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  • Celebs Beg Obama to Keep Promise on Nuclear Disarmament

    06/15/2013 5:28:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 13, 2013 | Christian Toto
    Several A-listers are banding together to beg President Barack Obama to keep his word about seeking a world [free] of nuclear weapons. Apparently, they've been cycling through the Superman movies to ready themselves for Man of Steel and stumbled upon Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Actors Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin, among others, appear in a new video for Global Zero urging the president to address the issue at next week’s G-8 summit.... Freeman and Sheen conclude, “For if we believe that the spread of nuclear weapons is...
  • Oral sex and throat cancer: Michael Douglas HPV report spotlights "epidemic"

    06/03/2013 1:59:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 94 replies
    CBS News/ ^ | June 3, 2013, 12:42 PM | Ryan Jaslow /
    Michael Douglas's announcement that his throat cancer was caused by human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted disease, has raised awareness about a men's health trend doctors have been alarmed about for years. ... However, a link between oral sex and throat cancer is no surprise to experts. "This is not a surprise by any stretch," Dr. Eric Genden, professor and chair of otolaryngology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, told CBSNews.com. "There's an epidemic of HPV-related throat cancers." Throat cancer, also known as oropharyngeal cancer, refers to tumors that occur in the tonsils, base...
  • Michael Douglas' son gets 4 1/2 years added to earlier 5 years sentence for drug offences in NYC

    12/21/2011 10:37:42 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | Dec. 21, 2011 | Larry Neumeister
    U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan cited Cameron Douglas' "history of reckless behaviour" as he imposed a new punishment that was more than double what prosecutors were seeking for Douglas' guilty plea to drug charges that arose from his successful efforts to smuggle drugs into prison. ... The judge also criticized the government for being too lenient on Douglas after he repeatedly violated prison rules by arranging to get drugs. The judge said the violations included four instances in which a lawyer smuggled anti-anxiety prescription drugs into prison for Douglas in her bra. The lawyer entered into a deferred...
  • Michael Douglas Caught Smoking Again after Beating Throat Cancer

    07/30/2011 7:31:27 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 130 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/29/11 | Nancy Dillon
    Actor Michael Douglas was photographed smoking on a yacht last week - less than a year after "beating" stage IV throat cancer. The Oscar winner appears on the new cover of Star Magazine and in photos inside puffing on what appears to be a hand-rolled cigarette July 21. He looks tanned and relaxed in the exclusive Star photos, leaning on the yacht's railing while traveling with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones along the Italian Riviera. "Are you calling about the photos, because we have no comment," a rep for Douglas' spokesman Allen Burry told the Daily News. The Hollywood icon, 66,...
  • Hollywood stars open wallets for Obama (Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Will Ferrell...)

    07/17/2011 10:37:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/17/11 | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    President Barack Obama’s latest fundraising report resembles an A-list of Hollywood stars, with donations from some of the top celebrities in the entertainment industry. Among the more than 550,000 donors to the president’s 2012 reelection bid were big-name movie stars including actors George Clooney, Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, Michael Keaton, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, also gave to the 2012 campaign, according to the latest Federal Election Commission report. Jennifer Garner and Gwyneth Paltrow both contributed under their married names —Affleck and Martin, respectively.
  • Resentment never sleeps (Forbes Reviews Oliver Stone's Wall Street II )

    09/17/2010 6:46:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/17/2010 | Larry Ribstein
    Twenty-three years ago in Wall Street, Oliver Stone and Michael Douglas created a memorable character, Gordon Gekko, who symbolized everything that was wrong about American business. Gekko begins by making his famous case for greed, which has since entered the vernacular: "greed is good. Greed works, greed is right. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed in all its forms, greed for life, money, love, knowledge, has marked the upward surge of mankind. . ." The film then reveals the wages of greed. Gekko takes over an airline by sweet-talking the union and some...
  • Zeta-Jones furious that Douglas' cancer went undetected

    09/01/2010 2:08:26 PM PDT · by GnuHere · 89 replies
    That is one big tumor! Prayers for them.
  • Michael Douglas has tumor, expects full recovery

    08/16/2010 3:47:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/16/10 | AP
    NEW YORK – Michael Douglas has a tumor in his throat and will undergo radiation and chemotherapy. The Academy Award-winning actor's treatment is scheduled to last eight weeks. The 65-year-old Douglas says he expects to make a full recovery.
  • Michael Douglas’ ex wants ‘Wall Street’ payday

