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  • 'The best presidential candidate in 40 years': Michael Douglas hits the campaign trail on behalf of Bloomberg after it's revealed his father Kirk Douglas left him out of his will and bequeathed his entire $60m fortune to charity

    02/23/2020 6:41:39 PM PST · by kevcol · 79 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 23, 2020 | Valerie Edwards and Lauren Fruen
    Michael Douglas hit the campaign trail on behalf of Mike Bloomberg Sunday, after it was revealed the actor's father Kirk Douglas bequeathed his entire $60 million fortune to charity. The Wall Street actor, 75, appeared in the former New York City mayor's hometown of Quincy, Massachusetts, telling the crowd: 'This is really, truly one of the best candidates we’ve had running for office in 30 to 40 years.' . . . But Michael Douglas told a crowd in Wisconsin earlier this month that his Hollywood legend father tipped Bloomberg for president just before he died. 'I leaned over close to...
  • Michael Douglas campaigns for Bloomberg after Republicans open Milwaukee office

    02/09/2020 9:12:59 AM PST · by kevcol · 61 replies
    WKOW ^ | February 8, 2020 | WKOW
    Kirk Douglas, Michael's father, died earlier this week. Michael said at the appearance that his father supported Bloomberg until the very end. "I don't know if he was pulling my leg or not, but one of the last words that he said in the hospital, when he came and he saw me, asked me to lean over close to him, and I leaned over close to him and he said, 'Mike can get it done'," he said.
  • Michael Douglas Backs Bloomberg: ‘One of the Greatest Candidates in the History of Our Elections’

    01/22/2020 9:39:28 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 1/21/2020 | hannah bleau
    Actor Michael Douglas gave an over the top endorsement of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) for president on Tuesday, calling him “one of the greatest candidates in the history of our elections.” “I feel so blessed that in this particularly difficult time that we have one of the greatest candidates in the history of our elections,” the Ant-Man actor told PEOPLE, noting that he “hasn’t been this excited” about a candidate since John F. Kennedy.
  • Unbreaking America: Divided We Fall

    12/15/2019 5:23:28 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/9/2019 |
    Our government is broken, and we have to fix it. In this short film, Michael Douglas and RepresentUs Co-Founder Joshua Graham Lynn break down how our political system has been hijacked, why it encourages division and vilifies bipartisan cooperation, and why it’s made Congress so dysfunctional that they can’t even pass the most basic laws to improve the lives of Americans. It’s not all doom and gloom. They also layout the plan to fix our broken political system, and the best part: It’s already working. RepresentUs members have already helped win more than 100 victories nationwide, but to bring about...
  • Michael Douglas Gets Out Front Of Potential Harassment Story To Preemptively Deny Sordid Accusation

    01/10/2018 9:45:31 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 9, 2018 | Mike Fleming Jr.
    Groundbreaking journalism that exposed decades old accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault beginning with Harvey Weinstein has ended the careers of a growing list of powerful Hollywood men. In most cases, the only sympathy went towards women (and a few men) who were forced to swallow the shame of sordid deeds kept secret for years until they courageously came forward. As journos look for the next men to expose, some have wondered how far all this will go, or what happens when one of those men is adamant he didn’t do it. After all, few of these stories have...
  • Ivy League crybullies vs. survivor of a Soviet labor camp; guess who needs 'emotional support'?

    02/20/2016 6:36:58 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/19/2016 | David Bernstein
    It’s hard to tell parody from real life on certain college campuses these days, but I’m pretty sure this article is serious. The article, from the Brown Daily Herald, discusses how Brown students’ emotional and academic well-being is suffering because they are so busy fulfilling their “social justice responsibilities” as student activists. (And here I thought that if my parents were paying $60K a year for me to go to school, my first responsibility would be to study!) What I found especially of interest is that both this and a previous story in the Herald suggest that one incident that...
  • Michael Douglas warns nukes more powerful ‘than ever before’

