Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has put the New York mansion which she reportedly called home during her separation from husband Michael Douglas up for sale. The Welsh star and the Wall Street actor spent time apart in 2013 after 13 years of marriage, but reconciled earlier this year (14), and now it seems their marriage is back on track after Zeta-Jones put her Bedford, New York retreat on the market.
The actress has listed the property for $8.1 million (£4.9 million).
Zeta-Jones originally purchased the six bedroom colonial home in 2010 for just $5 million (£3 million) and last year (13), renovated the property, adding a new guest house, master closet and gourmet kitchen.
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Michael Douglas has had a lot of luck with leading ladies - there's only one he didn't get along with.
The movie star is refusing to name names, but it isn't his current onscreen love interest Diane Keaton, who he calls "vibrant". Douglas tells WENN, "She's like a muse. She's so bright, yet not threatening. She's got that wonderful laugh and laughs at my jokes, which is always flattering. She's very, very charming and attractive."
"I've been very fortunate with all except for one of all the leading ladies that I've worked with... Some are cooler and more formal. It's so pleasant not to have any friction. Diane just comes to the set and off you go."
And the actor admits he'd love to actually shoot scenes with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones - the couple came close when they appeared in Traffic, but they never filmed together.
He adds, "I was in there in the very beginning and I got out and then a rewrite came in and Harrison Ford was supposed to do it, and then he dropped out. So I was like, 'I'll grab it. This is good'. But I'd love to do something with her, especially with the kids. It would have to be during the summer holiday, so the kids can come with you."
Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones attended a conference for doctors on Sunday (27Jul14) to thank them for saving the Traffic star's life during his cancer battle. The actor was diagnosed with tongue cancer in 2010 and he had six months of treatment before discovering he was in remission in 2011.
The couple attended The International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies conference in New York City to pay tribute to 3,000 doctors who battle the disease on a daily basis.
Zeta-Jones, who reconciled with Douglas last year (13) after a short separation, made a heartfelt speech onstage, saying, "I'm very happy to be here this morning with my husband... I mean that literally...
"I was a mess (during his illness). I'll be quite frank, I was a mess... When I'm married to a man who has such a conviction for life... he fights to make the wrongs right... for the first time he was fighting for his life."
Douglas credited experts at the city's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for their research and treatment, adding, "We can only imagine what the next century will bring. Thank you for saving my life."
Michael Douglas can't wait to see the Broadway musical adaptation of his hit film War Of The Roses - because he thinks it will be hilarious. The movie star portrayed a husband trying to end his marriage in the 1989 film, which also starred Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito, and he'll be one of the first in line to see the stageshow.
He tells WENN, "It's fabulous, a great idea... There should be a lot of great sight gags."
And Douglas might be in the running to reprise his character onstage: "I always say I want to do Broadway. I did some theatre years ago and I was watching (wife) Catherine (Zeta-Jones) doing A Little Night Music and she was having all those hours versus movie hours, and of course, with actresses, it's a little more with hair and make-up; two shows twice a week.
"I say I want to do it and I would love to, but I haven't. I'm lazy."
Movie veteran Kirk Douglas celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary with his wife Anne by hosting a party over the weekend (14-15Jun14), with guests including Steven Spielberg and the Hollywood legend's son Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. The stars were among 150 people who gathered at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, California for the bash, which featured a performance by David Foster and a mini-roast by veteran comedian Don Rickles. Kirk and producer Anne marked their big day on 29 May (14).
Veteran actor Michael Douglas has vowed never to take his marriage with Catherine Zeta-Jones for granted again after their brief separation last summer (13) forced him to re-evaluate his life priorities. The Wall Street star, 69, recently reconciled with the Welsh beauty after working through their personal troubles, which emerged following his 2010 tongue cancer battle and Zeta-Jones' subsequent treatment for bipolar disorder.
They made their return to the red carpet as a couple at a New York event in April (14), and now Douglas is sharing the lessons he's learned over the years with readers of America's People magazine.