    06/29/2010 8:57:02 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 54 replies
    www.bostonherald.com ^ | Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | Inside Track
    Greed is not good in the case of Michael Douglas’ ex-wife who is suing the actor for half of his earnings from the upcoming “Wall Street” sequel. Diandra Douglas, who was married to Michael for 23 years, quietly filed suit against her ex earlier this month, claiming she’s entitled to 50 percent of the upfront money and royalties from “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” the New York Post reports. But, Gordon Gekko’s alter ego, 65, maintains that his ex isn’t entitled to a dime. When Douglas divorced Diandra in 2000, she got a reported $45 million settlement. The divorce was...
  • Michael Douglas' son gets 5-year prison sentence

    04/20/2010 3:29:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,593+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/20/10 | Tom Hays - ap
    NEW YORK – A judge sentenced Michael Douglas' son to five years in prison Tuesday for dealing methamphetamine from a trendy Manhattan hotel, calling it his "last chance to make it." U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman announced the sentence after hearing 31-year-old Cameron Douglas ask for mercy as his Academy Award-winning father and mother, Diandra, listened behind him in a packed courtroom. "I'd like to apologize to my family and my loved ones for putting them through this nightmare of my making," Douglas said. The Hollywood scion and admitted heroin addict also was ordered to forfeit $300,000. A pre-sentence...
  • Douglas becomes 2nd Hollywood star visiting Cuba

    10/28/2009 11:31:30 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 1,517+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 27, 2009
    HAVANA (AP) - Michael Douglas staged an impromptu walking tour of the Cuban capital's historic district Tuesday, posing for photos with construction workers and surprised residents. His visit came two days after fellow Oscar-winner Sean Penn arrived in Cuba, reportedly seeking an interview with 82-year-old Fidel Castro, who has been little seen since announcing he was suffering from an unspecified illness in July 2006. He stepped down as Cuba's president in February of the following year and was replaced by his brother Raul. Penn traveled to the Isle of Youth, off mainland Cuba on Monday to meet with local artists....
  • Michael Douglas' Son Arrested in Crystal Meth Sting

    08/27/2009 10:02:27 AM PDT · by khnyny · 15 replies · 1,551+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | August 4, 2009
    And the Oscar for biggest ne'er-do-well brat child of a legendary acting family goes to — Cameron Douglas. The son of Academy Award winner Michael Douglas has been arrested once again — this time in the Big Apple for getting in the middle of a deal to sell an eye-popping pile of crystal meth, law-enforcement sources said yesterday. The 30-year-old sometime-actor/sometime-DJ was busted on July 28 at the Gansevoort Hotel in the Meatpacking District by a DEA task force, the sources said. He had been staying at the hotel for some time in a room rented by his father, and...
  • Cameron Douglas's Girlfriend Arrested for Drugs (Passing drugs to Michael's arrested son)

    08/12/2009 5:33:29 AM PDT · by tlb · 14 replies · 1,248+ views
    People ^ | August 11, 2009 | Brenda Rodriguez and Sharon Cotliar
    The girlfriend of actor Cameron Douglas was arrested Monday for allegedly trying to smuggle heroin to him in an electric toothbrush, court papers show. Kelly Sott was busted after passing the toothbrush to Douglas while he was under home detention following a court hearing on his drug charges. She was arrested at the Hotel Gansevoort in Manhattan where she was staying. Douglas, 30, the son of actor Michael Douglas, was arrested at the same hotel last week and faces a methamphetamine-dealing charge. Douglas had been on house arrest at the New York home of his stepmother, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and went...
  • MICHAEL DOUGLAS' SON'S GIRLFRIEND SMUGGLED HEROIN TO HIM: SOURCES

    08/12/2009 3:05:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 1,085+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 11, 2009 | BRUCE GOLDING and LARRY CELONA
    The girlfriend of actor Michael Douglas' troubled son, Cameron, was arrested after she tried to pass him 19 bags of heroin -- hidden in an electric toothbrush -- at the posh Manhattan pad owned by his mother Diandra Douglas. SNIP Cameron Douglas "appeared to be very concerned about when the tooth brush would be delivered," according to court papers.
  • Michael Douglas' son could get life in prison

