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Liberace Lover Gets Up to 20 Years in Prison

Scott Thorson sentenced Wednesday

(Newser) - A former lover of Liberace who was the subject HBO film Behind the Candelabra (and wrote a book of the same name on the pianist's life) has been sentenced to eight to 20 years in a Nevada prison for failing another court-ordered drug test while on probation for burglary... More »

Damon, Douglas Will Play Lovers in Liberace Biopic

Steven Soderbergh will direct movie for HBO

(Newser) - Michael Douglas will play Liberace in an upcoming biopic for HBO, reports USA Today . Matt Damon will play his young lover, Scott Thorson, and the film will track their relationship during an era when it would have been career suicide for the entertainer to come out as gay, notes the... More »

Kill the Spangles: Liberace Museum Closing

Sputtering economy, dwindling crowds kill glitzy superstar showplace

(Newser) - Goodbye, glitz. Las Vegas is shutting its spangly Liberace museum after dwindling Sin City crowds lost interest in viewing artifacts from the life and times of the show-off pianist who brought "over the top" to a new level. What will happen to the Baby Grand covered with rhinestones and... More »

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