Opening up about life and love, Douglas states, "Marriage requires constant nurturing... You can never take your marriage for granted. It goes to the idea of where you spend your energy and attention: Do you spend it with strangers, trying to show everybody how nice you are? Or do you cherish your partner and really don't worry about other people...?
"Like a lovely orchid, or anything else that's nurtured, marriage prospers and grows, but if it's ignored, it withers."
The actor goes on to advise any parents struggling with marriage problems to be honest with their children, because "they know everything".
Douglas, whose eldest son Cameron is serving prison time for drug charges, also encourages mums and dads to take immediate action if they suspect their kids are battling drug problems.
He adds, "After they turn 18, you have no control anymore. However difficult it might be, if it looks to be a real issue, then you almost have to go for overkill."
Among the other life lessons, Douglas shares in the pages of People, he stresses the importance of treasuring "the time you have with your parents", adding, "Enjoy them while you can. You never want to look back and say, 'I wish I'd...'"
Douglas is the son of acting legend Kirk Douglas.
Michael Douglas and his actress wife Catherine Zeta-Jones are planning to sealing their reunion by jetting off on a romantic getaway together. The Wall Street star separated from the Welsh beauty last summer (13) after 13 years of marriage, but they have been working on repairing their relationship and returned to the red carpet for their first joint appearance last month (Apr14), when they attended the opening night of director pal Steven Soderbergh's Off Broadway play The Library.
Douglas has now revealed he is whisking his wife away for a short break this weekend (16-18May14), so they can enjoy some alone time away from their two young children.
He says, "We're good. I think if both parties want to work it out, it works out. We wanna do it (repair the marriage), you know? Problem is always if one party is like, 'Oh, I'm not sure (about reconciling)', but no, Catherine and I are wonderful.
"We're just about to sneak out today for four days to get a little break from the kids..."
Michael Douglas has opened up about his relationship with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, revealing everything is "going great".
The pair separated in 2013 after 13 years of marriage, however, recent reports suggested they were working on giving the marriage a second chance. The pair put on a united front on the red carpet last month (Apr14) at the opening night of director pal Steven Soderbergh's off-Broadway play in New York, and now Douglas reveals they are focusing on mending their relationship.
Douglas tells Entertainment Tonight, "I think you're always working it (the relationship) out. But we're doing great. We're very close and everything's going great. "Sometimes we spend more efforts with people that are strangers than the people that are closest to us and you just gotta remember not to take for granted the people that are closest to you."
Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan reunited at the Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday (28Apr14) to honour their When Harry Met Sally... director Rob Reiner. The prolific filmmaker, whose hits include This is Spinal Tap and A Few Good Men, was the recipient of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award in recognition of his hugely successful career.
Stars and former colleagues lined up to pay tribute the Reiner, including Michael Douglas - who arrived hand-in-hand with estranged wife Catherine Zeta-Jones - Martin Scorsese and James Caan, but the big moment of the night was when Crystal introduced surprise guest Ryan to the stage.
The pair reminisced about Ryan's iconic orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally..., revealing that Reiner himself showed her how to act out the moment.
Crystal also explained how his personal relationship with the director was very similar to the film's leading couple: "That was so personal to us because many of the things that Harry and Sally did in the movie, Rob and I did as friends, which we just talked about and (writer) Nora (Ephron) was able to work into the script. That bonding was very much Rob and I."
Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman and Mandy Patinkin also shared their memories of working with Reiner via video messages.
Estranged couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have made their first red carpet appearance together in a year to support director pal Steven Soderbergh's new off-Broadway play. The pair separated in 2013 after 13 years of marriage, however, recent reports suggest they are working on giving the marriage a second chance.
On Tuesday (15Apr14), the two put on a united front during a rare public outing while attending the opening night performance of Soderbergh-directed production The Library at the Public Theater. Both Zeta-Jones and Douglas have worked with the acclaimed filmmaker in the past - they both starred in Soderbergh's Traffic, while the Welsh beauty appeared in Ocean's Twelve and Side Effects, and Douglas collaborated with the director on Haywire and Behind the Candelabra.