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In a world where everyone dies, one man with an amazingly gravely baritone has sadly passed away. According to The New York Times, voice-over legend Hal Douglas has died of complications due to pancreatic cancer. Douglas recorded thousands of trailer narrations over the years, doing drama, action, comedy, and everything in between–a prime example being the below Comedian trailer, in which he spoofs his own famous “in a world…” work. Hopefully he thought to pre-record his own eulogy. That will be the most dramatic funeral.
Coming off a Golden Globe win last night for Behind the Candelabra, Michael Douglas has somehow already found another role in which he’ll shape a young man named Scott in his own, laughably-eccentric image. The actor has officially joined Marvel’s Ant-Man, signing on to play scientist and original Ant-Man Hank Pym.
Since early on in development, it’s been rumored that both Pym and his successor, burglar-turned-hero Scott Lang, would be involved in Edgar Wright’s adaptation. With Paul Rudd already signed on to also play the title role, it’s now evident that he’ll be playing the superhero’s latter incarnation, who inherits the mantle after stealing Pym’s technology to shrink down and commit a crime. So that clears that up. Back to wondering whether the main villain will be The Living Eraser.
The past several years have been trying for Michael Douglas. Claiming to have battled stage four throat cancer and overcoming it, the Oscar winner now reveals that his condition may have been a bit different than we were led to believe.
In an interview with Samuel L. Jackson on the U.K. talk show “This Morning,” the 69-year-old admitted on Thursday (October 10) that he actually struggled with tongue cancer.
“This was right before I had a big tour for Wall Street, so we kind of said, ‘There’s no way we can cancel the tour and say we don’t feel well,’” Douglas admitted. “I said, ‘You’ve just got to come out and just tell them I’ve got cancer and that’s it.’”
His doctor, who’d found a walnut-size tumor at the base of Douglas’ tongue, warned the actor that he might not want to reveal that he had a disease with such a negative prognosis during such a large press obligation.
Douglas continued, saying, “The surgeon said, ‘Let’s just say it’s throat cancer.’” The doctor apparently told him that if they had to do surgery for tongue cancer “it’s not going to be pretty,” and that Douglas faced losing part of his jaw and tongue. So, he decided that he would undergo intensive chemotherapy for throat cancer in hopes to defeat it all, throat, tongue, and any other cancers in between.
Michael Douglas has remained cancer-free since January 2011.
In honor of their years creating memorable characters and providing powerful performances, seasoned actors Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline have been rewarded with a trip to Las Vegas, compliments of 3 Ninjas, Cool Runnings, and National Treasure director Jon Turteltaub. Once there, they’ll be spending roughly 90 minutes referencing their ages, pretending to be drunk, and dropping prescription medication names, and to top it off, their fading lives will hit simultaneous peaks with a meet-and-greet with at least the LMFAO guy with the hair, if not also the other one. You can join in on all the excitement this November, but since it’s understandably hard to wait that long, here’s a little preview:
Old people in Vegas! It’s funny because it’s not actually an anomaly.
One day after leading the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention, Gabby Douglas has announced plans to pen an “inspirational memoir” which will be published in December.
In the book, titled “Grace, Gold and Glory, My Leap of Faith,” the two-time Olympic Gold Medalist will document her journey to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and how her Christian faith and loved ones helped her through the tough times.
After sharing the news, Gabby told People, “Even before I competed in the Olympics, I always wanted to write a book,” adding that she hopes when people flip through the pages they will “think anything is possible.”
Revealing that the book “will also be about how much my family and I have overcome during our journey. It hasn’t been easy,” Miss Douglas explained, “My mom and I want to let people know about us and how we overcame hard times.”
After winning a gold medal at the Olympic games, one would think it’s time to celebrate with a relaxing vacation. For gold-medalist Gabby Douglas there are simpler tasks at hand.
During an appearance on the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno on Monday (August 13), the history-making 16-year-old told the comedian, “I splurged on an Egg McMuffin at McDonald’s!”
Surprised by her response Leno asked, “Egg McMuffin?” The darling gymnast’s answer prompted a response from co-guest First Lady Michelle Obama who jokingly scolded her unhealthy desicion saying, “Yeah, Gabby, don’t encourage him,” adding,” I’m sure it was on a whole wheat McMuffin.”