    08/07/2009 3:12:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 3,596+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/7/09 | Christine Kearney
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The son of actor Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas could face life in prison for selling large amounts of an illegal drug over a three-year period before his arrest late last month, court records show. Cameron Douglas, 30, a sometimes actor who appeared with his father and grandfather Kirk Douglas in "It Runs in the Family," is accused of selling tens of thousands of dollars worth of methamphetamine, according to a complaint unsealed this week. Douglas was arrested at a Manhattan hotel on July 28, and had charges against him read in Manhattan federal court the next...
  • Michael Douglas' Son Busted For Meth

    08/04/2009 4:50:02 AM PDT · by Puppage · 18 replies · 1,265+ views
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | 8/4/09 | Puppage
    Michael Douglas' son has been busted for holding a massive stash of Meth with intent to sell, police sources confirmed Monday evening. Feds arrested 30-year-old Cameron Douglas last week after an undercover cop allegedly found half-a-pound of the toxic substance on Douglas at Manhattan's swanky Hotel Gansevoort last week, according to reports. Police confirmed to The Associated Press that the son of Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas had been arrested for meth dealing on July 28. But there were conflicting reports on whether he also was holding $18,000 cash at the time of the sting, or if that number represented the...
  • Film’s Wall Street Predator to Make a Comeback (Gordon Gekko)

    05/04/2007 11:10:54 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 9 replies · 677+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 5, 2007 | MICHAEL CIEPLY
    Greed is still good. Or so those at 20th Century Fox hope. Even as their boss, Rupert Murdoch, pursued an uninvited takeover bid for Dow Jones this week, Fox movie executives quietly sealed a deal to revive Gordon Gekko, the suspender-loving financial prowler who made grabbing seem good in Oliver Stone’s 1987 film, “Wall Street.” When last seen, the corrupt Gekko, an Oscar-winning role for Michael Douglas, was on the brink of surrendering his white cuffs for handcuffs, having been sold out by his protégé Bud Fox, played by Charlie Sheen. “He went to jail,” acknowledged Edward R. Pressman, who...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-18-06 (DUmmies Outraged Over Celebs Who Condemn Terrorism)

    08/18/2006 6:27:28 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 164 replies · 2,569+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 18, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Since most celebs tend to the liberal side of the political spectrum, it is a pleasant surprise when 84 Hollywood actors, directors, and producers joined Nicole Kidman in taking out a Los Angeles Times ad (above) condemning the terrorist activities by Hezbollah and Hamas in Lebanon and Israel. Particularly painful for the DUmmies must have been the tail end of the ad which said, "We need to support democratic societies and stop terrorsism at all costs." As you can guess this ad was like waving a red cape in front of an angry DUmmie bull as you can see...
  • Hollywood stars blast Nasrallah

    08/16/2006 9:49:58 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 68 replies · 2,702+ views
    Yedioth Internet ^ | 8-16-2006 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    Some 84 movie stars, film industry members sign statement condemning Hizbullah, Hamas activities in Middle East Heads of the film industry in Hollywood and prominent movie stars have signed a statement blaming Hamas and Hizbullah for terror activities in the Middle East, the war in Lebanon, and for harming innocents.  Some 84 senior film industry members signed the statement, published in the Hollywood Reporter newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, and the Variety newspaper.  Among the signatories: Sylvester Stallone, James Woods, Bruce Willis, director Ridley Scott, tennis player Serena Williams, Nicole Kidman, WASHINGTON - Heads of the film industry in Hollywood...
  • Kidman condemns Hamas, Hezbollah

    08/16/2006 5:19:45 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 425 replies · 11,932+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 17 August 2006
    NICOLE Kidman has made a public stand against terrorism. The actress, joined by 84 other high-profile Hollywood stars, directors, studio bosses and media moguls, has taken out a powerfully-worded full page advertisement in today's Los Angeles Times newspaper. It specifically targets "terrorist organisations" such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Palestine. "We the undersigned are pained and devastated by the civilian casualties in Israel and Lebanon caused by terrorist actions initiated by terrorist organisations such as Hezbollah and Hamas," the ad reads. "If we do not succeed in stopping terrorism around the world, chaos will rule and innocent people...
  • Douglas: Celebrity marriages lack respect

