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By Andrea K. Walker | June 3, 2013
Michael Douglas told the Guardian newspaper recently that his throat cancer was caused by the HPV virus that he contracted performing oral sex over the years. The actor's admission brings attention to a health problem more doctors are seeing. HPV, which is widely known to cause cervical cancer in women, is also causing cancer in men as well. Dr. Kevin J. Cullen, an oncologist who specializes in treating head and neck cancers, recently spoke to The Sun about the growing number of HPV-related cancers doctors are seeing in men. Cullen, the director of the University of Maryland's Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, said there are precautions that can be taken.
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HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | June 3, 2013
Michael Douglas told the Guardian newspaper recently that his throat cancer was caused by the HPV virus that he contracted performing oral sex over the years. The actor's admission brings attention to a health problem more doctors are seeing. HPV, which is widely known to cause cervical cancer in women, is also causing cancer in men as well. Dr. Kevin J. Cullen, an oncologist who specializes in treating head and neck cancers, recently spoke to The Sun about the growing number of HPV-related cancers doctors are seeing in men. Cullen, the director of the University of Maryland's Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, said there are precautions that can be taken.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | February 22, 1993
"I knew," says director Joel Schumacher, whose powerful and disturbing "Falling Down" opens Friday, "that we had to have someone with . . . edge."Yet when you look at Hollywood's champion of edge in the flesh, edge is the furthest thing from your mind and flesh is the nearest.Up close, without a script to give him cynical lines and a camera to emphasize the planes of his face, Michael Douglas seems almost fragile, in the way that many handsome men seem. He's . . . just flesh, thin to the point of scrawniness, dressed like a Gilman sophomore with a haircut at least as expensive as his sweater, which is also very expensive, worn with jeans and a clunky pair of hiking boots -- you know, the prep-punk look, very with-it in 15- and 48-year-old circles.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2013
Michael Douglas as the glittery Las Vegas pianist, Liberace, and Matt Damon as his young lover -- only HBO could have brought "Behind the Candelabra" to TV with this much style and care. Douglas, an Oscar winner, is something to behold in this role. Damon is rock solid. Steven Soderbergh directs, and the supporting cast is a jaw dropper by made-for-TV standards. Above is a a podcast preview I did with WYPR-FM (88.1) in Baltimore. Enjoy this holiday treat from HBO. I did. "Behind the Candelabra" premieres at 9 p.m. Sunday (May 26)
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By ANN HORNADAY and ANN HORNADAY,SUN FILM CRITIC | February 25, 2000
An air of rumpled desperation suffuses "Wonder Boys," as if human emotion were muffled under cottony layers of denial and angst, flailing to get out. A story of midlife crisis, creative paralysis and the liberating power of conscious choice, "Wonder Boys" exists in that mid-range between an arty small film and a star-driven Hollywood vehicle. It's that rare, thoroughly satisfying comedy that modestly reaches toward mature filmgoers, counting on their wry recognition of its chastened tone and graying pop references (Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Neil Young)
FEATURES
By CHRIS KALTENBACH and CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | April 21, 2006
There's great fun to be had in seeing Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland chew up the scenery (as well as their fellow actors) as Secret Service agents struggling to unravel a plot to assassinate the president. Too bad The Sentinel doesn't offer much more. Instead, the movie - based on a novel by Gerald Petievich - offers a setup that inexplicably goes away about halfway through, characters who seem to have missed much of their Secret Service basic training, atmosphere that doesn't really have to do with anything and way too many guys with machine guns within easy reach of the president of the United States.
