Scott Thorson
Friend of Liberace
Scott Thorson
Scott Thorson became famous for his relationship with and lawsuit against entertainer Liberace and his testimony against gangster Eddie Nash.
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Cuaron wins DGA for 'Gravity,' gains Oscar edge
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alfonso Cuaron was awarded the top film honor from the Directors Guild of America for "Gravity" on Saturday night, giving the lost-in-space saga an edge on the journey to the Academy Awards. In the recent bustle of Hollywood honors, "Gravity," David O. Russell's con caper "American Hustle" and Steve McQueen's historical epic "12 Years a Slave" had been competing in the tightest three-way Oscar race in years. [...] Cuaron's film now has the upper hand for the best-picture and director Academy Awards, and with 10 Oscar nominations, is likely to gain the most statuettes on Hollywood's biggest night March 2. [...] the early dominant momentum of "12 Years a Slave" has weakened following Saturday night's "Gravity" win and the results of the Golden Globes on Jan. 12 and last weekend's Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild awards, at which "American Hustle" and "Gravity" had the stronger showings. Each director gave a nomination speech before the biggest award of the e ...
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The Best Movies of 2013
The Portland Mercury - about 3 years
It was a good year for film. A really good year. by Erik Henriksen "IT IS OUR basic human right to be fuck-ups!" shouted Simon Pegg in The World's End. "This civilization was founded on fuck-ups!" Truer words were never spoken—but as far as 2013's movies go, it actually feels like civilization might have its shit together. 2013 was a fantastic year for movies—a better one, in fact, than we've had for a long, long time. It was also a good year for Portland's independent theaters, which left behind 35mm film and adapted to the expensive new reality of digital distribution and projection, often with help from their patrons: McMenamins gave the Bagdad Theater a renovation that respected the movie palace's history, while updating its sound and projection. Portland's quintessential arthouse, Cinema 21, expanded from one to three screens. Newberg's 99W Drive-In won a digital projector in a Honda-sponsored contest; Vancouver's Kiggins Theat ...
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'Breaking Bad' won best drama at Emmy's
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
LOS ANGELES: Cult crime show “Breaking Bad” won the best drama Emmy on Sunday, but there was disappointment for “House of Cards,” which had hoped to win the first major award for an online-only series. The best comedy award in television’s version of the Oscars went to “Modern Family,” the fourth year in a row it has topped the category, while “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons took the best comedy actor prize for a third time. Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra” was the other big winner of the night, taking home Emmys for best miniseries/TV movie, best actor for Michael Douglas as the flamboyant gay piano icon, and best director Steven Soderbergh. The critically-acclaimed “Breaking Bad,” about a chemistry teacher turned drug lord Walter White, won the top drama prize only a weekend before its series finale next week after five seasons. Show producer and writer Vince Gilligan looked shocked as he took the stage at the climax of the 65th Pr ...
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Liberace's Scott Thorson - NOT Invited To Emmys (Scott Thorson/TMZ.com)
Wesmirch.com - over 3 years
Scott Thorson / TMZ.com: Liberace's Scott Thorson — NOT Invited To Emmys  —  Scott Thorson — a central character in the HBO movie, “Behind the Candelabra” which has 16 nominations — is getting anything BUT fabulous treatment, because he's NOT invited to the Emmys.  —  An Emmy official tells TMZ — it's simple …
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Soderbergh's Liberace, 'Behind The Candelabra'
NPR - over 3 years
In his HBO film, the acclaimed director examines the five-year relationship between the flamboyant entertainer and Scott Thorson, who was 40 years Liberace's junior and still a teenager when they met. Michael Douglas plays Liberace and Matt Damon plays Thorson. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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New DVD Blu-ray: 'The Bling Ring,' 'World War Z,' 'Behind the Candelabra'
Moviefone Blog - over 3 years
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week "The Bling Ring" What's It About? Based on the real-life Bling Ring crew, Sofia Coppola's film tells the story of the Los Angeles teens whose claim to infamy was robbing the homes of celebrities. The teens who used the internet to track the whereabouts of rich celebs are portrayed by Emma Watson, Katie Chang, Taissa Farmiga, Israel Broussard, and Claire Julien. WATCH: Go behind-the-scenes with Taissa Farmiga (VIDEO) Why We're IN: Coppola's approach to the tabloid-heavy story is one of the most compelling aspects of "The Bling Ring"," as she neither praises the characters, criticizes, or satirizes them. We get to watch the teens from an honest perspective and arrive at our own deduction of how technology and youth obsession with fame impact contemporary culture. "The Bling Ring" was also one of Moviefone's Best Movies of 2013 (So Far). RT & Follow to win #TheBlingRing on Blu-ray & a a movie poster signed by director Sofia Coppola! ...
