It’s been a hard year for Catherine Zeta-Jones, watching husband Michael Douglas‘ fight against cancer and dealing with law suits from Douglas’ ex-wife. Â That would be enough to take its toll on anyone, but Catherine suffers from bipolar disorder, as well, so she’s had a particularly rough time.
In fact, she recently checked into the Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut for some inpatient treatment, and apparently it went really well. Â Catherine’s rep says that after her brief stint in the facility, she’s feeling much better now, much more balanced, and is ready to start work on the two upcoming films she’s going to be starring in.
There seems to be some debate about how well things are going, but for better or for worse, Michael Douglas is coming to the end of his first round of treatment for stage four throat cancer. Â Douglas has been undergoing a combination of radiation and chemotherapy for several weeks now, and this is his final week. Â The official word is that the doctors have been pleased with his progress, and that they don’t see the need to schedule any further treatments, and that his chances are still 80%. Â The grapevine, however, has been saying that the reason no further treatments have been scheduled is because there’s nothing else the doctors can do at this point, and Douglas is too weak to be able to handle any further therapy. Â I hope those rumors are just fluff, and cancer therapy can certainly take a lot out of a person, but as friends have mentioned, Michael Douglas looks about a decade older than he did a month ago. Â Hopefully it’s just fatigue and he’ll start recovering soon.
Last night was the premiere of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps in New York, and Michael Douglas showed up on the red carpet, but declined to speak to reporters. Â Douglas announced in August that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.
As anyone who has been through chemo or radiation can tell you, it’s amazing that Douglas managed to make it to the premiere at all, and although he looks understandably tired and a little on the frail side, he seems to be in good spirits. Â It’s lovely to see Catherine Zeta-Jones beside him, as I think their marriage was one everyone expected to fail, but she’s clearly his strongest supporter.
Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas revealed on the David Letterman Show Tuesday night that his throat cancer has spread. Douglas said he now has stage 4 throat cancer, but his doctors still give him an 80 percent chance of a full recovery.
Doctors found Michael Douglas’ throat cancer in early August, after it had already reached an advanced stage. “It’s a stage four [cancer], which is intense,” Douglas told David Letterman. You want to be at stage one.”
Douglas said he just finished his first full week of radiation and chemotherapy, a routine he will have to go through for eight weeks. Douglas blamed his disease on his lifetime of smoking and drinking.
Catherina Zeta-Jones, Douglas’ wife, told People magazine she was furious doctors did not find the cancer earlier. “He sought every option and nothing was found,” she said. “The hardest part is seeing his fatigue, because Michael is never tired.”
Douglas said the cancer treatments he is undergoing are severely draining. “It knocks you out really hard… I’m doing everything I can.”
Hollywood invaded Broadway last night at the 2010 Tony Awards. While the Tony Awards are all about honoring the actors of the stage, many of them last night also turned out to be stars from the silver screen.
The 64th Annual Tony Awards were hosted by former Will & Grace star Sean Hayes at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday night. The Tonys bestowed their highest honors of the evening to Red (starring Alfred Moline) for Best Play and Memphis for Best Musical. Memphis also took awards for Best Original Score Written for the Theatre and Best Book of a Musical. The much talked about Green Day musical American Idiot took home awards for scenic design and lighting.
For many of the major acting awards, the Tonys this year turned its face to Hollywood. Denzel Washington nabbed Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for Fences. Oscar nominee and Washington’s co-star, Viola Davis, won Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play. In addition to the awards for the play’s stars, Fences also won for Best Revival of a Play.
Academy Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones took the prize for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for A Little Night Music. During her acceptance speech, she caused a bit of a titter by pointing to husband Michael Douglas and saying: “See that man there? He’s a movie star and I get to sleep with him every night.”
Zeta-Jones later apologized backstage for her choice of words. “I just can’t believe I said something as crass as that,” Zeta-Jones said. “Boy, I could have said something worse and then I’d really be in trouble.”
Yet another Hollywood starlet took home the win for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play. Scarlett Johansson thanked her husband Ryan Reynolds for “being a theater widower” for her as she accepted her Tony Award.
Check out the full list of Tony Award Winners for 2010 at TonyAwards.com.