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This Week's Entertainment Weekly Cover: Matt Damon and Micheal Douglas in HBO's 'Behind The Candelabra'

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by Miareply 5803/10/2013

"Michael"

by Miareply 103/07/2013

I have to see this glitz fest.

by Miareply 203/07/2013

I can't wait to see this!

by Miareply 303/07/2013

I can really imagine him as Reagan, not so much Liberace. Better than I expected.

by Miareply 503/07/2013

Middle America will LOVE this.

"Goober, didja know Liberace had a son?"

by Miareply 603/07/2013

[quote] It’s a world that Douglas actually witnessed first-hand, since his father, actor Kirk Douglas, was once Liberace’s neighbor in Palm Springs. “I remember meeting him just in passing, in his convertible with the top down — his hair not moving,” says the actor, who also got advice from one of Liberace’s close friends, Debbie Reynolds, who plays his mother in the film. “She just told me, ‘[Your voice] can never be too nasal.’

by Miareply 703/07/2013

Who the fuck thought this would be a good idea for a movie?

Who except VERY old queens and grandmothers even cares or knows about Liberace.

Why not do a biopic about Lawrence Welk?

by Miareply 803/07/2013

hey r8 ! Liberace is a very famous name, I can think of like 5 different rap songs that mention him.

by Miareply 903/07/2013

The biggest richest screaming queen in the western world, who loved extravagance and plastic surgery, flourished, and died of AIDS. I'd say there was story there.

by Miareply 1103/07/2013

The only way to get me to las vegas was the liberace museum. They closed it tho. I'll be watching, it looks good.

by Miareply 1203/07/2013

Snark on Liberace all you want, but he was a screaming queen in an extremely repressed and homophobic era. He just didn't give a fuck, and I admire that.

by Miareply 1303/07/2013

Ditto R12. Loved the Liberace museum, and I'm not really a "fan." But what an interesting person, and an amazing act! Can't wait to see this.

by Miareply 1403/07/2013

I am crying all the way to the bank.

by Miareply 1503/07/2013

I don't really understand why they're publishing this cover right now -- the movie doesn't air until May, and that's when they'll need the publicity. Strange.

by Miareply 1603/07/2013

Being homosexual is un-american.

by Miareply 1703/07/2013

Is there a good site with photos of the old museum?

by Miareply 1803/07/2013

I'd have no interest in this movie, but it's Steven Soderberg so ill definitely be watching.

by Miareply 1903/07/2013

Matt Damon thinks his wife's seeing his ass is "going too far". Hmmmmm.

by Miareply 2003/07/2013

Why did they put Hilary Swank in such a bad wig for the cover of EW?

by Miareply 2103/07/2013

It's a shame the museum closed. It had to be better than Graceland. It was at is mansion, wasn't it?

by Miareply 2203/07/2013

I don't know. I kind of love it.

by Miareply 2303/07/2013

This looks like it could have had potential... Liberace was so over the top, flaming, it seems like a tough role really, to try to portray that essence.

I'm also looking forward to the HBO show on Phil Spector with Pacino. That looks better.

by Miareply 2403/07/2013

Are you posting from the year 1989, r6?

It's 2013. Things have changed.

by Miareply 2503/07/2013

Weren't there already 2 TV movies made about the life of Liberace?

by Miareply 2603/07/2013

I think the disconnect between his flamboyance and the general assumption that he "couldn't be one of THOSE" is fascinating.

by Miareply 2703/07/2013

I assume the early push is timed with getting people to re-sign for HBO. They've lost subscribers for the last few years, and Douglas and Damon are still seen as movie stars in a wildly out there one of a kind project.

by Miareply 2803/07/2013

There are sex scenes!

by Miareply 2903/07/2013

I can't wait to see this. What a cast. I'm sure all the actors will do a terrific job, but I'm most looking forward to seeing Dan Aykroyd. The wig he wears in the movie looks hilariously ridiculous and I'm sure his performance will match it. (Did anyone see his impression of John Boehner on SNL?)

by Miareply 3003/07/2013

Damon talks of taking Douglas from behind.

by Miareply 3103/07/2013

[quote]I am crying all the way to the bank.

Thanks for posting that Liberace quote. It's is so often misquoted as "laughing all the way to the bank," which drives me crazy and makes no sense.

[quote]It's a shame the museum closed. It had to be better than Graceland. It was at is mansion, wasn't it?