    03/14/2006 11:43:33 AM PST · by katieanna · 28 replies · 600+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/14/2006 | Not Attributed
    He was once renowned as one of Hollywood's biggest womanisers. So when Michael Douglas launches an attack on the state of relationships in Tinseltown, is it a case of the pot calling the kettle black or a former heart-throb getting a bit long in the tooth? The twice-married actor - who raised eyebrows when he married current wife, film star Catherine Zeta Jones, in November 2000 - has made his feelings known about failed showbiz marriages, including those of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, and Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton. "I don't know about Brad Pitt leaving that beautiful...
  • Michael Douglas in Economic Conference in Davos, Switzerland: "Don't Underestimate Star Power"

    01/28/2006 4:44:30 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 56 replies · 891+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/27/06
    Michael Douglas knows that those who attend the World Economic Forum can move mountains and make mounds of money. But a little star power — be it Bono, Angelina Jolie or Peter Gabriel — never hurts. "It's an impressive group, to say the least, that covers a broad spectrum," said the 61-year-old actor-producer, adding that the free-flow nature of the event promotes dialogue in a friendly environment. "People seem to let their hair down a little bit and loosen their ties. And there is a lot of give and share that's going on both in front on the panels and...
  • Actor Michael Douglas pushes for tighter gun control

    12/03/2005 9:25:06 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 104 replies · 2,010+ views
    Ireland Online ^ | 12/2/05 | n/a
    Douglas pushes for tighter gun control 02/12/2005 - 10:28:39 Fatal attraction star Michael Douglas is planning to lobby the US government for tighter gun control, because he's still haunted by rocker John Lennon's 1980 shooting death. Lennon was murdered outside his New York City apartment building by Mark Chapman, and the event is one of the major reasons why Douglas wants to use his position as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to lobby for disarmament. He says: "I was there the night John Lennon was shot, three blocks away. It left a lasting impression on me. "It motivated me...
  • Ruby do for Zeta

    02/08/2005 8:40:57 PM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 636+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 2/8/5 | Victoria Newton
    CATHERINE ZETA JONES was a picture of perfection at the annual Red Ball in New York. The actress – with hubby MICHAEL DOUGLAS – wore plunging black which showed off her fabulous curves.
  • Inherit the Windbags

    02/03/2005 7:34:26 AM PST · by RushCrush · 35 replies · 865+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2-3-05 | Maureen Dowd
    Do male nipples prove evolution? Not at all, according to a Web site for a planned Creation Museum devoted to showing that the Bible is literally true. Nipples may be biologically de trop for men, an "expert" on the site notes, but that doesn't mean they resulted from natural selection. They could just as well be a decorating feature of the Creator's (like a hood ornament). Who are we to question His designs, since we cannot presume to comprehend His mind? Advertisement The virtual tour of the museum, to be built in rural Kentucky, says its exhibits will explain many...
  • A 'fatal attraction': Death threats vs. Zeta-Jones

    07/29/2004 5:36:50 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 79 replies · 2,571+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | July 29, 2004 | MICHELLE CARUSO
    LOS ANGELES - A crazed stalker with a fatal attraction to Michael Douglas terrorized his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, threatening to "cut her to bits" or blow her up "so pieces of her head look like President Kennedy's," according to bombshell court testimony yesterday. Douglas and his movie-star wife took the stand to reveal terrifying details from phone calls and letters they said were written by aspiring psychologist Dawnette Knight, 32. In a case that seems almost ripped from the script of Douglas' chilling 1987 film "Fatal Attraction," Knight allegedly took up her poisoned pen because she was infatuated with the...
  • Unbearable Lightness of Memory (Maureen Dowd Alert!)

    11/29/2003 7:02:47 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 19 replies · 247+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 11.30.2003 | Maureen Dowd
    hey are pretty.Pretty and soothing.Soothing and smooth.Smooth and light.Light and watery.The eight designs for a memorial at ground zero, gleaming with hanging candles and translucent tubes and reflecting pools and the smiling faces of those killed on 9/11, aim to transcend. And they succeed.They transcend terror. They have the banality of no evil. They represent the triumph of atmosphere over atrocity, mood over meaning. The designs are more concerned with the play of light on water than the play of darkness on life.They have taken the heaviest event in modern American history and made the lightest memorials.As I walked around...
  • Paging Dr. Perfect (Dowd alert)

