Thursday 27 July 2017

Douglas: Son Michael' feeling good'

Kirk Douglas says son Michael is ready for his next film
Kirk Douglas says son Michael is ready for his next film

Michael Douglas is feeling "very good" according to his father Kirk.

The 93-year-old discussed Michael's treatment for throat cancer before serving up Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless in Downtown, Los Angeles.

"Michael is very good, I spoke to him yesterday," Kirk revealed.

He went on: "He's much stronger now, he's feisty and he is talking about doing his next picture which is on Liberace."

Michael is set to play the infamous American entertainer and pianist in Steven Soderbergh untitled biopic for Warner Brothers. Matt Damon will reportedly co-star.

Kirk and his wife Anne have now hosted the special meal at the the Los Angeles Mission on Skid Row for the last six years.

"My wife, who runs the Anne Douglas Centre for Homeless Women, makes me come here whether I want to or not every year and I'm glad to be here," he teased.

"Thanksgiving is a day we should remember every other day of the year, to help people that need help, that's very important," he insisted.

Hundreds of volunteers came out to help, including some celebs. Sarah Drew (Grey's Anatomy), Linda Gray (Dallas), Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives), Kaycee Stroh (High School Musical) and Blair Underwood (The Event) helped dish out food.

More than a ton of turkey, 700 pounds of garlic mashed potatoes, 250 gallons of giblet gravy, 800 pounds of mixed vegetables, 300 pounds of cranberry relish were served up to guests.

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