NEWS
March 14, 2004
On March 10, 2004, BILLY DOUGLAS BARNES, loving husband of Dolores Barnes, devoted father of Michael Douglas and Clarissa Barnes, Robert and Laura Revere. Cherished grandfather of Christopher Allan and Mason Douglas Barnes. Beloved brother of Clyde, Garnet, and Gladys Barnes. Family request friends to call at the Gonce Funeral Service P.A., 4001 Ritchie Hwy, on Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. and Monday 11 to 11:30 A.M. at which time Funeral Services will begin. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | March 20, 1992
About halfway through "Basic Instinct" I was seized with a primordial urge, a spasm of undeniable wanting that arose from deep within my being. I fought it, but what can a man do in the grip of such a demon? And so I gave in and . . . ZZZZZZ-ZZZZZZZZZ-ZZZZZZZZ!Overpublicized and underbrained,"Basic Instinct" is a bitter disappointment, worth maybe a 10th of the hype that the media have so obligingly ladled out for its benefit. It makes you feel dirty in the morning. A thin and unconvincing mystery story, it is really driven forward not by plot or character but by the two or three quasi-hot scenes in which highly paid movie stars cavort like Erica and Long Dong in any of a half-million craftless tapes since porn moved to video.
FEATURES
By MIKE LITTWIN | December 12, 1994
The most important thing to know about the new movie "Disclosure" is that it's about as controversial as flossing.Nobody walks out mad, that's for sure.What happened?After all, "Disclosure" is based on the hot-button book on sexual harassment -- in which the harassing boss is a woman. It's supposed to take a new, hard look at an explosive issue. And, if that's not enough to get you inside the theater, you also get to see Demi Moore, uh, act.Well, there is, as promised, a steamy scene between Moore and Michael Douglas.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | May 23, 2003
The In-Laws is a high-concept remake of a 1979 wild comedy that clicked with fans because of the offbeat chemistry between Alan Arkin as a slow-boiling dentist and Peter Falk as a soft-shoe secret agent - mismatched parents thrown together by the marriage of their kids. The idea seems to have been "let's do it over like a family-film-cum-Bond-movie," but Spy Kids beats it silly on that score. This picture's notion of a Bond parody is to play Paul McCartney songs over an action scene. The odd couple this time is Albert Brooks as a punctilious podiatrist and Michael Douglas as a brasher sort of CIA man enmeshed in a deep-cover operation.
FEATURES
By CHRIS KALTENBACH and CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | April 21, 2006
There's great fun to be had in seeing Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland chew up the scenery (as well as their fellow actors) as Secret Service agents struggling to unravel a plot to assassinate the president. Too bad The Sentinel doesn't offer much more. Instead, the movie - based on a novel by Gerald Petievich - offers a setup that inexplicably goes away about halfway through, characters who seem to have missed much of their Secret Service basic training, atmosphere that doesn't really have to do with anything and way too many guys with machine guns within easy reach of the president of the United States.
NEWS
March 14, 2004
On March 10, 2004, BILLY DOUGLAS BARNES, loving husband of Dolores Barnes, devoted father of Michael Douglas and Clarissa Barnes, Robert and Laura Revere. Cherished grandfather of Christopher Allan and Mason Douglas Barnes. Beloved brother of Clyde, Garnet, and Gladys Barnes. Family request friends to call at the Gonce Funeral Service P.A., 4001 Ritchie Hwy, on Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. and Monday 11 to 11:30 A.M. at which time Funeral Services will begin. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | May 23, 2003
The In-Laws is a high-concept remake of a 1979 wild comedy that clicked with fans because of the offbeat chemistry between Alan Arkin as a slow-boiling dentist and Peter Falk as a soft-shoe secret agent - mismatched parents thrown together by the marriage of their kids. The idea seems to have been "let's do it over like a family-film-cum-Bond-movie," but Spy Kids beats it silly on that score. This picture's notion of a Bond parody is to play Paul McCartney songs over an action scene. The odd couple this time is Albert Brooks as a punctilious podiatrist and Michael Douglas as a brasher sort of CIA man enmeshed in a deep-cover operation.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | September 28, 2001
Don't Say A Word packages male hysteria so slickly there isn't an ounce of real life in it. Michael Douglas stars as a high-powered New York psychiatrist who specializes in problem adolescents. On the evening before Thanksgiving he agrees to treat a teen-age patient (Brittany Murphy) in a psychiatric hospital - only to find on Thanksgiving morning that he has to crack her case by 5 p.m. Bad guys have kidnapped his 8-year-old daughter and will kill the precocious tyke if the shrink doesn't retrieve a secret number from Murphy's scrambled brain.