    12/21/2002 2:44:36 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 63 replies · 505+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12/22/2002 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — We knew they were good. We didn't know they were this good. With a spectacular triple bank shot, Karl Rove and George Bush, the Butcher Cassidy and Sundance Kid of politics, blew away Trent Lott, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.Only a week ago, it looked as though Trent Lott could survive, and if he didn't, Don Nickles or Mitch McConnell might step up. But then Mr. Bush authorized the first executive action of his presidency, a stealth assassination of Mr. Lott. How could the president not finish him off, when the hapless Mississippi senator not only supported Strom...
  • Catherine Chooses Island Life for her Children

    12/19/2002 5:07:19 AM PST · by dighton · 26 replies · 484+ views
    Hello! Magazine ^ | 12/19/2002
    Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas have decided to send their children to school in Bermuda.It had earlier been reported that Swansea-born Catherine wanted them to attend the private Llandovery College in west Wales, but the couple have announced that two-year-old Dylan and their new baby, due in April, will be educated on the Caribbean island where Michael has family. “We have a house in Bermuda, Michael’s mother is Bermudan and our children will be schooled there,” said Catherine. “When we arrive we have an instant family and friends. It’s a very close-knit world and extremely private. Dylan loves it...
  • Cheneyville Christmas: (Dowd alert)

    12/07/2002 5:57:44 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 16 replies · 190+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12/08/2002 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — On TV this weekend, George Bush tells the story of George and the bush. "George stares down at the empty robe, then picks it up, looking puzzled," the former president says. "Mary's eyes peer out of a large, flowering bush. George starts to toss the robe, then reconsiders, eyeing the robe slyly.""It's a Wonderful Life" was on NBC, and the visually impaired could tune in to a version in which Bush père charmingly narrated the action, including the scene where Donna Reed loses her bathrobe and jumps into a hydrangea bush so Jimmy Stewart can't see her.Poppy Bush...
  • Reeve enlists top celebrities for project and gets surprise (Leftist revisionism? Freedom on PBS)

    11/03/2002 4:05:03 AM PST · by weegee · 5 replies · 358+ views
    Associated Press via Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 1, 2002, 9:57AM | Associated Press
    NEW YORK -- Actor Christopher Reeve knows how to get to fellow celebrities. As consultant to the upcoming PBS series Freedom, he wanted well-known actors to provide voices for characters from American history. But if he went through managers, publicists or agents, Reeve knew he'd get some brush-offs. So he wrote to the celebrities themselves. He assembled an impressive list: Jennifer Aniston, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey, Robin Williams and many others. Reeve, 50, wanted to participate because his half brother, a teacher in rural Vermont, had such trouble...
  • The Soufflé Doctrine (Dowd MEGA alert)

    10/19/2002 5:26:19 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 52 replies · 241+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10/20/2002 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — The Boy Emperor picked up the morning paper and, stunned, dropped his Juicy Juice box with the little straw attached. "Oh, man," he wailed. "North Korea's got nukes. Sheriff Musharraf was helping them. Al Qaeda's blowing stuff up again. The Pentagon's speculating that the sniper might really be Qaeda decoy teams trying to distract the law while they plan a bio-blitzkrieg or a dirty bomb attack on the capital. Tenet's broken out in hives about the next 9/11. Powell spends all his time kissing up to the Frenchies. Saddam's ranting about a river of American blood. Jebbie's in...
  • Maureen Dowd: BUSH 'BOY EMPEROR'

    10/19/2002 10:01:38 AM PDT · by The Raven · 109 replies · 640+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Oct 19, 2002 | Drudge
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SAT OCT 19, 2002 11:42:34 ET XXXXX DOWD: BUSH 'BOY EMPEROR' NY TIMES op-ed queen Maureen Dowd is planning to rip President Bush like she has never ripped before in a dispatch set for Sunday publication, sources close to the columnist tell DRUDGE. Dowd, courting controversy, declares: "The Boy Emperor picked up the morning paper and, stunned, dropped his Juicy Juice box with the little straw attached. 'Oh, man,' he wailed. 'North Korea's got nukes... 'Get me Condi!' the boy yelled. 'And a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.'" Dowd refers to Bush as a "boy"...
  • The American Precedent; Michael Douglas for President?