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'Behind the Candelabra': An unblinking look at Liberace and his young lover
LATimes - over 3 years
Heartbreaking and truthful, 'Candelabra' shows what divided and united Liberace and Scott Thorson Behind the Candelabra
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Liberace's ex-lover spared jail for bad drug test
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
(AP) — An ex-lover of Liberace who was the subject of an HBO film on the life of the pianist got a lecture Wednesday from a judge who said he was not impressed with his "so-called celebrity status" but again agreed to spare him from prison time after testing positive for methamphetamine in violation of his probation. Scott Thorson, 54, acknowledged in Washoe District Court that he's a drug addict and insisted he's determined to get sober and avoid serving up to 20 years in prison for burglary and ID theft convictions. Thorson was in compliance with the program for a month, passing all drug tests while staying with a support group in housing provided at a legal brothel in a neighboring county, his lawyer David Houston said. The 15 Emmy nominations for the movie include lead actor bids for Michael Douglas, who played Liberace, and Matt Damon, who played Thorson. Deputy District Attorney John Helzer said Thorson, whose real name is Jess Marlow, has been trying to capitalize on his fa ...
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Behind the Moonwalk: Liberace's ex-lover Scott Thorson kisses and tells on Jacko
Monsters and Critics - over 3 years
Liberace's ex-lover Scott Thorson has had a media resurgence of interest, thanks in great part to Matt Damon's portrayal of
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Scott Thorson, Liberace's Ex, Says Michael Jackson Affair Went On For Six Years
Huffington Post - over 3 years
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EXCLUSIVE: Steven Soderbergh on Hollywood's Gay Sex Problem
Mother Jones - over 3 years
The movie was simply too gay. That's why director Steven Soderbergh says Behind the Candelabra, his latest (and possibly last) film, was not shown in American theaters. When the major Hollywood studios declined to pick up the biopic—which stars Michael Douglas as the famous Vegas showman Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, his much younger boyfriend—HBO snapped it up. The film premiered on the cable network last month to critical acclaim. Two weeks ago, after I published a review of Behind the Candelabra that highlighted Soderbergh's claim that the movie was too gay for Hollywood, I started receiving messages from Hollywood insiders who said Soderbergh was lying. Some claimed that Soderbergh had never pitched his Liberace project to their studio. Others, including Mark Fritz, a director of theatrical sales and distribution for Warner Brothers International, objected to the charge that the film was rejected by major studios because it was too gay. "Sorry, but it is complet ...
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Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.: Michael Douglas Liberates as Liberace
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Behind the Candelabra, Steven Soderberg's highly buzzed-about final bow, starring Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his lover, Scott Thorson, has arrived on HBO, and it has made Douglas' father uncomfortable. In an interview with ABC, Douglas said, "My father was uncomfortable with--," before pausing. With what? With the furs and makeout scenes, to which the press constantly, anxiously directs our attention? Not exactly. The actor continued: "With my death scene." Douglas had been diagnosed with stage-4 throat cancer prior to filming Candelabra, so his mortality was understandably on his father's mind. But with all the talk of these "brave" straight actors stepping into "flamboyant" roles, Douglas' poignant admission may clarify the discomfort this film more generally evokes, revealing what lies beneath (or behind) male anxieties about homosexuality, feminine behaviors or anything we associate with vulnerability: the fear of death. Fear of death "will culminate ...