NEWS
By TRICIA BISHOP and TRICIA BISHOP,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2001
Ever wonder where celebrities get their chic shades? More and more, the hip (and sometimes edgy) frame designs of Paris-based Frederic Beausoleil are showing up on the noses of Hollywood's elite. Here are some you might have seen: * Michael Douglas' professorial reading glasses in "Wonder Boys" (style No. 104 070) * Julia Roberts' cat-like shades in "Erin Brockovich" (style No. 26 293) * Sandra Bullock's sun-blocking hangover helpers in "28 Days" (style No. 171 300) Lucy Liu also wore them in "Charlie's Angels," Cameron Diaz in both "Any Given Sunday" and "Being John Malkovich," and Matt Damon in "Legend of Bagger Vance."
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN FILM CRITIC | January 5, 2001
The sad truth that colors every moment of "Traffic," Steven Soderbergh's distressingly clear-eyed take on the so-called War on Drugs, comes through most clearly in one of the film's last lines, as a shell-shocked veteran of the conflict tries to rationalize what's going on. "If there is a war on drugs," this fighter says, "then many members of our family are the enemy. And I don't know how you wage war on your own family." A scathing, wearying and ultimately frustrating dissection of the Sisyphean conflict, "Traffic" benefits from strong performances, sure-handed direction and explosive subject matter: It's every bit as thrilling and engrossing as the best spy thriller or cop flick.
NEWS
May 16, 1992
Dribs and drabs from Cannes FestivalSharon Stone, waxing serious on her role as the ice queen co-star of "Basic Instinct," said that her part opposite Michael Douglas in the megahit thriller was "the most exciting and interesting and most profoundly moving [role] I have ever been offered." Ms. Stone's resume lists such work as "King Solomon's Mines" and "Police Academy 4."Winning films and filmmakers at the the 12-day festival, selected by a 10-person jury headed by Gerard Depardieu (with Jamie Lee Curtis, director John Boorman and Pedro Almodovar also on board)
NEWS
By Richard Rodriguez | March 12, 1996
SAN FRANCISCO -- More than 2,000 men in American prisons are awaiting execution for one crime or another. By contrast, a mere handful of women are on death row 49, at last count. What is one to make of this disparity? To put the question bluntly: Are women less evil than men, less criminal, less dangerous?A few weeks ago in Illinois, Guinevere Garcia was scheduled to be executed. As a teen-ager, Ms. Garcia had murdered her infant daughter. She was on death row for the murder of her second husband.
FEATURES
June 28, 2000
Pre-nup blues for Douglas and Zeta-Jones A row over a potential divorce settlement is rocking the pre-wedding plans of Hollywood couple Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas. London's Sun newspaper is reporting that the couple are at odds over how big a slice of Douglas' $224.9 million fortune the Welsh actress would receive if the couple's planned September marriage ended in divorce. The Sun said Douglas, 54, had rejected Zeta-Jones' request for $4.4 million for every year they are married and a home for life if she splits from the actor.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | March 2, 2000
THE INFINITE capacity of people to delude themselves is on display everywhere, but nowhere more than in Hollywood, where it's practically at epidemic proportions. Take this creepy (at least to me) romance between Michael Douglas and mega-babe Catherine Zeta-Jones. As practically everyone in the world knows, Douglas, 55, and Zeta-Jones, 30, are engaged to be married. In fact, Zeta-Jones is reportedly pregnant with Douglas' baby. OK, no big deal. This kind of thing happens all the time in Hollywood.
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