    09/03/2002 3:13:42 PM PDT · by jh97 · 8 replies · 196+ views
    PoliticalUSA.com ^ | 9/3/2002 | nathan Porter
    God bless those Brits. Despite spending most of their time fretting over whether Tony sniffs George's ass too much or whether Tony gives it to Cherie too much or whether Charles or Wills will be the next Queen of England, they still have time to focus on the absurd. According to the BBC, a British bookmaker is giving 6-1 to odds that actor Michael Douglas will one day become President of the United States. You see Michael, like most self-important, self-deluded, self-gratifying, liberal Hollywood types, fancies himself more than a guy who makes a living kissing Glenn Close's breasts on...
  • I'm With Dick! Let's Make War! (Dowd alert)

    08/27/2002 7:57:18 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 37 replies · 978+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 08/28/2002 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — I was dubious at first. But now I think Dick Cheney has it right. Making the case for going to war in the Middle East to veterans on Monday, the vice president said that "our goal would be . . . a government that is democratic and pluralistic, a nation where the human rights of every ethnic and religious group are recognized and protected."O.K., I'm on board. Let's declare war on Saudi Arabia! Let's do "regime change" in a kingdom that gives medieval a bad name.By overthrowing the Saudi monarchy, the Cheney-Rummy-Condi-Wolfy-Perle-W. contingent could realize its dream of...
  • Treadmills of His Mind (Dowd alert)

    08/24/2002 3:12:59 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 42 replies · 299+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 08/25/2002 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — I don't know enough about what the president is up to on Iraq. But I know too much about what the president is up to on a run. "It's interesting that my times have become faster right after the war began," Mr. Bush tells Runner's World in an exclusive interview. "They were pretty fast all along, but since the war began I've been running with a little more intensity. It helps me to clear my mind."So the bad news is: we haven't caught Osama. The good news is: W.'s times have improved."Usually I run six days a week,"...
  • Odds offered on Catherine Zeta Jones as first lady

    08/20/2002 4:48:09 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 330+ views
    BBC News ^ | August 20, 2002
    The bets are on that Catherine Zeta Jones will one day by the First Lady of the United States. A bookmaker in her native south Wales is giving odds that the 32-year-old Hollywood actress will eventually swap her luxury LA home for the White House. The gamble is that her husband, actor and film producer Michael Douglas, 57, will turn his part-time involvement in politics into a full-time commitment. Observers believe that if he joined the Democrats he would lead the opposition party's campaign for the presidency and would be popular enough to win America's top job. Michael Douglas...
  • Junior Gets a Spanking (Dowd alert)

    08/17/2002 5:35:53 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 37 replies · 968+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 08/18/2002 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — Oedipus, Shmoedipus. Why cite a Greek hero when we can cite the president's favorite British hero?In "Goldmember," Austin Powers has "Earn Daddy's Respect" on his To Do list. So the teary but still groovy spy confronts his prodigal father, played by Michael Caine."Got an issue?" Daddy breezily responds. "Here's a tissue."Tissue issues between the two Bush presidents spilled into public view on Thursday when that most faithful family retainer, Brent Scowcroft, wrote a jaw-dropping op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal headlined "Don't Attack Saddam."Mr. Scowcroft gave the back of his hand to conservatives' strenuous attempts to link...
  • Cheney Stays in the Picture (Dowd alert)

    08/10/2002 5:50:04 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 37 replies · 320+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 08/11/2002 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — One could hear the exhale of relief from the conservative multitudes — and the "Ruffles and Flourishes" playing in the gladdened hearts of Republican graybeards. For Cheney, Mighty Cheney was advancing to the bat.A question mark had been quivering over the White House. There had been a frenzy of speculation and an outpouring of analysis among the capital cognoscenti.Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution was teetering on the brink of observing that the Bush presidency was "teetering on the brink." Ibid., Norman Ornstein.So Republicans were thrilled to hear the vice president tell a worshipful crowd of white, wealthy...
  • Zeta Jones is new Elizabeth Arden face

    06/15/2002 5:37:24 PM PDT · by dighton · 22 replies · 881+ views
    Catherine Zeta Jones was today unveiled as the new face of cosmetics firm Elizabeth Arden.The Welsh actress laughed and joked with staff at London's Selfridges store as she launched a new fragrance after signing a four-year contract.Ron Rolleston, executive vice president of marketing at Elizabeth Arden, said: "We are thrilled that Catherine will be the beautiful new face of Elizabeth Arden."The 32-year-old Hollywood actress, who starred in the Oscar-winning film Traffic, recently talked about having more children with her film star husband Michael Douglas. The couple already have a son, Dylan.She said: "I'd like to try next year because Dylan...