    04/28/2015 8:13:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2015 9:34 AM EDT
    Actor Michael Douglas is reminding world powers that the threat of nuclear weapons is “no less important today than it was in my childhood.” […] Douglas said there may be fewer nuclear weapons these days, but they are “more powerful and more sophisticated than ever before.” …
  • Michael Douglas finds Judaism and faces anti-Semitism

    03/14/2015 8:02:22 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 17 replies ^ | 3/14/15 | By MICHAEL DOUGLAS
    Op-Ed Michael Douglas finds Judaism and faces anti-Semitism By MICHAEL DOUGLAS Last summer our family went to Southern Europe on holiday. During our stay at a hotel, our son Dylan went to the swimming pool. A short time later he came running back to the room, upset. A man at the pool had started hurling insults at him. My first instinct was to ask, “Were you misbehaving?” “No,” Dylan told me through his tears. I stared at him. And suddenly I had an awful realization of what might have caused the man's outrage: Dylan was wearing a Star of David.
  • GSP joins SNL on 40th Anniversary Special

    02/16/2015 2:08:37 AM PST · by Bratch · 43 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | February 16 2015 | Jasmine Velasco
    Governor Palin wowed the crowd as she arrived on the "red carpet" for Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary 3-hour special.She stopped on the "red carpet" to talk with actor Alec Baldwin, quipping that she likes his brother, Stephen –a conservative– better. NBC anchors Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer intereviewed the two of them, and it may be me, but it seemed as though Baldwin was doing his best to keep Gov. Palin from talking. After Guthrie asked her a direct question, Baldwin was forced to listen, while chomping on his gum (or could it have been leftover food from dinner?)Twitchy caught some of the...
  • Celebs Beg Obama to Keep Promise on Nuclear Disarmament

    06/15/2013 5:28:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 13, 2013 | Christian Toto
    Several A-listers are banding together to beg President Barack Obama to keep his word about seeking a world [free] of nuclear weapons. Apparently, they've been cycling through the Superman movies to ready themselves for Man of Steel and stumbled upon Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Actors Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin, among others, appear in a new video for Global Zero urging the president to address the issue at next week’s G-8 summit.... Freeman and Sheen conclude, “For if we believe that the spread of nuclear weapons is...
  • Oral sex and throat cancer: Michael Douglas HPV report spotlights "epidemic"

    06/03/2013 1:59:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 94 replies
    CBS News/ ^ | June 3, 2013, 12:42 PM | Ryan Jaslow /
    Michael Douglas's announcement that his throat cancer was caused by human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted disease, has raised awareness about a men's health trend doctors have been alarmed about for years. ... However, a link between oral sex and throat cancer is no surprise to experts. "This is not a surprise by any stretch," Dr. Eric Genden, professor and chair of otolaryngology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, told "There's an epidemic of HPV-related throat cancers." Throat cancer, also known as oropharyngeal cancer, refers to tumors that occur in the tonsils, base...
  • Michael Douglas' son gets 4 1/2 years added to earlier 5 years sentence for drug offences in NYC

    12/21/2011 10:37:42 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | Dec. 21, 2011 | Larry Neumeister
    U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan cited Cameron Douglas' "history of reckless behaviour" as he imposed a new punishment that was more than double what prosecutors were seeking for Douglas' guilty plea to drug charges that arose from his successful efforts to smuggle drugs into prison. ... The judge also criticized the government for being too lenient on Douglas after he repeatedly violated prison rules by arranging to get drugs. The judge said the violations included four instances in which a lawyer smuggled anti-anxiety prescription drugs into prison for Douglas in her bra. The lawyer entered into a deferred...
  • Michael Douglas Caught Smoking Again after Beating Throat Cancer

    07/30/2011 7:31:27 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 130 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/29/11 | Nancy Dillon
    Actor Michael Douglas was photographed smoking on a yacht last week - less than a year after "beating" stage IV throat cancer. The Oscar winner appears on the new cover of Star Magazine and in photos inside puffing on what appears to be a hand-rolled cigarette July 21. He looks tanned and relaxed in the exclusive Star photos, leaning on the yacht's railing while traveling with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones along the Italian Riviera. "Are you calling about the photos, because we have no comment," a rep for Douglas' spokesman Allen Burry told the Daily News. The Hollywood icon, 66,...
  • Hollywood stars open wallets for Obama (Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Will Ferrell...)

