Fact: Liberace's former home in Las Vegas has been sold to British businessman Martin Ravenhill for $500,000 (£333,000). The 1962 mansion sold for $29,000 (£19,300) below its list price. Liberace bought the home in 1974 and it was sold in 1989, two years after the performer died.
Quote: "I now have things in common with Sharon Stone and Glenn Close. We can... trade stories." Matt Damon jokes about sharing sex scenes with his Liberace co-star Michael Douglas and joining the actor's list of on-screen lovers.
Quote: "The challenge was making it as real as possible. But I would tease Matt about which flavour lip gloss he'd like for me to use." Michael Douglas loved to poke fun at his Behind The Candelabra co-star Matt Damon before kissing scenes for their new Liberace film. The Wall Street veteran portrays the flamboyant pianist, with Damon as his young lover, Scott Thorson.
Quote: "My father had a tough time watching my death scene in Liberace. He was here when I was sick, and it was very hard for him. When he watched me die in the film, he did not say a lot." Michael Douglas's legendary dad, Kirk, struggled through an early preview of the cancer survivor's new Liberace film, Behind The Candelabra, in which he portrays the flamboyant pianist.
Quote: "I was the girl in this movie! The hair and make-up for Liberace took two-and-a-half hours! I've never done elaborate hair and make-up before. Up until now, my entire career has been contemporary." Actor Michael Douglas wasn't used to spending so much time in the make-up chair on the set of new Liberace biopic, Behind The Candelabra.
Fact: Movie veteran Debbie Reynolds has signed on to play Liberace's mother in a biopic about the flamboyant pianist. Michael Douglas will play Liberace in the TV movie. Dan Aykroyd and Matt Damon will also be part of the cast.
Quote: "I just saw Matt up at the Toronto Film Festival and I was teasing him. I was saying, 'Bring a lot of ChapStick, babe.'" Michael Douglas upon learning Matt Damon will play his lover in a new Liberace biopic.
Quote: "I don't understand the lack of ambition out there. There's no fantasy. U2 are like f**king Liberace compared with what's coming out now... Everyone knows it's a difficult time to sell records. Not enough people are taking that as a challenge." The Killers' Brandon Flowers attacks bands who lack drive and shun the spotlight.