Douglas, Damon in New Liberace Film

    American pianist Liberace pictured 1977 in London displaying his jewelery. The rings on his fingers are worth around 110,000 Pounds Sterling, and his wrist watch in gold and diamond in the shape of a grand piano is worth 14,000 Pounds Sterling. Nearly all the pieces were presents to him. (AP Photo)

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    Almost 25 years after the death of Liberace, Michael Douglas will star in Behind the Candelabra, Steven Soderbergh’s new HBO film about the man who was once the highest-paid entertainer in the world. The movie will peer into the flamboyant singer’s relationship with his young lover, played by the ever-versatile Matt Damon. “Putting these two fine actors in the creative hands of Steven Soderbergh—it doesn’t get any better than that!” executive producer Jerry Weintraub raved.

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