We haven’t seen Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, but we’re fans of the first film and have a lot of theories about how this new film is going to go down. First of all, if Shia LaBeouf doesn’t go on some mission to find his predecessor, Charlie Sheen (and inevitably finds him living in a cabin in the woods seeking redemption for his formerly greedy ways), that will have been a wasted opportunity. And if there’s not some kind of nod to Michael Douglas‘ prototype of those newfangled cellular telephones that were as big as a tissue box, we’ll be disappointed. Other than that, bring it on, sequel!
The premiere of the film took place in New York last night, and all the stars were out in full force – it was a mix of the old guard and the new. LaBeouf and girlfriend/co-star Carey Mulligan looked amazing, as did Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. And director Oliver Stone took time out from growing and combing his mustache to attend so that was nice. Of course, it wouldn’t be a party unless Courtney Love showed up and made everyone nervous so there was that, too. Check out all the shots from the red carpet below.
Michael Douglas getting cancer came as a nasty surprise for everyone. Most of all to his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, who has a bone to pick with his doctors. She revealed, “It makes me furious they didn’t detect it earlier. He sought every option and nothing was found.”
Apparently, Douglas had been steadily complaining about pain in his ear and throat. Catherine is incredibly surprised none of the doctors found anything then, because it was only three weeks later that a walnut-sized tumor was found under his tongue. And they were ready for the bad news, it seems. “It wasn’t a huge shock,” she added. “I knew something was up. He knew something was up.”
Douglas’ cancer is at stage four and has spread to his neck and parts of his head but he still has an incredibly positive attitude, telling David Letterman, “I’m treating this as a curable disease. It’s a fight. I’ll beat this.”
Zeta-Jones has understandably taken the news hard, telling People, “The hardest part is seeing his fatigue, because Michael isÃ‚Â never tired.” Our prayers are with both of them, and as Zeta-Jones also added, “if there’s anything Michael has, it’s strength.” Amen to that.
It’s been a bumpy year for Michael Douglas. It started off rough, with the trial of his son, Cameron Douglas, for dealing drugs. We’re sure he found some respite and joy in his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones getting knighted by the Queen (she is quite the dame). But now, unfortunately, bad news is back.
Douglas has cancer. It was discovered after a tumor was found in his throat and the 65-year-old Ã‚Â actor is currently preparing himself for eight weeks of chemo and radiation therapy. The good news is that he is expected to make a complete recovery and even commented, “I am very optimistic.”
We’re sending him heaps of good wishes and hope he’s healthy and back on his feet soon.
It feels like the Wall Street sequel has been like 25 years in the making…oh, wait, it has. But now the film that stars Shia LaBeouf as Gordon Gekko‘s greedy financial district protége is finally ready to premiere at Cannes, and there was an abundance of men in light-colored suits there to celebrate. We don’t often visit the south of France, so that look is probably the norm – one person who opted for a burst of color however was the film’s director, Oliver Stone, who appears to be slowly morphing into late 1970′s Marlon Brando. LaBeouf and his Money Never Sleeps co-star and girlfriend Carey Mulligan both looked stylin’ in the tropical heat though, as always Mulligan can do no wrong with her fashion choices.
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Hello, Mrs. Robinson! Michael Douglas had his way with two of you, apparently. Two of his mother’s friends taught him everything he knows about sex, according to an upcoming interview with Elle. The 65-year-old actor says the women were both 30 at the time, while he was 16. We’re starting to think Michael helped spark the sexual revolution.
According to the New York Daily News, the actor will not reveal their names because his mother Diana Dill still doesn’t know. “I wouldn’t want to get any of them in trouble,” he said. “Though they’re probably dead now.” Happily married to the gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael also revealed that if he ever was given the opportunity to have a one night stand…he would pick Tina Turner! [Photo: Getty Images]
He’s got a legendary grandpa, a superstar father and a step-mom who doesn’t do too bad for herself. Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones all wrote letters asking for a lenient jail-sentence for Cameron Douglas in the weeks leading up to his hearing. Looks like the pleas worked, because Judge Richard Berman handed Cameron a five-year jail sentence, instead of a much harsher 10-year stint, for dealing crystal meth. Berman said, “We all need to get over the theme that Cameron Douglas is a victim. Some of the letters reflect a somewhat naive and even misguided viewpoint.” He also warned, “I think this case and this sentencing may well be his last chance to make it.”
