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How Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Are Fighting to Save Their Marriage

How Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Are Fighting to Save Their Marriage

Originally posted 09/25/2013 08:00AM

The love story is not over between Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas.

In the four months since the Oscar-winning couple decided to separate, they have wrestled with whether their almost 13-year marriage can – and should – be saved. And for now, neither star is ready to call it quits.

"They're not giving up," a source close to Zeta-Jones tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.

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Michael Douglas on Catherine Zeta-Jones: 'We're Working Things Out'

Michael Douglas on Catherine Zeta-Jones: 'We're Working Things Out'

Originally posted 09/23/2013 06:30PM

Sunday was sweet for Michael Douglas, who capped his evening clutching an Emmy for lead actor in a movie, HBO's Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra.

Going into the ceremony, Douglas, 68, whose separation from wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, was announced in August, told PEOPLE: "We're working things out, talking, and we'll see how she goes."

On the Emmy stage, he affectionately referred to her, saying, "I want to thank my wife, Catherine, for her support."

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5 Water-Cooler Moments from the Emmys

The 2013 Emmy Awards, Water Cooler Edition

Originally posted 09/23/2013 07:30AM

If you weren't watching the Emmy Awards Sunday night, we don't know what you were doing. (Actually, we do because we almost flipped the channel to Breaking Bad, too.)

Sure, we were disappointed when host Neil Patrick Harris chose tap over twerk, but there was plenty of action (and lots of dance) packed into the three-hour show.

We're breaking down the five things you missed:

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Hits the Red Carpet in China | Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones Hits the Red Carpet in China

Originally posted 09/22/2013 09:45AM

You can't keep a glam girl down.

In a red-carpet appearance in China's Shandong province on Saturday, Catherine Zeta-Jones stepped out at a star-studded event to announce the launch of a new $5 billion film studio there, as well as plans by AMC Entertainment to host an annual Chinese film festival. (AMC was purchased by China's Wanda group in 2012.)

Other A-listers in attendance included Leonardo DiCaprio, John Travolta, Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.

It was the actress's first public appearance since PEOPLE revealed her separation from her husband of nearly 13 years, actor Michael Douglas, in late August.

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Elton John to Pay Tribute to Liberace at the Emmys

Primetime Emmy Awards 2013

Emmy Awards First: Elton John to Pay Tribute to Liberace

Originally posted 09/09/2013 01:00PM

Awards season is nigh! And that means live primetime performances by our most celebrated entertainers.

Cue Elton John, who will work his magic at the Emmy awards for the first time ever with a tribute to Liberace. The HBO biopic Behind the Candelabra about Liberace's life is nominated for 15 Emmys.

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, who are both nominated for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie for their portrayal of Liberace and his lover Scott Thorson, will also be presenting at the ceremony.

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Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones Want It To Be 'Life as Usual' for Kids | Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones Want It To Be 'Life as Usual' for Kids

Originally posted 09/03/2013 06:00PM

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones may be an ocean apart – he's in Europe promoting his role in Behind the Candelabra and she's in New York with their kids – but they seem to be on the same page about how to handle their separation: Both are maintaining a brave face.

"She's determined that it be life as usual [for the kids]," says a source, who noted that Zeta-Jones has been horseback riding and swimming with their kids, Dylan, 13, and Carys, 10, during these last days of summer.

And Douglas appeared upbeat, as he walked the red carpet and greeted fans at the Deauville Film Festival this weekend. Asked about his marriage Monday, he said, "My wife and I are fine. We [are taking] a temporary separation," he said, dismissing the idea there was a crisis in his marriage.

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Michael Douglas Wears His Wedding Ring in France | Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas Wears His Wedding Ring in France

Originally posted 08/31/2013 11:30AM

Ring it on!

Despite reps confirming that Michael Douglas, 68, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, 43, "are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage," the actor was photographed wearing his wedding ring at a press conference for his film Behind the Candelabra in Deauville, France, on Saturday.

"He was adorable," a source tells PEOPLE. "He was simply amazed at how well received the film was. I think this is really the first real audience screening since Cannes and he was awed."

Douglas, who the source says "was in an exceptional mood," was very friendly to the other people in attendance.

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Readers Thrilled Fergie Finally Delivered

Duhamel Delivery Alert! Fergie and Josh Are Finally Parents – and Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Split

Originally posted 08/31/2013 09:00AM

It was the vacation photo that went viral – and wowed PEOPLE readers. A pic of former Marine Jesse Cottle, a double amputee, being carried by his wife, Kelly, was inspiring as a portrait of unconditional love and support.

Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions from readers this week – the news that made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and even saying "Wow."

Let us know what you think by clicking on the emoticons at the bottom of every story.

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Michael Douglas to Return to Where He First Met Catherine Zeta-Jones | Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas Set to Return to Where He First Met Catherine Zeta-Jones

Originally posted 08/28/2013 04:40PM

Michael Douglas is about to take a sentimental journey back to the place where he first met his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones.

As PEOPLE broke the news that the couple have separated, the Wall Street Oscar winner was in France, where he was spotted having dinner with friends at La Petite Maison in Nice on Tuesday night.

A source tells PEOPLE that the 68-year-old has been spending time in the South of France with his billionaire friend Jean Pigozzi, but will be flying out in a couple of days to attend the Deauville Film Festival in northern France.

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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Separate

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Separate

Originally posted 08/28/2013 07:30AM

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones haven't been photographed together since April 22. They've walked red carpets solo, vacationed separately with their kids, and in recent days, Douglas has been relaxing on a yacht off the coast of Sardinia – with Zeta-Jones at home in New York.

So what's really going on with one of Hollywood's most celebrated couples? In this week's new cover story, two close confidantes tell PEOPLE that they've decided to take time apart: "They're taking a break," one source says.

Neither star has filed for divorce or moved toward a legal separation, sources say.

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