Michael Douglas

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview Nov. 1

Posted on 10/31/2013 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentLots to choose from this week: For once, an all-star comedy that’s actually funny … Harrison Ford returns to space … a fast-talking rodeo cowboy tries to rope AIDS … and Diana, Princess of Wales, looks for true love. The New Stuff… Last Vegas This comedy about four old pals reuniting for a bachelor party in Las Vegas gets its laughs from the chemistry of its stars: Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline. The cast also …

Michael Douglas: It Was Tongue Cancer, Not Throat Cancer

Posted on 10/14/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBack in June, actor Michael Douglas revealed he had been treated for throat cancer, the type associated with a virus transmitted during oral sex. At the time, Douglas was applauded for shedding light on a little-discussed health issue. The New York Times even compared what he had done for throat cancer with “what Rock Hudson had done for AIDS and Angelina Jolie had done for prophylactic mastectomy.” Just one problem: Douglas fibbed about the type of cancer he actually had. …

Jeff Daniels: Emmy Goes With AARP Award

Posted on 09/23/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentJeff Daniels, who won Outstanding Lead actor in a Drama Series Sunday night for his performance in HBO’s The Newsroom, will indeed be placing his new Emmy statue next to AARP’s Movies for Grownups Award, which he won for the 2005 movie The Squid and the Whale. The genial TV and movie actor, who lives with wife Kathleen in Chelsea, Mich., had some fun in the backstage media room after his win, playing off his onstage acceptance speech in which he …

Michael Douglas: Did He Say Oral Sex Caused His Cancer?

Posted on 06/3/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWow, talk about an oral debate: Did outspoken actor Michael Douglas really say his throat cancer was caused by performing oral sex on a woman with a sexually transmitted disease? And more important, is he right that it can? Now that Douglas’ frank interview with Britain’s Guardian newspaper has gone viral, cooler heads (translation: the actor’s appalled publicity people) have said he was just misunderstood, reports the Associated Press. But maybe we should thank the actor for bringing up a …

10 Things to Know Before Watching Michael Douglas Dazzle in ‘Behind the Candelabra’

Posted on 05/26/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentAt last — Michael Douglas as Liberace, on HBO. The highly touted, much-anticipated Behind the Candelabra, from filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, with Matt Damon as Liberace’s 40-years-younger lover, Scott Thorson, is clearly the TV event of the week.  In fact, it will air for weeks and be available on demand. Here are 10 points to enhance your viewing experience. 1.  Emmy time! Critics are almost universally calling Douglas’ performance a tour de force. Kudos are being heaped upon Damon as well, …

Oscars Too Old For You? Grow Up!

Posted on 03/1/2012 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentAre you as sick and tired as I am of hearing about how this year’s Oscars skewed so old? You know: the host was old, the winners were old, the classic movie were old… The New York Times (that arbiter of all things hip and snappy) opined that the proceedings resembled “an AARP pep rally.” Well, yeah. Sorry, kids, but you’ll just have to get used to the fact that Billy Crystal is funnier than anyone you’ve got; actors, directors, …