Apart from the letters, the judge also noted the eight months Cameron has already spent in jail. He also mentioned that if the troubled rich kid does a drug treatment program behind bars, another year could get shaved off the sentence. Cameron responded, reading from a prepared statement: “Nothing, your honor, is more important to me than my family and the goals that I have set for myself, and I feel adamant that I will not let myself be led astray by my warped thinking and false pretences due to my long heroin addiction.”
Interesingly, Berman also considered that very famous family’s history while doling out his final verdict, calling out “problematic parenting by both his mother and father in the forms of parental absence and distance, parental immaturity and drug and alcohol abuse in the immediate and extended famlies.” Whatever the dynamics may be, we’d say – stay strong Cameron. You ‘ll be out in no time. But third chances are hard to come by — even for kids of Hollywood’s elite. [Photo: Getty Images]
While we think it’s great Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone came out to support the 32nd Annual New York City Police Foundation Gala last night, we’re more than a little surprised the boys in blue wanted to bring these two back together for their fundraiser. In case you’ve forgotten, Basic Instinct—the film that forever linked their careers—starred Douglas as a recovering coke-addict police detective haunted by his accidental shooting of two tourists, now caught in a sexy web of deception by bisexual author and potential serial killer Stone, who bribed another officer to provide confidential information. Almost forgot—Douglas’s character was nailing the police psychologist, too. Is this the kind of movie the NYPD wants fresh in our minds while seeking donations? Then again, it was set in San Francisco.
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Michael Douglas might enjoy recreational use of prescription drugs like Viagra, but his son Cameron has always liked the harder stuff and he’s going to have to do some pretty hard time as a result.
Cameron was arrested in 2009 for dealing cocaine and crystal meth in New York and has pleaded guilty to the distribution charges as well as heroin possession. At a sentencing, to be held on April 27, Douglas will receive a minimum of ten years in prison. The elder Douglas said of the situation “Cameron has a lot of his life ahead. He now recognizes his own demons and struggles. He’s a tough kid. Still, he’s in a federal prison, and you’ve got some big, bad boys down there.” Ten years in prison might seen rough, but considering Michael’s half-brother Eric died from an overdose in 2004, it may serve as a much-needed wake-up call. [Photo: Getty Images]
Admittedly, we love Michael Douglas more than your average person might, due to the fact that Romancing the Stone and Fatal Attraction are two of our most favorite movies, but there are some things better left unknown when it comes to your favorite celebs. Douglas, for instance, would like the world to know that in order to keep Catherine Zeta-Jones happy, he takes boner pills. He explained their sexy times in AARP Magazine, saying “God bless her that she likes older guys. And some wonderful enhancements have happened in the last few years—Viagra, Cialis—that can make us all feel younger.” Wait, where are you going, fond memories of buff, hot Michael Douglas toting a rifle around the Columbian jungle with Kathleen Turner? Come back! And…they’re gone. See what you did, Michael? You’ve ruined your former self for us.
So you see, celebrities, perhaps it’s better not to give the tell-all interview you assume everyone wants to read, because sometimes your fans don’t want to think about you and your erection that might last up to four-hours. Swear to God, if any celebrity out there decides to come clean about their weak stream, we’re quitting this business. [Photo: Getty Images]
Just a week after Cameron Douglas was busted for drug-trafficking, his girlfriend was also arrested for trying to pass him drugs. Kelly Sott was visiting Douglas at the Manhattan courthouse where his hearing was taking place and attempted to pass him an electric toothbrush that was filled with seven grams of heroin. Investigators opened the battery compartment to find the drug hidden inside. If we may, how does that not look suspicious? “Honey, I worry about your teeth, so I brought you this electric toothbrush. You just had to have it. At the courthouse.” This would be a more effective anti-drug PSA than the stoners who run over a kid on his bike and laugh about it, we think.
Law enforcement says that Douglas called Sott and asked her to bring some items to the courthouse and Sott told the officers that, “she was not aware of the contents of the toothbrush that she delivered.” If that’s the case, it just makes things a whole lot worse for Douglas, who already faces a mandatory 10-year minimum sentence for his crimes. [Photo: GettyImages]