Alright, hands up – who’s excited for Marvel’s Ant-Man? Don’t worry, my hand’s not up, either. Regardless of how much I love Paul Rudd as an actor, this just isn’t my thing at all, so I can’t muster up too much enthusiasm for the trailer, which hit the internet yesterday. Of course, if you’re a Marvel fan and a Paul Rudd fan, you’re in luck and this is likely a Big Deal for you.
Here we go:
If you’re unfamiliar with the Ant-Man story, here’s a brief synopsis: With the ability to shrink in size but grow in strength, a con man (Paul Rudd) must help his mentor (Michael Douglas) protect the secret of his Ant-Man suit and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Sounds riveting, now?
Ant-Man will be in theatres on July 17 and also stars Evangeline Lilly, Judy Greer and Bobby Cannavale.
Check out what some celebs were wearing this week and then make your picks for who looked the BEST, WORST, and most WTF.
Which celeb ripped off Sharon Stone‘s 1998 Oscars look? Which celeb ripped off another author’s book cover? And which celeb probably ripped off their dress at the end of the night and thought, “WTF was I thinking?”
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones announced their separation back in August, and while it was a long time coming, Michael assured everyone (for some reason) that they weren’t divorcing and their marriage would be just fine. That seems to be the case, as they’ve sparked new rumours this holiday season that they’ve reunited!
This Christmas, they’ve been spending time together in New York and were photographed walking around together and going to lunch before seeing Motown on Broadway. They were apparently wearing their wedding rings, as well. Hurray for reconciliations! After all, nothing makes you more nostalgic or ready to get over petty shit than Christmas.
Here’s hoping the two of them are doing just fine.
Because he thinks he is. Michael was interviewed by GQ for their Men of the Year issue, in which he admitted that he thinks he’s had a pretty solid career and done a damn good job of everything, only to be underestimated. By whom, I’m not sure – movie studios? Fans? The world?
“I’ve always felt a little underestimated, personally. I’ve got a pretty good batting average over 40 years. Sometimes maybe it looked easy.”
Michael also spoke about how fucked up it was that US studios wouldn’t release Beyond the Candelabra in the US, meaning he couldn’t get nominated for an Oscar for the role (which he obviously feels he deserves):
“I’m actually taking a sort of joy, a revengeful joy, in the fact that all the studios turned it down. To me it was just a reflection of how constipated and conservative the studios have become.”
You know, I suppose I have underestimated Michael Douglas, but that’s probably just because I haven’t really paid any attention to him, at all. That’s not me being flippant – not intentionally so, anyway. I just can’t honestly say I’ve ever followed much of his career.
What do you guys think? Any big MDoug fans in the house?
My oldest son, Cameron, I’m hoping I’ll be able and they’ll allow me to see him soon.
See, Cameron Douglas is in federal prison on drug related charges. He elaborated to reporters backstage:
My son is in federal prison. He’s been a drug addict for a large part of his life. Part of the punishments—if you happen to have a slip, and this is for a prisoner who is nonviolent, as about a half-million of our drug-addicted prisoners are—he’s spent almost two years in solitary confinement and right now I’m being told that I cannot see him for two years. It’s been over a year now. And I’m questioning the system. Obviously at first, I was certainly disappointed in my son. But I’ve reached a point now where I’m very disappointed with the system.
I’m on Michael Douglas’ side on this one. Here’s a timeline of Cameron Douglas’ drug problems so you can decide for yourself.
– 1999. Found with cocaine. Arrested for possession. Misdemeanor charge.
– 2007. Charged with felony possession of cocaine.
– 2009. Arrested for possession of 0.5 pounds of methamphetamine and charged with intent to distribute. This charge comes with 10 years.
–January 2010. Pleads guilty to conspiracy to distribute drugs and to heroin possession (apparently his girlfriend was hiding some in an electric toothbrush, wtf?) while he was under house arrest.
– April 2010. Sentenced to 5 years in prison for possessing heroin, and dealing methamphetamine and cocaine. Goes to prison.
– 2011. Pleads guilty to possessing drugs in prison. He’s sentenced to an addition 4 1/2 years.
– 2013. Found with drugs in his system at a different prison (he got moved because a prisoner broke his leg.) Was sent to solitary confinement. Lost appeal to have his sentence reduced. Will not get out until early 2018. (Thanks to Wikipedia for all the info.)
Given all his fuckups, I still don’t think he belongs in solitary confinement. I think he belongs in rehab.
Adding to Douglas’ stress is the absence of his wife by his side last night (though he did thank her in his speech). They’re definitely taking a break. As he told reporters on September 3, “We are fine. My wife and I are fine…[it's a] temporary separation.” C Z-J’s rep added, “Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage.”
Last week, it was revealed that Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are taking a bit of a break in their marriage, which has a lot of people upset/sad/whatever. Of course, Michael is now saying that everyone is making a big deal out of nothing and that there’s actually no issue there, despite his earlier admission that they were going to “take time to evaluate and work on” their marriage.
While promoting Behind the Candelabra in Berlin, here’s what he told The AP about the state of affairs at home:
“I have a crisis at home? No I think the press has a crisis. We are fine. My wife and I are fine.
“We’ve taken a temporary separation but the press, it gives you stuff to write about.”
Well, since you’ve taken a temporary separation, you’re definitely not “fine” – you’d still be together if that was the case. Still, I don’t really think the ins and outs of things are anyone else’s business. I don’t know much about these two either way, but I hope they work it out… however it’s best for them.