Actually, it was housed in two non-adjacent sections of a strip mall on East Tropicana. But it WAS fabulous. (I can't compare to Graceland; the only time I was ever in Memphis was less than a year after Elvis died, and I don't think it was open yet.)

by Miareply 3203/07/2013

Because the bitch is trying to win an Emmy, r21.

by Miareply 3303/07/2013

Too bad it wasn't at the mansion. Why did I ever get the idea the estate wouldn't sell the property? Anyway it's a shame it closed. It was the only thing that ever tempted me to go to Vegas.

P.S. I visited Graceland and judging from pics on Google, there's no comparing the two. Liberace's wins hands down, of course.

by Miareply 3403/07/2013

Supposedly there's a deal to reopen the museum, or at least display some of the contents, in a new location in downtown Las Vegas

by Miareply 3503/07/2013

I still give Rock Hudson a lot more respect - on his deathbed, he did allow the world to know he had AIDS, hoping in the end, it would help to remove the stigma, because a famous actor contracted it . 5 years later, when Liberace was in the same situation, and understanding of the disease had progressed greatly, Lib still instructed his reps to say it was not AIDS , at all costs . It was only when the Riverside, County, CA. Coroner, refused to alter his report, and put 'AIDS' , as cause of death, on the certificate, that Lib's family / reps, had to acknowledge it publicly. That , along with his denials he was gay , to the point of suing a British newspaper ( shades of Mr. Cruise anyone?) lower my opinion of the man. Not his talent, but the person he was .

by Miareply 3603/07/2013

he should've been played by Ross Matthews

by Miareply 3703/07/2013

When the museum officially closed at 4:00 PM, a freak thunderstorm hit the valley, and a double rainbow was seen in the sky.

by Miareply 3803/07/2013

[quote]Lib still instructed his reps to say it was not AIDS , at all costs.

Of course it wasn't AIDS, it was that trendy watermelon diet!

by Miareply 3903/07/2013

Gee, I wonder if the cover story has anything to do with the fact that HBO and EW are both owned by Time Warner (at least for the time being)? Nah, couldn't be. They're serious journalists over there!

by Miareply 4003/07/2013

I went to his Las Vegas home a couple weeks ago and got a ton of pictures.

I was a kid when Liberace died, but I think he's just fabulous! Love him.

by Miareply 4103/07/2013

R29 are there nude scenes?

by Miareply 4203/07/2013

R42=Catherine Zeta-Jones, covering her eyes.

by Miareply 4303/07/2013

R43, I'm not R42. If anything, I'd be R35.

by Miareply 4403/07/2013

OMG, How come I'm not in this?

by Miareply 4503/07/2013

I saw Liberace years ago performing at the Las Vegas Hilton. His show was awesome, campy and fun, and the "Dancing Waters" and jewels and minks were as gay as gay can be. But it was great.

by Miareply 4603/07/2013

You are welcome, R32.

I love that quote as well.

by Miareply 4703/08/2013

I would rather watch Ishtar 2

by Miareply 4803/08/2013

[quote]"...and failingly reaching"

I'm embarrassed for you.

by Miareply 4903/08/2013

Lee would take questions from the audience, invariably a little old lady and would show them his fabulous candelabra ring. Lee would say, "you like it? Well you bought it."

Say what you will, he was truly a great showman.

by Miareply 5003/08/2013

Why did they close his museum?

by Miareply 5103/08/2013

This could be a career killer for Damon. This is coming from someone who loves him. That said, I can't f*ing wait! I wonder what Ben thinks.

by Miareply 5203/08/2013

I'm so sick of straights being so 'talented' they can play gay, so stupid.

by Miareply 5303/08/2013

This could be another "Mommie Dearest".

by Miareply 5403/08/2013

I'm anxious to see Cheyenne Jackson in this.

I recall my mom and her older lady friends going to a Liberace concert in the 70's. They were positively giddy with excitement about seeing Liberace. And it never ever dawned on them that he was gay. Amazing, huh?

by Miareply 5503/08/2013

Liberace was way before my time, but I've seen clips of him in concert on Youtube and he was a funny queen. He would talk to the audience between playing piano and he was really campy. It's so funny to me how such an obvious flaming queen could have been such a big celebrity back in those closeted, homophobic days. Good for him, I say.

by Miareply 5603/08/2013

Ron Reagan Jr. interviews Liberace in '86.

by Miareply 5703/08/2013

More.

by Miareply 5803/10/2013
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