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Michael Douglas Shares Liberace Emmy with Matt Damon: 'Do You Want the Bottom or the Top?' - VIDEO

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Michael Douglas won an Emmy award tonight for his performance as Liberace in Behind the Candelabra and summoned some innuendo for his acceptance speech in which he shared the award with Matt Damon.

"This was a two-hander, and Matt, you're only as good as your other hand....You were magnificent, and the only reason I'm standing here is because of you. So, you really deserve half of this. Do you want the bottom or the top?"

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Elton John Balks at Suggestion He Never Knew Liberace Lived a Gay 'Lifestyle': VIDEO

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At tonight's 2013 Emmy Awards, Matt Damon and Michael Douglas introduced Elton John, who performed his track "Home Again" as a tribute to Liberace, but not before balking at a speech — which perhaps he had never read — which used the word "lifestyle" to refer to Liberace's sexuality and also suggested that Elton had no idea he was gay.

Quipped Elton when he got to that line in the speech: "Yeah right. Um...oh well!"

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Five Ways This Sunday's Emmy Awards May Surprise You

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Even the most staid awards shows have a few tricks up their sleeves, and this year's Primetime Emmy Awards are no different. Before you tune in to Sunday's broadcast (8 p.m. Eastern on CBS), check out these five ways in which this year's ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, may surprise you.

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When Bill Murray Arrived on 'The Late Show' as Liberace: VIDEO

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Bill Murray arrived to his chat this week with David Letterman as only Bill Murray can. Murray was Letterman's first guest on the show 20 years ago, so a "dazzling" entrance was more than appropriate to celebrate that anniversary.

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Netflix Snags Emmy Award Nominations: Full List

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BY BOBBY HANKINSON

The nominees for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning. Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul read the nominees joined by Neil Patrick Harris (a last-minute replacement for House of Cards' Kate Mara). 

Netflix earned its first Emmy nominations since debuting original programming. 

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'Behind the Candelabra' Was HBO's Most-Watched Film Title in Nearly 10 Years

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HBO's Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra rated very well, EW reports:

The Steven Soderbergh film delivered 2.4 million viewers in its first airing, making it the most-watched HBO Film title in almost a decade (since 2004′s Something the Lord Made). Across two Sunday plays, Candelabra totaled 3.5 million viewers. The performance is especially impressive coming on Memorial Day weekend, when TV viewing levels typically decline several percent. Compare Candelabra‘s performance to HBO’s previous recent record-settter Game Change, which had 2.1 million viewers for its Saturday night debut last year.

Yet Candelabra, as I noted earlier today, was "too gay" for the big screen, according to director Steven Soderbergh:

"Nobody would make it. We went to everybody in town," the "Traffic" and "Ocean's 11" director told TheWrap on Friday, at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. "We needed $5 million. Nobody would do it."

Wait a minute, we said. Let us get this straight: No studio would budget $5 million for a movie with Damon and Douglas?

"They said it was too gay. Everybody. This was after 'Brokeback Mountain,' by the way. Which is not as funny as this movie. I was stunned. It made no sense to any of us."


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