The 48-year-old wife of President Barack Obama is no stranger to encouraging everyone in the United States to try and lead a healthier lifestyle and she added, “You’re setting me back Gabby!”
As the trio continued on with their fun-loving interview, Jay asked Gabby about winning her Olympic gold. The young athlete responded, “I think it’s very different and when I [say] different it’s in a better way,’ adding, “I never thought I would be doing the show with the First Lady, or even you Jay!”
Check out the entire interview in the player below!
Team USA has a lot to celebrate at this year’s London Olympics. One of those reasons is the adorable Gabby Douglas who recently spent time with the former all-around women’s gymnastics champions Nastia Liukin, Carly Patterson and Mary Lou Retton.
As previously reported by GossipCenter, the 16-year-old champion eagerly took her place in Olympic history when she dominated in the Individual Women’s All-Around Gymnastics Final on Thursday night (August 2) with a 62.232-point finish.
After the afternoon outing, the beloved Retton tweeted, “Four generations of champs!” Mary Lou took home the gold medal in 1984, while 24-year-old Patterson took home the honors back in 2004 and Liukin was the victor in 2008.
Nastia showed her support for the young gymnast and tweeted, “so proud of you @gabrielledoug,” while fellow Team USA gymnast Jordyn Wieber congratulated her writing, “You are the Olympic all around champion, and you deserve it girl!”
While they both had already garnered hardware for themselves and their homeland of the United States, Michael Phelps and Gabby Douglas had grander hopes when it comes to winning medals at London’s 2012 Olympic Summer Games.
Fresh off of capturing gold in the Team Final earlier in the week, 16-year-old Miss Douglas eked out another first place finish in the Individual Women’s All-Around Gymnastics Final on Thursday night (August 2).
The 4’11″ Virginia Beach native’s score of 62.232 was enough to earn her a second gold – as she edged out Russia’s Victoria Komova by 0.259 points.
Meanwhile, Phelps – who recently became the most decorated U.S. Olympian ever – added to his staggering totals by topping teammate Ryan Lochte in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley final.
The 27-year-old swimming sensation’s gold-clenching performance made for his twentieth Olympic Games medal, of which he told press, “Cool to add to my resume.”
Gracious in defeat, Lochte said, “Sometimes you have it, sometimes you don’t. But overall, I can’t be too disappointed. I am coming home to my country with five Olympic medals.”
Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas are pooling their comedic talents, and–despite public hunger for the “what if?” scenario–it is not for a Fockers/The In-Laws crossover event.
The two have reportedly signed on for Last Vegas, with Douglas confirming his involvement yesterday and De Niro joining today, now that he knows there will be someone his age to talk to.
Written by Dan Fogelman (Cars; Bolt; Crazy, Stupid, Love.), the long-developing comedy has frequently been mentioned in the same breath as The Hangover and Grumpy Old Men, because it’s about old guys fighting over women, and also they’re in Las Vegas. A couple years ago, Jack Nicholson was in talks to play one of the four leads, but according to Douglas, now the other two parts are meant for Dustin Hoffman and Christopher Walken.
That would be great–as we could then assume De Niro’s life from Deer Hunter, to Fockers, to this to be a single tragedy–but the casting reports caution that Douglas may have his facts wrong. Though you’d think Hoffman would have some free time now that HBO shut down their amateur slaughterhouse, apparently scheduling problems are likely to keep him out of the film. Walken too is an uncertainty for the same reason, but talks are still ongoing to try to work it out. CBS Films really wants everyone to know how hard they tried to avoid going straight to Morgan Freeman and Al Pacino with this shit.
The “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” stud and his “No Reservations” wife looked snazzy as they stepped out in Manhattan, delighted at the news that Douglas’ throat cancer had been eliminated.
Of the good fortune, Catherine told press, “We are so grateful for the wonderful care Michael has received and of course for this happy news. It’s an incredible way to start the New Year.”
During his interview with the “Today” show, Douglas shared, “I think the odds are with the tumor gone and what I know about this particular type of cancer that I’ve got it beat. I have to check out on a monthly basis now to maintain. I guess there’s not a total euphoria. I’ll probably take a couple of months of getting checked out. But it’s been a wild six-month ride.”