days, but I think it’s time we meet for real now. I’m the new senior editor here at TheFABlife, here to help you navigate through the treacherous waters of celebrity breakup rumors, frightening outfits and adorable babies. I was a professional cat-wrangler for MTV News before, so the adorable babies part will be all new to me. I’ll also be indulging in my own personal obsessions (a few of which you may already share): vampires (and the occasional werewolf, witch, fallen angel and zombie, provided they’re from a YA novel), teen dystopias, badass heroines, celebs who tweet too much, puppies and did I mention vampires? Seriously, I have Klout in vampires. But hopefully, along this meaningful journey we call blogging, you’ll also tell me what you want to see/read more of. And if it’s more photos of Ryan Gosling’s and Alexander Skarsgård’s abs, I will oblige. If not, I’ll make the other writers do it (just kidding, new co-workers, love ya!). Also, come back tomorrow for an actual Ian Somerhalder post. Promise.
Among all the actors who start believing that they really and truly are the superhuman characters they play, Angelina Jolie is the most consistent. Back when she first became a U.N. Ambassador and adopted son Maddox from Cambodia, many of us thought she was going through a phase, like wearing Billy Bob’s blood or saying creepy things about her brother. Boy were we wrong. As we speak, Angie is in Libya, where there are still battles going on, despite the departure of Moammar Gadhafi.
And though the U.N. refugee agency announced last week that they’re giving Jolie a promotion of sorts, thanks to both her activism and her $5 million in donations over the years, they told the AP today that she’s not even in Libya under any official capacity. She’s there in a “personal capacity.”
Here’s how she put it for Reuters: “I will be meeting with officials from all sides but above all, listening to the local people in the street. I am here to express solidarity with them. It is the work of rebuilding and recovery that will determine Libya’s future.”
Yep, just like Billy Bob’s blood.
Congrats to the middle Jonas Brother, whose first solo album, Fastlife, drops today. It’s a big step in the career of a Disney star. But it’s one of many big steps the 22-year-old Joe Jonas has managed to cram into his young life. Way more than most of us, of course. Take a look …
By age 16: After opening for the likes of Kelly Clarkson and the Backstreet Boys, the JoBros released It’s About Time. Jeez, these boys are impatient!
Bill Compton is 176 years old. That should make Stephen Moyer feel downright young a spritely as the “True Blood” star turns 42 today.
We feel we owe a bit of an apology to Stephen for sometimes neglecting his seductive vampire powers in favor of some of his other yummy co-stars – or maybe, the “True Blood” makeup artists do, since they’re the ones who insist on giving Bill a haggard look and pallor Alexander Skarsgård’s Eric never has. (OK, yeah, it makes sense for his morally conflicted character, we know.) But we don’t feel too sorry for the guy. He is married to Anna Paquin, after all. And he’s in three theatrical releases this year: this summer’s Priest and The Caller, and the upcoming CIA thriller Double. He’s got two other flicks in the works, too. Also, he’s married to Anna Paquin. We mentioned that already? Sorry. Let’s shut up and admire Stephen’s incredible fangs…