01:27 AM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 01/24/2014 11:10AM
A former lover of Liberace, who was the subject of the HBO film Behind the Candelabra, has been sentenced to eight to 20 years in a Nevada prison for failing another court-ordered drug test while on probation for burglary and identity theft convictions.
Washoe District Judge Patrick Flanagan sentenced Scott Thorson on Wednesday after a string of bad drug tests capped his failure to show up at a court-ordered treatment facility.
Flanagan originally suspended the prison sentence in July and gave Thorson a second chance in September after testing positive for methamphetamine, but he failed tests twice in October and again on Nov. 1. He was arrested Nov. 19 after violating an order to enter an inpatient treatment facility in Reno two weeks earlier, court records show.
Thorson, 54, whose real name is Jess Marlow, had admitted he was an addict but insisted he was determined to get sober when he tearfully appealed to the judge in September to spare him from prison.
Originally posted 01/18/2014 09:55PM
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Originally posted 01/12/2014 10:55PM
No disrespect to Ben Affleck – but the 2014 Golden Globes were all about Matt Damon.
Originally posted 10/21/2013 10:15AM
How does Matt Damon cope with being the lone male voice in a household that consists of his wife and four daughters?
A man cave, of course.
Actually, more like a man corner, as Damon describes it.
"I barely manage," Damon told PEOPLE before being honored at this past weekend's 23rd Annual Environmental Media Awards in Burbank. "I do have a little 'man area' that I can go to that is kind of mine that they don't know about."
Originally posted 10/01/2013 09:30AM
Talk about making a splash.
On Saturday, Matt Damon, wife Luciana and a large group of family members (26 in all) lounged poolside at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
The group enjoyed a leisurely lunch at La Cote, the hotel's ocean view Mediterranean restaurant, where they ate, drank and played with the children. On the menu? Chicken Caesar salad, lobster thermidor, grilled vegetable platters, seared haloumi, lentil salads, fried calamari, conch ceviche and a variety of kids' food (including special milkshakes). Pitchers of Margaritas and pina coladas flowed freely as well.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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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