Jeff Daniels: Emmy Goes With AARP Award

Jeff 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?

Wow, 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’

At 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!

Are 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, …

Michael Douglas: Unplugged

Check out the striking cover of the March/April edition of AARP The Magazine – which is in homes and available online now at www.aarpmagazine.org. In this issue, Douglas opens up candidly about his life – examining his family dynamic with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones (who is 25 years his junior), his relationship with his father, the legendary Kirk Douglas, and his thoughts on mistakes he made as a parent. All this in addition to gearing up for the launch of his …