    07/17/2011 10:37:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/17/11 | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    President Barack Obama’s latest fundraising report resembles an A-list of Hollywood stars, with donations from some of the top celebrities in the entertainment industry. Among the more than 550,000 donors to the president’s 2012 reelection bid were big-name movie stars including actors George Clooney, Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, Michael Keaton, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, also gave to the 2012 campaign, according to the latest Federal Election Commission report. Jennifer Garner and Gwyneth Paltrow both contributed under their married names —Affleck and Martin, respectively.
  • Resentment never sleeps (Forbes Reviews Oliver Stone's Wall Street II )

    09/17/2010 6:46:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/17/2010 | Larry Ribstein
    Twenty-three years ago in Wall Street, Oliver Stone and Michael Douglas created a memorable character, Gordon Gekko, who symbolized everything that was wrong about American business. Gekko begins by making his famous case for greed, which has since entered the vernacular: "greed is good. Greed works, greed is right. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed in all its forms, greed for life, money, love, knowledge, has marked the upward surge of mankind. . ." The film then reveals the wages of greed. Gekko takes over an airline by sweet-talking the union and some...
  • Zeta-Jones furious that Douglas' cancer went undetected

    09/01/2010 2:08:26 PM PDT · by GnuHere · 89 replies
    That is one big tumor! Prayers for them.
  • Michael Douglas has tumor, expects full recovery

    08/16/2010 3:47:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/16/10 | AP
    NEW YORK – Michael Douglas has a tumor in his throat and will undergo radiation and chemotherapy. The Academy Award-winning actor's treatment is scheduled to last eight weeks. The 65-year-old Douglas says he expects to make a full recovery.
  • Michael Douglas’ ex wants ‘Wall Street’ payday

    06/29/2010 8:57:02 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 54 replies ^ | Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | Inside Track
    Greed is not good in the case of Michael Douglas’ ex-wife who is suing the actor for half of his earnings from the upcoming “Wall Street” sequel. Diandra Douglas, who was married to Michael for 23 years, quietly filed suit against her ex earlier this month, claiming she’s entitled to 50 percent of the upfront money and royalties from “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” the New York Post reports. But, Gordon Gekko’s alter ego, 65, maintains that his ex isn’t entitled to a dime. When Douglas divorced Diandra in 2000, she got a reported $45 million settlement. The divorce was...
  • Michael Douglas' son gets 5-year prison sentence

    04/20/2010 3:29:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,593+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/20/10 | Tom Hays - ap
    NEW YORK – A judge sentenced Michael Douglas' son to five years in prison Tuesday for dealing methamphetamine from a trendy Manhattan hotel, calling it his "last chance to make it." U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman announced the sentence after hearing 31-year-old Cameron Douglas ask for mercy as his Academy Award-winning father and mother, Diandra, listened behind him in a packed courtroom. "I'd like to apologize to my family and my loved ones for putting them through this nightmare of my making," Douglas said. The Hollywood scion and admitted heroin addict also was ordered to forfeit $300,000. A pre-sentence...
  • Douglas becomes 2nd Hollywood star visiting Cuba

    10/28/2009 11:31:30 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 1,517+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 27, 2009
    HAVANA (AP) - Michael Douglas staged an impromptu walking tour of the Cuban capital's historic district Tuesday, posing for photos with construction workers and surprised residents. His visit came two days after fellow Oscar-winner Sean Penn arrived in Cuba, reportedly seeking an interview with 82-year-old Fidel Castro, who has been little seen since announcing he was suffering from an unspecified illness in July 2006. He stepped down as Cuba's president in February of the following year and was replaced by his brother Raul. Penn traveled to the Isle of Youth, off mainland Cuba on Monday to meet with local artists....