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Brian Formo: Behind the Candelabra Is Soderbergh's Crown Jewel
Huffington Post - over 3 years
24 years after his debut film Sex, Lies, and Videotape won the Palme d'Or, Steven Soderbergh might be the most buzzed about director at the moment. He's either retiring from features or taking a hiatus (but stop asking). He recently gave a scathing, pull-quote worthy dispatch about the state of modern American cinema at the San Francisco International Film Festival. And his most recent film, Behind the Candelabra debuted at Cannes last week. But the problem is, for some, being boxed in by a TV, means it isn't a feature film. See, Soderbergh couldn't make his Liberace biopic with studio money. It was "too gay" for theaters. According to Soderbergh the amount needed to make the film was only about $5 million, and no studios would. HBO stepped in to make it. Television. No theaters. No potential for Academy Award nominations and long award season glitz. Apparently that is now what makes a feature film (indeed many reviews feature lines such as "Soderbergh meant th ...
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Annette Insdorf: HBO Films Shine in Cannes
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Now that the Cannes Film Festival is drawing to a close, it's clear that HBO has grown into a major film-making force beyond the small screen. Three of the well-received "Official Selection" titles--Behind the Candelabra, Muhammad Ali's Last Fight, and Seduced and Abandoned--are noteworthy not only for their anchor in "reality," but their top-notch quality as movies, each directed by a renowned filmmaker. Photo credit: Jojo Whilden/HBO: Frank Langella (left), Christopher Plummer (right) Behind the Candelabra is the riveting and often hilarious biopic of the aging, flamboyant Liberace (a resplendent Michael Douglas) from the perspective of his young lover Scott Thorson (Matt Damon, remarkably "pretty" with long blond tresses). While it is a very different film from The Great Gatsby (which opened the 2013 Fest), both depict extravagant lifestyles perceived by an outsider who becomes a (temporary) insider. And, despite the 40-year age difference between the protagonist ...
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What Is Up With Rob Lowe's Face? The Actor On His Crazy 'Candelabra' Role
Huffington Post - over 3 years
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 play Liberace and his lover Scott Thorson in the glitzy, perceptive movie, directed by Steven Soderbergh. But Lowe's character in the HBO film, plastic surgeon Dr. Jack Startz, looks like a cat. A cat with shiny skin and lustrous, early '80s hair. The absurdity of the situation was not lost on Lowe. "There were days when I would go, 'This is the end, for sure, of my career,'" Lowe said in a recent interview. "When I walked on the set and looked at Michael with his fat suit and caftan, Matt in his velour, butt-hugger shorts and Farrah wig, and me as Startz -- I said, 'It’s over for all of us. This is it.'" The film is not a career-ender for anyone, certainly not for Damon, Douglas, Lowe and fellow cast members Debbie Reynolds, Dan Ackroyd and Scott Bakula. (Many will be drawn to "Candelabra" by the spectacle of Liberace's ...
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Mohammed Fairouz: Pierrot Lunaire
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's hard to imagine Arnold Schoenberg's monumental musical piece, Pierrot Lunaire, receiving a first performance anywhere other than in the drunk expressionist landscape of 1912 Berlin. My latest major vocal/stage work, a theatrical song cycle also called Pierrot Lunaire, is receiving its first public presentations in the two cities where it most naturally belongs: New York and L.A. It also doesn't take its title from Schoenberg's work but rather from a set of lyrics by Wayne Koestenbaum (from his collection titled "Best Selling Jewish Porn Films") that are the basis for my theatrical cycle. Wayne's Pierrot Lunaire assumes that the New York School that it constantly refers to is the center of everyone's world: a world in which Susan Sontag and Virginia Woolf interact with Mae West, Patty Duke and Diana Vreeland through the lens of a newly reimagined "Pierrot" stock character. In Wayne's words (reacting to my setting of his lyrics) it is "as if in the demented, war-haunted ...
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