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Behind the Candelabra

The Last Five Years' Richard Lagravanese: How Glee Made His Film Possible

Brandon Judell | Posted 04.25.2015 | Arts
Brandon Judell

With The Last Five Years, Lagravanese was aiming small. He wasn't seeking out the mall crowds but that bijou contingent of folks who can tell the difference between Kelli O'Hara and Patti Lupone.

These Are The Best TV Shows You Might Not Be Watching

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 03.27.2014 | TV

You're probably watching (or eagerly anticipating) the same shows as everyone else right now, like "Scandal," "How I Met Your Mother" and "Game of Thr...

'American Hustle,' 'Breaking Bad' Are The Golden Globes' Big Winners

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

"American Hustle" was a film favorite at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards, while "Breaking Bad" and Behind the Candelabra" led the television categ...

Another Guy Predicting Another Golden Globes Telecast in Another Blog Post

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Ever since I was a little fat kid who used movies and television as a way to escape my sad, sometimes bullied world, I've loved watching the glitz, th...

Liberace's Ex-Lover: 'He Was 48 Years My Senior -- He Knew Better'

OWN | Posted 11.21.2013 | OWN

Mink coats, diamond rings, fabulous cars – Liberace's ex-lover, Scott Thorson, opens up about the lavish lifestyle he shared with the extravagant pe...

Doing It for the Children

George Heymont | Posted 11.23.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

So far this year, HBO has screened two films of social significance which deserve the public's attention. One will, of course, be an easier sell to audiences because of its high quotient of celebrity content. The other begs to tell a far more riveting story.

'Behind The Candelabra' Wins Best Miniseries

Posted 09.22.2013 | TV

"Behind the Candelabra" has won the 2013 Emmy for Best Miniseries or Movie. HBO's Liberace biopic has earned itself a little more luster with its ...

Christopher Rudolph

LOOK: 11 Dream Casting Ideas For Gay Biopics | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

At this weekend's 65th annual Emmy Awards the Liberace biopic, "Behind the Candelabra," looks poised to take home some major awards (after already win...

Mike Ryan

Matt Damon Won't Take Ryan Gosling's Advice | Mike Ryan | Posted 08.01.2013 | Entertainment

It's startling that even Matt Damon -- who very few people would argue against being the definition of an A-list actor -- feels the crunch of the mode...

Why Onscreen Marriages Are Hard Work | Posted 06.21.2013 | Weddings

Ben Affleck caught some flak earlier this year when, in the course of his Oscar-night thank-yous, in front of a billion of his closest friends, he ref...

Liberace's Lover Makes Shocking Claim Of 6-Year Affair With Michael Jackson

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Liberace's chauffeur and ex-boyfriend, Scott Thorson, is opening up once again about his alleged affair with Michael Jackson. In an interview with...

Michael Douglas Talks Closeted Gay Actors

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Michael Douglas might be a straight, married man in Hollywood, but he got a glimpse at life as a famous, closeted gay star while playing Liberace in t...

Michael Douglas Liberates as Liberace

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Michael Douglas' performance as Liberace is vital, revealing what is possible beyond fear of loss, fear of emasculation or fear of death. Maybe soon we'll see more leading men playing emotionally diverse roles and more films about women and gender-nonconforming people.

'Behind The Candelabra' Ratings Dazzle For HBO | Posted 05.28.2013 | TV

HBO’s Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" lit up the network’s ratings Sunday night. The Steven Soderbergh film delivered 2.4 million viewe...

Behind the Candelabra Is Soderbergh's Crown Jewel

Brian Formo | Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Formo

If Behind the Candelabra is his last film (yes, film) it is certainly, and fittingly, his crown jewel. Though Liberace loved the Oscars, he'd certainly accept an Emmy, for it to is golden, and a trophy of acceptance.

Matt Damon Undergoes Major Transformation In New Movie

Posted 05.28.2013 | Celebrity

Much has been written about Matt Damon and Michael Douglas' performances in the highly anticipated Liberace movie, "Behind the Candelabra," which prem...

12 Biopics You Forgot Existed

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment

Now that the much-anticipated "Behind the Candelabra" has tickled the ivories of critical acclaim, having seen praise at the Cannes Film Festival and ...

Maureen Ryan

What Is Up With Rob Lowe's Face? The Actor On His Crazy 'Candelabra' Role | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.25.2013 | TV

Rob Lowe thought the script for "Behind the Candelabra" was great and he jumped at the chance to work with stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, who p...

Maggie Furlong

Who Else Could Have Played Liberace | Maggie Furlong | Posted 05.24.2013 | TV

In HBO's "Behind the Candelabra" (premieres Sun., May 26, 9 p.m. ET), Michael Douglas plays Liberace -- and the resemblance is truly uncanny. It's...

Film With 10-Minute Long Lesbian Sex Scene Is Talk Of Cannes Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The 66th Cannes Film Festival ends this weekend, but not before closing with some controversy, this time involving a lengthy lesbian sex scene. "B...

These Critics A LITTLE Obsessed With Dudes Kissing

Posted 05.24.2013 | Comedy

Critics of the new Liberace biopic, "Behind the Candelabra," starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, aren't distracted at all by men kissing in the m...

PHOTOS: Zsa Zsa's Mansion FINALLY Sold

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 07.11.2013 | HuffPost Home

But, the new owner can't move in just yet for a big reason...

Was Liberace A Good Pianist?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 05.23.2013 | Arts

By J. Bryan Lowder Was Liberace really that great of a piano man? Claudette Barius/HBO In Behind the Candelabra, the first time we encounter M...

Review, Behind the Candelabra: Brilliant Michael Douglas, Kitsch and Depth

Caryn James | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment
Caryn James

Despite the earnest pr spin surrounding it, Behind the Candelabra invites us to laugh at -- not always with -- the grinning, gaudy Vegas spectacle that is Liberace.

Paul Wesley & Ben McKenzie Reunited!

Posted 05.21.2013 | TV

Before Paul Wesley was sucking blood and taking names as Stefan Salvatore "The Vampire Diaries" and before Benjamin McKenzie was kicking ass with the ...